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

4,485 Ratings
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown, somewhat murky. A big wheat head with excellent retention. Clove-forward on the nose, as the aroma is dominated by a "spicy" wheat character. A little bit of bubblegum and a hint of toasted bread.

Excellent sweet/dry balance as many great German brews show. Malt-forward overall, with a bit of clove. Mild bitterness on the finish. Some mild fruity esters, primarily raisin. Mouthfeel is fairly light with a smooth carbonation, but fades to flatness a bit too quickly.

Aventinus is an excellent wheat bock that's worthy of the praise it receives. Among the few dark wheat beers I've had to date, it stands above the rest.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight hops, hint of pale malt, and a hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of a Weizenbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, decent appearance, great aroma and body, and good feel and blend.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kevin for this one. Apparently this is the "go-to" weizenbock, much like Weihenstephan owns the title for "go-to hefe". Haven't had much weizenbock experience in my life, so I'll have to see how this plays out. Brown and swampy looking from the pour, hazy and cloudy all the way through with a puffy, off-white head showing nice retention and solid lacing as the beer shrinks in the glass.

Bubblegum. Yeast. Banana. Clove. Apple skins. Mild dark fruits. Sound familiar? Smells almost like a hefeweisen on acid - only with less wheat and a stronger alcohol presence. Yes, yes, the alcohol is noticeable on the nose, but doesn't really hinder at all - it only adds a bit of phenol presence. As this one warms up, I start picking up some more unique notes; mild tartness, cherries, dry wheat, spices, and light caramel. Overall, very pleasing to my nostrils, and it smells much like I expected. The wheat definitely picks up the pace a bit more during the latter half, too.

Well, well, well. Whatever bit of wheat was missing in the aroma is more than compensated for in the taste. The first sip coats the palate with a heavy blanket of wheat; subtly sweet, dry, and refined. The bubblegum-banana combo follows closely behind, and the banana almost takes on a "rotten" or "overripe" flavor profile. I know that sounds gross, but trust me - it works well. Yeasty and hefe-like all around with spices coming at you left and right. Clove, coriander, orange zest, pith, and peel, with a light sprinkling of mild white pepper covering everything. In the end, some light fruitiness surfaces; mild banana and mixed berries. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation, giving a floaty kind of mouth feel.

Hm, I still think I prefer Weihenstephaner Vitus to this beer, but there's no denying that this is still some good stuff. I don't know if I'm well-versed enough in weizenbocks to accurately rank this one among the rest, but it was definitely tasty, and dangerously drinkable for being 8.2% ABV.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Murky brown out of the bottle. Thin persistent head. Raisins, dates and alcohol aromas apparent. Tobacco, cloves, raisins flavors come through. Rather sharp fizziness to it, some alcohol warming. Easy to drink, full of complex flavors- definitely something to enjoy with cheese on a cold rainy day.

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

G. Schneider 'Aventinus' Germany's original Wheat Dopplebock @ 8.2% , served from a 500 ml bottle , #6 bottle cap and a purple label purchased for $4

A-pour is a murky dark brown with a medium size off white head leaving some spotty lace along the weizen glass

S-ripe banana , fig , dates , some yeast

T-tons of spice , clove , corriander , very complex sweet wheat and yeast

MF-low carbonation , full bodied , feeling the warmth as more is consumed

Ov-big beer , fruity & boozy is your thing , welcome to Unser Aventinus

sampled alongside 3 other G.Schneider beers & 3 from local brewer Moon Under Water

prost LampertLand

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,485 ratings.
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