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

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4.33/5
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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:
#398
Reviews:
2,159
Ratings:
4,542
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
340
Gots:
617
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,542 |  Reviews: 2,159
Photo of cpn920
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a treat! Pours a dark amber/orange/red...dark. It started off with a decent finger and a half head that slowly dissipated yet maintained a small head throughout. The smell to me was immediately of cloves and banana. I really nursed this and agree with one of the previous reviewers that the banana taste intensified as the beer warmed. The mouthfeel was smooth especially considering the high abv. For the 8.00% it was highly drinkable and would of loved to have a couple more. Definitely one of my "new" favorites.

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Photo of yesyouam
3.82/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aventinus is a dim, cloudy brown ale with a foamy off-white head. There are plums, raisins, cloves, apples and deep roasty malt in the aroma. It has a smooth medium body with a slick, delicate finish. It's bubbly on the tongue. The flavor fills my whole head! It is deep, syrupy, resiny and wooden. It's a touch sweet, sour and bitter. Is this a wheat beer from Germany or is it a Belgian Dark? It is very complex and well blended. There are notes of prunes, cloves, orange peel, coriander, maybe chocolate... it goes on. What a treat!
(rated Jul 28, 2008)

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

Pours a dark reddish brown with a big tan head. Smells of ripe cherries and malted barley. Taste is sweet, wheaty, with a slightly tangy aftertaste. Very little hop flavor or bitterness, likely due to the sweetness from the malt and wheat. Mouthfeel is smooth, nice carbonation. Quite drinkable, especially for 8% abv. I would buy again.

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Photo of gdfan47
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a darkesh red with a nice white head
S- flowers, wheat, some faint light pear smells
T- really refreshing, wheat, hops , malt, corriannder, light tasting for a beer so dark
M- suprisingly light for an 8 percent ABV beer, really smooth
D- really nice, can barely taste the high abv

overall a great example of what a wiezenbock should be , a great stepping stone beer

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

Phenomenal beer. Pours clear mahogany with a small head. Aroma of spices and cloves with some banana. Taste of malts with spice and some darker fruits a little of the hefe banana. Smooth mouthfeel with a sweet finish. The alcohol is totally masked. Will definitely get this one again.

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

Pours a 1/2 finger head that fades a little quicly but leaves a decent amount of lace. Brown in color.

Smell is of dark wheat malts and some cloves with banana. It's a nice delicate balance.

Taste is of dark wheat malts with a slight hint of chocolate characteristic. Cloves dominate with banana phenol

Mouthfeel is a little bit dry. With dark malts I like a bit more body.

This beer is very drinkable, there is a nice balance between the hint of dark malts and the products of the yeast.

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Photo of Vendetta
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Original Rating Date:
September 6, 2008

Aroma: Caramel, banana, cherry. Some brown sugar, clove. Appearance: Beautiful large creamy head. Off-white. Head lasts forever. Murky purplish beer. Superb wheat taste, moderately sweet, some plum, cherry. Super thick body, soft carbonation. Superb example of a weizen bock.

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Photo of thekanna
3.13/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: a nice dark ruddy hue with a huge head that settles into a thin foam.

Smell: Overall, a resonating sourness reminiscent of yogurt or malted milk. Higher notes of caramel, sweetbreads, toffee, and carob.

Taste: Definitely strong yeasts. Low carbonation and excessively smooth, like most weissbiers. A biscuity, bready taste; like drinking a piece of good pumpernickel bread. Alcohols come out near the middle. Warming effect near the end.

Overall: Easy to go down, but a little bit yeasty for my taste.

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Photo of colts9016
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: Dark mahogany brown with a nice off white head.
Nose: Banana, toffee, wheat, cloves, caramelized malt, dried fruit, molasses, and hints of raisins.
Taste: Banana, toffee caramel and toasted malt, wheat, coffee, fig.
Body: Medium to heavy
Finish: Subtle bitterness that is well rounded, which helps blends the alcohol to a seamless beer.

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Photo of GJ40
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at Tyler's in Apex, NC.

A - Copper with a reddish tinge and good clarity. Very little head.

S - Malty and earthy with some cherries.

