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

4,497 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.

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

Came in a 16 pint brown hazy with an off white head finger small bubbles. The aroma is bready and yeasty.
Taste mimics smell, with the addition of malt very Belgian bready beer. The mouth seems malty syrupy at first then finishes clean. You can't taste the alcohol here at all very smooth.


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

Schneider & Sohn: Aventinus, Weizenbock (2008) (Tasted 06/03/10)
16.9 oz. bottle into a cervoise goblet.

Appearance: Hazy, dark brown beer with ruby highlights capped by a teeny off-white head of tight bubbles, good retention, minimal lacing.
Odor: Dried banana and currant, whiffs of clove, powdered sugar and burnt caramel.
Consistency: High end of light bodied with a surprisingly assertive level of carbonation for an 8.2% bock that has been sitting in the fridge for two years.
Taste: Flavors of powdered sugar, dried banana and a distinct yeast-derived ripe, red fruitiness that is amplified by the tangy wheat and slight oxidation, contributing a slightly tart edge to this beer. Sweetness is prevalent, but there is a semi-bitter roasted character to this beer that promotes some semblance of balance, even after the initially minimal bitterness has faded. Finish shows a shift in direction, roasted chocolate flavors become more intense and leave a nice combo of dry chocolate and tart, fruity, wheat tang on the tongue.

I was hesitant to post tasting notes on a two year old beer, but this one really shined after aging, on par, scorewise, with a fresh bottle. Drink it.

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Photo of ScottyC
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pretty dark and cloudy -- muddy.

Smell: Very fruity -- raisins and dried, dense fruits really come through.

Taste: Great! Very complex with lots of wonderful fruit tastes. This paired with the wheat makes a sweet and fruity pair.

Drinkability: Take it slow with this one. But for how much flavor it has -- it's very doable. With how much comes in one bottle (500mL ?), you'll only need one.

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Photo of tjinohio
3.3/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: A ruby-bruin color with a nice eggshell white head that provides nice lacing

Smell: Interesting. I get the top-fermented estery banana of a Belgian ale along with a yeasty slice of white bread.

Taste: This beer calls itself a top-fermented dopplebock ale. Thats what you get in the taste. There is a fruitiness belying a dopplebock. This is, I imagine, indicative of a weizenbock, but it is an unusual blend given the German origins of this beer. Additionally, I found that it left a sour aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It is a little slick, but the carbonation is pleasant.

Drinkability: Not really a fan. I found the pint bottle more than enough.

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

Served from a 500ml brown bottle.

Appearance: Dark murky brown with a nice tan head.

Smell: Juicy fruit and caramel smell. Some wheat spice is also noticeable.

Taste: Fruity and spicy with some decent sweetness and little in terms of hops. A bit grainy on the end. Tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a pretty high carbonation that enhances the bite from the wheat spice.

Impressions: Tasty and refreshing despite the high alcohol content.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Erdinger Weizwen Glass.

A - Pours a nice hazey brown witha nice white frothy head that stays the distance.

S - Heaps of dark fruits and figs with bready aromas as well as orange spice.

T - Wo this is top shelf beer. Such nice flavours of clove and banana with caramel. It's so incredib;ly well balanced.

M - Medium body perfec carbonation and damn smooth

D - This is a last night on death row brew. Absolute quality in every department.

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Photo of WhiteOak
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a fresh keg, the Aventinus is vastly better than its bottled version, offering a much more complex, delicious beer.

A- Dark tea colored. Good off-white head.

S- Aromas of banana, juicy fruit gum, dark toffee, caramel malt. The bottled version displays characteristics of a good 20 year Tawny Port; dates, prunes, carob.

T- Fruits, banana, sweet dark toffee, roasted honeyed nuts. The fading finish is of sweet caramel malt and nuts.

M, D- A sweet stickiness is counterbalanced by a perfect CO2 level which cleanses the palate. Very, very drinkable. Try this with an excellent cheddar.

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Photo of charlesbyrd
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a hazy rust brown with glimmers of orange at the edges of the glass. There's a noticeable amount of carbonation crawling up the edge of the glass, very aggressive. A thick tan head sits atop the brew and continues to regenerate with this heavy supply of bubbles. There didn't seem to be a terrible amount of sediment in this bottle, even though it is unfiltered and bottle conditioned.

S: Very sweet at first, I initially get the aroma of chocolate covered fruit. There's also a definite clove scent, and maybe even some caramel (there's alot going on here!). I gives off that unique Belgian-y aroma, even though it's not. Once I let the beer warm up a little, the chocolate aroma makes more of a prominent impression.

