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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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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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Photo of mdwalsh
2.98/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a great, huge head that starts to disipate pretty quickly in my 22 oz. Wiezen Glass. It is a solid brown, and when held up to light shows amber, copper and orange. The head is just of white and looks rather creamy on top with bubbles of varying size underneath. There is decent active carbonation, but not too much.

S: Smells super wheaty, and it's confusing my brain being so brown and smelling like that. I also get a malty sweetness and a sort of funk I usually associate with Belgians. There is also a candi sweetness, perhaps that's what it is, and it's just confusing me. The more I smell it, the more I get just the candi sugar.

T: I really wanted to like this beer, I really did. I just can't seem to get into it though. Perhaps it's a bad bottle? The taste is mildly malty sweet, but tastes more like candi sugar to me than real malt. And the wheat is just a whisp at the end, more of an after taste. I get no hops whatsoever.

M: Ok, very plain. Thin but heavy, mild or little carbonation.

D: I could see where I certain set of people would like this. Must be a bad bottle?

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Photo of BierFan
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: The head never amounted to anything but that's probably due to my bad poor. Beer is brown with good carbonation.

Smell: Lots of bananas, little bit of bubblegum. Pretty much what you would expect from a good dunelweizen, but with a little bit of alcohol.

Taste: Bananas, cloves, and dark fruits. Bit of a spicy aftertaste. If I had to make a beer analogy I would say it's like a theoretical blend between a German weissbier and a Belgian dubbel.

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Photo of morebeergood
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered a bottle with dinner while at Craigie on Main in Cambridge. Presented by the bartender with an upside down pour into an Aventinus glass. When done right, this beer is quite a sight. The glass itself is quite a vessel to drink from. Huge white foamy head graced the top of the glass. Dark cloudy brown colored body. Has a spicy, dark fruit smell, almost like an aged rum. Very complex taste. Had all of the classic hefe flavors: banana, clove, bubble gum. Plus, the bock aspect of this beer really added a second layer of flavor - dark and malty. As one complete beer, it formed a champion of the style. Smooth on the palate, and very easy to drink despite its 8.20%. A wonderful beer by itself, or a perfect beer to pair with a nice meal.

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Photo of jera1350
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy root beer brown color with tight and fluffy one finger light tan head. Sticky lace slides down the glass.

Wheaty, banana, clove, ripe dark fruit and some booze.

A dirty wheaty taste. Some mustiness, raisin and clove. Banana and some nuttiness. Banana nut breadish. Booze comes up through the nose at the finish.

Tingling on the tongue. Has a chewy texture. Pretty full bodied. Finishes really clean.

My first of this style and I like it. Not a big wheat fan, but I like the darkness and richness of this. Really easy and satisfying to drink. I would have this again.

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Photo of HitokiriNate85
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a half liter bottle dated 09.089

A - Poured a murky brown into my weizen glass. Two-finger, thick, frothy head. Lots of big bubbles in the head that create a semi-rocky head. Fair amount of carbonation that cascades nicely up the glass. The head diminishes into a thin but tight creamy cap.

S - Big whiff of clove and banana. A bit of alcohol. Every time I take the glass away for a few seconds and bring it back there's a big, bready malt note that really cements the nose.

T - When something is good enough, it's hard to describe it with words. The dark malt works incredibly well with the wheat. They meld to create an incredibly smooth flavor that doesn't have the tang of a regular weizen(which I love, but it works well without it here). Milk chocolate, a bit of cherry, and a definite, very recognizable brandy note. The finish ends with a nice, big wheat note. Just phenomenal.

MF - Honestly, it might be the single 'smoothest' tasting beer I've had. The feel is incredibly full. The carbonation provides some lively feel, but in staying modest really lends to the smooth, silky feel.

D - Fantastic. I could have more than one. I'd love to have more than one with a meal. This could pair really well with a variety of food, from entrees to dessert. And to wax philosophical for a moment, this is an example of why beer is great. This isn't a beer that's based on hype. It doesn't need hype. Food is timeless, and this is an example of why. And to note, my 4.5 is based on the fact that I've had more drinkable beers, including weizenbocks.

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Photo of gearkraft
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased from Kroger, I usually only buy these for special occasions.

