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

4,483 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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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShanePB
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coasterfreak75
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The pour was a dark copper/brown with a three finger head that quickly dissapated and left a light white lace on top of the beer. The lace hung around for the entire drink.

The smell was very fruity, apricots and dates, alot like a belgian ale. Hidden in the back of the nose was a hint of malt sweetness and even less hop spice.

The drink started with a sharp fruit kick, heavy in apricot. The middle was alot of carbonation with just a hint of malt. The finish was a very light kick of hops followed by a quick clean bit of wheat flavor.

This is the first wheat beer I've had that I really enjoyed. It was quite drinkable and refreshing. Thanks to Chatter for finding it for me, I'll look for this one again.

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Photo of teromous
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle says 120515 I suppose this means May 15th, 2012 is the bottle date.

A: Medium to dark brown depending on where you see it in the glass. Very hazy and looks a lot like black tea. White fluffy full head which looks great, accompanied by great lacing. Really wonderful looking beer.

S: I get some spicy scents like coriander and pepper. A wood lacquer smell to it, with some fruit like a date.

T: Very sweet tasting without tasting like syrup. Each sip gives different flavors with different complexities which is nice. Sometimes I get some grain flavor, some fruity fig flavor floats back there, and a bit of alcohol flavor mixed in with clove. Some plum flavors on the side of my mouth. A little bit of cardboard flavor so perhaps some oxidation? Lots of mellow phenols. I feel that it is important to note that this is a very clean tasting and clean feeling beer. It's not muddled with flavors.

M: Fantastic mouthfeel. It fills the mouth up in all corners, and fits like a glove. It is very easy to drink, and in no way feels like a >8% beer. Very mellow in the mouth without any bitterness bite, carbonation bite, alcohol burn or bite...just a very smooth drinking beer.

O: Overall I really enjoyed the beer. I thought it was nice and mellow with a lot of flavor. It's one of the few beers I've had from Schneider Weisse that still tastes very good when imported...if not the only. I would drink it again, but I would love to try it on tap.

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy dark brown with large off-white head. Head dissipated into nothing by the end of the glass.

A- Wonderful spicy aroma. Hints of clove and light hints of dark fruits.

T- Spicy wheaty taste with some clove and dark fruits. Slight taste of alcohol enhancing that spiciness.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Definite alcohol warmth.

D- Very drinkable. A great representation of the style. Keep an eye out for the alcohol as it will take you by surprise.

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque brown, with light coming through on the edges. Big head on the pour that reduces quickly. Almost no lacing, but a persistent haze over the top.

S - Floral notes, spice (cloves and allspice, cardamom) and mild fruit hints, mostly banana and dark fruits, raisin and plums.

T - Tea and banana, a subtle grain, raisin and other dark fruits. Close is lightly bitter, carbonic.

M - Crisp, clean and smart. Carbonation keeps it so easy to drink, and the ABV is utterly hidden.

O - This is a great beer that keeps its bigness well managed and controlled. Another example of how German beers deliver.

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dark brown color. Large creamy head. Malty spicy aroma with a touch of banana and clove. WOW. Big, bold beer.Banana and cloves moves to raisins, fruit, chocolate and citrus. Taste really grabs at you. Which is NOT a bad thing. Warming taste. Alcohol is evident, but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. NICE beer.

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with hints of red at the edges, crackling four finger light tan head settles to a finger tall, and remains all the way through, leaves temporary sheets of lacing that fade (probably due to the ABV).
Spicy, fruity aroma, dark and red fruits, wheat, roasted character.
Fruity in the taste as well, chocolate, clove, spice, lots of fruit, and caramelized fruit. Clove is strong in the back.
Medium bodied and crisp. Good drinkability for the ABV, feel like I could have a couple.

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- dark brown with golden highlights at the bottom of the weizen glass. strong and steady flow of bubbles going up to the large beige head. not much lacing

S- strong odor of cloves, a faint hint of alcohol, and lots of yeast

T- sweet and hefe like with a toffee-like finish. hints of fruits. apple and almost like pear

M- light and crisp with ample carbonation.

D- very easy to finish the bottle. a great summer beer. something ill be sure to have again. my first wizenbock, i think i need to further explore this style.

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very dark and wheaty. Finally met my match, usually more of a drink super fast type of person, but this is just great when sipped and enjoyed slow. Have been trying to explore beers different than the usual APA/IPA kinda things and so glad. Just a very enjoyable beer with alot of kick abv wise. Can't taste any of the alcohol which is the biggest plus for me.

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a 23oz weizen glass.

A - Pours with a massive, billowing head of light tan bubbles. Deep chestnut hue with ruby highlights. The head doesn't last long and within a few minutes disappears entirely, leaving no lacing whatsoever. Definitely a letdown in this department.

