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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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Reviews: 2,121 | Ratings: 4,415
Photo of Meyers1023
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with half a glass worth of off white head that seems to never go away. It smells of banana, yeast, clove, and malt. Very good nose. The taste follows the nose with a bit more sweetness. You get caramel, banana, some fruit, and a hint of clove. The feel is medium with good carbonation but something making it very smooth. This is a world class beer!

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Photo of breadwinner
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sad it took me so long to get around to this classic. Weizenbock is such an interesting style, with both dark versions (like this and Mahrs, for example) and lighter ones (like Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, etc.) What's even more interesting is that, at least to my palate, not all of the dark versions taste, well, dark. So it is with Aventinus, which tastes like an amped up hefe/dunkel mix, some inescapable banana notes, to be sure, plus a sort of spiced apple flavor. I don't get much chocolate or roast, as you get with Mahrs. Perhaps the lightest touch of dark fruit. Really, though, this is banana + spiced apple to me. Smooth feel, as you'd expect from a master German brewer. Overall, a fine brew, though the aforementioned Mahrs remains my weizenbock of choice for the darker iterations.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer makes me want to send a reminder to self about enjoying this style more often. Subtle pour still offers appropriate head, minimal to moderate lacing at best. Yeasty banana bread smell which lingers on the palate from start to finish. Exceptional beer!

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Photo of MacMalt
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into wheat beer glass. It pours a hazy amber-brown with ruby hues and a thick, two-finger milk-white head that did not dissipate. Nice aroma of yeast, cloves, banana, citrus, and tobacco. The taste is a little sweeter than the nose and includes some nice caramel and plum. There is also hint of hops but it's not bitter at all. The feel of this beer is delightful: it's nicely carbonated and very drinkable at 8% ABV. Overall, this is a truly great beer! It has a tasty, complex flavor profile but it is so easy to drink. This weizenbock would be equally great paired with a good German meal at a fine restaurant or for drinking at an outdoor cafe on a nice afternoon and watching the world go by. Sehr gut!

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Photo of rjd722
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a beautiful dark brown-amber with a two finger white foam head. Decent lacing with a maintained foamy layer on top throughout.

Aroma: Bananas, cloves, slight tobacco and cocoa, wheat and some dark fruits on the aroma; it's very pleasant.

Taste: Aligns with the aroma profile, has the characteristics you'd expect in a Hefeweizen but with added hints of caramel and malt.

Feel: Silky smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation, very easy drinking considering it's an 8.2%. Finishes with a strong, very slight boozy wheat.

It's the first time I've had this style but it's easy to tell why it's world class.

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Photo of mkh012
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, slightly slick but still crisp, tastes of raisins, fruitcake, clove, caramelized bananas, maybe some plum. Very smooth, easy drinking, still complex. An A+ example of this style. Minimal bitterness/detectable alcohol. Great on tap.

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Photo of Buck89
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft in a snifter. Poured dark brown with a generous light tan head. Nice lacing and tracks left behind. Smell was caramel and bready with plum and chocolate.The taste was dark bread, plum, cocoa and raisin. Medium-bodied with light carbonation. Excellent brew.

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Photo of thepenguin
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a murky dark brown color, yeast sediment in suspension and a nice, close-knit head with excellent retention.

Smell: Very yeasty and spicy, with doughy malt. Banana, holiday spices, bubblegum, dates, apricots. Overall a powerful, enticing aroma.

Taste: Sweet doughy malt takes the stage with a nice spiciness and flavors of dark fruits, clove, nutmeg, brown sugar, wheat and of course, yeast. Has a pleasant semisweet, spicy finish.

Feel: Medium body, a tad slick with average carbonation and a touch of warmth at the end.

Overall: For this beer’s strength and maltiness, it is unbelievably drinkable, both in taste and feel. Complex, tasty with a great aroma and excellent head retention. I can find little fault with this delightful weissbier.

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

This was poured into a weizen glass.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a thick two and a half finger white to off white foamy head. The lacing that came about after the dissipation was nice and streamy thick, making a decent effort to spider web and cling but that ends up sliding a bit.
The smell has a thick rich sweet cake-like malt sliding into some bananas, raisins, and a light amount of cocoa. Clove-like spices ride in for the balance.
The taste was sweet through all of the previously mentioned flavors with a light lingering cake-like aftertaste and finish. Clove hits in subtle notes.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionably sweet feel. Carbonation felt right as even that hit just enough to allow the sweet part to slide over my tongue. Slight dryness settles in for the taming.
Overall, just an overall and all around great beer, especially this time of year.

