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: German 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:
#731
Reviews:
2,180
Ratings:
4,608
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
353
Gots:
663
Trade:
5
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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 1 pint .9 fl oz bottle into glass. For dating, label is stamped '17.177 310517'.
Amber brown colored body, slightly cloudy. Light tan head, two fingers settles slowly to thick creamy cap. Lacing slides back into beer.
Aroma of sugared caramel, dates, figs, banana, and cloves. Some wafting of alcohol.
Taste is sweet caramel malt, slight wheat twang, banana, cloves. Sweet caramelized sugar and dark fruits. Biscuit and a little dark chocolate.
Medium, creamy mouth feel. Medium tongue numbing.
Kind of like candied dates soaked in banana and spiced liqueur, but as a liquid.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of foundersasap
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This tasted more like a Belgian dark ale to me. It had dark fruit flavors.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown coloration with a medium, foamy head. Smell is quite boozy, dominated by caramel malt and estery banana, with just a hint of dark fruits, clove and yeast. Taste is malt-forward, with strong estery fruit notes, spice and just a hint of wheaty yeast. Caramel, bready malt, with notes of banana and red/dark fruits: redcurrant, fig, plum, and cloves/pepper. Quite a bit of boozyness present as well. Finishes with a light bitterness and stronger, sweet, fruity notes in the aftertaste. Full mouthfeel with a rich body and low/medium carbonation. This is probably the most boozy Doppelbock I've ever had, which kinda ruins it for me despite a good complexity and rich body/mouthfeel.

I just had a chance to sample a 4 1/2-year old "Vintage Edition" bottle of this beer and I have to say that drinking it next to a fresh bottle was a fascinating experience. First off, the pour is clearer, with a much smaller head and very poor retention. Lots of floaters during final pour as well. Smell is a lot richer and maltier. Somewhat sweeter with a much more pronounced dark fruit note that almost lends this a sherry-like quality. Still a little spice coming through, but the estery yeast notes have almost completely disappeared. A little chocolate coming through as well. Taste is a lot deeper and more complex, following a similar pattern to the nose. Maltier, slightly sweeter, with much richer dark fruit notes and added notes of toffee and chocolate, while the estery yeast/banana and wheat notes are very muted, but not quite as much as in the nose. Still a good deal of spiciness coming through as well. Also feels somewhat more boozy. This definitely becomes a lot more of a sipper with age, gaining an impressive amount of richness and complexity, but really losing a lot of drinkability as well.

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Photo of scottvanbelois
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lebriarjr
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iski100
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyProfane
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OompaMentor
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An outstanding Weizenbock, everything Schneider brews is great.

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Photo of gymbob721
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber brown color with a big foamy head. Good head retention that leaves a creamy film as it recedes and lots of lacing.
Complex and diverse array of aromas include dark fruit; prune, plum and raisin. There is also banana, as well as light clove and bubblegum.
This brew is a real treat in the mouthfeel and flavor! Soft and smooth, a product of the wheat. Medium bodied and gently carbonated. Sweet flavors from the banana, caramelized malt and marmalade jam like malt texture. The yeast produces fruity eaters in the form of dark fruit; raisin, plum, prune, and grape. Light clove provides the balance. Some dryness in the finish, as well as light tartness. Towards the end, a nice bready and toasty quality comes through in the aroma and flavor, as well as a hint of chocolate.
Wonderful brew and just about the best example of the style!

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Photo of Typhoues
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pau622
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wg1041
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely excellent beer. Tried both the fresh and vintage 2009. When poured it had a color almost like coke. Slightly clear, purple haze. Upon smelling i caught wiffs of fig, raisin, cinnamon and grape. The vintage smelled of caramelized candy. Taste was exquisite. I tasted medium carbonation. Sweet notes of fruit and dried raisin. Slightly spicey. Slight alcohol flavor. Vintage had a lot less spice, more mellow flavor. Enjoyed the fresh taste better. Vintage smelled better. Just love this beer. I have bought cases of it and could drink it everyday. My absolute favorite.

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Photo of kirill_dymko
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DarthVorador
4.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of cinderblocks
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of seminoles22
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PolishHurricane
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: Smells of light alcohol, toasted malts and caramel notes, with accent of smokey clove, maybe even banana in strong doses. Perhaps similar to coca-cola caramel.
T: Initially hit with lightly sweet caramel, toasted wheat and light smoke. Followed by more smoke, banana peel with prominent raisin (with light fruity bitterness) and candied fruit characters at finish. Some mineral water / clove at times. Alcohol perfectly matched with the taste and is barely noticable.
F: Carbonation right away, light wheat, malt mouth feel, finishes with a sharp carbonation. Not thick, leaves mild tongue feel.

Probably the best of the few Doppelbock's I've had, not too sweet thankfully. A 4.25 doesn't give it justice, 4.5 in it's class, about 10th in my list of German Imports.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, deep copper brown body. Two finger fluffy white head dissipates quickly into a thin lace.
Dark fruit and caramel dominate. A toasted wheat aroma mingles with banana peel and spices. with a touch of alcohol.
The taste is of deep toasted wheat, dates, a slight bitterness of weak coffee and baker's chocolate, a rounded and muted clove...all coming together like a slightly over baked Stollen.
Full bodied for the style, creamy but with good carbonation, enough to keep it from being heavy.

Minor points deducted for the chunky yeast.

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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 4,608 ratings