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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 BEERMILER12
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
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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Photo of Cheesemoose
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

500ml poured into a Pilsner flute.

Pours a dark honey, brown with an orange edges. Head seeps up, bubbly and overflowing. White, with a 2 fingers of head with a gentle pour. Clings well, with small clumps following the whole way down.

Banana ester notes are dominated by a strong chocolate malt background. There are also notes of vanilla, though you get a much stronger presence of the fruit esters. The yeast body adds a bit of spiciness in the end, and the alcohol well hidden in the background. All compliment well together, created a very inviting and wholesome presentation.

The aromas are not deceiving in the least. Strong flavors, with rich banana sweetness, with a backbone of vanilla are played against the rich, chocolate malt body. Delicious. Alcohol is nonexistent. A crisp finish leaves you yearning for the next one.

Rich, creamy, luscious mouthfeel.

A bit high in the ABV, but the 500ml is perfect, because anymore would be just too rich. A perfect portion of this amazing beer.

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Photo of argock
3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from16.9oz brown bottle into a clear glass snifter. Purchased in 2009 at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $4.25.

A: Honey-gold with scant, wispy off-white head with a minimum of lace around the glass.

S: Banana and honey mix with some lightly toasted malt, light herbal hops, and bready yeast.

T: Very sweet and delectable with a light fruitiness of banana and apple cider coupled with bready yeastiness. Very good, but very sweet.

M: Very silky mouthfeel with an initial punch of carbonation that dissipates with warming and a soft, banana bread aftertaste.

D: A good beer, but I guess I'm a little underwhlemed by this brew -- very sweet, not cloying, but lacking some in complexity. I will give a fresh bottle a run sometime and see if the time in the cellar hurt this guy.

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Photo of uconnroller
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had the 2003 two weeks ago, just bought 2 more bottles.

A - Pours a dark ruby/light brown color; obscure and hazy. Good carbonation after seven years in the bottle, but you can tell there is much less carbonation than the 2010 (a good thing if u ask me). Excellent lacing and head retention, off-white about 1/2 of an inch.

S - A strong inviting aroma of toffee/caramel malts, banana, raisins, and a hint of freshly baked bread, and some clove which is typical in a beer with top-fermenting yeast, duh.

T - Very smooth wheat malt, with strong supporting turns from the toffee, caramel and raisins.

M- On the tongue it is has a smooth thickness, but medium bodied that leaves behind a strong smoothly rounded sour impression.

D - Very drinkable! Easily a top 15 beer for me. I perfer the Aged 2003 better than the current shelf bottles, it was either a 2009 or 10.

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Photo of depechemode1983
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Slightly hazy amber brown with a foamy off-white head that doesnt stick around for too long. No lacing at all. Carbonation is pretty visible though.

S - Spicy cloves are up front, with dark fruits in the middle. Mostly cherries and grapes with a bit of a sour apple finish. Very spicy nose to this one. Could be a little bit of the alcohol is coming through mixing with the spiciness to create a clove character.

Taste - Sweet and spicy. Lots of dark fruits in the middle. Raisins and prunes come to mind. It has a floral hops after taste combined with a sweet nutmeg finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodies but smooth. Moderated carbonation. Sorta bubbly.

Drinkability - I cant stop sipping this stuff. Very good. Highly drinkable except for the hight ABV. One of my favorite beers for sure.

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Photo of AJacob81
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2003 Vintage, consumed at Bavarian Lodge with my wife in observance of our seventh anniversary.

A - Pours hazy, dark straw in color. Good carbonation after seven years in the bottle. Outstanding lacing and retention of an initial 2-finger rocky off-white head.

S - Lovely aroma of toffee, rum-soaked raisins, and a hint of freshly baked sourdough bread, some clove and anise as well. The bouquet is strong, and very inviting.

T - Very mellow, smooth wheat malt carries, with strong supporting turns from the toffee, rum, and dark fruits present in the nose. I wonder how this all balances when fresh. This is a prime advertisement for aging beer, however.

M and D - Again smooth is the operative term here, medium body with just enough carbonation, finishes dry and a little sweet. Just a great beer to drink, the alcohol is well hidden, but still warms nicely.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 12/04/10:

500 mL bottle at 42* into a Franziskaner Weizen glass.

A: This pours a hazy reddish-brown color with intense carbonation, great lace, and a two-finger head of foam that turns rocky prior to the first sip.

S: The nose features notes of banana, clove, lemon, and bold spicy earthiness.

T: The taste shows sweet berries, a mild hoppiness, bold banana flavors, and a linger spicy earthiness.

M: This is much too carbonated early but it flattens out too much by the end.

D: This is terrific but the carbonation is overdone.

