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

4,496 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 Aenema
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a murky deep brown with a large, fluffy head. No lacing.
Smell - Banana, clove and caramel malts stand out. Very interesting.
Taste - A memorable, layered brew. Caramel malts with banana and chocolate notes.
Mouthfeel - Creamy palate with cleansing carbonation and a crisp finish.
Drinkability - Exceedingly drinkable. Great rich, chocolately flavor with the refreshing nature of a wheat beer make this amazingly drinkable.

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Photo of cichief
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a single (500 ml) in Laurel, MD for $3.49.

A- Pours a deep brown, with a thick, tan head.

S- Strong banana smell, with a spicy clove scent, very intense.

T- Strong Banana-Clove, very sweet, but finishes dry and spicy.

M- Very fizzy, as the style dictates. Some alcohol warming, but no burn.

D- For a higher alcohol beer, I enjoy this beer very much. It will taste good, long after I should have stopped.

I have enjoyed this beer over the years, both in the US and in Germany. It is the epitome of the style, weizenbock, in my humble opinion. There is none better!

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Photo of Chico1985
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown, off-white head is massive at first, but turns into a small layer covering the beer, tiny brown flecks sit on top from the yeast, really cool looking. Smell is great, big bread scent with many fruits as well. Taste is great, definitely leans more towards hefeweizen. Various light + dark fruits, clove, banana bread, dark malts. The doppelbock smoothness works great here with all these tastes. Very drinkable. Wow, I think I found a favorite German style. I'd love to try more of them.

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Photo of goalie33
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into 23oz weizen glass.
A: 3 fingered eggshell white head on top of a hazy dark amber beer. Tons of carbonation coming up.
S: Banana and clove, just what would be expected in a hefeweizen.
T: Banana and clove spices supported by a dark malt backbone.
M: Light to medium body. Prickly carbonation.
D: Goes down incredibly easily. I would never have guessed that this beer is 8.2% abv. Very refreshing.

Wow. One of the things I would have liked to have had in Scheidner Weiss's original hefe was a stronger flavor and this beer delivers just that. This beer is outstanding. All of the flavors you want and expect in a hefeweizen plus the added malt taste puts this as one of my favorite beers.

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Photo of kagent777
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle with 121122 coded onto the back, I assume a bottling date of Nov 22, 2012. I poured this bottle into my beer goblet for tasting.

Appearance: A hazy middling brown beer with ruby highlights when held to the light. A persistent one fingered head of light tan sits atop the beer looking very appealing.

Smell: Glorious spicy clove phenolics go along with deep malts.

Taste: Clove spice is very much apparent. No real sweetness to his very dry beer. It has a very spicy finish that goes on for a long time. Just enough earthy hops to balance the malt. The alcohol is very well hidden for an 8.2ABV beer.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thinner than I was expecting from the smell and color but no lightweight either. Soft and smooth can be used to describe the mouthfeel.

Overall: Having this beer encourages me to try to brew a weizenbock at home. A wonderful balance of wheat, darker malts, and spicy yeast. So good!

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Photo of ypsifly
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into an Aventinus glass. Copper and some amber down the stem of the glass. Nice off white head, decent lacing.

Smells of bananna, clove, vanilla and hops.

Lots of clove in upfront upon tasting. Hits a quick note of bubble gum, then finishes very dry. The transition from sweet to almost bitter is nicely balanced. Excellent mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Just the right amount of carbonation that works in harmony with the flavors.

An exceptionally drinkable beer. Its easy to suck this one right down and let that 8% abv get right on top of you. An excellent choice for an after dinner beer.

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Photo of Finn
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this weizenbock into a Weihenstephaner nWeizen glass. Smell is of banana, alcohol, biscuits, vanilla and fruit. It's a nice brown, hazy color with strong carbonation rising up, supporting a dense, fluffy head. Definitely smell some booze in there.
The flavor is pretty representative of the smell: Loads of the classic phenolics, like banana, clove, vanilla and such. The malts are sweet, but somewhat subdued. The color made me expect more maltiness. Nice deep fruit flavors from the yeast as well. Mouth feel is full and creamy at first, then the carbonation bites through it nicely. This is a delicious, big, flavorful and complex brew, and it's not hard at all to get through a glass of it. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of elniko
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into weizen glass from bottle

A: Hazy dark amber, finger of head that dissipated. Carbonation apparent. Interesting looking brew.

S: Strong wheat tones with hint of alcohol as well. Very nice nose.

T & M: Wow, I really really enjoyed the taste of the beer. Strong wheat tones but the body much stronger that the typical hef that I've had. I'm really looking forward to the next Saint Arnold Divine Reserve which will be in this style.

D: Highly drinkable, I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and will definitely be having again.