T: Like no other beer I've ever tried, the Aventinus changed immensely over the course of my tasting. At first, I got mostly a sugary sweetness paired with mild spice. I can definitely see where other reviewers get that "stewed fruit" taste from. There's really no bitterness at all to this beer, just a nice vanilla end at the back of the throat. Again, I must recommend that you pace yourself with this one. As the beer warms up, the flavors start to mellow out as the sweetness gives way to the dark chocolate malt and clove. All the while, it still maintains its characteristic wheat base.

M: At first, I thought I might need a spoon for this one. It's not creamy like a stout, but it has a definite oily texture that allows the flavors to linger on the tongue for a while. The alcohol is mildly pleasant and adds a subtle warming effect through the whole event.

D: This is a wonderful beer and one of my favorite tasting experiences. It was so much fun to sit with this beer and sort out all the flavors as they moved in and out of the spotlight. I will admit that the sheer complexity of the Aventinus makes it far from sessionable, but I would love to pair it with a tart dessert, maybe a cheesecake, to play against the sweet and spicy character.

My roommate picked up a Schneider Weisse the other day and I'm looking forward to comparing it to this, its "massive twin," as the brewer calls it. High hopes!

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Photo of RuudJH
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

German weizen, named after St. Aventinus (the one from the 12th century).
0.5 l bottle.

Colour dark brown. Nice creamy head too. Very good carbonation.
Smell is defenately chocolate and raisins. Also the weizen regular of banana and yeast.
Taste is similar, with a bit of caramel. It's actually quite sweet. The alcohol is warming.
The beer is soft and smooth on the palate.

Even though this brew is too sweet for my taste, I would still recommend it, but only when saved to enjoy on colder/rainy days.
It will be so much better then.

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

Bottle into wine glass.

A: Beautiful root beer brown with dense head. Tons of froth on this one. Light lacing.

S: Lots of plum and dark fruit. Followed by yeast and a little spice. Nice caramel and toffee malt comes through at the end. Hints of root beer. Just slightly sour once it warms up.

T: Lots of whipping cream. Wonderful yeast and malts. Some stewed fruits. Perfect!

M: Once again very creamy. Covers your entire palate. A very complex and sensual brew.

D: Lots going on here. Not an everyday drinker, but perfect for food pairing.

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

Poured into weizen glass. Produces a big, billowy white head that sits on top of a hazy, dark, cherry wood body. Slight orange-amber tint. Light lacing. Looks great.

Lots of Belgianesque malts and spice on the nose. Cloves, possibly nutmeg, a little bit of banana and a hint of grapes.

Tipping back the glass reveals lots of rich wheat flavor, spice (but not as strong as the nose) and sweet malts. Caramel, candy sugar and a hint of banana. A little bit of estery fruitness. Ends with a touch of bitterness and vanilla bean.

Mouthfeel is prickly, a bit spicy and well carbonated. Somewhat chewy with a hint of warming alcohol.

Drinkability is good. Flavorful and the ABV is slightly noticeable, but not in the way. A good example of the style. Probably wouldn't want more than one bottle.

All in all, this is a pretty tasty beer. I haven't had too many weizenbocks, but this is the best that I've had and it seems to encompass the style quite well. I would recommend this beer to pretty much anyone.

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

Poured into a weizen glass, revealing super-aggressive tall head over murky brown body. Decent lacing. Smells delicious; ground nuts, slight saison funk like sunlight on dry hay, sweet roasted malt, and some spicy notes all come through.

Tastes sun-kissed and decently sweet, with a strong nutty, wheaty presence and a lot of Belgian-like esters and spice. Body is light, but carbonation adds a nice crisp crunch to its otherwise watery texture. The alcohol is well-integrated and comes through as a pleasant warmth after a few sips.

I am so happy I tried this beer. It might be the first weizenbock I've tried (why do I set the bar so high every time??) but it is truly tasty.

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

A: Dark brown with some red hues. A khaki head reached 2 fingers of frothy foam from a fairly firm pour into my snifter. Said head receded almost immediately, which was surprising considering how dense it was. Lacing is present but uninspiring.

S: A vast array of aromas reside in this beer. I smell some vanilla and caramel sweetness along with banana and plum fruit notes. In addition, there is a good amount of spicy aroma in the form of salt, clove, and paprika.

T: A somewhat hot spiciness greets my mouth in the flavor of cayenne pepper (I know, weird) and clove. This rolls over into a fruity, sweet character, with banana, vanilla, and some light chocolate flavors emerging as the beer warms.

