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
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
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Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
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Photo of Zimbo
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wrote extensive notes on the bottle I drank tonight but on scanning the range of comments from other reviews I discovered, as you would expect, that it has all been said before. But as a reminder make sure you drink it relatively quickly ensuring it is not served straight from a refrigerator.

To summarise, my last bottle of this was very disappointing and very atypical. It just didn't sing.
In contrast this was Ferdinand Frantz as Hans Sachs.
Bravo.

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

Pours with a look that reminds me of apple cider-- you know that stuff served during late October... Creates a small head layer that eventually dissipates and forms a ring in the glass.

The nose produces wafts of wheat and bucolic yeast commingled with hits of alcohol.

The flavor produces indeed almost a yeast like apple cider-- not sweet but hops, yeast, wheat, green apples, with a zest of lemon rind.

A nice clean and long finish as if the flavors from the start play their flavor instruments but don't know the show is over.

Very cordial mouthfeel with a coating that's like a blanket enveloping my palate.

The drinkability is above average-- I could put down a quart of this stuff! Glorious!

I wonder what it's like on tap!

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Photo of bylerteck
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Really dark brown. Hazy. Tons of chunks. Half finger of off white head.

S - Nice wheaty aroma. Dark fruits and heavy German yeast with clove and banana. Some more sweet spice too.

T - Zero booze present. Same as aroma for the most part with some more spiciness and dark fruits.

M - Medium body and good carbonation for a wheat beer.

D - Lovely stuff. This is about a year and a half old but still, very worthy.

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Photo of Axic10
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An old favorite reviewed for the first time. Poured from 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours reddish brown with two fingers of light fluffy foam that settles slowly.

Smell: Bananas, clove, wheat, bready malt, yeast and some candied sweet fruits.

Taste: Sweat candied fruits, bready malt, wheat, yeast, clove and banana.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and quite velvety.

Drinkability: Quite possibly my favorite German beer. I've been drinking this for over 5 years and keep going back.

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Photo of industrialswill
2.22/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I've heard so much about this one, thought it was high time to give it a shot.
Appearance is good, looks just like any dopplebock I've had.
The smell, well this is where we get off to a bad start. It's got a musky, mildewy smell like you get from a poorly kept men's locker room.
At best it tastes like rotten prunes spiked with acetone.
Let's just call this stuff, "Rotten Prune Punch", for lack of a better term.
I lived in Germany for 2 years many years ago, drank many a dopplebock and this junk wouldn't make it past first base.
I'm highly disappointed, but that's the chances you take in this "hobby".

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Photo of Derranged
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a pint bottle into a weizen glass.

A- Pours a dark reddish brown, like iced tea, with a huge off white head.

S- Tropical fruits dominate, along with some clove and nutmeg.

T- Same as the nose, although there is a slightly metallic aftertaste. Alcohol is non-existent, tastes a little like a fruit punch.

M- Very thin and smooth.

D- This beer drinks like an easy pounder, but that abv will hurt you.

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

This is among my favorite of beers, both dark and complex this weizenbock is an absolute treat because of its depth and sweet finish. The first few sips each bring different notes and it takes finishing a pint to fully appreciate all of the elements that bring together this fantastic find.

While I've tried it from a bottle, my first recommendation would be to make your first attempt from the tap to really grasp it at its best. This is an exceptionably drinkable beer and of the highest quality and standard. No matter if you get the best or worst bartender of the lot, the pour is nearly always respectable. To me it starts with a dry roasted flavor and subtly the sweet notes take hold.

The banana note that previous reviewers have referenced first hit me as a sort of bubblegum finish. This is most certainly the combination of clove and banana coming through.

A note on food pairing, if you're ever in the hunt for a good breakfast food beer pairing I would highly recommend the way this compliments buttery breakfast items like french toast and Belgian waffles, or sage sausages.

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

Actually-this is my first experience with this beer.

A- Body is a uniformly translucent rich chestnut brown hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy slightly off-white head which eventually fades to a thick collar-very little lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- I understand that this is a weizenbock- but the nose is very BSDA in nature- dark fruit-plum, raisin- come out the most initially in the nose. There is a mild banana bread essence in the background.