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Photo of nataku00
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Beer is a dark brown with the edges of the glass being light brown/orange when you hold it up to a light. Initial half finger of foamy off white colored head that quickly dissipated, leaving a sheet of head clinging to the edge of the glass. Well carbonated with plenty of small bubbles floating up from the bottom of the glass. Beer had a bit of sediment left at the bottom of the bottle, which I didn't agitate too much of.

Nose is dark malts, dark fruits like dried cherries and raisins, and an aroma I can only describe as dark soy sauce. Somewhat sweet and savory but complex.

Taking a sip, dark fruits are still there, though not as strong as in the nose. Raisins and plums, with a bit of biscuit malt sweetness. Some of the wheat characteristics come through in the banana and anise like flavors as well. Finishes dry with a slight floral hop note lingering with some of the fruit on the tongue.

Gentle but plentiful carbonation tickles the tongue lightly for a medium bodied beer. The fairly dry and clean finish with only a hint of an aftertaste combined with a well hidden alcohol content makes Aventinus much too drinkable.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a dark golden brown color. It is somewhat hazy, with vigorous carbonation visible. It supports a foamy, two finger head that looks very clean. It remains for some time and recedes to about half its original height before refusing to go away any further. The aroma is wrought with wheat and ripe esters, giving the impression that a slice of cooled banana bread is sitting in the glass instead of beer. There is also spiciness, with clove and sassafras, some nuttiness that could be walnut, and a nose of yeast on the back. The taste is introduced with wheat and malts. Spice invades the middle, with a generous helping of warming alcohol, which stays for the remainder. The finish is then estery sweet, with darker spices, like black pepper, and hints of bitter orange rind hidden far back on the palate. The aftertaste, too, is cool and sweet, with a soft breath of alcohol to liven things up. The body is medium, with the carbonation high and prickly on the tongue. The mouth is left satiated and slightly coated. The nice abv leads to a generous inclusion of alcohol, with the effect of, as was stated earlier, warming the drinker. Despite the beer's attractive taste profile, it is drunk more slowly, due to its physical characteristics.

Overall, what was most impressive about this brew was its aroma. It is bold, complex, and has every little scent a weizenbock should. The flavors in the taste were delicious, to say the least, but were not as robust as suggested from their smells. One curious note was how present the alcohol was, for a beer of 8.2%. While this is, admittedly higher than some, for the style there are many that meet and exceed that, while masking it a bit better. This is not to say that it was unpleasant, but rather, unexpected.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle

As I approach my 300th review, I'm breaking out some good beers to celebrate!

Appearance - The beer pours a hazy light brown colour with a very large frothy and fizzy beige coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness/haziness of the beer and there is some very nice lacing running in stages down the sides of the glass. The head lasted for a very long before it began to dissipate and I could hear it popping like a bowl of rice crispies.

Smell - banana/bubblegum, cloves, wheat, dark fruits (raisins?)

Taste & Mouth - The beer has quite a bit of carbonation but it still feels very creamy yet light on the tongue. Most of the flavour is made up of bananas and cloves mixed with some malts and wheat. There are also notes of chocolate and some dark fruits. The beer finishes with a sweet banana and malt aftertaste.

Drink - Another beer that is among the best I've ever had. It has a fantastic appearance and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. This beer tastes delicious and is well worth seeking out.

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Photo of goalie33
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into 23oz weizen glass.
A: 3 fingered eggshell white head on top of a hazy dark amber beer. Tons of carbonation coming up.
S: Banana and clove, just what would be expected in a hefeweizen.
T: Banana and clove spices supported by a dark malt backbone.
M: Light to medium body. Prickly carbonation.
D: Goes down incredibly easily. I would never have guessed that this beer is 8.2% abv. Very refreshing.

Wow. One of the things I would have liked to have had in Scheidner Weiss's original hefe was a stronger flavor and this beer delivers just that. This beer is outstanding. All of the flavors you want and expect in a hefeweizen plus the added malt taste puts this as one of my favorite beers.

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

Pours a dark amber/light brown color with just a little light getting through. Huge fluffy light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving just a little lacing. The head settles nicely over the body.

Great aroma of clove, yeast, sweet spices, banana. Very inviting.

Tasty. Very tasty. Some dark fruit flavors add to the flavors that follow the aroma.
Almost no alcohol present, even with the reasonably high abv.

Dangerously drinkable for the abv. This is a top shelf offering. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Zimbo
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of gueuzeonhigh
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -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 +5.5%
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 -48.7%
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 -4.8%
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 +10.9%
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 -1.8%
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 +3.9%
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 +3.5%
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 -1.8%
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 +11.5%
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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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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