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
Ratings:
4,484
Reviews:
2,140
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
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Photo of therica
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= burgundy-brown, huge fluffy off-white tan head that pillows for quite some time.

S= complex malts, prune, various spice notes of clove, cinnamon, slight honey.

T= slightly dry, dark fruity, nice malts, prune, spices. More carbonated than I would have expected, slightly bloating.

M= slightly tart and dry, nice dark fruits, light honey. Maybe even a touch of dark chocolate notes.

D= limited only by the cost and higher ABV%. For me, a session is managing to finish a full 22-ounce bottle at one sitting!

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Photo of megahurts4
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Schneider Aventinus

Appearance: Dark brown, very nice lacing, and medium head.

Smell: Yeast, wheat, malts, and subtle dark fruit.

Taste: Yeast, wheat, malts, dark fruits, and subtle hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light smooth and a light aftertaste.

Overall:
Very nice! This is a great beer. It is very well balanced and smooth. It is full of flavor, yet can be used as a session beer as well.

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Photo of Flightoficarus
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ah, Aventinus. Time for a revisit!

A - Pours a dark, cloudy mahogany, with a massive, thick off-white/near-tan head, which persists for awhile before receding.

S - What a big scent here! smell is of banana, clove, wheat, cinnamon, molasses, and caramel.

T - Wow. Taste is like one serious, super-hef, with a greater degree of flavor complexity. Big, wheaty, and malty. Banana and clove flavors throughout, with a medley of other spices, like cinnamon. Molasses/brown sugar notes. Even some vanilla & cocoa notes can be found. Dare I say it's the most flavorful wheat beer out there? it's certainly one of them!

M - Super smooth, and full bodied. Thick and creamy. Almost like a milkshake as it foams up.

D - The 8.2% isn't even remotely detectable. It's amazingly drinkable for it's strength.

Overall - After one taste, it's easy to see why this one is often considered the archetype of Weizenbocks. If you like wheat beer, go seek it out. Now.

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

A: Gushing head from a completely unagitated bottle. Achtung! Cloudy nut brown with a huge head.

S: Banana, brown sugar. Like banana bread. Yum.

T: Almost creamy, heavy sweet bread. Faint vanilla. Alcohol on the tail, but not overt. I wish it was a bit milder. It's a lot like very nice bread, in drink form.

M: Soft with a mild carbonation sting.

D: Excellent. What a wonderful beer. I can't believe I've lived in Germany almost 3 years and have never tried it.

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -- Pours a deep chestnut hue with a voluminous foamy beige head. Beautiful.

Smell -- Banana, bubblegum, clove, cream of wheat, dark fruit, spice, some leafy vegetal aroma. Very aromatic.

Taste -- Banana and clove, earthy yeast, cream of wheat, dark dried fruit, rum soaked raisins, leafy vegetable, and cocoa. Alcohol presence is made evident in the mid-palate. Finish is lots of spice, dark fruit, and earthy yeast.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-full body with ample fluffy carbonation. Long finish.

Drinkability -- An exceptional beer. Not my favorite style, but this is certainly its standard bearer. If only for the experience, it's a must-try.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a ridiculous amount of head (and the pour was by no means aggressive), a nice hazy mahogany colour, relentless retention and some nice sticky lacing.

S - Cloves and cinnamon, toffee malts, apple and citrus scents and a bit of raisins on the finish.

T - Very fruity with cherries, apple and plums. The raisin flavour is also quite noticeable with some nice spices coming through on the finish with cinnamon and nutmeg. The higher ABV goes completely undetected.

M - The heavy carbonation is a bit of a drawback, making it a little too light for my liking. Would've preferred if it were a bit thicker and chewy.

D - Overall a very tasty offering. The flavours are very unique and fruity and make for a very pleasurable experience. The carbonation was a bit of a turnoff for me, but that's more of a personal preference. Worthy offering to any wiezenbock fan!

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Note: This is a review of the 2004 cellar-aged Aventinus, consumed in August 2010.

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a tulip glass.

A: I unwrapped the paper (stamped with '2004' every few inches) to reveal the bottle (which looking like a normal Aventinus bottle). It poured wonderfully, with a bright white, but short-lived head. The beer has a beautiful, almost unnatural, glow, the colour a light mahogany-red.

