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

4,492 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.

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Photo of claspada
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2004 Bottle. Apparently Schneider had been recently releasing cellared versions of this beer which is awesome. More room in my basement... I found it at the store for a reasonable $6.99. They also had the '05 and '06.

Poured it carefully as there was a boat ton of yeast at the bottom which has settled over the last 7+ years apparently, still some made it in. Color is a clear dark amber/light brown with nice dark amber hues along the edges. Very very small off white head that quickly recedes.

Aromas begin with rich notes of toasted wheat bread, caramelized banana and light clove. As it warms you get some light spice, fig and orange. There is a nice "aged" malt character made up of complex dark fruit smells that you can get with some cellared beers or certain old ales. Notes of sherry and red vinous notes emerge as well.

The tastes begin with toasted wheat bread, vanilla and light spice. As it warms you get more complex flavors of banana, clove, cinnamon, and the figgy/raisiny dark fruitiness. The flavor profile is subtly sweet highlighted by the dark caramelized malt flavors, no hop flavor to balance but it is nowhere near cloying, which I attribute to the lager yeast helping to dry out the flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium to low carbonation, but given the age of this beer, I cannot complain and it works here. Drinks like a nice light wine almost. Finish is nice and malty yet crisp from the lager yeast and cellar aging.

Overall, this is another example of why properly cellaring bottle-conditioned beers is a great idea. When this beer is fresh I find the yeast flavors to be too dominant with way too much clove, banana and spice, but here they play a lesser role to the dark fruitiness and the caramelized toasted malts. Really well worth the $7 outlay and I will definitely be purchasing this again (in bulk) next time I see it.

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Photo of jvillefan
3.43/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A foggy brown with virtually no head when poured.

S: The smell has hints of fruit but the aroma seems artificial.

T: It is good but not great. There is the taste of dates, citrus, and something herby that I cannot identify. The taste is very strong.

M: Slightly viscous and extremely carbonated.

O: Weizenbocks are not what I normally drink which is why I rated it lower than a Weizenbock drinker would have. It is worth trying if you want to try different beers.

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

A: Pours a reddish/copper color with ruby hints when held up to the light. A short, off-white head forms and fades rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of fine bubbles on top. Sporadic lacing forms, but does not cling to the glass.

S: A good bit of banana, some wheat, cloves, bready malt, and some caramel.

T: Really nice, very heavy bready flavors, wheat, and yeast. A good bit of banana, some dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. Dark fruits include fig and a little raisin.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, and on the crisp side. Finish is slightly sticky.

O: I can see why this is a highly rated beer. Great flavor profile, a nice beer to drink over the course of an evening, as I did. Look forward to trying a few more in this style.

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

Pours the color of a strong cup of tea with a two-finger head, the bubbles turn more into a nice froth on the top once the initial pour dies down. Smells of muted dark fruits, cloves, and a light winey character. The taste is round and very smooth. The dark fruits and cloves dominate but are all slightly rounded and nothing seems to overpower the rest, great depth with a slight sweetness and a dry finish - all this without tiring the palate. The mouthfeel is creamy and very nice. This is a great beer! The alcohol is hidden and no doubt this is a well made beer overall. Add to that the fact it's widely available and reasonable priced make me think this will be added to the lineup often. A local shop has some 2004s wrapped in paper that I think I'll have to grab just to see what this thing does with some age.

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

Pours a dark ruby brown, off-white head disappears pretty fast and leaves a thin film.
Nose is spicey, yeasty, bready, a hint of banana.
Big rich flavors. Clove, lots of spice bread, tobacco, a tiny bit of metallic taste, some fruit.
Nice mouthfeel. Medium carbonation, medium body, pretty clean finish with a nice lingering after taste.
This is one of my favorite wheat beers.
I have a harder time describing wheat beers, I will keep reading reviews to get a better hold of it.

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

A- a dark brown amber with a tan head that dissipates really quick with no lace marks.

S- tons of wheaty yeast and bananas, clove, light peppy spice.

T- tons of yeast and wheat, tons. Banana and some fruitiness come through because of the wheat. Maybe it's the color that makes me want some darker flavors.

O- A very very good weizenbock. Classic flavors, I was hoping for a little more, but it is still fantastic.

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

Pours out a deep ruby, garnet, brownish color that is a little hazy. Starts off with a great two finger head and retains very well. Sticky lacing with a cloud of yeast.

