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

4,508 Ratings
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.

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Photo of mick303
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a flute glass. Nice pillowy/puffy head of light tan foam, which has a highly impressive retention. Beer is a dark chestnut brown to it. Active carbonation.

Nose is quite light. Achieves a nice balance of the fruity and wheaty notes. Just a light spiciness to add a refreshing edge, enticing.

Very big on the palate. Taste is of dark fruit, cherries, mango, with a syrupy edge. Bready, sourdough, grainy flavours come though, touch of chocolate also. This has an incredible depth and complexity, while maintaining a nice harmony. Has just a slight harshness but is very drinkable.

Very big mouthfeel, dominated by the boozy wheaty fruit. Quite thick. A bit syrupy and very full. Finish is pleasant and allows the bigger flavours to pass, leaving a yeasty, husky feel.

Certainly an experience, and a worthwhile one at that. A great beer and solid style. Dynamic and interesting, certainly quite a big beer, but was happy to spot this one in the LCBO and would pick it up again.

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Photo of mynie
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a classy Dunkel weiss. Wonderful brown with the best head you can imagine, the kind that makes it so you only have to hold the bottle straight for a few seconds while pouring. Nothing synthetic here. Just yeast trained to dance.

Smells of a great wheat beer. All spice, clove, white pepper, banana, apricot. All of them all over the place. Zip zap rap.

Tastes like it smells only with a zip of dobblebock chocolate running throughout. Wow! This is great.

Truly a beer that lives up to its hype. I'm going to be drinking more than a few of these in the future.

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

Aventinus! Poured a dark "cow brown" color with a beatiful two-fingered head which settled down rather quickly to a thin head that lingered around for the remainder of the glass. Beautiful looking beer which has good lacing while drinking but nothing that sticks to the glass. Smells of bready, yeasty, bananas, clove, coriander. The taste is just...WOW. Coming through the palate is Yeast, breadiness, coriander, honeydew, some cherries, a little anise, bananas, and an unbelievable clove finish with some alcohol warmth. Extremely complex brew here and ridiculously YUMMY. One of the better tasting beers I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, velvety, and moderate-high carbonation. I could drink these everyday to start off a session. Absolutely amazing beer. A true masterpiece of the style. Hats off.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a .5 liter Weizenbier glass.
Look: Huge frothy head that just kept coming and overflowed all over my counter! The head eventually receded to about a quarter inch that left some very nice lacing. Deep brown color, very clear.
Smell: Lots of sweet caramel and honey aromas, pears, bananas, dark fruit and just a bit of a sour note.
Taste: Pretty close to the aroma - with that wonderful German banana wheat flavor, some nice sweet malt and light clove flavors as well.
Mouthfeel: Nice and thick on the palate, crisp and prickly carbonation on the back end.
Overall: This is just an outstanding beer. It seems to be available more often locally now, for the price, this is one kick-ass beer!

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Photo of glid02
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Young Augustine's in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy golden-amber color with a 1.5-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of deep medium malts with large amounts of light fruits - bananas mostly - and robust spices.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Big caramel malt flavors with hints of butterscotch kick things off. Joining in shortly thereafter are large amounts of banana flavors. Midway through the sip the banana flavors fade a bit and are replaced with clove and brown sugar flavors. The spices and thick malt flavors carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I had been putting off trying this beer for entirely too long, something I now know. A very good beer serving as the benchmark for the style, well worth a shot.

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Photo of SetarconeX
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Clove scent? In beer? How strange...

This is nothing like I thought it would be. I knew with the wheat, it wouldn't be as heavy as I'd usually expect from something claiming to be a Doppelbock, but it's really quite light. A light carmael, Pepsi cola color, with a fizz to match. Highly carbonated, watch yourself opening that bottle.

The taste, on the other hand, rests almost totally on the numberous spices which seem to have been added. Fruity, and yes, as the bottle says, it has a "clovelike finish." Quite cool.

Probably not the sort of thing I'd drink every day, but definately something which should be tried. Completely unique and enjoyable.

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Photo of weonfire
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A - This is a really interesting dirty mud color- almost like a poop brown. Solid two fingers of light creme head with minimal lacing.

S - Has a perfectly authentic wheat tone. Fermented bananas, minor carmel/chocolat/toffe.

T - Excellent balance. Initially - thick banana wheat. finish is a thick sweet chocolate, raison, toffee. amazed that this is 8.2ABVs. barely taste on the swallow.

M - thick, heavy, very frothy - but balanced oh so well. bit of carbonation as it goes down. viscosity is a med.

O - Love it. Banana/raison/toffee/ butterscotch wheat. I could easily put down a number of these....well until those 8.2 ABVs caught up with me. So good...

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Photo of Rootdog316
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the first wheat doppelbock I have had before. It pours a deep dark brown color. It also has a full body of chocolate fruit and spices in the palate. Uniquely enough, it has a very clovelike finish. This beer is rated high for a reason. I recommend it to anyone. Goes especially well with brie.

