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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 SingleCell
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Weizen glass from a 500mL bottle after going into the fridge for 20 mins because my cellar is running warmer then the recommended serving temp.

A: Very lively looking beer. Blood orange to copper coloured murky beer with a three inch rocky off white head which subsides very quickly into a thin 1/8 inch head which is maintained due to the strong carbonation.

S: Wow did I just open a beer or a package of bubble gum? Big bubble gum presence right off the bat with banana notes in the background. Also some very sweet orange chocolate in the background. There is also alot of yeast in the nose.

T: Again the bubble gum is right there upfront. Actually, all of the scents I mentioned above are present in the taste. There is also some more estery flavours there as well as spiciness.

M: Medium to heavy carbonation with medium body. Although the carbonation is heavy the beer is surprisingly and pleasantly quite smooth.

D: Some alcohol makes its way through in the taste which slightly hurt the drinkability of this beer. Also at 8.2% I'm probably only going to have one. However, the beer has a great smell, an equally great taste and an excellent mouthfeel.

Overall an excellent beer. Still a little bit of heat present after one year of cellaring. I've got a few more in the cellar which will be tasted a few years from now. Cheers everyone!

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Photo of nortmand
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown pour with an incredible head that just wont quit. Just bubbles and bubbles.

Spicy clove and chocolate notes dominate the smell.

Smooth, creamy flavor up front explodes into an incredible biting spice on the back of the tongue. Fantastic.

Incredibly high carbonation defines the mouthfeel. A perfect strong summer beer.

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Photo of ToolHead
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

50 cl bottle, served in Aventinus glass.
Appearance-wise, this is one of the most beautiful beers around, especially when served in the right glass: Deep, opaque reddish-brown; enormous, stable head that sticks around until the very end; massive carbonation visible all the way up the tall glass. It's almost - almost - a shame to drink a beer this fine-looking...
Taste is highly complex, easily combining the freshness of a wheat beer w/ the depth and fullness of taste of a doppelbock. Exemplary. Luxurious mouthfeel and very good drinkability w/ the 8% abv. being well hidden.
A unique and wonderful brew that's become one of my all-time favorites.

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Photo of JayS2629
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Muddy, cloudy amber with creamy white head that lingers and has beautiful lacing. The smell is fruity. Strong, ripe bananas and spice. Clove in the background. Some dark fruits. Prune and raisin. Hints of vanilla. The taste follows the nose. Ripe bananas, vanilla, cream, dark malt, hints of chocolate, Mostly banana. Sweet carmels throughout as backbone. Creamy mouthfeel. Like a creamy banana milkshake with a dash of chocolate. Awesomely easy to drink.

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Photo of Tony49er
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type- From a bottle poured into a Tulip Glass

Appearance- Classic German Wheat DoppleBock dark hazel nut in color, towering head even in a small glass.

Smell- Roasted Banana's, dark fruits, Slight Booze note

Taste- Roasted Banana, dark fruit, slight booze finish but not bad for a beer 8.2% ABV

Mouthfeel- Classic smooth DoppleBock

Overall- One of the best offerings in that style in the world a world class beer anyone should try its one of my favorites

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Photo of Fnerk
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Schneider weizen bock pours a dark ruby, though the head was a bit thin which I attribute to sneaking a half pint before opening the growler for the session proper. Probably lost a bit of gas to the air space thus created--my bad, but with stuff like this it's hard to wait!

Appearance - dark ruby, with a cloudiness appropriate for the style. Again, a half-finger head due to the growler mishandling, but no big deal, reduced to a fine cap with good lacing in a few minutes.

Aroma - typical banana/coves, but the sweet thing here is it's not overdone as is so common with regular weizens. The dark malt cuts through to balance things out, quite nice.

Taste - Yummy. Perfect malty profile, and just the right touch of bittering hops.Banana, cloves, currants...perfect.

Mouthfeel - lovely. no too much carbonation, and medium-bodied for what could have been a malt/wheat bomb. Not syrupy, just a perfect viscosity.

Drinkability - could be quite the session brew if it weren't for the 8.2% alcohol content.

Schneider never fails to deliver. What a great brewery and it's great that Garret Oliver is involved with creating beers at this brewery. :)

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Photo of Radome
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 500 ml bottle into a goblet.

A - Very dark brown color. It lets some light through, but this shows some cloudiness, as could be expected for a wheat beer. Head is persistent, light tan in color and appears smooth and creamy. Tiny bubbles rise continuously to the surface. Sheets of lace form on the glass when moved, but they quickly drop back into the head.

