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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

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

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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 porter_collie
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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Photo of macrosmatic
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Hazy brown, or more accurately - it looks almost murky. Forms a thin white head over low visible carbonation. Not particularly attractive.

S: Cloves, banana, and fruity yeast esters. Sweet malts, wheat graininess, yeasty and some brown sugar.

T: Follows the nose well. Sweet maltiness with fruity (banana, pear) yeast esters, cloves, wheat malts and a touch of brown sugar Fruity ester sweetness in the hang but still dry on the tongue with moderate alcohol sweetness.

M: Medium body, low carbonation sensation, moderate alcohol presence - but you can feel like you can taste every bit of the 8.2% ABV.

O: A very good beer. One that I've found strange - lots of Belgian dubbel characteristics, but the wheat malts definitely show up in the flavor. But quite enjoyable.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO 500ml bottle for approx. $3.20. Served at 8dec C in a draught glass.

A- Opened well, excellent head pouring to cloudy brown. Head stays for a looong time.

S- Excellent. Clove, coriander, cinnamon and yeast through out.

T- Definitely a wheat beer. Slightly sour and bitter. Not the best wheat example out there. Alcohol is very well hidden for 8.2%

M- Not bad. Bit grainy

O- Pretty good. Not worth a second try really.

Food Pairing

This unusual wheat beer paired well with... Grilled cheese sandwiches!


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Photo of Ryanm1
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 1 pint .9 oz bottle into a a tulip glass. Now the most interesting part is not what came out if the bottle but what stayed in it. At some point I had stored the bottle on its side in a wine fridge (for 3 months after buying it) and found an exorbitant amount of yeast stuck to the side of the bottle. Now to me this is a good thing keeping natural unfiltered flavor with the brew especially the Bavarian style. Unlike any other beer this was a cloudy chocolate brown color. There was large amount of white head when poured violently from the bottle. Hints of chocolate malt taste similar to the color. Has the sweetness that accompanies bocks but also the breast wheat vibe. Has a good balance between wheat and malt with an elevated abv of 8.2% which is barely noticeable to the pAlate.

Don't think I've had a beer of this style before. It seems like American craft brewers would have their work cut out for them with this style.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy chocolate brown pour with a two finger off-white head with decent retention and great lacing. Big malty, bready nose with hints of banana, cloves, chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar, licorice, and caramel. The taste is rich and bold with tons of malty sweet brown bread. banana, plums, caramel, cloves, tobacco, chocolate, anise, apple skin, and some nice subtle citrus hop notes. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with prickly carbonation and a creamy and slightly oily finish. Overall, another great offering from Schneider Weisse. Kicking myself for living in Germany all these years and not giving Weizens a second chance. Will definitely have this stocked in my beer fridge in the future!

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Photo of KFBR392
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Head of about three fingers on the pour which was certainly present while drinking. Dark brown color. Above average active carbonation in the glass while drinking.

Smell: Medium to darker fruits explode on the front. Semi-sweet malt body. Undertones of cloves and peppery spices add extra levels of complexity. Buttery doughy malt presence really makes this a bright, breathable aroma.

Taste: Huge fruity front of plums, bananas, and purple grapes. Bright buttery bread character warms up in the body with a potent undertone of exotic spices. Waves and waves of fruit continue to wash over the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Plums and bright malt character leave a mouth watering sweetness behind on the palate. So incredibly easy drinking for a brew coming in at 8.2% abv. Carbonation plays along perfectly with this brew by bringing out some of the brighter tones.

Overall: tough to put this one down even for a second. Mouth watering fruits and rounded malt character are the highlights. The spices are present but very subtle in a complimentary role.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown color, visible yeast floaters at the bottom. Off white head and lace, not too thick. Not a very dark brown, somewhat hazy.

A very fruity smell, bananas and raisins. Somewhat spicy and sweet, obvious alcohol in the nose. Somewhat caramelized sugary.

Sweet toward the beginning, like the fruity smell, bananas and some warming alcohol. Becomes a little spiced with a small bit of hop characteristic. The malt bitterness does well to balance the sweetness. Somewhat wood like. Very obvious wheat malt character.

Definitely a great beer. Heavy and perfect for sipping on slowly. A really good example of a German style.

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Photo of dar482
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a muddy reddish copper color.

The aroma has white grape raisins, sharp light dried fruit, like apricot. Lots of banana, banana Runts as well. Some light breadiness. Sweet toffee, caramel, and ripe banana and a good amount of clove and spice.

The flavor follows of raisin bread and fruit cake. Super sweet ripe banana and caramel sweetness. There's lots of spice with pepper, clove, star anise.. Sweet juicy plum. The beer finishes off clean and gentle with tons of the carbonation. Quite dry on the finish.

My favorite German beer as its filled with flavor. Somehow, that makes me want to analogize this beer as a "German DIPA." Similar to a DIPA with clean, slightly malty, filled with fruit flavor, medium creamy mouthfeel, clean finish.

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

Poured from the bottle into a Weihenstephaner hefe glass.

I'm biased towards German beers s they were the first eye-openers for me as far as what greatness could be, but I like to revisit these brews I had abroad to take notes and enjoy in a more thoughtful manner. And almost without fail, all have been as good as I remember as well as beers with the quality and craft of America's more recent artisan offerings.

Without having tasted this beer yet, I was able to marvel at the way it looked in the glass. The pour produced a massive foamy head that took its sweet time to fade away and settled into a plateau shape above the beer. There's so much carbonation rising in this beer that it looks alive and the color, milk chocolate with bright golden hues at the base, is accentuated by its muddy and thick-looking texture. It looks like I'm in for a meal.

One whiff of this beer and my nose gets a huge blast of banana and clove. These two smells dominate and leave little else to detect, but I do get some nutty hints.

The front end on this is malty, spiced and clove-heavy. The banana notes make an appearance about mid-palate and then give way to a yeasty finish that seems to combine all the flavors. There's some bread notes in there too on the finish. It's not a beer that's got incredible dimensions of flavor and complexity, but it does a superb job of offering a balanced blend of delicious flavors.

I'm a fan and always will be. The beer is smooth, completely free of any hints of alcohol and offers a thick, creamy mouthfeel. It does drink like a meal. I'd skip plenty of meals to drink this with that in 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 4,416 ratings.
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