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

4,509 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 kegger22
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aventinus Weizenbock poured a plain brown color with a two finger beige head that rapidly dissipated to virtually nothing.

The aroma was bananas at first, and then after going to the kitchen spice rack, yes those are what cloves smell like.

The taste was banana, pears, prunes and caramel. I have to admit, I ate the clove I was sniffing for identification purposes (probably not the best idea), and it may have influenced (overwhelmed) the taste buds a bit.

The mouth feel was light to medium bodied with good carbonation.

The drinkability was reasonably good.

Bottom line was that I'm not that impressed. If it was my fault because of the clove thing... well, my bad. Not quite sure what all the hoopla over Aventinus was about, but to each his own.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of PEBKAC
3.33/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had a pour of this at Jacob Wirth's in Boston my last time out. The tap ran dry the last time I was here, so I jumped on it this time. $9 for a drop into the official half liter glass. My lunch in comparison, was only $7.50. :o

Big frothy head spilling all over the bar, but it settles just on the line. Nice recovery. Served a little cold & fidgety, it tossed around for a little while & settled on just being plain old brown & cloudy.

Big yeasty caramel nose, with very pungent clove & bread crust right in the center of things. Almost like someone making bread pudding for the first time. :P Big splash of alcohol concentrating at the end.

Taste was a little disappointing. Very, very bready, lazy & abusive banana/clove esters & a karate throat chop full of alcohol. Positives were the peppery spiciness, some caramel, & the pruny & acidic end that gets soaked up on a toasted finish.

Flour-like texture(though strong carbonation), but really too messy with the alcohol. I enjoyed the taste, but didn't really enjoy swallowing it.

Nine dollars can buy me a really mean LI iced tea.
Just saying. :D

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

Had this on 10/23 at a tasting, from notes. Alongside a 2003 vintage, which sucked.

Pours a ruddy brownish-ruby color with a light brown/tan head fading to a film quickly but is easily revived by a few swirls of the tulip. Nice lacing.

Smells of yeasty spiciness, bananas. Wheat twang, raisins and dates. Rich malts and molasses. A hint of maple maybe? Sourdough bread.

Very nicely balanced brew, lively yeast character. It has a candied sweetness to it, which is well tempered by the yeast spiciness.

Carbonation is felt on your tongue, not over-carbonated but noticeable. Drinkability is outstanding, I would love to pair this bottle with a hearty dinner.

The 2003 alongside the fresh bottle was atrocious. Too oxidized, sherry notes but not enjoyable. Overly candied honey sweetness. Don't age this beer.

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Photo of acevenom
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy dark chocolate brown with a tan head with lots of tiny bubbles. The head dissipates slowly, leaving very little lacing on the side of the glass. It appears to be well carbonated. There are smells of sweet malt, esters such as banana and bubblegum, and alcohol. There are other dark fruits such as raisin and prunes in the aroma as well. The flavor reflects the taste. There are sweet malts, fruit, and bubblegum flavors. There is some alcohol in the taste, but it's not very strong for a beer above 8% ABV. There yeast is also in the taste. There's a mild aftertaste. The body is light with abundant carbonation. The carbonation helps chase away the aftertaste, making this very easy to drink. Overall, this is a fantastic beer with high drinkability.

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Photo of beergod1
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber Hue with glowing brown and orange highlights. this one pours with a Huge fluffy head about three or more inches tall and off white. powerful aroma with lots of complex layers consisting of yeast and extremely fruity, and slightly spiced. banana, clove, a little raisin and some apricot are all in there. now thats wheat beer. Extremely smooth palate with lots of caramel and slightly sticky. strong banana and clove flavors with a nice spicy finish with just a touch of alcohol. This one makes me moan.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

German weizen, named after St. Aventinus (the one from the 12th century).
0.5 l bottle.

Colour dark brown. Nice creamy head too. Very good carbonation.
Smell is defenately chocolate and raisins. Also the weizen regular of banana and yeast.
Taste is similar, with a bit of caramel. It's actually quite sweet. The alcohol is warming.
The beer is soft and smooth on the palate.

Even though this brew is too sweet for my taste, I would still recommend it, but only when saved to enjoy on colder/rainy days.
It will be so much better then.

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Photo of jcalabre
3.57/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I originally sampled this brew many moons ago. I am writing this review from my notes. This beer has a very nice, complex aroma when poured. It's nice frothy head dies down quickly. It's dark amber in color w/ a flavor of cloves w/ hints of banana. It's a nice beer, but for my taste, it's nothing too exciting. At $3US a bottle, I won't get it again, not that it's bad tasting, it doesn't justify the cost for me.