S - Wonderful aromas of earthy hops, gingerbread, molasses, raisins, plums, whole wheat toast. The alcohol is there as a sweet brandy-like note. Wow! This is extremely complex and appealing. Maybe some light cloves, but no banana note.

T - The flavors mirror the aromas. A delicious mix of wheat, warm malt, molasses, dried fruits, mild, earthy hops. There is sweet alcohol and then a medium dry finish.

M - Medium body. Smooth, creamy carbonation. Medium hops bitterness and light alcohol presence.

O - Every aspect f this beer is spot-on. A true world classic.

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Photo of jwhancher
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at a relatively new German bar at 8th and South in Philly. The bartender was giving me samples from various tap handles as I wanted to try out new German beers I've never had. When he gave me this one, I knew it was a winner.

Although I'm going to have to try this beer again (and again) to give a more thorough review, my first impressions include a nice copper brown color, a wheaty yet tempting yeast smell, and very good overall drinkability. Complimented the german pretzel I had quite nicely. Both the smell & taste were quite complex, so I won't mind sampling some more of these!

12/8/09: Tried this one again in a 500ml botttle. Poured dark copper with great carbonation & thick head. Smells of banana, vanilla/chocolate, & clove stuck out. Tasted like banana and cloves as well as dark & wheat malts. Very appealing w/tanginess and spicy character that hits the tip of your tongue. A very complex beer but worthy of anyone's attention.

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Photo of postulanTrappist
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 500ml bottle.

A - This massive beer looks monolithic in my Weihenstephan 0.5l weisen glass (thanks to dustinwilliams). Murky and walnut-brown in color (tawny-amber when held up to a light). Medium to high carbonation, and a 3-finger tan, creamy head with good retention.

S - Mildly peppery cloves, dates, banana, and some alcohol in the background that comes across a bit like vanilla. A hint of muskiness.

T - A delightful explosion of tastes to be sure and more or less what the aroma lets on. Very sweet date-like fruit up front that hangs on through mid-palate, followed by peppery cloves. A big complex ending here with a bit of alcohol burn, some banana, mild chocolate, and a hint of bubblegum coming through in the long and slightly dry finish. Towards the end I thought I caught perhaps a hint of hop presence as well, but it might simply be my imagination.

M - Medium-bodied, substantial, and somewhat slick. Carbonation is palpable when swallowing.

D - I would love to have another if only I hadn't imbibed the first one so quickly.

This is the first wheat-doppelbock I've come across, but it seems to do a great job of balancing out the hefeweizen and doppelbock traits. It's fruity and sweet, but not cloyingly so. Banana and cloves are present, but not dominant. It even has some similarities to the tripel style, which earns it brownie points in my book. A truly amazing beer to be sure, and one that will call me back time and again.

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Photo of cracgor
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Dark brown/caramel color. Not black. Huge, noisy, rocky, offwhite colored head made of tiny bubbles. Thick sheet of bubbles remains and sticks modestly.

Smell: Very wheaty right as I open the bottle. Smells like hefeweizen. Yeasty, bready, and a little spiced.

Taste: Tons of flavor. Wheaty, yeasty, and even chocolaty. Also fruity and sweet...one of the best tasting beers I have experienced. Slightly spiced as it finishes with clove.

Mouthfeel: medium body. Maybe a little fuller. Alcohol is completely hidden except a little warmth in the back of my throat.

Drinkability: If you like wheat beer and dopplebock (but especially the rather) this is very great. I will buy this one every chance I get.

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Photo of BradC
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a ruddy cloudy brown color with at least an inch of light tan head and lots of lacing.

Flavors of banana, clove, raisins, light chocolate, a malty sweetness, the high abv is well masked.

Medium high carbonation, smooth and full bodied. A pleasure to drink.

I've not been a fan of the weizenbocks until now, this is packed with flavor.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my all-time favorites, bar none. The taste has become my ideal for a doppelbock - a taste by which I measure all rivals. Schneider just makes damn fine beer. Malty, yeasty, strong, and bold. Goes great with grilled meats and flatbreads and it's flavor is never compromised. Very impressive.

I had a 2 liter (2-story) mug of this about 3-4 weeks ago at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philly - the most of it I had in one sitting. It was just about too much. I wouldn't suggest drinking even that much of it at once. You don't have to. One bottle alone will make a man out of you. One bottle and you're hooked for life. I've been to a couple places that serve it in a pint glass. I got no problem with that.

The eisbock version of this is still pretty good, but the balance of flavor, body and alcohol are so perfect on the original that the extra kick on the stronger issue delicately destroys the dream.