T- Taste upfront is mild and offers dark fruit (as discribed above) with an accent of banana and clove- and a nice bready yeast backbone. The finish is a bit spicier and more typical for the style as the banana bread essence really comes through and the dark fruit disappears. What is left to linger is bready yeast and a bit of spice.

M- Medium to high carbonation and a smooth yeasty body.

D- This is a great, well put together Weizenbock. I'm surprised that this is the first time I have tried it as it is clearly top notch for the style- and I like this style (despite its huge variation). A reminder why I love German beers so much-although I tend to overlook them.

I found this 500ml bottle for $4!! Its also always refreshing to see this brew in the top 100 (deviating form the IPA, stout, barrel aged, sour dominated list). Fantastic, classic example of the style to measure others to.

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

A good two-finger off-white head tops this muddy and dense light brown brew. The head recedes to a light skim, constantly replenished by the bottle conditioned fermentation. Little lacing or sticking, probably due to the high alcohol content.

The scent of bananas and a bit of cloves is detected within a floral envelope. A large gulp brings vanilla flavors to the front, with a generous roasted malt base and a depth of flavor more associated with barley than the wheat with which this was brewed. Well integrated carbonation rounds out the mouthfeel, with just a touch of bittering hops to balance the slightly sweet vanilla and lingering chocolate notes.

A classic wheat doppelbock ("Germany's original" according to the label), this has long been a favorite. Many tastings over the years have confirmed its consistency and suitability for pairing with strong or rich foods. Pickled herring and smoked whitefish had no quarrel with this.

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Photo of EwaldEichstaett
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy brown color with massive tan head.

The smell is dominated by bread, bruised banana, nut, caramel and yeast smells.

The beer is really tasty, mostly the roasted, slightly sweet malts. It tastes rather fruity (date, fig, banana) and full. It actually reminds me of eating Mehrkornbrot with sunflower seeds. The alcohol bit once or twice, but it was rather pleasant.

While the flavour is full force, the mouthfeel is manageable. (Some Weißbiers can be to full. Almost like some type of expanding thick foam from outer space is in your mouth. This is not like that.)

Overall, a excellent beer. Quite drinkable for the ABV as well. Actually, for how strong it is, I would number it the champion of drinkability.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy brown with ruby highlights and an inch or two tan head.

S - Clove, banana and dark fruits with bready malts. Not as sweet as other beers in this style.

T - Bready malts with some yeast, clove and banana in the background, dark fruits with the lightest touch of alcohol.

M - Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Dry finish.

D - Extremely well balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up a few weeks ago ad D's Six Packs for 4.99

A - Poured a murky hazy brown color with at least an inch of foamy brownish head

S - Strong Banana, clove, bit of honey, brown sugar and yeast with a hint of malt.

T - Comes off kind of strong, especially when drunk with thanksgiving feast :P but after the second pour the ABV is well masked offering strong flavors of banana and clove with a bit of burned sugar and a touch of yeast. Nice.

M - Very medium to heavy. Was a sipper for sure

D - Alcohol... Masked. Flavors... strong. Price... eh. It's good on occasion but it was seriously the smoothest beer I could drink today. A Germany win!

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Photo of jbertsch
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured this 1 pint plus .9 fl. oz. bottle into my tall Schöfferhofer Weizen glass and, man, I haven't seen a better looking beer in a long time. HUGE, rocky tan head capped off the glass like a royal staff. Amazing bubbling action. Bubbles vigorously shot up the entire length of the glass and built up so much speed that they were forcing other bubbles to some to shoot down a little and then wiggle back up. It was cool to watch and I'm probably not explaining it well.

Aroma of ripe banana, brown sugar, and wonderfully historic musty-smelling malts.

The banana is front and center in the taste. There's faint apple, and caramel malts laced with burnt brown sugar.

Mouthfeel was velvety, yet carbonated enough. Perfect.

This one really speaks to me, It's a classic. So flavorful and delicious. I need to seek out the aged versions.
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Review of 2006 vintage, on 5/13/2011.

