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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.

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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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Photo of AirBob
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

A - Soft, hazy brown body. Three inches of heavy, off-white head. Great retention. Pretty, cascading carbonation during the pour.

S - Strong with dark fruits (fig), yeast, and clove. Slight grassy notes, milk chocolate, and maybe leather. Intense and wonderful.

M - Fully-bodied with a slightly heavy finish, but not too sticky (trace of stickiness on the tongue after each sip).

T - Lost of sweet, dark fruits. Coffee grounds and caramel. Grain from the wheat. Subtle grassy hops in the finish.

O - Easy to drink for 8.2% abv and pretty damn tasty.

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Photo of dreadnatty08
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed at RFD
Pours an orange tinged ruby color with huge amounts of head. Becomes cloudier with each pour, obviously unfiltered; with great tracing as well. Aromas are huge with lots of clove, caramel, banana, and wheat, and a slight bit of cocoa. On the palate, the chocolate becomes more evident along with dark fruits, raisins, a little vanilla, some cinnamon in the finish, ginger, along with an astringency. Carbonation was medium high producing quite a sting with a medium light, creamy body. Drinkability was extremely good, the alcohol was nowhere to be seen. One of the best German beers I've had.

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

The bottle in question was cellared for about two years. It may be handy when shopping for a bottle to know many currently on the shelves of stores are already somewhat aged.

The beer pours a murky shade of brown that makes one think of staring into a muddy pond. It gave an off-white head that had some staying power and left some lacing.

A smooth and sweet malty aroma tickled the sense of smell on initial observation. It is only a gateway to the sweet malty flavor to come. Though this is very warming, one must also note that the beer it smooth, thick, and even chewy. The after effect is a warming sensation that charts the path to your belly.

Clearly, this is a sipper to be enjoyed with friends. If you drink too much on your own, you risk losing appreciation of the beer.

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

Served in the appropriate Aventinus glass at cellar temperature. Paired with an incredibly tasty wedge of Chimay cheese... prepare for liftoff...

Appearance- The beer pours a light raisiny cognac, with the gorgeous head that has earned its place in beer publications everywhere... four tall fingers of soapy, persistent head that performs with vigor and grace inside the glass. After settling for several minutes, it is stalwart and sexy. Medium, chunky lacing is left behind.

Smell- Huge banana esters and clove leap out of my glass, landing somewhere behind me. Full and obese. The alcohol is completely hidden amongst the gigantic wheat character, but the aroma is unmistakably Weizenbock.

Taste- A full, generous dose of wheat and bananas coat the tongue, conceding to the malty, spicy environment that surrounds it. Complete and round.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Slick, slippery, viscous, and mouth filling... a terrific environment for the feel and tastes of this beer. No problem drinking this one, it's truly outstanding and very easy to find.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer defines the style for me, and shoot it's tasty.

A very hazy brown with yellow-golden highlights. Amazing head retention and super lacing.

Classic weizen wheat mixed with cerealish sweet malt flavors, some bananas mix with berry, theres some confectionary qualities to it as well. A very complex and pleasing aroma.

The taste has mostly the same weizen, sugary malt, and banana qualities as the smell. Other dark fruits chime in and there is a licorice-ness to it. Some vanilla like it had some time on oak. Awesome.

Medium good carbonation yet very smooth.

An excellent beer and a standard. Do not pass this one up on tap!

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

A: Brown/orange mixture, with very lightly tan head.

S: Dried fruit, raisins, very inviting

T: The wheat and vanilla have a very small lead in taste over the chocolate.

M: Average carbonation, lightly sweet, nice smooth feel, medium body

O: One of my all time favorite beers, always have a few bottle sitting the fridge for a good night.

Does not have the bitter bite of some other high percentage beers.

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Photo of phillybeer7779
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into an Aventinus glass (coolest looking glass ever!). Amazing looking beer, as it is a dark amber towards the top, and hazy at the bottom, with about 3/4 inch of head. Very smooth and balanced smell. The taste is amazingly complex, balance like the smell with the taste of some cloves, and bananas. Excellent mouthfeel, and very drinkable, with the alcohol hidden well. Refreshing like a wheat beer, but in a manly way (if that makes any sense). It may not be the best beer I have ever had, but it is definately my favorite!

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Photo of Louski
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap in a tall franziskaner glass. Pours a dark ruby red with dense white head. Smell was timid but the flavor makes up. Reminds me of dark cherries, figs, with a smooth and subtle sweetness in the finish. I keep going back to the local bar that has this on tap. For $4 at happy hour, this is a bargain I can't pass up.

