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 Avagadro
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Aventinus boasts a beautiful mahogany body, which is accentuated by the brew's haziness. The head formation is abrupt, forming a rocky head that climbs right out of the glass without falling out of it. If at any point your head fades below your liking (a rare scenario,) simply give the glass a good swirl to summon a new one. The only aesthetic quality that could be improved here is a more lively lacing.

S: The bouquet is bold and upfront, with rum, bananas, and clove, all balanced well.

T: Absolutely amazing. Rum, raisins, bananas Foster, and earthy yeast intermingle, producing a piquant harmony of flavors. These yeasty flavors are all present, but not in an overpowering manner. They are just powerful enough to balance out another major flavor, alcohol. Yes, it is perceptible, but in a pleasing manner.

M: Full bodied with a chewy texture, the brew sticks to the palate with such tenacity that even the obscene amount of effervescence is unable to completely wash away the flavor. This, in turn, results in a beautiful lingering aftertaste in which the web of flavors unravels in to single threads.

D: This is THE weizenbock in my book. There are plenty of tasty examples out there, but they hardly compare to the Aventinus. This is a must try.

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Photo of dalan
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Awesome. The 3 inch head is glorious
S- Awesome. Addictive.

T - Awesome. Awesome.

D - Very drinkable

I know some folks are not big fans of the wheat beers but his stands up to any IPA, Barleywine, Stout, Belgian etc,. out there. This would make the finalist list for Best in Show...just sayin.

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Photo of juhl31
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

-a deep murky brown with a bit of light through it. a tall, fluffy brownish tan head tops this good looking beer

-drool inducing fruity (prune, banana, apricot) malts lead the nose followed by a very nice wheat, almost smoky, and a bit of candy trio

-there is a strong mix of flavors that blend in throughout. there is nothing that really jumps out at me over others. fruits for sure. it's kind of like a malt smoothie

-very smooth and silky...this must be a quality cask beer. a good bit of body to it and also some carb feel as well. warms the mouth and throat through the end of each sip

-this is a very enjoyable beer. i keep trying these highly rated overseas beers that i can get my hand on and they never seem to disappoint. i guess 1700ish reviews to an A is no joke

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Photo of wheetlvr
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Hefeweizen glass.

A - Pours the color of dark raw honey. Very light head that dissipates fairly quickly.

S - Mild strength overall smell. Dominant blend of malt and banana with a hint of cloves.

T - Tastes like spiked banana bread with mild clove and vanilla notes. Very slight hops bitterness on the aftertaste.

M - Light and very smooth, almost buttery.

D - Very drinkable and refreshing.

At $4.00 for 500ml I'll definitely be purchasing again. Only faults were for the head that disappears quickly and the week overall smell.

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Photo of 321jeff
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Date coded 10.295. Had my first weizenbock a few weeks back and loved it, so I figured I had to try the "gold standard" of the style. Here we go...

Pours a murky river-water brown with a couple fingers of rocky off-white head. It turns into a much prettier, hazy mahogany when held up to light.

Aroma is pleasant yet complex. The wheat makes itself apparent and there is some banana, caramel and some hints of dark fruits in the background.

Taste is sweet with some banana and cloves as well as some dark fruits. The finish is somewhat dry and spicy.

It's medium in body with lots of carbonation and a sort of grainy mouthfeel. I am liking the Aventinus and I think this will age well. Much more interesting than a normal bock but it's definitely feeling like more of a wintertime beer. I can't wait to try the Eisbock version.

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

I haven't had this one in quite sometime. Considered one of the best German brews, I have to review it.

Pours brown with some copper hues. A large billowy head crowns the drink with an off-white color. Some lacing keeps things interesting as I view this drink.

The smell is very rich with wonderful flavors of brown sugar, wheat, spicy cherry, and clove. The balance is good and fun to smell.

Lovely dark flavors of plums and cherries meet some burnt wheat. The dark malts add a nice balance with just a bit of mild bitter hops for the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium with some heat and carbonation. The overall presence of the brew is satisfying on the tongue.

I would describe this as drinkable and it is a very good offering for the style. You can't go wrong with this one.

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

Poured into an Aventinus doppelbock glass. Big foamy head with slight tan hue. Thick murky, brown, hazy, with the yeast added in. The aroma is pumpernickel bread, little banana bread, and yeast. The taste is the aromas with a touch of alcohol and cloyiness. The body is filling and after one bottle I am done for the night. A great example of the style.