Appears a deep mahogany in color. Sudsy head dissipates to a film quick, thought the film stays around. No lace. Huge difference in the head between the aged version and the "off-the-boat" version which was frothy and billowy.

The aroma gives off a single profile that has the original flavors I remember from the "fresh" version folded into each other. But I can make out banana, dark fruit (plum & apple) and notes of chocolate.

The taste is also a combination of so many flavors into one massive layered profile. It's harder to dissect the flavor profile on the aged version as everything is blended so much. But I can taste cherry, caramel, banana, plum, and apple, all layered with a kiss of chocolate. Overall, it's similar fig, but sweeter. And it gets even sweeter in the last 3rd of the glass.

Meadium-heavy body that has a creamy core with crisp edges.

Drinkability isn't bad. Good at first, but diminishes as you get further along.

I was really looking forward to the vintage. I enjoyed it, but realized in the end that I prefer the fresher version. I still recommend trying to the aged version.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen Schenieder glass at Firewaters A.C. Poured a murky brown with a an amazing thick off white colored heading. No lacing at first but does stick the edges towards the end of the tasting.

Smell is mostly of extremely sweet caramel malts, with a heavy dosage of banana. Some apple comes behind that with a slight twang of bubblegum.

Taste is pretty much the same. A heavy sweet maltiness mostly caramel with a tremendous darker fruit-wheat mix. A little touch of spice to bind thing's together.

Mouth is medium bodied with a amazing carbonation. The slight touch of spice does linger for a little bit and does a great job of hiding the higher alcohol.

This one caught me by surprise. I was not expecting this to be what it was but damn what a surpise.

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Photo of CharlatanSin
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pint bottle into a Radeburger Pils mug.

A: Murky brown with dark, burnt orange edges. Very big, very persistent off-white head.

S: A hay aroma throughout. Dark malt with some dark fruit as well. Powerful brown sugar scent, especially as it warms.

T: Wow. Outstanding. Let's see here. We've got a bit of banana, though nowhere near as overpowering as you often have in the style. That yeast is really popping, with a bunch of funk and spice. The sweet malt certainly dominates, but there's a bitterness in there too that reminds me of wine. Tannins? Whatever's going on in there, I want to join the party. It's complex and excellent.

M: Pretty light. High carbonation with small bubbles.

D: The taste is so complicated that every sip is like a taste adventure. This is one of those beers that I'll be giving to my wine drinking friends as counterpoint.

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Photo of haazer
3.34/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into my hefeweizen glass.

A- Pours an opaque, rasberry brown with orange & sienna highlights throughout. Head is bubbly, soapy, and mocha colored. Builds up a decent amount but drops down quickly. Effervescence upon closer inspection.

S- Aroma's are actually very faint. Hard to pick up on anything. Do detect a little bit of a malty/fruity combination. Some yeast and clove, but very faint.

T- Flavors are quite intresting. Its like a dopplebock combined with a hefeweizen, which I didn't pick up on from other weizenbocks. Starts out as a hefeweizen with the light, yeast and clove taste. Afterwards the caramel malts roll in with somewhat of a rye flavor. A little bready. No hint of the alcohol.

M- Light to medium bodied. Goes down very easy. Tiniest bit drying. Felt very similar to drinking other weizenbocks, is that a normal mouthfeel?

D- Nothing overly special about this beer. Best aspect may be how well the alcohol is hidden, which does contribute to some good drinkability. Smooth enough to go down easy, would not drink too many of these as you might end up in trouble. But you couldn't tell from any of this beers traits that it was 8.2%.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Light brown to dark amber color, clear with a big fluffy off-white head.

S: Wheat, bread dough, honey, toffee, vanilla, molasses, raisins, prunes, and more fruity esters with a rich roasted malt base.

T: Dark bread with bananas, toffee, light molasses, raisins, wheat and a firm base of roasted malt. A hint of spice in the sweet finish.

M: Smooth, creamy medium body with prickly light carbonation and a mild alcohol warmth.

D: Very balanced for style and loaded with rich, complex flavors. A pleasing beer for a person who enjoys a full flavor. A classic for the style! Drink slowly to enjoy all this has to offer.

