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

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
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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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Photo of MbpBugeye
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +2.8%
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 +7.9%
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 +9.5%
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 +8.5%
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 +10.2%
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 -11.8%
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 -34.6%
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 -6.9%
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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Photo of metter98
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured dark brown (only slightly hazy) into a weizen glass with a two finger head. Lots of carbonation is evident and a thin head consistently remained on the surface.
S: Mild aromas of malt and bananas with a hint of sweetness are discernible.
T: A kaleidoscope of rich flavors consisting of dark malts, chocolate, bananas, vanilla and cloves--all of which seem to be perfectly balanced--fill your taste buds. This complexity is very interesting.
M: The beer feels smooth on the palate due to the carbonation and has a medium body.
D: The level of alcohol is well masked, but this beer is better sipped to appreciate the complexities of the different flavors. This is a truly unique beer.

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Photo of silentjay
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a reddish-brown with a small white head that lasts and clings to the glass. very hazy and bubbly.

smells of cloves, banana, nutmeg, bread, lemon, sorbet. the clove is the most predominant. sweet and candy-like, but also spicy and malty.

tastes similar to the aroma, but the banana is the most dominant. the cloves come through, but don't over-power like in the aroma, as well as in a few other weizenbocks. malty. some bread, caramel, and toffee flavors are there. a bit of vanilla and chocolate sweetness is there too, though not present in the aroma. some woody or nutty flavor is there, but i can't quite identify it. a little alcohol harshness and warming is present on the tongue and through the body.

obviously bottle conditioned. velvety smooth, yet prickly with carbonation. medium-bodied, yet creamy. spiciness of the beer leaves a tingle on the lips. nice.

drinkability is definitely good. very complex for a style that can many times find itself overwhelmed by one or two flavors/aromas. alcohol is an after-thought and actually helps to accentuate some of the flavors.

a weizenbock that incorporates a vast amount of malt. nice. rivals weihenstephaner's vitus for my favorite of the style, and in my opinion, you can't go wrong with either. this has more malt and is darker in color, spicier and fuller in flavor, where the vitus has more of a citrus kick, juiciness, and may be more refreshing.

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Photo of kegger22
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aventinus Weizenbock poured a plain brown color with a two finger beige head that rapidly dissipated to virtually nothing.

The aroma was bananas at first, and then after going to the kitchen spice rack, yes those are what cloves smell like.

The taste was banana, pears, prunes and caramel. I have to admit, I ate the clove I was sniffing for identification purposes (probably not the best idea), and it may have influenced (overwhelmed) the taste buds a bit.

The mouth feel was light to medium bodied with good carbonation.

The drinkability was reasonably good.

Bottom line was that I'm not that impressed. If it was my fault because of the clove thing... well, my bad. Not quite sure what all the hoopla over Aventinus was about, but to each his own.

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Photo of MOB210SA
3.82/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard BJ's pint glass.
Four full fingers of creamy looking head but is fizzy but staying around, and no real lacing. The head is slowly deflating and continually getting smaller. The color is like a very murky tea-like shade. Hazy shades of nutmeg, and orangish tea colors.

The first smell is initially lots of banana, clove, amongst other spices. Hefeweizen crossed with maybe a dubbel. Smells of a decent Belgian ale.

The taste is very much like a Belgium ale, too. Lots of cloveiness dominates. The other flavors are banana, and dark fruit that I can't really pick out. Its good though, none the less but wasn't what I imagined this to be like.

The mouthfeel light, thin and I would almost dare to say watery. It makes it really smooth and drinkable, but not my desired great MF. Sharp somewhat bitter bite to the finish.

I'm not sure if i'll be picking this up again anytime soon, but It is a decent brew.

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured an hazy dark brownish orange color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Heavy sour citrus, banana and clove and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a dry sticky texture and soft carbonation. Heavy balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium spicy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.66/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

.5l poured into a big German glass.

Pours a very dark cloudy and muddy brown wig a small light brown head. Nose is very malty and boozy.