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

Had this on bottle several times and this is were the notes come from. Also tried it on-tap, and it was maybe slightly better

A- Murky/cloudy brown. Head goes up very quickly if poured in a Weizen glass, you actually need to pour it very slowly if you don't want to have just the head. Once you have finished the head is about one third of the glass, and stays there almost until the end

S- Not very strong but sure very good: roasted malts match with liquorice, banana, caramel and clove

T- A bread-like taste from the malts obviously takes the main stage, but raisin, banana, chocolate and clove also play their part. A complex but yet very gentle flavour

M- This is the best part. The beer is soft and gentle on your mouth and still so strong and warming. No alcohol taste is to be found and a hint of crispness (perfect carbonation) gives the mouthfeel a little more life

D- Sure an incredibly easy drink for 8%ABV. The perfect combination between complexity and drinkability

A wonderful beer, the bottle version was maybe a bit 'lifeless' if compared with the on-tap version, but i'm not sure wheter ratings would actually change

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Photo of jsprain1
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a tea brown with an initially huge head but it disappated down to a quarter finger. Virtually no lacing either.
S- Smell is definitely wheat malt forward, with notes of banana, slight bit of spice, and a bit of fig and/or raisen in there. Can't decide which dark fruit is a better explanation.
T- Big wheat flavor, some banana and cocoa notes, a vague bit of spice, and a bit of that dark fruit again.
M- the mouthfeel is interesting in that the finish is simultanesouly fizzy yet leaves a slick mouthfeel. The body is just on the light side of what I'd like, and the carbonation is just a touch high, but overall the mouthfeel is thoroughly enjoyable.
D- I liked this beer. Good flavors and good mouthfeel. Could definitely use work on head retention and lacing though. That was a bit disappointing.

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Photo of BeerNinja007
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up this 500mL bottle a few months ago at Manchester Wine and Liquors, Manchester CT, for $4.40. Code 10.141 0259 2822. I've had this many times and have always loved it; it is one of the first "fancy" beers I remember trying all those years ago when I was just budding as a beer geek. Served @ 47F in a large weizen glass of the same temperature.

A: Brew is a dark umber or root beer color, brown with an orange tint, completely clear, with abundant carbonation. 1" of ivory head settles quickly to nothing. The yeast was settled firmly at the bottom of the bottle, but a good swirl of the last bit brought it to my glass (at which point the brew became obviously cloudy).

S: Firstly brown sugar, dried figs, yeast, nutmeg and ginger. Then secondary notes of fresh plums, vanilla, muted lemon, banana.

T: Warm rich balance between malt and wheat in the backbone. Big gingerbread presence, warm ginger and nutmeg, tons of sweat spicy bready goodness up front and lasts straight through the finish. Mild lemon balm hop appears mid sip and also lingers in the finish.

M: Rich and delectable, alcohol entirely hidden, but only medium-bodied, not filling, and eminently quaffable. Excellent balance.

D: All the warmth and spice I like in a typical dunkel, but the lighter mouthfeel (despite it being stronger), brightness, and a TON of diversity make this truly exceptional. Awesome.

My only gripe is the appearance... can't get any sort of head out of it. A minor shortcoming.

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Photo of 108Dragons
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Used a hefe weisse glass - Pours a carmel brown - great creamy head that sticks around, nicely clouded by the yeast.

Smell - smells of banana, clovey, also can tell it has more alcohol than the norm, no hoppy smell whatsoever

T - deep, suddenly sweet that disappears leaving a uniquely indescribably pleasant taste - is this beer? Tastes like something in its own class. Expected a stronger alcohol taste, but that wasn't there.

M - wow - great feel

D - very drinkable, however I think 2 would be the maximum. If you define drinkable as hey I want one again it's a 5. If you define it as I want to pull a 5 beer session, that this is not that kind of beer...unless you are in southern germany, it is on tap, served by a beautiful teutonic waitress, and your friends can carry you out.

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

Hey, my first Weizenbock! Felt like I should buy a bottle and see what the fuss was about. Damn, this is impressive. Served out of a bottle in a Great Divide balloon glass.

The beer pours with a thick head that somewhat resembles a marshmallow cream. Damn, that's thick and creamy. One of the more impressive coatings down a glass I've seen, too. The body itself is a dark and rich orange, but not quite up to perfect.

The nose is dominated by ripe bananas and has caramel and clove undertones. Really reminds me of a trappist beer. Interesting.

