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

4,485 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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Photo of CHADMC3
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbowers56
4.44/5  rDev +3%
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 +3%
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 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 +3%
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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Photo of BiltmoreShores
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Afterburner
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a deep mahogany color with a thick, foamy, eggshell-colored head. Good head retention.

Smell: Rich malt aroma, with a strong fruity character. Typical bananas and also (oddly) cantaloupe. Also has an earthy smell, almost like damp, overturned soil. Finally some hints of anise and clove spiciness.

Taste: Tart, lively tang immediately upon consumption. Malt and caramel show up with fanfare halfway through, along with faint chocolate notes and hops. Finish is strongly banana, with subdued hop character, raisins, and noticable alcohol burn. Also a faint taste of cloves.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. More effervescent than your usual doppelbocks, but less effervescent than a standard hefe-weizen.

Drinkability: Reasonably so, although the alcohol might be a limiting factor.

Overall: This was a marvelously complex beer, very similar in tone to Wolnzacher Roggenbier. And the fact that the high malt content comes primarily from wheat malt gives this beer an interesting character that few other beers can match. Recommended.

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Photo of IPA35
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being a fan of the Eisbock I now finally get to try this.
Half a liter bottle, cold cellar temperature.

A hazy brown beer with a rather big foamy off-white head. Good visible carbonation.

A fruity beer, you can smell this is a wheat beer ofcourse with big banana aroma's and some clove. But it is also a dark brew with caramel malts and darker fruits (figs indeed).

Yes, this tastes similar to the Eisbock. It is less intense in flavour, it has more easy to drink, less alcoholic (in the taste) and less syrupy. A combination of delicious dark, fruity maltiness with the spicy banana characteristics of a fine Weizen. Alcohol is still noticable.

The mouthfeel is full. My judgement is clouded as I am comparing this to the delicious Eisbock too much, prehaps, and it not nearly as full as that one or other high ABV beers like RIS's but this is full bodied. Quite heavily carbonated actually, but hey this is a Weizen remember, that's good!

Overal a fine Weizenbock. The Weihenstephaner Vitus dissapointed me last year and since I have been a little afraid to try the style but since this is the basis for the Eisbock I had to try it. I was not dissapointed. A damn fine brew.

Recommended, almost as much as the Eisbock.

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Photo of ramseye4
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A=Pours with a 1 finger head, opaque brown, thick looking, minimal lacing
S= Banana, a lot of chocolate malt, some mild fruit notes and some subuded clove combine to make this an absolutely outstanding smelling beer
T=Banana and yeast dominate, with a very solid malt backbone and some dark fruit, and faint touch of alcohol caps it off nicely in the finish.
M=Full bodied and sticky, moderate carbonation, very sweet feeling overall
D=Tastes great, but the sweetness and high ABV makes this a sipper

Great overall, I've had a few regular bottles and a 2003, it ages well!

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EmoBeerGuy
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one poured with little head but I didn't give it quite a rigourous pour. The color is an amber brown, very similar to Chimay Red.

The nose is very strong and you can pick up on the hops, fruit notes (apples and raisons) as well has the the great yeast that goes into this brew. I had never had a doppelbock and I don't think this one was the best place to start beings as it was dominated by its yeast. Still, this is a great beer. A ton of complexity here, and also a very smooth brew. I compared it to Rare Vos (Ommegang) to my friends but pointed out that it managaes to be even more drinkable and smooth even with its greater alcohol content. Great beer!

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Photo of MattGrimley
4.44/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Premo88
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. bottle poured into flute

L: murky brown, a hint of amber/red; decent little head in the tight flute glass, tan color, disappears quickly, keeps a thick collar, no sticking or lacing; clears up at the bottom over time but still opaque at top

S: sour darker fruits ... sour/sweet ... dried fruits, darker fruits ... plum, dates, figs; slight sourness is definite ... I'm assuming its a combination of the darker malts mixed with the wheat

T: fruity fig, dates ... darker dried fruits, some raisin bread ... sweet ... very sweet, in fact; candy ... very Belgian abbey-ale like, almost tastes like a dubbel or quad

F: fantastic solid carbonated feel, easy to drink for such a big brew

O: I love this style ... I don't know much about it, but this brew in particular is very sweet, strong in ABV but easy to drink with all the alcohol hidden, lots of darker fruit tastes; only the slight sourness in the nose tips off the wheat, otherwise it comes off like a really good Belgian dubbel ... fantastic beer

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Photo of Martine
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JRS
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a big fan of the doppelbock and this fine brew doesn't disappoint. This is one of those beers that I see on the shelf but always end up reaching for something else but I grabbed it today.

Appearance: This beer poured a cloudy bronze with a vigorous three finger head. The head is soapy and quickly disappears with no lacing. Please pour it slowly as there is some yeast sediment is in the bottle.

Smell: Dark fruits, bready yeast and a mild banana jump into my nose. The smell is sweet and potent but in a wonderful way. There's a hint of mild caramel and some malt. It has the smell of a Belgian tripel.