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Photo of BigJim5021
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had to pick up a bottle of this tasty stuff after a buddy gave me a sample the other night.

Pours a hazy cola brown with a huge off-white head. Tons and tons of tiny bubbles keep the head going for quite some time. Lacing is spotty.

Smells like a beautiful Bavarian dream. Spicy, fruity wonder in a glass.

The flavor is top-notch, too. It's not a huge departure from basic hefes if you ask me, there's just a hint of roasted malt on top of the usual spicyness and fruity notes. A little boozy, though. But that's a good thing.

Mouthfeel is a touch beyond medium-bodied with excellent carbonation. Dry as hell, too.

The drinkability is out of sight for a beer of this strength. If only we could get sixers of this stuff.

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Photo of bditty187
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5


Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock has a white head & brown body. The nose was warm alcohol, liquorish, fruit, yeast, and clove. It tasted exactly the same with an added punch of maltiness for a well-rounded taste. This is one powerful beer and when it slides over your tongue, it tickles and stimulates at the same time. This is a wheat beer on steroids. With 8% alcohol by volume, Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock is rather masculine. It is a notch “above” any other wheat beer variant I have had.

Drinkability is “only” 3.5 because… while I was very satisfied after I finished it, I did not need another one (right away). Maybe it was too damn delicious for me to handle.

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

Are there any others like it? Banana, clove, bubble gum -- all the classic weisse flavors -- plus caramel and a strong alcohol kick. Very effervescent. This is the original weizenbock and it's still the champ. At least, I think it is -- what's with Schneider's relabeling of all their beers with the Tap numbers? Regardless, I love it.

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

Pours a dark brown with tan highlights and big, thick white head that dies down quickly. First aroma is citrus hops. 2nd aroma is complex toffee malts in the mid-range. Flavor is somewhat sour and fruity with a dark malt kicker; raisins come to mind. Fee in the mouth is very lively and sweet followed by spice, very satisfying. Even though it is somewhat dry this beer is very thirst-quenching. Relativly high alocohol is hidden very well.

(This is my desert island beer and has been for awhile, interesting to actually write a review.)

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Photo of redmagik99
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a slight orange tint. Biggish head that recedes rather quickly. General banana/clove smell of german wheat beers, with a significant extra something spicy. The taste never fails to baffle me with its complexity and deliciousness. Very malty and sweet for sure, but what it is that makes it so amazing, I do not know. Is there some black cherry in there? Maybe some toffee..Moderate to high carbination. Hops help to balance with a bit of bitterness but no noticable hop flavor, which doesn't take away from it at all. You would guess it had an above average abv based on the thickness alone, but its so tasty that it doesn't take away from the drinkability. I'm just thankful that one of the best german beers is one of the easiest to find as well.

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

Upon pour, this is a nice cloudy darkish brown with a 2 finger fizzy off-white head that recedes to a thin lacing. Smell is delicious - yeasty caramel with a good bit of earthy wheat.

Taste is great. Great caramel/toffee maltiness serves as a good, bold base. Lots of wheat is here, as it should be. Has a touch of spiciness, with an orange peel like flavor. Everything here is perfectly balanced - and the taste just comes together so well.

Mouthfeel is nice and rich, and more fulfilling than many weizenbocks I've had. Good carbonation level. Drinkability is great on this.

Highly recommended. A true classic.

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

Poured from a .5l bottle into two tulips (La Chouffe & Loterbol).

A: Pours a cloudy dark-brown with a creamy two finger head. Fair amount of lace stuck to the sides of the glass.

S: Wonderful aromas of clove, bubblegum, and spice. Very inviting.

T: Incredible flavors of yeasty clove, breadcrusts, bubblegum, spices, and sweet malt. Even more inviting than the smell!

M: Creamy and full. Very thick and filling.

D: A delicious mixture of exceptional aromas and flavors coupled with a creamy mouthfeel that is to die for!

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

This beer is awesome on every level. It has been recommended to me for what seems like forever, and I have only recently gotten around to trying it. This brew is delicious.

Poured a 500ml bottle into an oversized wineglass.

Appearance - It produced a solid 2 finger head, and had great retention. It didn't produce any lacing, though. It is a translucent deep brown color.

Smell - The scent on this brew is very complex. I detect everything from banana and clove, plum and fig, and even bubblegum. It smells very tasty.

Taste - I can detect everything from the scent - banana, plum, fig, dark raisin, clove, bubblegum, and wheat. It is very estery and phenolic.

Mouthfeel - Slick and smooth as it goes down. It has a prickly feel from the carbonation, which is a nice contrast to how smooth it is going down.

Drinkability - This beer is awesome. It tastes great, smells great, and is really easy drinkin'.

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

Served on tap into a small 6oz 'lady' glass (kind of a tiny tulip thing). Deep brown with ruby around the edges and a 1/2 finger of eggshell head that held pretty tight. Had some notes reminiscent of my experiences with tripels. Got some distinct notes of licorice, clove, and dark fruit on the nose. Ripe banana, clove on the palate. Extremely fresh tasting. Medium mouthfeel. Just as clean, and crisp as can be. Great beer experience.

