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

4,485 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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Photo of Gregf51
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kosmoraios
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Murky brown with a 1/2 inch white head that rises for a bit and lingers throughout the experience. Nose is of spices and a tinge of fruit. I believe I detect a trace of nutmeg and cinnamon in the nose. Roasted malts give it a deep flavor reminiscent of toffee and light chocolate. Taste is fruity at first, with red apple, plum, and bananna being prevalent. Spices are more evident near the middle of the glass, again with the nutmeg and cinnamon - just a smidgen, mind you. Cloves also. Not enough to overpower - just perfect. There is a caramel/toffee sweetness to this ale. A perfect balance of strength and wheat. Mouthfeel is spicy and carbonated. A perfectly drinkable ale, especially on a cold, rainy winter's day.

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Photo of Estarrio
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured dark, opaque copper with a three finger head. The fine, silky head retained quite well, including the grainy lacings.

Lots of fruity esters and spicy notes in the aroma, along with a bit of sweet malt and a touch of bubble gum. The spice profile includes pepper, clove, and coriander, while the esters include pear, plum and grapes.

The flavor is sweet malt up front that transitions into an earthy, wheat and yeast body. Banana, pear and apple esters, subtle bubble gum, spicy clove, pepper and anise make for a complex brew. The alcohol is nowhere to be found in the flavor.

The aggressive carbonation imparts a fizzy, almost creamy mouthfeel that is blissful on the palate.

The wonderful mouthfeel, balance, complexities and well-masked alcohol make this a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of Portertime
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I all for the dunkel weiss! What a great brew. Pours a cloudy hazelnut brown. Aroma of fresh wheat, banana, slight hint of chocolate. Taste of bitterweet chocolate, banana, dark cherries, wheat, a menagerie of flavor delight! Smooth as butter on the tongue.

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Photo of crnipeter
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500 ml bottle with the renewed unappealing label and crown-cap saying Tap 6. BB date 28. July 2011, into tulip. Pours turbid ruby-brown body overlain by thick, long lasting beige head that clings to the walls and after finally subsides forms a permanent thick solid cloth. Weizenbock can be tought of as (Doppel)bock whose grist bill includes some wheat malt therefore its organoleptic qualities should be a mixture of (Doppel)bock and German wheat beer. So,...the aroma is bock-like melanoidins, bready malt, ripened plum, clove phenolics, banana esters and evident alcohol. The palate is on the sweet side with bock-like melanoidins, dark fruits (plums and raisins), wheat flavor, clove and spicy alcohol that helps to balance the malt and brings warming sensation. Full bodied and highly carbonated although not as prickly as expected considering the carbonation. A nice marriage of Bock and Weizen qualities albeit a bit to alcoholic.

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Photo of QuestionableScum
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into weizen glass.

Appearance- A hazy reddy brown with a beautiful 3-4 finger off white head with a combination of large and small bubbles

Smell- I get lots of banana, bready yeasty sweetness, caramel malts and a tinge of alcohol with some spiciness (clove or allspice?) in particular.

Taste- Taste is bready, with lots caramel malts, and lots of spiciness (clove, nutmeg). Also, there are some dark fruits and a little bit of alcohol; the alchohol is very well hidden though. Awesome flavour overall. Also, banana flavour is present, but it does not stand over and above the other flavours, rather it is a part of the broader sweet bready profile that dominates the beer.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation, and somewhat sticky. Coats the mouth quite well.

Drinkability- Not a session beer, but one to enjoy after supper on a cold winter evening.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aventinus Weizen is a beer the I loved from the moment I had it first time back in the german time. Still love it and everytime that I can get a hold of it fresh, I'll buy and soon drink. Aventinus pours in fine and has a nice brown color. It's nose is very weizen like although the bananna is not the only thing you smell. Great sourness of the wheat and fullmalty make it a joy to get your nose near the surface of the beer. Taste is strong, full malty, litle sour and ending just like it was the whole time, dry and litle bitter. Great brew!

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Photo of Zraly
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had the pleasure of having this number on tap at The Bier Garden in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Came perfectly poured with a frothy, tannish head and was a cloudy, deep brown in hue. It looked as hearty as it tasted.

