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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Ratings: 4,568 |  Reviews: 2,167
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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Photo of gpogo
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy dark brown with large off-white head. Head dissipated into nothing by the end of the glass.

A- Wonderful spicy aroma. Hints of clove and light hints of dark fruits.

T- Spicy wheaty taste with some clove and dark fruits. Slight taste of alcohol enhancing that spiciness.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Definite alcohol warmth.

D- Very drinkable. A great representation of the style. Keep an eye out for the alcohol as it will take you by surprise.

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

A - Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass. Pours a cloudy garnet with golden highlights around the edges with a big, proud ecru head that slowly fades to a few bubbles clinging to the head.

S - Booming malt, mild spices, banana and citrus notes, bread, dark fruits are all hanging around.

T - Sweet candies, dark fruits i.e. raisins, roasted malt, yeasty, with a very mild, fleeting alcohol tinge in the finish.

M - On the thin side of medium-bodied with a little bit of carbonation tingle.

Notes - Pretty tasty, sometimes I misspell the name of this one.

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

This poured a murky copper to brown in color with a moderate extremely bubbly head that dissipated quickly. The nose is semi-sweet and filled with banana, wheat, malt and chocolate with a touch of raisin and spice. In the mouth it was medium-bodied, rich and concentrated showing the sweetness from the mouth. This had great balance with fresh carbontaion and a lingering finish. There is nothing out of place in this one it is just enjoyable from beginning to end.

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

Well it took about 4 years but I finally got my first 5 across the board! This beer pours a cloudy dark amber.... almost dirty looking with a very creamy white head and tons of lacing. The smell is of bananas. The taste is so smooth I just kept wanting more! There was a huge banana flavor matched with a wonderful malt base with some hints of toasted malts, everything is perfectly balanced in this brew. The mouthfeel was incredibly creamy and the carbonation level was perfect. Wow such an incredibly drinkable brew, I yearn for more, now I know what my next on tap suggestion is for my local establishments.

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

Poured from a 0.5l bottle into an Aventinus glass.

A wonderful hazy caramel brown with a pillowy white head which recedes to a thin layer. The lace is a little sticky on the glass, leaving spots of white foam as the glass is emptied.

A very nice smell, dominated by sweet and tart fruits - red apples. There are notes of caramel with a grainy base.

The red apples are on the flavor as well. Less sweet than the aroma. Actually quite interesting and balanced. An especially whole-wheat bready finish which cleans up the tart flavors and the gentle hop profile.

The palate is a bit thick and heavy on this beer. The carbonation is present, but the beer is chewy.

I found this to be an interesting, fairly easy to drink beer. When I poured it, I didn't really feel like drinking a whole pint, but I wanted to try this beer. After getting into it, my attitude was turned around. The heavy palate, however, made it a bit tougher to get through.

A good change of pace beer. It is a bit difficult to find where this beer will fit in. It's not a session beer, and with 0.5l bottles it's not an apéritif or an interest beer.

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Photo of Pauly2X
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Massive three finger head, effervescent deep amber body.

S- Banana, clove and sweet deep caramel malts.

T- Solid caramel maltiness with tons of spicy yeast character. Although the yeast character dominates it plays very well with the solid malty backbone. A slight alcohol note is noticeable into the finish.

M- Slightly fizzy, like a good weissbier should be.

D- These go down great.

Worthy of is following. A great beer to reach for when you want something different.

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Photo of talkinghatrack
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Classic bready doppelbock smell hits upon pouring. Large head but dissipates quickly - no problem there. Velvet smoothness with a warming, flavorful finish makes for a solid drinkability. No off notes or rubbing alcohol hints.

I look forward to comparing this German classic to some of my favorite holiday doppelbocks. I will definitely pick up some Aventinus again.

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Photo of charlesw
2.72/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

OK, this is getting to be a bit much for me. How is it possible that I find similarities in three beers in a row? The color, here, is different. But the taste... Yeah. Nutty and malty, for sure, but some of that same brown sugar taste (not the sweet part). Fine mouthfeel. I'm just not interested today. I've got to go and grab something good - to make sure that it's not just an off day for me!

