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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,484
Reviews:
2,140
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
326
Gots:
593
For Trade:
5
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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of 123321123321
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus is a dunkle weizen bockbier or "dark wheat bock beer" by style. It is one of the most complex and amazing beers that you will ever taste, and beer geeks world wide sing its praises. IThis beer is brewed with up to 60% dark wheat malt, along with a very distinctive ale yeast strain that produces estery aromas and flavors of clove, banana, and apple. Being a bockbier, this beer has strong aromas and flavors of alcohol, and packs quite a punch at over 8% abv. It was a phenomenal beer to match with my breakfast of sausages and pretzels, and one of the most amazing beers to ever pass my lips. Aventinus pours to a beautiful, murky and opaque, deep caramel color, with a big, tall, rocky white head, and a vibrant carbonation. . The nose on this beer is very complex, and packed with character. Aromas of sweet malt, nutty malty, clove, and aromas of ripe banana flood the nose. This is paired with peppery hints of alcohol. The palate is smooth and round on the tongue, with big sweet and caramel malt flavors, some tart wheat malt flavor, and an underpinning of estery fruit. Aventinus finishes with more complex and delicious, malt and fruit flavors, then ends with a slightly warming, malty and clove spicy finish that lingers. A true master piece of the brewer’s art, this beer fresh vom fass was a truly special beer.

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Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A big fluffy slightly off white head. The bubbles are large and the head sticks around for awhile. The body is hazy brown, slightly yellow.

S: Smells deliciously life a hefe, as you'd expect. There is also a slight scent, laced with complexity.

T: Pretty fruity with a slight bit of alcohol. Tasty residual sweetness in the aftertaste. Really nice overall flavor. Everything is pretty subtle.

M: Good carbonation, a bit thin, but not too disappointing.

D: Surprisingly gentle on the palate, even after awhile.

This is a very good beer, and amazingly drinkable for 8%.

Edit:
Just wanted to add some notes about a 2005 version, aged in their brewery...

Poured into a weizen glass from a 16oz bottle. Cap is a little rusty, bottle comes covered in paper with the year on it.

A: Brown hazy body, there are chunks floating in this one, maybe I poured too aggressively. After 5 years the yeast probably fell out and clumped like this. Head is large and off white.

S: The smell is mostly of hefe, but there is alot of fruit in the nose, and maybe a slight bit of cream, maybe dark peach aromas. Slightly meaty?

T: Easily drinkable, not as much flavor as the nose might suggest though.

M: Higher carbonation than my last review suggests, better mouthfeel than before.

D: Highly drinkable, still. Maybe I expect something big here due to the gravity, but this beer somehow ends up light and drinkable.

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Photo of TLove
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(From Notes)

This is an excellent Doppelbock. Certainly one of the better ones I've ever had. It is smooth and balanced.

Beautiful maroon color with a creamy, 1 finger head. Strong clove and raisin smell with a strong alcohol body and fruity nose. A substantive yeastiness with dark fruits on the back end that carry though. Plum, raisin and grapefruit that balance the grain and yeast structure.

A slight hoppiness and a rich, caramel malt structure really come out in the mouth. Finishes well, with a thin carbonation, great balance and a great creaminess.

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Photo of Craigory
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MilaMila
3.4/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Sorry! Being BIOS but i dont like SOUR.. SORRY

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

Whenever I happen upon a beer that is as highly rated as this one, I feel I must give it a try, even if I think I won't like it. Well, this beer packs a punch on many levels. It poured with a dark chocolate color with tiny tan bubbles. Smell was that of a rich port, but with some citrus notes. The taste is truly overwhelming- massive amount of malt with a slight tang of cloves and figs or some other dried fruit was predominant. Filled up my mouth and my tastebuds. You cannot drink another beer after this one, and frankly, I'm not sure you can have two of these in the same sitting.

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Photo of TinusTime
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Saved this one for a while.. Its one of my favourite beers around ( given my handle). Pours a almost cola colour with a nice firm head when poured properly. The nose is full of life with , caramel, bananas, cloves and even a almost light tobacco. The taste is the nose times three.. All of the sences are hit with the fruity, spicy, and almost cola like sensations. The carbonation just lifts these onto the palate and makes the tongue dance with joy.. The mouthfeel is smooth and the carbonation keeps this from being to heavy.. This would be a great beer to through back if not for the fact that 3 or more will leave you hurting due to its ABV, which is not even noticable. An all time favourite. For a great treat drink this with Bananas foster for dessert!!! now if i could keep my wife from drinking half of my Tinus id be a happy boy.

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4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light chestnut color with a big foamy tan head and lots of carbonation. Champagne would be proud to have some of these lines of finely beaded bubbles.
Big sweet and toasty malt smells. Tropical fruit, mainly banana, and an almost bubblegum hint. A bit of brown sugar and hints of clove and dark rum.
Mmmm good! Sweet toasted bready malt flavor. Lots of rum soaked, sugared fruit, spices and a little nuttiness as well. Chocolate, clove and cola in the finish. Outstanding!
Medium to full bodied with a rich, full, creamy mouthfeel that was lightened nicely by the carbonation.
The alcohol made its presence known as the beer warmed, but in a complementary way. This along with the carbonation induced light mouthfeel leads to great drinkability. But beware, it'll sneak up on you.

