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

2,103 Reviews
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | website

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 stephenjmoore
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Very dark amber body with hints of tan under an off-white head.

S- Tons of earthy wheat, banana, clove, grains.

T- Similar to the aroma, lots of wheat, raisins, huge overripe bananas, a dash of toasty grains. Deep, rich flavors, with virtually no alcohol presence.

M- Medium-full bodied, sweet, rich, medium carbonation, lingering sweetness.

O- A very nice beer for the style. Big flavor, lots of flavor and sweetness.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark ruby with a tan head.

Smells of wheat, malt, and dark fruit - plum, raisin.

Taste is full on malt bomb up front with some nutty wheat notes rounding to a nice dry red wine like finish. A nice oak and herb bitterness to balance with plum and raisin coming through occasionally with cranberry as well. A very nice evening sipper.

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Photo of silverblaze540
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Poured with a four-finger, creamy and lightly tan head. Lots of lacing, and dissipates quickly. The color is a dark burnt orange. Very cloudy, can't really see through it. Very bubbly.

S - Strong wheat notes. Malty and some sweet dark fruits.

T - Sweet dark fruits at the front, followed by a malty middle. The finish is wheaty. Not bitter at all.

M - Medium heavy to thick in body. Alcohol and carbonation burn are minor.

O - Really like the taste of this one. I like the maltiness and sweetness. Wheat is not necessarily my favorite taste, but it works here. My favorite weizenbock so far.

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

Poured a dark ruby color, the color of a British style porter, around 30 to 40 SRM, with a thick, white, long-lasting head and plenty of yeast in suspension. Creamy mouthfeel. Rich, malty sweetness with a mildly tart finish. Aromas of clove and grapes and berries. No hop aroma, mild to no hop bitterness, mild to no alcohol. This is the benchmark for a wheat dopplebock. Rich, complex and fruity.

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

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: a medium murky cloudy brownish color with a minimal half finger eggshell head. No glass lacing.

S: lots of fruits and spicy clove smells. Some sweet caramel and yeast is prominent.

T: Wow this is amazing. Yeasty flavors jump with some wheat and dark fruits. Cherry, raisins, banana, clove, caramel, and some slight floral hops. Finish comes back to the wheat and dark fruits but finishes dry and satisfying. Wow, fantastic.

M: Full, coating, perfect carbonation, hardly any alcohol for the abv.

O: this is a terrific beer, one I would never guess I would love so much since this is not my favorite style. A fantastic beer.

This is a must try and will now be a staple in my fridge. Awesome.

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Photo of papat444
2.95/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to kjyost for this one.

Poured from a 500ml bottle, bottled in 2004. Special aged release by the brewery.

Pours a light brown body the color of light cola; head starts thick but disappears in the blink of an eye. Dark plums and molasses are in the aroma. Flavor is a shell of what it could be but there are glimpses of what i know this beer is. Little carbonation and a bit of oxidation finish things off. Nice marketing ploy by the brewery but this should not be aged so long IMO.

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Photo of beergoot
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour produced a tawny brown body with a thick, chunky head. Spicy, estery aroma; banana and rye; clove-like. Big caramel and ripe dark fruit flavors; fruitcake rich; prunes and figs. Heavy body; thick and rich mouthfeel.

A decent look, but it's the very unique and powerful aroma that immediately draws you into this beer at first. And then the rich, powerful flavors grab a hold of you and won't let you go. The flavors are deep and complex, very intriguing with wild zig-zags of sugary sweet surprises all tempered with a tempered boozy edge and and most sublime bit of hop bitterness to temper the sweet peaks. The wheat really adds a nice fruity character to things. A nice hyper-hefeweizen/doppelbock synthesis.

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Photo of Intrinsic
3.64/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about this beer. It looks like Coke, which isn't really all that appealing if you ask me. The smell is ok - at least it doesn't smell like Coke too. Taste is actually quite good. An interesting malt combination with a lot of alcohol. Great mouthfeel as well. Overall, not bad, but I'm not sure about a 'world class' rating.

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Photo of travolta
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: As brown as the bottle. A very nice, lofty head with tiny bubbles. very nice retention. Small amount of spotted lacing.

Nose: Dark fruit, carmel, with a tiny bit of clove.

Taste: Creamy and a tiny bit syrupy, very full bodied. Nuts, yeast, small chocolate notes. A faint hint of banana.

Notes: Just a very well crafter dopplebock!

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

At cellar temperature in my brand new weizen glass!

A very slow pour down the side couldn't stop the build-up of a massive four-finger, rocky tan head. This resides quickly leaving the slightly hazy, coppery brownish-ruby beer beneath.

Smells strongly of bananas, cherries, and yeast. Apples and raisins also betray subtle hints. Some caramel or toffee as well.

The first flavors are tart apples and sweet cherries. Then there'a a little bit of caramel and some dark fruits. The aftertaste is thoroughly yeasty and bready, but still retains traces of the varied fruitiness.

