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

4,496 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 jwhawkins81
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma - Sweet and earthy

Appearance - Cloudy light brown/red with a decent off-white head that sticks around

Taste - Sweet with a mild fruity dry mild and then sweet returns. Spiciness that is awesome.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated with a light to medium body

Drinkability - I could drink this all day long. This is a beer that really opened my eyes to what a beer could be.

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

Bottle into Weizen glass.

Pours straight up hazy brown, big foamy off-white head that .

Nose is brown sugar, hints of banana, and cloves. Lots and lots of cloves. Lightly toasty, just a bit of dark fruit, some spicy alcohol in there as well.

Taste is sweet - caramelized brown sugar, some banana and clove, some lightly tart cherry and fig presence without over-asserting, crisp and fairly light from the wheat, which pokes its head out towards the finish just a bit. Some spicy alcohol, and a noticeable earthy bitterness towards the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light, effervescent, with a bit of warmth from the alcohol.

Drinkability is good. Lighter in body because of the wheat, but with just a bit of warming alcohol.

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

Just realized that this will be the first Weizenbock I think I've ever had. Picked this bottle up at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA for $3.49.

Pours a medium-dark copper with a two-finger thick off-white head. Big chunky foam dissipates after a minute or two, leaving a resilient halo around the rim. Nearly opaque at first glance, Aventinus is revealed to be much clearer when held to the light.

Nose is dominated by dark fruits and banana, with a solid caramel and spice presence. A distinct yeasty breadiness starts the first taste off, with banana, vanilla, and roast malt rounding things out. Finish is spicy at first, leaving the mouth both bitter and banana-filled.

Mouthfeel is somewhat light and smooth, but the depth of flavor and weight on my tongue has me calling this a medium-bodied beer. The 8.0% abv is well-masked, and carbonation is medium to high. Despite not being very noticeable on the nose or tongue, the higher abv is evident in its warming effect after each swallow.

While I definitely enjoyed my first Aventinus, I have to admit that I was expecting something a bit different after reading all the rave reviews. It's an excellent beer (one that I will almost certainly seek out and review again) but not one of my favorites at the moment.

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Photo of Rayek
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Imposing orange tinged spiced cider with active carbonation, and a swirling tornado of yeast. The eggshell head; unfortunately, doesn't stick around long and only leaves patches of lace.

S: An excellent mix of bananas, cloves, walnuts, and baking chocolate, plus a whiff of alcohol.

T: The aromas from the nose transition seamlessly into the flavor. A nutty banana-bread flavor starts things out. A heavy clove bitterness is held up by a mild alcohol burn. Goes down somewhat warm, with a lingering clove aftertaste. Finishes tart and dry with a strong lemon snap.

M: Medium body is grainy. It doesn't have quite the level carbonation I was expecting.

D: It's snowing outside, and I'm home from work watching flakes swirl through the air and rain down upon the ground. My beer and I are safe and warm inside the house. I'm thoroughly enjoying its company.

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

Pours a reddish brown color with a creamy foam. Minimal lacing.

Lots going on in the aroma. I picked up a grape wine smell, raisins, and other fruits.

Taste is complex as well. Wheaty with fruity undetones. Slightly sours at the finish. Chewy in the mouth.

A drinkable brew, though not as much as the hefes by this same brewery. Worthy of purchase.

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Photo of alcstradamus
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A--Murky brown with a full 2 fingers of head that camps out for a while

S--Banana peels and spices. I'm getting very very subtle hints of oranges and apples and a mixed bag of dark fruits.

T--Strong spicy character, with the clove elements dominating the finish. Some dark fruits and citrus present as well.

M--The carbonation becomes very apparent once it hits the tongue, its almost as if this beer is exploding in your mouth. Feels very nice in that respect.

D--Definitely a top not weizenbock, although personally I would reach for the eisbock version of this 9 times out of 10.

