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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
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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2,103
Ratings:
4,367
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
13.92%
 
 
Wants:
316
Gots:
550
For Trade:
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Reviews: 2,103 | Ratings: 4,367
Photo of francisweizen
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2000 Vintage, caved aged for 36 months in Aventinus' ice cave in Germany. The appearance is very similar, if not the same as regular Aventinus. A dark, yeasty, murky brown colour with a humungous tan/beige head of foam. If swirled or allowed to garner up a big head, the aromas of this are also very similar to the regular Aventinus. I smell cloves, various fruits and esters, slight spicy alcohol, a bit of malt, and very, very slight floral hops. The aromas are actually a bit more well integrated than the aromas of the regular Aventinus, but at the same time, they are also less pronounces/pungent and complex. The taste is more subdued than that wild-fresh Aventinus, but all of the same major flavor hints are still there. Slight bitter-sweet chocolate, dark fruits, german yeast, malt and hops, alcoholic spiciness, and spicy clove hints. The mouthfeel is a bit creamier and more smooth in the mouth than fresh Aventinus and the drinkability is excellent for an 8.0%ABV wheat beer. Please remember to serve this cool, not cold at cellar temperature, because this is were Aventinus is at it's best. Since these 99 and 2000 reserve bottles have been aged in an ice cave for 36 months, they should be served straight from you ice cave (ie: cellar) or brought up to cellar temp, by sitting in the fridge for 30-40 minutes.

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Photo of NearerMyBeerToMe
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a big, fizzy head of large, airy white bubbles that quickly dissipates into nothing at all! (BTW I had not cleaned my tasting glass with detergent, or a towel, so I'm at a loss as to why there's no head... what a downer!) The beer itself is well-carbonated, though, with plenty of streamers rising through a light-chestnut colored brew with highlights that border on amber. Immediately weizeny aroma up front, with the distinctive refreshing, near-citrus tartness; there follows a banana-bread mealiness in the middle; with toffee malt rounding out the back. Flavor is of clove and slight cinnamon; sour-wheaty with suggestions of bubblegum and melon in the midpalate with spicy clove; highlights of raisin and white grapes. And oh yeah, a lot more clove--so much that it almost borders on black pepper. If you don't like clove, then forget it. Mouthfeel is spicily dry, effervescent, champagney with more peppery tingle; yet somehow quenching in the back of the throat. This combination of spiciness and quenching character infers a high drinkability. I could drink this in session if I wasn't feeling the alcohol already... I might try this again to see if the "appearance" score goes up a bit, but for now let's just say I didn't get as much out of this beer as I had hoped.

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

Vintage 2000: Ice cellar aged RESERVE

Really nice thick and pillowy tan head with tiny clean bubbles. Not much lacing but nice retention. Nice cloudy nut brown color from the yeast. The nose was of raisins, bananas and cloves and very appetizing. Mouth feel was smooth and full and enveloped my tough with flavors. Big flavors of clove, banana, dried sweet fruits and sweet malt. It has a mild wheaty acidic and spicy bite in the end that really finishes nicely. Also some hints of port, vanilla and anise somehow all mixed in this incredible creation..

Overall a superb brew and even smoother and more refined after aging.

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Photo of WaltTrombone
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark brown, with a fizzy tan head. Aromas were malt, caramel, smoke, grapefruit. There were many flavors, truly a complex beer! Malt, caramel, cherry, chocolate, orange, grapefruit, peach, clove, cinnamon, and sugar. 8%ABV is well hidden. The mouthfeel was smooth and light, with mild carbonation. The finish was smooth, with malt sweetness predominant.

I can see why this is on the Top 50 list; it's got that perfect combination of well-blended, yet complex flavors. Prosit!

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Photo of alexgash
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I couldn't remember the last time I'd had this, but I figured that since I was bottling my own weizenbock today, I should drink this purple beast. Pours a murky dark brown (with a reddish tinge) with a towering tan head. Smell: rich vinuous character with sweet hints of bubblegum, some banana, and hint of alcohol. Taste is tangy champagne banana wheat bread. Acidic, yeasty, sour apples, some clove. Finish is wheat bitter with lingering banana yogurt and alcohol. Delicious. Big and uncompromising, yet utterly drinkable. I can only hope my brew turns out one third as good!

