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

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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 fiver29
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2003 bottle. Pours clear dark caramel color with off white head. Aroma is clove, sherry, wheat, and caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Flavors follow the nose. This has a great sherry like flavor, nutty, almost roasty, and is an overall great experience. A damn fine brew.

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

Awesome beer. I am becoming a HUGE fan of this style of beer, and this is exceptional. It pours a cloudy brown and the smell of bananas and cloves is very strong. I would highly recommend this beer to fans of this style. Very easy drinking, refreshing spring or Summer beer.

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Photo of TheWhiskerReview
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep reddish-mahogany with a dense off-white head and smells rich and ripe with a dark-rum like character and notes of caramel, green apple and vanilla joining the wheat-influenced banana bread flavor. The palate is pillowy and full bodied, beginning with a vast, spreading blast of carbonation which settles into the caramel and apricot flavors with a touch of floral bitterness. The long finish starts sweet and rich with cooked fruit notes before turning mouthwateringly tart. I absolutely loved the whole lip-smacking delivery on this. By using wheat, this managed to stay incredibly elegant too, instead of succumbing to a bogged-down syrupy malt character. Probably my fav reviewed beer at the moment.

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

A light spicy aroma with some banana and malt overtones. Color is an opaque brownish dark amber with bubbly off white head that starts tall and slowly dissapears with no retention. Taste is lightly sweet and bitter and a nice creamy medium body. Lively carbonation as bubbles arise for quite a long time. Finish has a definite alchohol note. I definitely like this beer but may not be my favorite in this category.

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

A- Poured in a tall, pint size glass. Rich, dark brown color with a large white head with light lacing as it receded.

S- Predominantly spicy with a hint of banana

T- Initially sweet with a mix of banana however middle and end are predominantly clove in nature. Nice a

M- Medium body, silky in nature. covers the mouth well without being sticky or too light.

D- Good sipping beer which leaves you with a satisfied alcohol related warmth.

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Photo of russwbeck
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: The head on this guy is outstanding. Slightly off white and not going anywhere for a long time. Wonderful lacing. Hazy brown pour.

S: Very sweet smell, lots of dark fruits and malts. Cloves also coming through, smells very 'wheaty'.

T: Follows the smell pretty well. Dark fruits, and definitely some bananas, balance with the caramel malts nicely. Very sweet.

MF: Slight warming alcohol feeling, and a decent amount of carbonation. Pretty light and refreshing.

O: A great representation of the style. A personal favorite.

I got the rare oppurtunity at Pizza Paradiso in DuPont Circle, DC to try Schenider Aventinus aged from 2003. This was one of the first beers to get me into craft beer, long before I joined this website! I was very excited to try this. $15 for 500ml, wrapped much like a present!

A: Deep brown pour with an initial big white head. It recedes quickly to basically nothing after taking a few pictures. 4

S: Boozy, dark fruits, lots of grapes. Hints of the original remain. 4

T: The taste has certainly changed. But it matches the smell pretty well. Dry, boozy, grapes, remnants of candied sugar, very sweet taste, as it is fresh. Extremely mellowed. Not a lot of cloves or bananas are left. 4

MF: Light, low carbonation. Warming boozy feeling as the drink fades from the palate 3.5

O: Really interesting to see how it held up over 8 years. I'd say pretty well! 4

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Photo of Brewbro000
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: pours a generous off white three finger head that if done right you can get it above to rim of the glass. An opaque mild brown/red/orange it's pretty hard to define. A rocky head resists dissipation for the first half of the glass.
S: spicy yeast, banana, and some darker malts come through.
T: very smooth banana comes forward followed by yeasty spice. The sweetness of the malts rounds it out. some chocolate might be coming through from these darker malts.
M/D: mouthfeel is moderate and the carbonation that created such a huge head is gentle and smooth throughout. Alcohol is almost not apparent at all. There is a reason this beer has such good ratings.

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

Wow, am I off the average BA review on this one! It looks good: cloudy, hazy, dark brown. It smells like clove, bananas, malt. The taste is ok, but this is not my favorite style of beer. I'm disappointed because the bottle says that there should be some chocolate notes, but all I'm getting is the spicy clove and banana. Now, I like bananas, but this is not my favorite taste for a beer. I like the other offering from this brewery MUCH better. Oh well, at least it gave me a pleasant buzz.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 500 ml bottle in a Schneider Wiezen glass at Billy O's English Tavern in Southington, Conn.

A: Dark, ruby amber in color with a bright tinge and slightly chilled haze beneath a huge, frothy head of white foam which settles to a thin cap, leaving behind a good deal of lacing.

S: Loads of complex, fruity aromatics and earthy malt aromas. Dark berries, raisin, peaches and dried citrus blend with slightly smoky, sweet caramel roasted malt and yeast scents.

T: Smooth, complex balance of chewy, fruity malts and sweet, caramel spiciness. Bits of funky, chewy wheat and yeast slide across the palate, leaving behind a warm, complex blend of plum, raisin, banana, mint and spices. Slight alcohol burn leads into a warming, clingy sweet and spicy finish.

M: Full bodied and robust bock filled with chewy yeast and wheat, but so smooth and spicy clean in the finish.

D: Dangerously drinkable at over 8% ABV, the complex flavor and aroma will beckon for further sipping and I'm almost certain Aventinus would make a fine pairing with many roast pork or cheese plates. Excellent flavors and craftsmanship make it a no-brainer when in the market for complex German brews.

