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

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 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:


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

Look - dark amber in color. Two, maybe three fingers worth of foam that dissipates somewhat slowly. Good carbonation.

Smell - Trappist-like smell...fruity, lively. Of the fruits listed on the bottle, I can smell the banana and vanilla.

Taste - Lots of complexity to this one. Fuzzy fruitiness adds a tingle through the mouth and palate. Definitely malty, with a thicker caramel-like quality, but at the same time not as thick as it might seem by the taste. Bit of a smoked flavor in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Just slightly on the creamier side, but even still, good balance.

Drinkability - With the not-too-lingering aftertaste and higher complexity, this is a great beer to have around in the fridge and share with friends. Maybe a little too much to go back to too often though.

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Photo of Tilley4
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can't believe I've never reviewed this one...

A dark murky brown appearance with a quickly disappearing head...not a fan of the appearance of this brew... Very murky almost orangish brown...

Nice aromas of spices and banana and yeast... Smells like a spicy banana bread loaded with cinnamon or something Christmasy...

Taste pretty much follows suit with the aroma.. Nice and spicy and loaded with flavor... Quite the sipper, this would be a good dessert beer...the wheatiness is more evident in the taste than the aroma...

Overall, I like this beer... Is it something I would drink everyday? No but there is a time and place for it.. I enjoyed it...

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Photo of jmalex
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a sweet Aventinus glass recently, so immediately I needed something to put inside it. Not surprisingly, I opted for the logical choice.

APPEARANCE: Poured into aforementioned glass a golden brown with slight rusted-colored tones, on top of which sat a huge, pillowy off-white head. A layer of foam lasts until the very end, and it leaves a few small patches of lace down my glass.

SMELL: Very yeasty and very banana-y! Whew, it smells like someone put some banana flavored candy in my beer. Some spice is also present (clove?). The whole aroma is very complex and flavorful, but very up front and in your face.

TASTE: Much more rounded out than the smell. Clove is much more pronounced, now outshining the banana. The taste is quite yeasty, with the banana and clove entering as the beer crosses my palette. The finish is fruity and sweet, if not a bit dry.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth and easy. Perhaps a little undercarbonated for my liking.

DRINKABILITY: The alcohol hits you a bit, but despite that, I only have half my beer left. It certainly goes down easy enough, but I don't know if I'd have another.

This is a great beer and worthy of being at the top of its style, but it leaves me wishing for a bit more. Perhaps I'm spoiled having such access to a beer like this, or perhaps it's just has qualities that are inherent to the style that I wish it didn't. Probably a combination of both. I really like this beer, though. I just don't love it.

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Photo of NearerMyBeerToMe
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a big, fizzy head of large, airy white bubbles that quickly dissipates into nothing at all! (BTW I had not cleaned my tasting glass with detergent, or a towel, so I'm at a loss as to why there's no head... what a downer!) The beer itself is well-carbonated, though, with plenty of streamers rising through a light-chestnut colored brew with highlights that border on amber. Immediately weizeny aroma up front, with the distinctive refreshing, near-citrus tartness; there follows a banana-bread mealiness in the middle; with toffee malt rounding out the back. Flavor is of clove and slight cinnamon; sour-wheaty with suggestions of bubblegum and melon in the midpalate with spicy clove; highlights of raisin and white grapes. And oh yeah, a lot more clove--so much that it almost borders on black pepper. If you don't like clove, then forget it. Mouthfeel is spicily dry, effervescent, champagney with more peppery tingle; yet somehow quenching in the back of the throat. This combination of spiciness and quenching character infers a high drinkability. I could drink this in session if I wasn't feeling the alcohol already... I might try this again to see if the "appearance" score goes up a bit, but for now let's just say I didn't get as much out of this beer as I had hoped.

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Photo of rhinos00
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 500 mL bottle into a weizenbock glass.

A- Nice amber color with tints of orange reflections. An inch and a half of white head with tons of carbonation.

S- Smell of wheat and fruit were the first thing that came to mind.

T- The taste was a little to variable for me. At first the fruit and wheat were prevalent, but just when you thought the sweetness would settle on your tongue, the carbonation killed it. The fruit taste really came out mid-drink when the carbonation settled.

M- Medium-bodied and almost tasted like soda at first with all the carbonation.

D- At 8.2% abv, this beer is extremely drinkable, the alcohol is very well hidden.

Overall, a very nice beer that I wish had a little less carbonation. As I said before, the more you let the carbonation settle, the more the fruit and flavor are prolonged when consumed. I may store my other bottle for a while to see how it affects the beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with amber hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fruits and malts. Taste is good, fruits, malts, spices, very flavorful. Feels full bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a high quality beer.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Obtained as part of a trade with GClarkage.

