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 | 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 asabreed
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

For all the hype, all the great reviews, and the fact that I can get this at my nearby Kroger in Richmond, I'm now even more ridiculously impressed at how good this is. 1 pt 9 oz bottle.

Appearance: Lacing isn't crazy, but the head stays put on top of the beer, dissipating slowly with each pour. Unfiltered wheat haze with amber and brown undertones.

Smell: A fantastic mesh of clove, banana, slight cream, and malt at the forefront. Some slight dark fruit and chocolate undetones. This is absolutely ridiculous it's so good, and I'm having trouble getting my nose out of it.

Taste: As I'm tasting this, I'm thinking to myself, "Is this for real?" Beautiful malt sweetness, banana, clove, and cream. The aftertaste lingers for long on the tongue, and it should be savored. I have to say, the complexity here is NOT the point; it's that what's here is balanced so smoothly, so beautifully, and so tastefully, that it certainly, to me, warrants an exceptional rating. So goddamn good.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full-bodied, medium carbonation that fits the creamy and fuller body of the beer. Wonderful.

Drinkability: I had no clue what I was in for. This may be the beer that I expected worlds from and finally got them in return. I can't wait to get more of this, and that it's so readily available to me makes it almost laughable.

I wish I hadn't had Aventinus as my first Weizenbock, but either way I'm certainly getting some more. Regardless off what kind of beer is your favorite, a bottle of this is cheap enough to try, and even it wasn't, you should at least try this.

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

A fizzy and hazzy dark amber to brown color. Definately unfiltered. Kind of light head that fizzes for a while and then settles down to a remaining thin head that stays for the duration. Right away you can smell that sweet malty fruit aroma as well as some grainy wheat aroma on further inspection.

Nice medium creamy mouthfeel with a bit of alchohol warmth. Flavor is clove and prune with a hint of banana and vanilla surrounded by a malty grainy wheat body, a hint of salt on the tip of the tongue.Taste is classic dunkleweissen with a heavy dose of malty bock. Just like you would expect but amazing how smooth they are together. A fair amount of tartness if you let it linger in you mouth a bit. This is an awesome beer with tons of complexity, taste even changes a bit as it warms and as you get into more yeast toward the bottom it becomes more bready. This is my first Wheat Doppelbock but trust me, it won't be my last.

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Photo of Fugazme
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours tall. A very dark brown with an off-white mountain head. Settles down to 1/4" and wonderful stickage.

Smell is very nice and typical. Banana and even some clove.

Excellent mouthfeel. Smooth, yet bubbly. Nice.

Banana and spice. I'm enjoying this beer with some fresh zucchini bread with homegrown zucchini. Pairs very nicely. Spicy.

A very, very good beer.

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Photo of wl0307
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BB date: 01/06/06.
A: in a (dry) 300ml weissbier glass, it pours a hazy, dark-caramel colour, coming with an effervescent, off-white thick beer head, so creamy and frothy even when the lively carbonation settles down it stays there without any trouble--looking everlasting, incredibly decent and elegant...
S: upfront is deeply fruity aroma of hefe-weizen, mixed of ripe bananas+banana skin+green guava, plus a refreshingly spicy note of clove, and profoundly sour-sweet wheatish grainy aroma. If "blind-sniffing" this beer, one might be tricked to believe it's just another pale-coloured hefe-weizen with a stronger, assertive malt and sugary presence~~ Very balanced as well as very delicious.
T: upfront on the palate comes a profoundly fruity (mainly banana-skin and the classic mixed-tropical fruity taste of hefe-weizen) flavour, followed immediately by creamy, deeply brown-sugary (close to caramel) palate of dark malts, on top of an underlyingly rich yeasty+sugary+intriguingly-spicy flavour common to Belgian dark ale. With an assertive alcoholic mouthfeel sitting firmly underneath, the refreshingly wheatish flavour adds to the otherwise profoundly rich and sugary palate a pleasantly tart-fruity kick to reach a nice balance in terms of both texture and flavour. Quite warmish alcoholic touch at first proves a bit too powerful for my taste, but expectable and thankfully short-lived.
M&D: the mouthfeel is a bit sharp upfront, turning more and more creamy and rounded towards the end as the alcoholic texture turns softer in strength and thinner/cleaner on the palate/between the teeth. A remarkable beer it is, much much more flavoursome than its cousin Schneider Weisse Original. I'd go for single bottle each time, as it's very powerful and hard to digest if consumed too much. A beer with characters to savour rather than quaff.

