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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: 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:
#402
Reviews:
2,158
Ratings:
4,534
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
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338
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611
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Photo of davey101
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeepSix
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +3.2%
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 +3.2%
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 +3.2%
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 +3.2%
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 m_hall
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottling, poured into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy deep reddish-brown, with substantial bits of trub from the extended bottle fermentation. The head is tan and falls away rather quickly, which is no surprise given the substantial age on this bottle.

Aromas are dominated by candied fruits, caramel, and light spicy notes (cinnamon, clove.)

Flavors are rich and fruity... banana, apricots ,figs, raisins and prunes jump out along with a with a light caramel malt sweetness. There's a light bit of woodiness in the mid-palate (from oxidation, probably) but it actually works well within the flavor profile. Toasted nuts, light spice and yeast notes lead in to a slightly dry and earthy finish contrasts nicely with the sweet front end.

Mouth-feel is medium and smooth, with light carbonation (again, bear age in mind here.) It's rich enough in the mouth to make you want to take your time with each sip and fully appreciate the flavors, but still light enough to be quite drinkable. Alcohol is 8.2% but very well masked.

I have limited experience with Weizenbocks, but Unser Aventinus is a wonderful beer. There's a tremendous amount of craft here to balance everything out so well while creating a beer that takes to extended aging the way this does. Each sip seems to bring out more and more characteristics to enjoy. If I can keep finding this with regularity, this is one I'll definitely try to have a bottle of ready to go at all times.

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Photo of thomasdidymus55
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L....brownish...half finger head...nice sticky lace...heavy carbonation.
S....banana..clove...spicy
T....Quite Marvelous...1st taste out of the stein was molasses like grammas cookies..sweet...hint of anise...roasted malts...coffee...bananas...bready...blended 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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Photo of patrickbateman
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice brew. High drinkability, could be dangerous. Definately one of my favorites. Blends together well, and rolls off very well in the month. I have used this beer many times to introduce friends to beer outside the package store. Overall a truly well done beer.Very tasty and highly recommended.

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Photo of GregoryVII
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours dark brown with a hint of the wheat color shining through at the edges. Pours a solid head. The smell reminds me of a golden field of wheat that got busy with some nice heady malt. It has a very complex taste, the dark malt dances on a beautiful moonlit night with spice of the wheat and the yeast. It is a marriage made by the beer angels.

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Photo of slyke
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus pours a lovely brown color with a white head that eventually disappears. The smell has sweetness, dark fruit, and a bit of graininess. The taste is sweet, the dark fruit is still there, joined by warming alcohol. Mouthfeel full and coating leaving a pleasant aftertaste. This beer is wickedly easy to drink. Give it a try when you find it.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark cherry color. Translucent and nearly opaque. OK head

S- Lots of chocolate banana aroma that I expect from a weizenbock.

T- Sweet and very lightly bitter on the tongue. Has a definite aftertaste of clove and banana. No alcohol gets in the way of the flavor

M- I like my weizenbocks chewy and thick but Aventinus is neither

D- Very easy to drink with a nice bite of carbonation

Pair with: dessert. cinnamon.

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Photo of mhatters
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a straight sided Tangle Foot glass

Pours an reddish-brown, chestnut color, with a massive, porous white head

Lovely nose, sweet banana, clove, a hint of vanilla, lemon zest

The banana is the first flavor note, then the clove and vanilla. A couple of other contributors to the spice, but I can't make them out. A crisp finish to this spectacular flavor.

Nicely bodied and well carbonated. Very enjoyable to drink, the alcohol is well masked and does not come through at all.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When wanting to put some work into my overall alcohol resistance Aventinus is my go to man. Smooth and delicious, I'll savour him 'til the last drop.

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Photo of TheWhiskerReview
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep reddish-mahogany with a dense off-white head and smells rich and ripe with a dark-rum like character and notes of caramel, green apple and vanilla joining the wheat-influenced banana bread flavor. The palate is pillowy and full bodied, beginning with a vast, spreading blast of carbonation which settles into the caramel and apricot flavors with a touch of floral bitterness. The long finish starts sweet and rich with cooked fruit notes before turning mouthwateringly tart. I absolutely loved the whole lip-smacking delivery on this. By using wheat, this managed to stay incredibly elegant too, instead of succumbing to a bogged-down syrupy malt character. Probably my fav reviewed beer at the moment.