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Photo of tviz33
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle in to a weizen glass.

A- Medium brown and super cloudy, like a mud puddle. Really frothy light tan head.

S- The smell is heavenly spice, clove, and banana. Just about perfect.

T- The tastes compliments the smell perfectly. Some dark fruits and sweetness mingle with all the flavors from the nose and make this just wonderful.

M- Medium body and alive with carbonation. Silky smooth too.

O- This beer fulfilled my expectations and then some. I will definitely enjoy this again.

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Photo of zeppedled
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Hands down, one of the best I have had! Mellow and subtle hints of a dunkle and a hefe with the rich body of a doppelbock. Amazing that this is brewed as an ale! Little head when poured into a glass, but the color makes up for it. A nice milk chocolate color with a mild aroma. I do not know what else to say but try one!

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Photo of Beric
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving: On-tap at the original Weisses Bräuhaus in downtown Munich. 500 mL pour.
Served: June 2012

Appearance: Dark brown and hazy, actually not the prettiest beer. Sometimes you get hints of a ruby or grey depending on the lighting. Like wheat beers, this one has a nice, two finger head on it that sticks around for quite a while.

Smell: Smells fruity and sweet- hints of raisins, dates, molasses, and other syrupy smells. Definitely seems complex and invites a taste.

Taste: Absolutely incredible. Tastes a lot like it smells- raisins and dates, maybe some plum notes to up the sweetness. The beer does taste sweet- it is definitely not 'dry' in the wine sense, or like how some lighter beers or hoppy beers finish bitter. This one, after swallowing, really hits you with all these dark fruity, syrupy notes. The alcohol is masterfully hidden in this one.

Mouthfeel: The wheat and yeast make this one smooth and creamy. Feels a lot like a Hefeweizen, which makes it feel lighter than it really is.

Overall: One of the best beers I had during my stay in Germany, and one I have returned to many times since. A must-try, and gold-standard for Weizenbocks.

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Photo of shbobdb
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

What a beer, what a beer! It's hard to talk about appearance when you're drinking the beer from the bottle in the toilet of a busy library, but mmm. Sniffing the mouth of the bottle I am bombarded by pleasant weizen flavors and that's just foreplay. The real action happens when it put the bottle to my mouth and WOW. So good. This beer is everything a weizen should be and since it's a dunkelweizen, it is a little less oppressively sweet than your standard hefeweizen. If you haven't already drank this beer, GO OUT AND BUY IT, NOW.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have to say right off the bat that this is possibly one of the best beers that I have ever had. I poured the bottle into a weizen glass and it appeared a nice dark brown color that produced an off-white/tan-ish colored, rocky, dense head that was very well retained. Loads of carbonation. The aroma was a wheat and some other spice or aroma that I could not pin down, but whatever it was really made the beer. The taste followed the nose perfectly and was followed by a nice sweet finish. If there is a better tasting beer for this style, I would be shocked. The beer had a medium body to it, it was extremely smooth, and had excellent carbonation. The only downside was that I did not have another bottle. As I said before, this may be one of the best beers that I have had, of any style. Outstanding and a must try for any BA.

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Photo of BeerSox
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500mL bottle into 23oz weizen glass.

Presents itself as a cloudy chocolate brown hue. The color changes with the taper of the glass, getting ligther where the glass gets thinner. Abundance of head, even though I screwed up on the pour (I kept the tip of the bottle under the the beer too long, so the finishing pour didn't make enough foam).

Earthy yeast aromas raging with bananas, and a smooth creamy smell. Hints of clove. Slight alcohol can be detected in the aromas.

Strong wheat malt flavors along with plenty of yeasty fruit flavors. Light hoppiness at the end the balance the malts. The 8.2% ABV alcohol is hidden very well. Only gets creamier as it warms.

Medium bodied with considerable carbonation. Smooth finish, even with the higher %ABV.

This is basically the wheat version of a doppelbock. I really enjoyed this one, it was a real treat. Consider this a great dessert beer. Try this one, you won't regret it.

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Photo of ncbrewerbun
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a dark but clear copper auburn like color.

An intriguing aroma -- fruity (plums and raisins), malt sweetness along with a hint of chocolate.

A complex flavor of the plum type fruitiness, along with malt and caramel.

The mouthfeel really added to this beer, with the effervescence from the carbonization

An excellent beer.

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Photo of Flashsp2
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aventinus into proper weizen glass

Pours a deep ruby with brown and gold highlights, and a two finger tan head. No lace is left, but a quick swirl leaves sheets that drag slowly down.