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Photo of AbePhroman
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a 1pt .9oz bottle for $2.49. Totally worth it for this amazing beer. This is one of my favorite brews of all time. It's not often that I give a 5 for taste but this one deserves every point. Poured a cloudy brown hue. Very nice fizzy head with good lacing. Very spicy smell. Can smell the wheat and malts right away. Tastes amazing. Not sure how anyone can give this less than a 4.5. I gave it a five. Wonderful weizenbock. Yummy malts and fruity spices. 8% is a decent amount of alcohol. Goes very well with almost any meal. Try it out. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reddish dark brown with a gem-like glow, substantially tall evenly bubbled light tan head, frothy topped and whipped with a few divets and little sparkly specks within the foam. Fades slowly to a heavy skim always present but very little lace sticking, most drips back in. Aroma is citrusy and spicy with mild lemon and orange zest mostly coming through, lighter wheat and malty sweetness, musty yeast, and clove spices engaged within. Taste is a total brigade derived from the smell, pretty sharp toned up front with a strong wheaty carbonation that grabs hold right away and sticks with ya the whole ride through. Middle strikes with a yeasty take and citrus zest of lemon and orange, carbonation finally settles out and leaves prickly notions of malted sweetness with some dark fruityness of banana and starfruit tangyness and spice that lingers with a light chewyness that smoothes it out some but that carbonation really stands out and adheres to your mouth. Quite a ride in the feel dept., lots of hold and carbonation that creates lots of those little burps at first but as it warms it mellows and becomes more gratifying. A pretty nice brew, seemingly one dimension in a way, but complex enough to keep interest and finding something new nearly every sip makes for a welcome experience and favorable enjoyment.

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Photo of HossMcGraw
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I would call this an Imperial Hefeweizen. Appearance is dark brown, much lighter than I was expecting for a doppelbock. Smell is a blast of wheat, spice, and alcohol. Nice.
Taste is like a Hefeweizen on steroids, with a maltier presence as it warms. Very flavorful. Mouthfeel is a little too carbonated but otherwise pretty good. Drinkability is above average. Good beer, but doesn't seem like a doppel. Also very similar to Trois Pistoles.

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

Appearance: Hazy, iced-tea, brown-amber body. Huge, frothy, light-tan head packed with bubbles eventually subsides but a 1/4" refuses to give up. Lace is creamy and sticky.
Smell: Initial wheat blast is quickly pierced by sweet caramel and toasted malts. Definite banana, nutmeg, clove, pear, tart apple.
Taste: Initial wheat/yeast tartness is then balanced quite well by full malt sweetness. Finishes with a crisp citrus and hop/spice bitterness which still allows a muted sweet/tart to linger. Subtle alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel: Rich, slick maltiness, smooth wheat graininess. Carbonation is crisp and balances well with the malt's thickness.
Drinkability: This will cause me to give even more wheat beers a try (big revelation for a stout guy). Straight high marks for a very balanced and enjoyable presentation.

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

Poured a full cola like offering with the exception of the deep tannish white head. No visable glass cling but ring and island lace are available for inspection.
The body is a medium and appears a little murky.
Carbonation light.
Aroma, a fruity alcohol challenge. No winner.
Taste has a spicy/fruit character to it. I pickup initially the taste of plum, backed by a shi(p)load of his fruity friends.
Warm alcohol back is secondary but noticable.

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Photo of allboutbierge
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Much like a normal dunkelweizen, only with a tad more flavor and a little bit more alcohol.

Enjoyed in the festive enviroment of the Schneider Weiss tap house in Munich. Color was essentially that of any dunkel weiss, possibily with a slighter deeper brown color and more predominant orange hues. The head of the brew was extremely thick and long lasting. I bet I coudve floated a penny on the top of it (note-did not try). Flavor was particularly heavy in the aspects of bananas and even offered some notes of flat n/a apple cider. A very slight taste of alcohol could be tasted. Mouthfeel was extremely luxurious and thick. The strength of the flavors did however slightly detract from drinkability.

