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

2,103 Reviews
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | website

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 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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Photo of acrawf6
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a dark clear brownish amber with just a touch of purple and a fizzy tan head that drops to a ring of head quickly.

Smell. Great aroma of fruits and cloves. I get a decent amount of sweet grape, like a candy flavor, and apples. There is also a distinct yeast aroma.

Taste. Great flavors, more fruits, but is heavier and darker flavor. apples, little bit of peaches, and just the slightest touch of prunes. Cloves have a nice appearance. The bottle says it will have a little chocolate taste in it, and i suppose i taste that as well. Aftertaste is hefe-like with more clove flavors, and even has a little cooling sensation to it, despite the high alcohol.

Mouthfeel. carbonation is high and lively. though at 8% alc, this one is still relatively light and refreshing. the bubbles really attack the tongue.

Overall, one of my favorite beers, and certainly a go-to when wanting a beer that makes you think how great this bubbly beverage that is called beer is.

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

First time reviewing this beer but have had the pleasure on multiple occasions both draft and bottle.

500mL bottle (2010) poured in its entirety into large pilsner

A: brown/amber, cloudy but not opaque, visible carbonation. Initial huge white fluffy head that settles slowly to a steady soft white cap. Continuous sheet of white bubbles stick to side of glass momentarily after each sip.

S: spice, sweet malts and tons of dark fruit aromas (raisin, dates) as well as banana. mild alcohol

T: follows the aroma with controlled complexity of intense spices, dark fruit, biscuity malt; finished with a long clove and spice blend combined with a roasted/chocolate malt aftertaste and still faintly detectable fruit presence

M: moderate to high carbonation with a bubbly feel. Light/light-medium body. soft up front with a sticky follow through

D: huge drinking experience start to finish. Did not want this beer to end but at >8% ABV this is a solo beer for me. The spice can be overpowering but it's something I enjoy so this is very easy to sit back and enjoy. The carbonation can be a little much as well.

A top 10 beer for me, and fights for a top 5 spot.

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

My first bottle certainly measured up to the reviews.

Unpasteurized, unfiltered with top fermentation yeast that settled to the bottom of the bottle. I wish I could tell when this one was bottled, since it's truly a "live" beer that matures and ripens. Anyway, however ripe this one was, it would be hard to imagine it getting any better with age.

Beautiful dark red-brown pour, with an incredible tan head that lasted well; and yet it kept a nice carbonation throughout. Rich, almost warm smells of baked figs(?) and malt.

Really an adventure in beer: all that malt and all that wheat, and hardly any hops -- just the way I like it. A kind of nutty, unsweetened cocoa; a hint of raspberry; some smoke: a ton of flavor mixed in a very smoooth nectar with an almost clove-like finish.

I loved the last bit -- followed the instructions I was given and left about an ounce in the bottom and swirled it at the end to pick up the yeast -- what an amazing flavor that was!

Overall, this is definitely a "WOW!" beer! One to savor.

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Photo of petemoss14
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle into Aventinus tulip glass.

This beer will always be special for me. I guess you could say it was the first beer that I fell in love with. Back in summer 2001, before my senior year in college, I was down in the DC/Baltimore area with a couple friends. We were at a bar near the harbour area in Baltimore that I can't remember the name of. But it had a great beer selection. Aventinus, which even then I loosely considered my favorite beer, was on the menu, and I had to have it. It was served in the classic Aventinus tulip glass -- the first time I had seen this glass. The bouquet the beer released in its proper glass solidified my love of beer forever.

Which brings me to tonight's tasting, in my own Aventinus tulip.

Pours a hazy, medium-deep brown, with a big, frothy head that sticks around for awhile.

The wonderful bouquet explodes from the glass and hits me from a foot away before I'm even done pouring, sending me into premature beergasm. Tons of fruit -- plums, figs, rum-raisin, caremelized bananas, Juicy Fruit gum, cloves, anise, alcohol esters. Incredible.