The aroma is slightly sweet but light with wheat malt. Some hints of banana bread, clove, and sweet alcohol.

The taste is is slightly sweet with fruit like flavor, but over all the dominate flavor is the wheat malt. This brings out banana bread like flavor matched with a touch of chocolate and alcohol.

The body is medium to full and slightly carbonated.

This is a very easy beer to drink. Taste great, goes down great, and leaves you wanting another.

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

500ml bottle into a weizen glass

a - pours a hazy, rich chestnut shade with some light amber highlights. forms a finger's worth of very active, tan head that calmed to a film pretty quickly. lots of streaming bubbles here with some yeast still in suspension. no lacing however. 4.

s - musty and sweet. brown sugar, fig, grape, fresh baked bread, faint spice notes.

t - total malt bomb, and much like the nose, there is a lot going on. nutty malt with tons of carmel sweetness, a little clove spice, suggestions of dark fruits. the wheat is fairly obvious, but not a dominant flavor. lightly bitter twang and a slightly astringent finish.

m - full bodied but a lot of carbonation lightens it up a bit. co2 profile is a bit coarse. very slight alcohol warming.

o - a pretty fantastic beer, tons of depth and richness. style-wise i doubt you're going to find anything better. seems especially well suited to cold fall nights. should be on every beer geek's must try list.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL purple-and-gold-labelled bottle. I've never had a Schneider & Sohn beer I didn't like, so I've been anticipating this one for a while.

Pours a muddy brown colour with some amber-copper highlights. Solid two fingers of creamy off-white head on top, retaining quite a while and leaving behind copious quantities of lacing on the sides as it gradually dies down to a half-finger cap. Lots of banana in the aroma, probably more than any wheat beer I've had previously. Plenty of yeast, wheat malt and clove in the nose, as well as some raisins and plums.

I honestly wasn't sure what to think when I took a sip of this; I knew I liked it but there was just too many different things on the palate to pinpoint anything specific. Giving it a little more thought, the usual sweet-ish wheat malt, yeast and banana flavours are pretty dominant, but there is a lot of dark fruit character as well (raisins, plums, figs and dark cherry come to mind). Some chocolate and molasses underneath this, with plenty of spicy clove goodness. Earthy toward the finish, where the ethanol heat becomes noticeable, but works with rather than against the other flavours to give it a drying finish. Not particularly heavy for a beer of its abv; I'd call it medium-bodied. Reasonably mild carbonation gives it a light bite, with a silky-smooth mouthfeel much like their flagship hefe.

[Updated Aug 3 2016]

Another bottle, cellared for over a year (dated from Mar 2015) and served at cellar temp. Banana candy and plum pudding on the nose. Intense banana flavour, with raisin, fig and a pleasant, almost rum-like booziness on the back end. I love this beer - it has been one of my favourite German beers since the first day I tried it, and I really wish the LCBO would make it a year-round offering (like their Tap 7 Hefe). One of the premier examples of this style, and highly recommended.

Final Grade: 4.41, an A grade.

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

Presentation: 500ml slimline brown pop top Euro bottle...nice, classy label...some kind of dating code which I can't quite decipher.

Appearance: Hazy sienna beer, with high levels of carbonation and an ivory cap which shows good retention.

Smell: Lots of banana, but not sharp or over-the-top, as in some weizen beers. Hints of dark wheat bread, and a wonderfully soft, sugary sweetness in the background. Just a hint of the alcohol on the nose, and a light spicy note.

Taste: My first thought is that there's definitely more alcohol on the palate than is suggested by the aromas. It's not hot, but this beer's strength is clearly present. Soft flavors of banana and wheat, a bit of sweetness as well.

Mouthfeel: Soft and luscious

Overall: It's tasty, but the booze is a bit more present than it would need to be, strictly speaking. Also, while the flavors here are nice, there's not a ton of depth. Not a bad brew by any means, just not what I expected, based on the reviews. But then again, I don't really know how old this is.

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Photo of rudolphjacksonm
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - A dark, rich brown-amber color. Poured a two-finger head that quickly dissipated into a one-finger head that took longer to dissolve. Minimal lacing.

S - A faint smell of crisp apple and pear along with a faint floral scent. Hard to detect but once you do, it smells great.

