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 Dave1999
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a very dark brown/purple with a white frothy head which quickly died down.

Smelled sweet yeast,treacle, dark malts,bananas and bubble gum.

Taste was sweet malts, honey, bubble gum, treacle a tiny bit of hops.

Mouth feel was a good smooth with a low level of carbonation very refreshing.

A fantastic beer, hides its abv ridiculously well.Def one of my favourites.

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Photo of DIM
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

note: This is the 1000th bottle review!

a: This is a murky, muddy looking dark wheat brown color. It pours with a medium sized light tan head.

s: Bananas, cloves, cocoa, wheat, and just a touch of heat.

t: This has been reviewed to a lot, so I don't have much to add. Everything here is in balance, sweet wheaty bananas, a little spice and a dry, floral hops. The best example so far of a style I'm just getting to know.

m: Big, thick, creamy, and chewy. Perfect.

d: I could drink these all day. So good I wish it was an NA beer.

Edit: I love this more and more every time I have it. This is the only perfect beer I've ever had.

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Photo of HopsHops
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How can i not love this one?

Fruity sweetness that leaves a sticky feeling on the lips...

A smell that cannot be denied ... Nice dark reddish brown

its just so good...kinda raisin like....with sugary fruits added...nothing specific

great for after dinner as a relaxer...the carbonation is really nice and feels good going down ...

went down nice and warm even though i let mine sit in the fridge for 2 days...

potent but not too potent 8.0%abv....just an all out beauty...

i couldnt ask for a better beer... unique and a real nice sipper


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Photo of Blueribbon666
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my all-time favorites, reviewed here from notes from bottle tasting though I have enjoyed on-tap as well. Poured from bottle into Aventinus tall glass a wonderful caramel color with a good amount of dense tightly condensed head of effervescent bubbles. Taste of malt and a very floral and carbonated burst of flavors all at once with a smack of warmth from the alcohol, but remarkably smooth and totally drinkable which can be a dangerous combo as I have had more then one or two in a sitting and found myself feeling no pain. Good good stuff that I could drink anytime and need to keep on hand more as my glass gets lonely for this dark amber colored devil.

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Photo of Biggness
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well it took about 4 years but I finally got my first 5 across the board! This beer pours a cloudy dark amber.... almost dirty looking with a very creamy white head and tons of lacing. The smell is of bananas. The taste is so smooth I just kept wanting more! There was a huge banana flavor matched with a wonderful malt base with some hints of toasted malts, everything is perfectly balanced in this brew. The mouthfeel was incredibly creamy and the carbonation level was perfect. Wow such an incredibly drinkable brew, I yearn for more, now I know what my next on tap suggestion is for my local establishments.

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Photo of Keith2020
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Maybe one of the top 3 beers in the world; soft on the palate with hints of caramel and floral notes. This is a beer loaded with flavor but not overwhelming. Fans of both light and dark beers will enjoy Aventinus. This beer belongs in every beer lovers collection.

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Photo of pkalix
4.99/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

nice 2-finger, off-white thick head on top of a hazy, thick, pumpkin-skin colored delight. perhaps the 'pumpkin' reference comes from pouring it into a duvel tulip?
my nose is off tonight. i'm sniffing a charcoal-type aroma although i know what i should be smelling. and i've had this before.
taste is rich and thick. creamy, in fact. the taste AND the texture. a hearty pleasure with some rich sweetness and milk-type of creaminess.... not overly sweet like some of the hefes, and no real bitterness present at all.
my first love is german. i'm finding the belgians to be an exciting 2nd place and gaining. my first german love was hefe, until i drank myself out of it (over a course of 20+ years) and cant stand the richness anymore- not even the dunkels.... but this is AWESOME. this is pure pleasure.
i get a strong 'banana' taste, which is something i've never understood in others' reviews before. the color and look of the brew is is awesome- "hearty" sums it up well. if i had to desire something more in the appearance, it would be a tad more foam. the 'charcoal' aroma is gone and i get some of that 'banana' in the smell, which isnt sweet, but definitely distinct. i suppose i am re-hashing the traits because i am leading up to giving this one a 5- almost straight across the board. i'll get a few more later and re-sample for posterity sake. and because i want to be accurate. but this one is simply delightful, yet serious. so, for my favorite in england/scotland it is belhaven wee heavy. for belgium it is st bernardus tripel. and while i have had an eternal love affair with most things german, i have to say that, since reviewing ro BA, this one tops my list. lots of great brews from germany/austria but this one inches a nose above. i can justify the 5 for smell now- my sniffer was a little off at the beginning.

