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

4,508 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.

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Photo of cvstrickland
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 limited-edition bottling, enjoyed 2008.

Handsome, purple-and-gold labeled 500 ml bottle swaddled in purple-printed white paper and a purple cordon, poured into a weizen glass yields a hazy brown-copper body alive with rivulets of active carbonation supporting a fat three-finger crown of dense pale tan foam with big rocky bubbles on top. There is quite a bit of chunky sediment in suspension, and the head settles very slowly, leaving short-lived webby lacing on the glass.

From the get-go, this beer smells great! Toasty wheat, banana and clove, as one might expect, lead the way, but the nice surprise is a rich winey chocolate element that really stands out.

The taste is very similar to the smell, with rich layers of caramel and chocolate, ripe red apple sweetness and a somewhat nutty finish. A bit of earthy dryness goes to work in the aftertaste, trying to get a handle on the sticky banana-infused malty syrup that clings to the palate.

The nicely carbonated and full-bodied, silky character makes this one very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle of it at Moan and Dove. A great appearance; generally dark with a murky brown tone in the light and a wonderfully thick head. Fantastic aromas of dark fruits wrapped in a roasty and yeasty flavor. The taste was really sweet with the bready and fruit aspects really coming through. Slightly silky in texture but generally light. Overall, this was really great.

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

Appearance: caramel brown, hazy; tan, very foamy head that dies quickly; no lacing

Smell: fruity esters, carbonation, caramel malts, a hint of hops

Taste: strong fruit and malt flavor, particularly banana and fig, some caramel flavor, with mild spice in the background

Mouthfeel: very smooth, medium-thick, carbonated

Drinkability: good

Great beer for the style--not usually a huge fan of the fruitiness of wheat beers, but I like this one.

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Photo of pmcadamis
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - A billowing finger of thick vanilla-hued cream is suspended above a murky chocolaty-brown brew...thick and ominous as a NYC sewer (remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?) This looks like the muck that baby alligators slither through as they grow into subterranean monsters beneath the city. Head retention is disappointing, but expected due to the high ABV. Swirling whips up some thick creamy lace that slides back down into the small pillowy head.

S - Chocolate cake, tootsie rolls, prune juice, ripe plums, dates, and raisins. Damn that's complex! I'm smelling something new every time I stick my nose in the glass. Initially the aromas are dark fruit and sweet chocolate, then a citrus and tropical fruit freshness from the wheat really livens things up! Melon and fruity chewing gum (tropical fruit Bubba Yum) notes are there too.

T - Rich dark fruit and dried tropical fruits. Dates, raisins, and prunes make up the dark side of the beer (the Mr Hyde, if you will) and the dried apricots and tropical mango flavors bring out something sunny and entirely new (the nice friendly Dr. Jekyll). Outstanding balance and depth of flavor, with a hearty alcohol kick at the end. Wow.

M - Full bodied with very silky and understated carbonation. Some sugar is left on the palate, but is quickly bitch-slapped by a wall of booze that leaves the mouth slightly dry and warm. The finish goes on for days, with lingering dark fruit again...transitioning from dark-to light- to dark again at the finish.

D - Ridiculously good beer. One of the best for a high ABV and high malt content lover like me (I think my love of scotch has influenced my taste in beer...I like to feel a little heat after the swallow. I make fun of people who drink light, or (even worse) ultralight beer...I often share with them the estimated calorie content of a boozy malt bomb like this one....roughly 300-400 I guessing? No wonder German monks invented doppelbocks to get them through the Lenten fasting periods! It's liquid food!

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Photo of ibbjamin
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this 500ml bottle in a trade with deepsouth. Poured into a weizen glass.

Pours like a glass of champagne. Very fizzy with lots of head, even when poured gently. This head disappears in no time. The color is beautiful. A nearly opaque deep brown like of a silky smooth Belgian Strong Dark. Several medium sized dark brown floaters. No lacing.

Smell is even reminiscent of fine champagne. Very carbonated, even in the nose. The wheat/weiss qualities are apparent, but pleasant. I usually am not fond of this style, but this one is very appealing. Yeast, raisins, figs, bananas, sweet malts and all earthy at the same time. A class of its own in smell.

