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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Ratings: 4,516 |  Reviews: 2,153
Photo of angelmonster
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a giant 4 finger off white head. Body is a deep brown color with lots of carbonation rising. Head retention and lacing are good

Smell is big on cloves and phenols. Similar to a Hefe but with a touch of alcohol in the mix.

Taste is very similar to a dunkelweizen but with a higher abv. For 8% the alcohol isnt too strong but does leave a warming feeling down your throat. Pretty sweet with lots of banana and some spice.

Mouth feel is slightly denser than a typical wheat beer. Carbonation is lively but not too high. Wish the head was a bit more dense but oh well.

Drink ability was good. Went through the bomber rather easily. For such a high abv beer it will definitely sneak up on you. Wish more breweries would brew this style of beer

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Photo of GeezLynn
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge frothy beige head shrouds a cloudy orange brown ale. Superb retention.
Lively tart smell of fruits - banana, plum and raisin.
Flavors include include these fruits along with spices - especially cloves - with the dark malt adding a chocolate component to the body.
Mouthfeel is somewhere between medium and thick with the kind of minute bubble carbonation that results in a very smooth feel.
Would rate drinkability higher were it not for the intense spicy vs tangy interaction.
Definitely a heavy hitter. I now see why this is the benchmark for the style.

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

A great beer. Dark, rich and full-bodied. The Deep color is impressive with a fluffy white head that lingers and laces nicely on the glass. The rich dark fruit flavor is not overwhelming but nicely masks the high alcohol and lingers a bit with notes of banana on the after taste.

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

500 ml bottle served in a wheat beer glass. Beer is dark brown with thick white head. Head persists and leaves lacing as it falls away and the beer is drank. Carbonation steady and moderate.

Strong banana aroma (really strong). Malt and wheat character in the aroma as well. A very pleasing and inviting beer.

This is one of my favorite beers. The flavor is sweet, there is no hop bitterness. You can pick up a little bit of sweetness from alcohol on the front end, but its not warming. Malt character makes the beer full bodied, thick, and hits the midpalate nicely. Drinkability is high, but due to high alcohol and overall heaviness of the beer, a slight deduction. I love this beer.

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Photo of Foxtrot
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brown murky body into weizen glass. Head was a light cream color with medium retention and no lacing.

Aroma is strong in cloves, caramel, light banana, brown sugar and wheat.

Taste was on par with the expectations from aroma. Good malts pan out the strong fruit flavors of banana's, raisins, and spicy yeast in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, and good carbonation really makes this beer shine.

Drinkability is good, but can be very filling.

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Photo of Celt44
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked a Pint bottle up at Wegman's - I love that place.

Apppearance is a Dark and creamy plum, semi-transparent - nice creamy head and a thick lacing that lasts..

Aroma - Banana bread and cloves...notes of coriander and fruity raisons. Malty also...hint of cinnammon

Taste - Fruity up front...bananas again with raisons mixed in. Slight hints of citrus. Slighty smokey and malty in the middle. Beautiful.

Mouthfeel - Very creamy...the nicest I've had in a while, maybe ever - nice soft alcohol burn..

Overall an excellent Doppelbock...probably the best I've tasted. I'll be placing this in the cart more often...

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Photo of Natural510
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled the 11th day of 2008, consumed 5th of Oct 2009.

Hard pour with modest amount of head, dissipating to a respectable ring of lace. Color is a medium mahogany-brown.
Sweet to the nose; roasted malt, dried dark fruit such as date and raisin, with a bit of hops creeping through the malt.
Toasted malt, astringent yeast, dark sugar/molasses, fruit such as date, . Flavor not as sweet as the nose, a bit more hop bitterness with a slight sourness from the yeast. More going on here than meets the nose (and initial taste).
Full-bodied, well-rounded, dry finish.
My local bottle shop has a wrapped 2001 edition of this brew on the shelf. I have a feeling it has aged well and will be even more impressive than this offering. Excellent treat, this.

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Photo of zoso493
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a half-liter bottle into a Chimay chalice (for lack of more appropriate glassware)

Appearance: Pours a deep mahogany color with hints of amber when held up to the light. One and half finger head that slowly dissipates to a thin cover of the surface.

Smell: Mmm..what you'd expect from a wheat beer. Bananas, malts and spicy hops are the first things that jump out. Has a bit of a sweet smell.

Taste: Malts upfront, with a typically wheat-y taste and then some spicy bitterness at the end. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: Medium but feels a just a tad thin due to the high carbonation.

Drinkability: Honestly, this goes down pretty easily, and you wouldn't guess it was 8.2% ABV from the taste. Still, don't know how many of these I could down in a night.

