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:
4,497
Reviews:
2,143
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
334
Gots:
599
For Trade:
5
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of vfgccp
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Opaque milk chocolate, or a dark ice tea. ~1 finger of creamy head held together with a fine micro-bubble structure.

S - Bright honey, maple syrup, touch of cinnamon, lovely banana.

T - Drinks like a bananas foster made with a nut brown ale. Sweet grains, bananas, and clove. Hint of lemon. Strong bready backdrop throughout the profile.

M - Smooth with a strong effervescence.

D - Very drinkable, super refreshing.

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Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What is a wheat doppelbock? I love the creativity. Pours a dark brown--light passes through...barely. From what I can tell, it's slightly cloudy. The initial head is impressive, but it dies quickly, leaving a mild lace.

Strong wheat smell, some sourness, some metal (although very mild). Attractive.

Imagine a double bock with at least 30% wheat. Fairly dry flavor and slight hop at the end. I like the balance. Still, this is very much a dark, wheat beer. Thinner than a doppelbock, but thicker than a wheat beer. High carbonation. Long lasting, but light sourness in the aftertaste.

I like this beer. It has a wonderful flavor that is unmatched by any other beer I've ever had. It's easy to drink. Frankly, it could be unnoticed unless you take time to realize that it is unique and special. It is that subtle. Try this one without prejudice and enjoy.

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

A: Pours a reddish/copper color with ruby hints when held up to the light. A short, off-white head forms and fades rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of fine bubbles on top. Sporadic lacing forms, but does not cling to the glass.

S: A good bit of banana, some wheat, cloves, bready malt, and some caramel.

T: Really nice, very heavy bready flavors, wheat, and yeast. A good bit of banana, some dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. Dark fruits include fig and a little raisin.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, and on the crisp side. Finish is slightly sticky.

O: I can see why this is a highly rated beer. Great flavor profile, a nice beer to drink over the course of an evening, as I did. Look forward to trying a few more in this style.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.62/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

While pouring Aventinus into my new weizen glass, I was stunned to see the crown rise quickly to the top. In fact, no beer was visible at first, just foam. As I type, the head is very slowly being replaced by beer. Give this one the gentlest of pours if you want to avoid a mess.

Golden brown... like freshly squeezed apple cider. The beer is hazy, almost turbid, with a torrent of carbonation rising off the bottom of the glass. The huge head is light toffee in hue and looks like it isn't going anywhere fast. Strangely enough, almost no lace sticks.

The nose is malty sweet with scents of melted caramel, apple cider, clove and light brown sugar. The beginning of each mouthful is reminiscent of sweet, fermented apples. Things then become pretty intensely dry and puckery. With warming, the spicier elements of the flavor (clove especially) come to the fore. This is probably the most clove-intensive beer that I've had yet.

The furious fizziness of the mouthfeel lessens over time, but never completely fades. The body seems fine otherwise; it's neither full nor light. Good job on masking the 8.2% ABV.

Aventinus is a bit of a letdown. I'm not sure what I expected from a weizenbock, but this wasn't it. It's a little too sour, a little too dry and way too carbonated. I'll probably give it another go sometime, since this may not have been a properly cared for bottle.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Jason
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A gift from the gods ... I love having this with some stilton and rye bread. Now that is sheer heaven.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was very exicited to finally get to try this, havent been able to get it locally, hopefully that will change soon. I must say with all the hype around it, it definatly lived up to my expectations. This is a supremely great beer in a class all its own.

A - Pour was extremely energetic and full of live. Great dark brown cloudy, hazelnut color. Huge off white, tannish color head billowed over the top creating a pillow like cloud over the glass. Superior retention, as the head stayed for what seemed like forever. Great lace throughout the entire session dripped down the glass. Look was pretty much perfect.

S - Aroma was intense, but had alot of subtleness as it warmed an was able to let itself go. Lots of fruitness was evident in the predominant wheat and yeast smell. Peaches, bananas and perhaps some plum were picked up. Lots of spiceness and hints at a fall or winter type aroma. Smell was light, nothing heavy at all.

M & T - First impression was simply wow. Great feel, soo silky smooth and light, and full of carbonation. Nothing overpowering at all, slight bit of warming from the alcohol, but nothing extreme or even distracting. The major flavor here was of course the wheat flavors, however there was a very complex mix of fruits and spices that played around on the palate. The just felt right, great glass.

D - Overall this was fantastic, drinkability superb and definatly one of the best beers I have ever had. I would put this up against and Belgian, any day. Really just a pleasure to drink. I cannot wait until the distributor gets this in around here, I have already cleared a spot in the fridge for it!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of woodychandler
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For one of the few times in my misbegotten life, I am scared! This is a huge beer and my Honey-Honey is nowhere around.

Well, now, I have a finger of light-tan head with decent retention in light of the heat and humidity. Color was a slightly hazy deep amber. Nose smelled heavily of red grapes, like a preparation for wine and now I was shaking! Mouthfeel was smooth and the nose had nothing to do with it. This was a semi-sweet beer with an alcohol content that would put any of us on the road to perdition. Finish was deadly smooth and all of a sudden, I felt the urge to operate heavy machinery. This may be the devil's work!