The flavors were a combination of spicy, rich candy flavors and toasty malt notes. Flavors that are common to a good German hefeweizen are found in addition to a lingering alcohol layer that finishes up with a flavor akin to "leathery figs".

I had this brew paired up with Rouladen, a German steak roll stuffed with pickles, mustard, onion and Blackforest ham in a flavorful gravy over spatzle. Jealous? You should be.

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Photo of almostjay
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In the running for my favorite beer in the world. Definitely my favorite in the style.

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Photo of yen157
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Malty and deep with just the right amount of spiciness. Lighter than one would expect just by looking at it because of the relatively high (8%) alcohol. Great beer for relaxing with in the evening. Perhaps a little bit too carbonated.

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Photo of sevopie
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Coffee-like color, and you can see the sediment inside, only adding to the coffee appearance. Toffee-colored head.

Smell - Wheat smell dominates with a heavy sugary fruit smell to it; plums, apples, and figs.

Taste - Wheat again dominates with fruits laced with alcohol taste. Raisins seems to come out more in the taste, with a hint of apple. Also has a subtle brown sugar flavor.

Mouthfeel - Sediment adds another interesting level to the mouthfeel. Lighter for a weizen, with a heavy dose of carbonation.

Drinkability - Goes down easy, but doesn't hide the 8% as well as I might have hoped. Still a delicious brew.

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Photo of waughbrew
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark rust-water with steady sreams of small bubbles racing to the top to add to the gigantic bubbly head with a creamy top. Very intriguing. Smell is alcohol, rotting banana, and rum-soaked raisin bread. It all has a shimmering, magical quality to it. Flavor is not roasty like one might expect from the color. There is a little coffee, but it is subtle compared to the candyish caramel, cracked poppyseed, and a little citrus in the finish. Alcohol bites a bit and warms the lips. Malty, with a bitterness smoothly taking over after a second. Medium body, high carbonation. A bit too sizzly for a while after pouring.

Great beer. Only the banana really differentiates this from a BSD to my palate. Morphing dark flavors reminds me of Maudite a bit, but this is heavier and sweeter. Great to have on occasion.

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Photo of illidurit
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Rogue pint glass.

A: Gorgeous off-white head of 2 fingers. Beer takes on an appetizing dark caramel hue.

S: BANANA BREAD. Banana from the wheat, bread from the malt: literally smells exactly like banana bread.

T: The taste follows the smell but carries some spiciness and a hint of maple syrup. The 8.2% alcohol becomes apparent as the beer warms.

M: This beer strikes a balance between the warmth of the alcohol and the refreshingness that comes with any good weissbier. Leaves the mouth a bit sticky though.

D: Less drinkable than a hefeweizen, more drinkable than a doppelbock, imagine that! Wish there was a 4.25 for this category, but gave it the benefit of the doubt.

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Photo of jimsimply
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this one (after an unfortunate encounter with a vanilla porter).

A: Poured golden amber, with a nice head and lacing that stuck around for a bit.

S: Everything you'd expect here: wheaty, malty aroma, with some spiciness for good measure.

T: Excellent, complex flavor. Some vanilla with some nice tangy notes beneath. Hints of raisins and cocoa.

MF: Light, and very easy to drink.

D: I was going a bit faster than I should have, given the hour, but the beer lent itself to that. The alcohol is there in the finish, but not overpowering.


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Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into my Aventinus glass. Appears a deep, dark mahogany with a finger of tan creamy foam. Smells of chocolate vanilla and dried cherries. Taste is very malty with notes of raisin, chocolate, molasses and a touch of banana. Very complex. Full bodied and really rich. A very satisfying beer. Always a classic in my eyes. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Kadonny
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: a medium murky cloudy brownish color with a minimal half finger eggshell head. No glass lacing.

S: lots of fruits and spicy clove smells. Some sweet caramel and yeast is prominent.

T: Wow this is amazing. Yeasty flavors jump with some wheat and dark fruits. Cherry, raisins, banana, clove, caramel, and some slight floral hops. Finish comes back to the wheat and dark fruits but finishes dry and satisfying. Wow, fantastic.