Overall, a very tasty weizenbock. I'm not a huge fan of the style but this is a very good example. Recommend

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

Got this beer from PapaEugene, who brought it from Germany. Thnx! Had this beer in my Westvleteren glass during the first NHL match of the 2009-2010 season (go Montreal!!). The beer pours a medium-brown color with a light brown colored head, that changed into a nice stable lacing.

Smell: very promising, strong sweet fruits (clear banana and some dark fruits), clear malted barley, yeast and some spicy hops. There is something else in it, sweet caramel maybe (or is it butterscotch as mentioned by PapaEugene...).

Taste: Roasted malts and wheats are immediately there, dark fruits (plum??), citrus fruits (orange zest), bit semi spicy hops (much less spicy than in the nose) and not as sweet as expected based on the smell. Fresh wheat taste as well, with some alcohol in the mostly bitter finish

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, I think this beer would be even better with a little bit less.... Medium-bodied. Very drinkable.

Overall: I really like this beer, one of the
best German beers I had until now. Thanks PapaEugene, please bring me some more next time!

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Photo of bminor7
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle from Hoosick Beverage in Troy NY.

A - copper brown. small head forms but quickly dissipates. no lacing. after 5 minutes all head is gone. yeasty floaters as you get towards the bottom of the bottle.

S - great. rum, figs, raisins, eugenol, sugary roasted malts, chocolate, wheat. occasional whiff of bbq sauce, even.

T - exactly what you'd think if you saw the words 'wheat-doppelbock'. an accurate mix of doppelbock dark, sugary fig flavors with the effervescent, bright wheat component. alcohol, though 'only' at 8.2% is surprisingly prevalent, esp in the aftertaste, accompanied by a bitterness, which is exactly the same as Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock. just like a fine aged rum. I can feel the alcohol and sugars on my teeth, almost like pepsi, or coke.

M - a bit thinner than I'd expect.

D - not bad, better with something to eat. alone this beer is too much to have more than one (I'm having enough trouble finishing the pint). it's hard to be a big, complex beer while remaining drinkable. this is the top beer of this style as I write.

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Photo of Casey10
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer that I have seen but just never got around to buying and trying out. So picked this up today and was quite amazed.

A - Poured from bottle into glass pours a dark brown with a thick 1 and 1/2 inch head that quickly disappears.

S - Clove, banana, and some raison.

T - reminds me of a Belgian ale with the candy sugars that which has that banana like taste along with raisan with additonal rum flavor.

M - Leaves a nice feel of the clover and banana feel once consumed.

D - Nice smooth easy drink would definately have more as this is really nice.

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Photo of TLove
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(From Notes)

This is an excellent Doppelbock. Certainly one of the better ones I've ever had. It is smooth and balanced.

Beautiful maroon color with a creamy, 1 finger head. Strong clove and raisin smell with a strong alcohol body and fruity nose. A substantive yeastiness with dark fruits on the back end that carry though. Plum, raisin and grapefruit that balance the grain and yeast structure.

A slight hoppiness and a rich, caramel malt structure really come out in the mouth. Finishes well, with a thin carbonation, great balance and a great creaminess.

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Photo of drtth
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 0.5 L weizen glass. A glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically. This beer was bottled in 2003 and so has about 6 years of bottle age. Normally I'd have sampled a fresher one first, but this one was too tempting to pass up.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a medium golden brownish color, slightly hazy with a few small floaties in the bottom of the glass. The 1" light tan head is fed by steady persistent carbonation. Initially, sipping leaves rings and legs of foam but by about half way through there is a minimal ring of foam and sipping leaves no lacing at all. By the end of the beer there was no carbonation left but that didn't surprise since it took about 45 minutes to drink this one.

Smell: The aroma is soft and gentle but also complex, lightly sweet and yeasty. There is some light presence of brown sugar here, some clove and ripe dark fruit, mostly plum. There also seems to be hints of chocolate and vanilla.

Taste: The flavor here is very mellow and complex with some sweet dark brown sugar flavor, some dark fruits, mostly raisin and plum with no real trace of hops or alcohol. Not surprisingly as the beer warms the flavor opens up more, hints of some faint banana and chocolate and vanilla appear late in the beer

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium-bodied with a soft, silky feel, persistent fine prickly carbonation that eventually becomes just the faintest feeling on tongue and in the mouth. Finish is long and eventually goes dry but has a slight yeasty character as well, both of which prevent the beer from cloying

Drinkability: At this ABV this is definitely a sipping beer that goes down quite easily. The rich complex flavor also dictates that this is a one a night beer for slow sipping. While, at the moment I suspect that 6 years of bottle age may have just put this one a bit past its peak, I'll know better after I try the 2005 and a newer one.

30 September 09, Comments on the 2005 Aventinus

The 03 definitely has a more subtle and complex flavor and aroma. The 05 has a banana, clove aroma and character that has receded a bit more by the 03, making for a more integrated flavor profile with the chocolate and vanilla coming out earlier. If rating this one first I think the overall score would have been slightly lower than it was for the 03.