This beer was NOT what I expected at first. Of course, no one plans to pour a 22 oz. pilsner glass of head. Just for ha-has, I decided to measure... TEN fingers! Quite amusing.

The aroma was definitely of dark wheat malt... also day-old bread, and acidic fruitiness. A definite yeastiness was there.

The taste was of slightly sweet, heavily carbonated wheat, with bananas, cloves, and yeast. The alcohol was present at the first sip.

I don't know exactly what I expected... I think I presumed it would be darker. It was good, but not as wonderful as I presumed it would be.

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Photo of jonb5
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half Litre bottle, poured into over sized wine glass

A: Very dark amber, opaque, retained some of the one finger head, initially lots of lacing but faded.

S: Yeast, wheat, candy sugar, fruit, apple.

T: So many layers, wheat, fudge, banana, molasses, initial booze burn faded to the point where it was undetectable, cocoa like bitterness at the finish.

M: Heavy body, thick texture, smooth, moderate carbonation.

O: A sipper, holds up against moderate Belgian offerings, second half went down much faster than the first.

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Photo of GJ40
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at Tyler's in Apex, NC.

A - Copper with a reddish tinge and good clarity. Very little head.

S - Malty and earthy with some cherries.

T - Very complex flavor. Starts slightly tart with cherries and quickly goes sweet and syrupy with a very earthy, malty tone. This was my first time having it on tap and I found it much different than in the bottle. Not necessarily better but certainly much more complex.

M - Low carbonation with a good, thick consistency. Almost chewy.

D - A bit rich to have more than one but very good.

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Photo of Shadman
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Spotted this among all the weiss beer at a local beer stop...

Dark and cloudy beer, looks a lot like root beer, but with cloudiness...massive amounts of yeast and sediment at the end of a pour. Tan off colored head that receeds quickly to leaves a small amount around the ring of the lacing noted.

A definite fruity malty odor to this one that was pleasing to say the least

tastes of sweet raisins on the initial swig followed by that 8% ABV kick and then some very balanced malts.

A nice feel in the mouth, the carbonation is just about right.

Would make a nice dinner beer to say the least, but a bit too sweet and strong to pound more than 1 or 2 in a sitting.

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Photo of AudioGilz
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's a very dark and murky brown color with a moderate tan head which leaves a nice coating. Aroma consists of raisins, bananas, faint alcohol....flavors in this beer are very much ripe fruit and faint alcohol as it warms. Quite an enjoyable and full-bodied brew. I don't think I could have more than one though.

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Photo of mentor
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger light caramel head. Dark brown red and cloudy. Smell frutiy and caramel wafting up from the glass, but to the nose it's quite clovey with banana.

Tastes clovey with an underlying malt sweet and some banana fruity. Mild caramel and smooth sweet. Cinamon and touch of dark fruits. Decent, but nothing that's knocking my socks off. What's all the fuss?

Delciously smooth lucious body. Md-heavy carbonation and md liquid.

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Photo of captnamerca
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sept. 9, 2008. Poured from bottle into glass.

Appearance - Very cloudy reddish-brown. Small head, disappears almost immediately. Lots of activity beneath the surface.

Smell - Strong wheat-beer smell. Fruity aroma. Alcohol detected.

Taste - Smooth. No strong alcohol taste up front, slightly heavy on the finish. Definitely tasting the "Bock". Not a light refreshment like a Hefeweizen. Very enjoyable though.

Mouthfeel - Coats the tongue. Lasting alcohol on the breath. Not unpleasant yet.

Drinkability - Very enjoyable as a sipping beer. Not unlike a stout in that way. I can really feel it though. The 8.2% is immediately evident.

Overall - I like it. I have enjoyed a lot of Schneider beers before. Would drink again. I would really consider aging this a bit to see if that would take the edge off the alcohol.

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Photo of KajII
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a medium hazy brown with a very large off-white fizzy head that dissapated rapidly and had no poor lacing. The aroma was complex with a dark chocolate malt and a sweet earthy yeast that had notes of clove, banana, vanilla and a mild alcohol scent. It tasted sweet and acidic with a mild hint of banana and chocolate in the begining and the become mildly sweet with a yeasty-sour flavor that had a nice spiciness at the finish with the flavor lasting only a short time. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and watery in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall an awesome wheat/bock beer, in fact I think I will just have to drink another.

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Photo of brendan13
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep brown colour with an inch or so of off white head that slowly falls away.
S - Dark fruits, some caramel. Some slight spice & alcohol notes.
T - Like the smell the caramel and dark fruit is most present with a clove spice note being a lot more noticeable as well.
M - Quite full bodied with a medium carbonation.
D - A nice beer for sure. Not something I'd drink often but once in a while wouldn't be bad.

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Photo of Damian
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a thick brown with a white, fluffy, creamy head that left a slippery residue on my lips.