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Photo of diablo14
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

while wheat bocks are not my favorite style, it cannot be deined that is a very very good beer. its got everything you expect and then some. possibly a bit too sweet for me, my my its compex.

pouring with a deep reddish brown color and thick creamy head that was a white coffee like hue. sensational aromas, subtle burnt tones, bananas, some chocolate and layered spiciness of cinnamon, anise and cloves. taste was sweet, too much so for my liking and just lacked a bit of bite, but with all smells mentioned present in the overall flavor, with some woody and fruit notes. good carbonation, gave the full bodied nature of the beer a crisp element, and had a lingering hop finish that was very complimentary. quite spicy, but has great balance. i could certainly dectect the AV in the mouth.

there are others i prefer to be drinking, but id never knock this back. if my tooth was a little sweeter these days i would have rated this much higher. there is no doubt aventinus a beauty even if its not really a style i go in for often.

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

Deep dark red in colour with a huge white head that takes a little time to calm down. Very strong carbonation.

Complex nose that is so enjoyable to smell. Cloves, banana, various spices, dried herbs and slightest fruitiness. Deep stuff that is an absolute joy to 'swirl n sniff'.

The palate is extremely smooth. It just falls over the tounge and down the throat without a care in the world. Same flavours: cloves, spice, fruit, banana, wheat. A perfect match to the wonderful aromas.

This is like a super version of their hefe's. Wild stuff, throughly enjoyed it.

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Photo of SetarconeX
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Clove scent? In beer? How strange...

This is nothing like I thought it would be. I knew with the wheat, it wouldn't be as heavy as I'd usually expect from something claiming to be a Doppelbock, but it's really quite light. A light carmael, Pepsi cola color, with a fizz to match. Highly carbonated, watch yourself opening that bottle.

The taste, on the other hand, rests almost totally on the numberous spices which seem to have been added. Fruity, and yes, as the bottle says, it has a "clovelike finish." Quite cool.

Probably not the sort of thing I'd drink every day, but definately something which should be tried. Completely unique and enjoyable.

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

This must be a rare case finding this stuff on tap - I just started getting Aventinus on tap at Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn and I've never seen it tapped anywhere else before. I have to admit I prefer it on tap over bottled (though Aventinus Wheat is still one of my favorites in the bottle.) The color (deep brown) and flavor (fruity with a bit of cloves) are still excellent. I think the tap controls the carbonation better, cutting the head down, making it a bit heavier and giving it an even smoother mouthfeel and drinkability than the bottle. Feels a bit more like a 8.0 ABV beer on tap, and it will catch up to you after the second 16oz one, believe me.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy deep red to brown color. Very fruity smelling, notes of ripe plum, a bit of banana, and some definite clove in the aroma. Well carbonated, pours with a rousing head. Tastes sharp from the carbonation. There is some definite banana flavor in the finish. This beer is lightly sweet, has a light bit of astringency in the finish. the dark malt adds a richness to this beer, in combination with the yeast, it gives the beer dark fruit type flavors. This is like a richer, more chewy, fruitier older brother of a great Hefe-Weizen. All of the characteristics are here, just more so. My only complaint is that I wish it had finished with a slightly higher final gravity, a little more thickness & sweetness would have been ideal.

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

Nice thick foamy head, light tan in color, a little overcarbonated though. There's definitely some alcohol present in the aroma, mixed in with some yeast and banana. The liquid has a creamy brown color to it. The alcohol aroma carrys over into the taste, and ends up as a warm feeling in you belly. The taste is just a little bit sweet, with maybe a little caramelized banana in there. Strong, but smooth beer, maybe more of a fall beer than a summer one.

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Photo of Gump
3.61/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I hear this one is hard to find, so when I stumbled upon it at Surdyk's in Minneapolis I bought a couple bottles.
Extreme head on first pour, eventually settles out.
Color is like cloudy, dark, iced tea.
Sweet and earthy taste at first sip.

Some sort of brown fruit taste. (not sure which.. plum, raisin, grape?)
Imagine a box of apples and bananas that have started to ferment. That's the aroma ;)

Doesn't have the mouthfeel of my favorite wheats.
Tingly carbonation holds out for the full bottle.

Gets better as it warms.

