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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Photo of Citadel82
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark amber with a large bubbled white head that receded quickly. Nearly no lacing but a very steady stream of bubbles fed a thin layer of white atop the beer throughout the consumption.

Smell a heady aroma of malt and yeast with hints of alcohol, almost imperceptible hint of hops.

Tastes rich and with wheat/floury/cake with some spices, ripe bananas, hint of cloves, cinnamon. Some yeast and a brief medium dry finish where alcohol makes a brief appearance

Medium bodied - though heavy for a wheat beer with lots of effervesence that tickles the tongue. Slightly oily in that the beer lingers in the the mouth and on the tongue.

This is a wonderful beer for a cold winters night. Though the Aventinus Eisbock which will follow is a rare and fine tipple as well.

I really like this beer and even bought the funky glass that it is served in so I could be as authentic as possible. Half-time has the Eisbock Glass which is a sawed off version of the regular glass.

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

Aventinus Weizen is a beer the I loved from the moment I had it first time back in the german time. Still love it and everytime that I can get a hold of it fresh, I'll buy and soon drink. Aventinus pours in fine and has a nice brown color. It's nose is very weizen like although the bananna is not the only thing you smell. Great sourness of the wheat and fullmalty make it a joy to get your nose near the surface of the beer. Taste is strong, full malty, litle sour and ending just like it was the whole time, dry and litle bitter. Great brew!

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Photo of TastyTaste
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pleasant hazy chocolate brown color, with a head that foams up to a small off-white bubbly layer then quickly dies down to the tiniest ring of bubbles around the outside of the glass. The nose is a musty yeastiness that reminds me of the nose of a belgiun dark ale. Taste is very tart and fruity, cloves and more yeast present. Mouthfeel is moderate with a perfect amount of carbonation.

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

from Whole Foods, clarendon

fluffy two fingers of cream-colored head, wanes to a nice coating. left some good lacing. murkey brown with crimson highlights

man, i love weizens and doppelbocks. what a brilliant hybrid! the nose is real malty and chocolatey, with weizen spice

the taste is what i expected of a "weizenbock," but i still needed to try it for myself. delicious chocolatey-clove, bready-banana and a little touch of alcohol spice. this stuff is great. maybe it will be my next cloning project

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Photo of bultrey
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A very interesting beer. Picked up for $3.50 at a little market in Brooklyn. This comes wrapped in tissue paper, on which is printed a variety of pop culture events from 1999. Tear off the paper and it's that familial purple label that Aventinus sports.
I poured this into a large flute-like beer glass. The appearance of this beer is remarkable. It pours a very deep, dark, ruby brown, and it seems as if it should be thick, but is in fact thin enough to foster a very strange, soda-like carbonation, or perhaps champagne-like is more accurate. A very persistent moussy head with fast moving bubbles racing up the side of the glass.
The smell reminded me of cocoa powder, mostly, with a little banana and clove. It was not an overwhelming aroma. This beer also tastes like cocoa powder, but there is also a melange of fruit and spicy flavors, including clove, banana, earth (truffles?), fig, and maybe even some red fruit, like chocolate covered blueberries or raspberries. Strangely enough, it was a good flavor, but for some reason I expected more power. The mouthfeel is remarkably creamy for being such a realtively thin, non-filling beer. The drinkability suffers, because the alcohol in this puppy sneaks up on you really quickly.
Still, these beers make as good a case as any for aging, and I'm going to buy some more and age it for even a couple more years...

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Photo of WTexas
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew combines the best characteristics of my two favorite German beer styles -- Weizen and Doppelbock. Poured a clear crisp dark brown with an adequate head in my Weizenglas. Detected more of the Doppelbock caramel/raisin smell than the esters that are usually experienced with a Weizen. The opposite was true of the taste, which exhibited more of a traditional Weizen creaminess. In short, this beer is the best of both worlds. It somehow brings out the best of both styles without compromising either. Highly recommended.

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Photo of carln26
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was on tap at Cicero’s and poured deep brown with garnet highlights into a shaker pint glass. Very thick dense, cream colored head. Bright fruit malt aroma. More of the same in the flavor. Light lace, slightly cloudy. Subtle caramel and figs come through late in the flavor profile. Rich mouth feel. To me this beer defines this style. Rich and sweet, it’s even better on tap than it is from a bottle. The malty sweetness overcomes the roaster flavor you see in many Weizenbocks. What a terrific beer.

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

Served from the 500ml Euro-stlye brown bottle.
In appearance this a slightly hazy,yet glowing brown colour. Massive frothy white head, furious carbonation in the glass.
A very rich creamy ,spicy wheat aroma, banana and caramel aromas too.
The flavour is like all the classic German "hefes",bananas ,spices etc but with a nice touch of a dark chocolate,caramel background.A good alcohol taste at the end.
A well carbonated mouthfeel,but it feels good on the tongue. The finish is semi-dry, a noticable alcoholic presence in the throat..warming.,
A very well crafted beer, I liked it .But i doubt i could manage more than one 500ml in a sitting. Yet I will certainlly pick it up again.