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Photo of yermomma
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

Poured a medium brown with a big off-white head that didn't stick around too long. The carbonation level looked fairly high at first glance when pouring the yeast. I enjoyed watching everything bounce around in the glass. Made me thirsty!

The traditional banana and yeast scents were very present.. an overall sweet smell. very pleasant.

This is a very good tasting beer. I got the sweet, over-ripe banana flavors mixed with just a hint of bitterness in the dry finish.

The feel of this beer is very nice. It's medium/heavy bodied but the moderately high carbonation level helps make this a very drinkable beer.

Overall - pretty damned scrumptious

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Photo of aforbes10
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the Davis Co-Op. Revisiting this beer after a long hiatus. Pours a gold to brown with a strong, tall light brown head. purple hues. Smells of banana, cherries, wheat, malt and yeast. Flavor is nice and banana-y, with a wheaty tang and a little hop bitterness mixing with a dry barley-malt. A bit over-dry and metallic on the finish, but this doesn't hurt the beer much. Medium to full bodied. Drinks excellently, a top quality dopplebock.

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Photo of hollis092
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - beautiful dopple poured into pilsner glass. This beer is a perfect hazy amber color that has a beautiful head with amazing retention. Lots of lacing with this one, really a beautiful sight.

Aroma - nice hints of cloves and multiple berry essences hit you right out of the bottle.

Taste - smooth and very refreshing, honey and berry evident here as well. Sweeter than most dopples and the malt is much more rich than any other.

Feel - smooth on the tongue with a very nice hearty finish

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Photo of gabe23
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Opaque medium brown color with a creamy, off-white head. Head retention and lacing are minimal.

S - Sweet, almost cola-like aroma. Some estery banana and spicy clove notes are present, as well as a very slight grassiness.

T - What a complex and balanced flavor! There's a nice malty backbone, with strong caramel, spice and dark fruit flavors. The more recognizable hefe flavors are present, but they're very muted and and mix into the background. A touch of alcohol warmth is present at the finish, but it's hidden very well considering the 8% ABV.

M - Medium body with more carbonation than I expected. It's actually quite lively on the tongue, which is a nice contrast to the deep flavor.

D - I'm not a huge fan of hefeweizens, and I had my doubts about how much I would like this beer. But I found it to be a hugely complex and flavorful brew, but not overpowering in any one way. I'm very impressed & I'll definitely be picking up more in the future.

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Photo of Jimbo87
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a weizen glass.

Gorgeous hazy brown with a big pale head. Streams of rising bubbles from bottom of the glass.

Smell: as I poured, I already smelled it. At first it was like banana cream pie. But once I got my nose up close I smelled clove, banana, wheat, and some other spice I can't identify. Smells sweet. Bread, and a bit of alcohol.

Taste is like nose. Slightly sweeter than a hefe and you can taste more malt than in a hefe. But much more banana and clove than malt in the taste, as opposed to a doppelbock. No hop flavors. Slight apple-like taste.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability is good. Very good beer.

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

poured this one out of a 500 ml bottle dated 28/08/09 from the refigerator then let it warm a bit.

A,a dark purple brown hue going on with a white froth that quicky goes away, some foam stays around the walls of the glass .no lace

S,it comes off as malty with fruit esters apple grapes,plums and some natural sweetness .yeast, hops.

T,this beer has got some nice malt, yeast and the fruit flavor is great .it`s creamy not to sweet .

M, nice body .the malt,yeast and hops have a nice balance. rich and smooth a bit of a bitter alcohol finish .

D, i enjoy this beer, i do find this very drinkable , have some toast with jam relax and watch a movie .

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

Pours a dark amber color with a huge and very fluffy looking head which fades slowly but leaves surprisingly little lacing.

Smell is malty and I'm picking up a lot of fruitiness and candied aromas, lots of banana.

Taste is very creamy and smooth, very soft in the mouth as well, the creaminess sort of gets in the way of the taste ironically enough, eventually the good malt backbone comes through with a large amount of dark fruits and the aforementioned banana.