Trying so hard to like this one, but the wheat/weiss qualities are too much for me. Granted this is what the style is, but those are the qualities I don't like in a beer. The complexities of the nose are lost in the taste.

Light bodied. Fizzy mouthfeel.

The best I've had of this style.

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Photo of nasty15108
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1pt .9oz Euro-Style bottle into a Weiss glass.

A - Brown and cloudy like a strong iced tea. The pour produced a nice head of white foam and sticky lacing throughout.

S - Bready/Yeasty, much like a good rye or pumpernickle bread. A strong herbal aroma also detected.

T - Much of the same. Bready with strong herbal notes (like most Schneider beers). Finishes with a slightly spicy/bitter hop bite.

MF&D - A great beer experience. If you have not tried this beer, you should. A classic, just be aware of the 8% ABV.

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Photo of morimech
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy and murky brown color with a large head that has excellant retention. Very little lacing is left on the glass during consumption.

Aroma of bananas, cloves, and wheat malt.

Complex flavors of spices and fruit. Just a touch of alcohol is detected on the finish. The benchmark for Weizenbocks and well deserved.

Even with the big flavors the body is still relatively light for a moderately high ABV. Has a nice creamy texture.

A very, very good wheat beer. The only limiting factor is the 8% ABV.

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Photo of seaoflament
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just picked up this bottle a few minutes ago from South Bay Drugs and Liquor.

Poured into my Aventinus glass. Great looking beer, a dark caramel color with a soft inch and a half of foam on top. Very good retention.

Sweet wheat aromas with banana, clove, yeast, caramel, and a bit of pepper or spices. Brown sugar also comes to mind as well as some sugary raisins. Soft chocolate in the background.

Very similar to the aroma, starts of with some multi-grain bread, banana, clove, dried fruit and finishes with a bit of chocolate and wheat...a bit of alcohol detected in the finish too. A touch of black pepper in the end. After a few sips the fruit and banana, along with the bread, make a great combination of flavors.

A little aggressive carbonation on the tongue at first but it smoothes out later on.

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Photo of philipquarles
3.72/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2004 vintage bottle aged at Schneider. Pours clearish mahogany with a surprisingly small off-white head. Recedes quickly without much lacing. Strong, almost overpowering dark-fruity smell. Prunes and molasses. Strong fruit in the taste as well, with some tangy wheat. Very sweet, with a fair amount of banana. Slight alcohol flavor and warmth. Highly carbonated with a medium body. A bit too much.

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

note: This is the 1000th bottle review!

a: This is a murky, muddy looking dark wheat brown color. It pours with a medium sized light tan head.

s: Bananas, cloves, cocoa, wheat, and just a touch of heat.

t: This has been reviewed to a lot, so I don't have much to add. Everything here is in balance, sweet wheaty bananas, a little spice and a dry, floral hops. The best example so far of a style I'm just getting to know.

m: Big, thick, creamy, and chewy. Perfect.

d: I could drink these all day. So good I wish it was an NA beer.

Edit: I love this more and more every time I have it. This is the only perfect beer I've ever had.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- dark brown with golden highlights at the bottom of the weizen glass. strong and steady flow of bubbles going up to the large beige head. not much lacing

S- strong odor of cloves, a faint hint of alcohol, and lots of yeast

T- sweet and hefe like with a toffee-like finish. hints of fruits. apple and almost like pear

M- light and crisp with ample carbonation.

D- very easy to finish the bottle. a great summer beer. something ill be sure to have again. my first wizenbock, i think i need to further explore this style.

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

Had this at Max's during their German Beer Fest. A murky dark amber color, with no head. Agitated but no head appear, ditto with any kind of lacing.

Smell of cloves and some yeasty wheat malt.

A sweet taste, did not taste much wheat which is a good thing for me, because i'm not big on wheat beers, and the alcohol was there too. A medium mouthfeel but the alcohol was noticable.

The best beer I probably drank out of the 5 I had at the fest, so I could drank it for a minute or two.

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Photo of treyrab
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally poured this one into my chalice...

A: Exceptional ruby-brown and clear with a nice two finger fluffy white head that does not last too long. It is a looker that is for sure!

