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

4,492 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 John_M
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Was feeling a bit extravagant, and so bought a bottle of the 1999 vintage edition of this today at Max's today. Am very, very glad I did.

The beer pours an ice tea brown color with very good head retention and OK lacing. On the nose, this is just lovely stuff. The beer has a sweet ice tea aroma, but with chocolate, cinnamon, and light clove. The blend of aromas is wonderful. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this fairly sweet beer, but the extended aging has imparted a lightness and delicacy that is remarkable. The sweet malt shines through beautifully in this beer, but with just enough underlying spice to counter the sweetness (which age has dialed down anyway). Mouthfeel is light, rich and long lasting... this truly is just an incredible beer. Drinkability is so good, that this beer is dangerous. What age has done to this beer is truly astonishing.... just excellent. I wonder if Casey will let me buy the rest. Yes, it truly is that good.

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

bottle served in Chimay chalices...

A - half an inch or so of off-white foam with an oddish purple hue...sits atop a beer that is hazy, magnificent reddish brown. a little bit of lacing which falls quickly.

S - belgian yeast, wheat, spices, fruit (banana, plum, hint of cherries). just a touch of alcohol. as it warms, gains a bit of smokiness.

T - nice clean yeast, coriander and bananas...sweet brown sugar, toffee...hints of chocolate and molasses. super sweet but oddly balanced.

M - cant be any better. medium bodied but insanely creamy, and just spot on carbonation. amazing how a wonderful mouthfeel just propels all other aspects of a beer.

D - wonderful beer. one i usually have in the cellar but always seem to pass by, bring it out when i know i'm in need of something delicious. is actually going quite nice with a few Euro cheeses and crackers...

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Photo of berley31
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a large, off-white, creamy head that had huge lasting power. Body is dark-brown and very cloudy. Nice lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S: Powerful aroma of spices, lots of fruitiness... lot of phenols, here. The alcohol is present, but just slightly.

T: The alcohol is present a little more in the taste, but again, it's really pretty unnoticeable. The flavor is as complex as the aroma... the fruit is highly present, and the spices provide a nice balance between the two. Very nice.

M: Full-bodied and creamy, with fizzy carbonation.

D: Wow, that's a great example of a weizenbock, in every way. Powerful, but definitely something I'd like to tackle again.

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

0.5l bottle poured in a my Weihenstephaner Weizen glass.

Delicious beer. Simple like that. The delicacy of a Weissbier, the power of a good bock with a fruity and spicy bouquet.

A: Cloudy brown color with a creamy and persistent head. High carbonation. Dirty as a typical Weissbier (looks like thin wheat in the bottom of the bottle)
S: Pure pleasure. Very fruity and spicy. German yeasts and caramel malts are relevant. Less banana flavors than a traditional Weiss.
T: Good as expected. German yeasts and malt are again, relevant. Toffee and very light liquor upfront taste. Not bitter at all (only perfume hops could be felt). Balanced sweet.
M: Heavy and creamy body. Good carbonation, balanced sweet in the beginning and very low bitterness in the end.
D: High. Alcohol is almost imperceptible despite the 8.2 ABV. High quality German beer.

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Photo of apbarwood
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy brown color almost like a dark apple cider. A huge head of off-white foam typical for the style with plenty of lace and great retention. Aromas of banana, cloves, bubble gum, and a bit of green apple. Nice complexity but a could be stronger. The flavor is absolutely flawless. Typical Weizen flavors of bananas, clove and bubble gum. Also a nice malt backbone with a firm wheat flavor and a nice additional raisin/green apple fruitiness. Some added spices are noticeable as well like a bit of nutmeg. Hops are minimal and seem to act only to keep the beer from cloying. The fruity and spicy yeast-derived flavors are the real stars here. Huge carbonation as one would expect from a bottle conditioned beer of this style. Very refreshing with it's light body and massive carbonation. This is one of my all time favorite beers. A definite must try, especially if you like wheat styles.

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

A- Poured from the tap with a billowing three-finger cream colored head, rocky in texture and well-retained. The body was a turbid aged copper color with some aggressive bubble trains observed chugging up the sides of the glass. Some incredible lacing was continually produced throughout the drink. Absolutely picture perfect.