M: In a word, exciting. The beginning of each sip brings a blast of sharp, biting, spicy acidity to my tongue. This is followed by a light to medium spritzing of carbonation. For sheer originality, I rate this mouthfeel high.

D: For the style, I think this is quite drinkable. Bock beers are not my favorite, but this brew has a lot to offer in terms of complexity and think-ability.

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

Picked up a 16.9oz bottle at Scrooge's Spirits in Anderson, SC for about $5.50

A: Pours a very thick, muddy auburn color with a massive khaki colored head. Completely murky and unfiltered, head retention is excellent, leaving thick sheets of foam along the glass.

S: The nose is dominated by the yeast character...Green apples, fruity esters, banana, clove, coriander, and band-aid. Dark fruits are also apparent; figs, overripe apple. Malts give off some caramel and toffee. Really complex.

T: The flavor profile for this style is the bees knees. Absolutely complex. Yeast, again, dominates the flavor; lots of banana (not too much), some clove, band-aids, coriander, orange peel, cardamom, and cinnamon? Spicy flavor, but balanced well. The malts give caramel, and lots of toffee. Dark fruit is apparent but less pronounced than in the nose; slight fig, apricot, overripe red and granny-smith apples. Alcohol is slightly noticeable, but hidden enough- giving you that warming feeling in the chest.

MF/D: Viscous, creamy feel to it. Carbonation is medium, with a slight tingle. This stuff is highly drinkable despite the ABV.

Notes: Very delicious brew, well worthy of the #1 Weizenbock. I imagine that this would pair well with apple pie or baked apricot Brie

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

A - Dark brown, reddish on the edges with a decently looking good tannish head.

S - Sweet candied malts with a lot of dark fruit in there. Actually get a solid amount of alcohol on the nose, not surprising for the ABV considering this style.

T - Very fruity, mostly dark, with a carmel malt backbone and it runs a little bit hot with the alcohol. Good, I actually think the alcohol helps cut down an overpowering sweetness in this beer.

M - High carbonation, but I like it on this beer, helps once again to cut into the sweet malty backbone of this.

D - Pretty drinkable, but a high ABV on the style keeps it slightly less drinkable than you would expect.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy nut brown with a tall tan cola head that fades to nothing. Typical waxy yeast, weizen sourness, spice and a phenol band-aid pong on the nose. Irish brown soda bread malts, a stewed apple ester middle and plum pudding spice ending. Lingering chocolate, medium, some chew, definite burn.

Not much at a glance, but steps it up with some complex flavor. One to linger over.

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Photo of dwilson01
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml into my arrogant bastard pint glass, Huge fluffy barely off white head, super creamy. The body is a dark caramel maple syrup in color, like mahogany wood, or just dark brown if you prefer the simple explanation.

Head dissipates at medium speed, leaves a clean glass but releases a ton of great scent. Very fruity, I get mango and banana swirling with some alcohol esters. More distinct sweetness comes through as well, chocolate malt, caramel and some spicing as well though mainly fruity and sweetness come through but it's thick.

The flavor is awesome, Tons of banana, strawberry, apricot, and mango, like an amalgam of fruit. The extra wheat malt makes itself known, smooths out the flavor and enhances the sweet character of it, not a sugary caramel though. I get a nectary clover honey combined with a thicker more chocolatey syrup.

The mouthfeel and drinkability go hand in hand, this brew is smooth as silk, I mean it feels almost like a stout but definitely has a lot more lightening flavor characteristics and it's not super thick. The smoothness makes it go down dangerously easy.

If you like wheat beers you will love it, if you like doppelbock and fruit you will love it, if you like all those then you'll love it. I recommend for sure.

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Photo of jpittman80
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Deep brown, reddish-brown when held up to light. Good head at first, but this soon dissipates to the edge of the glass. Some slight lacing.

S - Bananas, sweet and chocolate malts blend very nicely. This almost produces a bacon/salty quality, or something like it. But hey, when is bacon ever not appropriate? Also, a wheat malt presence

T - Bananas and sweet malt, mainly, with wheat characteristics. Very, very small hops flavor in the finish. What prevents this from being overly sweet is the full carbonation. Which brings us to...

M - Almost too carbonated. But as stated above, this is required for taste balancing. But it does give the impression of a thin body, which I don't think is the case.

D - Very refreshing, excellent flavor make this one of the best tasting weizenbocks around. Very easy to sip, with no indication of alcohol.

