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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%
 
 
Wants:
319
Gots:
566
For Trade:
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Reviews: 2,121 | Ratings: 4,414
Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Brown with a touch of red, with a thick foamy head. This is definitely a wheat beer.

S- Dark fruits, cherry, dates, figs, etc. come though in the smell. I'm also smelling some dark leaf tobacco. The smell reminded me of Red Man Honey chew. Very unique.

T- Cherry and clove are very present. That tobacco smell didn't transfer into the taste, I'm kinda glad. This is a very sweet beer. Much sweeter then other Weizenbocks I've had. This has some nice malt character. Not too bad.

M- Thick and oily. Plus the carbination can be a bit much if you move the beer around in your mouth too much. That can lead to a mouth full of foam.

D- Easy to drink, but is on the sweeter side of things.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This appears to be from the end of last year...not sure how this ages.

A - Clouded orange/brown body, huge off white head. Really a nice color of beer when the light comes through it.

S - Yeast, clove, lemon zest, vanilla..some other hard-to-place rich notes. Really nice stuff here.

T - Nutty, lemon, clove, some bready things. I like the smell better...but this ain't bad. Maybe is better when more fresh?

M - Surprisingly light. Not too thin, fairly drying. Intense from carbonation and spicy flavors.

O - I am very on the fence about this beer. I like it, but I don't think it's great. Great nose, sure, but the taste is only good, I think. I'll try to find something more recent and give it another go

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Chewy, malty. Something about this reminds me of marshmallows. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chalice it's a dark color that gives a nice head with lacing on ze glass.
This is almost a meal in a bottle so it's not so highly drinkable in my mind but it's tasty enough to make you try to drink more than maybe you probably should.
Very good, very German, has always been very reasonabley priced as far as I have seen.
Try it on for size. I know I will try it again.

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Photo of hawks10
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottled around September 2008 - Poured into my Schneider Aventinus tulip/bulb glass...

Pours a relatively clear dark brown with a slight purple tinge, turns a dark amber when held up to the light. Two fingers of very light tan head forms and quickly dissipates, leaving no lacing behind...

Sweet ripe dark fruits with a bit of spicy yeast and a good deal of wheat. Raisins, figs, clove and caramel...

Sweet and malty, no sign of hops here. Much like the nose, dark ripe fruits and wheat dominate, with a slight earthy spice lurking in the background, a bit of alcohol burn starts to accumulate as I drink...

Medium bodied, smooth and creamy, slick, low carbonation...

Always a classic, but I prefer Aventinus fresh...

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Photo of callmescraps
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Don't know a whole lot about this one, but decided I'd try it.

Appearance - Very deep amber/red. Almost looks chocolate brown. A nice inch of head that lingers.

Smell - Spicy banana bread. Some clove. Plenty of banana. Some lemon. Some funky hefe yeast action. Orange peel. Some spice, almost Belgian like.

Taste - A spicy tang up front. Definite citrus, balanced with the spice. More maltiness than with a hefe, that's for sure. A sweet lingering taste. Some toasted malt, a little of that banana, and some earthier, prune like fruitiness. A slight hint of alcohol warmness. Also, the slightest chocolate is evident.

Mouthfeel - Excellent. Good carbonation. It coats the tongue beautifully. Not too heavy. Crisp. Just great.

Drinkability - Hmmm. Probably the lowlight. That spicy banana thing, especially with the sweet follow, makes this one hard to put away. One will be enough, thanks.

A very good, interesting, and complex beer. It's got a lot going on. It does have a sweetness, stickiness of the banana that just hangs around too much to make me really love it. Still, an excellent beer, and a great style.

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Photo of snpub540
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark cloudy brown hue that had some light copper tones around the edges. Fizzy off white head left some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell was intensely banana and clove yeast aromas, with a caramel sweetness and a slight fruitiness.

Taste was crisp clean and refreshing. Great spicy clove and banana flavor right off the bat, transitioned into toasty malt and caramel flavors. Crisp alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel was crisp and refreshing. Not quite medium-bodied but not too thin. Drinkability is good.

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Photo of MaxTheSheltie
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Dark amber to brown. Not too foamy.

Smell: To me, this smells like plums and bananas with a hint of caramel.

Taste: Similar to smell. Has a slight boozy finish. Tastes much better in small sips for me. Tastes like a weizenbock, which is good.

Feel: Nice carbonation and easy to drink.

Overall: This is a solid dark wheat beer. I typically like hefeweizens if im going the way of wheat, but the complexity of this one is top notch. Schneider Weisse is one of my favorite brewers and this one fits perfectly into their lineup.

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Photo of ChrisPro
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had this many times, both in draft, liter, and multiple vintages, so finally rating.

Pours a dark burgundy with some fluffy white head and solid lacing.