S- Smells of candy malt and huge wheat aromas dominate the nose like a fresh loaf of artisanal bread. There's some mild spiciness kicking around in here- clove? along with some yeast aromatics.

T- Sweet malt hits the palate first followed by some huge wheat in the middle, which contributes a very faint tartness. Rich flavors of caramel and clove linger throughout. The clove just seems to echo on the finish.

M- Creamy and wonderfully textured with wheat. The carbonation is aggressive but soft. The firm body is almost a bit chewy in the mouth.

D- Goes down dangerously smooth. Incredibly delicious, and the alcohol remains very well hidden. One of the best drinking weizenbocks I have had.

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Photo of BatDaddy
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear dark reddish brown with an active foamy head. Head dissipates down to a few bubbles after a minute or two and a few minutes later is gone completely.

S - Banana and clove are dominant. Whiffs of clove and spice are present as well. Intoxicating.

T - Ripe banana, almost too ripe but not quite. Dark fruits and malts. Sweet and spiced with clove with a slight bitterness on the end that brings it back into balance. Yeasty. Warming alcohol. Absolutely delicious.

M - Medium bodied and smooth, with just enough bubbles and carbonation that you'd expect from a wheat beer.

D - Nice. A bit alcoholic, but oh so delicious.

Notes: Not much else to be said. Truly a great beer, especially if you're a fan of wheat beers or dopplebocks. Luckily I love both.

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Photo of
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark Reddish Brown. Very clear for a wheat beer. Can see my hand on the other side of glass.

S - Malty sweetness in the aroma. Otherwise underwhelming smell

T - Rich Sweet Taste. Strong Maltiness. Very lightly hopped. Awesome Flavor.

M - Medium-Heavy body. Syrupy Sweet. Light to medium Carbonation which balances the sweetness well. Finishes very smooth.

D - Awesome!. Potent but very very drinkable. Super tasty but very smooth.

Go get this beer.

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Photo of Bisho
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the Doppelbock (not really a Weizebock to my tastebuds) that all others should be judged against. Quite simply, there is no other that comes close to Aventinus. A true gift from the gods. Schneider hit the jackpot with this one and it's hard for me to forsee it ever being beaten.

Yes it's that good! Try it, you won't be disappointed!

I could drink this along side Weinstephan VITUS and KORBINIAN for the rest of my days and die a happy man! The only 3 Weiz beers you ever need drink again!

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Photo of obywan59
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle pours somewhat thickly into my weizen glass, giving me a 2 1/2 finger, slowly receding, barely off-white head with nice lace retention.

Smell of banana nutmeg, and cloves. Whiff of chocolate and citrus.

Sweet roasted malt. More banana and spice. Citrus twang on first few swallows, but settled down to just a hint.

Smooth, but a bit too thick for the sweetness, for my taste (or is it too sweet for the thickness???) Almost cloying.

I would drink it again on occasion, but it's a little too syrupy for me.

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

500 ml bottle, served in a pint glass. Purchased in a case at Shangy's the Beer Authority in Emmaus, PA, Oct. 2009. Bottle code 09.205 1-1 0330 2822 (not sure that is meaningful).

A: pours a deep red-brown with a half-inch head, tan and creamy. The heads settles quickly.

S: has a sweetly distinct, fruity and slightly spicy aroma - definitely some banana. Very unique.

T: terrific flavor, full of rum hints and raisins.

M: smooth, well-carbonated, and solid in the mouth. Did I say smooth already?

D: excellent overall, especially drinkable for a dark beer. One of the best.

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Photo of dpodratsky3
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into chalice
Wrapped in paper that says brewed in 2003

A: Super fizzy head, very soda like, doesn't look as dark as cola, but a true brown color, almost like a tootsie roll, not much real head

S: Nice and complex without being too heavy, definite chocolate aroma, adds a good base sweetness to it, bananas make an appearance on top of that, mild spice notes, definitely has settled down from the age, not super spicy and bold, but very nice

T: Has that sweet background malt note again that is similar to smell but not distinctly chocolate here, almost like a dark sugary/molassesy fruit, way more acidity than smell, spices are much more evident, still not super strong though, banana also, clove is there, still retains fruitiness of a weizen, just darker

M: Very light, carbonation is fairly high, I like that it is not heavy

D: High, easy to drink just like a hefeweizen, but has the deliciousness of a darker beer, complex, but still easy

Notes: I have only had a couple of weizenbocks before and I wasn't overly impressed. I'm glad that I finally tried a beer that does this style justice. It is great to see such good flavor profiles. It has all those light characteristics that you expect from a wheat beer, but nice, dark, and complex. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Groenebeor
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the euro-brown bottle into a weizen glass.

