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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Photo of aaronh
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark caramel color with a thick, off white head. The head retention is tremendous, as it lasts seemingly forever. The aroma is roasted malt, bananas, clove, and a touch of alcohol. The taste is sweet and crisp, all at once. A great roasted taste is combined with a fruity, bready, yeasty component, all well balanced. A touch of bitterness is in the finish, along with the characteristic wheat crispness. The aftertaste brings to mind chocolate covered bananas, with just a hint of cloves. The mouthful is creamy, feeling sinful on the tongue. I think I could drink these all day long! I bought this particular bottle in November to celebrate a pending job (so I thought). I cracked it open tonight to celebrate a different job that was just finalized. Although I was expecting great things from this beer, it still surprised me. A must buy for any wheat beer lover.

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

This poured a brownish red with a small slightly tan head that managed to remain pretty well despite the fact that i did not give it much of a vigorous pour. I'll just have to try it again and pour with more energy. The smell was dominantly fruity and sweet, with a hint of yeast. I picked out apples and raisons, with a bit of caramel. It actually smelled a bit like a caramel apple to me, very pleasant. The taste was equally as pleasant, sweet and malty with a hint of caramel and fruit while also spicy and yeasty. Very complex smooth and tasty. Medium carbonation and body combine for a very good mouth feel, and smooth drinkabilty. I never got a sense of the 8%ABV. Overall a wonderful brew, and my first venture into the world of wheat ales or doppelbocks, but it will definitely not be my last.

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Photo of EmoBeerGuy
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one poured with little head but I didn't give it quite a rigourous pour. The color is an amber brown, very similar to Chimay Red.

The nose is very strong and you can pick up on the hops, fruit notes (apples and raisons) as well has the the great yeast that goes into this brew. I had never had a doppelbock and I don't think this one was the best place to start beings as it was dominated by its yeast. Still, this is a great beer. A ton of complexity here, and also a very smooth brew. I compared it to Rare Vos (Ommegang) to my friends but pointed out that it managaes to be even more drinkable and smooth even with its greater alcohol content. Great beer!

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Photo of BeerAngel
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark murky brown color with a nice 2 finger off white very dense head. The aromas of light wheat and faint fruit delight the senses in a subtle way. The first swallow reveals a hop/carb bite that opens your eyes in sheer surprise. The flavors of wheat, smooth malts, cloves, and light spices start revealing themselves about midway through each swallow. The mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for such an array of flavors but it does not take much away from such a well-balanced complex brew! Very nice! Prosit!

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

This is top shelf stuff that for me defines this style. I love the fruit
cake like top notes that come off a glass of this stuff. The colour
is a dark cloudy rummy shade of brown with a lot of Brussels
lacing on the glass. The mouthfeel is biscuity and complex and as
the beer warms up the great balance shows itself even more. If
Germany had a beer war against Belgium this would be on the
front lines. Ein Prosit.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great offering from Herr Schneider and Son. Good looking cloudy dark peach color with a decent head and great lacing. I really sense cloves in the wheat beers from this brewer and I like what I'm tasting. Somehow what doesn't sound that good to me does taste good. The mouthfeel is a bit astringent and there is too much aftertaste to rate it 5s, but this is good stuff nonetheless.

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Photo of MJR
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a wonderful color that is a combination of orange, red, and brown. It's fairly hazy from the surprise there. The head is out of control to start with, but eventually shrinks down to a thin cap.

Smell: Aroma is a mix of clove, bubblegum, banana, malt, and yeast. Nothing unexpected, just a classic Weizenbock smell...

Taste: The flavor is tart with lots of Hefeweizen attributes: clove, banana...hell, just read the smell description! It's the same. There's plum, fig, and raison in there too, but they're minor players here. Very fruity and spicy. Alcohol shows up on the palate, but in a smooth way. It doesn't come across as harsh. Staying dead-on for style, there's no hop flavor to speak of. Overall, it's a bit heavy on the clove, but very nice...

Mouthfeel: Crisp and tart with a medium mouthfeel. Finishes with a slight alcoholic dryness.

Drinkability: Pretty good for an 8% brew. I couldn't make a night out of just this brew, as the alcohol flavor seems to get stronger as I make my way through the glass.

The classic example of the Weizenbock style...enough said!

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Photo of Scooter77
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, dark brown color with plum colored highlights and a lot of carbonation bubbles. The massive, fluffy off-white head presented itself immediately upon pouring. The froth died down incredibly slow, leaving a beautiful lace on the glass. The nose is very complex, there are so many things going on here. Every time I took a whiff, I smelled something different, bananas, cloves, alcohol, raisins, chocolate, and just a hint of nutmeg. The flavor knocked me off my feet, it matched the aroma perfectly. Initial taste was of sweet fruit, followed by a bit of hop bitterness, then the alcohol, and if that wasn’t enough there was a spicy zing of cloves at the finish. The only mouthfeel complaint that I have is that there was a bit too much carbonation, it think it distracted me a little from tasting all the flavors that that this beer contained. This is one of the best dopplebocks that I’ve had, and it’s very reasonably priced.