Aroma is some great plum and spice, along with a strong molasses and caramel.

Taste is similar to the smell with some rich dark fruit, but a ton of slightly burnt caramel leaving a little roasted bitter finish.

Very full bodied, but still super drinkable, as I have put down liters at a time. Fantastic brew.

Great example of the style, but I would say that 3-5 years is far too long to age this beer. I like the bottles fresh to a year or so.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, very cloudy ruddish brown color with a HUGE carbonation resluting in a big pillowy white head. Nose is wheat, clove,sticky. Taste is wheat, clove, banana, thick and coating. Mouthfeel is nice and drinkable. Overall this is a great beer I could drink alot of.

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Photo of pbr85
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Guinness pint glass
A: Brown color with a large brownish-tan head that diminishes quickly.
S: Caramalized malts and cherry.
T: Very fruity. Sweet cherries and burnt wheat. Subtle alcohol hints at the end. Pleasant. Finishes clean with cherry and grapefruit flavors.
M: Disappointed with the mouthfeel. It feels thin, but maybe I was expecting it to live up to Celebrator(I know its a different style), one of my all time favorites.
D: Don't get me wrong, its really good. But I don't think it is $5 a pint at a liquor store good. I'd much rather go and spend $12 on a four pack of Celebrator if I'm in a mood for something along these lines. Definitely worth a try, because I could see someone who thinks this beer is great.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at South Loop Binny's. Poured into flute.

A - Pours a caramel brown with a fingers-worth of off-white head. There's a thick ring that remains along the side of the glass and a thin film on top of the beer.

S - Big candy and dark fruit notes, noticeable alcohol characteristics, burnt sugars, caramel, bananas, nice roasted notes.

T - Bananas, burnt sugars, dark fruits, boozy alcohol, sweet caramel finish.

M - Light to medium bodied, fizzy carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - The alcohol needs to settle down a bit for me to really enjoy this one. That said, it's 12.5% and it sure doesn't taste like that. The light body makes it easy going down...another year or so on this and I imagine it would smooth out nicely. I'll save my other bottle and review again in a year. Very nice.

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Photo of evanackerman
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this beer pours a dark brown with a huge billowing head.

smell: wheaty. a bit of alcohol

taste is rich complex ripe fruits and wheat with just a tinge of alcohol burn

mouthfeel is very smooth, lovely.

drinkability is bit low due to high ABV.

overall, a very nice dark wheat, probably my favorite of the style. a must try beer.

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Photo of gyllstromk
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured this into a pint glass. With no tilt, Aventitus poured a cloudy brown, with a massive, thick head.

The smell is fresh, with apparent malt and yeast. Some fruity tartness is there; perhaps cranberries or cherries.

The flavor is complex and hard to pin down, seeming to change subtly between sips. The advertised cloves and banana did not arise until mid drink, but the whole time there was tart fruit; some times cranberry, other times raspberry. A welcome malty sweetness appeared here and there.

The beer is somewhat thick but very wet, and carbonated almost like a soda. Very refreshing and highly drinkable.

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Photo of scotorum
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a Duvel stemmed tulip glass.

a: Dense ruby/brown with a tall off white head which receded quickly to small swirls of surface foam and virtually no lacing.

s: Dark fruit,

t: Dark malt and fruit, leaning towards the fruit. Very Belgian for a German beer.

m: Light to moderate. Considerable carbonation adds more bite.

o: Described as a wheat dopplebock, this is more dark fruit-yeast dominated than I had expected. Won't buy it again because dark fruit (prunes, plums and such) is not a personal favorite flavor in beer, and this was not cheap at $6 a pint. Nonetheless it was nice to try to get an idea of why it is #101 on the BA top 250.

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Photo of adamhdg
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Obviously, the novice will be obvious as I know most love this beer. However, it poured a tea colored brown with no head. Smell is malty and bready sweet. The taste is of molasses bread with spiced undertones. It is heavily carbonated and reminded me of a soda. I enjoyed drinking it because it was so far removed from the other beers I've drank, but I wouldn't necessarily return to it.

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Photo of BMan1113VR
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very differenet. Aroma is almost exclusively banana and vanilla. Appearance is a hazy monochromatic brown with a large off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Flavor is rich in clove and quite sweet. Goes down like syrup (in a nice way). A pretty sophisticated beer. Some of my less expirianced friends (not that I am too expirianced) said that it tasted a lot like bubblegum. Overall quite nice, but not something you could drink a lot of.

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Photo of allboutbierge
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Much like a normal dunkelweizen, only with a tad more flavor and a little bit more alcohol.