Appeared pretty typical for a dark wheat beer. In appearance it was a dark brown, not completely opaque with a cream colored head. The head dissipated quickly, but this may have been due to the beer's age.

Aventinus has a smell of banana and strong smells of wheat. There was a good amount of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. beautiful figs, sugar, clove, alcohol, and malt. Wonderful beer.

In the delicious taste department, this beer takes the cake. It's like cake in that it's sweet, bready, some rye, figs, plums, a little rum or chicory, banana, clove, coriander, and caramel. It's incredible. It's my favorite beer. I'd love to see an even bigger, americanized version.

The mouthfeel was perfect, and the drinkability was amazing. Super creamy, super thick, so moist and delicious. Most drinkable dark beer I've ever had.

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Photo of Chico1985
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown, off-white head is massive at first, but turns into a small layer covering the beer, tiny brown flecks sit on top from the yeast, really cool looking. Smell is great, big bread scent with many fruits as well. Taste is great, definitely leans more towards hefeweizen. Various light + dark fruits, clove, banana bread, dark malts. The doppelbock smoothness works great here with all these tastes. Very drinkable. Wow, I think I found a favorite German style. I'd love to try more of them.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my Adventinus glass, this wreaks with coolness factor to have the actual glass designed by Schneider for this beer. I haven't had this in awhile so it's nice to pull this glass out of the cabinet again.

Pours a translucent deep mahagoney brown in color, a small tan colored creamy head and the foam sticks to the sides of the glass.

Has smells of clove, carmel bananas, prunes, slight hints of tobacco and some alcohol, brown malts. Taste has some chocolate presence, rum, nuts, bready. Finished mildly sticky, sweet, and a very mild hop finish that's present, but barely detectable.

Feels creamy on the tongue, heavy body, syrupy. Very drinkable and is one of my more favorite German beers. I had the opportunity to have this fresh off the tap on two different occassions at the Schneider Brew Haus in Munich. Having it from the bottle is pretty good but fresh off the tap in Munich is an absolute amazing experience.

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

500ml, weizen glass, an undecipherable code on the back label.

Woody brown pour builds a bright red-brown body and a pillow of soft tan head of at least an inch and a half. This fades to a solid cap with no holes, leaving no lace. Glowing once the yeast goes in. Streaming carbonation. I thought this would lace beautifully but it seems to have failed, utterly in that department.

Sweet multigrain bread, wheat, lemon, cherry, banana esters.

Cherry, plum, wheat bread, rye, twang, banana, cracked wheat, caramel, dry crackers, and the verge of roasted malts. This is a gorgeous beer. German weizen yeastiness. An alcohol presence that is very rounded and not warming or harsh in the least. Not too sweet at all.

Still gorgeous as the light syrup, full body fills the mouth and the carbonation leaves the palate clean.

We'll see, but the 8.2% is packaged as perfectly as possible it seems. This 500ml of a delicious, meaty, full, German beer is about as satisfying as I've encountered.

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Photo of fjordhook
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, it has a dark amberish color. Aromas of bananas and other fruits dominate the smell. Very smooth smelling beer, not a lot of bite to it. The taste matched the smell, very easy to drink. Wish it had more of a bite, but I liked it. I could see my fiance really liking this beer.

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Photo of squaremile
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Banana, clove, and yeast just about sums it up. Pours a dark hazy orange, the smell is banana clove and yeast and the taste follows suit. The most incredible part of the beer is the mouthfeel which is INCREDIBLY smooth. Those flavors wear me out, but a great example of the style.

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

Very sweet aroma with some banana esters. A touch of breadiness and alcoholic spiciness comes through too. Reasonably complex even if it strikes me as too sweet.

