Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus | Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

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Photo of evanlarkin
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to DoctorB2B for this one!

Pours a hazy brown that you can't quite see through. About a finger of head that dissipates like soda foam, into a few thin white islands sitting around the top.

Very very wheaty, basically exactly what I imagine an unfiltered wheat to taste like. Strong banana notes come through the initial scent, with just a touch of lemony zest in the background.

Semi-sweet, wheaty, and boozy. The banana scent is present in the flavor, as well as some very subtle chocolate notes under the immediate flavors. Little to no notable bitterness. Not quite like anything else I've ever tasted.

Full and thick. This almost feels heavier than a normal liquid on my tongue. Low carbonation and very smooth.

After just a few mouthfuls I can feel the alcohol bearing down on me, which is fair enough at 8.2%, though I feel like it's still hitting me very fast. That being said, I'd have another. The fact is this is a delicious beer that I wouldn't possibly pass up at a liquor store if I could get it in my area. It exemplifies great beer that toes the line of the "dark beer" category.

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Photo of GolgiIPAratus
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled: 7.22.06

The beer is dark golden brown, like rich mulled cider. A nice big bubbled 1 inch head rests on top and fades gracefully like the foam from soda, leaving no lacing on the glass.

The aroma is complex. Rich dark fruits up front. The wheat malt banana smell is darker, like cooked & caramalized bananas. Spices like clove and nutmeg reside in the heady air trapped below the lip of my thick, wide mouthed brandy snifter. The nose warming alcohol mingles nicely with that spiciness.

The flavor sticks to the dark fruit motif of the nose. Fig and raisin and more over ripened banana swirl gently with the cloves and other spices. These spices are not as prevalent in the mouth as, say, a regular Hefe (the cloves in particular), but are certainly a nice touch. It is no doubt similar, but much richer and malty than a Hefe. An overall sweetness prevails throughout each sip. There’s a tangy finish and you don’t sense the 8% ABV until it’s swallowed and warming your belly. Despite all this going on, the brew is STILL light in the mouth and it’s high carbonation keeps the beer lively. Fantastic beer all around.

Drinkabilty? For 8% it’s off the charts, but I like savoring a bottle, personally. Great beer, one of my favorites for sure. It will eternally astound me that these German beers have just 4 ingredients in them. Stellar.

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Photo of SQNfan
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured a murky copper to brown in color with a moderate extremely bubbly head that dissipated quickly. The nose is semi-sweet and filled with banana, wheat, malt and chocolate with a touch of raisin and spice. In the mouth it was medium-bodied, rich and concentrated showing the sweetness from the mouth. This had great balance with fresh carbontaion and a lingering finish. There is nothing out of place in this one it is just enjoyable from beginning to end.

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Photo of TagoMago
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pt. 9 fl oz. bottle poured into weizen glass.

Appearance: Cloudy brown. Head is faint and quicky subsides to almost nothing. No lacing is present.

Smell: Upfront fruitiness: fruity, grape aroma with faint cloves. Musky, yeasty wheat beer aroma is easily noticeable. Slight hints of coffee and chocolate lay in the background.

Taste: Tart grapes with a chocolately, yeasty background. Rich malts predominate upfront with a citrusy, fruity finish. A rather common wheat/weizen beer flavor is easily detected. This beer has a rather vibrant carbonation upfront, yet is exremely smooth in its finish.

Overall : A completely flawless weizenbock. Highly recommended!

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Photo of tcfishler
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Color is a dark garnet-tinged amber-brown. Huge light tan head that sticks around impressively well.

Potent, estery, spicy aromas with lots of fruit and a bit of smoke too.

Begins innocently enough, then overtakes the palate and especially the nasopharynx with a sledgehammer of cocoa-accented clove flavor. Hint of alcohol is also apparent. Significant carbonation combined with fairly full body make for a chewy mouthfeel. Finishes impeccably smooth, making this beer tremendously drinkable despite its undeniable power.

I love the intensity of character here without a terrible amount of sweetness. It really makes this beer satisfying and drinkable. The only minor disappointment is that it doesn't have much in the way of complexity, although that shouldn't be surprising given the simplicity of the ingredients.

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Photo of thatruth
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

picked up a 500ml from the Beer Junction in West Seattle. poured into Weizen glass.

pours a great three finger extremely light brown head that dissipates quickly. moderate, slippery lacing. lots of smog and sediment to the root beer colored body with light orange and amber tint. damn hazy. darker core with a molten lower body.

wheat, hops, cilantro, orange peel, cream cheese. pumpkin and coriander aroma.

citrus hops, spicy wheat, and a slightly chocolaty feel blend and work nice together.

taste is very light and pleasant. smooth, wet finish. 8.2% hidden very well by all the aroma and character. aftertaste almost cinnamon-y.

a fine brew. very interesting - anyway you look at it. even more important it tastes and smells great.

