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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,508
Reviews:
2,148
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
336
Gots:
603
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,508 |  Reviews: 2,148
Photo of BlindPig
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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Photo of leaversuch
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of LittleCreature
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.

OVERALL
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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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
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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Photo of hotsudge
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of gr0g
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown, somewhat murky. A big wheat head with excellent retention. Clove-forward on the nose, as the aroma is dominated by a "spicy" wheat character. A little bit of bubblegum and a hint of toasted bread.

Excellent sweet/dry balance as many great German brews show. Malt-forward overall, with a bit of clove. Mild bitterness on the finish. Some mild fruity esters, primarily raisin. Mouthfeel is fairly light with a smooth carbonation, but fades to flatness a bit too quickly.

Aventinus is an excellent wheat bock that's worthy of the praise it receives. Among the few dark wheat beers I've had to date, it stands above the rest.

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Photo of pants678
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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Photo of twowheelssoar
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of shadow1961
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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Photo of tikk
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Wetpaperbag
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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Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MrNate
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of watermelonman
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a dark brown with hints of purple and red. The head is large and fluffy, and sticks around through the duration of the glass. The whole thing just looks great.

Wheat malts are detectable in the taste up front, with a strong bock-style punch of alcohol at the end of the taste. The alcoholic content is very apparent but not overwhelming. It feels sharp in the mouth without offending, and it's pretty easy to drink considering what's inside.

While I felt the Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock was good but perhaps a touch overdone, this beer is simply outstanding.

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Photo of bccocx
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of zaphodchak
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

2004 vintage, from a .5L bottle into a snifter, room temperature. 1 finger head, white lacing. Heavy apple nose and present in the taste; interseting, and only revealed by aging. Curiously transparent ruby body, mucho sediment. Quite sweet, almost like a cider (Unibroue's Ephemere comes to mind), apple and honey are dominant. Wheat is curiously absent, considering the style (and the flavor of a young Aventinus). Mouthfeel not exceptional, some prickling from coarse carbonation. Taste is incredibly drinkable, but the price for a vintage is prohibitive. For those capable of cellaring their own, that might be an option. Drinkability is high unless you cloy at sweeter beers.

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Photo of mtrog313
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of auxiliary
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - Has almost a brown amber color. Like a chocolate.
Not much head here because it was poured like a wine lol. Unfiltered so lots of sedement on the bottom of the bottle. Resulted in some thing floating around. Not a lot.


smell - Fruity smell, like rasberry or strawberry.

taste - Fruit, rasberry, some hints of chocolate.

mouthfeel - Light -medium body, with some carbination.

drinkability - Sipper type of beer. Enjoyable.

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Photo of ddedhed
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of thgreatrandini
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lmaduells
5/5  rDev +16%

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 IchLiebeBier
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: cloudy, chestnut body with a big head

Aroma: wheaty, malty, raisins, spices; very complex aroma

Taste: spicy, raisins; delicious

Remarks: This is my favorite German beer hands down. I really miss it.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Although as much "true to style" as the versions from Weihenstephaner and New Glarus, the appearance on this weizenbock was a bit off-putting: very hazy, dishwasher brown, with minimal head, but good cling to the glass

More pronounced alcohol notes in the aroma and taste - this is phenolic and estery, boasting a ton of allspice, clove, and aged/bruised apple and pear, lower levels of banana. Consistent with the color, there is a mild roastiness dialing back the malty sweetness. No hop aroma or flavor discernible. Well-carbonated.

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Photo of hman43
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It pours amber with a thick, creamy looking white head. It has aromas of bananas, plums, and roasted aromas. It has flavors of liquorice, roasted malts, dark fruits, and alcohol. It is smooth with alcohol warming on the way down.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,508 ratings.
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