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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

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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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Photo of wvsabbath
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 16.9 oz bottle

Appearance - Copper golden tan/brown, monster, thick creamy 4+ inch head and tons oflacing.

Smell - Tons of fruits, caramel, wheat, spices, belgium like strong ale smell with the yeast and apple aroma. Lots of orange, grapefruit, banana, lemon. Amazing armoa from the second i opened bottle.

Taste - Huge grape/apple and yeast kick this off. Caramel, sweet malts, almost wine-like in mouthfeel and sharp grape bite. Tons of cherry, banana, lemon, plum. I dont get alot of the wheat that most people pick up on, i guess with all the flavors i cant get everything. Alcohol is masked, As is any type of hops.

Mouthfeel - Complex, medium thickness, alot of flavors i already mentioned hit the tounge, bitter and sweeten it quite well. Palette gets more dark fruit bitterness. Aftertaste is fruity, malty and a little thin.

Overall - Totally wasnt what i was expecting. Very complex, Tons of flavors, and easy to drink. The bitter/sour fruit kick at first made me wonder if this was a skunk bottle but i realized this beer can be aged for many years. it took me half the bottle before i fell in love with the flavors. Essential beer to try.

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Photo of stbfan
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark brown,,, with a nice tan head. Yeat swirls around the glass. a very attractive beer.the beer just smells yummy. Chocolate, malty, cloves. It tastes just as good as it smells. This is without a doubt one of the finest German beer offerings. Very high drikability. It hides it's strength well.

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Photo of Houborg1
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap an opaque chocolate brown with a fine bubbled pale tan head. Very appetizing malty and chocolaty aroma is slightly sweet. Rich, malty, smoky flavor has chocolate undertone and nutty and molasses hints, and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is smooth and tingly, giving a pleasing finish.

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Photo of CHADMC3
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Pours a walnut brown throughout the body with hints of a lighter brown towards the bottom. A substantial, fluffy white head appears and gives way to little to no lacing.

Rich scent of fresh banana and clove spice as advertised. The dark yeast is also apparent as well as faint wheat or grass.

Sweet banana and other dark fruits with hints of chocolate and dry grassy notes highlight the taste, which is capped by a friendly spice aftertaste.

The generous carbonation and slight bite aftertaste do not interfere with the inviting mouthfeel, this beer is easy on the palate.

The balance of sweet flavor character, gentle spice and balanced mouthfeel make this easy to enjoy. Excellent beer!

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Photo of madakassal
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbowers56
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Fizzy head faded very quickly. A nice brown colour with orange highlights.

Some definite bubblegum and banana smells there. Clove is definitely present. Maybe a sort of rummy character too, though im reaching for things now. Definitely some complex rich fruity smells.

Wow, delicious. There is a huge caramel/dark fruit sweetness at first. Then comes those typical weizen notes of banana/clove etc. The rich sweetness comes back after that but interestingly the wheat contributes a beautiful tartness to the finish that I really enjoy. That being said, it doesnt clean it up totally, the sweetness lingers long after you finish the mouthfull, as well as the wheat notes. Mmmmm.

Really nice in the mouth. Im rating the drinkability down purely due to personal preference - german styles aren't really my thing but this is an exceptional example.

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Photo of MJR
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a wonderful color that is a combination of orange, red, and brown. It's fairly hazy from the wheat...no surprise there. The head is out of control to start with, but eventually shrinks down to a thin cap.

Smell: Aroma is a mix of clove, bubblegum, banana, malt, and yeast. Nothing unexpected, just a classic Weizenbock smell...

Taste: The flavor is tart with lots of Hefeweizen attributes: clove, banana...hell, just read the smell description! It's the same. There's plum, fig, and raison in there too, but they're minor players here. Very fruity and spicy. Alcohol shows up on the palate, but in a smooth way. It doesn't come across as harsh. Staying dead-on for style, there's no hop flavor to speak of. Overall, it's a bit heavy on the clove, but very nice...

Mouthfeel: Crisp and tart with a medium mouthfeel. Finishes with a slight alcoholic dryness.

Drinkability: Pretty good for an 8% brew. I couldn't make a night out of just this brew, as the alcohol flavor seems to get stronger as I make my way through the glass.

The classic example of the Weizenbock style...enough said!

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured often and gladly into a flute glass. Fizzy saltwater bubbles away to murky amber.

Sweet nose, dark grain, malty goodness, red licorice.

Taste is similar, mulchy flavor in an almost chocolatey way, dark oats, some banana, light grape

Sharp mouth, leaves the mouth busy warm with alcohol

A rich, savory delight. Good color, good flavor, For fans of Dunkelweizen, Dunkel lager, Eisbock, oud bruin, flanders red ale, doppelbock, and, of course weizenbock. Drink slow. Savor this king.

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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 4,539 ratings
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