M: Full, coating, perfect carbonation, hardly any alcohol for the abv.

O: this is a terrific beer, one I would never guess I would love so much since this is not my favorite style. A fantastic beer.

This is a must try and will now be a staple in my fridge. Awesome.

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Photo of FrankShirley
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brown bottle from Florian's. Hazy/murky brown body with a couple inches of more of light tan amazingly creamy-looking head. Pretty agressive carbonation in this one. Banana dominates the aroma with hints of smoke, spice, citrus and yeast. Banana, spice, and hints of smoke and nut comprise the flavor. Fairly clean finish with just a hint of cloves on the tounge. Creamy mouthfeel that isn't sticky or syrupy at all IMO. Alcohol is also barely noticeable, best as I can tell. This beer is great - like a Hef, only more complex, tasty, and satisfying. Superb. I can see this beer having a regular place in my DBF.

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Photo of MeisterBurger
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, deep, dark reddy brown topped by an ample moussey head.

The aroma is dried bread, clove, and dark fruit, mostly perfectly ripe banana.

The taste is mild red cherries, raisins, chocolate, prunes and creamy banana all intermingled in a wonderfully crisp melange of flavors. The alcohol is mildly warming, but it jibes well with everything else. There's a nice tartness in the finish that goes well with the clove spiciness that lingers in the aftertaste. There's a lot going on here, and it all works together in perfect harmony.

The mouthfeel is medium but with a creaminess that works wonderfully with the banana in the taste, and it is this combination, with the wonderful lingering clove, for me anyway, that really sets this beer apart and makes it such a top-notch drinker.

It's a joy to drink, a truly delicious beer, and at 8.2% ABV you could feel joyous all too quickly. This is definitely a beer to savour over the course of an hour.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep colored beer with a nice head. Really pretty look to this brew. The Scent is bready malt and slight banana, very much like their hefeweizen. My first impression is that this is a really smooth beer for this high of an alcohol content. Bread, banana, clove and alcohol all play a part in the flavor mix. Decently carbonated and creamy mouthfeel. Good beer here.

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Photo of Dzu
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eb003
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just trying this one out because it was ranked so high on beer advocate amongst the "hefes" and "weiss beers". I have to say I am not disappointed. This beer pours very nicely and looks almost chocolatey with it's dark amber color. It smells very nice, too, hints of cherry and citrus. The taste is a bit heavier than my favorite hefe weiss, but it is very, very clean... no aftertaste (I don't like aftertaste) and great flavor. The mouthfeel is probably one of the best I've tasted. This beer is as smooth as velvet. Drinkability is also good. This is a good beer. It's definitely worth all the "hype" my fellow BAs have created on the site. I have a couple more in the fridge that were rated high among the "hefes" and "weiss beers". I hope the bar wasn't set too high by this one.

In short, this IS a beer!... absolutely enjoyable.

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Photo of tjthresh
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: Hazy brown. It poured with a big frothy head, but it quickly faded.

Smell: Mostly the peppery/clovey phenols typical of German Hefes. A hint of some bock-like charactor. Some alcohol.

Taste: Again with the clove. Some banana. Again typical of Hefes. Wheaty. Rasins of prunes. Alcoholic as it warms a bit.
Really good.

Mouthfeel: Quite full bodied. Velvety smooth. Fairly high carbonation. Alcohol warming near the end.

Drinkability: Man. If you keep these too cold, you could easily drink 2 or 3 of these monsters and end up on your face. The classic example of the style. Outstanding.

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Photo of Byeast
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark mahgany/brown. The head formed quickly to a creamy white inch. Aromas from this unique brew are yeasty , ripe darker fruit , not quite ripe banana , and some nice mellow caramel. The taste is very complex and good. It starts off with the dark fruit flavors like raisin and plum , rich malt throughout , some tart wheat, well hidden alchohol, and a slightly spicy finish with a bit of clove and hint of cinnamon. Mouthfeel is fairly effervecent. This weizenbock is an exellent and different beer. Tastes good!

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,485 ratings.
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