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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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

Style: 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
Reviews:
2,121
Ratings:
4,414
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
14.15%
 
 
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319
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566
For Trade:
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Photo of dvb
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Rich caramel color. Very nice tan head that recedes slowly, leaving decent lacing.
S - Cloves, molasses and alcohol.
T - Sweet and malty. Not a wide variety of character, but what it does have comes on strong.
M - Somewhat thin, as one might expect. Typical carbonation for this type of brew.
D - A good beer once you can get used to the overpowering clove taste.

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Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What is a wheat doppelbock? I love the creativity. Pours a dark brown--light passes through...barely. From what I can tell, it's slightly cloudy. The initial head is impressive, but it dies quickly, leaving a mild lace.

Strong wheat smell, some sourness, some metal (although very mild). Attractive.

Imagine a double bock with at least 30% wheat. Fairly dry flavor and slight hop at the end. I like the balance. Still, this is very much a dark, wheat beer. Thinner than a doppelbock, but thicker than a wheat beer. High carbonation. Long lasting, but light sourness in the aftertaste.

I like this beer. It has a wonderful flavor that is unmatched by any other beer I've ever had. It's easy to drink. Frankly, it could be unnoticed unless you take time to realize that it is unique and special. It is that subtle. Try this one without prejudice and enjoy.

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Photo of glazeman
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor, served in a tall glass. I don't have much experience with the Weizenbock class of beer, but will do my best to give this one a fair review.

A; The color was a dark brown with a nice off-white head that had excellent retention, but only a little lacing.

S: The smell is mostly of fruits and wheat, with a little bit of caramel also. The main fruit notes I got were banana and raisins.

T: The taste is very similar to the taste, not much at all in the way of hops, although there was a tad of bitterness at the end. This is mostly a sweeter/grainer beer.

M: Medium bodied, but still pretty crisp due to it being on the higher end of the carbonation scale.

D: I don't really know what it was about this beer, but for some reason I really enjoyed the first half, but was much less excited about the second half. Maybe it would have been better outside in the heat instead of indoors in the air conditioning.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy mahogany with super-creamy head. Looks chunky.

Smell: Figs, raisin bread, alcohol, bananas, and some spicy notes.

Taste: Dark fruits (figs, raisins, plums too?), big malt, banana, alcohol, cinnamon and other spices. Alcohol is quite apparent, but melds well with the other flavors. Overall taste is complex yet smooth.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, chewy, and pretty smooth. A much lighter body than expected upon pouring. A little bite results from the spiciness.

Drinkability: Complexity and ease give this one a high drinkability. Watch out for the ABV, but other than that, drink up!

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Photo of ROMER79
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour on this beer was a dark brown with hints of amber throughout with a nice foamy white/red head if poured correctly. A little stonger that a doubble bock with a nice fruit balance. The active yeast mixed with the clove, banana, and vanilla give it a taste that is unlike most beers of its kind. There are also brown sugar notes throughout. It smells very fruity and sweet like candy. The mouthfeel was good it had a nice pop and and kick to it. Refreshing to the palate. Very easy to drink. Good dessert beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In brief, liquid bubble gum without the sugar. A substitute for people who drink white sweet wines but do not care for beer taste. tasted like fruit flaroured bubble gum, alcohol well covered. Colour included. Also banana, cloves, nutmeg, some wheat.

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Photo of DESTRO
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

open it up and out poors a deep cloudy monster with a thin white lace. smells of spices and clove with bits of fruit and alcohol present. the taste is spicey with no hop bitterness present. the alcohol taste is present but subdued by the wheat/spice. the mouthfeel is slightly thick yet crisp and finishes a bit dry. this is a pretty big beer and pretty complex and hard to describe for a n00b like myself. but all i know is i like it.

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Photo of Lnedrive14
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In my review of Aventinus on tap, I said it was similar in the bottle. I think I was correct, however the big difference I noticed this time was the lack of carbonation in the bottle. This really detracted from the brew, in my opinion.