Smell was intense. Malty rich with cinnamon and other spices (similar to a Belgian Quad).

Taste was similar to smell but less intense than anticipated.

Body was somewhat thinner than expected.

A good beer overall but it fell short of my expectations.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up this purported best Weizenbock in the world tonight for a cool $4.39. I'm sure it's half that price or less in Germany. 8.2% ABV confirmed. 1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with sophisticated label art and white branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given its country of origin, traditional brewing methods, the style (coupled with the country of origin), and its current ratings. Bottle fermented. When I acquired it earlier tonight, it was in the store's refrigerated section - which makes me feel at ease even if there isn't a best before date. Besides, I doubt a fairly old weizenbock would drink poorly.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a massive head - 90% of the glass and about 8 fingers in thickness. Appearance is beautiful with a soft frothy complexion - gorgeously smooth and seemingly refined. One of the best heads I've seen in ages. Lacing is perfect, coating the sides of the glass evenly and consistently as the head slowly recedes. Retention is incredible for the ABV - about 10+ minutes. I won't be waiting that long to sip it given how inviting it appears.

The body colour is less exciting than the head. It's a dark nontransparent caramel-brown. Slight translucence, but it largely blocks out light. Solid. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Carbonation seems perfect; the bottle conditioning seems to be a success. Hugely excited to try this.

Sm: Lovely nutty notes. Intoxicating bready malts. An amazing rustic wheat backbone. Fresh alive biscuity yeast redolent of vitamins and fermented grains. Fuck that wheat is lovely. Extremely subtle hints of vague dark fruit; not prune or date or most of the dark fruits you'd expect from something like a good quadrupel - more bright cherry, ripe plum, and dark apple skin. The plum in particular comes through more as it warms. Clove spice. A magnificent aroma for the style. Moderate in strength, with impressive subtlety. I can't wait to try it. Any hopping is minimal in strength and floral in character. No alcohol is detectable.

T/Mf: Shocked the plum comes through as much - and as well - as it does. The clove note is majestic here, very evocative and fresh. There's no artifice here; this beer tastes as natural as can be. Carbonation is downright perfect. The wheat foundation at the core of the flavour profile is refreshing and perfectly guides the central focus of the beer - refreshing qualities meeting deep diverse flavour - whilst holding everything in balance and lending it a natural sense of cohesion. Hints of biscuity malts lend it a bit more body and accentuate the spicy clove. Lightly nutty. No alcohol is detectable.

The mouthfeel features delightful smoothness and wetness which keeps the beer refreshing in spite of its high alcohol - which isn't at all noticeable - and its "dark" character - which is flavorful but never overbearing. Presentation on the palate is excellent. Body is excellent. Thickness is excellent. There's just enough dryness to coax out the flavours more, but I would like more coarseness to complement. Shockingly light and pleasant on the palate for the style/ABV.

I do get some nice biscuity yeast notes, which also add a dash of spice (and are probably the source of the clove notes to boot)

Dr: Incredibly drinkable for the high ABV and style. I'd definitely get this again, preferably a litre's worth fresh on-draught in classic German fashion. For my money, it's certainly one of the - if not the - best beers in the style. Pretty well priced as an import. Special in my mind; I don't have many traditional German beers that evoke notes of plum - or dark fruit at all. I'd recommend it to friends. Makes me more interested in this brewery.

All of the above said, it may be the best beer I've had in the style, but it still doesn't hit the upper echelons of wow-dom. It's a damn good beer, but it's not blowing my mind. As such, it doesn't quite cross into my upper ratings; an A- or higher has to be truly great and I don't give such ratings out lightly. There's room for improvement here in spite of its high quality. I remain optimistic that there's an even better weizenbock out there, but this will be stiff competition. Incredibly well-executed stuff.


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Photo of gkunkle
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I recently tried a few weizenbocks and did a little comparing, this was a good weizenbock, but a little heavy for my taste. This poured a hazy dark brown with a tall off-white head. Smells of wheat banana and clove. Taste is similar, but included some malts. Mouthfeel was thick, too think for my taste. The heavy feel really brought down the drinkability. This is a good beer, but I would suggest checking out some others too.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The white head is thin, but makes a stubborn attempt at leaving lace. The ruby tinged body is an opaque brown ombré. The aroma is impactful. Apricot marmalade, a slight fringe of caramelized brown sugar, and some oaky orchards of golden apples. A high level of carbonation lightens and brightens the flavor, which would otherwise be much darker than the scent would have one believe. Brown sugar, plums, and dark cherries are balanced by sweet green pears and golden apples. Some lightly smoked cloves weave their way through the layers, rounding out the beer's signature refined complexity. The medium-light mouthfeel defies the higher ABV, and alcohol warming is undetectable. Not mind-blowing, perhaps, but a solid, traditional take on this fine, age-old style.

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