T - Very complex flavor. Starts slightly tart with cherries and quickly goes sweet and syrupy with a very earthy, malty tone. This was my first time having it on tap and I found it much different than in the bottle. Not necessarily better but certainly much more complex.

M - Low carbonation with a good, thick consistency. Almost chewy.

D - A bit rich to have more than one but very good.

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

it appears a very deep and appealing hazy mahogany brown with a fizzy soda-like head. smells very malty with a little citrus and yeast. taste is a huge surprise, a clove and chocolate concoction with hints of the gum from your Topp's baseball card packs as a kid. its hard to believe that this is 8% abv, it has almost no alcohol presence, even as it warms. top notch.

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Photo of mbrasi
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appereance is murky brown almost like sewer water. I know that sounds bad but its the best describer for what this beer looks like. Aroma is caramel, wheat and yeast overall it has a sweet aroma. Flavor is wheaty up front with a complex tart to sweetness in the finish. Carbonation is great, noticible in the finish. Smooth beer that finished slightly sweet and clean. Outstanding.

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Photo of bigkahunas4
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16.9 oz into my SA lager glass.

This is one of the darker weizenbock's I've experienced, with a mahogany body. A nice head developed on this one, tan, about 3 fingers - with pretty solid retention. Nose on this was very much noticeable, but never potent. Hints of clove, caramel malts, and spiced rum.

The flavor notes on this again were quite apparent, but not overwhelming. Brew was very creamy, lending itself to a great feel both during and after consumption. Bready malts bring in some brown sugar, slight rum soaked fruits, and some spice. Finish has some extremely slight bitterness, but nicely keep it in check.

Lovely brew, that really hits the nail on the head in many fronts. The there but not overwhelming characteristics are really a pleasure to drink. My one critique would be that they put maybe a little more emphasis on the flavor - whelm me just a bit more - and it's be hands down one of my favorites.

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Photo of steveh
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hmm, haven't ever reviewed one of my favorites:

A -- Deep brown, mahogany brown with amber undertones in the cloudy pour. Thick tan head that settles slowly.

S -- Earthy, cloves, dark fruit characters -- some alcohol back. Very appetizing.

T -- Bready malts that fold into dark fruit character and finish in clove spiciness -- wow, big character.

M -- Light-medium body with a spritzy mouth-feel.

D -- Dangerously good at 8.0%.

The mother of all Weizenbocks -- or Doppelweizenbocks, that is.

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Photo of BigJim5021
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had to pick up a bottle of this tasty stuff after a buddy gave me a sample the other night.

Pours a hazy cola brown with a huge off-white head. Tons and tons of tiny bubbles keep the head going for quite some time. Lacing is spotty.

Smells like a beautiful Bavarian dream. Spicy, fruity wonder in a glass.

The flavor is top-notch, too. It's not a huge departure from basic hefes if you ask me, there's just a hint of roasted malt on top of the usual spicyness and fruity notes. A little boozy, though. But that's a good thing.

Mouthfeel is a touch beyond medium-bodied with excellent carbonation. Dry as hell, too.

The drinkability is out of sight for a beer of this strength. If only we could get sixers of this stuff.

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

A body that at its darkest center is brown. As more light passes through (farther from the thickest middle) it becomes more reddish. The very bottom is a dark, rusty orange. Many strands of carbonation bubbles attach to the glass at the bottom. A few yeast particles float around. Big, fluffy, off-white head that has solid staying power. Spotty lacing.

Smells mostly like a heffeweizen. Notes of bannana and a little spicy clove. Just a hint of chocolately malt in the background.

The first thing I notice in the flavor is the last thing I picked up in the smell, which is not normally the case. A sweet chocolately flavor followed immediately by notes of bannana. Following the bannana comes some more rich, mellow chocolate notes. Some sweetness and clove flavors come through at this point, alog with some bubble gum. Aftertaste is a litle bit boozy. A very nice Weizenbock.

Creamy mouthfeel. Almost feels like something you want to chew on.

Very drinkable beer. Refreshing and complex.

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Photo of dogden3
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been hovering around this beer for a while now, everyone I talk to raves about it. I'm new to the weizenbock style of dopples and curiosity got the better of me. I'm a big fan of Bavarian Hefes, so I suspected I'd like this one okay. Well, dang. This is an outstanding brew. The clove flavors of a typical Bavarian hefe with the roasty chocolaty coffee flavors of dark malts. Wonderful beer and my new favorite winter warmer.