Appearance: Deep and rich browns, with considerable cloudiness. Resembles a heavy tea like color. Gorgeous lacing with fluffy head.

Smell: A complex plume of fruit, mainly raisins and perhaps apricots. Has that familiar wheat beer smell, a sweet tickling sensation that reminds me of lemons.

Taste: Dear God, this is one of the greatest beers ever made. A slightly sweet, and malted beginning smoothly peaks into a exceptionally strong raisin like flavor. A citrus like sparkle finishes.

Mouthfeel: First and foremost, there is little carbonation. It makes the finish strong and clean, with little effervescence. Drinks smooth... maybe too smooth?

Drinkability: This beer is easily poundable, but that would be a sin, wouldn't it? It goes down smooth, tastes balanced and good. The high abv can put some people under the table, so be careful. I actually prefer this in the bottle to on tap. Ive had many discussions with fellow beer tasters and we all agree as well. Something about a little time in the bottle makes this brew truly shine. My favorite beer. Bar none.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper ruby pour with a great creamy head, too bad it doesn't leave any lacing.
Aroma is full of dark fruit, wheat, sultanas, banana and cloves. Sweet clean malt underneath with notes of caramel. Pretty damn good!
Crystal and possibly chocolate malt combine with the lighter wheat to create a very interesting mix of flavours. Dark fruit is once again evident, along with more caramel and some alcohol, which lingers in a very pleasant finish, much like a belgian strong ale.
Mouthfeel is a balancing act between the refreshing light body of a weizen the fullness of a rich, malty brew.
I wouldn't have thought of it, but it's amazing how the light wheat combines with the smooth malt of a doppelbock.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Jose Pistolas...

A- Light chestnut brown, huge whispy white head, good retention and lacing.

S- Complex... Grains, spices (peppery) and yeast... banana and vanilla

T- Complex again. Sweet malts and tangy yeast. hints of banana, vanilla, chocolate and oak. little hint of booze on the end.

M- Medium bodied, high carbonation, slight lingerind boozeyness

D- Unique, complex and tasty. The assertiveness of the spice and the ABVs make this a one at a time kinda beers.

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Photo of mintjellie
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gigantic off-white head over a cloudy brown body. Gobs of lace are left behind as the head slowly recedes. Smells of dark fruit, banana, spice, with hints of vanilla and caramel. The aroma is a little bit boozy. Deep banana flavour. Rich dark fruits in the finish, like sour plums. Spice. Sweet but not overwhelmingly so, with a tangy finish. Solvent character comes forward in the nose as the beer warms, but remains muted in the taste. It's like I can sit here and come out, sip after sip, with something different each mouthful. A hint of raisin? Medium bodied and finely carbonated. Smooth, creamy, and a little bit syrupy. I love this beer. Such a huge flavour but drinks so easy. I should really buy this stuff more often.

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Photo of dvb
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Rich caramel color. Very nice tan head that recedes slowly, leaving decent lacing.
S - Cloves, molasses and alcohol.
T - Sweet and malty. Not a wide variety of character, but what it does have comes on strong.
M - Somewhat thin, as one might expect. Typical carbonation for this type of brew.
D - A good beer once you can get used to the overpowering clove taste.

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Photo of sethmeister
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2001/2002 Aventinus poured into Aventinus glass.

Cloudy tawny brown with effervescent offwhite head which drops quickly.

Intensely fragrant with cloves and spices, banana, vanilla

Fruity, sweet, dry. Tangy wheat and yeast flavors. Almost menthol minty aftertaste. Another reviewer notes a black cherry flavor and I have to agree. Chocolate notes are revealed slowly. Fresh bread and caramel. Very complex yet very easy to drink.

Mouth is hard to nail down. Seems both dry and syrupy, oddly enough. Medium in body.

Drinkability excellent. Alcohol completely hidden.

Certainly an epic brew.

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

A- Medium brown with a slight ruby tint and a huge off white head. Head falls quickly and leaves no lace on the glass.

S- Caramel, spice, clove, banana, cherries, malt and yeast.

T- Malty and sweet, nice notes of fruit and spice. Very complex in taste and not overbearing in any one flavor. Exceptionally balanced.