Pours a translucent brown with a decently thick head. Smells of caramel, figs, almonds, maybe some vanilla. Tastes very strong of dried fruit and caramel. The lack of carbonation really made it have a robitussin-like mouthfeel. Drinkability wasn't so high. Tastes great, but towards the end I was a bit overwhelmed.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown color with a creamy foam. Minimal lacing.

Lots going on in the aroma. I picked up a grape wine smell, raisins, and other fruits.

Taste is complex as well. Wheaty with fruity undetones. Slightly sours at the finish. Chewy in the mouth.

A drinkable brew, though not as much as the hefes by this same brewery. Worthy of purchase.

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Photo of CDBeerDisappear
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy brown in color with garnet highlights and a rocky champagne-like head. Aroma of malt is well attenuated by just the right amount of hops for the style. There are earthy aromas of dark fruit and cloves. Taste is full and complex the wheat flavor comes through but is pleasantly augmented by the spiciness. Finishes crisp and clean. Very drinkable.

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Photo of obywan59
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle pours somewhat thickly into my weizen glass, giving me a 2 1/2 finger, slowly receding, barely off-white head with nice lace retention.

Smell of banana nutmeg, and cloves. Whiff of chocolate and citrus.

Sweet roasted malt. More banana and spice. Citrus twang on first few swallows, but settled down to just a hint.

Smooth, but a bit too thick for the sweetness, for my taste (or is it too sweet for the thickness???) Almost cloying.

I would drink it again on occasion, but it's a little too syrupy for me.

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Photo of PatrickJR
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - Cloudy brown with 3 finger off white head. Nice 1/4 cap sits on the beer throughout.

S - Lots of brown sugar, with some sour wheat pulling through. A bit of chocolate and/or vanilla hiding as well, and the alcohol is quite noticable.

T - Slightly roasted malt hits initially followed by the brown sugar/vanilla wave from the nose. Raisins, overripe banana, and bitter bread take hold before giving way to sour wheat, phenols, and alcohol in that order. I dare say some hops are hiding out in the late palate emergence of alcohol.

M - Too thin to showcase its best flavors. Heavier body is in order, and dropping the carbonation a notch would help even more.

D - Good stuff, but overall it's too dry, too thin, and too high in alcohol for me to completely enjoy. The alcohol is pretty in-your-face, something that the relative dryness highlights.

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Photo of BeerCoffeeWater
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a flocculent dark amber. Half inch bubbly head that stays around. Smells of cloves, hefeweizen yeast, and other spiciness. A nice tight carbonation dances on the tongue and leaves flavor but finishes clean. Tastes like the perfect marriage of a hefeweizen and a dopplebock, subtly sweet and very spicy.

I love dopplebocks, I don't really care for hefeweizens, yet it is all the the hefeweizen characteristics that make this one a winner for me. A fantastic beer, but I find drinkability to bit low. Wouldn't want more than one, it starts to get a little too hefeweizen-y for my tastes towards the end (it is a 500ml bottle). Great beer though, and one I will seek out again.

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Photo of oelergud
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark opague body, black middle and dark mahogany edge. Tan head of tiny to medium bubbles. Good retention and decent lace.
Very sweet burnt caramel scent, toffee and prune and nutskin hops.
Intense malts with flavors of caramel, smoke and roasted notes, slightly puckering hops but over all malty and pleasant. Smokey aftertaste of undulating malts and abit of hops.
Medium body, some coating.
Good drinkability.

-Oelergud

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Photo of meday
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of the Weihenstephaner/Aventinus/Salvator Doppelbock tasteoff

White long-lasting head. While the other two heads were long gone, Aventinus was still strong.

I could smell the yeast, and possible some flour, but that could be a reaction to the yeast smell.

Sweet cinnamon flavor, but still tasting the yeast. It almost had the taste of a belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel was alive and crisp. It was certainly the most interesting.