The nose on this beer, oh man. Clove, spice, yeast, chocolate, faint banana, sweet vanilla extract, tangy wheat.

God, thank you for making this beer. Indirectly. But thank you. Chocolate covered bananas, vanilla, clove, spice cake, chocolate drizzled tangerines, yeast dryness on the finish. Such a dark beer, yet so powerfully bright and consuming of all the senses. Finishes pretty clean leaving just a bit of tanginess from the wheat.

Body is quite heavy, but broken apart quickly with a dancing and zippy carbonation. Never settles in one area, but instead chooses to run about through the mouth as quickly as possible.

I think this is possibly the easiest drinking beer in the 8% category. It just goes down so absurdly easy, and then it's all gone. Good thing that it only comes in half liters, this would do a world of hurt in a six pack. And it's priced pretty nicely too. Is it weird to get butterflies when drinking a beer?

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Photo of Torchiest
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a 500ml bottle into 20oz oktoberfest glass.

Dark ruddy brown with a decent beige head that faded quickly.

Smells sweet, fruity, clove notes, chocolatey, unique yeast aroma.

Very sweet front, melts into this indescribable mix of immense depth. Currant, chocolate, slight banana flavor, clove, more fruit, nice mellow bitterness, fades into a glorious and long lasting port wine finish.

Fantastic creaminess mixed with solid bite from carbonation which balances quite well. Lots of warmth throughout that is just right.

I could guzzle this all night long, and I have in fact gotten into trouble with it a few times because it is so easy to drink. I want to savor it, and yet I can't get enough. Definitely one of the best beers on Earth.

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Photo of erosier
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L: Pours an amber/brown color with a medium sized and medium bodied tan colored head.
S: Smells of sweet malts, mainly roasted malts. There was no sourness or rubbery yeasty aroma that a weizenbock tends to bring to me. There was nice amounts of clove an banana at the end of the nose, but nothing off-putting.
T: Very nice mix of the malts and very good yeast flavors as they were somewhat citrisy, banana flavored and clove flavored.
M: Very smooth with the right amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable beer, this is the only weizenbock I've ever enjoyed.

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Photo of marc77
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The garnet hued, slightly chill - hazed bubbly brew is topped by a dense, creamy and smooth off - white head. The combination of banana esters, toasty munich malt, subtle chocolately notes and dark caramel is reminescent of a banana split topped with chocolate syrup and roasted pine nuts. The overall flavor is incredibly smooth, sweet and is comprised of a fine melange of wheat tartness and residual and caramel malt sweetness... The fruitiness from the yeast adds complexity yet doesn't detract from the mellow chocolate notes. Full in body and quite rich, but there is nothing cloying overall at all in this fine brew. Flavorwise, this brew truly exhibits a fine balance between the rich, melanoidin qualities of a doppelbock and the lighter yet complex fruity notes of a German wheat. The finish is sweet, a bit tart, but an enjoyable dark Munich malt toastiness lingers. Smooth, satisifying, alcohol warmth coats the throat several seconds after the sip is done. Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock is an absolutely rich, delicious, yet highly drinkable brew.

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Photo of Clydesdale
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a deep, translucent brown color. The light brown head is massive originally, almost three times taller than the amount of beer underneath at first. It eventually evens out to a somewhat light, fluffy and rocky texture. Retention is excellent, and some foamy lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Vivacious aromas of tangy wheat malt and telltale weizen yeast. Banana, clove, and spicy esters are very prominent. Lightly lemony as well. Some soft caramel, along with mild dark fruit.

T: Soft caramel sweetness along with a big, crisp and tangy wheat malt presence. Clove, banana, and spice are all present from the yeast. A bit of bubblegum as well. Some light notes of other fruits are also detectable. A light herbal hop kiss provides subtle bitterness. Alcohol is noted into the finish but isn't distracting.

M: Medium-full body. Carbonation is essentially perfect - tingly and active without contributing too much dryness. For 8.2% alcohol, this manages to be surprisingly crisp and refreshing.

D: An excellent, highly refined weizenbock. Great balance of wheat malt, spunky weizen yeast character, and delicate mouthfeel. Easily, easily drinkable and more refreshing than any beer this big has a right to be.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clean orange-ish to brown color, with a light tan head. In the aroma, dry banana, clove, and caramel. In the taste, dry banana, hints of dark fruit and caramel. A small bite and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry banana peel flavor in the aftertaste. Hides the alcohol, big dry fruit, and so tasty!

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