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Photo of EatsTacos
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy medium brown with amber hues. A small one finger head that turns into a ring around the glass. Has this in a pilsner glass.

Aroma is quite floral, raisins, maybe some red licorice. Yeast and some (very) faint alcohol notes.

Flavour is initially sweet and malty and overall this is a pretty sweet beer. Hops are more spicy than bitter in the taste. Some citrus flavours and grains, again raisins, dried prunes and other dried fruit. Apricot. This beer is fruity and spicey. There is a sourness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is quite creamy, medium to full bodied and relatively thick. The carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is high.

In short this is a fantastic beer - fruity and spicey wheat ale.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 4/6/08. Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of light fruits and some BBQ sauce, if you search for it. Taste of bubblegum, spices (clove), and some vegetable. A very good weizenbock, although I'm not sure I'm a fan of the style as a whole. 7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

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Photo of almychristopher
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer pours a hazy light brown color with a tall off white head that recedes very slowly. the aroma makes me want to grow their yeast, it's got all of the nice banana and clove in there that you could want, balanced nicely by the wheat malt. the taste is very nice, if a little sweet, with a lot of the roasted malt flavors coming through. the medium body doesn't hold up to the high level of carbonation, but still a pretty drinkable beer.

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Photo of corby112
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on-tap at the Devil's Den in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a very dark brown. Aroma of banana and dark chocolate. One of the best dopplebocks I have ever tasted. There is a rich chocolate maltiness that is balanced out with a hints of banana and citurs fruits. Yummy!

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Photo of cswhitehorse
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Aventinus poured a dark brown color with a strong 2-3 finger foam head and not much in the way of lacing. The retention was moderate.

The aroma was wheaty with some fruit esters. The taste had a bite up front that left a tingling at the back of the throat. It was wheat filled all the way through. It had a sweetness that turned to a slightly bitter taste. I got some bananas on the back end of the drink. It was well carbonated and was an enjoyable and tasty beverage.

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

Prune colour, almost opaque in the glass with inspired carbonation, a two finger off white / tan head reduced but stuck around with decent lacing. Smell was banana, spice, cloves, chocolate cake. Big alcohol matched by big taste and mouthfeel, substantial body, a bit of citrus wanting to come through, overall refreshing impression. The alcohol was quite well integrated to begin with but; with warming, it took on a sherry-like warmth and texture. Nice malty impressions, some bitter chocolate, all in all well balanced for a big beer. This beer is probably not for novices, I recall having it for the first time a bit over a year ago and I was a little swept away by it. This time, I appreciated the unravelling of different layers of spice, chocolate, malt and wheat that made it well worth drinking slowly, which I suppose is warranted with the large alcohol presence. I could do with another of these, highly recommended provided you don't rush it along too much.

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Photo of gford217
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy brownish amber with a fluffy white head that dissipates to a ring but with tons of carbonation drifting up from the bottom.

Aroma is very complex and sweet. There is the sweet banana sweetness of the wheat in addition to caramel malts and dark fruits and even some spices.

The taste is an even bigger version of the aroma with the caramel malts really melding well with the sweetness of the wheat - cloves and bananas especially. The alcohol burn comes through slightly in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and sticky sweet.

This is the best weizenbock I've ever had and one of the best German beers I've tasted. Highly recommended!

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

Pour: dense, murky body that almost looks like quicksand. Beautiful half-inch head. Never seen a beer like this before.

Smell: lots of wheat upfront. Flowers, clove, yeast, and dried fruit are also prominent. The aromas remind me of Schneider Weisse.

Taste: tangy spice, banana, and sweet malts followed by a light hop bitterness. The spicy wheat, yeast, and fruit flavours intensify with each sip.

Mouthfeel: body is crisp, smooth, and sugary. Finish is dry and bittersweet. The chocolate/dark malts produce an exceptionally clean, sweet, and complete aftertaste.

Drinkability: a very well-crafted beer, more enjoyable than the Original Weisse. This weizenbock is a good hybrid for those who enjoy wheat beers but aren't over the moon about bocks. A highly drinkable treat.

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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 4,542 ratings
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