Still very drinkable, but not as much as Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of sinistermadman
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a mild, copper brown. It resembles iced tea. Very effervescent. Very effervescent! The head builds quickly but doesn't linger.

There is a cornucopia of smells to savor. Very fruity. I sense raisin, prune, and various citrus ingredients. Very spicy. This brew has a very complex scent. Quite pleasing.

The initial taste is predominately spicy, cloves dominate. The mixture of the ingredients seems to be well balanced. I am usually not a fan of the more fruit-spice infused brews, but this is
pretty drinkable by my standards. Each drink provides another flavor to experience. Quite interesting.

Mouthfeel is a slight alcohol tinge, with a lingering spice note. Not too bad. This is definitely worth a try, although I wouldn't consider this a staple in my session lineup.

All in all a drinkable dopplebock, but it is just not my style. This is a well crafted brew so I have to give it props.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Aventinus weizen glass.

5.0 A: Opaque dark brown color. Plenty of frothy head that won't quit and leaves lots of lacing.

4.0 S: Tons of banana followed by a spicy clove torrent.

3.5 T: Much, much more earthy than I was expecting. Esters in the nose are for the most part MIA. There's still a bit of spiciness to it though. Crystal malt flavor apparent, but lacking the sweetness I usually get from a weizenbock.

4.0 M: Medium body. Bubbly carbonation with an otherwise creamy backbone.

4.5 D: Very drinkable for a weizenbock due to the low level of sweetness.

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Photo of Ralphus
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, cloudy brown color with light brown highlights at the edges. The large poofy head dissipates somewhat but always has a respectable cap of foam. Marks are lost for a complete lack of lacing left behind.

The smell is a sweet and sour mix of bready, banana and malts. Some light spice and clove is present as well.

The taste is a step up. Full volume sweet bready malts with huge banana notes, bubblegum and light spice. It's good.. and the alcohol taste is non existant.

Mouthfeel is also good. Smooth, slightly thick and with a refreshing carbonation bite. This aids in drinkability because the brew goes down in gulps.

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Photo of slitherySOB
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A terrific treat of a beer. Pours a dark colour, not really sure what to call it. Not black, not brown, not orange, not red, but similar to all of the above. If you ever put a dark stout up to the light and saw the bit of red that comes through, then you'd recognize it, because it's very close to that aura of colour. Creamy, two finger head. Though their isn't much lace, the glass was recently washed before I poured this beer. So that may affect the lace. Ripe, juicy dark fruit smell, bit of caramel, sweet malts of wheat and barley, and even a slight cheese smell from the yeast. Bit off, yet still pleasant. Tastes damn good. More ripe fruits, with plums and cherries dominant, sweet malt followthrough all up to the aftertaste, which is similar to a dark bread. Creamy, thick mouthfeel coats your teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue and throat. Nice, very nice. I certainly wouldn't mind drinking this again, and again, and again... Though I prefer the Original, this is terrific as well.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Smith pint glass.

A: Pours an extremely hazy dark brown color with an incredible yeast haze. Didn't pour any head whatsoever, unfortunately, so I'm docking points.

After much agitation, I was able to get a one-finger offwhite color head with poor retention and lacing.

S: Plenty of banana, cloves, and bubblegum with an additional twist of caramel/toffee and some dark fruit. Unique, to say the least.

T: Aside from the typical weizen-esque ester flavors (banana, clove, green apple), this blends in a darker malt note, giving it a more savory feel and taste over a hefe or even a dunkel. The finish is crisp and very fruity, without being exceedingly sweet or tart. Decent complexity and balance, with excellent drinkability and no palpable alcohol taste.

M: Very well carbonated. The yeast gives the body some heft but never weighs the tongue down with excessive astringency, which is exactly what this kind of beer should do. Slight finishing dryness.

O: I expected this to be excellent...and it is. I tend to prefer my weizens to have a lighter malt profile, but the fact that I still enjoyed this immensely is a testament to its quality.