T - The taste is complex and hard to describe, but the initial taste can be broken down into the following flavors: plum, apple, pear, cinnamon, allspice, orange, banana. From there the flavor progresses into a malty, bready flavor that's actually quite nice on the back of the tongue.

M - Smooth with medium carbonation. Tingles only slightly and is not overpowering. Overall, the mouthfeel of this beer is what makes it truly exceptional; it enhances the experience while highlighting the more subtle flavors.

Overall, this beer is fantastic. It's solidly built, beautiful to look at, and both feels and tastes great. I would highly recommend it.

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Photo of chilly460
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy dark brown with a quickly dissipating head, minimal lacing.

S: Sugary fruits, figs, raisins, with dark caramel.

T: Fruity, as in the nose. Less sweet than anticipated, rich flavor. Cleaner ending, bready yeast.

M: Medium carbonation, Full bodied. Very solid.

O: Nice complex taste, lots of flavor, but not wearying on palate.

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Photo of zimm421
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Appears a dark brown with a nice ruby hint to it. Has a thick 3 plus fingers of head. The head is off white and has great staying power.

Nose is full of sweet malts, spiciness, specifically clove, and some fruitiness in the background. Not a lot of balance, but the nose is very inviting and definitely the best characteristic. It is full and almost overpowering, as well as complex. Taste is full of sweetness, bananas, fruits and spices. Has nice wheat notes and some nice alcohol flavors, you can definitely feel it warming as it goes down. The taste is also complex, but doesn't top the aroma.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, above average carbonation that leaves a nice bite in the tongue. Goes down pretty easily, even with the alcohol. Overall, a great brew. It all goes together so well, and the sweetness balanced with the spices is a great combination.

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Photo of match1112
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pours a dark caramel light chocolate color. an agressive pour yields an impressive five finger head that has staying power.

s: bananna, clove some light chocolate notes in there as well.

t: overpowering bananna and clove. other than that it's hard to detect much else.

m: has great carbonation with a light medium body. nice creamy texture to it, but not so much it's syrupy or chewy.

o: good beer if your in the mood for clove.

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Photo of tony223366
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From my beer journal. Reviewed on August 2, 2011.

A: Beautiful copper brown color. Very cloudy. This beer erupted with off white head in a good way. A very good way. Very light tan and lasting.

S: This beer smells great. Nice fruitiness with cloves and lots of caramel. I pick up a hint of the alcohol as well.

T: Bready malts up front with a light clover taste. A deep rumlike flavor that I really enjoyed. Finishes with a bite of alcohol. This is a rich and tasty beer.

M: Nice medium to full body feels great while drinking. I feel like it could use just a bit more carbonation though.

O: Wow this beer was a treat. I will be going back to this beer again and again. The beer hits it at almost all levels.

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Photo of OutFox
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Aventinus glass at 55 degrees. Perfect

A - Gorgeous. I mean thick white head of like 2+ fingers with a enticing brown colo for the body. Amazing retention and lacing.

S - Wheat aromas predominate, followed but a rich caramel malty sort of sweetness. Banana and cloves are present from the yeast strain.

T - Same as the nose but better. I mean its hard to put to words how balanced and delicious this beer is. You cant stop drinking it. I mean i went through a full Aventinus glass in like 4 minutes because I constantly wanted to taste the beautiful flavors. The alcohol notes do sort of pop through right at the end but its in enjoyable way.

M - Perfect. the creamy sort of wheat feel to it which is just perfectly balanced. Medium bodied not too much and not too little.

O - This is easily the best Weiznbock in the world. Weinhestephaners comes close but this one is in a league of its own. Schneider & Son is da bomb.

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

Poured a rich deep ruddy brown with great white head, head lingers a very long time. It laces the glass well. Scent of raisins,caramel, biscuits. It has a feel of bright carbonation. Taste is indescribably complex and delicious! A relativly high A.B.V. is absolutely not apparent, so be careful with this one!

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Photo of olimpia84
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this beer during dinner at the DRB in downtown Miami. Served on a Weihenstephaner Weizen glass.

A: beautiful milk coffee foamy four finger head with excellent retention. Body is dark amber/brownish with red glowing notes on the edges. Nice lacing decorates the Weizen glass. I wish I could give more than 5.0 for the appearance, this beer looks great.

S: an enjoyable combination of wheat, sweet malts, floral and earthy notes, banana cloves and caramel greet the nose. Extremely well balanced combination done in a light scale.