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Photo of kelticblood
3.51/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance started off outstanding and finished below average. Extreme carbonation with a soapy like head that fizzed alot.Dark red color with bubbling carbonation.Strong ABV noticed with every sip. Watery and could use more body.No traces of lace left at all.Had a huge head even with a slow pour that lasted for a few minutes.Sweet malt taste with hints of raisins and molasses. I expected more.

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

I poured aggressively and got over a two inch head; off white, which quickly subsided. Color is bronze not too dark brown.

The aroma is mystical- alcohol, plum, winelike and spice.

Taste of dark bread, grain and controlled sweetness. Finishes with sweet and fruity notes yet remarkably clean. This is a Christmas treat for me and I found it wonderfully drinkable.

The Doppelbock name on the label had me from the start.

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

tough to add much to 357 reviews, but here goes, bottle says brewed in 1999, pours a murky, cloudy, brownish, plummy shade of something very Aventinus like. Nose is musty, fruity, vinious and earthy. Bold and unbashful, this is a tasty, strong wheat bock, fruity, notes of ripe plums, malty, slightly astringent on the tongue. One of the all time classics, a must try. fine stuff

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

16.9oz bottle obtained via trade with LuckySevens82. Thanks for the opportunity... Comes in commemorative bag noting events in 1999, and with descriptive hangtag.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" eggshell head above the dark brownish-amber brew. Head is relatively resilient, and lacing is minimal, both of which are acceptable to me with an aged product. Aroma is of caramel malts, with light tinges of dark fruits and hops character. Taste is initially of biscuity malt, fading into the minimal fruit and hops notes as hinted in the nose. No hint of relatively high alcohol content here. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and drinkability excellent as well. Worth searching for.

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Photo of Wolfsdenbrew
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours with a huge cream colored head that dissipates after about a minute or so, leaves very little lacing. Thousands of tiny bubbles come up from bottom of glass during the entire expoerience. It's a clear copper-brown.

The aroma is grainy almost like wet hay with slight hints of banana and brown sugar. There is just the slightest hint of hop bouquet.

The flavor is sweet and malty, again with faint hints of raisins, prunes, and licorice. Tha alcohol comes through a little bit on this one and no hop finish to speak of at all.

Good carbonation and body.

An enjoyable beer. i am not a big fan of wheat beers, they always have that wet hay/grass aroma, but this was a good beer.

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Photo of GDMFSOB
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My God! This beer is nothing short of spectacular. This is not a style I've ever been particularly fond of, but this is one of the greatest beers I've ever had. It's much more estery and aromatic than any other German bock I've ever encountered, It sort of reminds me of a cross between a German doppel bock and a Belgian strong dark ale. It's floral and fruity, but make no mistake this beer has balls the size of haystacks. I doubt that there is a better beer in all of Germany.

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

Pours a very dark amber with a huge 2 inch head (maybe too aggressive on the pour) it dissapated quickly and leaves little to no lacing.

Scent is of sweet light roasted malts, rasins, bananas and spices.

Taste is quite nice with sweet malts, dark fruits, bananas, clove and finishes dry but sweet with just a hint of hops.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, and even though there seems to be a lot of carbination (maybe too much) in this bottle it leaves me with a creamy feel.

Drinkability is superb. This beer is smooth and almost refreshing (maybe due to the carbination). I would definately be able to drink many more of these.

This is the best weizenbock I have had. 2001 is very much worth the price, almost $7 for 500ml bottle. I am planning on buying another.

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

Got this in BIF 10. It is wonderful. Beautiful garnet/deep red color. Pours with a huge head, but it doesn't stick around. I wouldn't expect it to, given the ABV. Smells vinous. Raisiny, black curranty... You can taste the alchol in this, but it's not out in front screaming. It's there, but as a supporting cast. Tastes kinda like a barleywine soaked raisin. A very, very nice, well done beer. It's surpisingly light on the tounge.

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Photo of Fish113d
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upon listening to my buddy Sulldaddy tell me over and over again that this is his favorite brew, I finally broke down and bought a bottle.

Pouring it into my goblet, it poured a dark brown w/ hints of reds in there as well. It left a very fizzy head that quickly jumped over the rim of my glass, but just as quickly fizzled to absolute nothingness in my glass. Smelling it, I first got a sense of soy sauce from a foot or so away, but when really getting my nose into it, I got lots of brown malty tones, not as much as I would hope from a Weizen, but nice overall. I also got the smell of some nuts, fruit (raisins maybe) or some rasberries w/ chocolate.

Tasting it, I first thought it was very malty and deep in flavor w/ plums and citrus flavors. However, as I took a few more sips I felt it tasted more like bitter rasberry chocolate. As I swallowed it, I got the slight taste of a clove cigarette that spiced it up a bit (nice touch).

Pretty light in body, it drank rather easily and the taste helped that happen. It was a nice crisp beer even at room temp, with nice carbonation that tickled my tongue. It also left a nice aftertaste as I said before.

Drinkable??? As Stone Cold once said..."OH, HELL YEAH!!!!"