Taste: The dark fruits of the smell follow into the taste. Sweet cherries and dates...pretty damn tasty! Mild yeast, though I'm struggling to taste the clovelike finish that the bottle pronounces. There is no hint of the 8.2% ABV though I am starting to feel it in my head. That's okay though.

Mouthfeel: Nice...just enough carbonation and viscosity to cover the tongue and accent the taste.

Drinkability: I had to double check the bottle because I didn't believe the's barely in the taste but finds it's way to my head nicely. I'm drinking this one far faster than planned. I wish I had another bottle to split with a friend.

Overall: I would try this out if you've walked past it. Awesome smell and flavor...enjoy this one with one with a calzone. The yeast and sweetness works well with the dough and spicy pepperoni!

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Photo of Maciej
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pahn
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Moderate pour yields a 1 inch off-white, frothy and fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Color is a deep, semi-opaque amber, with some bubbles rising in the middle. No lacing at all.

Smell: Grape, clove, banana, and typical weissbier aroma. As it warms, notes of plum and bread come out. Very stimulating.

Taste: The first sip is dominated by a musty, fruity, clove-infused flavor that reminds me of some trappist beer. Notes of other spices, plum, grape, and raisin, with some soapiness in the finish. The taste is very bright; the carbonation is perfect for punching up the already spicy flavor. That dark fruity clove mustiness is beautiful and never lets up. A malty sweetness comes out as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Mildly creamy, neither full-bodied nor watery. As noted above, the carbonation works perfectly with the refreshing, spicy flavor.

Drinkability: Excellent. Refreshing with a complex and stimulating flavor, which is exactly what I want from this kind of beer.

Aventinus is a very impressive weizenbock. It tastes kind of like the love child of a really refreshing hefeweizen and a dark trappist quad.

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Photo of thepenguin
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a murky dark brown color, yeast sediment in suspension and a nice, close-knit head with excellent retention.

Smell: Very yeasty and spicy, with doughy malt. Banana, holiday spices, bubblegum, dates, apricots. Overall a powerful, enticing aroma.

Taste: Sweet doughy malt takes the stage with a nice spiciness and flavors of dark fruits, clove, nutmeg, brown sugar, wheat and of course, yeast. Has a pleasant semisweet, spicy finish.

Feel: Medium body, a tad slick with average carbonation and a touch of warmth at the end.

Overall: For this beer’s strength and maltiness, it is unbelievably drinkable, both in taste and feel. Complex, tasty with a great aroma and excellent head retention. I can find little fault with this delightful weissbier.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erushing
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of C3likesbeer
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice pour with medium head. Cloudy amber and copper color.

S: fruity banana esters, ancient spice and malt. Maybe a little clove. Smells like a pefect October comfort beer.

T: Perfect Octoberfest fall beer. Complex mixture of fruit, spice, mal and even bread. Nice carbonated mouthfeel.

O: This is a great beer plain and simple. Love the mixture of all of the flavors.

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Photo of Schwoopty
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the first doppelbocks I have had in a while. I normally dont go out of my way to drink this style but it was recommended to me which means I had to taste it.

The pour is crystal clear with a nice white head lingering throughout my session. The aromas are bold. Caramelized fruit, bananas, clove, and spice are immediately present. My first taste is more of the caramelized fruit. The spices come through more in the taste and remind me of a bananas foster desert. The caramel sweetness cuts down the spices and the hops battle back the sweetness to lend a dryer finish. The medium carbonation and 8.2 ABV help out the hops in the dry finish.

I think you would be hard pressed to find another beer in this style that can beat this on out on aroma and flavor. It may be a personal preference but this is one of the best in my opinion. Huzzah to German brewing!

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy chocolate brown pour with a two finger off-white head with decent retention and great lacing. Big malty, bready nose with hints of banana, cloves, chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar, licorice, and caramel. The taste is rich and bold with tons of malty sweet brown bread. banana, plums, caramel, cloves, tobacco, chocolate, anise, apple skin, and some nice subtle citrus hop notes. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with prickly carbonation and a creamy and slightly oily finish. Overall, another great offering from Schneider Weisse. Kicking myself for living in Germany all these years and not giving Weizens a second chance. Will definitely have this stocked in my beer fridge in the future!

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Photo of Lupe
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, reddish brown, cloudy due to the yeast. Big, tight head with nice lace. The aroma seemed a little spicy, with a peppery bite and some alcohol to the nose. Well carbonated but slips down with ease, creamy and very full mouthfeel. Slight hint of alcohol (rum) with spicy and fruity flavors. In the end, the flavors are very well balanced and plentiful. Thankfully, it comes in the larger 500ml bottle, and I get the chance to have a generous second pour into the glass.

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Photo of GeezLynn
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge frothy beige head shrouds a cloudy orange brown ale. Superb retention.
Lively tart smell of fruits - banana, plum and raisin.
Flavors include include these fruits along with spices - especially cloves - with the dark malt adding a chocolate component to the body.
Mouthfeel is somewhere between medium and thick with the kind of minute bubble carbonation that results in a very smooth feel.
Would rate drinkability higher were it not for the intense spicy vs tangy interaction.
Definitely a heavy hitter. I now see why this is the benchmark for the style.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,485 ratings.
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