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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

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 UCLABrewN84
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky iced tea color with a 2 inch light bone head that fades to a small cap. Small swatches of lace drip back down into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, dark fruits, and spices. Taste is of clove/spices, wheat, and dark fruits. There are some slight vanilla and chocolate flavors too. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer and the first of the style I have had. I would get this one again.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reserve bottle 2007

A - Dark maple syrup brown body, with a big styrofoam head leveling down to meet the beer. No settling needed in this low turbidity pour. Lots of rising bubbles.

S - Sugar sweet brown raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup and molasses. Sweet rum like alcohol and pure sticky fig sweetness in the nose. Rubbing alcohol and warm caramel.

T - Complex and delicious as always, this beer has seemed to mellow out over the years. Noticably less rich and flavorful. The beer is still great, but it seems to have lost some bite. The alcohol has calmed down alot, and the flavor profile has died down some, leaving this beer more human. More bitter and wet tasting, with the bananna, toffee, and malt sweetness muted. Watered down compared to a fresh one.

M - Wet up front, with a slight touch of alcohol. Faintly semi dry finish, but a pretty whistle-wetting brew here. Smooth and clean as always.

O - Ok so still an awesome beer, BUT not the bite you get from a fresh one. Thoughts of mild Belgian dubbels and dark ales coming to mind.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For one of the few times in my misbegotten life, I am scared! This is a huge beer and my Honey-Honey is nowhere around.

Well, now, I have a finger of light-tan head with decent retention in light of the heat and humidity. Color was a slightly hazy deep amber. Nose smelled heavily of red grapes, like a preparation for wine and now I was shaking! Mouthfeel was smooth and the nose had nothing to do with it. This was a semi-sweet beer with an alcohol content that would put any of us on the road to perdition. Finish was deadly smooth and all of a sudden, I felt the urge to operate heavy machinery. This may be the devil's work!

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Photo of DoktorZee
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into 2 schooners (with extra care to disturb the sediment and spread it between the two glasses evenly). Some numbers on the back of the bottle, but nothing clearly noting a date.

A - deep brown and cloudy - looks thick! Fluffy light tan head of a couple fingers lasts a few minutes that leaves patching lacing.

S - heavy yeast odor with just a hint of smoke and dark fruits. Slight nutty elements as well as it warms.

T - very smooth with initial bitterness balanced by delightful malts. Lots of dark fruit at the end, but never really becomes overly sweet. Hint of spiciness at the end.

M - medium thickness with small amount of carbonation but an effervescent finish. Alcohol is really well hidden.

D - this is a great, classic beer. Many could go down easily in a night.

One of the most famous Weizenbocks doesn't disappoint. Complex, but super-drinkable. A must have beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out as a really muddy looking brown color with a big fluffy tan colored head. The lacing looked promising and stuck around for most of the beer. The smell of this beer was really nice, had some soft wheat aromas mixed with some dark fruits and some spice. The taste of the beer was really great too, the flavors of clove and banana, sweet dried dark fruits and a nice wheat backbone. The beer is pretty light feeling despite the color. Overall I wasn't expecting to enjoy this beer as much as I did! What a nice surprise here. Can't wait to drink it again.

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Photo of zac16125
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a chalice
Lots of numbers on the back but none that I can correlate to a born on/freshness date

A: Pours a cola colored brown, with a huge 3+ fingers width of bubbly off white colored head, which dissipates down to nothing pretty quickly considering how large it is, and leaves no appreciable lacing. Lots of carbonation bubbles rising to the top throughout the entire drink.

S: A nice, complex balance of sweet and spice. The sweetness is mainly of the ripe dark fruit variety, specifically fig, along with some mild caramel malts. The spice is present with heavy clove characters, and a peppery aroma as well. There is also some bready yeast, subtle citrus, and a mild alcohol presence on the nose. Nice.

T: There is a malty sweetness throughout, but not of the dark fruits that were present on the nose. Some caramel malt flavors are noted, but mostly it’s a non specific sweet character. The flavors are just too subtle for much to really stand out. I do pick up some banana and bready yeast on the back end, but the flavors are just so much lighter than the aroma implies. The taste is not nearly as complex or enjoyable as the nose.

M/D: Tons of carbonation and a very light mouth feel make for a bad combination. But its certainly easy to drink I guess, and there’s no hint of an alcohol.

O: Overall I was pretty disappointed. It certainly wasn’t bad, but it didn’t live up to the hype. I did, however, make the mistake of trying the Aventinus Eisbock before I had this. The Eisbock is fantastic, and this just seems like a version that was way too watered down (which I guess technically speaking it is a watered down Eisbock) and overly carbonated. I don’t see myself trying this again, its just too light for my palate. The Eisbock, however, now there’s a beer I can’t wait to have again.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500ml bottle (good looking label by the way) into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy, brown and a doppelbock-esque darkness.

S: Spicy and generally dark, a bit malty.

T: Very complex. Interwoven malts, spices, dark fruity sweetness, and alcohol.

