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

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
4,552 Ratings
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,552 |  Reviews: 2,161
Photo of silver0rlead
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy brown color with a beautiful creamy and frothy off-white head that retains well. Aroma is very matly with strong, tangy wheat tones, fruity weizen yeast aroma, as well as some notes of chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is intense and beautifully balanced, with notes of tangy wheat, toasted bread, lots of dark fruits in the vein of belgian dark ales (plum, fig, date and raisin), some spice character (corriander and clove), chocolate and some light alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected with a light to medium body and moderate carbonation...creamy and smooth. Extremely delicious and approachable, an excellent beer. Been waiting for this one to show up in NC, and it was worth the wait for sure.

 725 characters

Photo of throwback
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of bmmortale
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of leaversuch
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of BlindPig
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark caramel/amber body with a light tan head about 1".
S- Big wheat and caramel aromas right off the bat. Some nice grass and a light spicey hops. Hints of dark fruits also come through.
T- A really great flavor to follow the wonderful aroma! Nice big caramel malts with a good balance to it from a great helping of grass and light spice hops (to follow the aroma). Some dark fruits/esters come through nice a subtle. Leaves a nice big dry bitterness and caramel flavor on tongue with some lingering esters. Also get quite a nice soothing warming from alcohol.
M- I think it has a tad to high carbonation with a medium body.
D- This is an amazing beer. Might have just made it up to one of my top beers. Before I say that I want to have it a few more times but I am sure that will happen very shortly.

 810 characters

Photo of hotsudge
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Metalsnota
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LittleCreature
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3.5
Poured a finger and a half of beige head that quickly reduced to almost nothing. The colour is a murky dark brown with sediment sitting at the bottom and big chunks floating about.

Smell - 4.5
Not particularly strong, more power would be nice especially considering the strength. I can smell cooking fruitcake, stewed apple, cinnamon and cloves.

Taste - 5.0
Beautifully smooth thanks to the hybrid style. Tastes more like a hefe dunkel than any other style, starts sweet but the spiciness and warming alcohol give it balance. Flavours of stewed fruit, mixed spice, apple, cocoa and cloves in the finish.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Lovely thick, almost chewy, syrupy mouthfeel. Feels heavy in the mouth and has constant fine carbonation.

Drinkability - 4.0
Almost too rich, one 500mL at a time is enough, but very tasty and memorable.

Wow, this is a big, tasty beer! The only thing doppelbock here is the alcohol and sweetness, otherwise it is hefe weizen (dunkel) and weizenbock all the way. I'll be drinking this again for sure, it's good enough that the high price is not a deterrent.

 1,105 characters

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first rime having this beer. I use to not like any type is bock beer but not I love them.

Pours a deep brown with some red hues. Fairly clear. Head was thin and did not even last the first couple sips. No lacing.

Smells of caramel and sugary candy. There is a smell I can't put my finger on but it tastes like that smell as well.

Deep caramel and roasted sugar taste. It's almost as if it's like the toasted sugar on top of creme brule. Ever so slight toasty flavor in the malt.

Mouthfeel is good. I wish it had a little more carb but it probably wouldn't be to style at that point.

Overall an awesome beer. Not my favorite style but I'm growing to appreciate it more and more.

 685 characters

Photo of twowheelssoar
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Although as much "true to style" as the versions from Weihenstephaner and New Glarus, the appearance on this weizenbock was a bit off-putting: very hazy, dishwasher brown, with minimal head, but good cling to the glass

More pronounced alcohol notes in the aroma and taste - this is phenolic and estery, boasting a ton of allspice, clove, and aged/bruised apple and pear, lower levels of banana. Consistent with the color, there is a mild roastiness dialing back the malty sweetness. No hop aroma or flavor discernible. Well-carbonated.