S - Immediately complex. A barrage of dark fruits, spices, and earthy aromas. Dried plums, figs, medjool dates, dark raisins and pumpernickel upfront. Bits of banana, molasses, and clove are present as well. Rich boozy sweetness, with bready malt, candi sugar and a Belgian-esque yeast strain. Deep and inviting caramel presence permeates the whole aroma; sort of the kind you taste in dates. Subtle notes of dark chocolate, almonds, and a mild fennel/licorice linger nicely.

T - Much as the nose implied, this beer is a rich concoction of dark fruits and spices. Dates, figs, raisins, and dried plums. Lots of bready malt, tasty yeast and wheat in here, maybe even some rye malt (pumpernickel?). Finishes with a kick of spice along with boozy sweetness, caramel, dark chocolate, banana, fennel and cherry. A touch less complex than the nose had me thinking, but this brew is still well deserving of the reputation that precedes it. Finishes dryer than expected, with a subtle bitterness and long-lasting aftertaste. This really reminds me of a flavor profile for a Belgian dubbel, with the dark fruits and residual sweetness.

M - Mouth-filling from the first sip. The body is quite thick, with low carbonation throughout. While the alcohol is detectable in taste, it leaves zero warmth in the finish. Doesn't take long for this one to coat the mouth and become rather sticky, which I love with a big, dark brew. My only gripe is that the carbonation feels a little too low.

D - It's easy to see why this is considered a classic brew by many. Just an all around well crafted, and deceptively drinkable German beer. Although, as mentioned before, this is fairly similar to a Belgian dark ale or dubbel. While this brew brings to the table what most other darker German beers do, it has a greater depth to the profile, increased complexity, and unique subtleties that really separate it from the pack. This definitely won't be my last Aventinus.

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500ml bottle poured into a modified pilsner glass.

Appearance: Depending a large 3-4 finger fizzy head that dissipates quickly into ring around the glass. Appearance is a dark reddish brown that resembles mahogany.

Smell: lots of fruity phenols of banana, bubblegum, cloves and oranges. Yeast smell is a cross between a belgium and general hefeweizen. It smells almost identical to a heffeweizen only with an added rusticness from the malt. Dark malt smells like bread with a combination of wood, dark chocolate and molasses.

Taste: Drinks pretty much like a hefeweizen (see smell) but with a darker chocolate malt. Other then the general heffe stuff theres dark chocolate, a bit of caramel and molasses mixed with a alcoholic bite; this provides very bourbon-esque flavor. This beer starts on fruity phenols, hits you in the middle with its chocolate malt and alcohol and leaves with fruity phenols. After taste is very wooden with dark chocolate as well as having a lot of clove spice from the yeast.

Mouthfeel: A high level of carbonation however for the type of beer the body is some what light. There is a big alcoholic warmth in this beer.

Drinkability: A very interesting beer. Extremely complex. All the fruity and spicy characteristics you would want out of a classic heffe but with the firm alcoholic robustness of a dopplebock, without tasting extremely angular and lager-like. A heavy beer though with a high ABV.

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4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pint plus .9 fl. oz. tapered bottle with a cool purple, gold and white label. "Germany's Original Wheat-Doppelbock, Ale." No freshness date seen.

Appearance: Comparable colour to a Double Bock though even deeper and thicker shades of brown from the cloudiness, thin off white lace that has a creamy look to it.

Smell: Ripe fruit is dominant with caramel undertones, almost rum like. Soft spicy clove with hints of caramelized plantains, alcoholic esters are noticeable.

Taste: Mildly crisp carbonation from a stiff pour into the glass, creamy and syrupy thick mouth feel within the full body. Snappy and tingling, parading a clean bite from some spicy clove and sweetish alcohol that leans toward a fruity rum character. Hop bitterness is minute as well as the flavour. Gentle hints of chocolate and chicory and to the complex flavour, finish cleans up a bit from the warming alcohol, nutty yeast and husky grain.

Notes: A massive wheat brew that is unsurpassed by any other of its kind. Unpasteurized, unfiltered, top fermented and original bottle fermentation. The yeast in this brew, make the brew. After pouring, there was enough yeast to begin propagation. This is by far one of the best bock beers tasted to date.

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4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2000 vintage, poured into hefe-weizen glass from the Galgen Hölzle in Ueberlingen.

Pours a dark amber color with a thick head, but is more fizzy than creamy as you would expect. Head slowly receded and left only a ring around the glass and no lacing. Much more of a caramel and chocolate aroma, with subdued spices and hints of banana. I find more molasses, chocolate, caramel, bread, with only a little bit of banana. Taste is definately much more mellowed after nearly 6 years, but it is pretty nicely blended. Seems a little light and watery by now with almost no carbonation. Still a good beer but it just seems to be lacking compared to a fresher bottle.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,483 ratings.
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