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

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus

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 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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Photo of WeimtimeBier
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Nice off white pillowy head. Muddy caramel body body. Does not look incredibly inviting.

S- Awesome sweet bready smell, very yeasty aroma with some complex esters.

T- This is the king of the wheatbock. Very evident bread and yeast. A sweet alcohol is barely evident. There is also the most complex blend of esters. I get some banana like most weizen, and a predominent dark fruit. Figs I would say.

M- Very sweet thick malt. Heavy body and a bright tickly carbonation on the tongue.

D- Dangerously easy to drink. Very refreshing and although its thick, aventinus goes down smooth and easy. very enjoyable.

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

Powerful aroma that's typical of a strong wheat: banana and clove esters with a substantial alcohol presence. Appearance is a cloudy reddish brown that's almost orange on the edges. Carbonation is light overall with a thin white head and virtually no lacing. Taste is primarily sweet with a significant bitter kick at the end. Very full bodied with a lingering sweet banana and clove finish. This is a fantastic beer. If you're a big fan of wheat beers then you owe it to yourself to try this one.

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

Split a bottle of this one with my buddy, and poured it into a tulip glass.

A: The pour is one beautiful sight to behold. As the beer falls into my glass, the garnet colored liquid shines through with ruby colored hues. Not even a sign of head, even as I pour more aggressively. Light shines through, significantly diffused by the big body of the beer.

S: Caramel malts, a strong batch of cloves, and some nutty aromas pour forth from the mouth of the glass. They nearly cover up a spicy German hop presence, but I am able to discern it as I dig for other contributing elements in this beer.

T: Hoppy spices and cloves are very evident in the front. The flavor evolves to produce nutty and malty flavors that come through with some bittering elements that the hops evidently left behind at the beginning of the sip. The finish is slightly sour, adding more intrigue to an already compelling flavor profile.

M/D: Incredibly smooth. That lack of head was that way for a reason. I can't even feel a little tingle of carbonation, but somehow, Aventinus doesn't feel flat either. While there is no taste of alcohol, I do feel some warmth in the finish that detracts from the drinkability somewhat, but you could age one of these to deal with that if you really wanted to...

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Photo of goldbot
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours brown with a reddish hue. Medium and slightly off-white head. Lots of active carbonation and good head retention.

Strong banana/clove aroma. Sweet smelling with plenty of wheat and some bready aroma as well. Taste is banana and bread up front with a clove spiciness. Some caramel sweetness with good biting carbonation. Deep and complex, yet clean and refreshing flavor.

Body is light with a smooth, clean feel making it an incredibly drinkable beer.

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Photo of beersteak
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have ever had.

Nose is ripe with fruit and spices. Apples and cloves dominate but hints of allspice and bready yeast highlight.

Taste is a powerful experience of sharp but welcoming flavors. Follows the nose with the apples and cloves, but certainly with a nice bit of malt and yeast.

Mouthfeel is superb. Bubbly - effervescing with flavor and charm.

This is one of my favorites beers ever. I think it's a little more bready than the Ayinger Weizen Bock, and not quite as spicy sweet, but it's close.

If there is a beer equivalent of "comfort food" this is it.

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Photo of punkrkr27
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Reddish-brown pour with a small quickly fading off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma, with clove and bannana. Similar flavor with a dry wheat aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation. What's amazing about this beer is that it doesn't really jump out with any sort of unique or amzing flavors or aromas yet it still comes off as somehow decadent yet easily drinkable.

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Photo of organicbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured at cellar temp into a proper Aventinus glass (thanks oaktree!)

A-Murkey yellowish brown. Hazy but not cloudy. Huge eggshell head.

S-Banana bread. Cinnamon. No hop aroma. Bubblegum. Really nice.

T-More banana bread. Some juicyfruit. Slight bitterness but not too much. No hop flavor.

M-Medium bodied. Medium high carbonation. No alcohol warmth or burn. Nice!

D-the benchmark for the style. a Bockstrength wheat beer. Couldn't do more than one in a night but what a great beer.

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Photo of unclejimbay
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider
Style: Weizenbock
ABV: 8.20 %, 500ml to wheat glass

Appearance is toffee/amber in color, like a dark sweet tea. Light but fluffy head that recedes to a nice pitted cap & collar.

Noticeable soild dark compacted sediment toward the end of the bottle. Possible candidate for homebrew yeast harvest???

Plenty of aromas as the brew settles. Caramelized bananas foster, maybe some rum and mild raisan/grapes. Noticeable clove spicy aromas.
Tastes as it smells on a solid wheat malt base. Caramel/toffee and wheat malt flavors on palate appropriattely supported by the yeast character as noted/listed in the aromas.
Mouthfeel is appropriatte as a medium body, semi slick feel with medium+ carbonation with a dash of rum/booze warming.

Drinkability is exceptional for a 8.2% abv brew. This Weizenbock is a solid example of the style IMHO, it meets all the objectives I would look for in this style. Yeast character is not overdone, and equally supported by darker malts and caramel/toffee notes. A solid "Imperial Dunkel" instead of an "Imperial Hefe" like Vitus suggests.

My standard Weizenbock. Period.

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Photo of rapidsequence
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle from Beer Run in Cville-- $4.49.

Appearance: Hazy reddish brown with a thick fluffy off white head made of tiny bubbles. Good head retention and lacing comes in sheets and leaves chunks on the side of the glass.

Smell: Bready yeast and lots of clove. Bubblegum and some dark fruit.

Taste: Yeasty and spicy clove. A little banana and bread. A slightly sour flavor on the finish. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation makes for a tingly and foamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Really tasty. 8.2%? Oops.

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Photo of randawakes
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried a bottle at the Flying Saucer Beer Emporium in Houston, tx, poured into wine glass.

Color: Dark amber brown color

Taste: bananas cloves, dark sweet malts. Some of the sweetness can be attributed to the appleish cider like tastes. Theres a bunch of sugar in there. This beer had some sort of resemblance to the St Bernardus abt 12, but not quite as complex, and danked with sugar.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,582 ratings