M: Generally good, lightly carbonated, helping drinkability.

O: A very good beer. Would drink again.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. bottle.

Pours reddish-brown with a good amount of off-white head. Fruity aroma that includes apples, cherries, bananas, and raisins. Flavor is slightly sweet with malts, bananas, raisins, and alcohol. Smooth and nice palate.

Delicious and complex, one of my favorites.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle. Pours a cloudy, earthy brown color with very little head. Aroma of clove, banana, yeast, earthiness and a bit sweet. Taste is much like the smell. Spices, banana, sweet grains, and breadiness. Has a bit of that banana bread flavor. Boozey taste is present but not too overwhelming. This one reaches a nice balance of flavor while not having too much spice flavor to it. Overall, its not a style I often have but this is certainly one of the better Weizenbocks out there. Worth grabbing for sure.

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Photo of mmva321
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown/copper color that is very dynamic. Reds, yellows and browns make up the body. There is also lasting and foamy off-white head that leaves a dissipating lacing.

S: The aroma is a pleasant surprise from such a dark, harsh looking beer. It's sweet in a way. Clove touches the nose first and malts make up most of the aroma. There is a heavy earthiness to it all but the smell is weightless in a way with notes of banana and citrus punctuating it. There is also just a perfect hint of alcohol completing one of the most well-rounded but unique smells I've ever experienced.

T: Complex and transcendent. Immediately contradictory but upon reflection, complimentary. Dark and heavy with alcohol notes, but also fruity and light with malts and banana giving this beer a robust sweetness that isn't sugary or overbearing at all. A little funk, a little hops complete it all.

M: Rich, smooth, light, carbonated, it's really just perfect. There's a little bit of alcohol burn that I want to take points off for, but it is really fine and maybe even beneficial to the feel. I'm usually more harsh on feel, but this leaves me with no room to complain.

O: There are no complaints here. Aventinus is complex but immediately enjoyable. This is a beer that can change perception and change minds on a style or a brewing tradition. It has mine.

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Photo of rowingbrewer
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark copper brown color with a nice fluffy lasting off white head. The smell is yeasty slightly spicey like clove and banana but much lighter than in most hefeweisen. the flavor is mirrors the smell almost perfectly but it has a hint of a slightly metallic flavor. the mouthfeel is a nearly perfect a nice medium body with decent carbonation. overall this beer could be a little better the metallic flavor and maybe a little bit fuler body, but it is excellent.

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Photo of vande
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep, dark mahogany/amber in color, with roughly a finger and a half of fluffy, thick, soft brownish looking head....

S: Sweet, grassy...Do I smell banana in there too? Barley/wheat... Very pleasant to the olfactory sense.

T: Lightly sweet on the palate.. bit of banana with a nice bready covering. Little bit of caramel/vanilla along with a presence of alcohol on the back.

M: Creamy carbonated and crisp.

O: The first time I've tried this beer and I can easily say...this is a great beer! I've seen a vintage bottle which I may try and pick up to do a side by side...

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Photo of aleckpa
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This was recommended to me by the guy at the local beer shop I go to. I was very impressed.

The appearance is great. It pours a dark amber with about 2 fingers of creamy head. Carbonation is shooting up like champagne. The appearance of it just sitting in the glass told me it would be a great beer.

The smell was amazing. I smell cloves, banana, alcohol, and vanilla. The flavors really balance out.

The taste is just like how it smells. I taste the bananas, cloves, some raisins, and a little bit of alcohol but not much.

The mouthfeel was full and creamy, but in a good way.

Overall this might be one of the best beers I've ever had. There are so many flavors and the spices really balance each other out. It's so easy to drink and so refreshing. There are so many flavors that hit my palate at once that it is just difficult to dissect all at once. I don't drink many German beers, but this has opened the door for me. Give it a shot, it's great!

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Photo of drummermattie02
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Schneider Weisse glass, nice garnet brown with a big head that recedes to a solid finger.

Smell has some typical banana and clove with a nice underlying complexity, has a metallic dryness that is reminiscent of a dubbel.

Very dry with some dark fruits, the cloves are fairly dominant as well. Very balanced.

A dry finish that is a bit on the thin side, but overall a very drinkable and tasty beer.

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Photo of marchoftheclouds
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Suggested to me after telling someone at Friar Tuck's in Peoria, IL my likes and dislikes. Spot on accurate suggestion. I wish I knew who this guy was! I'd ask him for more suggestions. I've wanted to find a “go-to” beer to buy as a regular. Probably too expensive for that, but oh so good!

Pours cloudy and unfiltered and smells like you're in for a complex treat. It tastes and feels like you should have bought more than one to try!

I'll be stocking up on this in the future. I wish I could taste this on draft. I can't imagine.