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Photo of Daniell
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: very generous head, black and opaque except when held up to light, then it's a nice malty colour. 4.5

S: really nice and clean. Yeasty, yoghurty. Raisins, dark fruits, and also a bit of the typical wheat beer smells- banana bunches etc. They really come together wonderfully. The beer actually reminds me a fair bit of Chimay blue in terms of the yeast smell and the dark fruits. There's sweet milkiness and also some herbs there. Really rich smell, seems Belgian to me. 4.5

T: sweet maltiness. Wheat. Chocolatey umaminess. The sweetness is very prominent though. To its credit the alcohol is completely concealed. One thing I can say is that it is a great food beer. The spiced chicken with vegetables I am eating really brings out the plummy notes in the beer, which actually makes it resemble Chimay blue even more. The food also brings out some smokiness to me. 4

M: nice and creamy and well carbonated. 4

D: It's too sweet to drink a lot of and personally it's not my favourite style. The sweetness would stop most people sessioning it I'd think (not that the 8.2% isn't of concern itself) 3

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Photo of zoso493
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a half-liter bottle into a Chimay chalice (for lack of more appropriate glassware)

Appearance: Pours a deep mahogany color with hints of amber when held up to the light. One and half finger head that slowly dissipates to a thin cover of the surface.

Smell: Mmm..what you'd expect from a wheat beer. Bananas, malts and spicy hops are the first things that jump out. Has a bit of a sweet smell.

Taste: Malts upfront, with a typically wheat-y taste and then some spicy bitterness at the end. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: Medium but feels a just a tad thin due to the high carbonation.

Drinkability: Honestly, this goes down pretty easily, and you wouldn't guess it was 8.2% ABV from the taste. Still, don't know how many of these I could down in a night.

Overall, a very tasty weizenbock. I'm not a huge fan of the style but this is a very good example. Recommend

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Photo of andrenaline
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a ridiculous amount of head (and the pour was by no means aggressive), a nice hazy mahogany colour, relentless retention and some nice sticky lacing.

S - Cloves and cinnamon, toffee malts, apple and citrus scents and a bit of raisins on the finish.

T - Very fruity with cherries, apple and plums. The raisin flavour is also quite noticeable with some nice spices coming through on the finish with cinnamon and nutmeg. The higher ABV goes completely undetected.

M - The heavy carbonation is a bit of a drawback, making it a little too light for my liking. Would've preferred if it were a bit thicker and chewy.

D - Overall a very tasty offering. The flavours are very unique and fruity and make for a very pleasurable experience. The carbonation was a bit of a turnoff for me, but that's more of a personal preference. Worthy offering to any wiezenbock fan!

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Photo of stephens101
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with cherry hues. Head is off-white and prolific, taking it's sweet time to dissipate. Smells of chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, sweet bread, and some hops in the background. Tastes sweet up front with a little alcohol peeking through and a slight acidity. There's also some raisins, caramel and malts in there. It's big, bold and beautiful. It's medium bodied and fairly well carbonated which leads to a certain crispness, although it's still smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into my pint glass. Dark sunset colored hazy beer. Lacing is non existent.

Dark fruity flavors on the nose.

Taste seems a little subdued. Alcohol hit me strong on the firs couple of hints. Not a bunring alcohol, but you can definitely taste it. Seems like there are some caramel malts trying to emerge, but not quite succeeding. Perhaps it's too cold. I will update if it tastes better when warmed up. Halfway through, still tasting alcohol and just a hint of dark fruits.

Honestly a spot too carbonated for my tastes. I haven't had many weizenbocks, but I feel the carbonation is taking away from some of what the beer could be.

Overall a good beer. How it garnered such a high rating on here is beyond me. I drank a simple hefe before this, and it was much better. I can't get past the alcohol character. I don't mind it, but this tastes more like a shitty russian Baltika than something that would come out of the beer mecca Bavaria.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,414 ratings.
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