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

Nice dark red/purple color with a fair amount of fizzy tan head. Smell is some wacky combination of licorice, orange, lemon, pepto bismol, cinnamon, and pepper. More licorice and pepper in the taste, but cloves is definitely the spice that starts to come out strongest as the beer wears on. Very drinkable and interesting. I'm fairly new to this style but I enjoy this one.

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

Poured in a big wine glass at 57 F/ 14 C.

Deep red-brown color, with a good finger of cream colored head that mostly goes away, and finely textured lace.

Aroma of brown bread, clove, banana, apple butter, some hot green chile, and mild solvent. Deep, complex, and very nice.

Tastes malty up front, like toasted sweet brown bread with a bit of molasses, then big waves of warm spice and ripe banana hit, with ripe apple and solvent following close behind. Some tealike astringency comes in after several seconds, balancing the fruity solventy sweetness. Long finish, spicy, fruity and astringent, becoming almost dry.

Nice little bubbles. Fizzy at first, but after some swirling the texture is silky smooth. Good drinkability despite the solventy esters.

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Photo of thirdeye11
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from 16.9oz bottle into wheat beer glass. This beer has almost no head even when poured straight down. No real lacing to speak of either.

A: A really nice hazelnut brown color, this beer has mild sediment and looks great!

S: Smell is of banana in front of the nose, some malt sugars are present but not too sweet, and I can also smell the alcohol somewhat.

T: The best dopplebock I have had by far. Very smooth, nary a hint of alcohol, tastes of banana and only a mild acidic on the finish.

M: Carbonation and mouthfeel are almost perfect. If it was only slightly thicker I think it would be.

D: Rated not perfect only because the style is not one I would drink 3 or more of, but for a dopplebock i have never had one that was easier to drink. 2-3 of these would be no problem!

Overall I am really enjoying this beer. Delicious!

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Photo of soupermirl
3.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice color of amber... good... slightly cloudy, with a decent ring left, not a lot of head. Smells like it should. Taste pretty freaking good. Malty, sweet, hints of something I can't put my finger on... Fairly easy to drink. I'd drink a couple.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark cherry color. Translucent and nearly opaque. OK head

S- Lots of chocolate banana aroma that I expect from a weizenbock.

T- Sweet and very lightly bitter on the tongue. Has a definite aftertaste of clove and banana. No alcohol gets in the way of the flavor

M- I like my weizenbocks chewy and thick but Aventinus is neither

D- Very easy to drink with a nice bite of carbonation

Pair with: dessert. cinnamon.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy brown with some orange peeking thru. Tremendous frothy head that lasted in some respect all the way down the glass. No lacing, but the head clung to the edges of the glass. Outstanding.

I popped the cap and began pouring into a glass on the counter -- and I could immediately smell the beer. Sweet toasted wheat, yeast, and sour cherry notes.

Layer upon layer of flavor here. The alcohol is there, but always in the background. Sweet grain, tart cherry, tons of juicy pear, a little yeasty bread, and a slight bitterness as your palate clears.

Enough carbonation in this one to keep the palate clean. So much going on, but incredibly drinkable. Finished the 1 pint+ bottle wishing I bought another. Fantastic beer.

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

Appearance - Pours a murky deep brown with a large, fluffy head. No lacing.
Smell - Banana, clove and caramel malts stand out. Very interesting.
Taste - A memorable, layered brew. Caramel malts with banana and chocolate notes.
Mouthfeel - Creamy palate with cleansing carbonation and a crisp finish.
Drinkability - Exceedingly drinkable. Great rich, chocolately flavor with the refreshing nature of a wheat beer make this amazingly drinkable.

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

picked up one of the pint bottles for $4.99 - poured into a tulip glass - good bready /citrus aroma with a fair amount of carbonation and leaves some nice lacing - incredibly complex and extremely well balanced - i had to take my time with this one as it was going down too easy -it wants to be savored - even better as it warmed - i wish i had another one - next time - real good stuff.