T: follows the nose with a beautiful balanced mixture of wheat and banana clove as the predominant forces in the palate followed by sweet malts, citrus tones, caramel and slight spices. There is a very slight bitterness at the end that is barely noticeable and the alcohol content is disguised extremely well. After every sip one is left wanting for more. Simply beautiful.

M: medium to full body, leaning more towards the medium side. Very smooth and creamy feel that makes up for an enjoyable experience. Low carbonation.

O: there aren't enough words that I can use to describe the quality and awesomeness of this beer. From the beautiful presentation, to the inviting and seducing aroma, to the balanced and rich taste, to the smooth and creamy mouthfeel, this beer demonstrates how it should be done and sets the bar. Up until now, I considered the Weihenstephaner Vitus as one of the best beers (and the best in its style) but this one takes the spot. Too bad this brew is a bit on the pricey side but I will definitely go back for more every now and then. A must try for any beer lover.

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

pours pretty dark brown. head dissapates pretty quickly.

nose has cloves, bannana, dark plum, raisons, licorice

tastes same as it smells plus some cola spice notes, a little chocolate

Overall This is a very nice beer. Its 8% alcohol is completely masked. It is very drinkable, and seems to gain in complexity as it warms in the glass.

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Photo of 57md
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a rich deep brown with little head and lacing. The aroma is quite sweet, but complex including a hint of bananas and clove. The taste is rich and sweet with a definite hint of raisins. The complexities of this beer definitely grew as it warmed. The beer finishes with a slight bitterness.

This really is not one of my favorite styles. However, I can appreciate a high quality brew when I taste one, even if it is not quite my bag.

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

A: A murky muddy river brown, with a thick, cream colored head on top.

S: Banana and clove come up right away as well as some nice sweet bread aromas. A touch of yeast, and a hint of booze.

T: More clove, and banana flavors as well as a slight brown sugar notes. A touch of roasted malts and booze.

M: Fairly light on the palate, fairly clean, with slightly less than effervescent carbonation.

O: Overall a rather well rounded out beer. Tasty, and you can tell that the people who made this know what they were doing.

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Photo of musicman575
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick, sweet, malty goodness! The foam is similar to the foam in an ice cream float. The beer looks cloudy like it might have a lot of suspended sediment, but it is quite pure. It tastes and smells of grain and toffee. If light wheat beers were skim milk, Aventinus would be a milkshake.

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Photo of plfahey
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Reddish amber with crimson highlights and moderate clarity.Tall, pale tan head with large bubbles and fair retention.

Aroma-Toasty bread and light chocolate, bananas, clove spice, and plum. Big melaniodin notes up front with chocolate chips, prunes, and perfumy alcohol on the backend.

Flavor-Sweet bread with a dab of caramel, followed by toasty melanoidins and a hint of cocoa powder. The mid-palate sports clove and slight pepper spice notes, with a faint banana character and some dark fruits to boot. The finish is quite dry, with a healthy dollop of perfumy, yet spicy alcohol. The aftertaste blends the dry alcohol with that sweet toasty malt, and a hint of dried fruit adds a subtle point of complexity.

Mouthfeel-Medium to medium full body, with soft, nearly effervescent carbonation on the palate. Feels almost creamy/smooth, very nice. Moderate alcohol warmth on the back of the tongue and throat.

Delicious, hefty, and yet somehow refreshing, even at 8.2% alcohol. A better weizenbock than this, you will not find.

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Photo of jtierney89
2.65/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark in color, pours thick, and has an oddly bright white head for such a thick beer. Smells of dark fruits, plums, and sugar.

Up front it tastes of barley, and dates but the swallow finishes with a wheats taste which clears up the sweetness that would normally persist from such flavors, a very nice balance. Goes very well with sushi!

Nice beer overall, id definatinely give it another go

After finishing the bottle, I noticed the upfront sweetness of the beer starts to build and kit gets sweeter as you sip, not something I enjoyed

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

Pours a hazy plum / fig color on a Weizen Glass. Beautiful color, nice 2 inch foamy head.
Spicy cloves on the nose, sweet malts, very inviting.
Wheat on the palate, fruity, delicious, extremely drinkable, even with the 8.2% ABV.
What a great Weizenbock this is!
Highly Recommended!

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,492 ratings.
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