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: 2,130 | Ratings: 4,463
Photo of InsolublePancake
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours an attractive hazy copper with a nice off-white head. The head mostly dissipates but about a quarter inch sticks around for the duration.

S- Most prominent are the banana and clove aromas that are typical for the style. Bready malt lies underneath, which indeed gives this beer a banana bread-like smell. As the beer warms, more aromas come into play, such as caramel and an unmistakable wheat twang. Quite a lot going on in the aroma.

T- More banana and clove along with a nice malt backing. Some chocolate joins the other flavors, adding some nice complexity. A touch of earthy hop bitterness appears at the finish.

M- Decent medium body, not overly carbonated. Smooth and kind of creamy.

D- This is a fairly rich beer and is kind of high in alcohol, so I think I'll have to stop at one.

What can I say, it's a classic. Although the style is not my favorite, I can appreciate a good beer when I taste one, and this is a good beer. It's even a favorite of one of my macro-drinking friends. You really can't go wrong with Aventinus. Recommended to all, but especially fans of strong wheat beers.

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Photo of ElCommodoro
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I got this one on tap as soon as I heard the local Flying Saucer had it in stock. And it was a very good beer. But the reason I wanted it so bad was to try the original German version of Texas's Live Oak Primus. Don't get me wrong. Aventinus was good, but not nearly as good as Primus. It had a staleness to it. It didn't taste as alive and primal as Primus. It was therefore more boring. It had a good mustiness to it, but not much accompanying banana flavour that I liked so much about Live Oak's weizenbock. Still a very decent beer, though. I'll probably have it again one day. But I'm in no rush.

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Photo of katan
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml into a pint

A - Pours a hazy dark, deep brown color. The head is strong, bright white. Strong contrast against the dark beer. Quite hazy, lots of yeast. Appears highly carbonated.

S - Comes off with a yeasty, almost peppery like scent. Some sweet caramel or toffee notes are present.

T - Starts off with the lightly sweet note. Yeast notes build through the midstream, attempting to balance the sweetness. Still quite malt forward. Some graininess is present. No hopping. Finishes with the smooth sweet note, more of the caramel note.

M - Moderate to strong body, carbonation sting is coming through strongly as well. Leaves behind a clinging sugar sweet resin.

D - Very drinkable. Smooth sweet flavors are easy going down. ABV is potent, but well hidden. Not filling, despite its stronger than normal carbonation.

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Photo of bultrey
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A very interesting beer. Picked up for $3.50 at a little market in Brooklyn. This comes wrapped in tissue paper, on which is printed a variety of pop culture events from 1999. Tear off the paper and it's that familial purple label that Aventinus sports.
I poured this into a large flute-like beer glass. The appearance of this beer is remarkable. It pours a very deep, dark, ruby brown, and it seems as if it should be thick, but is in fact thin enough to foster a very strange, soda-like carbonation, or perhaps champagne-like is more accurate. A very persistent moussy head with fast moving bubbles racing up the side of the glass.
The smell reminded me of cocoa powder, mostly, with a little banana and clove. It was not an overwhelming aroma. This beer also tastes like cocoa powder, but there is also a melange of fruit and spicy flavors, including clove, banana, earth (truffles?), fig, and maybe even some red fruit, like chocolate covered blueberries or raspberries. Strangely enough, it was a good flavor, but for some reason I expected more power. The mouthfeel is remarkably creamy for being such a realtively thin, non-filling beer. The drinkability suffers, because the alcohol in this puppy sneaks up on you really quickly.
Still, these beers make as good a case as any for aging, and I'm going to buy some more and age it for even a couple more years...

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Photo of hanco005
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass. A thin layer of yeast sediment remained in the bottle.

