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

4,508 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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Photo of DKight
3.03/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As a Bock fan, and having enjoyed a few weat-Bocks, I thought this beer would be a great late night treat. Especially after reading the reviews on here, and seeing it somehow managed to receive an "A".

Poured into a mug from the bottle I noticed the carbonation almost as soon as I was done pouring. This beer had a mouth feel of a soda, very bubbily and not very beer like. Very wheat taste, and as I would expect from a bock there should have been some sort of maltiness, sadly this was not the case.

on another note there were some nice fruity hints in the smell, but the bitter finish ruined any pleasantness I had with this beer.

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Photo of BeerCon5
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark hazy copper color with about two fingers of fluffy white head that lasts throughout the beer.

The scent is fruity, notes of caramel, some spice.

The taste is pretty sweet, banana is apparent, there are notes of yeast, chocolate, and noticeable alcohol.

Medium body, creamy, crisp, and a little oily, moderate carbonation.

This was a very good beer that offered lots of complex flavor. I seemed to discover something new with every sip.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer defines the style for me, and shoot it's tasty.

A very hazy brown with yellow-golden highlights. Amazing head retention and super lacing.

Classic weizen wheat mixed with cerealish sweet malt flavors, some bananas mix with berry, theres some confectionary qualities to it as well. A very complex and pleasing aroma.

The taste has mostly the same weizen, sugary malt, and banana qualities as the smell. Other dark fruits chime in and there is a licorice-ness to it. Some vanilla like it had some time on oak. Awesome.

Medium good carbonation yet very smooth.

An excellent beer and a standard. Do not pass this one up on tap!

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Photo of Swedes21
3.62/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a chilled glass

Appearance - beer pours a dark cloudy auburn colour, very good amount of off-white fluffy head that appears to last. some very nice lacing, hard to tell carbonation levels due to cloudiness.

Smell - i can smell wheat, vanilla, nice spices and most of all banana. really well balanced.

Taste - not a bad tasting beer, found it to be less dynamic than the smell. I can pick up the banana, slightly and the spices and vanilla. Nothing comes fwd as dominant.

Mouthfeel - Very bland, nothing came through on this more than normal. little more bitterness, but not much else.

Drinkability - I gotta say, i think this was a bad beer bottle. there was nothing that stood out, even when it warmed to room temp. I am buying it again to try and see if this was just a bad bottle.

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

Presentation: (Part of a 5 pack gift set with glass.) It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into the Aventinus glass that came with the beer. The label on the bottle has the abv (8.2%) and a description of the beer on the back. There is no freshness date but there seems to be a batch number or bottle code on the back label.

Appearance: It produces a thick and tall head which is light tan in color and settles out quickly. This makes for just a little slick lacing on the glass. The body has a rich mahogany color and hazy flat look.

Smell: The aroma is fruity and yeasty. There are some big banana and bready yeast like notes with mild clove and sweet booze. There is only a faint trace of hops.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has a sweet and fruity, medium to full bodied character with all the wonderful notes picked up in the nose. Red banana, bready yeast, some caramel and light clove mingle with a touch of sweet booze and very mild hop bitterness. The feel is smooth and lightly carbonated. It drinks well and never gets too sweet or cloying despite its sweet overall character.

Notes: What else can I say? It's a great beer!!! The only thing I would like to have had with this beer is a little more head retention.

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

Served on tap at Pizza Paradiso (DC). Floral/citrusy nose. Hazy and dark color. Smooth taste with a bit of a caramel taste at the beginning and a hint of bitterness at the end. Excellent example of a Weizenbock. Could drink this until I fell off the stool!

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

500ml brown bottle

Aventinus was brown in color with some haze (very hazy after the second pour). It had a large beige head with good retention and spotty lacing. The smell was nice with caramel, banana, clove, and brown sugar. The taste was nice with toasted wheat, banana, dark fruit, pepper, and caramel (Hefeweizen meets Doppelbock). It was sweet upfront and the finish was long and semi-dry. It was medium-full in body with medium-high carbonation. Drinkabity was good. This is an excellent Weizenbock and worth seeking out.

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Photo of micmillon18
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mmm an all time favorite of mine. A treat in a bottle. Poured from a 16 oz bottle into a weizen. No born on date is found.