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

What a wonderful experience to enjoy this masterpiece of brewing art! I was lucky enough to sample a bottle of 1999 vintage Aventinus at the Olney Ale House in Olney, MD (more about them in the Beerfly section). I must say that this is one of the finest winter warmers or dessert beers that I have ever tasted. It pours with a deep opaque body with garnet undertones and is topped by a dense beige head that demands you to taste this beer. And oh what a taste it is! Starting with the ripe, fruity nose of plums and cloves that hints at the taste to follow. A velety mouthful of warm, fresh baked bread with definite chocolate undertones. Despite its high alcohol level, there is an almost indistiguishable amount of alcoholic bite. The beer lingers on the back of the palate with a hint of toffee and clove spiciness that perfectly balance the tast of this marvel. This beer is truly a maltsters dream!

Prosit!

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Photo of DESTRO
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

open it up and out poors a deep cloudy monster with a thin white lace. smells of spices and clove with bits of fruit and alcohol present. the taste is spicey with no hop bitterness present. the alcohol taste is present but subdued by the wheat/spice. the mouthfeel is slightly thick yet crisp and finishes a bit dry. this is a pretty big beer and pretty complex and hard to describe for a n00b like myself. but all i know is i like it.

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Photo of gnaussea
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid dark amber with a light head, the essence of any bock. When held up to the light the redness can really be shown, but in a medium lit room it is a very nice, not quite black amber. The most distinguishable characteristic of this beer is banana. It is overall fruity and quite sweet, but the banana overshadows all. Other flavors present are chocolate, cola nut, and apple. there is not initial hit to the pallete, rather the malt steadily accumulates, first with banana flavor, then trailing with the others. As it warms up the flavor changes noticably, becoming even sweeter and more balanced amongst the flavors. The mouthfeel is a bit more carbnated than most other dopplebocks, and I like it. Perhaps I'm partial to my celebrator, but this beer makes a great substitute for dopplebock when you need some variety.

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Photo of TerryW
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I quite enjoyed this. Pours a cloudy mahogany brown into the glass with a big head that settles to a heavy film. Minimal spotty lace.

Smells wonderful. Cloves, banana, caramel, fruitiness. A very pleasant beer. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is gentle, no overpowering cloves like some others in the family. Nice comfortable warmth from the alcohol.

Quite solid overall. Not something I could see drinking a ton of at a sitting, but delightful as a one off.

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Photo of TinusTime
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Saved this one for a while.. Its one of my favourite beers around ( given my handle). Pours a almost cola colour with a nice firm head when poured properly. The nose is full of life with , caramel, bananas, cloves and even a almost light tobacco. The taste is the nose times three.. All of the sences are hit with the fruity, spicy, and almost cola like sensations. The carbonation just lifts these onto the palate and makes the tongue dance with joy.. The mouthfeel is smooth and the carbonation keeps this from being to heavy.. This would be a great beer to through back if not for the fact that 3 or more will leave you hurting due to its ABV, which is not even noticable. An all time favourite. For a great treat drink this with Bananas foster for dessert!!! now if i could keep my wife from drinking half of my Tinus id be a happy boy.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep trouble copper appearance with a nice head that stayed there for a while. Aroma is quite complex, mayble a little bit fruity and even roasty. Alcohol is very discreet. Not my favorite style or indeed a style that I know much about but I wouldn't mind trying this again.

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Photo of mydeadguy
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque woody chocolate brown with an effervescent off white head that dissipates quickly, but hugs the edges of the surface, (and returns upon swirling). Small amount of yeast sediment on the bottom. The nose is classic wiezen, sweet and sour, yeasty . I don't know if I have the words to explain this beer, a complex flavor. Fruity (sour apple) and alcoholic esters. The yeast is prominent in the finish, as it should be, but the malt is balanced. Woody notes, maybe oak, reminds me a bit of scotch.

The mouthfeel is slick and full but medium body, made lighter by the carbonation throughout. As for drinkability, this beer is a great example of the style, easily one of the most complex and well balanced versions I've had. The sour notes overwhelm the alcohol,(until it warms) making it barely noticable, for a beer this strong, and this drinkable, a dangerous combination. If this is your first, get up yourself to get the second, it might hit you...

Notes; This is the first beer (of those I have not had) on the top 50 list that I went out and bought based on BA rank. I now understand exactly how valuable BA is as a resource.... thanks all.

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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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