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Photo of trebbates
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best. Pours into a tall glass with a large fluffy head. It disappeared fairly quickly with little lacing. The nose reminded me of a nice quad with the raisin, plum notes.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall a very nice Weisenbock...these are not normally my favorite styles of beer but this one has a nice deep caramel flavor and is pretty smooth drinking...we're definitely drink more of this

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Photo of Louski
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap in a tall franziskaner glass. Pours a dark ruby red with dense white head. Smell was timid but the flavor makes up. Reminds me of dark cherries, figs, with a smooth and subtle sweetness in the finish. I keep going back to the local bar that has this on tap. For $4 at happy hour, this is a bargain I can't pass up.

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Photo of SaltofOH
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 15-184 (July 3rd). 130515. Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: Holy head Batman! The whole hefeweizen glass was full of a light tan foam on a gentle pour down the side. Initially a crystal clear dark amber/reddish brown, but I can see there is sediment in the bottle, which I will be pouring in a soon as the crazy four fingers of head subsides. As I pour more in, the head extends a full 1, almost 2 fingers above the glass and just stands there, jiggling. Chunks of yeast sediment dropping down into the glass now (I did swirl it when 1/4 full, but obviously not enough). While it was clear I observed tremendous carbonation. Retains a 1.5 finger tan head. Lacing is excellent. A hazy slightly translucent light brown.

Smell: Bananas! Yeast esters like crazy. Red grapes, prunes. Bready malt smells not as pronounced as I would expect, this was at 40 deg. F. As it warms, breadiness increases; something smells almost like cocoa butter/sunscreen.

Taste: Remarkably dry arrival, complex maltiness with unmistakable wheat, yeast ester fruitiness: plums, grapes, and alcohol. Exceptionally refreshing for an 8.2% ABV beer. Not "malty" in the traditional sense, but truly like eating a very unsweetened German sprouted whole wheat bread with no-sugar added grape preserves.

Mouthfeel: Notable, but not excessive carbonation. Remarkably clean-finishing for the complexity of the wheat/malt bill and the high alcohol. Not really much of the banana on the palate as on the nose; the bready character is really there on the taste. Although you can taste the alcohol, you can't feel it on the palate.

Overall: This is a really refreshing fall beer with complex maltiness, clove and fruit aromas, and not a bit of sweetness. Very high carbonation, which is just fine by me. The only detraction is that the alcohol is absolutely detectable on the palate. I love it. But it is not a beer for hanging out on the patio on a Sunday afternoon; it is a bold experience. Could be a great winter wheat. Only other weizenbock I've ever had was Victory's moonglow; this has less pronounced alcohol, lighter body and cleaner finish. Superior in every respect other than price.

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Photo of frozyn
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L -- Pours a dark ruby color -- another reviewer's comment of iced tea is pretty accurate. The head is thick and frothy and leaves little lacing.

S -- Raisins, unripe plum, banana, clove, nutmeg.

T -- Short ooziness, then straight to banana bread. Caramel notes with a slight spiciness thanks to the clove notes. Dark fruits also emerge and add complexity

F -- Crisp, refreshing, slight zing.

O -- This was one of the first beers that blew my mind and showcased what beer could be. It's just as amazing as I remember it from 3 years ago.

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Photo of J30wang
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong raisins. Nice and hearty and bitter, but not my kind of beer. Gives me a little bit of rye and pumperknickel. It's a darker brown, and some sweetness left over. If I did not read the label, I'd guess the alcohol content ain't low either. Solid, but I don't know enough about darker german beers to give anything definitive.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle Brewers Droop, Bristol - Pours cloudy dark brown with a large white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - spice, cloves, yeasty undertones. Taste - sweet, malts to the fore with a crisp finish. Nice slight warm alcohol feel but not overpowering. Lovely.

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Photo of Zonk
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a caramel brown with lofty tan head. Really complex fruity aromas ranging from fig and plum to banana bread. The taste include some of the fruit complexity but then finishes with a delicous malty caramel flavor as well as a hint of spicy clove. The 8% alcohol barely shows. Medium body but thick for a wheat beer. Overall a really amzingly complex and tasty beer.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus is a dunkle weizen bockbier or "dark wheat bock beer" by style. It is one of the most complex and amazing beers that you will ever taste, and beer geeks world wide sing its praises. IThis beer is brewed with up to 60% dark wheat malt, along with a very distinctive ale yeast strain that produces estery aromas and flavors of clove, banana, and apple. Being a bockbier, this beer has strong aromas and flavors of alcohol, and packs quite a punch at over 8% abv. It was a phenomenal beer to match with my breakfast of sausages and pretzels, and one of the most amazing beers to ever pass my lips. Aventinus pours to a beautiful, murky and opaque, deep caramel color, with a big, tall, rocky white head, and a vibrant carbonation. . The nose on this beer is very complex, and packed with character. Aromas of sweet malt, nutty malty, clove, and aromas of ripe banana flood the nose. This is paired with peppery hints of alcohol. The palate is smooth and round on the tongue, with big sweet and caramel malt flavors, some tart wheat malt flavor, and an underpinning of estery fruit. Aventinus finishes with more complex and delicious, malt and fruit flavors, then ends with a slightly warming, malty and clove spicy finish that lingers. A true master piece of the brewer’s art, this beer fresh vom fass was a truly special beer.

