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

4,496 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

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Gunch52
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ski271
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Cloudy dark chestnut and almost no off-white head.
S: Dark sweet fruit over a pleasant wheat aroma and light malt base. Plum, port wine and clove.
T: More dark fruit and lots of spicy wheat flavors along with a moderate yeast presence. Alcohol is not very noticeable at all (and this is 8%?)
M: Medium body, slick texture, moderate carbonation despite the lack of head.
D: Fantastic! This has wonderful fruit flavors in it without being too sweet. Just a real pleasure to let this stuff touch my taste buds. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into an Aventinus glass. White froth rises up and spits forth a beautiful aroma from the tiny, tiny bubbles comprising the head. Aroma is of banana/plantain?, dates, raisins, spices? and other sweet nectars. Amazing. Beautiful. Taste is of dark fruits, wheat, sweet malts and some peppery spice, I believe. Amazing that somehow 8.2% ABV is packed into this beer. Aventinus is just amazing in every way. Only one word can summarize this beer, delicious.

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, an 8.2% beer that not only doesn't taste like a molassis-covered turd, but is great.

It poured a dark-medium brown with a finger and a half of foam. The aroma was a bit fruity with caramel and a bit of a cinnamon/nutmeg. The taste was similar with the banana more prominent. The weight was in the heavy-medium area. SUPER SMOOTH ! I had no problems downing 1.2 a liter of this brew, even after a Spaten Oktoberfest. I have to admit I needed a nap afterwards.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

A: Gushing head from a completely unagitated bottle. Achtung! Cloudy nut brown with a huge head.

S: Banana, brown sugar. Like banana bread. Yum.

T: Almost creamy, heavy sweet bread. Faint vanilla. Alcohol on the tail, but not overt. I wish it was a bit milder. It's a lot like very nice bread, in drink form.

M: Soft with a mild carbonation sting.

D: Excellent. What a wonderful beer. I can't believe I've lived in Germany almost 3 years and have never tried it.

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4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Pours a ruby red body topped with a dirty collar of foam. Lacing is over 55%.

Nose is spiced with ginger and banana, capped with notes of caramel. Entry is tranquil, leading to a midtaste of mixed caramel malt and gingerbread. The finish shows a crisp hop bitterness followed by a long banana/toffee fade.

This is a real butt-kicker and pairs really well with boratta...

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of JamesLeung
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Split a bottle of this one with my buddy, and poured it into a tulip glass.

A: The pour is one beautiful sight to behold. As the beer falls into my glass, the garnet colored liquid shines through with ruby colored hues. Not even a sign of head, even as I pour more aggressively. Light shines through, significantly diffused by the big body of the beer.

S: Caramel malts, a strong batch of cloves, and some nutty aromas pour forth from the mouth of the glass. They nearly cover up a spicy German hop presence, but I am able to discern it as I dig for other contributing elements in this beer.

T: Hoppy spices and cloves are very evident in the front. The flavor evolves to produce nutty and malty flavors that come through with some bittering elements that the hops evidently left behind at the beginning of the sip. The finish is slightly sour, adding more intrigue to an already compelling flavor profile.

M/D: Incredibly smooth. That lack of head was that way for a reason. I can't even feel a little tingle of carbonation, but somehow, Aventinus doesn't feel flat either. While there is no taste of alcohol, I do feel some warmth in the finish that detracts from the drinkability somewhat, but you could age one of these to deal with that if you really wanted to...

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at Steve's Liquor here in Madison.

Pours a cloudy dark apple cider reddish-brown with a one finger off-white head that sticks around for the pint. Smell is fruity/spicy/malty, heavy on the spice. Taste follows the nose, a nice malty body with grapey, dark fruit and spicy clove notes, gets a little chocolatey as it warms. Mouthfeel is rich but smooth with medium carbonation. Overall a very drinkable weizenbock, but beware the 8% - one or two will do the trick here. A very nice little beer indeed.

Year-Later edit: an amazingly complex and balanced weizenbock - truly the standard of the style with notes of apple vinegar, sweet maple syrup and white wine. a must try rendition of a unique style.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into the appropriate Aventinus glass.

A: Pours a medium brown with reddish tint. Nice sized white head.

S: Apple cider, a bit of chocolate, some spice in there as well. A slight whiff of alcohol.

T: Very complex. Lots of different flavors layered in there. Dark fruits such as figs and plums. The apple is there in the flavor as well. A hint of light chocolate. Spices with clove standing out. A decent does of booze in the finish with rum coming through in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, high carbonation.

D: A very big tasty wheat beer. Very complex and quite delicious.

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light brown hazy look with a slightly tan head. Unbelievible lasting head. Sweet nose with a touch of warmth up there where the nose hair grows. At first taste you get a sweet wheat malt tongue followed by a warm comforting bitter dark chocolate finish. Very smooth full bodied beer. This beer would be a great "winter wheat" selection. Don't get me wrong I would drink it any time....

I am glad I tried it due to other "BA's" ranking it quite high. Nicely drinkable at 8% abv.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,496 ratings.
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