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

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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
Ranking:
#397
Reviews:
2,159
Ratings:
4,539
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
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340
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Trade:
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Ratings: 4,539 |  Reviews: 2,159
Photo of BeerPug
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Served on tap into a weisse glass. Poured a nice three finger head. Color was dark / subtle amber in the light.

S - The sweet aroma of bananas, clove, and a hint of raisin fill the nose. The smell was sweet, but not overwhelming in the glass. Great balance in the aroma that really added to the anticipation before the first taste.

T - The taste was even better than the aroma. Sweet banana, clove and caramel came together in a perfect balance. Never did the sweetness, clove or alcohol overpower each other. I would never have guessed this was 8.2%.

M - More carbonation than it appears with a medium body as expected of this style of beer. Remarkably smooth mouthfeel and a moment of fleeting bitterness gives way to a lingering sweet and smooth aftertaste.

O - The balance of this beer is really impressive. This beer has a rich taste with dark fruits, bananas and clove that all play gracefully over your palate just long enough to keep you wanting more without overstaying their welcome and overpowering you. This beer is excellent and dangerously drinkable at 8.2%.

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Photo of perrymarcus
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a weizen glass.
no freshness info found.

pours a murky cola-brown, almost chestnut, and yields a towering, foamy beige head that slowly recedes to a lasting 1/2" or so. good retention and lacing.

nose is very respectable, offering a nice potpourri of banana, spice, bubblegum, and a lot of wheat maltiness.

flavor delivers more of the same but trumps the aroma: ample notes of banana, clove, maybe a touch of dark fruit, apples, and wheat malt. complex and tasty. 8.2% ABV exceedingly well-hidden. great beer.

medium-bodied mouthfeel with medium-high carbonation.

overall this is simply an upper-eschelon german brew. not a style i personally tend to gravitate toward, but this one is very good. not to be missed.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I keep hearing "Aventinus" everywhere. It seems to be big all over this site and at the bars in my local area, so I have to see what it's all about.

A: Big off-white head with a golden-brown body. Looks just like a thicker apple juice. Nice and warm-looking.

S: Light, bold yeast, with a medicinal/phenolic character. Big pear tones, too.

T: Sweet apple, pear, and peach on the front end. The wheat is mellow, but not tame. Big and flavorful, but smooth - that's what I love in a bock. The booze is sour at times - I'm not sure I like that. The wheat picks up for the aftertaste, showing signs of banana and raisin.

M: Carbonation is there, but doesn't overwhelm the feel. Smooth, like a bock should be.

O: A very well-crafted beer. I never thought I'd be fond of really yeasty brew, but this is a thing of beauty.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: high carbonation, 1/4 inch head, reddish-brown in color, cloudy

Smell: wheat, caramel, and banana

Taste: toasted malt, caramel, fig, banana, and alcohol

Mouthfeel: sweet with an alcohol burn, high carbonation, light body

Overall: A nice and sweet sipper that is very complex. I could have this a couple nights in a row. One of the better ones in the style.

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Photo of mikeg67
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with a thick, off-white, never ending, foamy head and a lot of lacing.
Aroma is of yeast, banana, cloves, cinnamon, wheat and brown sugar. Full, slightly crisp body. Wheat malt, spices, banana, some apple and some alcohol fill the palate. Long, pleasant, semi-dry finish. Wonderful brew, I could drink it a whole day.

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Photo of Stocean1
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured a nice three finger head from a 500 ml bottle (cool label - wih no bottled or best before date) into a wine glass which quickly dissipated - does not appear to have much carbonation - colour reminiscent of light black coffee

S - as soon as I popped the cap on the bottle a sweet aroma of bananas and raisins filled my nose - much stronger and sweeter than I expected

T - After a deep breath I gave it a taste which was even better than the smell - again banana with raisins or figs - caramel? - not entirely sure but fantastic- coca cola also came to mind - banana coke, is that a flavor? Alcohol is well masked for 8.2% and is imperceptible but for the warmth in your belly.