The body is medium to full, with fairly high carbonation that feels just right and not excessive.

A wondrous weizenbock.

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

An excellent weizenbock. Very rich smell: bananas, cherries, vanilla, dark fruit. Taste follows the same notes, bananas, dark fruit, caramel, dried fruit.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lager Mill $ 5.39/16.9 oz bottle
Bottle dated 250713 at 45 degrees into weizen glass
Aroma of toasted malts with a hint of banana
Head average (4 cm), very light brown, creamy, diminishing rapidly to a 1 cm layer
Lacing none
Body medium brown, opaque with particles
Flavor starts lightly sweet with a malt and yeast backbone. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl. Ends quickly with a lingering sweetness.
Palate medium, watery, carbonation very soft.

On the initial pour a very large fizzy head was observed (> 10 cm) which rapidly fizzed itself down to 4 cm. After that the head was stable. The pour can be scary – medium brown with tons of sediment flowing by – the yeast no doubt. A decent beer but not worth the price.

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Photo of Mordath
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a weizen glass at approx 45 F. Bottle dated 2/15/13, I enjoyed this beer on 5/27/14.

Appearance: Cloudy as one would except from a wheat beer, but a brownish-purple color. 1-finger head quickly dissolved to nothing, maybe due to it's age? No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Wheat berry bread, raisins, malt, plums.

Taste: Heavy wheat and fruit up front with a slight sour citrus / peppery finish. Not a bad mix.

Mouthfeel: deceptively thin for the color and taste, very faint alcohol finish. Not too dry, still a refreshing quaff.

Overall: Not my first and probably not my last time trying this one. It's in a class all it's own, as such it's hard to compare. A quality beer at a decent price, try it if you haven't already.

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Photo of Roguer
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enormous, light tan head (not surprising for the style), with excellent retention. Brew is a dirty, muddy brown. Gorgeous form, although the opaque brew seems to be hiding something.

Massive banana nose from several feet, but accentuated by a sweet milk chocolate, thick wheat malt, cream, yeast, and a hint of alcohol. Much like a hefe, but dare I state the obvious: darker.

Dark pumpernickel wheat and sweet banana yeast dominate the flavors, with just the tiniest touch of pepper, and a major hint of slightly sour, overripe dark fruit.

Light initial mouthful, yet it quickly announces the full flavor and chewiness as it fills your mouth. Just thick enough to make you think it's chewy, but thin enough to vanish before you try.

A tasty brew, but just not light enough to fill the classic Summer role of a Hefe, and not thick or roasty enough to fill the nightcap role of a regular doppelbock. Nice beer, but it just doesn't quite fit into any category I love.

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Photo of BrewVet
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of those "perfect" brews you encounter. Fruity yeasty punch to the face with a subtle alcohol ester present and creamy lingering head. Drank this beer with some foie gras spread on a crusty sourdough resulting in a delicious paring, perfect on a warm overcast day.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet.

A: A muddy brown with a half finger white head that whittled down to foam, then a medium bible ring. Very foamy lacing.

S: Banana bread, cloves, wheat , malts and a bit of chocolate.

T: Follows nose with a bit of sourness. A cacophony of assorted strange concoctions...that works.

M: Very carbonated with a medium mouthfeel. Fizzy cool.

O: Impressive hybrid of a beer.

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Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage Bottle poured into an Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock glass

Found at Guglhupf in Durham, NC

The typical sweetness I associate with German wheat beers is not present, which I love.

The clove is still present at 4 years, as well as some honey sweetness. Banana notes come out as it warms.

The carbonation is spot on; light and refreshing.

An easy sipper that I must now have in my collection at home.

2007 Vintage found today at Sam's Bottle Shop in Durham. They had vints 07-10 available!

Sooo...Tons of white, foamy head up front that quickly dissapated. Quite a bit of yeast floaties.

Getting lots of raisin notes in nose and taste. Slight sweetness of honey, too.

Not a single bit of oxidation!

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured bottle with date 301013 into Lost Abbey Teku

A-Slightly unclear brown body with a nice, creamy off-white head. Decent lacing.

S-Aroma has caramel malt, plum, raisin, slightly spicy and just a tiny hint of banana.

T-Flavor is medium sweet, soft malt, light caramel, hint of toast, plum,raisin, flowers and some spicy yeast.

M-Mouthfeel Is well balanced with medium/light body and good aftertaste.

O-Overall a awesome beer, nice sipper. Will get some more.

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

Poured from bottle into pilsner glass

A - Rich hazelnut body. A ivory head fizzes to the top and lingers for some time.

S - Fruity nose, particularly bananas and ripe pears. Hints of clove, raisins, hearty bread, and an earthy funk.

T - Very fruity taste initially. Like the smell, lots of pear and banana, with just a hint of cantaloupe. The malty body cascades over the tongue, reminding me of dark artisan European breads. The finish has spicy notes from the hops and yeast.

M - Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Just right.