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4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ML bottle into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a mahogany, murky brown color with 2 inches of white head and moderate carbonation visibile.

s - Smells of bananas, spices, and some dark fruit and roasted malts.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, dark fruit, bananas, and spices.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Very easy to drink.

d - A nice weizenbock. Very easy to drink and some nice banana in the smell and taste. Would try again.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of womencantsail
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A 500ml bottle poured into my Moonlight pint glass. The pour is a dark brown with plenty of reddish highlights. A fluffy off-white head sits on top.

S: The smell is caramel, molasses, toffee, clove, and a bit of yeast.

T: This is one tasty beer! Lots of clove and yeast character in this beer. It goes along nicely with the sweetness of the malt and the wheat. There is also a mild banana and perhaps nutmeg flavor.

M: The body is quite impressive. It's very smooth and creamy, and has a wonderful level of carbonation.

D: Now I see why this is such a popular beer. I was a bit hesitant when trying this one out as I've never been the hugest fan of German brews, but this is perhaps a new favorite.

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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe.

A - Pours dark, cloudy, brown with a big two finger tall white head with great head retention leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of spicy yeast, banana, dark fruits, caramel, toffee, clove, and the ever present wheat. This nose has quite a bit going on, great stuff.

T - Starts off with some spicy yeast and clove quickly giving way to a mix of chewy wheat, banana, caramel, and some dark fruits. As it warms, it seems to get a bit sweeter and more and more of the booze comes through. The finish is a mix of spicy yeast and banana, lingering for some time after the finish.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth with a spicy, chewy, feel with a touch of sweetness toward the end, lingering through the finish.

O - This is one awesome beer and it deserves all the acclaim it gets. It has a ton of flavor without getting to the point of being overpowering. If you have the chance to try this one you really should.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a British pint glass. Bottle dated 9/20/2010.

Appearance - Murky brown as it pours. A nice size head that's gone quickly. No lacing and after a bit it looks rather dead.

Smell - A combination I've never smelled. Hefeweizen fruitiness balanced with doppelbock deep caramel. Lots of banana and clove and a smell I can pinpoint. Some reviews say bubble gum, but I'm not convince that's entirely accurate.

Taste - A more accentuated combination than the aromas forebode. The flavors blend more cohesively. Banana, clove, that undefined sweetness, and chocolatey caramel all in one flavor. Really a great flavor. It doesn't really transform into anything, but the flavor is great.

Mouthfeel - So it's not light, but it isn't heavy. The flavors make it feel extremely drinkable, but the body is substantial enough to prevent me from really downing it. Remarkably easy to drink, though.

Overall - I am really surprised by how good this is. I didn't know what to expect from a style I've never had, but it's quite tasty. I look forward to trying the Eisbock.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a plastic tumbler.

Another little guy that I happened upon early in my beer-drinking existence and have only recently gotten around to returning to it. It pours a hazy sienna topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises wheat, Belgian yeast, clove, red apple skin, and toffee. The taste brings more of the same to the table (well, cup, anyway), with some additions of black pepper, banana, nutmeg, and rye bread. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mildly grainy feel. Overall, a very nice w-bock; it's pretty clear why many would consider it the standard of the style.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

A: Aventinus is a hazy brown with hints of rust orange, reminiscent of muddy water.

S: Wonderful aromas of banana muffins and wheat, with a faint trace of alcohol.

T: A really awesome beer. Perhaps the benchmark for this style. It's wonderfully easy to consume. It starts off similar to a dunkel weizen, but the bock character asserts itself, making this beer a very different animal. Earthy and bready, this brew has a fair amount of complexity. Banana flavors are prominent throughout.

M: Smooth, creamy feel. This beer goes down so easily. There's a nice, very slight hint of heat in the finish.

D: My favorite weizenbock. If you haven't had this before, you should try it ASAP. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Good for gulping or sipping :)

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

Reserve bottle 2007

A - Dark maple syrup brown body, with a big styrofoam head leveling down to meet the beer. No settling needed in this low turbidity pour. Lots of rising bubbles.

S - Sugar sweet brown raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup and molasses. Sweet rum like alcohol and pure sticky fig sweetness in the nose. Rubbing alcohol and warm caramel.

T - Complex and delicious as always, this beer has seemed to mellow out over the years. Noticably less rich and flavorful. The beer is still great, but it seems to have lost some bite. The alcohol has calmed down alot, and the flavor profile has died down some, leaving this beer more human. More bitter and wet tasting, with the bananna, toffee, and malt sweetness muted. Watered down compared to a fresh one.

M - Wet up front, with a slight touch of alcohol. Faintly semi dry finish, but a pretty whistle-wetting brew here. Smooth and clean as always.

O - Ok so still an awesome beer, BUT not the bite you get from a fresh one. Thoughts of mild Belgian dubbels and dark ales coming to mind.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,497 ratings.
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