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

Pours with an orange reddish color and a light head around the rim of the glass. The aroma is malty sweet with some fruity notes. The flavor is brimming with malt character but not in an over-done way. Pale malt seems to dominate the delicate flavor along with light flavors of apple, grapefruit, and crisp grass. There is also a slight wood flavor in the beer. Very clean beer with a smooth carressing of the palate.

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Photo of merlin48
4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites, often enjoyed, never reviewed. Pours a hazy, chestnut brown body with a sturdy one finger head that is old ivory in color. Nice retention and average patchy lace result from the pour.
Aroma is heavenly. Clove spiked rum rasin bread is the best description. Raisins, allspice, overripe bananas, wheat grain, a hint of alcohol, and an array of other spices entice the nose. Beautiful!
Mouthfeel has spritzy carbonation and an ideal medium body that, somehow, manages to possess a creamy component.
Taste is divinely complex. Chocolate notes are complimented by spicy clove and allspice, and an abundance of fruity flavors are led by banana, plum, fig, and dates. Earthy yeast adds yet another dimension, as the carbonation allows the complexities to mingle into an orgy of Weizenbock delight.
This is probably my favorite beer, one that I rely on as a solid, full bodied, supremely crafted, always enjoyable, brew. Very highly recommended to all.

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Photo of clvand0
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a brown color with a tall off-white head that stays around for a while and leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma has a fruity sweetness and a little alcohol. The flavor is quite malty and sweet with the alcohol being evident as well. Thick mouthfeel.

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Photo of mntlover
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky brown looking brew with a big tannish head full of big and little bubbles collapsing on themselves as they fall to tiny ring of bubbles. Its cool you can hear them bursting on there way down fizzy sounding, but not fizzy tasting. Aroma of ripe fruits dipped in caramel and molasess dominate with smells of light spice and toasted malt also but in backgroud. Taste is sweet fruit to start aided by some caronation. Then the toasted malt makes a brief apperance followed by light bitterness and spiceness that begins after your swallow is resting safely in your tummy. Mouthfeel is right side of medium its chewy and full tasting, but not a heavy beer goes down easy and smooth finished before done typing. Drinkability is good goes down easy bottle say 8% that doesn't seem possible no alcohol in taste at all. My first Weizenbock on reccomendation from merlin48 this is a good beer must try more.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed in October 2004 at the Toronado on tap. Let me start by saying that I have had this beer many a time, but am just getting around to rating it. This is, without a doubt, my favorite current beer. It pours with a huge head and leaves a nice lace while drinking it in my awesome Aventinus glass. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 on appearance is that I compare everything against beers like Westy or Rochefort or the like. The bubbles seemed to be a little large and the lacing wasn't top notch as some beers I have had. The scent is heavenly. Smells of so many different things. Cloves, spices, anise, chocolate, bananas, toffee, port like wine. So many different scents to amaze your nose. Taste is just as good. Mostly I taste the cloves, spices and bananas. Perfect carbonation for this style beer which makes it very smooth going down. The high alcohol content is the only reason it doesn't get a 5 on drinkability. Two of these is plenty for me before it ends being as enjoyable. A really good afterdinner drink if you don't wan't something super sweet like a port, barleywine or eisbock. Can't say enough good things about this beer. Even the price is good. About $3.29 at my local bevmo for a 16.9 oz bottle. I always have at least 4-6 or these on hand at all times. If you see it, you must try it. I deplore you people!!! Buy, buy two because you will be wanting another the minute you finish the first.

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Photo of TheLiterati
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Happy Birthday to Me!

OK, so I really don't need a special occasion to drink this, my all time favorite ale, but every single time I have one of these, it's a celebration.

Still, it was nice to celebrate the big 4-3 with family, a few good friends, and G. Schneider and Sohn.

A bottle fermented beauty that pours to a deep, hazy, wheaty brownish color. Cloudy like a hefe, but the color of brown ale…quite a combination. Smells of raisins, dates, cloves…maybe a bit of chocolate, with a hint of butterscotch. Sweet, but not annoyingly so.

Smooth mouthfeel, nicely carbonated, with an almost dry yet buttery finish.

Decidedly drinkable!

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Photo of elricorico
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out a dark reddish brown with a generous bubbly tan head. The head fizzed away to lacing rather quickly.

Smell is delicious. The fruity sweetness makes me think of baked sweets, and there is a hint of alcohol warmth to the aroma, somewhat reminiscent wine.

The taste does not dissapoint. Rich malty sweetness, a hint of licorice and spice. Its finish is like a lick of candy.

The mouthfeel is perfect. It is medium bodied with a light bit of carbonation. I goes into the mouth smoothly, feels good on the tongue, and is easy to swallow.

This is one of the most drinkable beers I've tasted. The combination of a great taste and perfect mouthfeel make it hard to put your glass down.

One of my favorite beers. I would not hesitate recommending it to anyone.

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

Pours an orange brown with nice white head. Smell and flavor is tart fruit- apples, cherries and yeast with a hop bitterness enough for balance and a malty sweetness. The beer is medium bodied with a very smooth mouthfeel along with bubbly carbonation and warm alcohol sensation. Very good beer, I prefer this over regular dopplebocks.

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