S: Strange smell, but nice. Fruity sweet...apple juice comes to mind. In fact, now that I've thought it, I can't get it out of my mind. Fresh-pressed apples. That's all I can smell.

T: Except for an initial wheatiness, this tastes remarkably like apple cider. This isn't bad, just an interesting flavour. The beer was served near room temperature; perhaps it would taste differently if more chilled? I doubt it. The aftertaste is vaguely drying, fruity (with another burst of wheat), and lingering. Overall, decent.

M: Fruity-smooth. Pleasing, but unremarkable.

D: If you like apple cider and don't mind wheat beer, you will enjoy this. All the same, I think I prefer the regular Aventinus.

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Photo of beergod1
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber Hue with glowing brown and orange highlights. this one pours with a Huge fluffy head about three or more inches tall and off white. powerful aroma with lots of complex layers consisting of yeast and extremely fruity, and slightly spiced. banana, clove, a little raisin and some apricot are all in there. now thats wheat beer. Extremely smooth palate with lots of caramel and slightly sticky. strong banana and clove flavors with a nice spicy finish with just a touch of alcohol. This one makes me moan.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Has a nice brownish amber color, cloudy, with a nice tan head.
Smells sweet with banana tones vinilla some bread scents too.
A big strong taste with a mix of wheat followed by an unexpected citrus at the middle backed up with chocalate malts at end.
Like any dopplebock, packs an alcohol wallop at 8%.
Slow and steady as you go and you'll be just fine.
A good fireplace beer after a hardy day of work.
Drink well my friends

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

Appearance - Pours a deep plum/brown, allowing little light to pass through

Smell - Sweet brown sugar, lots of wheat

Taste - Immediately hit with wheat, followed by banana and clove. Some addition floral notes as well

Mouth - Not overly bubbly, very nicely carbonated. Smooth, sweet, slightly thicker than other German beers I've had

Drinkability - Extremely well balanced. A true wheat beer with a nice light amount of fruity sweetness. Unlike most German beers I've had (and I've been to Germany), but very enjoyable.

A friend of mine recommended this beer as being one of his absolute favorites and I can absolutely understand why. A truly fantastic beer

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Photo of JMad
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle to a snifter..
Pours a murky dark brown, big bubbly head that dissipated quickly.
Smells of chocolate malt, dark fruit and spice.
Has a very complex flavor, hints of banana, clove, spice and wheat.
Feels warming, soft-full bodied, coats the mouth.
Very tasty but definitely a sipper.

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Photo of tang3nt
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have always heard great things about this beer but somehow never got around to trying it. Needless to say, I was excited to try this one for the first time.
Pours a clear dark amber color with a small amount of white colored head. Very active.
There is a lot of alcohol on the nose followed by sweet banana and yeast aromas.
The first thing I taste is a little heat, the alcohol definitely comes through a bit. Lots of banana, cherry, apple, and brandy followed by a nice spicy finish.
This one is actually pretty light on the mouth, with just the right amount of carbonation.
For 8.2% you can taste the alcohol a bit but it's still very drinkable. Overall I'm glad I tried it finally and would definitely buy again.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look - dark amber in color. Two, maybe three fingers worth of foam that dissipates somewhat slowly. Good carbonation.

Smell - Trappist-like smell...fruity, lively. Of the fruits listed on the bottle, I can smell the banana and vanilla.

Taste - Lots of complexity to this one. Fuzzy fruitiness adds a tingle through the mouth and palate. Definitely malty, with a thicker caramel-like quality, but at the same time not as thick as it might seem by the taste. Bit of a smoked flavor in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Just slightly on the creamier side, but even still, good balance.

Drinkability - With the not-too-lingering aftertaste and higher complexity, this is a great beer to have around in the fridge and share with friends. Maybe a little too much to go back to too often though.

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Photo of billshmeinke
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a flute.

Somewhat hazy light brown color that looks a little like iced tea at the extremities. Half an inch of off white head that takes a minute to die down to a layer of foam on top. Decent lacing left behind.

Smells of bananas, brown sugar, a hint of dark fruits and some spicy wheat and cloves. Mostly sweet in the nose with a hint of spice. Almost like bananas foster less the ice cream.

Tastes matches smell almost exactly. I get bananas, brown sugar, some raisins, spicy wheat, rye bread and cloves. A hint of leafy/earthy hops clean out the back end. A residual sweet banana and rye bread flavor lingers.