14 Oct 09, Further comments on the 2003 Aventinus

I've now had at least 3 of these and wonder how I could have thought this one might be past its peak. Each of them has seemed more complex with more well integrated flavors than the one before it. The fresh is good, the 2005 is nice, but the 2003 is truely wonderful.

7 Mar 12, Revisiting the 2003 Aventinus

This tastes both as subtle and as complex as I remembered it to be. The additional months in the cooler have been kind to the beer and the flavors are still holding well.

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Photo of FernMaster
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I once went to a bar,
Flying saucer to be precise.
Where all the skirts are
Short, which is nice.
I desired a Matilda, never had it on tap
And I was told that Matilda was all out.
I sighed and said crap,
And disappointed I began to pout.
What beer would I drink?
What's new under bocks I thought?
I looked at the list and began to think,
And this new name caught
My eye. Its name was Aventinus.
So I said to the pretty waitress
Bring me an Aventinus and you should have seen us
My friends I and I with our noses press
To the pint glass
Catching a whiff of the wheat
And I, not shamed to admit, a peek at her ass.
What can I say? It's a nice treat.
We smelled the beer for three minutes,
Before I allowed a taste,
Which gave our minds all time to computes
The craziness of a wheat dopplebock. Then in haste
I took a sip of this dopplebock,
With the wheat and
I simply declared fock
As I took a stand
And declared this was rivaled by noother.
The look and head
Which may appear like manyother
Are not all that's here. The slight smell of bread,
And the wheat, oh! the wheat,
Why in a dopplebock, why not?
I wish my nose could take a weekend retreat
With this beer on a yacht.
Remembering Aventinus gives me a chubby,
Maybe it was the girl and her rear?
But instead of rubbing this stubby,
Let me say - you must try this beer.

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Photo of brownbeer
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 ouncer poured into a Schneider Weisse glass.

A- Light amber with a big, highly carbonated off-white head. Very noisy as well, crackly.

S- Clovey, spicy, licorice, bubblegum, and a hint of banana. Subtle but complex.

T- Root beer cola, yeasty. Opposite the nose, it's a bit sweeter and less spicy. Sweet malt as it warms, hides the alcohol well.

M&D- Medium-full bodied, slightly filmy and almost syrupy. Tasty and drinkable, the alcohol could sneak up on you if you aren't careful. A must try and ageable to boot.

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Photo of MaxBrews
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500ml bottle poured into a modified pilsner glass.

Appearance: Depending a large 3-4 finger fizzy head that dissipates quickly into ring around the glass. Appearance is a dark reddish brown that resembles mahogany.

Smell: lots of fruity phenols of banana, bubblegum, cloves and oranges. Yeast smell is a cross between a belgium and general hefeweizen. It smells almost identical to a heffeweizen only with an added rusticness from the malt. Dark malt smells like bread with a combination of wood, dark chocolate and molasses.

Taste: Drinks pretty much like a hefeweizen (see smell) but with a darker chocolate malt. Other then the general heffe stuff theres dark chocolate, a bit of caramel and molasses mixed with a alcoholic bite; this provides very bourbon-esque flavor. This beer starts on fruity phenols, hits you in the middle with its chocolate malt and alcohol and leaves with fruity phenols. After taste is very wooden with dark chocolate as well as having a lot of clove spice from the yeast.

Mouthfeel: A high level of carbonation however for the type of beer the body is some what light. There is a big alcoholic warmth in this beer.

Drinkability: A very interesting beer. Extremely complex. All the fruity and spicy characteristics you would want out of a classic heffe but with the firm alcoholic robustness of a dopplebock, without tasting extremely angular and lager-like. A heavy beer though with a high ABV.

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Photo of uno99
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep brown with deep rouge, off white head that dosent stick around too long.

S: yeast and peppery phenols. This is real beer as the brewer intended it to be. not pasturised filtered garbage. fruity and rich. slightly roasted.

T: this is a heavenly beer. very complex, highly fruity and savoury. plum, bannana, pear and red apple. a wonderfull yeast strain in here. this is a living beer.

M: medium bodied with ample carbonation. not sticky despite the sweetness.

D: for a beer of this heft, id say this is a good one to have around.

Maybe the best wheat beer Ive ever had. deffinitly worthy of another purchase, and a good one to have in the fridge for any occassion really.

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Photo of horshack7
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass is a stunning and dark and deep mahogany with deep amber brown hues. The head is about three fingers thick that thins out quick but it looks like frothed milk on top of a cappucino.

Aroma: Off the bat it has a brown bread aroma with hints of molasses. Notes of black currants and sweetness from the malted barley that was treated with lots of love. The hops float around way in the back and bathe themselves.