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Photo of drmeto
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

-Follows the nose
-slight alcohol-warming
-high carbonation
-full body
Absolute classic

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Photo of matcris
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE: Rust-brown and murky. More of a copper up to light. Huge tan, creamy, 3+ finger head that won't quit. Leaves a decent amount of short lived lacing down the glass. Did not notice the visual carbonation, sorry.
AROMA: "That's a bingo!!" Hefe Weizen tour de Force (yes I realize it's not a Hefe), banana, clove, incredibly bready. But there is something here that is unlike a Hefe. Lots of pepper. Black pepper and a really nice grassy smell. Oddly, the first thing I thought of was rootbeer when I first smelled it....I chalk it up to being very cold, lol.
TASTE: Banana bread, pepper, lots of cloves, freshly cut grass. Leans more to the sweeter side on the finish, but not cloying. Dry finish.
FEEL: Nice, big carbonation. Soft on the palate. Medium body.
OVERALL: Beautiful beer, for all the reasons I've already given. I don't see how you can do any better than this, but if you can...I'd like to experience it.

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Photo of gearkraft
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased from Kroger, I usually only buy these for special occasions.

Appearance: Deep and rich browns, with considerable cloudiness. Resembles a heavy tea like color. Gorgeous lacing with fluffy head.

Smell: A complex plume of fruit, mainly raisins and perhaps apricots. Has that familiar wheat beer smell, a sweet tickling sensation that reminds me of lemons.

Taste: Dear God, this is one of the greatest beers ever made. A slightly sweet, and malted beginning smoothly peaks into a exceptionally strong raisin like flavor. A citrus like sparkle finishes.

Mouthfeel: First and foremost, there is little carbonation. It makes the finish strong and clean, with little effervescence. Drinks smooth... maybe too smooth?

Drinkability: This beer is easily poundable, but that would be a sin, wouldn't it? It goes down smooth, tastes balanced and good. The high abv can put some people under the table, so be careful. I actually prefer this in the bottle to on tap. Ive had many discussions with fellow beer tasters and we all agree as well. Something about a little time in the bottle makes this brew truly shine. My favorite beer. Bar none.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brownish-red, bronze color with a moderate round tan head. Good carbonation throughout; be careful, my bottle gushed a bit upon opening. Spicy yeasty clove aroma with malty notes and light alcohol tones. A more complex flavor that I can only ramble to describe: vinous, fruity (raisins, figs), spicy clove character, with light alcohol tones. Medium-full bodied (leans full) but has a light airyness due to the carbonation.

Note: this beer was #8 in Stuart Kallen's "The 50 Greatest Beers in the World"

[16.9 oz. for $2.99] and well worth every penny !!

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Photo of bearrunner44
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance- Deep, dark colors ranging from ruby to dark amber. Cloudy. Generous, clingy off-white head.

Smell- Tart, spicy aroma. Contains a mix of raisin-like fruit scents, clove spice, and alcohol. Slightly nutty.

Taste- Sublime & chewy. Sweet and tangy up front, with notes of dark fruits and carmelized malt. Clove flavors hit the taste buds later on, and the alcohol lends an estery, fruity taste to the finish. Overall hop bitterness is low. Alcohol is present, but well-concealed.