A - Fluffy chunky two finger head that doesn't quit (I've always wanted to say that in a review). Head has a creamy color to it. Dark brown colors with a slight orange hue. Head sticks around til the end with lots of lacing. An absolutely magnificent looking beer.

S - Banana, bubble gum. Spicy, yeasty.

T - Bready, banana, bubble gum, spicy. Alcohol shows slightly at the end. Finishes with grains, wheat, bock and caramel flavors. So frigging delicious.

M - Very balanced with a medium body (its almost thick and creamy in someways). Watch yourself with this one though. The alcohol is so perfectly masked so imbibe slowly! Carbonation is perfect. Goes down so easily.

D - Could have this anytime, be it the dead of winter or on a warm sunny day. Just watch yourself though. Aesthetically beautiful with a world class flavor and balance. Enjoy!

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

Liquid is a black grape in color with bubbly carbonation and a full finger of head. Retention is really nice and lacing sticks to the glass like glue. Visually stunning, especially in the way the lighter fruit colors peak out when held to light.

Aroma is sweet and malty with a whiff of booze and a heavy dose of banana. It's nice to see an aromatic balance between the wheat notes and the heaviness of the lager fermentation.

Flavor boasts a candied sweetness and nice burst of banana up front. Ending is dry and roasty, which stops the wheat notes from being cloying and allows the fruit flavors (plum, nectarine, pineapple) to mingle well with the dark maltiness.

Mouth opens smoothly, followed by a lively conclusion that mingles a bubbly carbonation with the deeper flavors.

This is so easy to take down and, despite the booze in the nose, this drinks like a more complex Dunkelweizen.

One of the best lagers in the world.

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

A: Nice deep copper with a slight head that diminished rapidly.

S: Cloves, Spices, an Malt

T: Slightly bitter, with strong clove aftertaste. If you like Clove cigarettes, this is your dream beer. Some malt, but the high ABV keeps it crisp. That's the strong point of this beer--the malt imparts its flavor, but doesn't turn it syrupy.

M: Ever so slightly oily, but more or less clean.

D: This is a spicy, warming beer that is great on a cold night in front of a fireplace. The sort of beer you sip while reading a good book or watching a movie. Enjoyed this quite a bit, and for the price, it's a great buy.

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

Poured from bottle into stein. Poors a dark copper, huge thick head. Low carbonation and no lacing. Smells of malt, banana, clove and pepper. Medium body, smooth and well rounded with some nice banana, not bitter but a nice long lasting kick that trickles down your throat. After taste is spicy and warm. One of my favorite weizenbocks.

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

Notes taken over the weekend.

A- Hazy cider brown with a big creamy white cap. Good retention and a nice coat of lace.

S- Nice balanced mix of fruit, banana, clove, fig, wheat/bread, raisin and spice. Pretty much what I usually get in a style like this, balance is the key here.

T- Follows the nose very well. Once again, balance is the special thing here. Some alcohol strength but for the most part I would've never guessed 8%. Some sweetness with nice wheat finish.

MF- Creamy with silky smooth carbonation I am used to in good German beer. Slight warmth and a tiny bitterness.

DB- Very solid and refreshing beer that is somehow 8%. Drinks very well and is truly crafted with brewing mastery.

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Photo of BryanRex
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What more can I say that hasn't already been mentioned. This is a world class beer, and once normalized for size (16.9 oz) and ABV (8.2%) it is extremely affordable compared to its competition. One bottle gives you nearly three standard drinks, and at only $4.50 per bottle it's about half the cost of most other good Belgian ales or doppelbocks of similar style.

The beer pours a medium brown with red hints and leaves a nice three-finger head with lacing that persists throughout the entire drink. Great (not excessive) carbonation

The beer smells of banana, dark fruits, clove, yeast and lemon. It has an excellent complex blend of aromas and spices.

The beer tastes pretty much the same way it smells, although the banana and yeast sweetness outweighs the hops and carbonation, although excellently balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, malty, creamy and very smooth.

I could drink this all night, but at 8% ABV you have to be very careful. Each bottle has the alcohol content of about 3 regular beers which is why most people are "one and done."

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

500ml bottle poured into a Weizen glass.
ABV 8.2%

A - Poured a cloudy brown with bronze highlights. Huge bubbly tan reduce to a 0.5cm cap. Some lacing.