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

Appearance: stained oak brown, hazy, sudsy layer of light tan foam that compacts slowly

Aroma: steeped figs, malt, raisins, wet dog (just a hint!), wheat, light banana esters, clove

Flavor: initially a sweet breadiness (like a malt loaf) which dries out with a swath of peppery alcohol and clovey phenols, chestnuts, finishes semisweet with a wheaty aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium-full body, prickly fine carbonation, long-lingering alcohol warmth in the throat

Other comments: Weissbier was my first love (as far as beer is concerned), so a "super-weiss" like this one brings back those good ol' days!

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

Poured into a Aventinus glass, deep dark brown in color, lots of carbonation and a huge tan head which takes awhile to disapate. Tons of lacing left from the middle out to the edge's. I could smell grassy, chocolate, spicy, and fruity scents. Taste's like a hefe-weizen, but with a more doppelbock flavor, very nice. Has a medium body with a slight taste of alcohol, but not that much considering it is a 8% ABV. Very drinkable, it's a keeper.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a huge off white head. The aroma is ocloves, banana, caramel, chocolate. The taste is above reproach. Huge clove and banana flavors with some darker caramel tones lurcking in the background. The mouthfeel is medium think, and juicy. Overall, this is one outstanding brew. Now if I could only find it on tap.

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Photo of JanM
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus is the name of a Swedish based multi-lingual drug term data base at Gothenburg University (http://www.spraakbanken.gu.se/av/index.html). It's probably a coincidence but this fine beer gives a pleasant alco-kick. More likely, the name is taken from the Roman hillock Mons Aventinus. It was orginally a workers residential area but was quickly gentrified and filled with villas, baths, and temples (the most famous being the one devoted to Diana, the godess of nature).In the middle ages the hill was apppropriated by monastic establishments, and they are still there. Enough of that. It's a beer review. Aventinus the Beer rules the Weizenstarkbiers. The foam, the sweet smell, the distinct taste of wheat and hops. But the guy on the label looks like Martin Luther.

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Photo of egajdzis
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark amber color with a fizzy, light tan head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Sweet caramel malt, spicy clove, and alcohol in the aroma. Initial tart wheat taste, followed by lots of caramel maltiness, and some banana and bubblegum as well.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is nice. Poured out to a darker amber orange color that was slightly cloudy. Nice 1 1/2 Inch head and higher carbonation. Aroma was very complex, with some notes of grapes, hops, and a end similar to smoked bacon. Flavor was very solid, with notes of malt, cocoa, and dark fruits. Hid the 8% ABV very well. Medium mouthfeel was not overly heavy, and not to wimpy light. Finished a bit sweet and malty. Very nice. This is a great all round beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at Steve's Liquor here in Madison.

Pours a cloudy dark apple cider reddish-brown with a one finger off-white head that sticks around for the pint. Smell is fruity/spicy/malty, heavy on the spice. Taste follows the nose, a nice malty body with grapey, dark fruit and spicy clove notes, gets a little chocolatey as it warms. Mouthfeel is rich but smooth with medium carbonation. Overall a very drinkable weizenbock, but beware the 8% - one or two will do the trick here. A very nice little beer indeed.

Year-Later edit: an amazingly complex and balanced weizenbock - truly the standard of the style with notes of apple vinegar, sweet maple syrup and white wine. a must try rendition of a unique style.

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Photo of niangelo
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle, into a pint-glass. I know, I know.

Poured a dark copper/brown with flashes of red. Head is extremely lively and I have to pour this one slow. The head recedes after about 30 seconds leaving no lacing. Smells of that grassiness and malt character.

Extremely fizzy and lively mouthfeel. Taste is heavy-duty on bananas, with that strong wheat character and spiciness. I also detect some raisins, prunes and a very light finish with mild toasting. I can't even hint at the alchohol, very well hidden. I can detect a very similar character in Hoegaarden, another wheat beer, of course.

I'm not keen on this style yet, I'm having a hard time getting into the wheat feel in general. I will explore, learn and return later.

