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:
#405
Reviews:
2,164
Ratings:
4,563
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
342
Gots:
630
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 4,563 |  Reviews: 2,164
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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Photo of mikeyv35
2.22/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer was tasted on 11/24/08, a 500ml. bottle out of a Duvel tulip glass. The beer was bottled on the 109th day of 2008. Initial appearance was a beauiful reddish-brown amber colour with a mouth watering 2 finger cream head. Unfortunately the smell and taste did not compare to the look. All I could smell was active yeast which overwhelmed any other flavours the beer might have had. The taste was the same yeast, yeast, and more yeast. I would say at least for me the beer is not very drinkable considering it was the first beer that I have poured in a long time. Not a big fan of German beer styles though, more of a Belgian guy, so I hope this brew will improve with more age. Overall, at this point of bottle ageing was very disappointed by this brew which is listed on BA's top 100 list.

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

Aventinus is great beer. It's one of my favorite German beers, although I will readily admit that I've tried way too few good German beers. However, I think that the weizenbock style is criminally under-explored. The only other weizenbock that I've had the pleasure of trying was the longshot from Sam Adams, which was delightful but is probably mostly gone at this point. With so many crappy American Oktoberfests, you would think that a few more breweries might try their hand at this largers and more interesting German style. Right now, it's almost like Aventinus is single-handedly scaring everyone else off the market. Ok, ok, I don't get Victory, High Point, Brooklyn or Clipper City beers in my neck of the woods, but you would think that a brewery West of the original thirteen colonies would make a serious go at a weizenbock. Sometimes, I wonder if California breweries have something against Germany. But I digress and this is delicious beer.

Aventinus pours with a big bubbly head, justifying the champagne glass-shape of the prescribed glassware. The settled beer is a rich amber-brown with excellent lacing. The smell is just superb. It's a spiced fruit cocktail, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg stewed with pears, apples and ripe bananas. It's close to a spiced mead without the syrupy sweetness. I appreciate the taste more than the related eisbock. The eisbock is great, but the taste of wheat wine tends to drown things out. This beer showcases a range of flavors and is, in my opinion, an extremely easy beer to like. It is a great beer to spring on the wine crowd because there is a lot of fruitiness with a superb wheat backdrop and a touch of the wine-ish qualities of the eisbock. It packs complexity and steadiness into an incredible wheat ale. Schneider must have sold his soul for the recipe to this bit of alchemy. It is a unique flavor of beer, at least to my palate, and a marvelous bit of respite from the unrelenting onslaught of pale ales and stouts. This is one of those few beers that I could drink for the rest of my life and be happy. I love Belgians and gigantic American styles, but the Germans really know how to make a beer that you could drink at any reasonable time, and, even at 8.2%, I wish I had an entire three liter stein of it. You give me three liters of Aventinus and I'm willing to be fairly lax on the issue of the propriety of the glassware. Great, great beer. Thank heaven, it's widely available these days.

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

From bottle into Aventinus glass.

Thick, off white head with some retention, lacing. Deep amber/medium brown with lots of bubbles rising from the bottom. Hazy with plenty of suspended yeast.

Sweet and spicy, clovey, and vaguely fruity esters. NOt overly strong at first. AS the foam settles the sweet malty base shines through more clearly. Later in the sample the alcohol is more prominent.

Sweet malt and characteristic Bavarian yeast strain hit first and in balance. Clovey spiciness, mile alcohol, bubble gum and vague fruity flavors and complexity. Not really getting banana specifically. Some dryness in the finish becomes more notable as the sample warms.

Well carbonated, full bodied with slight warming sensation. Creamy texture on the inside of the mouth is pleasing. Some dryness in the finish later in the sample.

Drinkable? Are you kidding? For a big boy of 8.2%, it is extremely drinkable. Not that it isn't filling.

I love this beer. It is one of the world's greats.

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Photo of TommyW
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a dark red/purple. About a half inch head that quickly fades.

S- Amazing. Molases and dark fruits really stand out.

T- Very spicy. Cloves and dark fruit are the most prominent flavors, but there is a hint of banana as well. Only a slight note of alcohol on the finish.

M- Has an almost syrupy consistency that kind of coats the toung.

D- Not a beer that I would drink too many of. One, maybe two.

Overall, this is a very deceiving doppelbock; has the high alcohol content, but covers it up with lots of great flavors. Definitely worth trying.

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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 4,563 ratings