Verdict- Sweet, sweet nectar! This is loaded with flavor, but it's not raucous or overbearing. It's complex and mysterious; a wonderful, delicious beer.

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Photo of ZAP
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reminds me a lot of the Hacker Pschorr Weiss Dark that is my favorite summer brew....Really charged up on the pour..bubbly head settles down quickly....The aroma is what I would expect of a dark wheat...banana, cloves...citrus..brown and cloudy in color, this is one tasty beverage...sweet and fruity...plums..banana's...oranges...covered in brown excellent beer. One of the finest I have tasted for this style.

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Photo of inebrius
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks like a pilsener shaped tootsie roll with a bone white beard in the glass. A cream puff doused in a pear and brandy sauce might smell something like Aventinus. Still a hefeweiss, but a hefeweiss with a serious malt base. The malt is kept in check with bittering hops while the typical hefe lip-smacking tartness asserts itself by stepping all over spicy clove toes. A myriad of flavors compound to make this one outstanding brew. If you like hefeweissbiers, than I beseech you, try an Aventinus.

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Photo of BradMacMullin
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had out of a bottle at do brassiere in Albany. Awesome. First of all haven't had a bock in awhile and although not my favorite I went due to the high rating. The ruby red color and little head was different. This smelled so fruity I was surprised. Had Belgium all over it which is great. It is a yeasty malty wheat beer with the perfect blend of fruit. This doesn't seem to be the bock I am used to. I love this beer. Perfect

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass
8.2% ABV, 13.177 on label.

A - Dark brown in the more volumetric parts of the beer, tan-ish brown highlights parts for a nice color with a lovely gradient but, overcome with tons of cloudines, it looks like pond water. The tight, off-white tan colored foam is packed with dense bubbles, which lower slowly leaving little lace beyond one giant finger of foam behind.

S - Aventinus smells like a loaf of fresh banana bread littered with nuts and chocolate chips topped with a drizzle of caramel for subtle sweetness. Sprinkled with clove and cocoa and finished with malt-driven nuances of cherry skin and raisin, this beer has it going on with nary a trace of alcohol!

T - Doughy bread is the perfect incorporation of "doppelbock" into this wheat beer, and boy does it have some wheat! Thick but soft wheat maintains course through the whole beer before banana and clove yeast characteristics come through and finish with a touch of dark fruitiness, trailing off with just a subtle hint of alcohol spice.

M - Smooth and rich, Aventinus has a quick way of coating the throat with it's super-soft and creamy texture. The carbonation bubbles are small enough, it seems, to give a touch of crispness as a subtle hint of warming alcohol finishes up to complete the most perfectly drinking weizenbock.

O - Aventinus is the original weizenbock, brewed in 1907 and still king of the style to this day. It's robust German hefe aroma is perfectly paired with the bready malt profile of a doppelbock for a hybrid style that is a blissful marriage of soft and drinkable wheat with filling and complex maltiness. Like a dense loaf of Banana bread made with nuts and chocolate chips, Aventinus is soft and smooth but rich and filling with a fantastic silky, creamy finish!

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Photo of MikefromNYC
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is the perfect beer for a meal, imho. Wheat with some serious flavor, excellent aftertaste, and authentic dipole bock feel. Will definitely be grabbin another soon.

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Photo of jmbranum
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've reviewed this on several occasions. Ratings above are of my most recent tasting....

Review of 10-28-06:

AP: 4.5, SM: 4.5, T: 4.5, MF: 4.5, D: 4.0

Dark muddy hazy brown brew with a giant head that lingers for awhile and slight glow when held up to the light

Refreshing mouthfeel. Kinda tingly. The aroma is warm and inviting.

Dark spicy wheat bread, lots of cloves, a bit of cinanum and nut meg, a tiny tinge of bananas, a strange mix of citrus (maybe sorta a tiny bit of orange)

The hops I know are there but they seem to only lend a tiny bitter note to the otherwise fruity/spicy mix.

