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

4,492 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.

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Re-enjoyed on 08-11-09. On-tap poured into 14oz pint glass (disappointed that the barkeep didn't serve in something more befitting the glorious brew).

A: A muddy, brown color w/ a heavy head that dissipated quickly. More lacing than the bottle-poured.

S: Pleasant, caramel, w/ some roasted malts.

T: Hearty, grainy, fresh bread dough in there. Small amount of sweetness in the caramel. Also a bit of fruitiness. Good earthy taste.

M: A medium to medium/heavy body with sufficient bubbles for the style. Quite smooth. Better mouthfeel than the bottle serving.

D: Very drinkable. This was a fresh batch - much better than the bottle I last had in January.

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

Pours a dark cloudy brown with a off-white thick head. Good lasting power of the head and decent lacing.

Aroma is of wheat, some caramel sweetness and some banana.

Taste is quite interesting. Definitely the alcohol comes through and some clove, wheat and sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite cleansing.

Overall, quite drinkable but the ABV tends to limit my intake. Very unique and well worth trying. I'm looking forward to my next one.

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4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of diablo14
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

while wheat bocks are not my favorite style, it cannot be deined that is a very very good beer. its got everything you expect and then some. possibly a bit too sweet for me, my my its compex.

pouring with a deep reddish brown color and thick creamy head that was a white coffee like hue. sensational aromas, subtle burnt tones, bananas, some chocolate and layered spiciness of cinnamon, anise and cloves. taste was sweet, too much so for my liking and just lacked a bit of bite, but with all smells mentioned present in the overall flavor, with some woody and fruit notes. good carbonation, gave the full bodied nature of the beer a crisp element, and had a lingering hop finish that was very complimentary. quite spicy, but has great balance. i could certainly dectect the AV in the mouth.

there are others i prefer to be drinking, but id never knock this back. if my tooth was a little sweeter these days i would have rated this much higher. there is no doubt aventinus a beauty even if its not really a style i go in for often.

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

Pours a very hazy brown color with a beautiful creamy and frothy off-white head that retains well. Aroma is very matly with strong, tangy wheat tones, fruity weizen yeast aroma, as well as some notes of chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is intense and beautifully balanced, with notes of tangy wheat, toasted bread, lots of dark fruits in the vein of belgian dark ales (plum, fig, date and raisin), some spice character (corriander and clove), chocolate and some light alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected with a light to medium body and moderate carbonation...creamy and smooth. Extremely delicious and approachable, an excellent beer. Been waiting for this one to show up in NC, and it was worth the wait for sure.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

500ml brown bottle

Aventinus was brown in color with some haze (very hazy after the second pour). It had a large beige head with good retention and spotty lacing. The smell was nice with caramel, banana, clove, and brown sugar. The taste was nice with toasted wheat, banana, dark fruit, pepper, and caramel (Hefeweizen meets Doppelbock). It was sweet upfront and the finish was long and semi-dry. It was medium-full in body with medium-high carbonation. Drinkabity was good. This is an excellent Weizenbock and worth seeking out.

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4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark caramel/amber body with a light tan head about 1".
S- Big wheat and caramel aromas right off the bat. Some nice grass and a light spicey hops. Hints of dark fruits also come through.
T- A really great flavor to follow the wonderful aroma! Nice big caramel malts with a good balance to it from a great helping of grass and light spice hops (to follow the aroma). Some dark fruits/esters come through nice a subtle. Leaves a nice big dry bitterness and caramel flavor on tongue with some lingering esters. Also get quite a nice soothing warming from alcohol.
M- I think it has a tad to high carbonation with a medium body.
D- This is an amazing beer. Might have just made it up to one of my top beers. Before I say that I want to have it a few more times but I am sure that will happen very shortly.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3.5
Poured a finger and a half of beige head that quickly reduced to almost nothing. The colour is a murky dark brown with sediment sitting at the bottom and big chunks floating about.

Smell - 4.5
Not particularly strong, more power would be nice especially considering the strength. I can smell cooking fruitcake, stewed apple, cinnamon and cloves.

Taste - 5.0
Beautifully smooth thanks to the hybrid style. Tastes more like a hefe dunkel than any other style, starts sweet but the spiciness and warming alcohol give it balance. Flavours of stewed fruit, mixed spice, apple, cocoa and cloves in the finish.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Lovely thick, almost chewy, syrupy mouthfeel. Feels heavy in the mouth and has constant fine carbonation.

Drinkability - 4.0
Almost too rich, one 500mL at a time is enough, but very tasty and memorable.

Wow, this is a big, tasty beer! The only thing doppelbock here is the alcohol and sweetness, otherwise it is hefe weizen (dunkel) and weizenbock all the way. I'll be drinking this again for sure, it's good enough that the high price is not a deterrent.

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4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first rime having this beer. I use to not like any type is bock beer but not I love them.

Pours a deep brown with some red hues. Fairly clear. Head was thin and did not even last the first couple sips. No lacing.

Smells of caramel and sugary candy. There is a smell I can't put my finger on but it tastes like that smell as well.

Deep caramel and roasted sugar taste. It's almost as if it's like the toasted sugar on top of creme brule. Ever so slight toasty flavor in the malt.

Mouthfeel is good. I wish it had a little more carb but it probably wouldn't be to style at that point.

Overall an awesome beer. Not my favorite style but I'm growing to appreciate it more and more.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a mahogany brown with a slight, bubbly beige head.

Smells of sweet figs, apples and a clear note of alcohol.

A real treat for the tip of the tongue. An almost sour start, raisins and raspberry pervade with a welcomed base of brown sugar. Are there hops in here? Alcohol is well hidden, especially for 8%.

Could maybe up the bubbles. Not flat but could use a little kick up.

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4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

G. Schneider and Sohn's Aventinus Wheat-Doppelbock ale pours
a colossal beige head over a dark brown brew. The nose is strong
and spicy- clove and dark fruit predominant. The flavor is dark and
intense- a firm clove flavor riding herd on toasty dark wheat malts
with bubble gum notes- all flavors only intensified (but not dominated)
by the 8.2% alcohol by volume. The finish is clean, with a bit of a toasty
wheat aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp, sharp, and warming. Anybody jaded
by the proliferation of insipid wheat beers lately is in for a real surprise
with this ale- it definately hits above it's weight. Go get some. NOW.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Brown with a touch of red, with a thick foamy head. This is definitely a wheat beer.

S- Dark fruits, cherry, dates, figs, etc. come though in the smell. I'm also smelling some dark leaf tobacco. The smell reminded me of Red Man Honey chew. Very unique.

T- Cherry and clove are very present. That tobacco smell didn't transfer into the taste, I'm kinda glad. This is a very sweet beer. Much sweeter then other Weizenbocks I've had. This has some nice malt character. Not too bad.

M- Thick and oily. Plus the carbination can be a bit much if you move the beer around in your mouth too much. That can lead to a mouth full of foam.

D- Easy to drink, but is on the sweeter side of things.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,492 ratings.
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