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

4,492 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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Photo of sdm9465
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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

A- Poured into an eventinus weizen glass leaving a rather unimpressive 1 finger head that slowly recedes into a cap with minimal lacing. The body is a nice brown with ample yeast sediment.

S- Very nice clove banana maltiness with just a suggestion of light alcohol leading me to believe that this is going to be a large beer. Deep down I detect a fresh green apple with a light pepperiness. Nice.

T- Initial thought is that the alcohol is well hidden but does have a nice warming on the way down. I get notes of banana, clove, a touch of cocoa, with a finish on the sweet side. Banana split kind of comes to mind here. After a very long.. sweet finish I gather some very intense pepper which I enjoy thoroughly.

M- Mouthfeel is big warming with just a nice scrubbing bubbles of light carbonation. The finish is nice.

D- Other than the warming, the alcohol is hidden well. I wouldn't call it sessionable but I could see this linking up very well with some German food. I will revisit this is the future as I don't think it really lived up to what it can be.

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Photo of brywhite
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of breardon1776
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of s1ckboy
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of MeisterBurger
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, deep, dark reddy brown topped by an ample moussey head.

The aroma is dried bread, clove, and dark fruit, mostly perfectly ripe banana.

The taste is mild red cherries, raisins, chocolate, prunes and creamy banana all intermingled in a wonderfully crisp melange of flavors. The alcohol is mildly warming, but it jibes well with everything else. There's a nice tartness in the finish that goes well with the clove spiciness that lingers in the aftertaste. There's a lot going on here, and it all works together in perfect harmony.

The mouthfeel is medium but with a creaminess that works wonderfully with the banana in the taste, and it is this combination, with the wonderful lingering clove, for me anyway, that really sets this beer apart and makes it such a top-notch drinker.

It's a joy to drink, a truly delicious beer, and at 8.2% ABV you could feel joyous all too quickly. This is definitely a beer to savour over the course of an hour.

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Photo of Mar02x
3.24/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - This is how a beer should look. A clear ruby brown fluid with some carbonation bubbles going to surface. On the surface the bubbles meet a decent off-white head, which slowly retract to a creamy layer.

S - A malt syrup scent mixed with a strong light sour prickly yeast smell with a sweet touch.

T - What the hell is this! I have never ever tasted something like this before. This is different. All kind of flavors are coming directly after each-other, similar like a jawbreaker. In the beginning the beer is the same as the smell gave away and than after swallowing comes a sour caramel twist.

M - A highly carbonated beer and a bitter sour finish, not something I fancy.

O - Something different,but not my taste.

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Photo of magpieken
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of frlrv1020
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Pete27lax
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of philipquarles
3.72/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2004 vintage bottle aged at Schneider. Pours clearish mahogany with a surprisingly small off-white head. Recedes quickly without much lacing. Strong, almost overpowering dark-fruity smell. Prunes and molasses. Strong fruit in the taste as well, with some tangy wheat. Very sweet, with a fair amount of banana. Slight alcohol flavor and warmth. Highly carbonated with a medium body. A bit too much.

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Photo of kayrex
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of kegger22
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aventinus Weizenbock poured a plain brown color with a two finger beige head that rapidly dissipated to virtually nothing.

The aroma was bananas at first, and then after going to the kitchen spice rack, yes those are what cloves smell like.

The taste was banana, pears, prunes and caramel. I have to admit, I ate the clove I was sniffing for identification purposes (probably not the best idea), and it may have influenced (overwhelmed) the taste buds a bit.

The mouth feel was light to medium bodied with good carbonation.

The drinkability was reasonably good.

Bottom line was that I'm not that impressed. If it was my fault because of the clove thing... well, my bad. Not quite sure what all the hoopla over Aventinus was about, but to each his own.

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Photo of Dirty25
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of obywan59
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle pours somewhat thickly into my weizen glass, giving me a 2 1/2 finger, slowly receding, barely off-white head with nice lace retention.

Smell of banana nutmeg, and cloves. Whiff of chocolate and citrus.

Sweet roasted malt. More banana and spice. Citrus twang on first few swallows, but settled down to just a hint.

Smooth, but a bit too thick for the sweetness, for my taste (or is it too sweet for the thickness???) Almost cloying.