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Photo of mbrasi
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appereance is murky brown almost like sewer water. I know that sounds bad but its the best describer for what this beer looks like. Aroma is caramel, wheat and yeast overall it has a sweet aroma. Flavor is wheaty up front with a complex tart to sweetness in the finish. Carbonation is great, noticible in the finish. Smooth beer that finished slightly sweet and clean. Outstanding.

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Photo of joshwlt
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy tan-brown color with a light brown/cream colored tall head in a hefe glass. Smells strongly of banana, yeast, and clove... malt is just lightly detected in the smell as the head lowers. Tingly hop and carbonation, nice moderate smooth mouthfeel, bready malt and yeast, creamy, fairly spicy, pepper/clove... slightly medicinal/phenolic, fruit sweetness and banana... this is definitely more reminiscent of a hefeweizen than a doppelbock. Not in-your-face heavy malts, but it does have the "restorative" effect of a doppelbock. Suggested. Would have rated the taste a bit higher, but the spice was a little too predominant

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Photo of paperbackfoster
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A careful pour of this yielded a four finger head, receding to a still impressive three fingers which clumped in a mound of tenacious carbonated suds. A single finger remained for the duration of my pint. The beer itself is a deep brick red with raspberry notes, kept alive by gentle but plentiful body carbonation.

S - Banana and clove, oddly enough, hint this dark-looking doppelbock. It also hints to lighter fruits, such as peach, as well as deeper, wine-associated fruits, like plum or blackberry. Soft vanilla notes come in with the yeast.

T - A lot of wine flavors - dark fruit, tannins, boxwood - ride in with a cascade of dark malts, full of fig, raisin, and sharp, toasty wheat. Not burnt, but certainly caramelized. This one, for me, is a standout example of the “big beer.” It does nothing to hide its higher ABV, its assortment of malts, and its minimal, neutral hopping. A very traditional, from-the-earth type of beer.

M - Round, tangy, with a sudsy sort of carbonation. Boozy without being aggressive or undrinkable, but certainly a sipper.

O - I wish there were more doppelbocks like this. Very true to style, and very true to its composition. I find many doppelbocks too heavy, lacking finesse. Or, on the other hand, too far crafted into a malty wheat that it becomes a bad spinoff. This is a pinnacle of style that reminds us of the spectrum big beers have to offer.

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Photo of thechaacster
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful deep mahogany, clouded by the thick yeast common to Schneider's beers. Huge bubbly head that quickly fizzes away, also common to Schneider's beers. Big, big aroma, with pear, banana, dark wheat bread, even a hint of apple cider. This beer smells so good I almost forgot to drink it. But drink it I must! The flavors of Schneider's Original Weisse are all here: whole wheat, banana bread, lots of yeast.. except they are all magnified threefold. Plenty of the caramelly doppelbock character, and a very smooth mouthfeel. A bit of alcoholic zing is there, but nothing suggesting the 8% abv. Of course, you'll notice the 8% by the time you're finished with the bottle, but what the hey. Aventinus is a world-class, luxurious beer from one of my absolute favorite breweries. If you like Schneider's original, Aventinus will be absolute heaven for you.

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Photo of sessycuban
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- The beer pours a murky brown color. The head is a thick, off-white color. I'm getting good lacing on the glass.

S- The beer is very yeasty and floral. I also detect a fair amount of citrus in the nose along. The alcohol isn't particularly well hidden, as I can smell it quite powerfully.

T- This beer is a wonderful wheat-bock combination. It is yeasty and gives off sugary flavors. I also detect a bit of vanilla, but it's fading.

M- The body of the beer is thick without being offensive. It has a smoothness to it.

D- This is a wonderful beer. The only thing that didn't agree with me so much is the very apparent alcohol smell. I'd still recommend this beer to be had seasonally, as it is very enjoyable but probably not in every setting.

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Photo of JK4Stout
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

**This beer is a staple to my fridge. I keep two or three in the house at all times. That said I never reviewed it before because I was too lazy to look up how to spell it correctly to find the page on here.

A: Nice rich brown with an opaque quality. Not hazy, but not crystal clear either...just like I like my wheat.

S: Subtle. It doesn't fly at you but there are distint toffee notes in there.

T: I just can't give a five because some day I may find something better and then I'd feel the need to come back and edit my post. I love this beer. If only this style would catch on and we would see more of it! Love the nice mellow flavors that make this a full body but sessionable beer.

M: Medium to heavy. Usually flavors kind of roll around the tongue but these feel as if they linger to the roof of your mouth...very nice.

O: Buy it. If you don't want it, by all means send it on to VA. For the price and flavor there is no better beer like this readily available in just about any market.

