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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#402
Reviews:
2,158
Ratings:
4,534
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
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339
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Ratings: 4,534 |  Reviews: 2,158
Photo of Bisho
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
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 -8.3%
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 +6.2%
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 +0.5%
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%
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 +2.8%
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 -1.8%
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 -2.5%
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 -4.8%
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 -12.5%
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 -3%
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 +7.4%
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 -46.9%
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 +1.6%
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 +2.5%
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 +7.2%
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 -5.1%
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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Photo of flagmantho
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich, hazy, cidery brown with a large, foamy tan head. It reminds me a lot of a quadrupel. Very appealing.

Smell: rich aroma of pears, plums and chalk. Well-balanced and delicious smelling.

Taste: surprisingly light in initial taste; it seems like the bulk of the flavor appears in aftertaste. Quite interesting. Flavors are of apple, pear and plum, with what seems like a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium body with huge bottle-conditioned carbonation which creates a delicious and intense creaminess. Just great.

Drinkability: quite drinkable, especially for its ABV. I would not hesitate to drink plenty of this again.

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Photo of runningjoke
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner gass.
Nice foamy head that slowly fell to a thin cap. Jasper brown, and cloudy, letting only a little light through.
Smells of spiced pears, apples, and bananas. Clove and allspice, sourdough notes.
Taste and aroma are much of the same, but wheatbread presents itself more prominently.
The beer hits all parts of the tongue at once, and the flavors meld nicely. It moves through the mouth quickly and smoothly.
I can and have drink many of these one after another. I really like drinking this beer.
I have ordered and purchased this beer many times but have never given much thought to why this is. It all comes together well.

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Photo of shoude
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a smallish glass

foamy head that lasted a good time, dark cloudy color, wheat almost sourdough bread like smell, smooth sweet taste lingers slightly,

My fellow reviewer found it to have a honey overtone.

Over all we both enjoyed this beer immensely and will definitely recommend it to others

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Photo of Tilley4
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can't believe I've never reviewed this one...

A dark murky brown appearance with a quickly disappearing head...not a fan of the appearance of this brew... Very murky almost orangish brown...

Nice aromas of spices and banana and yeast... Smells like a spicy banana bread loaded with cinnamon or something Christmasy...

Taste pretty much follows suit with the aroma.. Nice and spicy and loaded with flavor... Quite the sipper, this would be a good dessert beer...the wheatiness is more evident in the taste than the aroma...

Overall, I like this beer... Is it something I would drink everyday? No but there is a time and place for it.. I enjoyed it...

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Photo of jeffthecheff
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown color that seems to have a slight purple tint to it. The color isn't great but the head is impressive. It's off white and very foamy. After a while it leaves a good cap at the top of my celebrator glass.

The aroma has the typical weizen characters of bananas and spice, but with more kick to it. I'm picking up some vanilla and cinnamon. There is a big, bready, bakery smell in the background, either from the dark malts or just the large amount of malt in this beer. It actually smells a lot like raisin bread.

This beer is a wheat beer first and a malty dopplebock second. It is fruity, spicy, and has a highly carbonated, smooth mouthfeel, all typical of a good wheat beer. The big maltiness of this beer adds another new dimension of rum raisin bread, and a huge caramel sweetness. It's like a really good dark bread.

The body of this beer is big, creamy, and very smooth up front with a big lingering sweetness in the back. The high carbonation blunts the impact on the finish, but the caramel/plum sweetness lingers big time. The beer carries a decent buzz and is rich because of the lingering sweetness. I'll get this beer again when the situation is right.

Aging notes from this beer: Don't age it. I had a 2003 and it tasted awful. Oxidation notes don't work in this beer and at that point it was terribly oxidized. The fresh wheat and yeast notes make this beer work.

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Photo of alkchrios
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter at about 55 degrees.

A- Dark Amber. After the pour an inch and a half cream colored head formed which dissipated

S- sweet raisins, slightly fruity

T- exactly that, sweet raisin with an almost a bittersweet apple taste

M- slightly carbonated, extremely smooth, not smooth like a great stout but just goes down really nice the flavor tones sit on the tongue briefly

D- Great beer to just relax with. I could drink about 2 or 3 of these and be rather content.

I strongly suggest getting a few bottles of this. I will absolutely be purchasing more to cellar!

cheers.

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

A - poured this into a goblet and was immediately impressed. Dark deep red brown that is thick. A small, off-white head that lasted for a few minutes.

S - Spicy cloves and plumbs

T - you taste the dark malts at first followed by a barrage of sweet fruits (plumb, banana, and cherry) that do not overpower the mouth.

M - smooth and full

D - a great beer that I think almost everyone, despite beer preference, should enjoy. No lie, It ALMOST reminds me of a dry champagne.

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Photo of rootbeerman
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into Aventinus glass

A: pours cloudy brown, with off-white 2 finger head that fell to half finger that lasted for almost the whole beer.
S: wheat, prune/plum like fruit, spices, yeast
T: wheat, yeast earthiness. clove and very light banana along with the same as smell prune/plum fruitiness
M: smooth sort of thick, coating. medium carbonation
D: good, stands alone great.

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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 4,534 ratings
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