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Photo of TheJollyHop
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ML bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

Strong scents of banana and clove permeate as soon as the beer is poured; very vibrant with pepper, nutmeg, and yeast scents as well. Mouth whetting and very pleasant on the nose.

Three large fingers of light brown to dark tan dense, and fluffy head rest upon a dark chestnut hued body; excellent head retention.

Tastes of banana up front with honey-like sweet grain. Raisins, a dash of nutty flavor, and hints of clove are thrown into the mix. Is that bubblegum as well? I believe it is. Finish is medium in length (I confess that I am not sure what a medium length is, but the flavors don't linger very long). Bitterness hits very early on but never rises above a mild/moderate level. Helps to balance the substantial malt profile. I believe the length of the finish does a great job of increasing drinkability because the flavors just work so well together its near impossible to not have another sip

Highly carbonated with a medium body and a light mouthfeel that coats the tongue

Overall a deliciously malty Weizenbock with great balance; complex, drinkable, and utterly enjoyable.

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Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours an ice tea brown color with a massive, frothy head; splotchy lacing

Smell: Cloves and bananas predominate, with some undertones of dark fruit; strong yeasty odor from the bottle fermentation

Taste: Tastes just like it smells, with the characteristic weissbeer flavor of bananas tempered by the deeper and richer maltiness you expect from a doppelbock; very spicy after the swallow, with hints of dark fruit and chocolate

Mouthfeel: The carbonation tingles the tongue; medium to full bodied

Drinkability: This is one fine example of the style - touches all the bases

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Photo of Naked_Batman
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-a wooden amber with a thick head that starts strong but fades as the beer is consumed

S-Intense banana esters right up front lead into some steely minerality and earthy malts

T- Again huge hits of wheaty banana and maybe even bubblegum. The sweetness is very well balanced by the slight yeasty notes and malt backbone. Alcohol is well hidden for a 8.2 % brew. Finishes toasty and warm.

M- slightly syrupy, but still crushable. Pleasant warming sensation from the alcohol.

O- A great beer that definitely competes with it's weihestephaner companion. A complex but balanced beer.

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Photo of eaglefreak
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 500ml bottle into my Duvel glass. Beautiful cloudy brown beer with significant head that left a wonder silk lace. Definately smelled of bananas,clove, vanilla, and "beer goodness". Taste - Wow! I really love, not like, this beer. It was a dessert for me. I really kept turning the bottle hoping more would fall into me glass. Mouth feel - Big foamy head is reminiscent of sweet frothy milk. I could definately drink 2 - 3 500 ml of these, and I don't think I would want another beer after Aventinus in the same night. This beer was a huge bargain at $2.99 for a 500 ml.

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Photo of ryrust5301
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Dark brown and somewhat similar to a doppelbock. Transparent when held up to light. What makes this beer is the enormous head, which came to the size of a fist and is off white in color. At the top the head even muffined over the lip of the glass and ran down the side a bit.

Smell - Sweet fruits and caramel notes. Extremely smooth but spicy as well.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Creamy and full bodied, with a mild carbonation. Very smooth and sweet taste lays down the base for this beer. Plenty of dark fruit and caramel malt to match the nose, as well as a spicy bread taste. The thing that steals the show in this one is the back end. The creaminess in the back seems to last forever and really gives it a signature.

Drinkability - It's been a while since i've had one of these, and it's just as good as I remember. As said before, the alcohol is invisible for an 8%.

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Photo of SilentBob2u2
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks: it's as brown as the bottle it comes in - a tan, deep brown; pours with a little head that dissipates quickly

Smell: wheaty bock - a smell like no other; if "bottle-fermented" were a smell, this would be it, you can even detect yeast in a slight way

Taste: where to start. . .I mean, what's not here? slight sweetness that quickly turns into something more complex; the flavor, in all its majestic deliciousness, is tough to unravel. Upon my first taste, I was wondering if this was a joke - I didn't think it possible to taste so many things at once. But it's not busy - it's just rich, mature and full. Not really filling in a bad way, either - more like a contentedness, the way you should feel after a meal hits the spot. Clearly, this beer has impacted me - probably the most delicious beer I've had in the last 5 years - which includes a few pints of 2010 Pliny the Younger (totally different thing; fine, fine beer) but this Aventinus Doppel is like nothing else.

Mouthfeel: this is a medium body beer that offers hints of what full bodied brews do to the palate; why not just enjoy the hints and not bother with feeling so full? It feels like it might have some decent alcohol in it but you don't feel like you're getting your ass kicked

Drinkability: it's easy to want to drink two pints of these - with the right drinking partner, a friend and I could put away three of these. It might be 8.2 abv but that doesn't make it any less appealing. 8.2 feels sneaky - nothing cloying or soaking about this brew.