M- Smooth medium bodied and well carbonated. Finish is semi sweet and crisp with a final note of candied fruit.

D- Oh, so drinkable for 8.2% ABV. You know it's strong but you would never guess just how strong it really is.

This was the first beer that blew me away as to just how complex and balanced beer can be. I come back to this over and over again as a touchstone for as close to perfect as it gets.

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Photo of auroracrisis
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured properly from the bottle into a 22oz Blue Moon weizen glass.

Has a one inch, off-white head until it dies down into a film on the top. The appearance of the beer is actually a ruby brown color with lots of bubbles. LOTS of 'em. Some sediment floating around in it too. A great looking beer.

Smells sweet and malty with a bit of yeast. Has some fruity aromas but not super bananay like some weis beers. More like bananas and plums, or bananas and cherries even.

The taste is pretty complex. It's most forward taste is the malts. It's pretty sweet for my palate, like rich dark candies. Then it fades into the creamy wheat taste which adds a fruity taste to it. The German yeasts are present as you swallow and nick the back of the throat on the way down. Exceptional is a good way to put it. This beer is often overlooked by myself but now I might have to start picking this one up more often.

Mouthfeel is good. A little on the light side with lots of bubbles. I like my beers a bit thicker than this but it is definitely true to the style. I think describing it as good is a fair way to put it.

Drinkability is relatively high due to the light body but the ABV kind of takes away from it. I could drink a couple more of these but then I could be intoxicated (which isn't a bad thing but would result in me not wanting too much more of this one.)

Overall, I'd say this beer deserves it's reputation. It's great!

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Photo of mwa423
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - My first time trying an inverted pour into a weizen glass. Damn it looks good! Dark amber when held up to the light, can't see through it at all. An easy three fingers of head, though that probably had a lot to do with my pour.

S - Mmmm, dark wheaty goodness. Lots of banana, yeast, and spice.

T - Sweet malt hits the tongue first, understated banana, german yeast, hints of spice, and a rich black cherry note on the aftertaste.

M/D - Could easily drink this continuously in summer or winter, the mouthfeel is rich, but not overbearing and it is dangerously drinkable for 8.2%!

Definitely an all time BA top 100!

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Photo of HalfFull
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml. bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours the murky brown of the Bunratty River, and with an inch of off white head atop. Offers decent retention and keeps a surface cap until the finish.

Yeast on the nose, and complex for a weizen, with banana and some dark malt. A bit of cinnamon like spice and a lightly wafting alcohol sense. Opens up to enhance the yeast notes even further.

Taste is quite clean given the color and smell. A bit of caramel/red malt on the finish combine with notes of banana that are deep yet not sweet in a simple sense. A nice carbonation carries everything through well. A bit of chocolate cherry/dried fruit wraps it all up. Smooth on the feel given the carbonation and a tingle of sweetness that masks the ABV on the tongue. The beer seems to morph as it settles, offering an array of scents and flavors. Ever changing, yet always positive, this beer shares genes with many a style, including Weizens, Bocks and Belgian Darks.

Had on tap previously and found to be overly malty and nondescript. Notably superior from the bottle.

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

This classic finally appeared in town, so it's time to review it.

Pours a deep dark amber / brown color with a very nice off white head.

Aromas are of apples, kind of cider like, with some creamy malts, some mixed spices, and bread dough.

Taste is surprisingly smooth and mellow, much more so than what I thought this would be like. There are lots of malt flavors, some creamy, slightly sweet malts, light chocolate, a general apple like flavor, and a light spice note. Finish is crisp, fairly dry, and with a light mineral note.

Mouthfeel is good, pretty full, and with nice carbonation.

Drinkability is excellent. This beer goes down really easy for an 8+% ABV beer. Very tasty, but also really smooth. If this is still on sale for $2.49 the next time I go to the store, I'll grab some more. Classic German brew.

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

Re-enjoyed on 08-11-09. On-tap poured into 14oz pint glass (disappointed that the barkeep didn't serve in something more befitting the glorious brew).

A: A muddy, brown color w/ a heavy head that dissipated quickly. More lacing than the bottle-poured.

S: Pleasant, caramel, w/ some roasted malts.