 538 characters

Photo of shadow1961
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

G. Schneider and Sohn's Aventinus Wheat-Doppelbock ale pours
a colossal beige head over a dark brown brew. The nose is strong
and spicy- clove and dark fruit predominant. The flavor is dark and
intense- a firm clove flavor riding herd on toasty dark wheat malts
with bubble gum notes- all flavors only intensified (but not dominated)
by the 8.2% alcohol by volume. The finish is clean, with a bit of a toasty
wheat aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp, sharp, and warming. Anybody jaded
by the proliferation of insipid wheat beers lately is in for a real surprise
with this ale- it definately hits above it's weight. Go get some. NOW.

 628 characters

Photo of tikk
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Brown with a touch of red, with a thick foamy head. This is definitely a wheat beer.

S- Dark fruits, cherry, dates, figs, etc. come though in the smell. I'm also smelling some dark leaf tobacco. The smell reminded me of Red Man Honey chew. Very unique.

T- Cherry and clove are very present. That tobacco smell didn't transfer into the taste, I'm kinda glad. This is a very sweet beer. Much sweeter then other Weizenbocks I've had. This has some nice malt character. Not too bad.

M- Thick and oily. Plus the carbination can be a bit much if you move the beer around in your mouth too much. That can lead to a mouth full of foam.

D- Easy to drink, but is on the sweeter side of things.

 691 characters

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: cloudy, chestnut body with a big head

Aroma: wheaty, malty, raisins, spices; very complex aroma

Taste: spicy, raisins; delicious

Remarks: This is my favorite German beer hands down. I really miss it.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

 279 characters

Photo of watermelonman
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a dark brown with hints of purple and red. The head is large and fluffy, and sticks around through the duration of the glass. The whole thing just looks great.

Wheat malts are detectable in the taste up front, with a strong bock-style punch of alcohol at the end of the taste. The alcoholic content is very apparent but not overwhelming. It feels sharp in the mouth without offending, and it's pretty easy to drink considering what's inside.

While I felt the Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock was good but perhaps a touch overdone, this beer is simply outstanding.

 576 characters

Photo of bccocx
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of zaphodchak
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

2004 vintage, from a .5L bottle into a snifter, room temperature. 1 finger head, white lacing. Heavy apple nose and present in the taste; interseting, and only revealed by aging. Curiously transparent ruby body, mucho sediment. Quite sweet, almost like a cider (Unibroue's Ephemere comes to mind), apple and honey are dominant. Wheat is curiously absent, considering the style (and the flavor of a young Aventinus). Mouthfeel not exceptional, some prickling from coarse carbonation. Taste is incredibly drinkable, but the price for a vintage is prohibitive. For those capable of cellaring their own, that might be an option. Drinkability is high unless you cloy at sweeter beers.

 679 characters

Photo of mtrog313
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Martine
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of auxiliary
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - Has almost a brown amber color. Like a chocolate.
Not much head here because it was poured like a wine lol. Unfiltered so lots of sedement on the bottom of the bottle. Resulted in some thing floating around. Not a lot.

smell - Fruity smell, like rasberry or strawberry.

taste - Fruit, rasberry, some hints of chocolate.

mouthfeel - Light -medium body, with some carbination.

drinkability - Sipper type of beer. Enjoyable.

 453 characters

Photo of ddedhed
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of thgreatrandini
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acrawf6
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a dark clear brownish amber with just a touch of purple and a fizzy tan head that drops to a ring of head quickly.

Smell. Great aroma of fruits and cloves. I get a decent amount of sweet grape, like a candy flavor, and apples. There is also a distinct yeast aroma.

Taste. Great flavors, more fruits, but is heavier and darker flavor. apples, little bit of peaches, and just the slightest touch of prunes. Cloves have a nice appearance. The bottle says it will have a little chocolate taste in it, and i suppose i taste that as well. Aftertaste is hefe-like with more clove flavors, and even has a little cooling sensation to it, despite the high alcohol.

Mouthfeel. carbonation is high and lively. though at 8% alc, this one is still relatively light and refreshing. the bubbles really attack the tongue.

Overall, one of my favorite beers, and certainly a go-to when wanting a beer that makes you think how great this bubbly beverage that is called beer is.

 979 characters

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,552 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.