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

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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:
#420
Reviews:
2,169
Ratings:
4,575
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
346
Gots:
637
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,575 |  Reviews: 2,169
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 complex...in 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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Photo of JBogan
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rather nondescript looking murky dark brown with no head or lacing to be found. Not much to look at really. After the initial pour it just looks like a flat Coca Cola.

Smells of dark fruits and a small hint of banana along with a yeastiness.

Tasted ... well let's just say I can't recall a beer ever changing character so much as it warmed. It went from prunes and figs to raisins, banana, cloves, grapes, plums, even some cinnamon...you name it. As it warmed it just sort of presented itself into a number of different flavors. Truly a schitzophrenic brew. But in a good way.

Mouthfeel was very nice. Creamier and smoother as it warmed, but with a perfect amount of stinging carbonation.

A very enjoyable, and to me, different beer. I can't really see drinking these as a session beer, it's more of a sipper and two bottles would be plenty. If you're looking for something different, give this a try. Just make sure to give it a chance to warm a bit as you go.

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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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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,575 ratings