I would drink it again on occasion, but it's a little too syrupy for me.

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

Had this on 10/23 at a tasting, from notes. Alongside a 2003 vintage, which sucked.

Pours a ruddy brownish-ruby color with a light brown/tan head fading to a film quickly but is easily revived by a few swirls of the tulip. Nice lacing.

Smells of yeasty spiciness, bananas. Wheat twang, raisins and dates. Rich malts and molasses. A hint of maple maybe? Sourdough bread.

Very nicely balanced brew, lively yeast character. It has a candied sweetness to it, which is well tempered by the yeast spiciness.

Carbonation is felt on your tongue, not over-carbonated but noticeable. Drinkability is outstanding, I would love to pair this bottle with a hearty dinner.

The 2003 alongside the fresh bottle was atrocious. Too oxidized, sherry notes but not enjoyable. Overly candied honey sweetness. Don't age this beer.

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Photo of Bobbydigi
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Pours cloudy dark chocolate brown with a tan head with lots of tiny bubbles. The head dissipates slowly, leaving very little lacing on the side of the glass. It appears to be well carbonated. There are smells of sweet malt, esters such as banana and bubblegum, and alcohol. There are other dark fruits such as raisin and prunes in the aroma as well. The flavor reflects the taste. There are sweet malts, fruit, and bubblegum flavors. There is some alcohol in the taste, but it's not very strong for a beer above 8% ABV. There yeast is also in the taste. There's a mild aftertaste. The body is light with abundant carbonation. The carbonation helps chase away the aftertaste, making this very easy to drink. Overall, this is a fantastic beer with high drinkability.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a large tulip.
Pours a chestnut brown with a barely visible reddish hue. One finger of bubbly head.
Aromas are nice, lots of spice, and malt and yeast.
Taste is even better, big full flavor. Coriander? Delicious and malty.
Mouthfeel is very nice.
Not having tons of experience with this variety, I have to say it's delicious and hides its ABV well.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.33/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had a pour of this at Jacob Wirth's in Boston my last time out. The tap ran dry the last time I was here, so I jumped on it this time. $9 for a drop into the official half liter glass. My lunch in comparison, was only $7.50. :o

Big frothy head spilling all over the bar, but it settles just on the line. Nice recovery. Served a little cold & fidgety, it tossed around for a little while & settled on just being plain old brown & cloudy.

Big yeasty caramel nose, with very pungent clove & bread crust right in the center of things. Almost like someone making bread pudding for the first time. :P Big splash of alcohol concentrating at the end.

Taste was a little disappointing. Very, very bready, lazy & abusive banana/clove esters & a karate throat chop full of alcohol. Positives were the peppery spiciness, some caramel, & the pruny & acidic end that gets soaked up on a toasted finish.

Flour-like texture(though strong carbonation), but really too messy with the alcohol. I enjoyed the taste, but didn't really enjoy swallowing it.

Nine dollars can buy me a really mean LI iced tea.
Just saying. :D

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Photo of beergod1
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber Hue with glowing brown and orange highlights. this one pours with a Huge fluffy head about three or more inches tall and off white. powerful aroma with lots of complex layers consisting of yeast and extremely fruity, and slightly spiced. banana, clove, a little raisin and some apricot are all in there. now thats wheat beer. Extremely smooth palate with lots of caramel and slightly sticky. strong banana and clove flavors with a nice spicy finish with just a touch of alcohol. This one makes me moan.

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Photo of KFrank729
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of obrike
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a single at Round Rock Specs.

Pours a murky, dark iced-tea color. Huge, thick, frothy head...does not leave a lot of lace, but keeps a lovely little ring for the duration. Very inviting.

Fresh blast of banana bread, phenols, bubblegum, dark fruits. Nice.

Taste follows...even with a small kick of spice on the backend...maybe cinammon? A lot going on with this one.

Super smooth, creamy...easy drinking...something I love about a really good weizenbock or doppelbock...masks the alcohol so very well.

This is a very good beer. One to enjoy with a good meal...a steak dinner actually which I'll be enjoying momentarily.

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Photo of Neffbeer
5/5  rDev +16%

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,492 ratings.
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