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

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BEER INFO

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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2,111
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Avg:
4.31
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13.92%
 
 
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Photo of PorterPro125
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle

Usually I do the standard Appearance, Smell, Taste, Body, and Overall type review, but I feel that this beer deserves more than that.

If you've never had a Weizenbock, don't expect to be treated to a hop circus.

If you've had a Weizenbock before, just know that this is among the best in the world.

Forget all of the contemporary Bocks, this one is deeply rooted and tradition and thats what makes it so great. Intense flavours and aromas of dark syrupy fruit and a slight saison "funk" are how I would describe this beer but that, of course, would be doing this beer a complete injustice.

This beer is just one of those beers that is hard to describe with words. The only way to know what I'm talking about is to have it yourself.

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Photo of CraftySir22
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is not the first time I've dabbled in traditional German beers and will not be the last. Essentially, if you (random bar in east bum(sex) O(some state that will be offended the least) decided to put this on tap-- I would (hypothetically) order it every single time I walked through your roughshod threshold. This is beer crafted in its most perfect form -- anything we do now is merely a perversion of what was previously established.Wheat Dopplebock... American craft brewmanship has not been allowed to delve into this realm of brewing to any substancial degree because the American consumer craft beer palate has barely left high ABV citrus bomb IPAs which are, to my palate, brash and unilateral... and I mean if that's what you're going for then by all means do not drink this beer.

However, upon buying this beer voluntarily you already know how wonderful it is (probably -- unless you made an impulse buy, in which case you hit the jackpot) . On top of that, you already know that it has hundreds of years of lineage to rely on, so, you already know how good this elixir is.

That being said, this amazing beverage has a dark amber hue, and the clarity is akin to a looking glass in a hurricane. (I'm not sure where that came from). If you were to try to look through this beer you wouldn't be able to because it is dark amber and is hazy to point of obscurity.

When you smell the Aventius Tap 6, you are immediately reminded of your lack of cicerone credentials. However, as soon as you have recovered from that sensory onslaught of amazing dark fruit and sweet syrup. The nose is of a simple saison-like quality but definitely tart and funky.

That being said, tasting this beer is like tasting soda for the first time as a deprived Amish 12 year old. But really, the Look, I've already described and I wont do that again. The smell is of sweet Bavarian yeast.. The taste is sweet, (words like nectar come to mind) and very carbonated (yet perfectly balanced), when this beer journeys down your esophagus it rides on a river on infinitesimally small bubbles that were perfectly crafted through hundreds of years of practice. When it comes to the feel, try it for yourself, it is a wild ride for your taste buds and they will love every minute of it. Cheers! I bet Bavarian Kings drank this stuff.

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Photo of Webzombie
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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Photo of cavedave
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear and beautiful dark amber with a towering four fingers of stunning off white head.

Full strength aroma. Leading the parade is cloves and banana and dark caramel, with backing by some righteous pear and floral scents. Highly enticing.

The flavor is just like the nose with banana MIA and addition of some nice herbal bitter that keeps things from being too juicy at the end. Delicious.

Medium bodied, highly carb.'ed, with a just right finish that makes this extremely dirinkable and refreshing. The mouthfeel frames the flavor profile perfectly.

Awesome beer I can't believe I have never pulled from shelf. Highly recommended.

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Photo of erk0607
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Caramel amber, clear
S: Bready malts, clove-spiciness, sweet
T: Sweet, roasted banana bread and malt
F: Heavier, smooth, foams just enough to make it creamy
O: Would get again

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Photo of SCproUA
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite breweries, and this time get a decent beer, but only with one caveat, Tap 5 I liked. I see no reason orisyvat taste, color, smell, everything is very good !!!

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Photo of Beginner2
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first one left me speechless and my notes from repeats were largely sustained over 10 years.
But it is best I leave this one to the experts.
MJ's 1999 edition gave Aventinus 4 stars of 4 (like 2% rare) and reviewed it "has a huge head, a dark ruby color, an insistent sparkle, chocolatey malt in the aroma, dired fruit in the palate and light close-like finish."
Listed in the "1001", page 624.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"

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Photo of Emersonio
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour: Pint bottle into a mug. Appearance: Dark caramel. Somewhat clear. Virtually no head after pour. Minimal lacing. Aroma: Banana, clove, and very bready. Spicy and peppery. Taste: Follows the nose somewhat. Banana, clove and bread. Aftertaste: Follows the taste and finishes consistent. Banana, clove and bread. Overall: Very consistent. Loved it!

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Photo of gcamparone
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz bottle into a pint glass. Purchased in north providence ri.

Pours a heavy Amber body with a decent white head that reduces slowly to leave little lacing and a ring of retention.

Aroma.. Bubble gum, banana , clove, Belgian spices. On the tongue is banana , bubblegum, heavy saison spice, finished by heavy eatery yeasty spice and cloves. Low carb and medium body.