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Photo of Mongrel
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The aroma might be the best thing this brew has going for it - an intoxicating whirl of booze and underripe fruit sweetness. Sort of fresh and green and rich and brown at the same time.

On the palate, I'm getting some grape, plum, mild fig, green apple and meringue. A little rum spice. Strangely reminds me of my first homebrew - a slightly oxidized brown ale brewed with brown sugar. Clearly this beer is more sophisticated, but I can't help but noticing the touch of oxidation.

Overall, this is a nice, complex sipper that's surprisingly light on the palate. Flavors continue to unfurl as the beer warms.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml poured into wheat beer glass

Looks like dark iced tea, fizzy, taupe one finger cap, quickly settles

Aroma of banana bread, raisins, figs, caramel

Taste of malt , caramel, dark fruits, banana bread, sweetness,

Medium body, carbonation settles quickly, teel the alcohol,

Great beer, fun flavors

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Photo of kevinlater
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500ml bottle into weizen glass. produced on jan 23 2015 ("15.023" on the back of the bottle). consumed on aug 26 2015

a: a rich, dark copper-ruby colour topped with three fingers of slowly-dissipating bubbly bone-hued head

s: buttered bread, toffee, big notes of banana bread, raisins, coriander, figs, light clove, a bit of alcohol

t: raisins, banana bread, clove, caramel, and chocolate-covered cherries up front. mid-palate gets a bit more spicy. the finish has a mild alcohol presence that i find complements all the sweetness

m: medium-ish with bubbly but mild carbonation

o: an absolute rollercoaster of a beer. loaded with flavour, super complex and sweet. one of my favourites

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Photo of Naked_Batman
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-a wooden amber with a thick head that starts strong but fades as the beer is consumed

S-Intense banana esters right up front lead into some steely minerality and earthy malts

T- Again huge hits of wheaty banana and maybe even bubblegum. The sweetness is very well balanced by the slight yeasty notes and malt backbone. Alcohol is well hidden for a 8.2 % brew. Finishes toasty and warm.

M- slightly syrupy, but still crushable. Pleasant warming sensation from the alcohol.

O- A great beer that definitely competes with it's weihestephaner companion. A complex but balanced beer.

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Photo of ZachT
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Beautiful auburn colour, slight haze with a thick white head when poured into a weizen glass
S: Aroma of ripe bananas, clove, nutmeg, bread crust, hints of molasses and toffee
T: Toffee, banana bread, hints of clove, some dark fruits, alcohol is noticeable, melanoidins/molasses, wheat, semi-sweet
F: Medium-full bodied, rich mouthfeel, highly carbonated, sweet malty finish
O: World class beer, its obvious why this is the gold standard for weizenbock, simply head of its class!

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Photo of headlessparrot
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours into my weizen glass a nice chocolatey brown colour with ruby/orange-ish hues around the edge. Lots of visible carbonation through the cloudy beer, but topped by less head than I was expected (though that makes sense, given the high ABV): only two fingers of dense foam, but a very persistent two fingers.

Smell is banana, clove, chocolate malt (roasted, toasted malt?), brown sugar/caramelized sugars, orange peel. Slightly earthy, musty.

Taste is candy sugar, brown sugar, banana, clove, citrus, lightly chocolately, lightly earthy, yeasty, doughy. Surprisingly dry given all the sweet descriptors, and a surprisingly light--almost refreshing--body as well. Carbonation is moderate-high, but not intrusive.

Given the high strength and the intensity of the smell, this is shockingly mellow and drinkable on the flavour front, while still being a super-interesting brew.

This is a fantastic beer. Full stop.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

from a 500 ml bottle into an Aventinus weizenbock glass

a thing of sheer and total beauty. pours a cola brown with reddish tints on the edges and in the light, a big khaki head that leaves some modest lacing. The nose is excellent -- S- rich malty sweetness, biscuit and freshly baked bread to start. Initially poured it too cold and I didn't get the banana at all, but as it warmed...it becomes almost perfect: banana inside some dark plum and fig and raisins, inside some toffee, and a hint of cloves. The taste follows the nose, with a number of excellent layers that are all brilliant to savor. The feel is outstanding...so creamy, smooth, and substantial but not at all boozy and it doesn't feel too heavy either.


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