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Photo of billzav
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A robust yet smooth, full-bodied bock that truly deserves its reputation as one of the world’s best beers. Aventinus pours a dark ruby brown color and there are notes of sweet malt and spices in the nose. The sweet malt and spices jump out in the taste as well, complimented by hints of banana, dark chocolate, vanilla, and wheat with light floral hops at the finish. There’s a lot going on in Aventinus, and the sweet candy backbone makes it a truly enjoyable bock.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very impressive. Basically looks like a Dunkel. Great layer of foam. Looks great in a pilsner glass. Carbonation and yeastiness are elite.

Smell: Chocolate covered bananas with a good level of rind-like hops. Good and not overwhelming.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Great taste! I've never had this style, but it has elements of an IPA and a hefeweizen or witbier. Great crisp and tingly mouthfeel. Elite in this area. Very yeasty

Drinkability: Very seductive in all aspects.

Overall: Not an A+, but a very unique beer.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle bought at SAQ.

Beer is opaque and brown in color. With a certain angle, we get some violet color. Nice head, however it disappear quickly. The head is formed of big bubbles. The aroma reminds me of a doppelbock. It is rich in alcohol with dark fruits. Some banana and cloves too. Pretty intense aroma too.

The taste shows a lot of fruity note. It is now more a witbier than sirupy like a doppelbock. Alcohol is well hidden. It is refreshing.

A nicely done beer. And so easy to drink that it makes it a dangerous beer.

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Photo of mgbickel
3.71/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Perfect Pint glass. Wow...a massive 4 fingers of foam roared up and quickly settled into about 2 fingers of dense manila bubbles. The head lasted forever and left behind tons of lace. The body is clear and the color of strong iced tea.

The nose has lots of belgian yeasts, cloves, bananas and some sugary malts floating around in the background.

This tastes like a classic triple with the clove/banana flavors with some dopplebock characters playing a background role (brown sugar, malts).

Medium bodied, well carbonated with a slightly drying finish.

Been wanting to try this for a while and finally decided to...glad I did...this is a very well crafted beer with a decently unique flavor combination. Well worth trying.

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Photo of xvertirx
3.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- beautiful dark copper with a huge head of foam. Great lacing

S-- The main thing I can smell is cloves

T- Nice cloves but the problem for me is that I can taste a little too much alcohol.

M- Nice creamy feel with some carbonation.

O- It's a good beer but not really for me.

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Photo of welldigger888
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured from growler into correct glass, seems to be a nice dark wheat.

oh my this is a nice deep hued wheat

the aroma is of an old type ale with a following
A rather large banana nose with a rich earthy wheat fragrence

the joint is of a following that blasts
Dense wheat and yeast scream out to be noticed

thick and nice the fell is all deep and governus
Dense full mouthfeel for sure.

Drink up if'n you like big honkin wheat beer

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

Petaluma Taps. Pours a dark ruddy caramel brown, dense head subsided slowly leaving a bubbly surface covering, minor lacing.

Aroma is spicy, dominanted by cloves atop dark fruits, banana and much grain. Complex, something for everyone.

Taste is rich and spicy as well with a hint of anise. Zero bitterness. The strong long lived estry aftertaste is the highlight of this brew, very nice. Creamy mouthfeel.
superb brew

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Photo of Francepants06
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

6/02/11 review
Kind of disappointed with this beer I think I need a re-taste, but the head was pretty good, but the nose was a little musty and a oak scent. By the look of it, it seemed like old leftover coffee left in a mug. The taste was also musty but it was well rounded with a chestnut finish. I need to re-review this soon.

7/18/11 review
Man I think the first time I tasted this beer it was a bad bottle, because this one was fantastic. It still smelled musty, kind of like old wine cave. It tasted like a wine ale mixed with a quadrupel. very good beer I'm glad I tasted it again.

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Photo of Rapax
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As far as weizenbocks go this one is dark. Although a boring brown color, it has a great foam with excellent stability. Appropriately hazy for a weissbier.

Smell. Bananas attack. And then the cloves, followed by the smoked ham and all the correct esters and phenols in a weizenbock. A little alcohol comes through, though.

The initial taste resembles a strong dark belgian ale, with phenols and solvents no brewer in the lowlands would be ashamed of. Then arrives the wheaty tastes and reminds me this thing comes from Bavaria. Cloves strike again. Maltiness arrives last and confirms the dark color of the beer. Bitterness virtually nonexistant - just as it should be.

Body is firm, with wheat proteins and esters building it up, and carbonation, although slightly lower than the average weissbier, lightening it up.

To sum up; the king of weissbiers.

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Photo of DovaliHops
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very murky, dirty brown, fig color with a large off-white head. Scent is spicy and wheat-like. Tons of wheat and clove with some banana and dark fruit. Taste is just like it smells. Tons of dark fruit with the distinct characteristics of a well-crafted Hef. There are such lovely clove and wheat flavors mixed with brown sugar and chocolate cocoa. There is a bit of alcohol flavor, but finishes very spicy and crisp. Mouthfeel is full bodied and crisp. Amazing flavor. Drinkability is VERY HIGH. Overall, this beer is OUTSTANDING!

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,534 ratings
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