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Photo of JackTheRipper
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to BigLove for this awesome beer!

A: Cloudy fresh pressed apple cider color, bigass fluffy tannish head. Wispy lacing. In the beer are seen <Don Ho>Tiny Bubbles</Don Ho>

S: Unbelievable complexity in the nose. Fruity wine like aromas of grapes and raisins. Richly toasted malts, spicy yeast aromas, bananas, cloves. Mild solvent alcohol aromas. Dark bread crust. This beer ranks right up there with the finest that Belgium has to offer.

T: Taste is right up there with Trappist ales. Big malt flavors, strong hints of grapes and plums. There's a bit of an alcoholic spicy flavor. Chewy, sticky bread. Hop bitterness is very low and seems there only to keep the maltiness from becoming cloying. Citrusy and yeasty. Just an absolute joy to taste. Flavors are dancing a slow neverending waltz.

M: Full body. Alcohol is a hot bolus playing swirly in my system, but it's not a sharp, drying alcohol feel, but a golden smooth warming. Carbonation is just a wee bit too high.

D&N: Definitely worth the wait to try this one. This is a beer to sit back with and savor. A heavy, strong, and thoroughly enjoyable beer. Thanks again to BigLove for hooking me up with this brew.

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Photo of janubio
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep amber colour, with reddish reflection to the light. Two fingers creamy head that holds all the while, and a creamy lace all around the glass. Aroma of banana, chocolate, cloves, rainsins, rum. Medium body, palate is dense and thick. Taste of chocolate, bananas, clove, vanilla, rum. If anybody told me it's aged in oak, I'd believe it. Great.

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Photo of dalan
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Awesome. The 3 inch head is glorious
S- Awesome. Addictive.

T - Awesome. Awesome.

D - Very drinkable

I know some folks are not big fans of the wheat beers but his stands up to any IPA, Barleywine, Stout, Belgian etc,. out there. This would make the finalist list for Best in Show...just sayin.

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Photo of jampics2
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A 16.9oz bottle at the Winking Lizard. I've already lost count on the beer tour, but this had to be around #35.

Poured down the middle into an open mouthed big glass. Muddy scat brown with a HUGE head. Head looks great, beer looks like something that came out the rear end of a dog that ate a box of laxatives. But if it tastes good, I don't really care if it doesn't look so appealing.

Smell is awesome!! Baked bread malt, crusty and fresh. Banana, clove from the 4 vinyl guaiacol. Chocolate traces and wheat.

Taste is simply legendary. Perfect 5. This is the quintessential Weizenbock. Tastes like a sweet banana clove liquor. Chocolate and vanilla add to the depth. This is just perfect.

Mouthfeel was really good as well. Perfect body provides enough of a reminder that this is a 8.2% with its significance. Carb adds just enough tingle to keep it vibrant and refreshing.

Drinkability was amazing. This went down so easy, I could drink lots and lots. A legendary beer for a reason, perhaps my favorite German beer, my German heritage makes me wonder if my distant relatives have been going nuts for this for years.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance – Dark brown in color with lots of carbonation and a great head, but little lacing.

Smell – Huge dark yeast and malt aromas along with a variety of sweets. Raw sugar stands out to me, but there are also strong sticky caramel notes, bananas, and other ripe fruits. Well done.

Taste - This is a symphony of flavors. It is brewed in Munchen, Bayern, the home of great beer.

The dunkel weizen aspect is awesome, a hair sweeter than the standard. The carbonation is middling, the yeast deep, raw, and intricate to the flavor, and the dark, burnt taste is present but not porteresque. The huge sugars from the nose kick in as well, making this a mouthful.

The other half of the blend is the doppel bock. Here Aventinus shines as well. The burnt taste (different from the dunkles weizen flavors) is classic bock and, somehow, very distinctive from but not overpowering to the other aspects of the beer.

Together the myriad flavors add up to a smooth, most complex, slightly intoxicating (8.0 ABV) masterpiece. The Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock is an amazing accomplishment within the brewing industry. I’ve never tasted anything like it.

Mouthfeel – A little off carbonation for a weitzen, but right on for a doppelbock. It’s not perfect, but really good.

Drinkability – In Germany a case of beer consists of 20 bottles like this in a plastic milk bottle type of carrier, and they are ribbed for stacking on top of one another. I’d like to have a walk-in cooler in my house and these things stacked to the ceiling. This went down exceptionally well.

Comments – I got down to the 39th review (high-low) before finding anything lower than a four (I’m number 40). This is the real deal and not just my partialness to weitzens and bocks. It’s incredible, and easily one of my favorite beers of all time.

