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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: 4,414
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: http://home.earthlink.net/~omniron/pictures_glasses/aventinus.jpg

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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Photo of tlema1
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: deep amber, with a tight, lacing tan head
S: bananas and caramel
T: sweet, faint banana and spice
F: really coats the front of the mouth, dry finish
O: delicious, a very unappreciated style

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Photo of match1112
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pours a dark caramel light chocolate color. an agressive pour yields an impressive five finger head that has staying power.

s: bananna, clove some light chocolate notes in there as well.

t: overpowering bananna and clove. other than that it's hard to detect much else.

m: has great carbonation with a light medium body. nice creamy texture to it, but not so much it's syrupy or chewy.

o: good beer if your in the mood for clove.

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

appearence: poured murky dark brown with a ruby hint accompanied by a small off white head which left a small amount of lacing.

smell: heavy caramel malt scent, sweet banana, hint of clove or allspice, also a hint of alcohol

taste and mouthfeel: began with a fizzy sweet caramel with a hint of root beer (weird), ended dry, clove spice and a long acidic aftertaste such as lemon. Has a nice mouthfeel, full body, clean, and well balanced flavor.

drinkability: smooth

Overall imo this brew is really good. Love the subtle flavor of clove, fruit and root beer. Having drank several weizenbock this is the best on so far.

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Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my Oberon weizen glass. Poured a cloudy plum color with a rocky off-white head that took up half the glass. Excellent retention and a fair amount of lacing that adhered to the sidewalls of the glass during the tasting. Scent of dark fruit and bubblegum. A slight medicinal quality, not at all unpleasant, and clove present upfront in the flavor profile. Dark fruit is again revealed somewhere in the middle (seems to be raisins and prunes) followed by a tart and spicy finish. Lots of effervescence with quite a bit of burn throughout the mouth. Alcohol is well hidden, but complexity of flavor limits drinkability to one bottle tops, but quite enjoyable nonetheless.

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

A: poured dark brown with a brown highlights with a half finger head that left a little lacing on the glass.

S: I got a strong whiff of bananas with molasses which also had dark fruit and caramel notes. I also got a hint of brown sugar and some underlying booze.

T: banana also seems to dominate the taste as well but the booze is a little stronger on the palate alongside molasses, brown sugar, and slight caramel flavors.

M: medium body with a good amount of carbonation that had a fruity sticky finish.

D: very drinkable beer that was actually tasty and was surprising because on the real... german brews don't really tickle my pickle.

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

Copper in color with a two three finger cream head.
The beer has faint wheat smell mixed with alcohol and fruitiness. Excellent complex flavor, a quick burst of caramelized fruit, reminiscent of cotton candy, that fades quickly into spicy smooth wheat with hints of alcohol. The finish is fantastic and keeps you coming back for more. I was taken back the first sips by the sweet fruitiness up front, but it mellows so quickly on your palate that you miss it. Quite an experience to drink but I would probably only have one per sitting.

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Photo of Jimbo87
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a weizen glass.

Gorgeous hazy brown with a big pale head. Streams of rising bubbles from bottom of the glass.

Smell: as I poured, I already smelled it. At first it was like banana cream pie. But once I got my nose up close I smelled clove, banana, wheat, and some other spice I can't identify. Smells sweet. Bread, and a bit of alcohol.

Taste is like nose. Slightly sweeter than a hefe and you can taste more malt than in a hefe. But much more banana and clove than malt in the taste, as opposed to a doppelbock. No hop flavors. Slight apple-like taste.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability is good. Very good beer.

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