M - more carbonation than it appears with a medium body - slightly bitter on the finish - very nice

O - first german beer I have truly enjoyed - picked it up at the local lcbo - no idea if it was any good but thought I would give it a chance - boy what a choice! It is reasonably priced and now firmly embedded in my top 10

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

Poured a deep brown with ruby highlights around the edges with 2.5 fingers of FROTHY white head. Took almost the whole beer for it to recede into a thin film

Smells of delicious dark roasted carmel malt, dried bananas, clove, wheat and bubblegum

Getting a rush of each flavor mentioned above with some nice additions in the mix. Getting some cinnamon and spice along with some raisons. The flavors are all very distinct but mix harmoniously

A little more than medium with ample amount of carbonation that tickles the taste buds with each sip. Very warming and leaves a distinct aftertaste with each sip that keeps you wanting more.

This is a fantastic beer. I'm sitting on my patio with the grill lit and enjoying the weather. Sure I would be lovin life with out this beer but it is the perfect addition to enhance my experience. I highly recommend this beer and plan on getting some more

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

Pours a dark murky reddish brown body with creamy bubbles, leaving a nice lace.

The smell is terrific, wheaty... strong, malty, and roasty...some dark fruit.

The body is crisp, but medium bodied... the taste is clean but roasty in character.

The flavor is of dark fruit, banana peels, slight orange peel, roasted malt, ash, and some light medicinal alcohol...

Overall, the beer was excellent, a great experience.

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Photo of rickalessi
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow
I was trying esoteric wheat beers to please my wife ( really prefering more of a richer beer) and came across this gem
like a lite Chamay crossed w/ a good wheat

Exceptional overall

appearance slightly murky red- brown color
smell was fairly mild clove ( which I am not super fond of normally)
taste - here is where this excells..it has lite clove cinnamon, nice malt balance , light, barely noticable alcohol perfect carbonation
mouthfeel - light on the palate
overall
.. this is an excellent beer
if you haven't tried it ....get of your butt

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Photo of Azurescens
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle with no bottled on / freshness date, poured into 22oz Black Raven glass, reviewed on 4/19/11

A: Pours a dark reddish brown with fluffy off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing around glass. Pretty clear when held up to the light.

S: Cloves and other spices, some fruity banana esters on top of malted wheat with dark fruit.

T: Malted wheat and dark fruit with some spices, a hint of earthy yeast and fruity esters. Similar to the smell but a bit less sweet and fruity.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy and smooth with plenty of carbonation, sweet yet crisp.

O: Great tasting, solid all around beer. Very drinkable for its 8.2% ABV.

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

Pours with a 4-finger, light tan head that takes a while to drop enough to empty the bottle into the weizen glass while leaving just dots of lace. The body is a dark, hazy amber/orange.

The smell is most noticeably cloves & bananas but also some dark fruit.

The taste is spicy cloves and banana and dark fruit. The taste is very pleasant and it's interesting how the clove & fruit linger in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium, dry and well-carbonated.

Overall: There's a reason this beer sits at the top of the Weizenbock ranking, it is a really good, tasty beer. It has very good flavors, bananas, cloves and dark fruits all make their presence known during the drinking of this one.

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Photo of aficionado
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in Hacker-Pschorr Weisse glass.

Murky medium brown colored body with an orange tinge and a sexy off white 3 finger head that lingers forever.

Aromas of clove, cinnamon, allspice, white pepper, ginger, banana, pear and orange zest.

Taste is full of flavor. More of the same from the aromas. I could certainly use a little more "zing" to liven this up a bit more and subdue those strong spice notes.

Moderately high carbonation, rich velvety medium body.

This beer reminds me of October and I feel it would pair excellently with pumpkin pie. The yeast is the star here, but the malt isn't far behind.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark amber red. Looks like a cola. Big tan head quickly fizzes down to nothing. No noticeable lacing.

Smell: A sweet and spicy mix of banana, clove, and vanilla with a hint of dark malts and dried fruit.

