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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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Reviews: 2,117 | Ratings: 4,402
Photo of SkipZ
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Poured a half finger ivory head into a tall Pils/wheat glass with a translucent dark brewed southern sweet tea color. A pleasant and welcoming nutty brown with a lmedium body.

Nose: Wham! Super creamy malts and sweet dried fruits like dates, raisins and figs and a quick little fennel seed pop and hint of pumpernickel or rye bread.

Taste: So soft and smoothe on the tongue. Fruity Sweetness is there but completely balanced and with a little woodiness, roasted chestnuts and a slight bitter hop pinch right before the finish which is Purely Velvet. If you like Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry, you'll fall in love with this.

Final Thoughts: This is a warming, feel-good beer that is super creamy and soothing to drink. The aromatics are that to reminisce. I could serve this with smoked oyster and fig hors d'oeuvres on Thanksgiving or drink by the fireplace. This is an awesome just chillin' beer.

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Photo of spamNeggs
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint bottle.

Have to admit I'm pretty impressed. Rich and malty with a solid rum raisin-figgy center note. There's some light spice which others can describe better (coriander?) . Residual sweetness, and little hop bitterness (no aroma). 8+% ABV and no burn. Aroma at cellar temp gets more malt and caramel, banana?, coming through than the taste. Honestly, I rarely don't get excited about aroma particularly in not hop forward beers but I might bottle this for my wife as perfume.

I will find more!

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- This brew is super hazy and is of a rich copper color with hints of orange and red in the background. The head is a dense creamy off white color and while it dissipates rather quickly, a lingering bubbly film sticks around the top of the beer.....too hard to tell what the carbonation is like and the lacing isn't very sticky unfortunately, with the patchwork of foam quickly sliding back into my glass.

S- This has a rich malty sweetness about it upfront with heavy notes of yeast, biscuit and freshly baked bread as well! Banana esters are present as well as molasses, toffee/caramel and fruity light grains. There is a spicy finish that catches the nostrils ever so slightly....very nice overall!

T- Beautiful flavors that combine rich dark fruits, with sweet toffee/caramel malt! Banana, black molasses, mildly oaked vanilla, and bread yeast comprise the basis of the flavors with a slightly citrusy backbone. I also get hints of milky chocolate and rum cake spiciness. The finish lingers with sticky flavors on the palate and as this warms, the alcoholic tinge smooths out. There is virtually no hop bitterness either on the finish.

M/O- The mouthfeel of this one is medium/full bodied, and the carbonation is creamy smooth....perhaps the best way to describe this is dessert like....almost banana bread in character! The alcohol is so well hidden for a high percentage and is so well balanced between sweet, dried fruit, alcohol and spice that one forgets that this is beer really! I can see why this is so highly regarded and I would absolutely love to enjoy this beer all evening, but I'm sure it would catch up with me very quickly. This is the essence of excellence for this style and I will most definitely get this one again if given the chance! Full marks and recommendation....if this had a head that retained like Tap X as an example, I feel this would be as close to perfection as possible!

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opaque brown hue with off white head; foam disappeared quickly, no lace. Aromas of ripe fruit; prune and banana too. Ripe fruit, prunes and banana flavors. Medium lite mouthfeel. Semi tart finish. Very good overall.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

look: med dark brown. Looks like ice tea. Decent size head on the pour that completely dissipates.
smell: Rich, bright fruit, smells of fresh bread and sweetness.
taste: quite unlike the nose. Not near as sweet. Some spiciness. Some aromatic spice. Lots happening here.
feel: Don't typically care much for feel unless it's really good or really bad. This one just crackles with carbonation.

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

A - Pours a hazy dark brown color similar to that of Coke. Two and a half finger head; phenomenal retention.

S - Very strong, bitter aroma hits you right off the bat. Fairly fruity scented beer with strong presence of banana and other various, darker fruits. Beautiful blend of malt and spice present on the backside. Fairly complex yet well blended aroma overall.

T - Flavor is on par with the smell of the beer. Fairly straightforward and very enjoyable. Caramel malt notes up front finishing with banana and sweet aftertastes.

M - Phenomenal feeling beer. Medium to heavy bodied beer; very smooth. Alcohol is present yet not to strong.

O - Very enjoyable beer overall; good sipping beer. Smooth, warm and not to boozy. Flavor is straightforward and on par with aroma but pleasant.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

2009 vintage. Pretty dark pour, not too much head, looks almost like a trendy hard root beer. Tons of alcohol esters coming from the nose, very sweet with a black grape must aroma as well as moist fig and cola. A lot of that carries over to the taste profile, with the cola flavor being surpringly noticeable. Dark fruit (date, raisin) weaving around with the alcohol esthers gives it a high booze taste. Very little perceptible hops or malt but thats not surprising given the style and age, though there are some caramel malt flavors in it. Thin mouthfeel, almost watery. I havent had too many weizenbocks so I was taken aback that it wasn't as malty and hefty as some German beer, but it definitely is a good beer and should be tried once.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice color, reddish-brown. pretty, pale head, off white, good persistence, moderately fine.