Lots of alcoholic warmth

The best part is at the end, as this beer is best enjoyed by leaving a little beer in the bottle, then swirling it (or rolling the bottle horizontally on the bar) and then pouring the remainder into your glass so you get all of the yeast. The extra yeast adds a very pleasant spiciness to the end.

This bottle is not as good as some I've had (maybe it is too cold). I thought it improved as it warmed up, but still wasn't quite to the level of past Aventinus bottles. I also wonder if it could be the age of the bottle (Aventinus to me really improves with several months or more of aging). The aroma is still superb in this bottle, but the flavor is slightly less complex than normal.

Also another difference to note, is that the label now says it is 8.2% ABV, while it used to be 8.0% ABV. I wonder if the recipe has changed or what?

Review of 1-1-10: One of the great beers. My all time favorite over the years, so take this with a grain of salt. Enjoyed tonight after midnight on New Year's day 2010.

Massive richness. Magnificent aroma. The aroma is full of nice rich honey wheat bread. A bit of banana and citrus. Tons and tons of spices. Cloves for sure. Maybe a a little bit of cinnamon. A little of prckliness from maybe some hops and carbonation.

Thinking of all of the dear friends I've enjoyed this beer with over the years, as I drink it again tonight. Happy New Years to all!

2-23-10 - Changed the taste rating from 1-1-10 from 4.5 to 5.0. Have no idea why I said this was only a 4.5 that night. Must have enjoyed "too much alcoholic warmth"

5-11-12 - Changed the overall rating. This is 5.0 beer if there ever was one.

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Photo of Slamms
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was drinking this out of the bottle, so guessing on the appearance rank. Everything else pretty much perfect. In retrospect, I'm thinking distinct fruity floral elements? But really, the most phenomenal aspect of this beer is that it just tasted better and better the warmer it got. Its 8.2 % alcohol, so was just kind of sipping it to begin with, and it was kind of sitting there warming up a little. The initial impression is a little severe, in terms of alcohol taste, bitterness, and drinkability, but with each additional sip, it just gets better and better and better and better. The dregs was maybe the best experience of the entire bottle.

I've recently drank Piraat and Trappiste Rochefort 8 and 10, all world-class beers, and I generally prefer Belgian beers. But this German beer tops them all.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The original wheat dopplebock according to the bottle, and one that should fix my taste craving with its 500 ml bottle. On to the beer:

Light brown color with a large bubbly head. It has a fantastic smell of bubble gum, bananas, apples, phenols, and ripe fruits. The taste is quite strong, and quite delicious. More of the same flavors in the taste as the smell, with an alcoholic punch that adds a vanilla bean twist to the flavor and provides balance to the beer. Very crisp and spiced mouthfeel, and the strength doesn't hold back the drinkability.

This probably doesn't come as a surprise to me since their stronger eisbock version is one of my favorites. Believe the hype behind this one! Enjoy this on a cool night to fullfill the warming effect at its best.

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Photo of mmva321
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown/copper color that is very dynamic. Reds, yellows and browns make up the body. There is also lasting and foamy off-white head that leaves a dissipating lacing.

S: The aroma is a pleasant surprise from such a dark, harsh looking beer. It's sweet in a way. Clove touches the nose first and malts make up most of the aroma. There is a heavy earthiness to it all but the smell is weightless in a way with notes of banana and citrus punctuating it. There is also just a perfect hint of alcohol completing one of the most well-rounded but unique smells I've ever experienced.

T: Complex and transcendent. Immediately contradictory but upon reflection, complimentary. Dark and heavy with alcohol notes, but also fruity and light with malts and banana giving this beer a robust sweetness that isn't sugary or overbearing at all. A little funk, a little hops complete it all.

M: Rich, smooth, light, carbonated, it's really just perfect. There's a little bit of alcohol burn that I want to take points off for, but it is really fine and maybe even beneficial to the feel. I'm usually more harsh on feel, but this leaves me with no room to complain.