A—deep, dark, rich brown; about a 1 inch thick foamy head that disappeared quickly, light lacing on the glass

S—spicy with a strong plum scent; a little banana and clove aroma as well. I do not like plums so I am not enjoying the smell as much

T—rich mild chocolate taste with nice combo of raison, caramel, and clove flavors; a little floral as well

M—strong carbonation; somewhat slimy to me, but finishes really nice

D—enjoyed trying it due to the positive BA reviews. I can clearly see why it is rated so high. I liked the taste very much but the smell was a little strong and foul for me.

This is my first wheat doppelbock so I do not have a comparison. The presentation, taste and mouthfeel are wonderful. I just don't care for the smell as much.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reliable and very pleasing weizenbock. A bit thinner and feeling less complex in this draft serving, although still rather worthy.

Presentation: 500 ml. draft serving. Menu lacks any information. Served in a commemorative Aventinus tall glass.

A - Amber brown haze with visible carbonation climbing up. Shows a large wheat foamy head with good retention, surface memory, and lacing.

S - Wheat and yeasty smell, with a nicer tone of spices and dark fruits, clove, and sweetness. Not as rich as the bottled form, this might be a bit too cold...

T - Rich wheat taste with a long range of spices and a bitter-sweet citrus balance. Again nice, but lacks a touch of the depth of the bottled form.

M - Medium-high body with similar carbonation and a thickness in texture that gently makes it stand apart from its lighter cousins.

D - Very high drinkability, alcohol less noticeable in this cold draft but the brew still offers a nicely rounded experience.

Notes: Glad and surprised to get hold of it on tap. Nice but... Hmmm, I may stick to the bottled version when having the choice between the two.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: high carbonation, 1/4 inch head, reddish-brown in color, cloudy

Smell: wheat, caramel, and banana

Taste: toasted malt, caramel, fig, banana, and alcohol

Mouthfeel: sweet with an alcohol burn, high carbonation, light body

Overall: A nice and sweet sipper that is very complex. I could have this a couple nights in a row. One of the better ones in the style.

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Photo of ianjsullivan
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: 1 pint poured into a weizen glass.

A: Dark and cloudy brown with a half-a-finger slightly off-white head. It looks like dark cider.

S: Banana, clove, fig, wheat, caramel.

T: Warm, toasted wheat, caramel, banana, plum, and light fig.

M: Medium, creamy, and not clean.

O: Great complex flavors insure that careful sipping will reward any fan of great beer. Warm, almost burnt, notes join traditional hefe flavors of banana and citrus in a heavier cider brown beer.

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Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting beer - my first wheat doppelbock, so I don't have a standard by which to judge this. Very pleasant clove aroma and flavor from the yeast. Less malty than most doppelbocks, but more body than most weizen styles. Alcohol is a noteworthy flavoring component, lending some pepper to the finish, with some rum-like notes. I'm not sure I'm quite as taken with this beer as my fellow BA's, but a tasty beer, without question.

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Photo of 3Vandoo
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not a fan of Weizen neither of Bocks, so imagine when you mix the both of these worlds. But, I like it anyway.

Very dark golden beer with a foamy and present beige head.

Smell is alcoholic and wheats are present, with big notes of bananas and apples.

Taste is quite sweet, first the hops come in, with their fruity kick such as banana and apples followed by an earthy malty presence which ends with a cereal but shy flavors.

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Photo of atigerlife
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cloudy brown with a off-white thick head. Good lasting power of the head and decent lacing.

Aroma is of wheat, some caramel sweetness and some banana.

Taste is quite interesting. Definitely the alcohol comes through and some clove, wheat and sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite cleansing.

Overall, quite drinkable but the ABV tends to limit my intake. Very unique and well worth trying. I'm looking forward to my next one.

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Photo of alcstradamus
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A--Murky brown with a full 2 fingers of head that camps out for a while

S--Banana peels and spices. I'm getting very very subtle hints of oranges and apples and a mixed bag of dark fruits.

T--Strong spicy character, with the clove elements dominating the finish. Some dark fruits and citrus present as well.

M--The carbonation becomes very apparent once it hits the tongue, its almost as if this beer is exploding in your mouth. Feels very nice in that respect.