S - Bananas, spices, yeast, raisins among other dark fruit, caramel, herbal, and a hint of booze.

T - Sweet, caramel, lightly roasted, fruity (such as berries), nutty, decent hops, mild boozy bite in the finish. Complex flavour similiar to a dubbel or trippel as others have pointed out.

M - Sticky, medium-heavy body, some tang, drying finish.

D - Pretty good and surprisingly drinkable. The ABV stays hidden even after some warming up.

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

This is one of the first doppelbocks I have had in a while. I normally dont go out of my way to drink this style but it was recommended to me which means I had to taste it.

The pour is crystal clear with a nice white head lingering throughout my session. The aromas are bold. Caramelized fruit, bananas, clove, and spice are immediately present. My first taste is more of the caramelized fruit. The spices come through more in the taste and remind me of a bananas foster desert. The caramel sweetness cuts down the spices and the hops battle back the sweetness to lend a dryer finish. The medium carbonation and 8.2 ABV help out the hops in the dry finish.

I think you would be hard pressed to find another beer in this style that can beat this on out on aroma and flavor. It may be a personal preference but this is one of the best in my opinion. Huzzah to German brewing!

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Photo of stakem
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review from notes taken on 12/30/10. Shared with some friends.

This was a paper-wrapped cave-aged bottle from 2006. Poured into a couple of snifters. It appears as a clear dark amber color that borders brown that looks like a watered-down concoction of molasses. A tan cap forms across the top and holds tight around the edges of the brew.

The aroma of this brew is fruity with a scent of cloves, toasty malt that cones across quite bready and raisins. There are light suggestions of chocolate and spice with a mild molasses sweetness.

The taste is fruity with a candied flavor that picks up more deep sweetness akin to molasses spiced with clove and chocolate. There is a long drawn out flavor of toasty grain, spices and molasses left lingering on the tongue.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. Excessively drinkable for more than 8%. The alcohol is mastectomy hidden, I never once got any sensation of alcohol flavor or warmth. Additional pours produce an increased amount of sediment in the glass which brings out more bready and banana-like flavors.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a simple Heffeweizen style glass.

Giant monstrous head... I mean huge as if 4 fingers or like a giant fist. Big snap of soda bubbles, huge sounding you can hear these bubbles SNAP, tan colored head is big but also goes away at a very fast pace. Very dark brown with faint red hues to go with it similar to a doppelbock. Lot of carbonation and elevator music from the bottom. Minimal retention with some pock marking on the head circle. Yeast residue in the bottom of the glass... ROCK THAT!

The Bouquet is alright yeah man... dig that. Estery, like a trippel, but got malt and carbonation that is pleasant. Simple yeast on the nose and faint bread. Wonderful combination of smells and character even some Coca Cola.

The taste however is very carbonated but in an enjoyable way that doesn't take away from the beer's great feel. Fruit berry subtle component in mid palate, slight chew like a Witbier, taste of Coke as well along with faint malt.

I would have this again at the drop of a hat.

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

Pours a deep, dark, cloudy, amber brown. Big fluffy off-white head forms, and stays.
Significant lacing.

Smells of sweet malts, some spice, hints of clove, and hints of the alcohol that I know is there. Not overpowering.

Sweet malt taste, some banana, and some spice hints, perhaps some hints of roast coffee beans. A little banana in the aftertaste. No alcohol in the taste, just notes of a great weizen.

Mouthfeel is creamy, with a burst of flavor and a little carbonation, good body. A rich weizen taste.

This is the first time I have had t his beer. It is a very good example of the style. But at 8.2% abv, one or two is about all I will have at any one time. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of KidsDoc
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First time reviewing this beer but have had the pleasure on multiple occasions both draft and bottle.

500mL bottle (2010) poured in its entirety into large pilsner

A: brown/amber, cloudy but not opaque, visible carbonation. Initial huge white fluffy head that settles slowly to a steady soft white cap. Continuous sheet of white bubbles stick to side of glass momentarily after each sip.

S: spice, sweet malts and tons of dark fruit aromas (raisin, dates) as well as banana. mild alcohol

T: follows the aroma with controlled complexity of intense spices, dark fruit, biscuity malt; finished with a long clove and spice blend combined with a roasted/chocolate malt aftertaste and still faintly detectable fruit presence

M: moderate to high carbonation with a bubbly feel. Light/light-medium body. soft up front with a sticky follow through

D: huge drinking experience start to finish. Did not want this beer to end but at >8% ABV this is a solo beer for me. The spice can be overpowering but it's something I enjoy so this is very easy to sit back and enjoy. The carbonation can be a little much as well.