T: Hearty, grainy, fresh bread dough in there. Small amount of sweetness in the caramel. Also a bit of fruitiness. Good earthy taste.

M: A medium to medium/heavy body with sufficient bubbles for the style. Quite smooth. Better mouthfeel than the bottle serving.

D: Very drinkable. This was a fresh batch - much better than the bottle I last had in January.

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Photo of BeerCoffeeWater
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a flocculent dark amber. Half inch bubbly head that stays around. Smells of cloves, hefeweizen yeast, and other spiciness. A nice tight carbonation dances on the tongue and leaves flavor but finishes clean. Tastes like the perfect marriage of a hefeweizen and a dopplebock, subtly sweet and very spicy.

I love dopplebocks, I don't really care for hefeweizens, yet it is all the the hefeweizen characteristics that make this one a winner for me. A fantastic beer, but I find drinkability to bit low. Wouldn't want more than one, it starts to get a little too hefeweizen-y for my tastes towards the end (it is a 500ml bottle). Great beer though, and one I will seek out again.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a medium brown color with a very large light tan foam that fades loudly to a nice collar. Very pretty beer, might be the darkest weizenbock I have seen.

The smell is a heavenly blend of chocolate, banana, cloves and to a lesser extent bubblegum. Perfect smelling beer, I could sniff it all day.

Taste is just as fantastic with more emphasis on chocolate than most of the style. Alcohol is displayed at a noticeable, but not overpowering level and accentuates the damp wheat flavors. Yeasty esters are there aplenty as well, with the banana coming through a bit more than the cloves. Mouthfeel is lively and effervescent, falling somewhere around medium. Vitus comes close, but this is the king of weizenbocks for me. Super delicious beer, cant wait till the next one.

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

500ml bottle poured into matching 500ml schneider glass downed aug 7 2009

A great color! a dark brownish maroon real hazy. open near a sink this one jumps, once i got it in the glass the head just kept going 4cm over the top of the glass, formed a nice peak and stayed there without any going over the side of the glass. i could see each sip i took on the side of the glass from the lace. this was one of the best looking beers ive seen

S also very nice heavy spice, clove, faint banana and yeast

T i dig it, nice spice like it smells, little sweet, clove comes through with the banana and some dark fruits linger. i dont taste the yeast i smell nor the 8.2%alc i see on the bottle

M/D feels good, what can i say other than i would love to try it from a keg on a winters day.

buy this whenever you see it if you want to drink a great one.

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Photo of projectflam86
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark murky brown color with a thick off-white head that slowly settled into a nice ring. Some lacing was left behind.

S- Huge rush of spice and cloves. Notable aromas include banana, dark currants, vanilla bean, and a bit of wheat.

T- Big rush of clove and wheat initially. Definitely some standard wheat flavors as well as banana, fig, tobacco, vanilla, tart fruits, apples, and some mild tannins. Alcohol is pretty well masked but it is still noticeable.

M- Medium body with lots of prickling carbonation.

D- This baby is a clove bomb! Not really my preferred style but certainly a good beer worth trying.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- On-tap at Redlight Redlight in Orlando, FL. Poured into an Aventinus glass. Pours a hazy dark brownish color with a nice light tan head.

S- The aroma features some wheat along with banana and clove. The aroma in the bottle is good, but on-tap it is awesome.

T- The taste starts out sweet and malty with banana and clove flavors. The taste keeps getting better and better as it warms in the glass.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a very good brew that is definitely recommended. I would highly recommend seeking this out on-tap, very tasty!

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Photo of BeerSingh
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a great beer from the schneider stable. Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a beer mug.

A : beautiful color of plum with a massive and steady creamy head

S : Malty and yeasty with heavy notes of cloves and fruits like cherries, plum and figs

T : a little different from smell, well not entirely but has a little tartness, otherwise it does remind you of dryfruits, bananas and cloves

M : medium carbonation, a good match for the fruity notes

D : Always room for more

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Photo of david18
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is an old favorite of mine and one that's been around before bars had a huge selections available. More of a winter drinker but the wheat aspect really make it a three season beer. Typically served in a heffe glass, the full 20 ounces can really put you away. Be careful with this one but enjoy.

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