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 hoplover82
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy deep light brown color, with a medium to small off white bubblyhead that quickly dissapates to nothing. No lace noticed.

S-Smells like a grape slushy. Slightly clovy, actually gets very clovy as it warms. Lots of grapes dominate.

T-Very dark fruits some alcohol warmth raisins, sweet bread dough. Very sweet caramel. Must have used spicy hops. Very light bitterness.

M-Full to medium bodied because of all the bubbles. Pretty smooth sipper.

D-Just one of two.

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Photo of jamesm7485
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been drinking nothing but dipa's ris's and all that crazy stuff latley so its time for a change!

The beer pours with a light amber base that gets progressively darker as it reaches it's perfect white head.

Smells like a bastard child of la folie and ayinger doppelbock absolutley heaven

The taste has less sour tones than the smell would lead you to beleive however the over powering sweetness that is present in some doppelbocks is much more controlled here.

The mouthfeel has some initial carbonation but is very smooth overall not ten fidy smooth but this isnt exactly ten fidy now is it.

Drinks very well for the abv and the style probably couldnt do more than a few bombers without being on my ass but amazing never the less

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Photo of nrpellegrini
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a thin white head that fades. Smells of sweet wheat. Tastes of a brown ale and dopplebock characteristics. Good clean wheat and a smooth nutty flavor, but sweet. Mouth is great, a nice rich texture goes down perfectly. A close second to Victory Weizen Bock

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Photo of Schwarzwald
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice dark brown color and white head. Head leaves very quickly and provides an easy to drink well carbonated beer. Enough about the feel, color and smell! What a great beer! Get some german cheese, some crackers and have at it. This one will always have a shelf in my fridge. I love it and think that it goes very well with German food. It just tastes like Germany. Enjoy!

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Photo of Stimack
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brew poured into a Weihenstephan weizen glass. Has a nice deep brown color with a fair sized light tan head that had fair retention which left nice lacing. The aroma is very nice, fresh fruit (highlighting Lemon), clearly banana (guess that would be a fruit but it is a different aroma than the fruit that I pick up), whole wheat bread and cloves. The flavors are clear and simply excellent. Rich sweet malt flavor with a slight chocolate and vanilla hint (upfront), clearer clove and banana flavors mixed with an inviting alcohol taste at the tail end. Spiciness sticks around at the back of the mouth for a bit. Nice amount of carbonation plays well with the flavors. This is a very tasty brew but IMO dangerous as it goes down very easily but I am already feeling (empty stomach) it. Very nice brew and for the price you can not beat it.

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Photo of Buebie
3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into an oversized snifter. 3 finger white cola head very quickly receeding to a qaurter inch cap. Very much colat like in head, with much snap crackly pop like noises.
Thin spotty lace.
The color on this beer is quite dark, almost black. A glowing unfiltered pale brown when held to light.

It smeels like a wheat wine, mollases, dark brown candy sugar, cloves, and many other spices.
Its somwhat sweet with a bitter root kick at the knose.

Aromas transfering to flavor, with a root beer like taste. Spice kicks in and cloves and root dominate. Carbonations tickes the pallet all the way through. Somwhat sweet, bordering on semi-sweet root beer beer.

Interesting, not somthing I'll seek out again, but definatly good to try.

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Photo of Stunner97
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- Very dark ruby brown, foamy whit carbonated head that things after pour to be laced, very cloudy and impossible to even see through

Smell- Wheat and fruit in the first nose of the beer, yeast and typical smell associated with your wheat beers,

Taste- One of the most amazingly flavorful beers you will find, taste great first on the tongue and gets better through the finish. The flavors of a great smooth wheat beer

Mouthfeel- soft and delicate yet extremely complex

Drinkability- Very delicious with a 8.2 which is completely masked by its good flavor

I will tell you first off all that I am not even a fan of wheat beer but this is good. Try it you wont be disappointed even if your not a huge fan of wheat beer. Good buy and a good treat.

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Photo of heapofaoatmeal
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

wowie zowie. this is a keeper. sweet estery malty aroma. clove, banana, sweet but not too. refreshing subtle bitterness cuts the sweet making it eminently drinkable. no idea how they hide 8.2% so well. clove is subtle, plays well with the hops to cut the sweetness. this is truely a great beer and proves why six generations of schneider have been making this beer the same way.

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

500ml bottle into a Duvel glass.

Appearance- dark reddish brown, but hold it to the light and the brilliant blood orange color comes through the bottom of the glass. Splendid cream colored head.

Smell- smells for all the world like a Belgian Strong Brown or Abby. Cloves, orange peel, spice and malt are all very noticeable.

Taste- *very* strong, sweet malt flavors, backed firmly with cloves and spices, and a more subtle orange flavor. Swallow is yeasty and malty, and eventually an aftertaste of oranges malt and yeast shows up.

Moutheel- briskly carbonated, this beer is heavily malted, yet fairly light in the mouth. Goes down well, but isn't as smooth on the swallow as on the mouth, and actually makes its weight felt once it hits the belly. None of this is bad, but after less than half a glass, it is giving me a full feeling.