A nice deep brown colour with garnet highlights. A bit of haze too. A big, light tan head dissipates to a half finger layer.

Man, that's tasty. Rich, bready with banana esters, raisins and dark fruits. I get hints of darker malts, some alcohol and a touch of spiciness. The barest hint of bitterness is present. Nice, complex and very good.

Rich, silky and creamy. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Very good.

A great beer with lots of complexity. It goes down very well for a beer at 8.2%.

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

I really love this beer; it iis amazingly complex, versatile, and packs a wallop.

A – Pours in a strange manner, clumpy, like kombucha, but instantly fizzes into a normal doppelbock. Deep mahogany brown, translucent, good creamy tan head.

S – Smells great, like dark fruits such as plums, prunes and raisins, as well as spicy cloves and other mulled aromas.

T – Hugely complex flavor: dark dried fruits like prunes, raisins, and papayas, spicy yeastiness, and a richly sweet dark malt to back it all up.

M – Disturbing, and yet very intriguing. It could be described like a glass of carbonated, curdled milk, except delicious instead of disgusting.

D – This is always a winner.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.3/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark brown pour, not particularly thick. Smell, a wallop of alcohol, and a bunch of dark fruit.

Taste, geez, this is not my thing. Tastes like a high alcohol brown ale, with all kinds of fig, raisin, dates type of flavor, throw in some tobacco and rubbing alcohol too.

Can't appreciate the mouthfeel or drinkability of a beer that is so disagreeable. Strong, sure, but good? No. This tastes like a big hodgepodge of contradictory flavors.

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

Serving type: 500ml bottle, bought at the LCBO
Poured a Dark brown with about a 2" creamy looking foam head.
For me it was very bold tasting, but went down nice. It has a pretty good kick to it. It left my mouth tingling, almost rum like.
I do have to say, it is one of the best beers I've tasted so far. I would highly recommend getting some. I will be buying some every time I make a trip to the LCBO. I also got the Aventinus Eisbock. Can't wait to compare the two.

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Photo of Pahn
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Moderate pour yields a 1 inch off-white, frothy and fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Color is a deep, semi-opaque amber, with some bubbles rising in the middle. No lacing at all.

Smell: Grape, clove, banana, and typical weissbier aroma. As it warms, notes of plum and bread come out. Very stimulating.

Taste: The first sip is dominated by a musty, fruity, clove-infused flavor that reminds me of some trappist beer. Notes of other spices, plum, grape, and raisin, with some soapiness in the finish. The taste is very bright; the carbonation is perfect for punching up the already spicy flavor. That dark fruity clove mustiness is beautiful and never lets up. A malty sweetness comes out as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Mildly creamy, neither full-bodied nor watery. As noted above, the carbonation works perfectly with the refreshing, spicy flavor.

Drinkability: Excellent. Refreshing with a complex and stimulating flavor, which is exactly what I want from this kind of beer.

Aventinus is a very impressive weizenbock. It tastes kind of like the love child of a really refreshing hefeweizen and a dark trappist quad.

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Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to weizen glass a beautiful hazy brown, just a couple tints lighter than milk chocolate. The luxuriously tight and smooth foam billows past the top of the glass, eventually settling to a thin cap.

The beer's nose reminds me of a Belgian strong dark ale. Very fruity apples, a grainy smell, and some yeast. A little alcoholic sweetness as well.

The taste is the nose tenfold, the malty characteristic gives the brew a hefty body as well as a delicious sweetness. Banana breads as well as apples and cherries are what I can taste the most. I do not sense much of the citrus or clove tastes I associate with the other Weizens that I have drank within the past week.

As I said, the beer as significantly heavy body, though not quite syrupy to me. Because of that (not to mention the stout ABV), I see this as more of a sipping beer.

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Photo of WeezyBoPeep
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a big crystal mug.

A: Dark brown with a slight amber hue. Floaties in the bottom. One finger of head disappeared too quickly, leaving no lacing at all. Super sediment.

S: Bananas, cloves, flowers, wheat and miscellaneous pears/apples/melons.

T: A slightly watery body displays alcohol on the front, dark fruit and hints of toast and red wine or some sort of cider.

D: I could see having two or three max.

Value: Good deal for a fine German brew.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,492 ratings.
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