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Photo of Onceeven
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'd been eyeing this beer for a while, wondering what all the fuss was about. Finally picked it up, and I'm glad I did. What a treat.
Poured from half litre bottle, a hazy copper hue. with a finger thick head and spotty lacing. There's a prominent clove aroma mixed with a rich maltiness.
Huge wheat flavor upfront, which eventually finds a balance between wheat and malted barley flavors. This one is ridiculously drinkable, watch yourself!
Of all the beers I've had, this one is truly unique. An absolutely intriguing brew.

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Photo of KingG
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at cellar temp and poured into my Tripel Karmeliet glass.

Appearance is good. Dark purple colored brew that's hard to see through, although can if you look hard enough. Fast carbonation bubbles rise to the large thick pearl white head. After the brew settles for a bit, the head dies down to a very thin soapy film.

Smell is very good. Deep aroma of fresh wheat and sweet candied malts. Bubblegum and banana.

Taste is very good. Very much like the smell; banana and bubblegum with sugary malts. Frosted min-wheats cereal. Aftertaste is yellow-apple and pear-like. Very complex for the style.

Mouthfeel is good. Spicy on the palate. Medium to light body. Finishes tingly with a small burn. Slightly over-carbonated.

Drinkability is good. Another one or two would be ok before the carbonation took it's toll on my palate.

Overall: A classic example of the style and a brew I admittedly over-look when searching for a sweet rich brew. After this time around i don't see that happening again. Recommended

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Photo of Greenfloyd
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Holy Goodnight what a beer...

Ahhemmm..I mean....Pours into a hefe-glass with a shaded redwood color, the stable and very present cloud of toasted ivory foam, hovers overhead. Warm banana spice cake tones find their way into your mind via the incredible nose of this Weizenbock. Malt and sweet plum flavors give way to a perfectly balanced, slightly tart, dark fruit finish. The mouth feel of this beer puts it over the top, giving it all the qualities of a incredibly crafted brew. The wheaty, medium bodied fresh finish lingers favorably until the next sip.
Brunnen getan, meine Deutschen Brüder, gut getan……Pairs as well with bacon wrapped bockwurst, as it does with a medium rare filet mignon...enjoy

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Photo of rudolphjacksonm
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - A dark, rich brown-amber color. Poured a two-finger head that quickly dissipated into a one-finger head that took longer to dissolve. Minimal lacing.

S - A faint smell of crisp apple and pear along with a faint floral scent. Hard to detect but once you do, it smells great.

T - The taste is complex and hard to describe, but the initial taste can be broken down into the following flavors: plum, apple, pear, cinnamon, allspice, orange, banana. From there the flavor progresses into a malty, bready flavor that's actually quite nice on the back of the tongue.

M - Smooth with medium carbonation. Tingles only slightly and is not overpowering. Overall, the mouthfeel of this beer is what makes it truly exceptional; it enhances the experience while highlighting the more subtle flavors.

Overall, this beer is fantastic. It's solidly built, beautiful to look at, and both feels and tastes great. I would highly recommend it.

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Photo of redmagik99
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a slight orange tint. Biggish head that recedes rather quickly. General banana/clove smell of german wheat beers, with a significant extra something spicy. The taste never fails to baffle me with its complexity and deliciousness. Very malty and sweet for sure, but what it is that makes it so amazing, I do not know. Is there some black cherry in there? Maybe some toffee..Moderate to high carbination. Hops help to balance with a bit of bitterness but no noticable hop flavor, which doesn't take away from it at all. You would guess it had an above average abv based on the thickness alone, but its so tasty that it doesn't take away from the drinkability. I'm just thankful that one of the best german beers is one of the easiest to find as well.

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Photo of rosmhuire
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Decent-sized head, good retention and nice lacing.

S - Strong malty yeastness. Dried fruits. Sweet.

T - More dried fruits (definitely getting the banana and clove profile mentioned by most reviewers).

M - Very smooth and almost creamy. Damn you Germans make a nice beer.

D - Fairly good, if you take the 8.2% ABV into consideration.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of PhillyB
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours as hazy brown with a bubbly light tan head that dissipates. Turns into a much darker mahogany as it sits.

Smell: Misleadingly light. Hints of banana bread, the kind with walnuts on it.

Taste: Full flavored, again with the banana bread but with the addition of a slightly bitter/sour note. Malty finish.

Feel: Full bodied, quite creamy with a little bite throughout.

Overall: I paid somewhere in the neighborhood of $4 for a bottle, and I'd be hard pressed to find something as good for the same money. This beer makes me proud to be at least part German!

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Photo of chunkylover53
3.42/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with a big foamy, quickly-dissipating head.

