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

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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
Ranking:
#402
Reviews:
2,158
Ratings:
4,534
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
338
Gots:
611
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,534 |  Reviews: 2,158
Photo of PatrickCT
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, deep copper brown body. Two finger fluffy white head dissipates quickly into a thin lace.
Dark fruit and caramel dominate. A toasted wheat aroma mingles with banana peel and spices. with a touch of alcohol.
The taste is of deep toasted wheat, dates, a slight bitterness of weak coffee and baker's chocolate, a rounded and muted clove...all coming together like a slightly over baked Stollen.
Full bodied for the style, creamy but with good carbonation, enough to keep it from being heavy.

Minor points deducted for the chunky yeast.

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Photo of PretzeledBreadBeer
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Waytoplantann
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gardner254
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an extremely good wheat beer. I liked it very much. However, it was brewed five years ago, so I wonder if it is passed its prime. I don't know, it was still delicious.

Look: brown coca-cola like hue with a half inch off-white head

Aroma: toasted malts, yeasty dough, sweet

Taste: The flavor is moderately yeasty dough/wheat and caramel with primarily dark fruits, banana, figs, raisins, and the alcohol is not noticeable.

Feel: light to medium body, easy drinking

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Photo of jeffgalat
3.71/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sbuck
3.81/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AventinusLover
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me this is perfect. I have tried all the Trappists. While some of those are very good, nothing that I have had beats Aventinus. Well maybe the Eisbock version, but I have not seen that one here for awhile. Incredible. Some of the Unibroue offerings like La Fin Du Monde and Trois Pistoles come close but don't quite reach the perfection of Aventinus.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Cola colored beer, pretty opaque, originally poured a massive soapy, cloud-like head, leaves tons of lace. Head retention is nice
S: Nice smell, toasted malt, cola, hints of dark fruits and alcohol. Sweet and aromatic/spicy
T: Hot damn. Complex as hell, up front I get lots of esters and phenol, slightly spicy. Get that banana/clove type thing common in these beers. Once this fades malts shine through stronger. Tons of dark fruit, think fig or dried apricot, even raisins. Caramelized sugars come through as well, molasses, caramel, toffee. Finishes with a touch of dryness, earthy hops. Nothing is out of balance or assertive here, present but not in your face.
F: Certainly a touch heavy, but not more than you'd think. Still really easy to drink, mouthfeel is remarkably smooth. Silky, carbonation is soft. This beer coats your mouth but you don't hate it for it, and it is in no way astringent, its quite freshing.
O: Big fan of this, perfectly brewed.

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Photo of nullbort
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
3.4/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of artemfl
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChicagoJoe
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of m_hall
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottling, poured into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy deep reddish-brown, with substantial bits of trub from the extended bottle fermentation. The head is tan and falls away rather quickly, which is no surprise given the substantial age on this bottle.

Aromas are dominated by candied fruits, caramel, and light spicy notes (cinnamon, clove.)

Flavors are rich and fruity... banana, apricots ,figs, raisins and prunes jump out along with a with a light caramel malt sweetness. There's a light bit of woodiness in the mid-palate (from oxidation, probably) but it actually works well within the flavor profile. Toasted nuts, light spice and yeast notes lead in to a slightly dry and earthy finish contrasts nicely with the sweet front end.

Mouth-feel is medium and smooth, with light carbonation (again, bear age in mind here.) It's rich enough in the mouth to make you want to take your time with each sip and fully appreciate the flavors, but still light enough to be quite drinkable. Alcohol is 8.2% but very well masked.

I have limited experience with Weizenbocks, but Unser Aventinus is a wonderful beer. There's a tremendous amount of craft here to balance everything out so well while creating a beer that takes to extended aging the way this does. Each sip seems to bring out more and more characteristics to enjoy. If I can keep finding this with regularity, this is one I'll definitely try to have a bottle of ready to go at all times.

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Photo of Jacobus79
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaverCS
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy and almost even turbid light-brown color with ample sediment.

Aroma is super complex. Classic hefe characteristics start the sip, like clove and banana. This pairs with a sweet honey-like malt. Dark fruits then overtake the nose: raisins, figs, and prunes. Delicious!

Taste is super pleasant. Very drinkable but each sip is still worth savoring and analyzing. This is thicker and sweeter in mouthfeel than a Trappist Rochefort, but many base flavors are similar. Despite the ABV being lower, this is more full-bodied and more robust in almost all regards (compared to Rochefort). Clove, banana, prune, raisin, orange-blossom honey, and light citrus notes all battle for attention. This is cleansed with a moderate carbonation level.

For classic beers, this is up there! Near perfection in my opinion. Would definitely buy again. This screams for a bratwurst with some homemade mustard, sauerkraut, and beer cheese. It gets an easy 94.5/100.

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3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alexanderplatz
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great beer. Highly recommended if you like Weihenstephaner Vitus or Belgian Trappist ales such as Rochefort 10. Complex, malty, sweet, flavors of banana and clove. One of the best beers I've ever had.

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Photo of cshaffer
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kazmodaeus
4.99/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The first time I experienced this beer was in a pizza parlor in Joplin Missouri. A waiter had brought a bottle to the table next to ours and I could smell the beer the minute the cap was popped. What kind of beer smells like bubble gum? I asked. Anyway I ordered one and when it came I poured it to a tall pils. The head supported a soda straw upright for, well, longer than I had the patience to wait for it to fall. First taste was mostly affected by nose, confusing and lots going on. As my mind wrapped around this beer, I realized that I had found my first personal A-list beer not driven by 'sentimental value'. Certainly there were favorite beers, but nothing like this.

L: Dark, opaque, rich with occasional deep brown reflections. Rich, taupe thick head like whipped cream.

S: Combined wheat and spice notes give bubble-gum first impression, then settle into expected banana and clove and malt. Cracked wheat and vanilla on closer inspection. Big nose - you can smell it from the table next to you

T: All malt and fruit, no hops. Big, strong, something for every part of the tongue except bitter. Wheat bread soaked in small beer, all the expectations of a true wheat ale, esters from higher temp ferment, slight straight alcohol just to remind you that it is there.

F: Rich, full heavy mouthfeel. Long lasting aftertaste same as actual taste, it just lingers. More bubbly than you would expect from something this rich and malty. Matches smell and taste perfectly - not over the top, but big and satisfying.

O: Easily my favorite production beer. I have found many beers near and dear to me since I discovered this one, but it is not hard to rate this #1 on my list of commercial brews. Everyone has a different palette and different expectation, but this beer matches mine perfectly, and even if it is not a perfect match for yours, I am certain you will find it worth the time and money to try it.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,534 ratings
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