D--Definitely a top not weizenbock, although personally I would reach for the eisbock version of this 9 times out of 10.

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Photo of Absumaster
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is brown, red with a thick, creamy head that is very stablile.

Smell is defenitally wheat with fenols from the yeast. Some caramel and vanilla, great ripe banana smell.

Taste is fenolic and dry, with some exotic fruits, ripe bananas most of all. The wheat is very apparent and makes the beer very mild and gives a very soft mouthfeel. Body is full, but very drinkable. A good, decent Weizenbock with a good balance.

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Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

G. Schneider 'Aventinus' Germany's original Wheat Dopplebock @ 8.2% , served from a 500 ml bottle , #6 bottle cap and a purple label purchased for $4

A-pour is a murky dark brown with a medium size off white head leaving some spotty lace along the weizen glass

S-ripe banana , fig , dates , some yeast

T-tons of spice , clove , corriander , very complex sweet wheat and yeast

MF-low carbonation , full bodied , feeling the warmth as more is consumed

Ov-big beer , fruity & boozy is your thing , welcome to Unser Aventinus

sampled alongside 3 other G.Schneider beers & 3 from local brewer Moon Under Water

prost LampertLand

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- light amber color, cloudy with an off white head.

Smell- fruits, spices and strong alcohol smell

Taste-again with the fruit and spices, the alcohol is strong but not so strong as to cover the taste.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, not too carbonated

Drinkability- this is a good beer and would recommend this to friends.

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Photo of GreenCard
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: stained oak brown, hazy, sudsy layer of light tan foam that compacts slowly

Aroma: steeped figs, malt, raisins, wet dog (just a hint!), wheat, light banana esters, clove

Flavor: initially a sweet breadiness (like a malt loaf) which dries out with a swath of peppery alcohol and clovey phenols, chestnuts, finishes semisweet with a wheaty aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium-full body, prickly fine carbonation, long-lingering alcohol warmth in the throat

Other comments: Weissbier was my first love (as far as beer is concerned), so a "super-weiss" like this one brings back those good ol' days!

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a cloudy reddish brown colour. Pours a medium sized head that fades away to a thin head.

Aroma is sweet with yeast notes, cloves and bananas.

Taste is sweet with typical weiss beer yeast flavour. There is a treacle like flavour with a hint of spice. Some similarities to a Belgian tripel and Belgian strong dark ale but with a lighter, thinner mouth feel. The high ABV is not apparent and it drinks more like a 5.5 or 6 per cent beer.

Overall a pleasant and enjoyable beer. My first Weizen-dopplebock. This did not blow me away but it was a bit more flavousome than a standard hefeweiss. I would be interested to try more in the style.


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Photo of Andreji
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In my most recent visit to 'Le sous-bock', in Les halles in the centre of paris, I decided to go for this Weizen, one of those "summer beers" that I must try before I head back home.

The body, dark toned in a brown, slightly translucid dusty pour, considerably carbonated with a thick head, slightly tanned past simply white. The smell gives off wheat and malt all at the same time, with a certain moderation and delicacy. The taste, quite soft but pleasant, follows the Weizen parameters and suggests not too much, but a combination of flavours, and a refreshing brew. nice.

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Photo of Boppar
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a Schneider und Sohn weizen glass.

At first, I poured it with the glass cocked at a 45 degree angle. When this truly spectacular head began to burst forth, I quickly tilted the glass further over, until it was damn near parallel to the floor. Eventually, I had to cease pouring, and completely dumbstruck, counted a whopping 8 fingers of fizzy, quickly fading head. I was able to fill the rest of the glass, which again, produced a legendary head, that sadly, did not stay. I had expected better head retention from a wheat beer.

Smells sweet, with fruity esters, bananas, maybe a little clove. Faint alcohol aroma. Not bad for eight points...

The taste is very sweet and rich. I was weirded out at first that it tasted almost exactly like a Hefeweizen, although it looked nothing like one. The standard Hefeweizen tastes are there: bananas, cloves, fruity esters, but there are also more subtle notes of caramel, and the banana-clove combo has the amp turned up to 11.