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Photo of gus
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very dark with a carmal color. Somewhat of a thick, bubbly tan brown head. Very fruity, no hop aroma, followed by a clove spice smell. Taste is spicy with a wheat flavor, followed by bannanas and other possible fruits. Moderate fizzy carbonation with a minimial bite going down. The high alcohol was not noticed at all. Very smooth drinkability after the first sip. This is an excellent beer. I will continue to buy this and will drink again and again.

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Photo of baugherlager
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was even better than what I thought it would be. Poured just like any German wheat beer. It was exactly a said on the bottle wheat doppelbock. I would say this is cut down the middle all the goodness from a wheat beer and all the malty sweetness from a great doppelbock. Poured a dark brown almost soda looking. Very gassy like most German wheat beers. Very malty slightly sweet. tasting. Finish comes off cool and refreshing but with a little more heaviness that I found not too overpowering for the summer.

In all this is a beer that is among the best in my book. Definately in my top ten.

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Photo of swid
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus pours a slightly hazy, dark brown color into my pint glass...this beer looks incredibly soda-like, right down to the fizzy light brown head. Unfortunately, the head is only about 1/2" and dies down nearly instantly. Moderate carbonation, no lacing. This is one malty beer, and the smell confirms that fact. The smell is bready, caramely, fruity (like raisins in particular), and slightly sweet from the alcohol. Not surpringly, the hops aroma is nonexistant in this beer.

The initial taste is quite sweet and malty, which is reinforced almost immediately by the alcohol (at a perfectly complimentory level). Other flavors present are raisin, caramel, a bit of chocolate, and a tiny amount of spiciness from the hops. The flavor balance in a beer of this ABV is outstanding, hiding the alcohol present nearly too well; it's delightfully understated. However, the mouthfeel is where Aventinus really shines. It's full without being syrupy, slightly slick, incredibly smooth, and goes down with a very pleasant sweet yet mildly spicy aftertaste.

This is an insanely easy-drinking beer (esp. considering its ABV). I've never had a weizenbock before, and I'm kicking myself for waiting this long to try one. This will be an outstanding beer for the winter months, and it's pretty damn good on a dog day in August.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

How did I pass this up so many times at my beer store....What a huge mistake...although I've loved quality beer for many years I never tried this until reading about it on this website. Dumb Dumb Dumb.

Appearance cannot be improved. Deeep rich looking frothy head. It actually spoke to me...I think its alive and it will not die. Smells of some banana and caramel but so enriched that it smells like a poutpouri with some raisin or plum in the background as well....just beautiful all around. I had this with the intention of a pre-nightcapper but I could see this as an after dinner brew to seal the deal. Something strong enough to compete with the dinner yet rich and easy drinking not to bloat or disturb. mouthfeel was awesome creamy, some oils, carbonation makes its point then fades quickly like alot of german brews. If I did believe in a god it would have to be the person that perfected this recipe....Perfection.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep reddish brown color that is pretty hazy when held to the light though the beer was poured gently off of the sediment. There was a head of loose bubbles that retained throughout the pour, but fell to a smaller one sustained by the bubbles rising.

Aroma: Oh there are lots of aromas to be found in this beer! Plum is by far the most noticeable. The aroma is definitely grainy and has some definite alcoholic presence to it. It is wonderfully complex with clove and a host of other things.

Taste: The taste is super rich. There are the dark fruits like plums and raisins that are here in abundance, but I also get some rich alcohol notes like sherry. The mouthfeel is almost fizzy, so it leaves you with the impression that it is a lighter beer than it is. There is a noticeable alcoholic burn after the flavor starts to fade.

Opinion: This beer is world class, and I don't know how anybody could possibly dispute that fact. I rarely drink wheat beers in general unless they have a ton of funk from the Senne Valley. This is the only other wheat beer that I will drink on a regular basis because of the simple fact that it is incredibly tasty. The fact that it was brewed according to the Reinheitsgebote makes it even more amazing because they were able to get all of these flavors with only four ingredients. Awesome!

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

Presentation: 1 pt. 9 oz. bottle, no freshness or BBD, poured into an Aventinus weizenbock glass.

Appearance: Deep brown hue, somewhat transparent in the slim bottom of the glass. The beer there resembled coca-cola in color. the head poured about 1 inch and faded quickly into a lace.

Aroma: Very sweet and malty.

Taste: The beer is actually midly smoth up front, with the malt flavor boldly entering the mix about midway with a hint of chocolate, and holding through to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Rather thick and syrupy. The carbonation is higher than average as well.