Taste: A silky smooth mouthfeel that coates the pallate so gracefully. Subtle hints of carob and big notes of black currants. This one has quite a malty backbone. The notes of mollases are like notes ringing out from an orchestra.

Notes: Wow this is a remarkable Weizenbock. It is absolutely stunning. Prost.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hazy deep amber body topped with a huge, billowing tan head - over three inches on the initial pour. This settles out eventually, leaving smooth lumps of denser foam scattered around the glass; surprisingly little lacing, however.

S: I have a feeling I'm going to like this beer. Straightforward aroma of sweet, fruity wheat, with some yeast spiciness in there as well. It's a fabulous aroma, but maybe not quite as complex and multi-layered as I was hoping for.

T: Not nearly as spicy as the nose indicated, here is where the beer's depth really asserts itself. Initial flavors are of deep, dark fruits (raisins and plums), followed by a bit of prickly wheat freshness, and finished with a blast of alcohol and candi sugar sweetness - the aftertaste reminds me more of St. Bernardus ABT 12 than any other beer I can think of. Sweet and delicious.

M: Exactly what I look for in a beer: full-bodied and creamy with abundant soft carbonation.

D: This is the only downside of this beer: it's so sweet, and does so little to mask its substantial ABV, that I can't really imagine having another one - at least not right away. Not bad for what it is, though.

Notes: This one definitely deserves its spot in the top 100, and its abundant availability makes things even better. I'll definitely be picking this one up in the future - I'm sure it will make a great winter beer.


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

Aventinus Weizenbock nice 8.2% abv.

A- Very stern pour produces a hazy dark brown fluid with fluffy quickly falling head. Head falls to a ring with small amounts of middle froth. Little to none lacing but for a wheat doppelbock expected. Beautiful hue in the sunlight.

S- Rigid smells of raisins, dark fruit, alcohol esters, and fresh yeasty zest dominate the nose.
Excellent scents of a Doppelbock wheat.

T-M- Smooth yeasty start with light flavors of prunes, raisins, and figs. Secondly followed by rich alcohol esters and wheat bite. Very light on the tongue with little to deter you from drinking alot of this heavily strong beer.
Thin layer of malty feel lays on the mouth after a gulp making this a excellent experience for the taste buds.

D- Highly drinkable and will go tomorrow for six more to keep and drink when the need for a real wheat beer is needed.

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Photo of nickd717
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I typically suggest this stuff at Toronado to beer noobs who aren't ready for the double IPAs or imperial stouts, but hey, I don't mind drinking this myself. In fact, I love it.

A - Pours a cloudy dark brown with a big white head.

S - Aroma is loads of banana and some other fruity notes, caramel, and yeast.

T - Sweet caramel malt, bananas foster, raisin, and mild alcohol. Some spiced notes to it: nutmeg and clove.

M - Smooth yet lively on the palate. Medium body.

D - High, as I find to be the case for wheat beers in general, particularly ones as tasty as this one.

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Photo of DerBayer
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I ve had this beer many times before from a bottle but this time things were different - it was on tap and the tap was on fire fellows.

What can I say like the real thing just better even better my secon 5 rating in more than 110 ratings and it is awesome.

I had not one pint and not two of this not three or four either BUT 5 my friends yes!

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Photo of PapaEugene
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Medium brown color with a medium cream colored head that reduces to a decent lacing.

S: Banana stands out immediately, after that it's butterscotch. Impressive. Yeast is there, dark fruits although I can't really define since the banana and butterscotch smell are masking it with there strong presence.

T: Roasted malts, hints of lemon and orange, banana and rather surprising little sweetness. Yeasty, little hops, a bit bitter and some alcohol.

M: High carbonation and a medium body.

D: I like this one a lot. A good marriage between a weizen and a dubbel. In my top 3 of favourite german beers.

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

A An translucent brown, pretty much the same color as the bottle. Lacing is minimal but not to the detriment of this lager.

S Truly bread; yeasty and wheaty. Like a craft bread from the olden days. Thought the ball and chain was a-bakin'.

T Outstanding from beginning to end. Malty goodness predominates.

M Substantial and weighty.

D I hope to partake of this beer throughout my time of treading the earth. I must say though, that the Draught House in Austin, TX makes a superior version. But, barring those infrequent excursions Aventinus is the go to representation of the style for those of us committed to home and hearth.

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

A - Pours a deep brown with heavy carbonation bubbles. Small head which doesn't stick.

S - Smells of bananas and cloves. Hints of dark fruit and spice.

T - Tastes like it smells - Rich, banana flavors with dark fruit as well. Some spice on the finish. Light hop profile. A bit of warming alcohol on the back end.

M - Thinner than expected, but not bad. Coats the mouth well.

D - Very drinkable for its strength. Sort of a mix between a hefe and a dubbel/quad. This was my first Aventinus, and I will definitely be adding this to the rotation!

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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 4,516 ratings
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