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Photo of davey101
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a tall pilsner glass. Not sure how to figure out the vintage but there is a solid yeast cake on the bottom of the bottle. Opened up with a very slow gush over.

A - Pours a faintly hazy dark brown/purple color. Tons of light tan foam forms but settles down quickly. Sticky lacing. Some floating bits of yeast.

S - Huge fruit notes of cherries and raisins, brown sugar, caramel, doughy bread, and a strong banana yeast aroma. Really amazing aroma, smells like a rich and decadent dessert.

T - Follows the nose with sweet raisins and a bit of tart cherry juice balanced out by a hearty bread and caramel back bone. A bit of that banana yeast thing on the end with a quick fading bitterness. Crazy smooth and way too drinkable given the levels of flavors and the abv. Mouth feel is medium to light bodied and creamy.

O - This is a world class beer, I can't imagine a better weizenbock. Just so rich, sweet, and creamy but somehow its beyond drinkable. Man I love this beer!

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

Photo of DeepSix
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Max's during their German Beer Fest. A murky dark amber color, with no head. Agitated but no head appear, ditto with any kind of lacing.

Smell of cloves and some yeasty wheat malt.

A sweet taste, did not taste much wheat which is a good thing for me, because i'm not big on wheat beers, and the alcohol was there too. A medium mouthfeel but the alcohol was noticable.

The best beer I probably drank out of the 5 I had at the fest, so I could drank it for a minute or two.

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

Another remarkable oversight on my part. This is another excellent beer that I haven't revisited in about 2-2.5 years.

Pouring a moderately muddy reddish brown with red highlights, this beer has a dense, off-white head with excellent retention. Lacing isn't much, but none is really expected here.

The nose is wonderful. Rich, bready with a wonderful yeasty phenolic character, some chocolate, dark fruit (specifically plums and raisins) a mild clove character, a little bubblegum... this really is complex and wonderfully balanced. Caramel, a little vanilla and brown sugar are also present. The palate is just as remarkably balanced. Banana bread with chocolate chips drizzled with warm caramel and brown sugar come to mind, and despite plenty of sweet flavors, this never gets tiring on the palate. The wheat is noticeable, but never distracting, presenting a freshly baked dark wheat bread-like character. Clove, a little nutmeg and some cinnamon sugar are also present, particularly on the mid-palate. Raisins and plums also appear closer to the finish. The yeasty flavors aren't as prominent as the nose would suggest, though some phenolic character is present. Mildly sweet on the finish with a touch of alcohol, caramel and brown sugar, this is fabulous stuff. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this feels almost exceptional on the palate. This beer is just fantastic, and I'm ashamed to admit I've drunk as little of it as I have.

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

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 9/22/2012. Pours very hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big caramel, banana, clove, toast, raisin, prune, toffee, brown bread, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, banana, clove, toast, raisin, prune, pepper, brown bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy pepper/clove spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, banana, clove, toast, raisin, prune, brown bread, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Absolutely incredible balance and complexity of malt, yeast ester, and hop flavors; with an awesome malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and smooth mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Weizenbock! Big complexity and great balance of malt, yeast, and hop flavors; and super smooth to drink for 8.2%. Amazing.

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

This was one of the brews that got me into craft beer.

Pours a very dark ruby/amber into Aventinus weizen-eisbock glass. One fingered off-white head.

Smell is rich with ripe plums and clove. Banana and bready malt is also strongly present.

Taste is of ripe fruit (plums and banana). There is also a nice spicy flavor and some cinnamon.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with ample carbonation.

Overall this is spectacular. I am grateful that I had a great server while visiting The J. Clyde in Birmingham, AL who turned me on to this one.

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

Served on top at the Blind Tiger, NYC

The draught board at BT listed this as a doppelbock, so being that I was unfamiliar with the drink (and that I am particularly keen on doppelbocks) I was fairly surprised when I recieved it at the lightness in color as well as the somewhat-subdued flavor. I knew then that this was probably not a doppelbock and I checked BA to confirm it was a weizen... ANYWAY, once I'd adjusted to the beer's true identity I was ready for it and enjoyed it quite a lot. It smells like rootbeer and looks like it too.. Tastes sweet and a bit like caramel but very smooth, the sweetness is subdues and not so upfront. Mouth is on the lighter side of moderate. Highly carbonated. Very easy to drink and delicious as well.

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Photo of thomasdidymus55
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L....brownish...half finger head...nice sticky lace...heavy carbonation.
T....Quite Marvelous...1st taste out of the stein was molasses like grammas cookies..sweet...hint of anise...roasted nicely with the alcohol.
F....smooth...slick...creamy...nicely carbonated...maybe just a hint of too much candy store.
O....very well crafty beer..too many and you might get spoiled from your regular brewsky. I prefer the tap 7 but this beer is a head to toe experience.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,508 ratings.
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