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Photo of tewaris
3.12/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Undecipherable date code, poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Surprisingly clear, brilliantly burnt brown colored, with a light tan colored huge, dense head that dissipated with soda like fizzing into a rather modest one and, surprisingly, didn't leave any lacing. At first I thought that this was going to be a great looking beer, but as it turned out, not quite.

Aroma is, simply put, magnificent: very sweet with dark caramely sweetness and fruity banana sweetness. It does remind of a doppelbock and a hefeweizen at the same time and has all the toasty-caramel notes with the banana-clove-tart hints. Brilliant.

Although not as strong as aroma, the taste is equally complex: dominated by banana-caramel flavor, with slightly tannic and slightly bitter finish. Very good until the finish that is excruciatingly sweet and cloying, making it hard to take another sip. Some alcohol helps, but still, the overly sweet aftertaste kills almost all the pleasure derived from drinking this one.

Thin body, but still somehow manages to stay around on the palate as if I drank LME. I don't get it!

If you chugged it you won't know but as it is, very tough to drink.

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Photo of glid02
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Young Augustine's in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy golden-amber color with a 1.5-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of deep medium malts with large amounts of light fruits - bananas mostly - and robust spices.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Big caramel malt flavors with hints of butterscotch kick things off. Joining in shortly thereafter are large amounts of banana flavors. Midway through the sip the banana flavors fade a bit and are replaced with clove and brown sugar flavors. The spices and thick malt flavors carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I had been putting off trying this beer for entirely too long, something I now know. A very good beer serving as the benchmark for the style, well worth a shot.

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

Poured a rich hazy burnt amber with a pillowy finger of head. The head had a great deal of lasting power. The beer smelled great - sweet malt, mild cloves, raisins, wheat..lot going on, but the components really meld together well.

Taste was very smooth. Hard to believe that this is 8.2%. Raisins, sweet malt, clove, some banana; pleasant yeast flavor. Really well balanced flavor. The beer had nice carbonation, a medium body and finished with a good spicy aftertaste.

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Photo of chalsk
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber brown color with a thick off-white foam head. Has a strong aroma of dark fruit. Has a yeasty clove taste with dark fruit notes on the backend. Has a thin to medium mouthfeel. Very Tasty. Not sure it will stay this high in the top 50, but a good solid brew.

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Photo of gtn80
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a weissbier glass.

Appearance is a murky brown with a big, fluffly white head.

Smell is amazing. Dark, deep malts. Tons of wheat, bit of fruitiness.

Taste is dark, fruity malts up front. Bit of banana, lots of spiciness. Absolutely no bitterness, just sweet, wheaty goodness.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, but still pretty thick and viscous.

Drinkability is great, amazingly solid for a beer at around 8% alcohol.

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

Pours a hazy medium brown with a big creamy 2 finger head that leaves some lacing.
Nose is sweet, malty, fruity with some alcohol detected.
Taste is much like the nose, sweet, malty and fruity with some banana, very tasty. This almost has the taste of a Belgian dark ale. There is a slight alcohol taste with no hop bitterness at all.
Very highly carbonated, made for a nice head.

This is one excellent beer, don't pass it up if you see it.

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Photo of Choppr
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a fantastic brew!

It poured a beautiful hazy medium orange with a very impressive head that outlasted the brew.

The scent coming off this beer was a medium sweet banana clove with some alcohol, though less than expected considering ABV.

It tasted like it smelled... malty banana with some clove and other fruits (apricot?). No noticeable hops. Clean and refreshing with minor alcohol taste.

Full of flavor and truly a joy to drink. If it weren't $4-5 a bottle, I'd drink it much more often!

Get some!

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Photo of jeanbenetti
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%

Dark brown and cream beige long, high carbonation. Banana and clove aroma and flavor Ibid. Weizenbock is one who deceives, or looks like a simple Weizen in flavor, though more bananas, but its 8.2% alcohol to make a great marsh. Alcohol appears much less flavor than our national Weizenbocks, making this great beer and excellent drinkability.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,497 ratings.
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