Drinkability- I will definitely consider getting this beer again, it is a very good beer. Though it isn't a great after dinner beer, so don't make my mistake.

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

Pours with a three-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Almost cloudy dark amber color, ton of yeast in bottom of bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Caramel nose. Flavor is sweet yeasty caramel, clean finish. Cellars well, brewed 2004. $6.75 for a 500ml bottle from a Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

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Photo of meday
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of the Weihenstephaner/Aventinus/Salvator Doppelbock tasteoff

White long-lasting head. While the other two heads were long gone, Aventinus was still strong.

I could smell the yeast, and possible some flour, but that could be a reaction to the yeast smell.

Sweet cinnamon flavor, but still tasting the yeast. It almost had the taste of a belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel was alive and crisp. It was certainly the most interesting.

Still very drinkable, but not as much as Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of farrago
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

You could say it has an attractive amber-brown color but it's as murky as murky gets, bubbles highly visible though and pours with a healthy amount of head, looks serious in intent. Sweet spice laden nose emphasizing clove and nutmeg, malty in a dry way with more carob than chocolate, nice orange citrus reduction notes, dried apple and pear fruit scents, cherry too. Medium-bodied with a great deal of agility, never once feels as if it has soaked into your palate until it has. More of that clove and anise spice, good deal of carbonation keeps any given flavor from achieving dominance. The fruit lowered in favor of wheat, half-baked bread although more banana here. Almost banana bread. The maltiness is not outsized, more textural than flavor oriented. Admirable persistence through the finish.

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Photo of jimsimply
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this one (after an unfortunate encounter with a vanilla porter).

A: Poured golden amber, with a nice head and lacing that stuck around for a bit.

S: Everything you'd expect here: wheaty, malty aroma, with some spiciness for good measure.

T: Excellent, complex flavor. Some vanilla with some nice tangy notes beneath. Hints of raisins and cocoa.

MF: Light, and very easy to drink.

D: I was going a bit faster than I should have, given the hour, but the beer lent itself to that. The alcohol is there in the finish, but not overpowering.


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Photo of BARFLYB
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle into a sam adams imperial pint glass. Not sure of the date on this one. 1st time trying this beer.

A- A very dark red to brown color comes out of the bottle with an apparent cloudiness from being unfiltered. A huge head arises towards the top of the glass leaving a almost two finger light tan head exploding with bubbles, a very active brew no doubt. The head eventually dies down but the bubbles don't. good lacing.

S- Very powerful scents of wheat and yeast up front. Along with that some dark malts and a huge whiff of fruits.Not getting much hops from the smell Maybe some chocolate? Some spice and a bit of alcohol rounds this weizenbock out.

T- On the first few sips the wheat is ever present with a whole bunch of those dark malts. then the fruits come on including a lot of clove with some banana and vanilla. The small smell of chocolate led to an even smaller taste of it, not this beers strong quality, but if there was any more presence it would distract from this beers better qualities. The alcohol is there and grows as the temperature rises, quite warming. All of this combines into an a nice sweet weizenbock, or dopplebock, take your pick.

M- This brew has a great mf with a good amount of carbonation. Drinking this when it's just poured out of the bottle i got alot of fizz and it was present on the mouth, quite different from a lot of beers around. As the beer warms it resembles a more creamy character with the fruity characteristics sticking around.

D- Although i would like to see these in bombers i believe the 500ml is the perfect size for this beer, i could drink two. A great price for a great dopple/weizen bock. after finishing i concluded that this was in the top three for this style for sure and one of my favorites from Germany

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

Was in albany at Oliver's, a place I miss dearly and picked up the

2002 Special Edition

A - Dark rich amber color. bit of head, that fades and no lacing...i would expect this from an aged beer

S - Holy yummy. Rich chocolate, dark raisins, sweet malty notes

T/M - Fairly exqusite. Unbelievably smooth. Sweet up front and warming. Great mouthful and presence. Makes you want to savor the sip.

D - delicious and alcohol is not noticable. drink em back if you can handle the sweetness

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 5/4/2006 (500mL bottle): Pours a huge slightly tan head, big bubbles, quickly diminishing, good lacing. Brown/reddish in color, small carbonation bubbles. Strong aroma of dark fruit, plum, some malts, lots of different aromas. Light fruit taste, perfume, smooth aftertaste, slight alcohol. Reminds me a lot of a abt quad. Tasty, but alcoholy.

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Photo of larsee01
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Paper-wrapped glass bottle poured into trusty Hoegaarden pint glass.

A--Seriously carbonated. Foam eruption upon opening bottle. Crackling carbonation not unlike Coca-cola. Same color too, but cloudy. Nonstop effervescence with creamy light tan head.

S--Malty molasses. Sweet with mild nuttiness. Mild but rich. Dried fruits like cherries and raisins.

T--Delicious and complicated. Definitely a wheat beer up front, but complexities follow immediately and resonate. Exceptionally mild. Lightly spiced. Mildly floral and chocolatey. 8+ ABV doesn't translate at all...amazing.