Overall I can see how this is the benchmark for the style .. For the ABV I could drink this all night , so drinkable

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Photo of HappyGuy12345
4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 0.5 liter glass in Munich, Germany (and re-sampled from a hefeweizen glass after poured from a bottle)
Appearance: Dark caramel/brown. Good amount of head, measuring approximately three-fingers.
Smell: Very faint amount of banana, coffee, and various spices
Taste: In a word: Delicious. The taste combines the classic weissbier flavor with strong hints of caramel and coffee, raisin, and sugar. There are also some hints of flavors that I cannot even describe (in a good way). This is a truly unique beer in regards to flavor.
Mouthfeel: Light-moderate carbonation. Incredibly smooth going down. Does not overwhelm the palate at all. Certainly a full-bodied beer, especially compared to other beers of the small class.
Overall: Maybe it's because I initially tried this beer in the USA, found it delicious, and then was able to drink it on on tap in the Schneider Weisse Brewhouse in Munich, that I simply fell in love with this beer. There are many amazing German beers, but this is my favorite thus far.

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Photo of Casey3236
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

To be fair, I'm not a fan of beers with a "spicy" component, so I knew going in this would not be my favorite. Pleasantly surprised by rich malt body with underlying sweetness. The spiciness is understated which was to my liking. Not big on this style, but if I drink this style again it will be tap 6.

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Photo of MACrist
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE: Rust-brown and murky. More of a copper up to light. Huge tan, creamy, 3+ finger head that won't quit. Leaves a decent amount of short lived lacing down the glass. Did not notice the visual carbonation, sorry.
AROMA: "That's a bingo!!" Hefe Weizen tour de Force (yes I realize it's not a Hefe), banana, clove, incredibly bready. But there is something here that is unlike a Hefe. Lots of pepper. Black pepper and a really nice grassy smell. Oddly, the first thing I thought of was rootbeer when I first smelled it....I chalk it up to being very cold, lol.
TASTE: Banana bread, pepper, lots of cloves, freshly cut grass. Leans more to the sweeter side on the finish, but not cloying. Dry finish.
FEEL: Nice, big carbonation. Soft on the palate. Medium body.
OVERALL: Beautiful beer, for all the reasons I've already given. I don't see how you can do any better than this, but if you can...I'd like to experience it.

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Photo of Gadzook
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark cloudy amber with a small light head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Coppery, light banana, a little spicy, some wheat, yeast, malt, and a hint of dates.

Tast: Dark bready flavor up front. A little bit of hops on the back end. Wheat notes all the way through. Slightly boozy, a little bit of clove and caramel as well. As it warms up there is more maltiness and a bit more of the date following the nose.

Feel: Fairly dry. A little bit creamy with a bit of carbonation in the finish. Gets creamier as it warms.

Overall: An solid beer. Very well balanced. Exceptionally easy to drink, and incredibly enjoyable.

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Photo of CoreyC
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy light brown with a robust head
S - Wheaty aroma
T - Nice but fairly light wheat/yeast flavor, hints of banana with light clove very nice finish
M - Smooth, light with a slight stickiness
O - Rather light, but very good for a wheat beer

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Photo of PintSizedLover
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A; Dark amber honey or nice copper colored maple syrup, with a 3/4" fluffy white head, that lingers and slides down the glass without lacing. S: Loads of pumpernickel/molasses bread. Great spice notes of clove and ginger come through as it warms. Bananas, absolutely bananas. T: Taste follows aroma. There are enough hops to balance the bready malts. Honey and ginger show up, with sweet banana puree. MF: Perfectly carbed, which offers a nice crispness that helps clear the palate and keeps this from being sticky. O: Awesome beer, absolutely amazing. Will definitely be drinking this again.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Today I have a dreamy dopplebock made with wheat. This style is called weizenbock. It has no hop scents or flavors and is cloudy. The malts in this beer are wheat & munich and or vienna. In the progression up through the light colored lagers that began with seasonal styles that I am following, this is the first dark beer that will show me strong phenols and that is from the yeast character. When I think of German beer I always think of the admiration they have for it. In the weizenbock their admiration for hops turns out to be a captivating moment of attention as there really aren't any hop flavors in this beer.


Here is Aventinus-

Unfiltered the pour is a dark honey brown with a tan head that lasted well. Subtle hues of orange play in the soft glow of the beer.

First scent is big pumpernickel bread. Then it softens to a bock like sweetness with lots of vibrant fruit presence. No hops. Wheat is breaddy. As the beer warms the spice comes forward and generous notes from clove and a graceful banana. No diacetyl, no dms, No trace of the alcohol on the nose.


Body is light for it's strength and creamy. It glides with all it's flavor to the finish that shows the hops for the first time. They provide just enough bitterness to balance the beer without showing any flavor at all. Clean bitterness. The alcohol also helps to balance the finish in this beer and as you notice there is not much bitterness you also notice some warmth from the abv. Carbonation is high and even though the bubbles are tiny they give a tingle and a crispness to the finish. The head refreshes with each tip so that is highly carbonated.