O: There are no complaints here. Aventinus is complex but immediately enjoyable. This is a beer that can change perception and change minds on a style or a brewing tradition. It has mine.

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Photo of mverity
4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is a long time favorite. Recently re-tried for reviewing purposes. The appearance is wonderful; nice dark caramel in color, with a retentive whiteish/cream head. Smell is wonderful, clean, earthy, lightly spiced with clove. Taste is delicious! I get clove, sweet malt, a slight licorice flavor, and a sweet yeasty type note as well. The feel of the beer in my mouth is what I remember liking most about this beer. It's very creamy and light, and leaves a smooth silty finish. The aftertaste is of ripe banana, yum.

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Photo of HappyGuy12345
4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 0.5 liter glass in Munich, Germany (and re-sampled from a hefeweizen glass after poured from a bottle)
Appearance: Dark caramel/brown. Good amount of head, measuring approximately three-fingers.
Smell: Very faint amount of banana, coffee, and various spices
Taste: In a word: Delicious. The taste combines the classic weissbier flavor with strong hints of caramel and coffee, raisin, and sugar. There are also some hints of flavors that I cannot even describe (in a good way). This is a truly unique beer in regards to flavor.
Mouthfeel: Light-moderate carbonation. Incredibly smooth going down. Does not overwhelm the palate at all. Certainly a full-bodied beer, especially compared to other beers of the small class.
Overall: Maybe it's because I initially tried this beer in the USA, found it delicious, and then was able to drink it on on tap in the Schneider Weisse Brewhouse in Munich, that I simply fell in love with this beer. There are many amazing German beers, but this is my favorite thus far.

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Photo of RomanW70
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. Extremely well balanced. Pours dark brown, almost purple, with a thick, frothy head. What a beautiful combination of sweet malts, earthy fruits, and spices. This is one of the most complex beers I've ever had, with each sip bringing a different combination of flavors. Finishes extremely smooth, gently rolling into a light bitterness. My favorite German beer, maybe my favorite beer.

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Photo of CraftySir22
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is not the first time I've dabbled in traditional German beers and will not be the last. Essentially, if you (random bar in east bum(sex) O(some state that will be offended the least) decided to put this on tap-- I would (hypothetically) order it every single time I walked through your roughshod threshold. This is beer crafted in its most perfect form -- anything we do now is merely a perversion of what was previously established.Wheat Dopplebock... American craft brewmanship has not been allowed to delve into this realm of brewing to any substancial degree because the American consumer craft beer palate has barely left high ABV citrus bomb IPAs which are, to my palate, brash and unilateral... and I mean if that's what you're going for then by all means do not drink this beer.

However, upon buying this beer voluntarily you already know how wonderful it is (probably -- unless you made an impulse buy, in which case you hit the jackpot) . On top of that, you already know that it has hundreds of years of lineage to rely on, so, you already know how good this elixir is.

That being said, this amazing beverage has a dark amber hue, and the clarity is akin to a looking glass in a hurricane. (I'm not sure where that came from). If you were to try to look through this beer you wouldn't be able to because it is dark amber and is hazy to point of obscurity.

When you smell the Aventius Tap 6, you are immediately reminded of your lack of cicerone credentials. However, as soon as you have recovered from that sensory onslaught of amazing dark fruit and sweet syrup. The nose is of a simple saison-like quality but definitely tart and funky.

That being said, tasting this beer is like tasting soda for the first time as a deprived Amish 12 year old. But really, the Look, I've already described and I wont do that again. The smell is of sweet Bavarian yeast.. The taste is sweet, (words like nectar come to mind) and very carbonated (yet perfectly balanced), when this beer journeys down your esophagus it rides on a river on infinitesimally small bubbles that were perfectly crafted through hundreds of years of practice. When it comes to the feel, try it for yourself, it is a wild ride for your taste buds and they will love every minute of it. Cheers! I bet Bavarian Kings drank this stuff.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,454 ratings.
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