Smells wonderful. No off notes at all. What beer should smell like.

Malty, a bit sweet. No hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is moderately rich. Just a shade lighter than one might expect. One certainly feels the 8%+ ABV.

A very good beer. Not for everyday, but fine for a lighter beer with food.

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Photo of Arminius757
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another quality brew from Schneider.
Pours a dark brown-black with a very large packed white head that leaves a strong lacing all the way through.
Smells wonderful, really get a hit of banana and yeast with some spice.
Taste is equally as wonderful, with a banana kick thats back up with a nice malty tone, I even got a bit of milk chocolate out of it. the yeast comes out to round things out. Nice levels of carbonation and a good mouth feel. Note that despite the high alcohol level, there is no really feel of booziness in this one. Super smooth and a wonderful beer to drink. I would have to say though, that Tap 5 is still my top, but this one pulls in a close second.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I w as blown away by this beer. Not sure what to expect and while the aroma and taste were very unique, it was also delicious. Solid beer that seems to handle some cellar time well

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a large tulip.
Pours a chestnut brown with a barely visible reddish hue. One finger of bubbly head.
Aromas are nice, lots of spice, and malt and yeast.
Taste is even better, big full flavor. Coriander? Delicious and malty.
Mouthfeel is very nice.
Not having tons of experience with this variety, I have to say it's delicious and hides its ABV well.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served at cellar temperature into hefeweizen glass. Was a pain in the arse to pour.

L) Deep chestnut brown opaque, huge fluffy off-white head that dissipates quickly to a bubbly film.

S) Fresh banana and citrus-orange definitely there. Alcohol and red wine notes too. Definitely more there than the standard weizen.

T) Smooth creamy dunkel weissebier taste is soon overtaken by a bit of alcohol burn. There is dried fruit and Christmas cake in the aftertaste.

F) Smooth, not as fizzy as a standard weizen. Pleasant warmth from the alcohol a moment after the swallow.

O) Simply a stronger version of their standard Tap Unser Original, if you like that, you should like this. I spent nearly £5 on this - next time I would just buy 2 Tap 7s.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Time for some Tap 6, Schneider Weisse style! And this is the beer I promised to review over 4 years ago when I did my review of Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen, even though Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus is a Weizenbock, which would natürlich have to be compared to Weihenstephaner’s own Weizenbock: their Vitus. Anyway, let’s not dwell on how much of a beer-geek rookie I was back then, let us dwell on how beer-wise I have become. Oh, and let’s enjoy this tasty Weizenbock or “wheat billy goat” in the direct German translation [I kid you not. Ooo, that was an unexpected goat related pun right there!].

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: A nice deep hazy Doppelbock caramel brown body with a khaki cappuccino froth 1 inch head that soon settles down to a centimetre. So far so great. 9/10.

S: Ironically the aroma for Tap 6 is more bananary than their Tap 7 (aka their Hefeweizen). Following the bold banana note are hints of caramel and dark fruits, but they’re really sitting back and letting the banana do its thing, and I applaud them for it, go banana go! 10/10.

T: DA-AMN! This is why I was comparing this brew to Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen - it’s all that I love about that brew and more, more everything! Bananas with caramel-sticky-date-molasses. It’s big, bold chewy and sugary with a dry finish that has a hint of cola - yes you heard me - cola as in the biggest ™ in the world. There is a minor distraction in a hint of metal lurking about in the aftertaste but otherwise this is Weizenbock that beats all other Weizenbocks. 9/10.

M: Mid to heavy body with some cloying from the sugar (to be expected with an 8.2% ABV heavyweight) and a soft but creamy carbonation. Suits this brew to a T. 9/10.

D: Oh how the mighty have risen with Schneider Weisse! After reviewing their Tap 7 and being a tad disappointed by my memory, which I believe had betrayed me, it turns out my memory of Tap 6 and subsequent now drinking has totally redeemed Schneider Weisse to me as the brutal heavy-hitting awesome Bavarian brewer they are, and a young impudent upstart against die älteste Brauerei der Welt, aka Weihenste... you-know-who-the-hell-I’m-talking-about! If you love puppies and don’t want them killed (by someone named ‘Cletus’ in my employ) drink this beer, YHBW. 10/10.

Food match: Knuspriger schweinebauch mit rotkraut, knödel und püriert apfel.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy dark brown with a two-finger off-white head. The head dissapates to a small ring leaving some light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is sweet malts, banana, and cloves.

T - The taste follows the aroma with banana, plums, toasted malts, toffee, and cloves.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy.

