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

4,508 Ratings
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

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

The color is like a cloudy tea with a finger of cream colored head out of a 500mL. Lots of spicy banana right off the bat in the nose. Clove is present as well as plums and the slightest hint of chocolate. It's an earthy aroma. The chocolate makes itself more present in the taste. There's also a dark fruit mixture (figs, plums, raisins, and cherries) going on. Clove and nutmeg also make an appearance. It's got quite a bit of carbonation, but feels creamy and of some viscosity. The hefe-weiss aspect of this beer really helps with the drinkability. I tend to find most doppelbocks too sweet, but this didn't have that effect at all. In fact, drinkability is downright scary. No doubt I will be having this one again.

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

On draft at Tyler's Taproom in Apex, NC.

Poured into a 20oz bulbous glass, with 2 fingers of creamy tan head, over a deep golden/brown body. Pretty pour.

Rich fruits greet you up front, with plenty of sweet spices, and even a hint of some Old Bay seasoning.

Flavors start with banana, and are quickly followed by prune, apples, and over-ripened cherry. Some of the sweet clove-like spice maintains its appearance in the background.

Creamy for a wheat, but just enough carbonation to keep this high ABV beer from being cloying. Little thin, but acceptable for the style.

As with most heavy wheats, it's a sipper (and a burper)... thoroughly enjoyed, but could not have put down more than two.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at South Loop Binny's. Poured into flute.

A - Pours a caramel brown with a fingers-worth of off-white head. There's a thick ring that remains along the side of the glass and a thin film on top of the beer.

S - Big candy and dark fruit notes, noticeable alcohol characteristics, burnt sugars, caramel, bananas, nice roasted notes.

T - Bananas, burnt sugars, dark fruits, boozy alcohol, sweet caramel finish.

M - Light to medium bodied, fizzy carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - The alcohol needs to settle down a bit for me to really enjoy this one. That said, it's 12.5% and it sure doesn't taste like that. The light body makes it easy going down...another year or so on this and I imagine it would smooth out nicely. I'll save my other bottle and review again in a year. Very nice.

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Photo of loren01
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Had on tap while in Germany. Poured a dark cola looking color. Nice frothy white head.
S: Smell is of banana and hefe yeast. Also has a fruity scent in there.
T: Tastes real sweet. Lots of different flavors in there: banana, dark fruits, yeast, wheat.
M: Mouthfeel is perfect, creamy and very smooth going down.
D: Drinkability was awesome this beer went down very well, the high ABV is very well hidden in this beer.

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Photo of dkoehler42
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is one of the most complex I've ever tasted. It is a very dark beer, almost no light can be seen through it. The smell reminds me of various fruits, but I can't peg one. The taste was similar, it was a wave of flavor. The mouthfeel and drinkability were okay; the beer was a bit heavy for my tastes. I had to sip this beer slowly over the course of dinner to get it down.

I'm glad I tried it, I don't think I'll do it again though.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Paulaner Weisbier glass.
A- Big, huge off white head. Long lasting with nice lacing. One of the best characteristics of a good German wheat. The body is Pretty much totally opaque and hazed over. Its a deep red with browns and purples and oranges.

S- Sweet, over ripe banana, moist bread, nuts, clove and some faint dark fruits and a wheaty/alcohol twinge. Very nice.

T- More of that really nice, sweet, over ripe banana and nuts and moist bread. Its just like banana nut bread. Lots more dark fruits and sugars. Plums and raisins and cherries on the finish.

M- The body is on the lower end of full but very fluffy and smooth. The carbonation is PERFECT. Its there to grip your tongue with some sharpness but not over powering. It promotes that fluffiness that the unfiltered wheat has.

D- The alcohol is really high for a beer like this but it is still not noticeable at all. This beer is really great. A perfect, darker option for warm weather and bier gartens.

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Photo of SilentBob2u2
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks: it's as brown as the bottle it comes in - a tan, deep brown; pours with a little head that dissipates quickly

Smell: wheaty bock - a smell like no other; if "bottle-fermented" were a smell, this would be it, you can even detect yeast in a slight way

Taste: where to start. . .I mean, what's not here? slight sweetness that quickly turns into something more complex; the flavor, in all its majestic deliciousness, is tough to unravel. Upon my first taste, I was wondering if this was a joke - I didn't think it possible to taste so many things at once. But it's not busy - it's just rich, mature and full. Not really filling in a bad way, either - more like a contentedness, the way you should feel after a meal hits the spot. Clearly, this beer has impacted me - probably the most delicious beer I've had in the last 5 years - which includes a few pints of 2010 Pliny the Younger (totally different thing; fine, fine beer) but this Aventinus Doppel is like nothing else.

