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
Reviews:
2,129
Ratings:
4,454
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
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Photo of handmuffin
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served from bottle into weisse glass at home. Pours dark amber brown in color, very low clarity with large creamy light tan head. Rich aroma of dark fruit, raisins and prunes with clean caramel malt and a hint of banana. The fruitiness becomes more banana forward as it warms. No hop aroma detectable. Flavor is more dark fruit, with a more "preserved" character compared to the fresher aroma. Complex toasty malt flavor with another small dose of banana. No hop flavor and only a very mild alcohol flavor detectable. Finish is surprisingly crisp for how rich the flavor is. Full bodied, almost creamy with medium carbonation. Very low bitterness. Overall this beer is very enjoyable, the complex aroma and flavor seem to change with each sip. The superb drinkability and intriguing flavors seems to make this beer a standard for the entire style.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep colored beer with a nice head. Really pretty look to this brew. The Scent is bready malt and slight banana, very much like their hefeweizen. My first impression is that this is a really smooth beer for this high of an alcohol content. Bread, banana, clove and alcohol all play a part in the flavor mix. Decently carbonated and creamy mouthfeel. Good beer here.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and drank in Mort Subite Altrincham
Pours a mid brown body with huge foaming off white head
Smells like cloves and cinnamon
Flavour is brown sugar

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Photo of FBarber
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rusty copper color. Hazy and mostly opaque. Pillowy off-white head dissipates leaving a thin spotty layer of foam thicker around the outer ring. Not much sticky lacing is left behind on the glass.

Smell has notes of golden wheat, peppery yeast, red wine grapes, apple, and clove.

Taste follows the nose with an overarching wheat flavor throughout the beer. Hints of red wine grapes, apple, and dark fruits are present in the flavor. The flavor is really where you get that more traditional doppelbock flavor coming through. Hops are very mild and more earthy in character - more complimentary. Tad bready on the finish.

Feel is medium bodied, yet very drinkable. Medium slightly prickly carbonation. Dry finish builds up leaving the mouth feeling pretty dry.

Overall a wonderful weizenbock - one of, if not, the best example of the style. Also, just a wonderfully crafted beer regardless of the style. A must try for any fan of good beer.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16.9 oz. bottle

Pours rusty copper amber reddish-orange brown with a large, dense, creamy khaki colored foam head. Smells like big red and black grapes, some plum, red apple, toasted bready malts, wheat, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, chocolate, banana, pear, apricot, clove spice, with mild earthy grassy herbal pine. Tastes like apples, pear, apricot, banana, dark grapes, plum, toasted bready malts, wheat, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, chocolate, clove spice, with earthy grassy herbal pine. Feels medium bodied, thick and creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a really great weizenbock.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pint bottle, shared with my father-in-law who loves all things German. I've had this many times, but surprisingly never gave it an official review.
A - opaque brown colored body with a foamy tan head
S - caramel and bready malt, banana, yeast, clove
T - doppelbock meets hefeweizen; notes of caramel, toffee, bread crust, a bit of dark fruits along with yeast, clove and banana esters, faint lemon, and earthy hops
M - fuller body, very creamy and smooth, alcohol is warming but not overly strong, finishes sweet with clove and earthy hops lingering
O - classic representation of the Weizenbock style. A true winner to recommend to anyone.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The white head is thin, but makes a stubborn attempt at leaving lace. The ruby tinged body is an opaque brown ombré. The aroma is impactful. Apricot marmalade, a slight fringe of caramelized brown sugar, and some oaky orchards of golden apples. A high level of carbonation lightens and brightens the flavor, which would otherwise be much darker than the scent would have one believe. Brown sugar, plums, and dark cherries are balanced by sweet green pears and golden apples. Some lightly smoked cloves weave their way through the layers, rounding out the beer's signature refined complexity. The medium-light mouthfeel defies the higher ABV, and alcohol warming is undetectable. Not mind-blowing, perhaps, but a solid, traditional take on this fine, age-old style.

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Photo of OlaB
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: gives a cloudy dark brown color with a nice creamy top of head. Thick lacings on the glass.

S: caramel,toast,raisins, figs, candied sugar, banana, cloves and other spices.

T&F: breaded malt and caramel in the start with some fruity sweetness. Very rounded flavour with a very creamy mouthfeel. More spicier in the finish with a long dry aftertaste. The flavour is really comfortable and complex. Good carbonation.

O: a really delicious weizenbock. This is a real sipper that I enjoyed every moment of. One of the best of this style I have tried. Sure going trie this again.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle, it pours a hazy light brownish amber with a healthy head. Lacing. The nose gets the bananas, caramel and some alcohol. Classic weizenbock taste - a bit of malt, bananas and some alcohol. Some carbonation bite. Dangerous!

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Photo of tlema1
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: deep amber, with a tight, lacing tan head
S: bananas and caramel
T: sweet, faint banana and spice
F: really coats the front of the mouth, dry finish
O: delicious, a very unappreciated style

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Photo of MaxTheSheltie
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Dark amber to brown. Not too foamy.

Smell: To me, this smells like plums and bananas with a hint of caramel.

Taste: Similar to smell. Has a slight boozy finish. Tastes much better in small sips for me. Tastes like a weizenbock, which is good.

Feel: Nice carbonation and easy to drink.

Overall: This is a solid dark wheat beer. I typically like hefeweizens if im going the way of wheat, but the complexity of this one is top notch. Schneider Weisse is one of my favorite brewers and this one fits perfectly into their lineup.