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Photo of stbfan
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark brown,,, with a nice tan head. Yeat swirls around the glass. a very attractive beer.the beer just smells yummy. Chocolate, malty, cloves. It tastes just as good as it smells. This is without a doubt one of the finest German beer offerings. Very high drikability. It hides it's strength well.

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Unibroue tulip glass. Pours hazy brownish caramel color with a an off-white frothy head that has pretty good retention. Leaves a pretty sticky and creamy lacing around the glass.

Aroma is very sweet and pleasant. Tons of fruits, spices...caramel, and booze. This surprises me, I thought German beers were only brewed with the 4 main ingrediants of beer. Overall, this beer smells awesome and my mouth is watering!

Medium-semi complex body...WOW! This beer has really impressed me, I didn't see this coming. Clean and crisp, yet ever so creamy and smooth! Carbonation is just right, on the higher side. Beer really reminds me of a great Belgian tripel, rather than a Doppelbock. Tons of fruit flavors, Belgian like-yeasts, malty. Either way, it's very, very good! For 8% ABV, it actually feels like more...but at the same time, extremely drinkable! A little bit of a nut flavor as it warms up. Overall-GREAT beer! A must try!

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my all-time favorites, bar none. The taste has become my ideal for a doppelbock - a taste by which I measure all rivals. Schneider just makes damn fine beer. Malty, yeasty, strong, and bold. Goes great with grilled meats and flatbreads and it's flavor is never compromised. Very impressive.

I had a 2 liter (2-story) mug of this about 3-4 weeks ago at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philly - the most of it I had in one sitting. It was just about too much. I wouldn't suggest drinking even that much of it at once. You don't have to. One bottle alone will make a man out of you. One bottle and you're hooked for life. I've been to a couple places that serve it in a pint glass. I got no problem with that.

The eisbock version of this is still pretty good, but the balance of flavor, body and alcohol are so perfect on the original that the extra kick on the stronger issue delicately destroys the dream.

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Photo of VWBuggirl
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is quite dark brown with a light brown creamy head. It is so dark that hardly any light comes through. The alcohol is present in the scent, with a good bit of sweetness, most likely caramel. There is also a fruitiness to it that reminds me of banana. The taste follows the scent almost to a T where the combination of the flavors linger in the aftertaste. It isn't too sweet so I can enjoy it.

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Photo of ncfranklin
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml poured into the Aventinus glass I won at The Nook.

A: Pours a murky mud brown with a huge, massive tan head. It looks like cola. Constant stream of fuzzy bubbles rise from the start.

S: Woah. Alot here. Dark fruits like raisins, some clove, and a smidgin of alcohol. There's so much here, it's hard to differentiate.

T: I don't know how anyone reviews this, there's so many flavors attacking the pallette at once. Raisin is heavily present, with hints of other dark fruit. Spices to are also present, tho I have no idea what.

M : On the easier end of heavy bodied, and very rolly. Smooth, like most wheat beers.

D : I don't think I could handle more than the 500ml bottle I had of this. It just too much going on. But it's incredibly unique and delicious. I've never had anything with so many flavors.

I admit, this isn't my type of beer. It's so complex and active that for some reason my feeble mind & palette can't focus. They were utterly blown away. That however, I appreciate to give high scores.

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

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours an initially clear and tepid dark mahogany brown color before giving the end of the bottle a swirl and pouring the remaining yeast into the glass. Settles in a murky deep brown, reddish color with plenty of sediment. A large, light tan head slowly fades to a finger thickness and streaks of lacing. Aroma is yeasty, dark fruits, cloves and bananas, but fairly mild and restrained. Flavor is as expected for the style and the most balanced representation I've tried. Strong weiss flavors of banana and clove with rich malt complexity like a bock. Very smooth, full body with light, but sharp carbonation. Finish is mildly sweet, fruity and clean. Alcohol is warming, but never really presents itself in the flavor. I should drink more of this, but I think my infected Ramstein Winter Wheats turned me off from this style for a little, haha.

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

Appearance: Dark brown, rich appearance, nice caramel head.

Smell: Incredible deep & malty, complex for a weisse beer.

Taste: Simply excellent, the standard for weizenbocks. If you like rich complex malty wheat beers this is it.

Mouth feel: Very good carbonation, very smooth on the palate.

Drinkability: Very Drinkable, so smooth and the alcohol is well masked, that may be a bit dangerous in that regard.

After drinking about 100 of these over time this review is over-due, simply stated, the best weizenbock.

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4.31 out of 5 based on 4,497 ratings.
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