M--Medium-bodied and creamy. Smooth and freaking delicious.

D--Again, ABV shocks me. MAYBE a bit warming by the end of 1st bottle. Very drikable.

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

Poured 500ml bottle into my pseudo not-quite weizen glass.

A: Cloudy amber. Looks like muddy water. Medium carbonation pours into a 1 finger, bubbly, off-white head. Quickly melts away into a couple of pockets of bubbly carbonation on the surface. Carbonation rises throughout. No lacing to speak of.

S: Wheat, yeast, a little clove and maybe ginger.

T: Wheat and yeast is prominent. Pungent flavor of Italian spices, with a hint of sweetness (maybe nutmeg).

M: Light and thin, but concentrated flavor. The yeast really slaps you in the face first, the pungent aftertaste remains. But a smooth consistent wheat grounds the whole thing. Finishes a bit dry.

D: Good drinkability, but this is one to sip.

Good brew. Complex flavor and nose, does have a bit of a strong alcohol taste. Really distinctive feel. This is one to sit down and enjoy. This is a quality quaff.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle

Pours a murky dark ruby brown in color (though it can be as light as a dark amber depending upon the point in the glass) with about two fingers of moussy, long-lasting light tan head. Aroma is quite complex and very intriguing. There is lots of bready malt, spicy clove and vanilla phenols, lots of dark fruit esters, some banana-like esters and a touch of perfume-like (roses) alcohol. Taste is much like the aroma. Lots of bready malt, some melanoidins, and a soft wheat undertone. There may be a good bit of malt character here (both wheat and barley) but the focus is the yeast character. The dark fruit esters (think plums, prunes and maybe raisins) are a bit more restrained in the flavor than the aroma but still present. The phenols range from clove to indistinct spicyness to hints of vanilla. The esters that are a bit more prominent are those classic to weissbiers: banana with just a mere hint of bubblegum. Alcohol is again present but it again lends a pleasant flavor component without being overwhelming. Mouthfeel is pretty good, body is a bit on the light side at only medium and carbonation is moderate. Alcohol is noticeable but its presence adds to the depth of flavor and isn't at all hot or solventy. Drinkability is pretty darn good. This brew is complex but nicely balanced and fairly nuanced.

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

I poured from a 500 ml glass into a weizen glass. It pours an amber to brown color with a massive head. The head retreats rather quickly with no lacing. The first thing I noticed on the nose was a weak hint of cloves. This was quckly replaced by a candy smell, with some alcohol kicked in. The flavor is ripe fruit with alcohol and caramel notes. The beer is medim bodied and highly carbonated. the beer is very drinkable and the best wheat beer I have tried to date.

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

A: A cloudy carmel to tobacco brown with a nice thick ivory/white head that lingers and leaves great lacing.

S: Earthy smell with dark fruit tones and roasted malt scent.

T: Packs a punch with expansive flavor. Hints of toasty malts, prune of fig, with hints of a sweet taste. The alcohol is masked well, but still very present which bringss out the spice.

M: Medium body with a smooth flow.

D: I found this to have a good drinkability but in moderation as the alcohol content packs a punch. Very flavorful and interesting to drink.

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Photo of jazzmac
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it as part of Schneider gift set for Xmas (gotta love little brothers)

A-Pours a hazy, dark brown/ruby color.

S-Spices, malt, raisins.

T-Big malty flavor, with a hint of spiciness, a slight alcohol burn.

M-Nice body, not overwhelming, warming

D-Very drinkable, though not to excess, you'll fall over.

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

WOW this beer is huge. I never thought german beer could be anything like this. I like the massive flavors this one packs.

I poured my Aventinus into a German long neck, bulb top, wheat glass. The sight is amazing. The beer actually glows in the light! Aventinus has about ten different colors and the cloudiness lets me know that this is going to be extremely flavorful.

The aroma is hard to describe. I can smell the typical double bock / weizenbock aromas but they are much more expansive in this beer. My mouth is actually watering as I smell this beer.

The flavors go from deep malt, to strong banana, to bread, and then to chocolate with a twangy wheat finish. This is a really long beer with a great look, aroma, flavor, and name. I will definately seek this one out again.

The mouthfeel is decent and fairly light considering the action packed flavor.

I think this beer is a great beer with amazing attributes and very drinkable. I would drink this any day of the year. Cheers!

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

A - Poured a cloudy dark brown color that produced fluffy white head that retained well and made a nice lace around the glass

S - An herbal spiciness mixed with malts and raisins

T - Raisins and plums, cumin and cinnamon, malts

M - Medium bodied, smooth, and slight carbonation

D - Very good example of a german bock, with a nice kick

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap an opaque chocolate brown with a fine bubbled pale tan head. Very appetizing malty and chocolaty aroma is slightly sweet. Rich, malty, smoky flavor has chocolate undertone and nutty and molasses hints, and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is smooth and tingly, giving a pleasing finish.

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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