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

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color, hugely effervescent, with a fizzy two-fingered light tan head that resists fading. Spotty patterns of Belgian lacing left behind. The smell is an aggressive combination of sweet malty caramel and spices that suggest a full bodied beverage is on its way. Well carbonated and spicy, the medium-full bodied mouth feel is creamy and a way that compliments the flavors nicely. The taste is a mirror of the nose and an element of cloves adds a minty complexity that lingers nicely. The 8% ABV warms gently...a real nice drinker. Recommended.

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

A: Poured a medium-dark cola with dark plum highlights. The head was slight and compact with a slight fizziness and a sandy-biege in color. Retention was short and sweet while a fair broken sheet lacing was left behind.

S: banana, cloves with lots of rasins and plum highlights. A nice spiciness with semi-sweet caramel backed by some fruity esters from the yeast.

T: The initial flavor was sweet caramelized malt and wheat with ripe fruit of plums and raisins. Some fresh chocolate, bananas, and bubblegum esters are detected as well. A slight alcohol warming is felt rounding things out.

M: creamy and smooth, strongly carbonated with some alcohol warming.

D: The abv is very well hidden making this very drinkable, just don't let it catch up to you. A full spectrum of flavor, well rounded and a very nice drink all around. A softer state of carbonation would of sealed the deal here.

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

I've been sitting on this brew for a quick minute, thought it was time to crack her open!
It poured a beautiful dark amberish brown color with a nice foamy off-white head with decent lacing.

Smell was malty overall. Also picked up on some great citrus as well as a little bannana in the mix as well. My nose picked up on a hint of alcohol as well.

YUMMY YUMMY in my TUMMMY! Again sweet malts up front. Such complexity in this brew. Also a great blend of citrusy goodness with some bannana. Alcohol has a great warming effect.

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Photo of DmanGTR
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - poured cloudy brown with a 3/4" white head that disappeared quickly into nothing in my Samuel Smith's English pub glass.

S - tangy citrus, cloves, bananas, yeast, and caramel malts. A slight touch of spicy alcohol adds to its goodness. Perhaps I detect a hint of plums and figs too? Very good!

T - sweet malty tones with very prominent wheat tones. This is followed by juicy esters, a small touch of hops and finishes long and acidic with an alcoholic kick.

M - full bodied, moderately carbonated. Very smooth

D - decently drinkable. High alcohol is detected but I did not find it to hinder the drinkability.

Overall - So this is the original wheat doppelbock? A very good beer made by an excellent brewery. Although I do like the eisbock more, this is definitely a must try beer. I'm excited to see what a few years of cellaring will do to this baby.

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Photo of damienblack
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark reddish-brown, kind of like a black cherry. Billowy, pillowy head that makes sort of a plateau in the middle. Lacing is nice and bubbly, and slides right down the glass. Nose is a little weaker than I anticipated, a nose full of sweet malt and citrus fruit, as well as a hint of clove. I get a banana-ey smell, and maybe cherry or pear.

Tastes as wonderful as it looks, less sweet than I would have thought, but still full of the great citrus tastes I smelled. Slightly sweet malt on the forward pallet, and then on the second sensation, the fruit sweetness kicks in. Banana, cherry, what might be plum, all accompanied by a slick, coating mouthfeel. A little bit sticky, though. No bitterness to speak of at any stage, nor any hint of the alcohol content. There is seriously no alcohol burn at all. This is incredibly drinkable, dangerously drinkable even. This was a very hyped up beer in my head, so it certainly did not exceed expectations, but I'd say it met them, or at least came close to doing so.

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

a - Pours an attractive dark, clear brown. Very little head or lacing to speak of.

s - smells of banana, clove, rasin, fig, grape, and a bit of soy

t - all the crazy yeasty flavors as the smell would indicate. not so much of a soy thing going on in the taste thankfully

m - nice prickly mouthfeel with a sticky finish

d - relatively drinkable but I certainly couldn't pound these. I think you can taste all of the 8% abv.

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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 4,568 ratings