Taste is malt and booze. It's good but really too much booze I think. This hurts the drinkability but still pretty tasty

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Photo of billybob
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours and looks like coke in the glass head fades to just beer and no lace at all. then it starts to get better smells of dark fruits hints of alcohol and dried plums and sweet aromas. smooth and creamy sweet taste thick mouthfeel like sweetened prune juice. i can see why it gets high marks.

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Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice rye-bread/cola brown with some sandy fizzy head. The head sticks around for a bit, but then fades to wisps on the surface of the beer. Smell is largely of banana and clove, with a hint of something metallic. Some caramel and lightly toasted malts there too. And some sweetness, almost like raisins. Good, but I had to hunt for some of those. Taste follows suit. It really is a good beer, though I remember that I liked it more the first time I had it. It has nice clove, banana, dark fruit, and toasted notes. The alcohol makes a play here too. MF is light and bubbly, with some nice coating action. Tremendously drinkable for the ABV. A nice beer to sit back and enjoy for a while.

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Photo of jbowers56
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Fizzy head faded very quickly. A nice brown colour with orange highlights.

Some definite bubblegum and banana smells there. Clove is definitely present. Maybe a sort of rummy character too, though im reaching for things now. Definitely some complex rich fruity smells.

Wow, delicious. There is a huge caramel/dark fruit sweetness at first. Then comes those typical weizen notes of banana/clove etc. The rich sweetness comes back after that but interestingly the wheat contributes a beautiful tartness to the finish that I really enjoy. That being said, it doesnt clean it up totally, the sweetness lingers long after you finish the mouthfull, as well as the wheat notes. Mmmmm.

Really nice in the mouth. Im rating the drinkability down purely due to personal preference - german styles aren't really my thing but this is an exceptional example.

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Photo of abrand
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2007 poured into a weizen glass.

The Aventinus pours a cola brown with some light pouring through the edges. A nice 2 finger head atop with no visible lacing. Aromas are licorice, plums, raisins, and hints of alcohol. Quaff has some malts to it along with smooth dry fruits. Some breads also bounce around the palate. Not nearly the amount of alcohol that was noted on the nose is present in the quaff. Mouthfeel is silk and smooth and medium bodied. Not much carbonation of note. Drinkability is solid for this style. Definitely not a one and done but possible a 2 and out for me.

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

2007 bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle opened and reviewed on 03/18/10.

A: Pours a cloudy, hazy, light amber orange body under a perfect finger of head that actually does not lace at all.

S: Pungent dark fruit, strong yeast, and bushels of wheat. Upon more smelling roasted grains and chocolate malts show up, some apricots as well. This is a full, beautiful nose.

T: The initial flavor is platter of dark fruits and nuts dripping with sweet nectar and honey. Apricot, dates, very ripe bananas, something like pecans (maybe even hazelnuts?) and light cloves grace the palate up front. Move back through the taste experience and you will find rich yeast-laced wheat and malt, the essence of a lighter body red wine, sweet chocolate and cherries. Sweet when it needs to be, but not fake or syrupy. A slight metallic aftertaste is this fine brew's only (and slight) blemish. This might be due to the age of this bottle as well.

M: Literally sticky in my mouth and the back of the throat. Otherwise not a heavy bodied beer, which is interesting to me, I have never felt that combination before. Still very carbonated and maybe even a bit to much so, surprising to me after 3 years.

D: Beautifully drinkable. Nothing more to say!

Overall: What an incredible beer, it has aged quite well over the last 3 years. I regret not thinking ahead and drinking this side by side with a fresh vintage. Thanks to beandip for sending this, it was a treat.

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Photo of jjanega08
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A= pours a hazy light brown color. Sort of a "muddy" homebrew color with a nice three finger head on it that is just off white color and holds nice retention and lacing in the glass. The color just isn't that great on this one though.