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Photo of infi
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

Beautifully pours a cloudy dark-brown color which releases a fat pale beige head then resides back down to a small cap. Zero lacing upon the glass. Some carbonation can be found towards the bottom end of the glass. No lacing at all. Smell is very fruity in esters - all banana. There's some bready and wheat characteristics and clove oriented in spice alongside the banana quality.

Taste is initially full of a nice wheat breadiness. The banana flavor is incredibly potent here which eases into the nice hints of clove spiciness - all typical of a weizen. There's some caramel amongst all the breadiness and fruit also. Makes for a nice flavor combination. Towards the end is a nice alcoholic kick and short bitterness.

Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with moderate carbonation. There's a substantial feel of the mini bubbles on the palate. Drinkability is dangerously drinkable. Absolutely delicious and smooth with no immediate taste of the 8.2% ABV. Can't have too many of these on a night. But nonetheless, one of the best German brews I've had.

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Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought this bottle to change it up a bit, and I'm glad I did.
Poured into a stemmed glass, the body is a ruby red/brown, slight haze from yeast i imagine. great cream head that slowly fades to a film, the ring remains strong throughout. Not much lacing to speak of.
aroma is loads of clove, and it's quite nice. sweet but not cloying. it's got some herbal qualities, and what i associate as classic European hops. slight caramel.
This really is a beautifully made beer. the taste matches the aroma, leans sweet but not too much. nicely carbonated, and has a medium +, silky mouthfeel.
Really glad i bought this to explore a new style, something i rarely do,

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5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of VaterRoss
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into Augustiner weizen glass, no BB

Coloration is cola brown, and hazy (the color of a cola-weizen actually). Head is much tamer than your average weizen and slightly off-white, within minutes the head is more or less gone reducing to a ring. Smell is weizen yeast, spices, ripe fruit (or even dried fruit, with a dark malt in the background and a good amount of sweetness. As it warms a bit of alcohol becomes the initial smell. Taste is fairly boozy and yeasty with a good amount of sweetness, spices, some dark dried fruits emerge (thing raisins or prunes). Mouthfeel is medium-light, heavier than a weizen and medium carb, some mouth tingling and an ever so slight burn from the alcohol. Also a bit dry.

I'm a big fan of hefeweizens but not too crazy about this one, the alcohol is very apparent in the beer and takes away from the delicious fruitiness of the complex yeast. Drinkability is lower than weissbier due to the high alcohol. On the plus the darker beer brings out some interesting smells and tastes of dark dried fruit that you don't get in the lighter hefeweizen. Despite the aforementioned negatives, I do like the beer, just not something I would get very often, just too boozy. A weizen for the colder months.

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Photo of Spaz7
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Antnyd82
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of heebes
3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Came across a single bottle misplaced on an LCBO shelf. I've been looking forward to trying this beer but never could find it. Heard alot of good word about it;

Pours a dark amber, lots of carbonation and a thriving head. Deep cloudy appearance assuming part of the wheat style.

Smell yields a pine flavor and a tinge of citrus. Slight scent of yeast adding a touch of flowers.

Very big taste upfront, relative to scent. Definately see where the strong beer classification come from. The alcohol tase is noticeable, as is the wheat-dobblebock upfront. This is a brave beer, it knows exactly what it does well and sticks to it.
Fairly heavy mouthfeel, slightly chewy, again, wheat..

Overall i think the Aventinus doesn't quite live up to what i expected, having said that, it is great for it's style: the Doppelbock. At 8.5% the 500 ml bottle serves well on its own. Very cool bottle and labeling, with the regal colours and logo.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dreadnatty08
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed at RFD
Pours an orange tinged ruby color with huge amounts of head. Becomes cloudier with each pour, obviously unfiltered; with great tracing as well. Aromas are huge with lots of clove, caramel, banana, and wheat, and a slight bit of cocoa. On the palate, the chocolate becomes more evident along with dark fruits, raisins, a little vanilla, some cinnamon in the finish, ginger, along with an astringency. Carbonation was medium high producing quite a sting with a medium light, creamy body. Drinkability was extremely good, the alcohol was nowhere to be seen. One of the best German beers I've had.

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

Cracking an Aventinus on a Monday night in June. Why not?

A - Beautiful deep brown/amber pour into the classic Aventinus glass. A fizzy off white head fades to a small ring that remains throughout the session.

S - Clove, banana, sweet caramel malts, and ripe fruits. Classic German bock aromas. When it comes to weizenbocks, this truly takes the cake.

T - Follows the nose. Very sweet, malty, and boozy. Warms as it goes down. Love this beer.

M - Fizzy on the tongue, chewy, and sticky finish.

D - Love this beer.

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Photo of LeahM
3.88/5  rDev -10%

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,484 ratings.
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