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

Poured an opaque with a very dark ruby color. It looks darker when you put it down, though. Beer had tons of little carbonation that built a giant symmetrical building of a head; it became more frothy and billowy as it settled. Lace was decent but a little hasty.

Nose, hmmm, nice... It was dominantly banana, cloves, and an apple-fig scent (smell was more apple than fig, though). You can immediately pick up on the beautiful yeast used alongside the faint yet nicely roasted wheat background. A wonderful nose, reminded me of fall harvest - though I had no problem drinking it in early spring.

Flavors were of a tasty roasted malt; a medium level roast that also seemed a bit spicy. Tasted also of raw cinnamon (the true taste, not the sugar-sweetened kind). This combined greatly with the most dominant flavor which was the cooked apples. The more yeast more poured in the more clovey it became, and combined with the apples, it became like a late fall bounty done well in the kitchen.

Had a moderate to short finish, with a subdued cream in the finish. Very quiet hops and sour were in the aftertaste and lingered with welcome on the appropriate buds. This beer is so unobtrusive yet still so hearty in both taste and aftertaste. There was some tingle on the tongue that helped to call me back, and the mouthfeel was sort of watery-oily. And from these notes, and everything else with it, this beer is so very drinkable. Compared to the other classic dopplebock, Celebrator, more fruity and spicy, and classic in its own right.

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

Sampled on tap at Redbones.

This wheat-doppelbock poured a cloudy brown color with a lot of light tan foam. The smell was very fruity (bananas), which surprised me for a doppelbock, but I suppose the wheat is responsible for these esters. The taste was also dominated by the fruity banana oils, but caramel malt, yeast, and a trace of musty grape flavor came through. The mouthfeel was sweet and fruity, with medium carbonation, and medium body. This bock was very drinkable (I guess I am a sucker for fruity esters).

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

A great brew. Pours a cloudy light-brown, like a doppelbock. Nose is fruity, with some banana, and yeasty. Flavor is fruity and a little spicy with some chocolate undertones. Clove finish. Medium-bodied with a tingly mouthfeel. Somewhat alcoholic. This is a great beer. Definitely warming. A little on the pricey side, but great once in a while.

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Photo of Darkale
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

An interesting beer.

Cloudy, red-brown, with an immediate citrus and spice aroma. The head is massive and immediate, but short-lived with little lacing.

Taste is citrus and a little hoppy, with a burn of spice and an edge of malt sweetness as it warms in your mouth. To me, the spice tastes like cinnamon. Slightly gritty mouthfeel, and yet it is not uncreamy at all. (Is uncreamy a word? Necessity is the mother of invention!)

It is necessary to pour twice from this beer if you are using a standard beer glass, since it comes in a 500 ml bottle. The explosive head contains bits of sediment; you can taste the beer in the head quite a bit better in the last pour.

The kind of beer that makes you say, "Hmmm," after every sip. That's not a bad thing, but I don't think most of us would want to have more than one per night...

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

It's a very dark and murky brown color with a moderate tan head which leaves a nice coating. Aroma consists of raisins, bananas, faint alcohol....flavors in this beer are very much ripe fruit and faint alcohol as it warms. Quite an enjoyable and full-bodied brew. I don't think I could have more than one though.

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Photo of Stubbie1
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into the glass a dark copper color. A think off white head is next; the head turn into a nice lace to the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is malt, maybe raisins and cloves and the yeasty smell of a weissen bier.

Flavor has a bit of fruit notes and complements the aroma. It has a full taste and a bit of alcohol on the finish.

Over all a very good and enjoyable brew.