Overall: A good beer to try once, but it's a little sweet for my taste.

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Photo of Gaisgeil
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard so many good things about this one I just had to try it for myself.

Pours a murky dark brown in color with a nice frothy light tan head. Nose is invariably sweet smelling, quite malty. Taste is very smiliar, heavy on the malt, some light sherry notes, a bit woody and estery. Very nicely balanced somehow though, quite a masterpiece.

I'll be sure to return to this one again.

Slàinte!

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Photo of cypressbob
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, poured into a franziskaner glass

Pours with a hazy brown body, not very dark with some copper hints. Off white, almost light tan head, with a gentle pour it went crazy but soon settled down

Smell, estery, strong dried fruits, wheat, malt, slight whiff off smooth booze, brandy maybe. Heady aroma

Taste, crisp smooth malt, slight alcoholic fruit, dried fruit, slight nutty, some big ballsy alcohol on the finish, slight hint of wheat. Tonnes of cloves, leaves that slight aftertaste too

A pretty solid brew, slightly disappointing

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

Aventius pours a darkish-brown color, with a tinge of red at the bottom of the glass. It is opaque with a medium sized white bubbly head. From the middle of the glass on up, small, tightly packed bubbles rapidly flow towards the surface.

The beer is dominated by a fresh wheat aroma, with malty roasted tones added.

Overall the taste is very smooth and malty. There is a strong hint of chocolate mixed with just a smidge of spice in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is full, with a highly dense texture. At the same time, however, it is amazingly refreshing on the back of the tongue.

For me it is hard to believe that this beer has an eight percent ABV, as it is so easy to sip and enjoy without tasting any alcohol. This is an absolute killer doppelback, and a steal at $3 a bottle!!

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Photo of sacfly
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful brownish red, slight haze after pouring the rest of the 500ml bottle. Medium head with medium bubbles. Smells of caramel, grain, and a hint of ripe/overripe fruit. Light clove. Taste is similar to the smell. Medium to heavy body that feels velvety to the mouth and tongue. Powerfully rich and deep. A hint of chocolate in the taste. Outstanding. Yeast and caramel in the aftertaste. A wonderful brew for a cool/cold night. Everything is just about perfect down to the chosen serving size.

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Photo of santoslhalper
3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearence: Pours a deep mohogany with a thin, quickly dissapating off-white head. Perfect clarity, loads of carbonation.

Smell: The smell is strong and spicy, with strong alcohol notes. The wheat is noticable but not upfront.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Ouch. Too sweet. The flavors that are present (nuttyness, roasted malts, cloves) are overrun and overpowered by the incredibly malty sweetness. Too much for me, it's killing me. The mouthfeel is chewy and thick.

Drinkability and Overall: It's an ok brew just not quite my cup of tea. Too sweet, too overpowering, no balance, and definitly no focus. I've not had too many Weizenbocks, but I know enough about them to realise there is much more a Weizenbock can be than this. Not bad.

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Photo of thechaacster
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful deep mahogany, clouded by the thick yeast common to Schneider's beers. Huge bubbly head that quickly fizzes away, also common to Schneider's beers. Big, big aroma, with pear, banana, dark wheat bread, even a hint of apple cider. This beer smells so good I almost forgot to drink it. But drink it I must! The flavors of Schneider's Original Weisse are all here: whole wheat, banana bread, lots of yeast.. except they are all magnified threefold. Plenty of the caramelly doppelbock character, and a very smooth mouthfeel. A bit of alcoholic zing is there, but nothing suggesting the 8% abv. Of course, you'll notice the 8% by the time you're finished with the bottle, but what the hey. Aventinus is a world-class, luxurious beer from one of my absolute favorite breweries. If you like Schneider's original, Aventinus will be absolute heaven for you.

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Photo of mynie
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a classy Dunkel weiss. Wonderful brown with the best head you can imagine, the kind that makes it so you only have to hold the bottle straight for a few seconds while pouring. Nothing synthetic here. Just yeast trained to dance.

Smells of a great wheat beer. All spice, clove, white pepper, banana, apricot. All of them all over the place. Zip zap rap.

Tastes like it smells only with a zip of dobblebock chocolate running throughout. Wow! This is great.

Truly a beer that lives up to its hype. I'm going to be drinking more than a few of these in the future.

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