The smell is really interesting. Sort of chocolatey with a warm earthiness. Maybe some dark fruits. Hard to describe, but very nice. In fact, the smell is the nicest thing about it.

The taste is... well... OK. Not as strong as the smell. Slightly hoppy with a bit of the aforementioned dark fruits.

I couldn't drink a great deal of this, but I wouldn't turn it down, either.

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Photo of robertmitchum
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Warning: first weizenbock review

Appearance: Poured into an Ayinger hefeweizen glass. Good fluffy, 4 finger head. No lacing, but the faintest head is retained throughout the beer. Very nice light brown, amber color.

Aroma: With the smell of something like a fruit cobbler, I know this is gonna be good. Bananas, apples, faint spices. Very nice

Taste: I had heard people say this before, so maybe I was somewhat expecting it, but this really does taste like a Trappist, or at least Belgian dark ale. Complex, yet perfectly balanced. Some baked fruits. The wheat is not omnipresent like in hefeweizens (the only other wheat style I am somewhat familiar with), but there are hints of the same spices such as clove. It is very sweet, but not overpowering, like some chocolate stouts. There is kind of a slight butterscotch taste. The faint (but tasty) hops kick in at just the right time to override the sweetness, and then quickly fade. But the balance is key here. Not the flavors as individuals, but how the brewers have managed to bring all of the flavors into a flavor of their own. I continue to be amazed as I look at the bottle and see the 8.2% ABV, as the alcohol is almost completely not present (vs. the Aventinus Eisbock).

Mouthfeel: Smooth, pillowy. The head at the beginning blends perfectlt with the beer. Enough head retains to keep this balance up.

Drinkability: Holy #*%&($($($*@%!!! I figured that this would just be another beer that got rave reviews but just wouldn't be my thing. If I had the money I would just throw massive keg parties with nothing but Aventinus. At 8.2% ABV, this is nothing to scoff at, but I can barely taste it. Actually I can see myself getting in trouble with this brew. As the alcohol really does sneak up on you, it shouldn't be sessionable, but it just tastes so good!!!! Nonetheless, I hope to have this in my fridge more often in the future.

Note: I had originally thought that this was a regular doppelbock, but as I have not had a doppelbock either, my warning still applies

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Photo of FernMaster
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I once went to a bar,
Flying saucer to be precise.
Where all the skirts are
Short, which is nice.
I desired a Matilda, never had it on tap
And I was told that Matilda was all out.
I sighed and said crap,
And disappointed I began to pout.
What beer would I drink?
What's new under bocks I thought?
I looked at the list and began to think,
And this new name caught
My eye. Its name was Aventinus.
So I said to the pretty waitress
Bring me an Aventinus and you should have seen us
My friends I and I with our noses press
To the pint glass
Catching a whiff of the wheat
And I, not shamed to admit, a peek at her ass.
What can I say? It's a nice treat.
We smelled the beer for three minutes,
Before I allowed a taste,
Which gave our minds all time to computes
The craziness of a wheat dopplebock. Then in haste
I took a sip of this dopplebock,
With the wheat and
I simply declared fock
As I took a stand
And declared this was rivaled by noother.
The look and head
Which may appear like manyother
Are not all that's here. The slight smell of bread,
And the wheat, oh! the wheat,
Why in a dopplebock, why not?
I wish my nose could take a weekend retreat
With this beer on a yacht.
Remembering Aventinus gives me a chubby,
Maybe it was the girl and her rear?
But instead of rubbing this stubby,
Let me say - you must try this beer.

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Photo of BlueHammer
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a deep brown opaque color. It has strong fruit smell, particular bananas and some slight prune overtones. The beer is moderately carbonated but that is balanced with the strong banana flavor. It was served on-tap with a slight head that left moderate lacing that did not stay long. The taste is sweet through and through, giving it a balanced flavor. It has a smooth taste and finish. An excellent on-tap selection.

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Photo of GooberMcNutly
3.32/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark, rich and sweet. The wheat base to the bock gives it a tall, white rockey head and removed all astringency from the mouthfeel. Aromas of cloves and very, very slight banana and vanilla aspects. The malty bock backbone and lager fermentation suppress most of the yeasty/bready fresh aspects and give it some legs in the bottle.

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Photo of gwood
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's been a while since I've had a a Dopplebock - this is a great one to come back to.

A - Dark brown with a tinge of dark maple. Heavily hazed, almost opaque. The head came on strong and left quicly with little lacing. Great carbonation flowing to the top.

S - Yeast and spice with dark fruits (grapes maybe?)

T - Med body with fig like malty sweetness, hints of clove in the finish. Lots of carbonation. Slight warming at the end followed by more carbonation.

M - Prickles of carbonation on the tongue.

D - Drinkable for the abv. No more than two for me though.

One of my favorite doppelbocks.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,455 ratings.
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