S: The smell is surprisingly very yeasty. Belgian yeast is what is coming through actually...very strange for a German beer. Dark fruits and caramel in the nose also.

T: Wow, very yeasty. Tons of dark fruits...dates, figs, raisins, as well as banana and clove. Very complex!

Overall, a very nice and complex beer. I was surprised at how yeasty this was, but nonetheless it is a great beer for sure.

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

pured murky but not too dark, some transparency at the edges. poors with a moderate head and it stays around.

smells of malt and dark fruits

taste is grainy and dark fruits with raisins being the predominant one...

good beer, high alcohol content sneaks up on you.

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

Cloudy brown, good head.

Smells a bit like a hefeweizen, cloves, spices, yeast, wheat, but also darker flavors of ripe fruit. A nice bouquet here.

Tastes of ripe fruit, spices, pepper, carmel, malt, it's hard for me to nail down the flavor here, but it's a complex yet balanced blend.

Bubbly carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.

A winner here. Evokes both hefeweizen and dark belgian ales. A well-balanced beer with flavor and drinkability. I'll pick this up again if I see it.

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Photo of erosier
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L: Pours an amber/brown color with a medium sized and medium bodied tan colored head.
S: Smells of sweet malts, mainly roasted malts. There was no sourness or rubbery yeasty aroma that a weizenbock tends to bring to me. There was nice amounts of clove an banana at the end of the nose, but nothing off-putting.
T: Very nice mix of the malts and very good yeast flavors as they were somewhat citrisy, banana flavored and clove flavored.
M: Very smooth with the right amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable beer, this is the only weizenbock I've ever enjoyed.

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Photo of spointon
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this one from a 16.9oz brown bottle into a tall .5L hefeweitzen glass.

A= This beer poured a deep murky brownish gold color with a fair amount of cloudiness and a 2" dark tan head. The head eventually dropped to nothingness. Very little lace on the glass.

S= Lots of banana and clove aromas with sweet caramel, honey, and alcohol present too.

T= This beer tastes of the expected banana and clove, but also of bready malts, yeast, rum and sweet schnapps. I found a lot of fruity complexity in the middle and end of this one.

MF= Light-medium carbonation and a relatively syrupy and heavy body.

D= This is a great beer, but not my favorite Weizenbock. I appreciated the deep color and complexity but thought it was a bit too heavy to be a refreshing beer.

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Photo of captnamerca
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sept. 9, 2008. Poured from bottle into glass.

Appearance - Very cloudy reddish-brown. Small head, disappears almost immediately. Lots of activity beneath the surface.

Smell - Strong wheat-beer smell. Fruity aroma. Alcohol detected.

Taste - Smooth. No strong alcohol taste up front, slightly heavy on the finish. Definitely tasting the "Bock". Not a light refreshment like a Hefeweizen. Very enjoyable though.

Mouthfeel - Coats the tongue. Lasting alcohol on the breath. Not unpleasant yet.

Drinkability - Very enjoyable as a sipping beer. Not unlike a stout in that way. I can really feel it though. The 8.2% is immediately evident.

Overall - I like it. I have enjoyed a lot of Schneider beers before. Would drink again. I would really consider aging this a bit to see if that would take the edge off the alcohol.

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Photo of phantomwyse
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a more red than amber reddish amber. Head reminds me of hydrogen peroxide -- its builds fast and furious and then recedes quickly with lots of popping sounds.

S: Clean wheat smell followed by a banana esters and a buttery sugary sweetness.

T: Alcohol crispness at first with a bitter banana not too far behind. Some phenolic characters with a dry hay taste at the end.

M: Thinish. Crisp and clean.

D: Not an everyday beer.

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Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has already become my favorite weizenbock to date. Finally decided to review it.

Oh yeah, at $3.50 per bottle, how could you go wrong. This is a world class beer.

A- Beautiful deep mahogony. Looks like the color of a black cherry soda, but a little darker. Tan head. Lacing? Yeah sure, there is some.

S- Spices. Mainly cloves, cinnamon, and corriander.

T- That classic wheat taste is there for sure. Banana and orange peel flavors are strong. Cloves are abundant. Fruity at times and spicy at others. Alcohol is evident with every sip.