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

Decided to give this one a try after having the Schneider weisse original.
Pours a murky burnt caramel with three fingers of a solid tan cloud like head. Nice thick lacing. Sings of some lively carbonation. Very, very inviting.
Banana, clove and some light citrus up front in the nose followed by a touch of sweet malts and some caramel.
Bananas and clove mixed with some chocolate, caramel and some dark fruits in the taste. Finishes off dry and with a hint of alcohol. No hop presence.
Mouthfeel very well balanced between the fruits and the sweetness. Smooth, smooth, smooth. 8% ABV is well hidden, making this an easily quaffable brew.

Overall, an excellent weizenbock. I don't know how much that means, with Aventinus being my first one, but man was this tasty. I thought the appearance was the highlight of this brew. Found the sweet malts a little bit too sweet, but nothing offending. I will probably be buying another one of these down the road after I sample a few other weizenbocks. Maybe then will I truly appreciate how good this weizenbock is compared to others.

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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Slynger
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aventinus comes in murky and deep, purplish amber with a big cap of very finely bubbled, fluffy-creamy, light caramel toned color.

Awesome nose. Everything comes through in the flavor too. Bit of chocolate and raisin, lots of red grape and apple with a caramel drizzle, some banana and clove, wheaty-yeasty-estery, earthy-grassy hops come through as well, and spicy alcohol. Way too drinkable. Ridiculously tasty. Nice full-medium body, not too heavy, Perfect carb, loads of it (not too much though), fluffy-creamy-wheaty and very lightly crisp.

The BEST of the style, a classic, and one of my favorite brews.

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Photo of Naugros
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a special Aventinus glass that sort of looks like a water tower. When poured, only the tube at the base showed liquid as the ball on top was completely filled by a cream-colored billowy foam. This settled down a little to reveal the dark amber fluid and enough light could pass through near the base that you could see the carbonation. From a visual perspective they did a nice job designing this glass for this beer as it shows off all its strong points.

The banana of German weizen yeast is the first thing to tickle your olfactories. Then there's a grassiness arising from the wheat and some caramel as well. Noble hops make their presence known with some background floral notes. Yep, the glass works well to concentrate the aromas.

Caramelized bananas, like a hefeweizen dunkel, only smoother in body. There are also dark fruits and a touch of spice, maybe black pepper or cloves. The grassiness of the wheat is also present, but it's more through the nose than the palate. This glass does a nice job of melding all the flavors and aromas into a wonderful beer-drinking experience. I wonder if I'd like this just as much from a weizen glass.

There is no bitterness from the hops apparent. This beer finishes sweet and smooth with little aftertaste to deal with. All it leaves is you wanting more...and I could drink three or four of these and sleep well...on the a corner...fully dressed...or not.

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Photo of berley31
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a large, off-white, creamy head that had huge lasting power. Body is dark-brown and very cloudy. Nice lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S: Powerful aroma of spices, lots of fruitiness... lot of phenols, here. The alcohol is present, but just slightly.

T: The alcohol is present a little more in the taste, but again, it's really pretty unnoticeable. The flavor is as complex as the aroma... the fruit is highly present, and the spices provide a nice balance between the two. Very nice.

M: Full-bodied and creamy, with fizzy carbonation.

D: Wow, that's a great example of a weizenbock, in every way. Powerful, but definitely something I'd like to tackle again.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Pours a great big head that slowly seperates as if there was volcanic activity going on down inside. you only know its off-black when held up to light, then you can catch light coming through the body.

This is a surprisingly spicy beer with a tight strong carbination, loads of banana and clove like any good wheat beer should have, and the yeastyness is great. Lots of malt added into the mix and you have a multi faced beer that all the flavors are easy to pick out. great stuff.

[i'd keep bottles regularly]

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mdwalsh
2.98/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a great, huge head that starts to disipate pretty quickly in my 22 oz. Wiezen Glass. It is a solid brown, and when held up to light shows amber, copper and orange. The head is just of white and looks rather creamy on top with bubbles of varying size underneath. There is decent active carbonation, but not too much.

S: Smells super wheaty, and it's confusing my brain being so brown and smelling like that. I also get a malty sweetness and a sort of funk I usually associate with Belgians. There is also a candi sweetness, perhaps that's what it is, and it's just confusing me. The more I smell it, the more I get just the candi sugar.

T: I really wanted to like this beer, I really did. I just can't seem to get into it though. Perhaps it's a bad bottle? The taste is mildly malty sweet, but tastes more like candi sugar to me than real malt. And the wheat is just a whisp at the end, more of an after taste. I get no hops whatsoever.

M: Ok, very plain. Thin but heavy, mild or little carbonation.

D: I could see where I certain set of people would like this. Must be a bad bottle?

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Photo of 1levelabove247
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,509 ratings.
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