Taste: A sweet mix of dried fruit, banana, pepper, yeast, and caramel malts. A little bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Very smooth.

Overall: A great tasting mix of fruits and spices. Goes down pretty smooth with no sign of the high alcohol.

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Photo of JohnnyS17
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Well, here I am stuck in my apartment on a Friday so I can pack up for a move. I made sure to buy a new beer to try to give myself a moment of procrastination zen. Enter Aventinus.

I do not have the crazy Aventinus glass, but I do have a tall Weizen glass that has a bigger than normal bubble at the top. Close enough, right? Right. So I poured the beer and it produced about an inch of creamy, slightly tan head that subsided to a centimeter or so thick for the rest of the tasting. The color is an attractive deep reddish brown, like a dark cherry oak wood floor. There is some cloudiness that prevents much light from getting through.

The smell is really enjoyable. It reminds me of some of the stouts I have had recently. It has a nice sweet oak smell. Hints of nut and roast mixed in with fruit (grape/raisins). Some very slight hints of spearmint the further I got down the glass. I was so intoxicated by the smell that I almost forgot to drink some. Anyway, the taste is very parallel to the nut and grape smell. It has a unique roasty oak taste backed by subtle sweetness. This is an exceptionally crafted and balanced beer.

The body of the beer is light to maybe medium light. There is a moderate amount of carbonation which leads to a crisp bite and a slightly dry finish.

Overall, I am extremely pleased I bought this beer. It was kind of like a blind date, because I knew nothing about the beer before purchasing it and I was nervous about the possibility of choosing a bad beer on a otherwise crappy night. Put this on my list of favorite beers. Check! Well, back to packing my junk up for now. Cheers!

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer really pours more like a soda. The head is very fizzy, light tan and fades rather quickly to nothing. The beer is a tan/brown color and looks like cream soda. Some tiny carbonation rises to the surface. Some clumps of yeast sink to the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is a combination of some sweetness, a touch of vanilla and some wheat notes. Not as much banana as expected. A touch of yeasty spice.

A sweet caramel, touch of white pepper, light banana, moment of yeast, hint of clove, nice deep malt flavor that is very smooth.

Very fine carbonation, silky smooth in your mouth.

Pretty nice. Frankly, I like the Eisbock version a lot more. We hear a lot about this one and it’s very good. But that’s the gem of the line. A fine beer.

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Photo of CaptainIPA
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rusty amber with a thick and creamy, beige-colored head that slowly fades to a rimming of foam.

Aromas of banana, cloves, malt, dark fruits and spice.

Opens with suggestions of prunes and raisins, followed by flavors of banana, cloves, allspice and candied malts. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Hints of peach and vanilla surface before returning to brown sugar and spice. Complex malt character with the soul of a dessert bread. ABV is well concealed. Finishes with a smack of wheat.

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Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into my pint glass. Dark sunset colored hazy beer. Lacing is non existent.

Dark fruity flavors on the nose.

Taste seems a little subdued. Alcohol hit me strong on the firs couple of hints. Not a bunring alcohol, but you can definitely taste it. Seems like there are some caramel malts trying to emerge, but not quite succeeding. Perhaps it's too cold. I will update if it tastes better when warmed up. Halfway through, still tasting alcohol and just a hint of dark fruits.

Honestly a spot too carbonated for my tastes. I haven't had many weizenbocks, but I feel the carbonation is taking away from some of what the beer could be.

Overall a good beer. How it garnered such a high rating on here is beyond me. I drank a simple hefe before this, and it was much better. I can't get past the alcohol character. I don't mind it, but this tastes more like a shitty russian Baltika than something that would come out of the beer mecca Bavaria.

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Photo of dsocaciu
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: mix of dark brown and amber, off white head

S: currants, bananas

T: combination of a bock and a wheat beer. starts with the winey, whiskey taste of a dopplebock and finishes in the back with the wheat

M: well balanced, more malty than hoppy

O: a great winter wheat beer

Serving: 22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

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Photo of bobhits
2.45/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dirty brown, no clarity, thin head, some legs, but not much lacing.