It tastes of banana bread, spiced rum, and dark ripe fruits -- dates, raisins, figs.

Silky smooth on the palate, thanks to fine carbonation. Finishes dry and warming. I could drink this all night.

I can't say enough about this beer. I have had many, many great beers since that day in Baltimore nearly five years ago, but I keep coming back to Aventinus, my first love.

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

1 pint bottle, poured into a bell glass at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours the color of weak coffee or strong tea, pooling into the glass as a lovely shade of burnished copper, cloudy and murky with a red-copper sheen where light shines through along the sides of the glass. The head is a pale, faint tan, and lingers a while as a cap which leaves some sheet lacing that slowly slips back down to the surface.

S: Toffee-sprinkled wheat bread dipped in caramel, slathered in some banana and grape preserves.

T: A malt explosion, all toffee-caramel bread. Hints of banana and cloves swim through the sweetness, alongside some faint grape-raisin-black cherry echoes. There's a touch of herbaceous bitterness to the finish, and oddly, I get more alcohol heat from the Aventinus than the Aventinus Eisbock.

M: A tad on the thin side, towards watery, but still somewhat sticky, with lively carbonation.

O: A phenomenal weizenbock, managing to keep the focus on sweetness, malt, and fruit flavors, without much of a noticeable hop presence. In a straight comparison, I'd choose the eisbock version every time, but that is an entirely different category of beer.

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

First I must admit I love this beer, so a little bias may be in order. I'll keep it to a minimum.

A: milk-chocolate brown and cloudy, with a slightly-off white head that fades to minimal, but laces continues. not much left on the glass though, so not as sticky as I like to see.

S: dark fruits come through very strongly, plum and pomegranite, with some wheat very present and some almost-burnt caramel. smell a little bit of heat, but not really a bad alocohol bite .. more of an appetizing heat melding with fruity orange-strawberry. lots of dark caramel on the exhale. loving it.

T: what i'm looking for in a weizenbock and what I compare others to - strong dark fruit again and wheat, sweet but well balanced and with what seems like a quick end - but the after-after taste lingers with sweetness and light fruit. some earthiness. some orange, apple, apple skin notes present

M: medium-thick, not quite as much as I would like, but very smooth, wheat evident.

D: awesome, especially for 8.2%.. alcohol not noticeable really at all, just great, smooth.. overall a great beer.

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

Awesome beer. I am becoming a HUGE fan of this style of beer, and this is exceptional. It pours a cloudy brown and the smell of bananas and cloves is very strong. I would highly recommend this beer to fans of this style. Very easy drinking, refreshing spring or Summer beer.

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

Poured into a Weizen glass. The color is a nice deep, dark amber that has about 1 finger worth of head to start, but that disappears quickly leaving no lacing; lots of carbonation bubbles as well. The smell is dominated by clove and banana with a slight roasted character as well. The taste is huge on banana & the spicy clove character as well and the finish is dry and slightly citrusy - a perfect dessert beer. This is a well carbonated beer, but a little more creaminess and this would be better off. This beer is absolutely delicious & a wonderful example of what this style (and beer in general) should strive to be. Highest recommendation.

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

On tap a few hours ago at Fat Heads in North Olmsted, Ohio. What a treat to find this on tap! Poured professionally into a 0.5 liter Weizen glass by the bartender at Fat Heads.

A Opaque Mahogany body with a slight head of less than a centimeter. The top line went way above the "0.5L" line on the Weizen glass. Way cool.

S Sweet malt and some grains along with a perfect amount of spices to keep one's interest. Just great!

T Spices, sweet malt perfection. Really, the taste cannot be improved.

M Smooth feel in this beer that hides its alcohol maybe as good as any beer out there.