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Photo of Brez07
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

16oz bottle poured into an Allagash 25cl glass

A: Pours a dark brown amber color. Lots of visible, very active carbonation. Leaves a 3 finger head at first, which slowly recedes to about 1 finger. Maybe some of the best retention I've seen

S: Surprisingly more fruity then I expected. Lots of banana, melon and pineapple. Some clove and bready yeast mix in there, with the slightest hint of alcohol. Very inviting

T: Starts with a sweetness, which I'll guess is more candied malts. There is a blend of spice, clove, some fruit and wheat that follows. Leaves me wanting more as soon as I swallow

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation dances on the tongue, leaving a slight tingle. Bit of a dry, spicey finish

D: I had no issues with finishing this; in fact, I wish I had another. Alcohol is no issue and the sweetness is enough to notice but not get in the way of enjoying a full bottle. After Hopfenweizen, this is my favorite from this brewery. Great beer

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Photo of SitkaSteve
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a weizen glass.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a thick two and a half finger white to off white foamy head. The lacing that came about after the dissipation was nice and streamy thick, making a decent effort to spider web and cling but that ends up sliding a bit.
The smell has a thick rich sweet cake-like malt sliding into some bananas, raisins, and a light amount of cocoa. Clove-like spices ride in for the balance.
The taste was sweet through all of the previously mentioned flavors with a light lingering cake-like aftertaste and finish. Clove hits in subtle notes.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionably sweet feel. Carbonation felt right as even that hit just enough to allow the sweet part to slide over my tongue. Slight dryness settles in for the taming.
Overall, just an overall and all around great beer, especially this time of year.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A huge head develops initially, slowling the pouring process while you wait for it to drop down to its thin, almost film-like final state. A deep, caramel brown, basically clear although it is bottle conditioned and some yeast sediment is present at the very end of the pour.
Smell is malty, sweet, somewhat smoky .
Taste is very complex with sweet, sour, smoke, chocolate & malt most noticeable initially, with spice (cloves & nutmeg), chocolate & a floral-like alcohol in the aftertaste. Spice more present in aftertaste.
Smooth, slightly tingly on the tongue, not much carbonation. Warming of alcohol develops very nicely, tapers off slowly.
Very drinkable, albeit slowly due to the 8% ABV. A 500 ml bottle of this won't disappear in a few minutes time, but will slowly as you linger over the various flavors. Highly recommended. This beer single-handedly destroyed all my preconceived notions of what a German beer tasted like. A definte, "must try" beer. In my top ten of all time.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Aventinus is a hazy brown with hints of rust orange, reminiscent of muddy water.

S: Wonderful aromas of banana muffins and wheat, with a faint trace of alcohol.

T: A really awesome beer. Perhaps the benchmark for this style. It's wonderfully easy to consume. It starts off similar to a dunkel weizen, but the bock character asserts itself, making this beer a very different animal. Earthy and bready, this brew has a fair amount of complexity. Banana flavors are prominent throughout.

M: Smooth, creamy feel. This beer goes down so easily. There's a nice, very slight hint of heat in the finish.

D: My favorite weizenbock. If you haven't had this before, you should try it ASAP. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Good for gulping or sipping :)

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Photo of Nbdreher
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baggio
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage.

A: Dark brownish with a huge head. Plenty of carbonation.

S: Ripe fruit, Dark caramel, Candi sugar, Hint of chocolate.

T: Ripe fruit, Wheat, Caramel, Prunes, Sugar, Hint of lemon.

M: Rich and complex with an incredible drinkability. Lots of carbonation after 2 years in a bottle. Smooth small bubbles.

Ok, i've had this fresh a dozen times but after reading that Garret Oliver recommended putting this beer down for a few years i decided to do so. Very different to what it is like fresh
but the drinkability is still awesome with added complexity. Wow!

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Photo of beerandcycling88
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into my Iron Horse mug.

A Pours a very dark brown with a 2 finger head with decent retention.

S Right away you get the smell of bananas, some raisins, a spicy clove like smell.

T Up front you get some fruity sweetness that hints of bananas, clove like spiciness, and a hint of alcohol.

M The mouthfeel on this one is pleasantly full with very good carbonation. Goes down very easily with some warming alcohol on the finish.

Overall I really liked this one. It tastes good and goes down easily plus at $4.00 a bottle a good value for such a great beer. I sure this will be a staple for me and always have a spot in my fridge.

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Photo of FanofHefe
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber/light brown color with just a little light getting through. Huge fluffy light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving just a little lacing. The head settles nicely over the body.

Great aroma of clove, yeast, sweet spices, banana. Very inviting.

Tasty. Very tasty. Some dark fruit flavors add to the flavors that follow the aroma.
Almost no alcohol present, even with the reasonably high abv.

Dangerously drinkable for the abv. This is a top shelf offering. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Augustiner719
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weissbier glass.

This beer pours a peculiar but intruiging off brown reddish color with a decent clarity and a beautiful white foamy head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is on point and has that banana fosters aroma of caramalized brown sugar, bananas, cinnamon, and a touch of honey. Malty and dark fruitiness on the aroma. The taste is on point with a touch of astrigenty alcohol bite on the finish. Sugary, but on point with the style. Has a nice toasted marshmallow component on the finish. Mouthfeel is very very nice as its carbonated to all hell with a semi dry finish. Drinkability is very high as well as its got a nice delicious factor and pairs well with poultry and other lighter fare meals. a definate cold fall night beer.

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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 4,534 ratings
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