Enjoyed in the festive enviroment of the Schneider Weiss tap house in Munich. Color was essentially that of any dunkel weiss, possibily with a slighter deeper brown color and more predominant orange hues. The head of the brew was extremely thick and long lasting. I bet I coudve floated a penny on the top of it (note-did not try). Flavor was particularly heavy in the aspects of bananas and even offered some notes of flat n/a apple cider. A very slight taste of alcohol could be tasted. Mouthfeel was extremely luxurious and thick. The strength of the flavors did however slightly detract from drinkability.

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Photo of microbrew52
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love this genre of beer. This is more carbonated than what i like but the flavor is so good you will not know its a higher ABV. The smell is thick with malts with a hint of clove. Although the mouthfeel is more like champagne (very bubbly) the caramel malt flavor balances everything out. This has good drinkability but would not be my first choice for a weizenbock.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a cloudy brown color with a cream colored head. The aroma is spicy with the wheat quite noticeable. The taste is sweet and floral – also, some ester flavors. The mouthfeel is full and the carbonation is apparent. Overall, this is a nicely balanced, easy drinking brew.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a 1/2 finger head that fades a little quicly but leaves a decent amount of lace. Brown in color.

Smell is of dark wheat malts and some cloves with banana. It's a nice delicate balance.

Taste is of dark wheat malts with a slight hint of chocolate characteristic. Cloves dominate with banana phenol

Mouthfeel is a little bit dry. With dark malts I like a bit more body.

This beer is very drinkable, there is a nice balance between the hint of dark malts and the products of the yeast.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle of this about a week ago.

A: Pours a dark amber body with a decent, fizzy tan head. A lot of carbonation is evident here. The head dissipates pretty quickly, leaving minimal lacing in its wake.

S: A very harmonious, sweet fruit smell with hints of banana esters.

T: A slightly fruit taste - the alcohol is pretty evident in the taste. Banana esters are very evident in the taste with a slightly, sweet alcoholic aftertaste.

M: It was pretty smooth, but there was definitely a lot of carbonation.

D: If this beer was slightly less carbonated, I'd have to say it was an awesome, very drinkable beer. While the alcohol level is pretty high, the smooth malts and the banana esters make it sweet and easy to drink, hiding the alcohol from the palate. Definitely a good brew.

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Photo of spointon
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this one from a 16.9oz brown bottle into a tall .5L hefeweitzen glass.

A= This beer poured a deep murky brownish gold color with a fair amount of cloudiness and a 2" dark tan head. The head eventually dropped to nothingness. Very little lace on the glass.

S= Lots of banana and clove aromas with sweet caramel, honey, and alcohol present too.

T= This beer tastes of the expected banana and clove, but also of bready malts, yeast, rum and sweet schnapps. I found a lot of fruity complexity in the middle and end of this one.

MF= Light-medium carbonation and a relatively syrupy and heavy body.

D= This is a great beer, but not my favorite Weizenbock. I appreciated the deep color and complexity but thought it was a bit too heavy to be a refreshing beer.

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Photo of athensbeermaster
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Good dark brown with just a hint of ruby red shining thru. The mouthfeel was full body one of the best features about it.mid palate was a nice fruitcake with dried plums and a splash of chocolate.
For most of the flavor being on the sweetside the finish leans toward a dry clovelike finish. This company is the king of wheat beers!

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 5/4/2006 (500mL bottle): Pours a huge slightly tan head, big bubbles, quickly diminishing, good lacing. Brown/reddish in color, small carbonation bubbles. Strong aroma of dark fruit, plum, some malts, lots of different aromas. Light fruit taste, perfume, smooth aftertaste, slight alcohol. Reminds me a lot of a abt quad. Tasty, but alcoholy.

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Photo of chinabeergeek
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

first off, i'd like to petition that the vintaged (paper-wrapped) versions be listed as a separate beer...

the final number scores are for the 2002 vintage.

***

non-vintage 2007 bottle

a-4 s-4 t-3.5 m-3 d-3

murky orangey brown, lots of yeast sediment. head fades quickly and leaves no lace.

faintly banana and nutmeg, estery with some faint medicinal and phenolic notes. hint of maple syrup.

taste is similar, with slight acidity and stronger phenols, which can be distracting. mild bitterness with astringent finish. ginger and citrus peel?

feel is thin syrup, but is also slightly astringent. carbonation is gentle

not too drinkable for me...

***

2002 vintaged version

appearance is similar, maybe darker, sediment is chunkier.

intense dried fruit aroma, like raisins or prunes. some clove-like spice. again, some maple syrup.

taste follows but much less acidic. faint banana still exists. mild bitterness is much smoother, going into a fruitier, semi-dry finish.

feel is also smoother and less astringent. similar carbonation.

though much better than the standard version, it's still a little bit medicinal with prune-like flavors for me to drink more than one. that said, an interesting beer.

anyway, the message here is:

GET THE VINTAGED VERSION - OR DO IT YOURSELF

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