D Great drinkability. I drank the entire 0.5L Weizen glass before I even knew it.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A remarkable looking beer, this one poured into an official Aventinus wheat glass, with a very full head. Not only was the head nice and full, but as the beer sat the head expanded. It didn't bubble down to a thin layer, but it started to expand until it rose above the rim of the glass. I watched the beer for at least two minutes before I even took my first sip, it was just amazing how long the head was lasting, unlike any beer I have ever seen. The dark brown amber body complemented the creamy brown tone of the head so well. The sweetness in the aroma carrie wheat barley along the alcohol. The nose was like a sweet fig brandy with raisins to complement the complex full aroma. The yeast character from the banana esters were also detectable with in the scent of the beer. The lace formed perfectly and full as I sipped on this huge beer. It is so full bodied with a creamy thick and chewy mouthfeel, that this beer is a meal by itself. The same yeast flavors of the banana and clove is here with buttery notes of apples and raisins. A wonderful aftertaste full of malty goodness laced with alcohol on the tongue. I would love to enjoy this beer regularly, but too many of these put down could equal quite a mess with the high alcohol and full body these are meant to be enjoyed one at a time. I wish I could put more of these away, because it is amazing in every way.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Does not get any better then this when it comes to a Doppelbock. Perfect Smooth malty goodness and to know that they take it to another level by freezing & condensing it into There Eisbock, outstanding! Both these beers are among the best ever to come out of Germany. 4.80

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Photo of JArami
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautifully dark and hazy with a thunderous off white head.

S: So yeasty and full of malts. Traces of clove and pear, banana phenols roasted wheat malts.

T: Pear and solid roasted wheat malts. Traces of dark fruit and bread and nuts with no indication of its ABV. A very delicious meal in a glass.

M: Crisp carbonation that leaves the mouth clean with a tart sweetness and lingering warmth from the alcohol.

D: So smooth and satisfying and full of complexity. This is art, no, ancient magic in a glass. A beautiful beer.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

How did I pass this up so many times at my beer store....What a huge mistake...although I've loved quality beer for many years I never tried this until reading about it on this website. Dumb Dumb Dumb.

Appearance cannot be improved. Deeep rich looking frothy head. It actually spoke to me...I think its alive and it will not die. Smells of some banana and caramel but so enriched that it smells like a poutpouri with some raisin or plum in the background as well....just beautiful all around. I had this with the intention of a pre-nightcapper but I could see this as an after dinner brew to seal the deal. Something strong enough to compete with the dinner yet rich and easy drinking not to bloat or disturb. mouthfeel was awesome creamy, some oils, carbonation makes its point then fades quickly like alot of german brews. If I did believe in a god it would have to be the person that perfected this recipe....Perfection.

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Photo of BoulderBarrovecchio
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Very inviting thick dark caramel color with a one inch head that stays for a while. A lot of visible carbonation displayed by the bubbles racing to the top to replenish the head.

S: Really ripe bananas is by far the dominant scent.

T: Again, really pronounced banana flavor mixed with wet walnuts, a flash of a dark fruit in the middle, followed by a nutty, bread, banana after taste.

M: Medium body with high carbonation that provides a consistent bite, and finishes with a syrupy exit.

O: Wow. Perfect appearance, excellent mouthfeel, and I really enjoyed the ripe banana and syrupy wet walnut tandem. If not my new favorite, it is among the top tier.

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Photo of mmthompson33
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Having this beer on tap, in it's own glass, is a special event. It's a tall glass, slim at bottom and quite wide at top. My favorite style of beer is a Weizenbock, and as you would expect I enjoy the slight sweetness and maltiness of this beer. It really deserves a place among beers such as Chimay Bleu, Westvleteren, Rochefort as an amazing beer that has withstood the test of time. Schneider brews some damn good stuff.

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Photo of hollis092
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - beautiful dopple poured into pilsner glass. This beer is a perfect hazy amber color that has a beautiful head with amazing retention. Lots of lacing with this one, really a beautiful sight.

Aroma - nice hints of cloves and multiple berry essences hit you right out of the bottle.

Taste - smooth and very refreshing, honey and berry evident here as well. Sweeter than most dopples and the malt is much more rich than any other.

Feel - smooth on the tongue with a very nice hearty finish

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