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Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.27/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I don't get the hype. 500ml bought at my local getränkemarkt with a bottled on date of 1 March 16 and a Best Buy of 1 March 17. Poured into a weissbier glass with no head in light cola color; the aroma is actually pretty great -- sweet raisin liqueur with a warm yeasty breasy base; taste is on the weak side with a but of peppery/Christmassy spice along with some raisin, brandy, and water -- a disappointment after the smell; med body with med cloy and pretty aggressive carb - fine; overall an ok example of the style but not a great beer imo

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Photo of kitch
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Mein Aventinus. A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 19th May 2017 and poured into a Riedel weizen glass.

Appearance: It poured a slightly cloudy dark amber brown colour with a big four finger white head that dissipated slowly to a nice thin creamy cap and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Biscuit malt, wheat, banana and clove.

Taste: Banana bread, brown sugar, clove with a touch of plum, caramel and apple skin.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Very nice and easy to drink which is great since I can now (finally) get this regularly.

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Photo of seedyone
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy brown with a rich, almost pure white head. Dissipates quickly to a vague lacing. The sweetness & malt dominate the aroma & the taste. Very smooth with a rich mouth-feel. Afterglow is slightly sweet, slightly caramel, w/some banana. It's very apparent why this stuff has been around so long. It must have made a few cold night very bearable.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber brown with good foam and lacing. Smells sweet, like some banana, mango and citrus with a little floral note. Taste is awesome, gentile mix of fruit with a bread like feel and nice floral notes mixed in. The finish is a little dry with notes of banana and a mild malt. Overall a very very good beer, this is my first try and I have to say I will be back for more.

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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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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.48/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Very dark brown pour, but not overly thick. Cola head, 1/3". A bunch of alcohol in the nose. A lot of dark fruit, overripe pruno notes.

Taste is more alcohol heat, brown malt, prunes, figs, cabernet, raisins, dates. Why the hell do people like this? I guess there is some crossover for quads and bocks.

There's some banana and dark wheat feels. A little bit of smoke. Just not my jam.

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Photo of thomasdidymus55
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L....brownish...half finger head...nice sticky lace...heavy carbonation.
S....banana..clove...spicy
T....Quite Marvelous...1st taste out of the stein was molasses like grammas cookies..sweet...hint of anise...roasted malts...coffee...bananas...bready...blended nicely with the alcohol.
F....smooth...slick...creamy...nicely carbonated...maybe just a hint of too much candy store.
O....very well crafty beer..too many and you might get spoiled from your regular brewsky. I prefer the tap 7 but this beer is a head to toe experience.

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Photo of Brewxer
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent taste and smell, think I would prefer a bit less carbonation but really, what the hell do I know... this is a great beer, no need to nit pick

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Photo of nozzle420
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Weiss bier with testicles. I am not typically a weiss bier fan. This pours murky brown with
almost no head that dissipates rapidly. Typical weiss bier aroma but flavor is excellent and
drinkable. Surprising that 8.2 ABV is not noticeable. I could shotgun these on a hot day.
The Germans know what they are doing.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium brown with a lively but quickly diminishing tan head. Aroma is a very subtle light banana, dried fruit and brown sugar with a hint of clove. Flavour is complex with brown sugar, banana and slight clove spiciness. The alcohol warms but is not very detectable in the aroma or flavour. Some rustic woodiness in a semi dry finish. Excellent

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a mahogany brown hue with a one finger, tan head that fizzles away almost immediately leaving no lacing.

Aroma: Surprisingly tame. I'm getting star anise, toffee, fudge, mild light roast coffee and plums. Notes of vanilla, bananas and cloves.

Taste: Sweet notes of candied apples, chocolate covered raisins and red figs upfront. A gentle caramel and crème brûlée flavor unfolds midpalate, followed by spicy yet restrained notes of rye bread, banana pudding, saltwater taffy and cloves. The entire tasting experience is blanketed by a dry, floral, woody, and slightly alcoholic taste akin to rosewater.

Feel: Light and crisp. Lager like but with noticeably more alcohol. Leans towards the sweet side of the beer spectrum, while still maintaining some balance.

Overall: I don't know what to say about this one besides that it's extremely delicious and well crafted. If you consider yourself a craft beer geek, this is one to add to your bucket list if you haven't had it already.

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Photo of PhillyB
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours as hazy brown with a bubbly light tan head that dissipates. Turns into a much darker mahogany as it sits.

Smell: Misleadingly light. Hints of banana bread, the kind with walnuts on it.

Taste: Full flavored, again with the banana bread but with the addition of a slightly bitter/sour note. Malty finish.

Feel: Full bodied, quite creamy with a little bite throughout.

Overall: I paid somewhere in the neighborhood of $4 for a bottle, and I'd be hard pressed to find something as good for the same money. This beer makes me proud to be at least part German!

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very cloudy brown with a medium sized head. The aroma starts with spicy characteristics of clove and nutmeg, as well as something like wet wood. There is also some dark fruit, prunes, dates, died blueberries, cranberries, and something nutty as well, like spiced pecans. The flavor begins with nutmeg and pecans, then some overripe bana and prune, finishing soft and woody. The mouthfeel is full and very creamy. Overall this is a very nice beer, complex and solid. A nice German match to Belgian styles.

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Photo of adamhdg
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Obviously, the novice will be obvious as I know most love this beer. However, it poured a tea colored brown with no head. Smell is malty and bready sweet. The taste is of molasses bread with spiced undertones. It is heavily carbonated and reminded me of a soda. I enjoyed drinking it because it was so far removed from the other beers I've drank, but I wouldn't necessarily return to it.

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