The experience in my mouth really reminds me of a trappist beer. I wasn't expecting this when I bought the bottle. This has the heavenly carbonation that I've only seen in beers like Westy 8. I don't get much of the banana anymore... just a caramelly, smooth, rich flavor. There's a wonderfully snooty clove note in there. Just... wow. More than I was expecting.

This is a world class beer Nd I will definitely buy it again at a price of $4 for a 500 mL bottle.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a plastic tumbler.

Another little guy that I happened upon early in my beer-drinking existence and have only recently gotten around to returning to it. It pours a hazy sienna topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises wheat, Belgian yeast, clove, red apple skin, and toffee. The taste brings more of the same to the table (well, cup, anyway), with some additions of black pepper, banana, nutmeg, and rye bread. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mildly grainy feel. Overall, a very nice w-bock; it's pretty clear why many would consider it the standard of the style.

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Photo of cetherid
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a tulip


Beer pours a murky brown with some purple hues. A huge amount of off-white head that dissipates rather quickly..


Lots of aromas in this beer. Big time wheat, banana/clove, candied fruits (like dark fruits covered in brown sugar), and some slight booziness. Kind of reminds me of Banana's Foster.


Like a typical weizen beer but with a little sweet dark fruits in it. This beer seems like a hybrid of a Belgian strong ale and german weizen. Just like nose, it is kinda boozy tasting.


A little thin but not too light bodied. Loads of carbonation, which is expected. A slight dryness in this beer as well.


A pretty good beer that's complex and relatively easy to find. I don't see myself rushing out to buy bottles of this as it's a tad pricey. I think I'd opt for other weizen/hybrid beers than this.

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Photo of birderbeerer
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark mahogany, tinting purple in certain light. Four finger, massive head full of miniscule bubbles creating a blanket resting on top of the beer.

Aroma is yeasty and malty, similar to a Belgian strong ale. Bread and fruit. Very complex aroma.

Yeast is present in the taste as well. Rich and deep malt flavor. Wheat sweetness is definitely present but it's balanced by drier malts similar to oak and toast. Caramel and earthy flavors are there too. Pretty sharply carbonated. Looks, smells, and drinks like a Belgian ale and dark lager hybrid.

This is a really good beer.

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Photo of rdilauro
3.24/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour was on the dark side and producing a nice golden head. I first picked up hints of cloves, cardamom, orange and some cinnamon

I wasnt sure what to expect based on the aroma. The taste was malty and bit heavy. It was a bit on the thin side and did not leave any distinctive aftertaste.

This may just not be the type of beer that really suits me.

Nothing to complain about or negative comments, just something that was a good drink but also something I would not consider having more than 1 glass.

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Photo of Brunite
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pils glass.

A: A beautiful dark amber with a huge 3-4 finger head. The head settles pretty quickly (likely due to the high ABV). No lacing to speak of.

S: Aromas of the obvious banana. Also picking up sweet grains, some funky peat, and a little clove.

T: WOW! Delicious and complex. Banana, clove, dark cherry, some chocolate, sweet malts. There is a distinct sweetness that comes out as the beer warms.

M: Medium to chewy. This is smooth and creamy with some body. Carbonation is perfect. Alcohol seems non-existent at 8.2%.

D: This beer goes down smooth. Amazing beer. I love this brew. Definitely in my top 10. I am blown away by the flavor, balance, and complexity. The finish leaves me wanting more and more. World class stuff for sure!

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Photo of nrbw23
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a murky brownish orangeish color kinda different, with a white head. Head has pretty solid retention and leaves some great lacing.

S- Smell is yeast, clove and banana, cinnamon, roasted and grain malt, and light orange zest.

T- Taste is really solid. Clove and light banana are prominent, a bit of other spices, roasty malt, light orange citrus hops, and a touch of alcohol.

M- Medium in body and good amount of carbonation.

D- Quite a bit going on here and super easy to drink.

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

Reviewed from notes 2/7/11

A: copper-orangish brown with a 1½ finger off-white head, minimal lacing

S: sweet malts, bananas, cloves, and dark fruits (plums, raisins)

T: cloves and bananas upfront, bready/yeasty, dark fruits shine though on the backend

M: moderate carbonation, crisp, thin and very bubbly on the tongue

D: very similar to a hefeweizen with the typical flavors of cloves and bananas, very easy to drink


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Photo of bfields4
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark copper color. Nice frothy off white head retains well for the duration of the beer.