I wasn't a huge fan of the mouthfeel, to be honest. It was a bit too thin, and far too fizzy. it felt almost like a soda, and the 8% ABV combined with that amount of carbonation really made it almost uncomfortable to hold in my mouth for too long.

I imagine the drinkability is pretty good for this style (this is my first), although I personally would not want another one. I found the overall sweetness of this beer, and the intensity of the banana-clove taste to be just too much.

Based on what I have read about this style, this beer sounds like a great style example, but as I found, this is not my style.

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Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my chimay gobblet the beer is muddy brown with about an inch of tan head. Moderate lace is left behind after settling.

The aroma is spicy malt. Some dark fruit with a dirt like earthiness.

The flavor is malty and spicy. Dark fruits hints of chocolate and tart apples.

Medium body with just a touch of carbonation.Light and lively on the tongue.

Overall a very nice beer. I could see cracking a few of these tonight.

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Photo of jhu1995
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had a dark brown color with a soft, white head. Mild carbonation with very tiny bubbles rising to the surface. Smell was strongly wheat, with clove, but also had some roasted/toasted aroma. Taste was very interesting - lots going on. For me, the clove-like, wheat flavor dominated initially and was followed by a slight roasted flavor with a strong fruity, sweet and sour finish. A very full-bodied beer that sticks to your tongue. Very flavorful, but hard to have more than one.

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Photo of srandycarter
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Muddy brown and rust. Not much head. Leaves ring and sticky web.

S - Banana and clove, cooked pear, sweet candy, sumpin funky, too.

T - Rich meaty fruity pie. Dark flavors, complex and tasty.

M - medium to full boy, great carb, coating and balance.

D - For the style, very.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Firewaters in Hackensack, NJ.

Served in an Aventinus 0.5 L glass with a thin shaft and bulbous head. Sort of like a...ummm, hmmm, uhhh....nevermind. Just go here to see what I'm talking about:

Getting back on topic here, the appearance is brownish orange with an off-white head. The aroma is slightly spicy like cloves or cinnamon, but not as pungent as either of those. The taste brings out a bit more fruitiness, much like a wheat beer, and the spice is still evident. Medium bodied and easy on the palate for an 8% ABV beer. I didn't know the ABV until I wrote this review and I would have guessed that this was less than 8%. Drinkability was good, but I was ready to try something else after this beer. Actually, I was ready to put my head down on my pillow and go to sleep after this beer since it was preceded by a DFH World Wide Stout, haha. Aventinus was like a wheat beer with a kick to it, and although wheat beers are not my favorite, this was pretty tasty.

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Photo of BrewMaster
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with an orange reddish color and a light head around the rim of the glass. The aroma is malty sweet with some fruity notes. The flavor is brimming with malt character but not in an over-done way. Pale malt seems to dominate the delicate flavor along with light flavors of apple, grapefruit, and crisp grass. There is also a slight wood flavor in the beer. Very clean beer with a smooth carressing of the palate.

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Photo of bigman147
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Murky, brown, and thick with a billowing, puffy head like a good wheat beer would have. Head is off white, almost tan and slowly settles into a thick glass coating lacing.

Aroma: Smell of wheat and clove. Slight banana. Spicy, dark fruit like plums and cherries. Sweet malty aroma.

Taste: Taste of sweet malts. A hint of molassas. Sweet but not cloying or syrupy. Slight wheaty, yeasty and grainy character. A classic weissen with the full body of a bock.

Mouthfeel: Full and balanced with good carbonation. Wheat adds a crispness that refreshes and cleans the palate as you drink this.

Drinkability: A very refreshing beer. Alcohol is high but well disguised in this beer. The clove/bananas character can make this beer hard to really session on since it quickly loses the refreshing crispness of a traditional wheat beer. Very filling and better for a nice autumn refresher.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,463 ratings.
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