Update: Reviewed 11/23/04 and raising the Mouthfeel from 4.0 to 4.5. This beer is utterly consistant from year to year.

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Photo of Natureboy
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a dark ruby color, the color of a British style porter, around 30 to 40 SRM, with a thick, white, long-lasting head and plenty of yeast in suspension. Creamy mouthfeel. Rich, malty sweetness with a mildly tart finish. Aromas of clove and grapes and berries. No hop aroma, mild to no hop bitterness, mild to no alcohol. This is the benchmark for a wheat dopplebock. Rich, complex and fruity.

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Photo of Yesac
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark murky brown. Large foam head that fades to a nice thin head. Great thick lacing on the glass.

S- Cinnamon spice, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast. Candy-like sweetness overall. Smell like Christmas in a glass.

T- Along with smell.. dark fruits, Belgian yeast big wheat presence and very sweet overall. The 8.2% is very well hidden. Great toasty malt finish.

M- Thin, medium/low carbonation. The mouthfeel is great.. is coates well and leaves a tease of amount of flavor leaving your palate asking for another splash of this excellent German brew. Slightly dry finish.

D- So easy drinking and smooth. Complex flavors and aromas and the great mouthfeel to boot.

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Photo of cktison
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap in Aventinus glass, long bottom with a chalice-like top.
A: Gorgeous. Cloudy brown, 1.5" head that is creamy and holding above rim of glass.
S: Again, great smell. Nose deep in the head, fruits and banana and clove. Some alcohol noticable, but not much for 8.0%
T: Spectacular weizenbock, creamy and nice carbonation. Spicy, cloves dominant. Clean finish to me, great lingering flavors, fruits.
M: Very creamy, very smooth. Little bite as you first take it in.
D: Stunned its %8. Goes down very easily, very smooth. Excellent beer, especially on tap.

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Photo of mikeg67
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with a thick, off-white, never ending, foamy head and a lot of lacing.
Aroma is of yeast, banana, cloves, cinnamon, wheat and brown sugar. Full, slightly crisp body. Wheat malt, spices, banana, some apple and some alcohol fill the palate. Long, pleasant, semi-dry finish. Wonderful brew, I could drink it a whole day.

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Photo of Zonk
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a caramel brown with lofty tan head. Really complex fruity aromas ranging from fig and plum to banana bread. The taste include some of the fruit complexity but then finishes with a delicous malty caramel flavor as well as a hint of spicy clove. The 8% alcohol barely shows. Medium body but thick for a wheat beer. Overall a really amzingly complex and tasty beer.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: cloudy, chestnut body with a big head

Aroma: wheaty, malty, raisins, spices; very complex aroma

Taste: spicy, raisins; delicious

Remarks: This is my favorite German beer hands down. I really miss it.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of HitokiriNate85
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a half liter bottle dated 09.089

A - Poured a murky brown into my weizen glass. Two-finger, thick, frothy head. Lots of big bubbles in the head that create a semi-rocky head. Fair amount of carbonation that cascades nicely up the glass. The head diminishes into a thin but tight creamy cap.

S - Big whiff of clove and banana. A bit of alcohol. Every time I take the glass away for a few seconds and bring it back there's a big, bready malt note that really cements the nose.

T - When something is good enough, it's hard to describe it with words. The dark malt works incredibly well with the wheat. They meld to create an incredibly smooth flavor that doesn't have the tang of a regular weizen(which I love, but it works well without it here). Milk chocolate, a bit of cherry, and a definite, very recognizable brandy note. The finish ends with a nice, big wheat note. Just phenomenal.

MF - Honestly, it might be the single 'smoothest' tasting beer I've had. The feel is incredibly full. The carbonation provides some lively feel, but in staying modest really lends to the smooth, silky feel.

D - Fantastic. I could have more than one. I'd love to have more than one with a meal. This could pair really well with a variety of food, from entrees to dessert. And to wax philosophical for a moment, this is an example of why beer is great. This isn't a beer that's based on hype. It doesn't need hype. Food is timeless, and this is an example of why. And to note, my 4.5 is based on the fact that I've had more drinkable beers, including weizenbocks.

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Photo of JakesForLuck
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer. You pop the cap and get this amazing banana smell, it pours like a picture of what a perfect beer should look like. Great color, cloudy unfiltered liquid bread. Take your first sip expecting it to be very heavy, while the flavor definitely socks you in the mouth, it is surprisingly easy to drink, which at 8.2% can be a bit precarious. Have a driver or better yet, stay home. This beer is a great way to end a day.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,402 ratings.
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