Clove and mint smells from the German yeast. A little bit of dark fruit shows through.

Plumbs, dates and other nice dark fruits. Banana and clove. A complex well done beer. A nice complexity of spices and rich fruit flavors.

Chewy well carbonated beer. The alcohol is very well hidden.

This beer reminds me of a hefenweizen that tastes of more intensely of dark fruits than of bananas. Really interesting brew.

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

*2003 vintage*

Found a bottle of this at Julio's on sale for $8.99 per. Figured I would give it a try, after looking it up I was quite pleased with my purchase. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep, dark nut brown mahongany colour with a light, fluffy one finger head that faded to leave no lacing whatsoever.

S - Wow, just lovely. Great dark fruit aromas, mostly raisins and super sweet malts. Not getting much yeast aromas at all, just dark fruits and that sticky sweet malt.

T - Very similar to the nose. Theres that nice sweet malts upfront with those delicious dark fruit tastes, dominated by a raisin flavour. The alcohol is still present in this, which is fine. That sweetness is almost cloy, but not there yet.

M - Nice mouthfeel, low carbonation thanks to the lengthy aging process of this. Its almost syrupy due to how sweet it is. This has become a dessert!

D - This is quite delicious and I'd love to have this again.Would love to try this with 10 years on it. Stuff is delicious really but a definate sipper. Tasty, great aroma, definate must try.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: This comes out of a classic German bottle. The pour is a plum / brown color, with resplendent carbonation rising, presumably throughout the glass, but only visible right at the edges. These bubbles nobly rejuvenate the eggshell foam cap. Originally enormous, the head becomes manageable after a few minutes, and a sheet of lace is left down the side of the glass.

Smell: The smell is toffee, brown sugar, raisins, apple cider, and a bit of vinegar.

Taste: I get some more spice elements as this warms, which helps it out. It starts with a brown sugar sweetness, bringing some raisins with it. A spice variety comes up next, with the cloves coming through more as it warms. It turns almost cidery toward the end, with fermented apple dominating. The finish is spiced apple, a touch of vinegar, and a dash of brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, tingly carbonation is obvious. It gets creamier as it warms up a little bit. It starts a bit dry then gets slightly acidic, finally finishing fully dry. Above average carbonation and a medium to full body.

Drinkability: Maybe I need to give this another try, but it really just is not as good as I was expecting. The aroma is interesting, but the flavor just comes up a bit short.

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Photo of crnipeter
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500 ml bottle with the renewed unappealing label and crown-cap saying Tap 6. BB date 28. July 2011, into tulip. Pours turbid ruby-brown body overlain by thick, long lasting beige head that clings to the walls and after finally subsides forms a permanent thick solid cloth. Weizenbock can be tought of as (Doppel)bock whose grist bill includes some wheat malt therefore its organoleptic qualities should be a mixture of (Doppel)bock and German wheat beer. So,...the aroma is bock-like melanoidins, bready malt, ripened plum, clove phenolics, banana esters and evident alcohol. The palate is on the sweet side with bock-like melanoidins, dark fruits (plums and raisins), wheat flavor, clove and spicy alcohol that helps to balance the malt and brings warming sensation. Full bodied and highly carbonated although not as prickly as expected considering the carbonation. A nice marriage of Bock and Weizen qualities albeit a bit to alcoholic.

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Photo of flannelman808
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Medium brown, light to medium opacity, and a hint of a reddish purple hue. Mother of pearl colored head tops off the beer and has good retention. No lacing to speak of.

S: Dark fruit (notably Date and Fig) jump forth along with banana and spice. I also get something like a marshmellow like quality is in the air as well.

T: So balanced this beer has lots to say and yet its difficult to say anything right off the bat. Soft spicy balanced flavors develop slowly, leading to some fruity notes (subtle banana and fig). All of these are finished with an almost citric like tang. A classic for sure...

M: subtle carbonic tang

D: High

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

500ml bottle into cervoise

A - A browish-gray with lighter copper edging. Decent slightly off white head. Strong lacing

S - Estery, banana, cloves and other spices (pepper).

T - Actually surprised about this one. Excellent balance of the banana/cloves and spices with a semi sweet malt background. You get a bit of sweet vanilla and caramel which is quite nice to offset the graininess of it..

M - Medium body, a touch high on the carbonation but nothing to detract from the beer.

D - ABV hidden well. Decent brew and not that difficult to drink. Recommended for people unfamiliar with the style.

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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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