The mouthfeel is on the high end of medium bodied with lots of carbonation that makes it feel lighter and also adds to the perception of spiciness in the flavor. Pretty dry finish.

This does not seem like an 8.2% alcohol beer. Sweet, spicy and dry makes for an interesting and quaffable beer that defines the style.

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Photo of LacquerHead
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this from a 16.9oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: dark brown like ice tea - medium haziness with an off white head of foam.

S: earthy wheat with brown sugar.

T: similar to the aroma. It was very pronounced, but soft, wheat flavors. Earthy wheat with floral spices like coriander. Yeast flavors cropped up now and again. Malt profile added a nice sweetness.

M/F: prickly carbonation.

D: The ABV was hardly noticeable - very drinkable. I had one, but I could have easily drank this all night.

Final Thoughts: for a widely available import, this was a very solid wheat doppelbock. While I greatly enjoyed this beer I don't think I'll be going back to it time and again. For my money I'll stick with Weihenstephaner Vitus.

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Photo of AleWatcher
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 16.9 oz bottle in a weisse glass.

A rich reddish plum colored brown with a 2 finger tan head. Great retention for the style... Lacing is about what I'd expect.

The nose is big with bananas. Some spices and cloves blend with sweet and spicy wheat notes to create a bouquet of light, bright, vibrant notes that seem to belie the dark brooding color of the beer. The taste falls right in line with the nose... A sweetness up front leads to a spiced wheat note and a yeasty/estery banana and clove note. Finish is relatively crisp and clean-- only a slight lingering feel of banana sweetness.

Nice medium body with good carbonation. Beer is smooth and easy-drinking. I could sip this all night-- this is a pretty young bottle, and I plan on aging the next one for a bit longer.

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Photo of heebes
3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Came across a single bottle misplaced on an LCBO shelf. I've been looking forward to trying this beer but never could find it. Heard alot of good word about it;

Pours a dark amber, lots of carbonation and a thriving head. Deep cloudy appearance assuming part of the wheat style.

Smell yields a pine flavor and a tinge of citrus. Slight scent of yeast adding a touch of flowers.

Very big taste upfront, relative to scent. Definately see where the strong beer classification come from. The alcohol tase is noticeable, as is the wheat-dobblebock upfront. This is a brave beer, it knows exactly what it does well and sticks to it.
Fairly heavy mouthfeel, slightly chewy, again, wheat..

Overall i think the Aventinus doesn't quite live up to what i expected, having said that, it is great for it's style: the Doppelbock. At 8.5% the 500 ml bottle serves well on its own. Very cool bottle and labeling, with the regal colours and logo.

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Photo of Brez07
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

16oz bottle poured into an Allagash 25cl glass

A: Pours a dark brown amber color. Lots of visible, very active carbonation. Leaves a 3 finger head at first, which slowly recedes to about 1 finger. Maybe some of the best retention I've seen

S: Surprisingly more fruity then I expected. Lots of banana, melon and pineapple. Some clove and bready yeast mix in there, with the slightest hint of alcohol. Very inviting

T: Starts with a sweetness, which I'll guess is more candied malts. There is a blend of spice, clove, some fruit and wheat that follows. Leaves me wanting more as soon as I swallow

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation dances on the tongue, leaving a slight tingle. Bit of a dry, spicey finish

D: I had no issues with finishing this; in fact, I wish I had another. Alcohol is no issue and the sweetness is enough to notice but not get in the way of enjoying a full bottle. After Hopfenweizen, this is my favorite from this brewery. Great beer

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

Poured into weizen glass.

Appearance- A hazy reddy brown with a beautiful 3-4 finger off white head with a combination of large and small bubbles

Smell- I get lots of banana, bready yeasty sweetness, caramel malts and a tinge of alcohol with some spiciness (clove or allspice?) in particular.

Taste- Taste is bready, with lots caramel malts, and lots of spiciness (clove, nutmeg). Also, there are some dark fruits and a little bit of alcohol; the alchohol is very well hidden though. Awesome flavour overall. Also, banana flavour is present, but it does not stand over and above the other flavours, rather it is a part of the broader sweet bready profile that dominates the beer.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation, and somewhat sticky. Coats the mouth quite well.