Bannas, cloves, wheat, vanilla, sweet skicky malt.

Sour considering the style…really sour. I really don’t know how to describe what I’m tasting here. There’s a sweet malt flavor here, some dark roasted fruits, some rum. I am not really noticing the spices mentioned on the bottle and in other reviews. Perhaps in the rum flavors.

8.2% can be nothing, but here it dominates this beer. Ever sip bites with alcohol. There isn’t anything else to help mellow this either.

I’m completely disappointed in this one. The body is thin, lacks carbonation, the taste is a touch sour, and frankly nothing here is done well. Considering the reviews I may have simply had my expectations too high but I’ve simply had much better doppelbocks and it isn’t a style I seek out. That said this comes off like say a dark imperial hef.

I really want to score this higher, but I can't think of a reason to do so.

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Photo of kirschy805
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very exceptional beer. Pours to form a thick, creamy head. This beer has the sweet flavor and smell of ripe bananas at first, with a satisfying alcohol finish. The color is an opaque amber/brown. As the beer warms ups and the head dies down, the flavor and aroma become even more robust.

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Photo of Hachiman
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly golden with a lasting 1cm white head. Aroma is of slightly overripe banana and a bit of yeast.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth with no alcohol sting. Instead the taste is of banana, well-rounded, mild hops, with clove/black pepper at the end. Very tasty!

I had this with mild-flavored picnic food: boiled eggs, ham, fried chicken, potato salad, etc. It enhanced the meal well.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clean orange-ish to brown color, with a light tan head. In the aroma, dry banana, clove, and caramel. In the taste, dry banana, hints of dark fruit and caramel. A small bite and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry banana peel flavor in the aftertaste. Hides the alcohol, big dry fruit, and so tasty!

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Photo of pdoran10
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a slightly murky normal brown color with a finger of off white head that leaves a hint of lacing.

Smell is banana, caramel, bubblegum sweetness.

Taste is creamy sweet caramel flavored malt with a hint of wheat substance. Finishes surprisingly crisp for all the rich malt flavors. I taste, cotton candy, caramel corn, mixed with a hefewiezen.

Mouthfeel is substantial with a reasonably dry finish. Carbonation is moderate to high. Creamy body with a dry finish.

Overall a nice example of the style. Nice flavors and solid mouthfeel.

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Photo of GuruDel
2.47/5  rDev -43%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into tulip glass.

Pour is a dark ruby brown with garnet highlights when held to light. Fluffy white head that leaves no lacing.

smell is strong of booze and ripe grapes and spice. I got no banana at all like others have described it.

taste followed right along with spices, booze and an odd wine, grape, prune taste. Not really enjoyable and totally different from what I expected. After the initial shock of the taste, it mellowed out into a sweet brown sugar malty flavor that was nice.

mouthfeel was nice, great carbonation and left a nice but brief coating in the mouth.

overall, not for me but i will give it another shot to make sure i didnt have a bad bottle or was just having an off day.

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Photo of output01x
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a pint glass.

An explosively growing 3-finger head forces me to stop what I thought was a gentle pour. While I wait for the head to settle, I rethink my choice of glassware (a Weizen glass would have probably been better). However, the cream-colored head diminishes quickly, leaving a disappointing lack of lacing. The body itself is a dark, hazy brown close to mahogany.

Banana and clove dominate the nose with a touch of roasted malt in the background. This beer certainly smells delicious.

And the flavor certainly is as well. Citrusy orange tickles the tip of the tongue while banana and clove cover the rest of the bases. But just as those flavors start to subside, nutty malt and the slightest hint of alcohol pour from the back of the mouth.

Surprisingly creamy, Aventinus has strong carbonation with a medium-heavy body creating an interestingly light texture. It expands to every corner of your mouth with each sip but vanishes in mere seconds.

The fluffy mouthfeel of this beer certainly makes it very drinkable but I would have preferred less carbonation to allow the great flavors to stick to my tongue a little better.

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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 4,539 ratings
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