S= Nice wheat smell as well as nice sweet candy smell to it! Caramel and toffee like character in it. Delicious smelling! I can't keep my nose out of it it smells so sweet and candy like. I find that bocks as a style are a little too one dimensional with the sweetness but the wheat in this really balances out the bock character. Nice doughyness to it and maybe a little heat?

T= Just like the smell. Starts out just like candy on the tip of the tongue. Nice sweet caramel and toffee flavors in it that sort of mellow out in the middle of the tongue before giving way to a nice wheat finish. Doughy finish almost. Tastes to me like eating some sort of doughnut of other sweet dessert cake sort of thing. Really nice and impressive.

M= Smooth and creamy. Nice crisp wheat finish that doesn't linger around too long.

D= Nice beer. Really like they style (this is my first dabble). The sweetness from a bock works perfectly with the smooth crispness of wheat. excellent.

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Photo of Schmaltzy
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Murky light brown amber/ruby color with 1/2 finger head that releases to a light ring of foam around the edges of my glass.

S- Right away get a interesting soy sauce scent with cloves and baking spices and bannana. Very interesting smell, waiting to see if they match the taste.

T- Nice, very similar to the scent profile. Nice malt taste with bananna covered with cloves, baking spices, and yes a touch of soy sauce.

M- Medium body with good amounts of carbonation throughout.

D- Very easy to drink beer even with 8%+, still a session beer if you are looking for a malt fix.

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Photo of VTaler
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark And cloudy - nice head with a a tan color
S - old BBQ sauce with cloves and bananas
T - Tastes kinda like BBQ sauce. Bananas and Cloves with little chocolate notes. It tastes like a beer but it has the reminisce of spices, molasses, and dark dried fruit like figs or dates. Overall a very soothing/complex flavor but not to intense
M - Nice Low Fizz and thick mouthfeel
D - Very good

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Photo of Fnerk
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Schneider weizen bock pours a dark ruby, though the head was a bit thin which I attribute to sneaking a half pint before opening the growler for the session proper. Probably lost a bit of gas to the air space thus created--my bad, but with stuff like this it's hard to wait!

Appearance - dark ruby, with a cloudiness appropriate for the style. Again, a half-finger head due to the growler mishandling, but no big deal, reduced to a fine cap with good lacing in a few minutes.

Aroma - typical banana/coves, but the sweet thing here is it's not overdone as is so common with regular weizens. The dark malt cuts through to balance things out, quite nice.

Taste - Yummy. Perfect malty profile, and just the right touch of bittering hops.Banana, cloves, currants...perfect.

Mouthfeel - lovely. no too much carbonation, and medium-bodied for what could have been a malt/wheat bomb. Not syrupy, just a perfect viscosity.

Drinkability - could be quite the session brew if it weren't for the 8.2% alcohol content.

Schneider never fails to deliver. What a great brewery and it's great that Garret Oliver is involved with creating beers at this brewery. :)

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Photo of BeanBone
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: An amazingly hazy brown body capped by a simply massive fluffy off-white head that measures over four fingers. I'm glad I was a little cautious with the pour, otherwise this would have probably taken 20 minutes to get into the glass. The head fades slowly and leaves the barest patches of lacing.

Aroma: A mix of golden and dark fruits, lots of bubblegum, and rich spice over a sweet caramel-like malt body.

Flavor: Very similar to the nose, it's a mix of bubblegum yeast, apples, raisins, pepper and cloves on top of a grainy and biscuity malt backbone. It's well-balanced and reminiscent of Belgian beers. The alcohol is masked well, leaving nary a trace of its medium-high potency in the flavor. Biscuity malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy with medium-high carbonation and a drying finish. Just a hint of warmth from the alcohol.

Drinkability: This drinks incredibly smoothly, so keep in mind the over eight percent alcohol content here.

Verdict: Thoroughly enjoyable from the crack of the cap to the bottom of the glass, it's easy to see why this classic garnishes so much praise. Complex yet highly drinkable, this is the best place to start if you're looking to explore the Weizenbock style.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 93.9% out of 100 with 4,517 ratings
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