O - A classic. The perfect balance of flavors.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

-look is very dark and golden with a light micro bubble head, beautiful :)
- smell is some fruit some yeast and a sweet malt note
- taste is amazing, the fruit notes pare very well with not only the wheat but the yeast as well
- feel is very pleasant on the palate just a slight high in carbonation.
- overal is a great beer one of the best german beers i have had the pleasure of having

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Photo of sokol_1993
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: A hazy dark brown color. Some head, but not too much. Very lively.
S: Really fruity and interesting. Sweetness of malt.
T: Not hoppy. Fruity taste of banana and plum. Malty and yeasty.
F: Almost full body. Lovely aftertaste.
Verdict: A great beer, I will be back for more. Love the fruitiness and the maltiness. However, I like their Eisbock even more.

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

This was left in my house by a relative. This is not exactly a go-to style for me, and I had it just so that it wouldn't be wasted. Turned out that I was very impressed. It poured a very dark brown with the head of a quality quad. Taste had a sort of mix between quad and tripel, with a solid body. Seems like the kind of beer that is most appropriate with a well-paired food, and not quite one to enjoy by itself. Still, it was a very good beer.

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Photo of pat61
4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: It pours a dark hazy amber with a 3” creamy, lightly tan tinted white foam collar that persists and grips the side of the glass leaving behind thick lace.
S: Big clove nose with traces of banana.
T: Goes down like a rich banana bread spiced with clove.
F: A highly carbonated big bodied beer that feel like a barely liquid mousse.
O: A fantastic beer!

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Photo of thebeers
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A lovely brown leather color, bronze at the bottom and dark mahogany at the top of a weizen glass. Tons of tiny, tight bubbles shoot up from the bottom into a large, merengue-like beige-tinted head. Carbonation dominates the thick-and-heavy mouthfeel. There's a slight sweetness, with some banana, buttered popcorn, berry cobbler and a pepperiness, too. The alcohol's also very present. Great beer.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy mahogany-brown, head with large but rich bubbles that look like you can cut with a knife. Lots of quick loose bubbles rise.

S: Picking up on the heavier notes; caramel, raisin, some pure toasted malt sweetness. Bubble gum is present, but mildly and pleasantly.

T: So yummy. Perfect blend of light wheat and some darker toasted malt. Banana, raisin, toffee, mild clove, sweetness all blend in near-perfect harmony. I can't imagine what this could be like on tap (#6).

F: Dangerously drinkable, especially for an 8%. Medium body, creamy, gentle carbonation.

O: I'm gonna let the superlatives fly. This is an amazing beer, despite its seeming simplicity. Incredible balance between all the flavors, and while it is decidedly sweet, I think it could find an audience among a wide range of beer drinkers. Ambrosia in a bottle.

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

-Follows the nose
-slight alcohol-warming
-high carbonation
-full body
Absolute classic

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a caramel color with a white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, banana and clove. In the taste, wood tone, rooty hop profile does a fair job at balancing the caramelized malt, bread and clove notes. Slight alcohol but good balance. Full bodied, well carbonated brew. This is a classic weizenbock, the quintessential.

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Photo of ordybill
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Pure heaven, great smell of yeast, caramel, honey and malt
Appearance- This is a dark murky brown brew with swirling sediment and a small off-white head.
Taste- A masterpiece! I love this flavor, well balanced fruit and spice with malt and yeast. perfectly blended.
Palate- This is a medium to heavy beer with moderate carbonation. Has a nice semi-dry finish.
Overall- World Class, drink at every opportunity.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a .5 liter Weizenbier glass.
Look: Huge frothy head that just kept coming and overflowed all over my counter! The head eventually receded to about a quarter inch that left some very nice lacing. Deep brown color, very clear.
Smell: Lots of sweet caramel and honey aromas, pears, bananas, dark fruit and just a bit of a sour note.
Taste: Pretty close to the aroma - with that wonderful German banana wheat flavor, some nice sweet malt and light clove flavors as well.
Mouthfeel: Nice and thick on the palate, crisp and prickly carbonation on the back end.
Overall: This is just an outstanding beer. It seems to be available more often locally now, for the price, this is one kick-ass beer!

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Photo of Apellonious
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle 2009 vintage, yeast around the cap, special wrapping.

a - Dark murky brown and amber, visible sediment. One finger head that moves quickly to a thin lace.

S - banana, yeast, pears, mild sourness

T - Follows the nose, with some bread like vanilla and chocolate notes thrown in. Mildly bitter on the finish.

M - Carbonation is active, sharp on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is full, but finishes dry.

O - Other than the heavy sediment, which may have been due to the bottle not being stored upright , it was a enjoyable beverage. Should have picked up a current version to do a side by side.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,402 ratings.
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