As you drink you will notice the earthy malts give you glimpses of chocolate. A touch of sweet warmth and a soft silken breaddiness to linger. Heartier than some I have tried with a good light body . As lightly as it drinks the breaddiness in this beer never wanes, never falls victim to too much sweetness or sugar in the finish.

This beer is the benchmark for the style.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with half a glass worth of off white head that seems to never go away. It smells of banana, yeast, clove, and malt. Very good nose. The taste follows the nose with a bit more sweetness. You get caramel, banana, some fruit, and a hint of clove. The feel is medium with good carbonation but something making it very smooth. This is a world class beer!

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Photo of breadwinner
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sad it took me so long to get around to this classic. Weizenbock is such an interesting style, with both dark versions (like this and Mahrs, for example) and lighter ones (like Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, etc.) What's even more interesting is that, at least to my palate, not all of the dark versions taste, well, dark. So it is with Aventinus, which tastes like an amped up hefe/dunkel mix, some inescapable banana notes, to be sure, plus a sort of spiced apple flavor. I don't get much chocolate or roast, as you get with Mahrs. Perhaps the lightest touch of dark fruit. Really, though, this is banana + spiced apple to me. Smooth feel, as you'd expect from a master German brewer. Overall, a fine brew, though the aforementioned Mahrs remains my weizenbock of choice for the darker iterations.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer makes me want to send a reminder to self about enjoying this style more often. Subtle pour still offers appropriate head, minimal to moderate lacing at best. Yeasty banana bread smell which lingers on the palate from start to finish. Exceptional beer!

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Photo of MacMalt
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into wheat beer glass. It pours a hazy amber-brown with ruby hues and a thick, two-finger milk-white head that did not dissipate. Nice aroma of yeast, cloves, banana, citrus, and tobacco. The taste is a little sweeter than the nose and includes some nice caramel and plum. There is also hint of hops but it's not bitter at all. The feel of this beer is delightful: it's nicely carbonated and very drinkable at 8% ABV. Overall, this is a truly great beer! It has a tasty, complex flavor profile but it is so easy to drink. This weizenbock would be equally great paired with a good German meal at a fine restaurant or for drinking at an outdoor cafe on a nice afternoon and watching the world go by. Sehr gut!

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Photo of rjd722
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a beautiful dark brown-amber with a two finger white foam head. Decent lacing with a maintained foamy layer on top throughout.

Aroma: Bananas, cloves, slight tobacco and cocoa, wheat and some dark fruits on the aroma; it's very pleasant.

Taste: Aligns with the aroma profile, has the characteristics you'd expect in a Hefeweizen but with added hints of caramel and malt.

Feel: Silky smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation, very easy drinking considering it's an 8.2%. Finishes with a strong, very slight boozy wheat.

It's the first time I've had this style but it's easy to tell why it's world class.

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Photo of mkh012
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, slightly slick but still crisp, tastes of raisins, fruitcake, clove, caramelized bananas, maybe some plum. Very smooth, easy drinking, still complex. An A+ example of this style. Minimal bitterness/detectable alcohol. Great on tap.

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Photo of Buck89
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft in a snifter. Poured dark brown with a generous light tan head. Nice lacing and tracks left behind. Smell was caramel and bready with plum and chocolate.The taste was dark bread, plum, cocoa and raisin. Medium-bodied with light carbonation. Excellent brew.

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Photo of thepenguin
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a murky dark brown color, yeast sediment in suspension and a nice, close-knit head with excellent retention.

Smell: Very yeasty and spicy, with doughy malt. Banana, holiday spices, bubblegum, dates, apricots. Overall a powerful, enticing aroma.

Taste: Sweet doughy malt takes the stage with a nice spiciness and flavors of dark fruits, clove, nutmeg, brown sugar, wheat and of course, yeast. Has a pleasant semisweet, spicy finish.

Feel: Medium body, a tad slick with average carbonation and a touch of warmth at the end.

Overall: For this beer’s strength and maltiness, it is unbelievably drinkable, both in taste and feel. Complex, tasty with a great aroma and excellent head retention. I can find little fault with this delightful weissbier.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a weizen glass.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a thick two and a half finger white to off white foamy head. The lacing that came about after the dissipation was nice and streamy thick, making a decent effort to spider web and cling but that ends up sliding a bit.
The smell has a thick rich sweet cake-like malt sliding into some bananas, raisins, and a light amount of cocoa. Clove-like spices ride in for the balance.
The taste was sweet through all of the previously mentioned flavors with a light lingering cake-like aftertaste and finish. Clove hits in subtle notes.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionably sweet feel. Carbonation felt right as even that hit just enough to allow the sweet part to slide over my tongue. Slight dryness settles in for the taming.
Overall, just an overall and all around great beer, especially this time of year.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,111 ratings.
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