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Photo of br3wmeister
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Huge fluffy off white head with some larger bubbles within that break making a rugged texture as the head drops. Great head retention but minimal lacing.

S- Lots of nice spicy and sweet aromas in the nose. Caramel and honey blend together to make nice sweet aromas along side some dark fruits and herbal spice. Some earthy aromas come through as well, hints of hay and grass, with a nice floral hop presence.

T- Lots of dark juicy fruit hits the tongue, raisins apricot and plums. So sweet roasted almonds and nice caramel flavors blend nicely with the fruit flavors. The yeast adds a nice spicy herbal taste that brings out great character. Lets not forget the hops, they bring some nice bite to the palate and balance the flavors out with a nice citrus and pine bitter.

M- Very soft and silky medium bodied beer, great balance and good carbonation, I am not sure I could ask for more out of the mouth feel.

Overall this is a great beer, I love this style, it is very soft but yet very complex. Great malt and hop character and the wheat does wonders. All the ingredients play well together in this brew.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this beer was a cloudy, amber color. The two fingers of beige head displayed great retention and very good lacing. The aroma was rather sour, busy and slightly sweet; wheat, alcohol, toffee, spices and some fruity esters. The flavors were just plain outstanding and shocking in how balanced they were compared to the sour aroma. I tasted rich malts, wheat, alcohol heat, nuts, caramel, toffee, dark fruits in the esters, hints of chocolate malt and spices. Outstanding complexity and drinkability for 8%. The mouthfeel was smooth, the body medium and the carbonation perfect. This was definitely the best Weizenbock I had ever tasted and speaking purely in terms of flavor, one of the best beers I've ever had. A must try!

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Photo of Jeffo
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

Form a bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a large 3+ finger medium-thin off-white head. Heady fades too quickly for the style, popping and fizzing its way down to a thin cap. Colour is deep auburn or sepia brown and is opaque. Medium-low carbonation with tiny bubbles evident. Head disappears totally and no lacing evident.

SMELL: Wheat malt with cloves, bananas and lemon undertones as well. Sweet caramel malt and some hints of dark fruits like dates and grapes in the distance. A nice strong scent with a underlying "coolness" to it.

TASTE: Wheat malt, but not bready like their normal hefeweizen, with cloves, bananas and lemon in the background, much like the nose advertises. Dark fruits, dates and grapes, show up again in the taste. A bit of spicy alcohol is there too, but it is well hidden. A mild aftertaste of wheat malt and dark fruits, with a little dose of alcohol spice at the end. Very complex and pleasant for sure.

PALATE: Medium-thick body with medium to low end carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, does down smooth with a bit of a bite at the end form the alcohol. Finishes with just the right amount of stickiness. Nice.

OVERALL: Very drinkable and very enjoyable for sure. This is definitely loads better and more interesting than their original hefeweizen. Only the look kept it from being a massive smash. I'd definitely pick up more of these, and I will probably age a few to see how they turn out. World class brew.

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Photo of gotweid
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a 1 pint bottle into a weizen glass. The bottle was cold when purchased and I let it set a good 35 minutes before opening. Aventinus poured a lovely deep mahogany into the glass. The 2 inch foamy head was thick, rich and slightly off white. It settled after a while to the thickness of a couple of quarters. Oh my, the beautiful aroma hit seconds after the cap came off and before I even tipped the bottle. The chocolate vanilla, banana, clove and rich malts danced in my head. The taste does not disappoint. One can easily pick up the malts, creamy chocolate and wheat. She is properly carbonated for the style and the ingredients God supplied. The sweetness of the beer dances in your mouth and goes down ever so smoothly. A wonderful beer for a cold night, or anytime. Extremely drinkable. Perfect in every way.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,496 ratings.
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