Drinkability- Not a session beer, but one to enjoy after supper on a cold winter evening.

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Photo of realbeerbaron
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into chalice glass as shared with a friend.

A- An opaque beer, very deep orangr/brown in colour with an off white head

s- cloves and banana dominate the smell of this brew, exceptional smell with every sip

t- almost a smokey taste, with banana and other spice overtones

m- smooth on the palate, low carbonation makes this a smooth strong beer.

d- very good brew, goes down quite smooth for a strong beer, would recommend this to any beer drinker who respects quality in their mouth

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

A bottle split with sourbatchkid.

A- a finger or so of off white rather dense and sudsy head from a steady pour that settles slowly to a small cap. Hazy dark orange brown in color with a beautiful glow when lit from behind.

S- sweet and bready with caramel and a touch of rubbing alcohol. I almost get a glimmer of rye at points.

T- opens up with tons of bready malts and rolls slowly into sweet caramel and a hint of burnt brown sugar. Some booze and dark fruits.

M- a few steps above medium in body, slightly syrupy until the carb kicks in just enough to keep things lively. A touch of heat on the palate with some warming.

D- this is a nice wisenbock and a standout for me in the style.

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

Poured into a Weizen glass

A - Pours a slightly hazy cola brown with a huge, 3-finger off-white head. Looks lovely.

S - Clove, yeast and banana dominates with a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg and bubblegum.

T - Tastes like the roast plantains I get at my local Cuban restaurant! More spices and yeast are present, too. Extremely well balanced, not as sweet as I would have initially thought.

M - Smooth and creamy, with a medium-heavy body and a surprisingly crisp and refreshing level of carbonation that really scrubs the tongue.

D - Quite drinkable, the ABV is completely hidden. Got a little more cloying as it warmed up but I still had no problem finishing the pint. Incredible beer, certainly deserves it's place at the top of the Weizenbock list.

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Photo of Manoftyr
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into Weizen Glass

Appearance-Pours a rich brown with light chestnut-wood like highlights around the bottom of the glass. A sumptuous white head rises swiftly from the pour and bubbles it's way down leaving a nice thick blanket of white foam. Dabs of lacing dot the sides and a thick ring lasts for a few sips. Beautiful.

Aroma-Deep cloves and spicy banana-bread upfront mingle with an almost candy-like sweetness reminiscent of bubblegum followed by the faintest tinges of alcohol. Smells delightful.

Taste-The same clove flavors found in the aroma comes forth forward on the palette, followed again by the spicy banana-bread. It's not quite as intense or as sweet as the aroma but it's still very nice. Just the slightest tinge of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel-Medium with a slightly syrupy body with medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability-Although I do prefer the Aventinus Eisbock in terms of flavor their regular Weizenbock is definitely more drinkable; addictively so.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours a dark, slightly hazy, hazel-amber with a very thin white head that reduced into a faint collar leaving no lace. Looks a little bit like soda.
S: Strong notes of clove, bubblegum and banana. Notes of cinnamon and nutmeg as well.
T: Very fruity with notes of clove and bubblegum. Sweet banana is present as well. Almost no hops and no bitterness. Tastes like a maltier hefeweizen that isn't as dense. Tons of spices in the finish including the nutmeg and clove found in the smell. Peppery finish with a slight earthy grassy hop touch.
M: Smooth and just chewy enough to be interesting. Carbonation is moderate, slight alcohol presence in the finish. Finish is fairly dry.
D: This one took me by a bit of a surprise. Extremely delicious and drinkable. Highly recommended.

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Photo of korguy123
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into my oversized pint glass.

A- Murky colored brown. Gold highlights when held up to the light. Huge white head that recedes to a thin ring. Great carbonation. Reminds me of unfiltered mulled apple cider.

S- Yeast and corriander at first. As it warms brown sugar, bananas and faint toasted malt.

T- Orange peel, corriander, belgian spice and yeast. Banana, very faint malt taste. Very faint caramel. Alcohol is non-existent in taste which is a bonus.

M- First couple sips while cold the feel is a little on the thin side, as it warms it really gets chewy and silky. Sticky sweet on the lips as it warms.

Solid beer for my first ever weizenbock. Very good beer, I think this one is going to grow on 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 4,484 ratings.
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