Serving size: 16.9ozs

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Photo of kbub6f
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The head is big, noisy and collapses unevenly, leaving runny spots of lacing. Its color is a light-gray/tan. The beer is a clear, dark red/brown. The yeast pour adds a slight haze. Spicy! nose. Sweet, with cream. The front is tangy, tangy fruit. Green apples and candy sugar. With temperature that tanginess tames to the point where some banana shows. Sweet fruit in the middle with some cream. The creaminess builds as the beer warms, turning almost milk-chocolatey. Tangy again in the finish; toffee, some bread, lots of spice. Some alcohol in the aftertaste. This beer really needs to warm up to bloom. When cold, the tangy fruit is almost overwhelming. With temperature, the fruit softens considerable and the thick, malty, creamy, chocolatey malt starts to shine through. Stunningly good when warm. It's like a good, fruity, creamy dessert.

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Photo of paceyourself
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, i like this one. Cloudy, well carbonated with a active off-white head. Toasted malt and a fruity (banana) aroma jumps at your nose. Smooth, spicy and clove just begin to describe the taste. The alcohol presence is comfortably warming. I'm dissapointed i only have one, wish i bought more.Well deserving of it's high ranking.

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Photo of Floydster
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 ounce bottle purchased from Hollymain Liquor in El Segundo for three dollars, probably the tenth time I have had this but feel like reviewing it now, split with my dad, poured into my weird looking Aventinus glass

A-Deep reddish brown, lots of sediment, huge two inch plus soapy off white head, might have poured too aggressively, nice retention, not much lacing though
S-Wheat, spices, bananas, cloves, brown sugar, sweet malt, and caramel
T-Lots of yeast and wheat, bready malt in the middle, finish has various fruits but mostly pears, plums, and red apples, taste gets a little sweeter as it warms, really like banana taste later on with a big caramel malt presence, complex and well balanced, yum
M-Sweet, chewy, and dry mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, needs more carbonation in my opinion, taste lingers nicely
D-Could drink a couple bottles of this, alcohol is hidden incredibly well, taste is inviting, light on stomach, ABV is eight though, very smooth

One of my favorite German beers hands down, bottle says 8.2% ABV, this bottle is about a year old and it tastes great both aged and fresh, so simple yet so good, one of a kind beer, have never had anything else like it and it is always a cheaper alternative when I am in the mood for a great brew, there is a reason why this in the top one hundred, will certainly drink again soon, recommended

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Photo of CPeterson
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A -- A copper brew pours into a nice two finger head that settles quickly into a froth and leaves sliding lacing on the glass.

S -- Banana bread, caramel malts, some clove and other spices and a trace of booze.

T -- A little citrus zest, caramel malts, clove, banana; sweet, almost rum raisin cake in the middle. Finishes with a faint wisp of booziness and just enough bitterness to prime the palate for another drink.

M -- Rich and full bodied, but almost a little too crisp in the carbonation. The linger is abbreviated by it.

D -- A must try for any fan of doppels in general and for wheat fans who haven't crossed into the dark side. It will not disappoint.

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Photo of vande
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep, dark mahogany/amber in color, with roughly a finger and a half of fluffy, thick, soft brownish looking head....

S: Sweet, grassy...Do I smell banana in there too? Barley/wheat... Very pleasant to the olfactory sense.

T: Lightly sweet on the palate.. bit of banana with a nice bready covering. Little bit of caramel/vanilla along with a presence of alcohol on the back.

M: Creamy carbonated and crisp.

O: The first time I've tried this beer and I can easily say...this is a great beer! I've seen a vintage bottle which I may try and pick up to do a side by side...

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Photo of Scooter77
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, dark brown color with plum colored highlights and a lot of carbonation bubbles. The massive, fluffy off-white head presented itself immediately upon pouring. The froth died down incredibly slow, leaving a beautiful lace on the glass. The nose is very complex, there are so many things going on here. Every time I took a whiff, I smelled something different, bananas, cloves, alcohol, raisins, chocolate, and just a hint of nutmeg. The flavor knocked me off my feet, it matched the aroma perfectly. Initial taste was of sweet fruit, followed by a bit of hop bitterness, then the alcohol, and if that wasn’t enough there was a spicy zing of cloves at the finish. The only mouthfeel complaint that I have is that there was a bit too much carbonation, it think it distracted me a little from tasting all the flavors that that this beer contained. This is one of the best dopplebocks that I’ve had, and it’s very reasonably priced.

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Photo of everetends
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle I purchased at Green's off Ponce in ATL. Poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a beautiful dark amber with some nice active carbonation. The beer is hazy and resembles homemade apple cider. Poured a huge white head the receded down to a white ring that left some decent lacing.