M- This is a really chewy weizenbock. Syrupy but not in a bad way. Went down rather smoothly.

D- A most enjoyable here too. I can taste the history as I drink it. Nothing sessionable at all about this beer but man it is tasty. A real gem.

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

Poured a deep oak brown with slight amber highlights. One finger slightly off white head that dissipated rather quickly.

Smells like a hefe, coriander, banana, clove. A little sweet malt also present.

Initial flavor reminds me of a banana milkshake. Has spices of a wide variety, clove, pepper, and coriander. Slight alcohol presence but nothing overpowering.

Very smooth mouthfeel with light carbonation. A small bite of pepper in the aftertaste.

Quite surprised I have never tried this one, have to say its delicious. Definitely deserving of all the praise. Will be looking forward to the next offering.

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Brown with a touch of red, with a thick foamy head. This is definitely a wheat beer.

S- Dark fruits, cherry, dates, figs, etc. come though in the smell. I'm also smelling some dark leaf tobacco. The smell reminded me of Red Man Honey chew. Very unique.

T- Cherry and clove are very present. That tobacco smell didn't transfer into the taste, I'm kinda glad. This is a very sweet beer. Much sweeter then other Weizenbocks I've had. This has some nice malt character. Not too bad.

M- Thick and oily. Plus the carbination can be a bit much if you move the beer around in your mouth too much. That can lead to a mouth full of foam.

D- Easy to drink, but is on the sweeter side of things.

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Photo of PatronWizard
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A wheat doppelbock, huh? Never had one'a dem before. 500ml to me glass...

Dark but lighter than other doppels I've had. Burgandy brown. Big bubbled head wells up and dies rather quickly.

Great scent. Really fruity. Cloves.

Plums. I taste plums. Delightfully fruity. I've had fruit taste ruin a beer for me before but this is a very pleasant fruit taste. Nicely done.

Thick, almost syrupy, but the carbonation counteracts the thickness in a good way. I like.

Aside from all else - Daddy loves 8.2%, he does.

Overall: all around good stuff, worth a try

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Photo of SIRIUS2
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark brown with the slightest tint of red in the light. A fantastic 3 fingers worth of rocky white head that has some real staying power, but eventually settles down to about half the original depth. Decent lacing.

Aromas are interesting; complex and a little hard to pin down. Deep caramel malts, a little bit of fresh bread, a bit of that bubble gum typical of wheat, and something just a touch spicy. Nothing really stands out on its own though, it is all just a nicely played olfactory symphony. Very nice.

Flavors are just about as complex and even as the aromas, but not quite the same. The malty sweetness comes through nicely but is relatively balanced, just hinting toward that sweetness. The wheat is present but doesn't take over the palate, rather it blends nicely with the other complexities. For a darker brew I expected more of a coffee or mocha flavor but didn't really experience that. The finish begins malty but quickly evaporates, with a slight warmth that lingers.

Textures are wonderful. Slightly creamy, moderate fine carbonation, smooth drinking. If it wasn't for that slight alcohol flavor coming through I would have given it a perfect score.

Fantastic drinkability, just a bit heavy on the warmth. I love the ABV I just don't like the raw taste of alcohol. This isn't bad at all, but there is enough there that it wasn't perfect for my taste. However, it was still very good and I highly recommend it for the style.

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Photo of marcpal
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This style is tremendous and seems a crime that I havent yet tasted this one.

500 ml poured into a thick pint glass.

A: Mahogany oaken brown with a thin root beer head. Consistent bubbling and beautiful.

N: Yeasty and banana flavors. Right on point for the style. Wheat, cloves and dried fruit.

T: Resoundingly sweet, some alcohol burn and caramel/maple syrup. Hints of butterscotch with tons of raisins and dates. Sweeter as it warmed with the figs coming through- expected to have fig seeds in my teeth. As do the malts in general.

M: Thick, creamy and textbook for the word 'chewy'. Such a full body loaded with character.

D: Loved each and every sip of the half liter. After really enjoying this style, I see this one being perfect in all descriptors but still like the Brooklyn version a bit more solely on the basis of my hop favoritism.

This one is a must try for a weizenbock fan. Well made. Those freaking Germans. Danke.

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