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

This is an astonishing and quite unique beer. Will, without a doubt, be a permanent addition to my buying patterns.
On first pour, this is a deep, dark, cloudy and chocolatey brown. The head is dense that (slowly) fades to a creamy and sticky lace. Aromas are predominately fruit esthers with a strong burnt sugar and alcohol underpinning. Oddly enough, there is a nice tropical spice aroma that lurks under it all.
Initial taste shows a bright and snappy carbonation with noticable alcohol and a nice, tropical-seeming, spice and caramel flavor. The mouth feel is super creamy but a bit too "sticky" to be truly excellent (IMHO). Finish has excellent wheat and yeast flavors with a final blast of crisp fruit/alchohol.
This is an outrageous beer. To my taste and in my experience the best of its type.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A remarkable looking beer, this one poured into an official Aventinus wheat glass, with a very full head. Not only was the head nice and full, but as the beer sat the head expanded. It didn't bubble down to a thin layer, but it started to expand until it rose above the rim of the glass. I watched the beer for at least two minutes before I even took my first sip, it was just amazing how long the head was lasting, unlike any beer I have ever seen. The dark brown amber body complemented the creamy brown tone of the head so well. The sweetness in the aroma carrie wheat barley along the alcohol. The nose was like a sweet fig brandy with raisins to complement the complex full aroma. The yeast character from the banana esters were also detectable with in the scent of the beer. The lace formed perfectly and full as I sipped on this huge beer. It is so full bodied with a creamy thick and chewy mouthfeel, that this beer is a meal by itself. The same yeast flavors of the banana and clove is here with buttery notes of apples and raisins. A wonderful aftertaste full of malty goodness laced with alcohol on the tongue. I would love to enjoy this beer regularly, but too many of these put down could equal quite a mess with the high alcohol and full body these are meant to be enjoyed one at a time. I wish I could put more of these away, because it is amazing in every way.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruby-brown in color with a minimal head. The aroma is of sweet malt, wheat, and somewhat clovey. The flavor is big and malty, with the hints of clove. It is medium bodied with an alcoholic finish. A smooth and drinkable German brew. I enjoyed this beer, and most definitely will drink this one again.

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Photo of marburg
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was one of my two lunch beers today, and it's a classic that I've enjoyed many times -- this time in a bottle. Deep copper brown color -- like mahogany furniture or something, really. Head dissipates a bit faster than most wheat beers, but the aroma is strong. Raisinets and wheaty lemon zest. Tastes great as well. Someone put their Christmas gift basket of fruits and bittersweet chocolates in this beer. Wheat finish with a stronger malt presence up front. Overall a nice combination of flavors. Great beer. The vintage 1996 and 1999 are, to my recollection, even an improvement upon this.

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Photo of goz
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark brown, with a huge, light-tan, puffy and cloud like head. Head slowly dimishes to a pretty strong lacing. Aroma is strong on the banana, with some clove sneaking in, too. Flavor is also strong on the banana, with some slight hints of chocolate, and ending with some clove and spiceyness. In the mouth, it has some tingly carbonation, and a tiny hint of alcohol as it gets warmer.

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Photo of doho95fu
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Glad I picked this one up. Big tan creamy head on a thick dark copper beer that is anything but clear. The foam sticks for a while and seriously feels like shaving cream. The beer smells fruity and spicy with clove and apple being most distinctive. Tastes are similar with banana and brown sugar or molasses flavors present. The carbonation is fine with great mouthfeel and this is an altogether extremely pleasing brew.

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Photo of Morris729
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brownish copper color with a huge foamy off-white colored head that eventually dissipates into a creamy and sticky lace. Nose is wonderful overripe banana, clove, and nutmeg with a touch of light caramel. Leaves me almost drooling to take a sip. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is quite fruity with notes of sweet malts, spicy clove, molasses, and a mild alcohol bite that becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. A truly wonderful beer. Perhaps the finest Weizenbock I’ve ever sampled.

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

Pours a deep chestnut with a highly carbonated off white head that fades fast to a thin carbonated layer. No lace to speak of. A wonderful fruity aroma, malt, mollasses, breadiness are all there too. Taste of raisins and cloves most prominent. Sweet with very little bitterness. Very malty. Carbonation is just right with a smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable considering the 8% abv.

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

I've always enjoyed a good dunkel-weizen, with the only drawback being a relatively low ABV. I also love a good doppelbock, but it's not a refreshing style of beer. Well, here's a great combination of the two. Refreshing, easy to drink, and plenty powerful! Pours large head (as to be expected), dark and creamy. The alcohol makes itself noticed, and the clovey-spiciness is prominent (along with the taste of banana). Overall, one of the absolute great beers. This is one of my regulars, and I've tried many other attempts at the style -no other comes close.

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Photo of Sixpack595
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper-orange with full tan head, that dissipates rapidly. I'm not a big fan of Wheat beers, and this is just a reminder why. I have tried it several times now, and I find it no better than drinkable. Way too fruity for my tastes, but it does improve as you go. Strong bannana and a bit of clove and raisin. A complex beer, if you enjoy the style you will likely find this a rewarding taste. I try to rate with the style in mind, otherwise this beer would have a very low rating from me. Its not the beer's fault I think the style tastes like ^%#@.

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Photo of proc
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a fine, fine beer! I wasn't expecting to like this beer as much as I did. Complex doesn't begin to describe it. Pours out to a plum darkness in the glass with a light brown head that reminds you of brown sugar. The aroma is that of fruit. The taste. Man, the taste. Where to begin? Initially, there is a presence of nutmeg, cloves and banana, much like a regular wheat beer. But just when you think this is what you get, the beer transforms as it warms and the clove/banana taste leaves and a warm fruit taste of raisins takes over. A wonderful beer that truly hides the 8% ABV very well.

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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 4,589 ratings