Mouthfeel: this is a medium body beer that offers hints of what full bodied brews do to the palate; why not just enjoy the hints and not bother with feeling so full? It feels like it might have some decent alcohol in it but you don't feel like you're getting your ass kicked

Drinkability: it's easy to want to drink two pints of these - with the right drinking partner, a friend and I could put away three of these. It might be 8.2 abv but that doesn't make it any less appealing. 8.2 feels sneaky - nothing cloying or soaking about this brew.

Serving size: 16.9ozs

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Photo of diamondc
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle with a 10.012 code on the back.

A: Dirty, murky brown with a ruby tint. Massive head that eventually dies down to a small cap of foam. Not much lacing though.

S: The requisite cloves, bananas, with cinnamon, vanilla, milk chocolate & cherry aromas present. Bless those yeasts.

T: Almost a mirror of the smell. Very bread-like with the chocolate and tart cherry flavors in balance with the banana/clove.

M/D: Close to perfection on the mouth-feel. Creamy, yet bubbly with the alcohol making itself slightly noticeable when warming up. Like a dunkelweizen on steroids. Definitely worth multiple purchases.

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Photo of jampics2
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A 16.9oz bottle at the Winking Lizard. I've already lost count on the beer tour, but this had to be around #35.

Poured down the middle into an open mouthed big glass. Muddy scat brown with a HUGE head. Head looks great, beer looks like something that came out the rear end of a dog that ate a box of laxatives. But if it tastes good, I don't really care if it doesn't look so appealing.

Smell is awesome!! Baked bread malt, crusty and fresh. Banana, clove from the 4 vinyl guaiacol. Chocolate traces and wheat.

Taste is simply legendary. Perfect 5. This is the quintessential Weizenbock. Tastes like a sweet banana clove liquor. Chocolate and vanilla add to the depth. This is just perfect.

Mouthfeel was really good as well. Perfect body provides enough of a reminder that this is a 8.2% with its significance. Carb adds just enough tingle to keep it vibrant and refreshing.

Drinkability was amazing. This went down so easy, I could drink lots and lots. A legendary beer for a reason, perhaps my favorite German beer, my German heritage makes me wonder if my distant relatives have been going nuts for this for years.

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Photo of juju7
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply one of Germany and the world's great beers. The amount of flavour and complexity this beer has is just staggering. Choco banana, vanilla, toasty aromas, smooth spicy clove flavours, all of it in spades. Bang on carbonation levels. Insanely smooth with alcohol nicely in check. This has been a massive favourite for a while now. Never say no to an Aventinus.

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Photo of Flashsp2
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aventinus into proper weizen glass

Pours a deep ruby with brown and gold highlights, and a two finger tan head. No lace is left, but a quick swirl leaves sheets that drag slowly down.

The nose on this beer, oh man. Clove, spice, yeast, chocolate, faint banana, sweet vanilla extract, tangy wheat.

God, thank you for making this beer. Indirectly. But thank you. Chocolate covered bananas, vanilla, clove, spice cake, chocolate drizzled tangerines, yeast dryness on the finish. Such a dark beer, yet so powerfully bright and consuming of all the senses. Finishes pretty clean leaving just a bit of tanginess from the wheat.

Body is quite heavy, but broken apart quickly with a dancing and zippy carbonation. Never settles in one area, but instead chooses to run about through the mouth as quickly as possible.

I think this is possibly the easiest drinking beer in the 8% category. It just goes down so absurdly easy, and then it's all gone. Good thing that it only comes in half liters, this would do a world of hurt in a six pack. And it's priced pretty nicely too. Is it weird to get butterflies when drinking a beer?

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Photo of craytonic
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Huge head, ruby brown hazy pour, tons of carbonation but no lacing.

Smell and taste: Sickly-sweet malt with caramel, cloves, bananas, raisins, and brown sugar. A bit of a sweet cider element.

Mouthfeel: Perhaps a bit too fizy

Drinkability; You could drink lots, but I would prefer to move on.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.83/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The new style (TAP 6) bottle.

Poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier glass.

A deep off-white head sat on top of a moody reddy/browny coloured body, lots going on as bubbles rise through the beer to replenish the head.

Sweet malty/yeasty/banana/vanilla smells.

The taste is a toxic, vibrant, fizzy mix of the aforementioned aromas, a little too sweet in my opinion with the vanilla and banana flavours coming through the most. Add a large hunk of treacle toffee into the taste arena and you've got the right amount of sweetness I found.

The alcohol is well hidden and only arrives as you finish the beer, warming the mouth nicely. I expected more from this well respected and thought of beer, too sweet for me.

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

Pours a great big head that slowly seperates as if there was volcanic activity going on down inside. you only know its off-black when held up to light, then you can catch light coming through the body.

This is a surprisingly spicy beer with a tight strong carbination, loads of banana and clove like any good wheat beer should have, and the yeastyness is great. Lots of malt added into the mix and you have a multi faced beer that all the flavors are easy to pick out. great stuff.

[i'd keep bottles regularly]

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