O - Fantastic weizenbock. The darker malts give an interesting edge to a German wheat beer. Drinks surprisingly easy for the ABV. The moderate sweetness makes it equally appropriate for enjoying on your deck on a summer afternoon or sipping by a fire during on a winter eve.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having a bottle touted as brewed in 2005, aged for 8-9 years. Having not rated in the style before, I wasn't sure I'd like it, to begin with, let alone an aged version (or maybe ill like it better).

Upon pour and what little scent I got, it reminded me of some barleywines or some Belgian dark ales. Raisin notes win out emanating from the muddy-auburn brown liquid. The taste is also of dark fruit-fig and dark brown sugar, a touch of banana and a slight tang of alcohol bite. The feel has a surprising effervescence to it, considering there was so little head or obvious carbonation in the look.

A very smooth, dark-style beer. The bitterness I normally enjoy in a beer is nicely replaced with a bite of alcohol and presumably carbonation. I expected a well-balanced beer when I saw the rating, and I wasn't disappointed.

Revisit (3/2016, bottle brewed in 2012):
So this revisit is on a younger beer by about half.
Ruby brown, pretty clear except for color until I throw the dregs of the bottle in. Head is a fuzzy, tight bubbled red-tinged tan that forms a thick rim around the glass. Light lacing.

Nose is a wonderful dark fruit, raisin to plum, and a little grape wine like notes. Somehow both deep and light at the same time. There's also a light wine-barrel like note as well (and maybe even the slightest hit of campfire smoke).

Taste follows the nose mostly, the raisin really standing out early. An ever so lightly singed wood note comes in next. Not as sweet as I mentioned originally, actually a little more woody to earthy spice-like.

This beer doesn't seem as rich as I mentioned above with the more aged beer. Also, my palate may be a little tired for this tasting. Carbonation is tight but tickling.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle was poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly murky amber brown color with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the best was drank.

Smell: Bananas, cloves, spices, caramel, loaf of bread, sweetness, raisins, grassy hops, and a little chocolate.

Taste: Hey bro, that's one loaf of bread with banana, clove, spices, grass, caramel, chocolate, and a little bitterness. Very tasty brew.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, chewy loaf of delicious bread, medium carbonation, and smooth. So enjoyable and delicious.

Overall: What an awesome blend of a dunkelweizen and doppelbock. This beer is such a classic and traditional to the style. I forgot how good this beer tasted. I might need to enjoy it more often.

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Photo of mevett89
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: big dense white head and opaque dark brown body.

Aroma: big clove with wheat graininess and a bit of banana.

Taste: lots of clove and banana with sweet malt blending well with some indistinct fruity notes. A slight tartness in the aftertaste. Low hopping serves to balance - no bitterness detectable.

Mouthfeel: smooth and creamy, despite a medium-high level of carbonation. Medium bodied.

Overall: awesomely delicious! This is a new addition to my top five beers list. Perfection.

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Photo of Caveworm
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH is another brew recommended to me by the knockout staff at my local craft/import shop. This is my first weizenbock. Poured from the bottle into a glass stein, this brew's got a creamy,light tan head that reminds me of nitrocanned beers with a murky,clear dark brown body. The lovely head and lacing get the majority of points here.

Kind of smells like clove&spices. I can dig it.

I taste the clove&spices, along with raisins and a hint of dark chocolate. This is kind of like an alcoholic birch or root beer in all of the very best ways. Its got a subtle cracked black pepper element about it that gives the aftertaste a small bit of oomph to Tap 6, according to my palate.

Mouthfeel is nice for this dark a brew. Not too light,and certainly not syrupy or chewy; just right.

Overall an outstanding 4 for my first weizenbock. I really the fact I couldn't much pick up the higher ABV when it came to the literal act of drinking this. But this is sure a creeper type of beer& a keeper too. I will certainly buy this brew again!

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Photo of BradC
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a ruddy cloudy brown color with at least an inch of light tan head and lots of lacing.

Flavors of banana, clove, raisins, light chocolate, a malty sweetness, the high abv is well masked.

Medium high carbonation, smooth and full bodied. A pleasure to drink.

I've not been a fan of the weizenbocks until now, this is packed with flavor.

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Photo of Andrew041180
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Honestly? This is the ugliest beer I have ever poured. Like, by a long shot. It's a murky, cloudy brown. There is no lacing. The only redeeming characteristic is streaming carbonation that doesn't quit and that keeps replenishing a thin, bubbly head.

S - Really nice. Not worried about this beer anymore, despite the appearance. Nice yeasty aroma. Banana and clove. Some sweetness.

T - Follows the nose. It really covers up the strong 8.2% alcohol. Barely noticeable. Little bit of funkiness lingers on the aftertaste, but it's pleasant. I could pound a liter of this stuff, stand up, and wonder why the world was spinning.

M - Soft, with a bit of tingle. Medium-bodied and sumptuous.

O - I definitely picked the right beer. It's a great sipper and/or gulper. Lasts a long time without any kind of degrading. Refreshing, but with a little tang. Leaves me wanting more.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,103 ratings.
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