A top 10 beer for me, and fights for a top 5 spot.

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Photo of SpdKilz
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Have been walking past this one for quite some time so I thought I'd finally try it. Pours into a generic tulip with a ruddy brown color and about two fingers of slight tan head that dissipates at a moderate pace leaving slight lacing.

Smell - Dark fruits, clove, banana, yeast, spices, and lemon.

Taste - Similar to the nose though a bit more bold in the spices. I do not taste as much dark fruit as expected though the banana and clove shine through.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, prickly carbonation.

Drinkability - One and done. Not my favorite style but a great beer nonetheless.

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Photo of axeman9182
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle, I believe with a Julian code giving a bottle date of 10/2/2009, poured into my Duvel tulip.

Aventinus pours a very dark purple, threatening to cross into brown. There are noticeable light red highlights around the edge of the glass. The bone colored head is dominating the glass, five fingers plus right after the pour, and it doesn't look like it's going anywhere anytime soon. Only downside is that lacing is a bit weak. The nose to me is like a clove forward hefe on steroids. A ton of clove, some banana, and a fair amount of vanilla-esque sweetness that I always get from wheat. No real hint of the darker malts used in this one though, which is a bit of a letdown. The flavor makes up for it though, as in addition to the aforementioned hefe notes there's a generous dollop of caramel and a dash of fruitiness (almost straight plum). The final piece that elevates Aventinus to true greatness is the slight, pleasant warming sensation from the alcohol. The body is great, nice and full without spilling over into a stout-like richness. Carbonation is similarly top notch, a bit on the low side but very sharp nonetheless. There's just something keeping it from perfection, I think maybe the body could stand to be just a touch bigger. This beer is just another reason (along with the eisbock, hefe, and Brooklyn collab) that Schneider is my favorite German brewery. A true classic.

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Photo of ramseye4
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A=Pours with a 1 finger head, opaque brown, thick looking, minimal lacing
S= Banana, a lot of chocolate malt, some mild fruit notes and some subuded clove combine to make this an absolutely outstanding smelling beer
T=Banana and yeast dominate, with a very solid malt backbone and some dark fruit, and faint touch of alcohol caps it off nicely in the finish.
M=Full bodied and sticky, moderate carbonation, very sweet feeling overall
D=Tastes great, but the sweetness and high ABV makes this a sipper

Great overall, I've had a few regular bottles and a 2003, it ages well!

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

A - Opaque milk chocolate, or a dark ice tea. ~1 finger of creamy head held together with a fine micro-bubble structure.

S - Bright honey, maple syrup, touch of cinnamon, lovely banana.

T - Drinks like a bananas foster made with a nut brown ale. Sweet grains, bananas, and clove. Hint of lemon. Strong bready backdrop throughout the profile.

M - Smooth with a strong effervescence.

D - Very drinkable, super refreshing.

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Photo of cudmud
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A medium brown color with a thick, rocky that doesn't quit. The off-white head produces some major lacing. In short, this brew has a stunning appearance.

Smell: Wonderful yeast esters of cloves and bananas combined with a heavy malt sweetness. This beer is the gold standard for aroma in this style.

Taste: A thick malt syrup flavor up front and followed by a heavy dose of yeast; inturn, concludes with slight bitternes and alcohol. All the flavors are layered on top of eachother like a cake. Expect to find the essence of raisins, figs, and cloves dancing across your tongue. In all, perhaps the zenith of taste in this style.

Mouthfeel: Thick and pleasing.

Drinkability: Extreme. Bring me more.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

A: Pours a murky copper-orange color with a massive head that recedes fairly quickly

S: Nice banana and clove smell, fairly typical for the style. Fruity malts stand out. No alcohol present in the nose despite the 8.2%

T: Same as the smell, sweet fruity malts stand out, especially banana. Alcohol is very well hidden, not even noticeable

M: Fairly carbonated which helps to smooth out the sweetness of the malts

D: So highly drinkable and very deceptive abv, I'd put a few back before I realized what hit me

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,508 ratings.
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