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
schneider-weisse.de

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
Ratings:
4,485
Reviews:
2,140
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
326
Gots:
593
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,485 |  Reviews: 2,140
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Bottle aged approximately 1 year.

A: A reddish-brown pour with an enormous frothy head. Retention is incredible, takes minutes to settle down and never fully fades. Mid-range lacing.

S: Lots of fruit up front. Banana, pineapple, pear, cloves, figs, raisins, prunes and maybe even some melon? Some brown sugar and caramel rounds it out. Almost smells like rum.

T: Again, boatloads of fruit. Strong yeasty bread combines with lots of dark fruit from the nose. I'm getting banana, raisins, cherries and cloves mainly. Touch of brown sugar in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and clean finish. Very drinkable, does not feel like 8.2% by a mile.

O: Excellent beer. Very malty and tons of fruit. Almost no hops or bitterness detected. Very deceptive as well, drinks like a 5% ABV.

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Photo of alorac87
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The local store has aged bottles of this from 2004-2007. I picked up one of each. I had the 2006 a few weeks ago. This review is for the 2004 bottle. I poured the bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a nice dark brown. Under a light it shows a reddish/orange hue around the edges. Head dissipated very quickly but maintains a lace around the rim.

S: Very Malty with a dark fruity nose to it with a hint of banana

T: The 2004 has a much maltier taste than the 2006 I recently enjoyed. I am going to attribute this mostly to the fact that there is very little carbonation at this point. The lack of carbonation seems to really bring out the caramel in the malt.

M: Very little carbonation at this point in its life. This is both a blessing and a curse. While i believe the mouthfeel suffers because it becomes extremely smooth almost to the point where it is syrupy... However, it does bring out other aspects of the flavor (the malt) that I never have picked up in this oft-enjoyed beer.

O: Definitely a great beer. One of the best Weizens around. Very (dangerously) drinkable at upwards of 8%. However, I would say that the 2006 definitely is a better vintage to be enjoyed at this point in time (2012).

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of gtermi
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This pours a very nice dark brown with a thick white head that quickly fades.

S: Lots of sweetness and fruit. Smells really nice, but there really isnt much else beside that.

T: Oh my gosh the flavor is perfect. The Belgian Yeast is pretty strong, which is very nice. There is a lot of fruit, such as orange, peach and a little mango. As the beer lingers there is a nice amount of grain too.

M: This is a very smooth beer with a nice amount of crispness on the back of the throat and tongue.

O: This is just an awesome beer. I have been waiting a while to get this and now I really regret it. Its one of the best beers I have ever had.

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

Serving Type - 16.9 oz bottle

Appearance - Copper golden tan/brown, monster, thick creamy 4+ inch head and tons oflacing.

Smell - Tons of fruits, caramel, wheat, spices, belgium like strong ale smell with the yeast and apple aroma. Lots of orange, grapefruit, banana, lemon. Amazing armoa from the second i opened bottle.

Taste - Huge grape/apple and yeast kick this off. Caramel, sweet malts, almost wine-like in mouthfeel and sharp grape bite. Tons of cherry, banana, lemon, plum. I dont get alot of the wheat that most people pick up on, i guess with all the flavors i cant get everything. Alcohol is masked, As is any type of hops.

Mouthfeel - Complex, medium thickness, alot of flavors i already mentioned hit the tounge, bitter and sweeten it quite well. Palette gets more dark fruit bitterness. Aftertaste is fruity, malty and a little thin.

Overall - Totally wasnt what i was expecting. Very complex, Tons of flavors, and easy to drink. The bitter/sour fruit kick at first made me wonder if this was a skunk bottle but i realized this beer can be aged for many years. it took me half the bottle before i fell in love with the flavors. Essential beer to try.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger khaki head, fluffy with nice retention. Dark brown color with little clarity.

S- The banana, wheat and cloves expected of a lighter weizen, but also something darker. Possibly dark fruits and roasted grains. Very nice smell.

T- Dark and wheaty. Not sure how they accomplish that. Also boozy and some dark fruits. Really complex flavor. Wonderfully done.

M- Full body with nice carbonation. Smooth as well.

O- I'll admit, my expectations weren't tremendously high, but this beer exceeded them.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of jar2574
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Germany's Original Wheat-Doppelbock, Ale. Says so on the bottle.

Dark brown color, slightly orange on the sides when held up to light. Very nice whitish tan head and perfect head retention. Excellent lacing.

Very nice sweet malty smell, with dark fruits, plums.

Yummy. Very good beer. Creamy. Mild carbonation. Mild malt flavor, then plummy dark fruit kick, then straw, then a hot hint of alcohol. A little sticky sweetness to the finish.

It warmed a little as I drank it, and I liked the cooler version more. The sweet residue in the aftertaste was a little cloying.

Tastes more like Chimay Grande Reserve than a wheat beer - but this is the first time I've had this style, so perhaps that's par for the course.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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

L- Poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown body with an off white/beige thick lasting about 2 minutes followed up by a thin lace.

S- Malt, raisin, overtaken by banana.

T- At first, hints of bubble gum, cloves, tang, and lighter fruits. Ends with a banana bread aftertaste.

M- Medium to full body with active carbonation.

O- Exceptional beer. First time to try it and definitely will not be my last. Highly recommend if you are a wheat beer fan.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Glad to finally get around to trying this beer... Possibly the first true german beer I've ever reviewed (waited >200 reviews to finally do one)

Appearance:
A dull reddish-brown with a tight, foamy head of approximately 2 inches. The head dies down, but leaves a consistent blanketing and laces nicely. There appears to be a nice layer of sediment at the bottom as promised by advertised "original bottle fermentation" on the label.

Smell:
Huge notes of clove and banana...wait, is that overused to describe german beers? There's also notes of dates, fig, raisins, bubblegum, acetone, and tobacco. Yummy.

Taste:
This beer kind of tastes like root beer? There's incredibly strong yeast character, malty sweetness, and an undeniable cherry. The hops are tame and secondary to the yeast and malt. This is definitely a beer you can drink easily and the alcohol is almost completely hidden.

Mouthfeel:
Big carbonation + medium body + well masked 8.2% abv = gulps not sip...then regretting your actions later. The flavors are ripe and dark, but leave no gross aftertastes. I'm really digging the clean simplicity of this beer.

Overall:
Very easily obtainable (in fact there are even wrapped 2006 bottles sitting on the shelf I could try) and affordable beer. I'm happy to try this beer and would surely recommend it to others.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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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