S: Smell is of malt, apple, banana, alcohol, grains. Banana dominates but all are present.

T: Banana is not the dominant taste here. The malt and bready taste comes through first and foremost. Apples come next with a touch of banana. The is sweetness to this brew but the alcohol cuts the sweetness perfectly.

M: Creamy but still has some carbonation. Coats the mouth and has just enough alcohol burn to let you know it is there. Aftertaste is of the present fruits.

D: Absolutely drinkable. My revisiting of my German brews is making me need to go back to Germany soon. These beers are amazing.

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Photo of yngvar
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy, amber beer with a thick, beige head. Heavy aroma with sweetness, toffee, cloves, dried fruits, a little banana and a hint of alcohol. It is quite fizzy in the mouth, but not as sticky as expected, and flavors of caramell, cloves, hops, alcohol, banana and dried fruits swirls around your mouth along with some yeasty notes, finishing off in a sweet, yet bitter, warming aftertaste that leaves you very satisfied. Full-bodied classic beer, and it was a good choice for this cold, snowy evening. It left me very pleased. (060216)

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Photo of popery
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus is great beer. It's one of my favorite German beers, although I will readily admit that I've tried way too few good German beers. However, I think that the weizenbock style is criminally under-explored. The only other weizenbock that I've had the pleasure of trying was the longshot from Sam Adams, which was delightful but is probably mostly gone at this point. With so many crappy American Oktoberfests, you would think that a few more breweries might try their hand at this largers and more interesting German style. Right now, it's almost like Aventinus is single-handedly scaring everyone else off the market. Ok, ok, I don't get Victory, High Point, Brooklyn or Clipper City beers in my neck of the woods, but you would think that a brewery West of the original thirteen colonies would make a serious go at a weizenbock. Sometimes, I wonder if California breweries have something against Germany. But I digress and this is delicious beer.

Aventinus pours with a big bubbly head, justifying the champagne glass-shape of the prescribed glassware. The settled beer is a rich amber-brown with excellent lacing. The smell is just superb. It's a spiced fruit cocktail, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg stewed with pears, apples and ripe bananas. It's close to a spiced mead without the syrupy sweetness. I appreciate the taste more than the related eisbock. The eisbock is great, but the taste of wheat wine tends to drown things out. This beer showcases a range of flavors and is, in my opinion, an extremely easy beer to like. It is a great beer to spring on the wine crowd because there is a lot of fruitiness with a superb wheat backdrop and a touch of the wine-ish qualities of the eisbock. It packs complexity and steadiness into an incredible wheat ale. Schneider must have sold his soul for the recipe to this bit of alchemy. It is a unique flavor of beer, at least to my palate, and a marvelous bit of respite from the unrelenting onslaught of pale ales and stouts. This is one of those few beers that I could drink for the rest of my life and be happy. I love Belgians and gigantic American styles, but the Germans really know how to make a beer that you could drink at any reasonable time, and, even at 8.2%, I wish I had an entire three liter stein of it. You give me three liters of Aventinus and I'm willing to be fairly lax on the issue of the propriety of the glassware. Great, great beer. Thank heaven, it's widely available these days.

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Photo of evanlarkin
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to DoctorB2B for this one!

Pours a hazy brown that you can't quite see through. About a finger of head that dissipates like soda foam, into a few thin white islands sitting around the top.

Very very wheaty, basically exactly what I imagine an unfiltered wheat to taste like. Strong banana notes come through the initial scent, with just a touch of lemony zest in the background.

Semi-sweet, wheaty, and boozy. The banana scent is present in the flavor, as well as some very subtle chocolate notes under the immediate flavors. Little to no notable bitterness. Not quite like anything else I've ever tasted.

Full and thick. This almost feels heavier than a normal liquid on my tongue. Low carbonation and very smooth.

After just a few mouthfuls I can feel the alcohol bearing down on me, which is fair enough at 8.2%, though I feel like it's still hitting me very fast. That being said, I'd have another. The fact is this is a delicious beer that I wouldn't possibly pass up at a liquor store if I could get it in my area. It exemplifies great beer that toes the line of the "dark beer" category.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Pours wonderfully. An aggressive pour yeilds a fantastic head, very active and creamy.

S- Dark cherries come to mind. Sweet, fragrant. A spice...coriander? is there.

T- Very tasty. Malty, sweet rasin bread. Chocolate and clove afternotes.

M- Pure awesomeness. Doesn't get better than this. Heavy carbonation that rolls all the flavors all over your tongue.

D- Moderate to high, depending on your affinity for the dopplebocks/weizenbocks. I loooove this beer.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,496 ratings.
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