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Photo of capeannbass36
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Poured into an Aventinus glass. Rich brown color. Large off white head. Worthy of an artwork quality picture of a glass of beer.
S- Clove, spice.
T-Rich, sweet, fruity. A definite favorite.
M-Decent carbonation, warm.
D-Could handle 2. Very enjoyable sipper.

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Photo of KajII
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a medium hazy brown with a very large off-white fizzy head that dissapated rapidly and had no poor lacing. The aroma was complex with a dark chocolate malt and a sweet earthy yeast that had notes of clove, banana, vanilla and a mild alcohol scent. It tasted sweet and acidic with a mild hint of banana and chocolate in the begining and the become mildly sweet with a yeasty-sour flavor that had a nice spiciness at the finish with the flavor lasting only a short time. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and watery in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall an awesome wheat/bock beer, in fact I think I will just have to drink another.

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Photo of pants678
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a mahogany brown with a slight, bubbly beige head.

Smells of sweet figs, apples and a clear note of alcohol.

A real treat for the tip of the tongue. An almost sour start, raisins and raspberry pervade with a welcomed base of brown sugar. Are there hops in here? Alcohol is well hidden, especially for 8%.

Could maybe up the bubbles. Not flat but could use a little kick up.

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

Thanks to DoctorB2B for this one!

Pours a hazy brown that you can't quite see through. About a finger of head that dissipates like soda foam, into a few thin white islands sitting around the top.

Very very wheaty, basically exactly what I imagine an unfiltered wheat to taste like. Strong banana notes come through the initial scent, with just a touch of lemony zest in the background.

Semi-sweet, wheaty, and boozy. The banana scent is present in the flavor, as well as some very subtle chocolate notes under the immediate flavors. Little to no notable bitterness. Not quite like anything else I've ever tasted.

Full and thick. This almost feels heavier than a normal liquid on my tongue. Low carbonation and very smooth.

After just a few mouthfuls I can feel the alcohol bearing down on me, which is fair enough at 8.2%, though I feel like it's still hitting me very fast. That being said, I'd have another. The fact is this is a delicious beer that I wouldn't possibly pass up at a liquor store if I could get it in my area. It exemplifies great beer that toes the line of the "dark beer" category.

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Photo of knm
3.43/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew has an insane amount of frothy light head.
Color is a chalky dark amber that lets no light through.
Smell is of very strong oak and yeast.
The taste is extremely rich. It has dark malts and fruity after thoughts. An interesting combo, and a nice sipper.

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

Poured from the 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Body is a pretty chestnut brown with some dark orange highlights, topped by a big, creamy, light tan head that takes its time working it's way down to a manageable level. Wonderful aroma of sweet caramel malt, wheat, and dark fruit, with notes of plum, white grapes, and some exotic spices (coriander and mace).
Palate is rich and sweet up front, lots of fruity notes mixing with the mild, sugary sweetness of lots of caramel malt and wheat. Plums, grapes, apples, raisins, and orange peel lend the feel of something almost like a holiday fruitcake, and are accented by some mild spices. A slight hint of husky bitterness makes a brief appearance before the swallow before yielding again to the malty sweetness. A lingering apple-y sweetness remains ling after the swallow.
Body is rich and velvety, but not creamy or thick. This is just perfect for the complexity of the flavors here, and better than any other beer I've had of this style. The high alcohol content make it something that I wouldn't be able to handle every day, but it's a very nice slow sipper.

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Photo of n2185
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a murky brown with about 3 fingers of off-white head which recede into a nice cap with a little lacing.

S: Bananas and dark fruit such as plums greet the nose up front. There is also an aroma of hearty wheat bread with a touch of hop bitterness.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are some banana and dark fruit flavors up front. Then follows a nice, hearty and yeasty bread flavor that finishes sweet and dry.

M: Medium-thick body with high carbonation that tingles the taste buds and goes well with the yeast and bread flavors. Crisp and dry.

D: Very drinkable and delicious beer that is both refreshing and filling.

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Photo of Satchboogie
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a wheat beer glass

A: Pours dark caramel brown, hazy, massive 3+ finger light brown bubbly and frothy head that dissipated fairly quickly.

S: Clove/banana, ripe pear, a little caramel, esters almost resembling a belgian.

T: First thing that comes to mind is balanced, complex, and delicious! You get the sweet and savory combination of banana and caramel, there's some more ripe fruit that adds more brightness. All this combine with the clove/vanilla spice notes and big malt character to lend it a rum cake like flavor. Has nutty qualities, maybe raisins, borderline dark fruits as well. There's somewhat of a milk chocolate quality in the middle and finish. The alcohol esters are massive, but the alcohol taste itself is completely hidden. The dark, bold flavor and complexity is akin to huge Belgian Dark ale. It's that good!

M: Carbonation is actually a little lighter than I was expecting, that said, it's pretty much at my ideal level for the style. The body is probably the fullest and richest I've had for the style, it's a little viscous and surprisingly creamy and smooth. Luscious is the best descriptive.

D: This is probably the best wheat beer and/or doppelbock I've had. It's nearly perfect, despite the amazingly full/complex flavor and luscious mouthfeel, it still has a light and airy quality to it that makes it extremely drinkable and I completely don't sense the 8.2% alcohol.

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Photo of Avagadro
4.85/5  rDev +12%
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 +9.5%
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 -3%
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 +11.3%
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 -2.1%
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 +1.4%
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 +1.2%
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%
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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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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