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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
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
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2,122
Ratings:
4,416
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
13.92%
 
 
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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark chestnut with a thin head that fades pretty quickly. The smell is of wheat that is reminiscent of wasa crackers with a sweet rounded malt and a nice yeastiness. Beautifully balanced flavor of alcohol, malt, prunes, figs, cereal grain, and a touch of cellared apples. Very creamy and with a medium body that is just right to support the alcohol and flavors. Extremely drinkable- just the perfect thing for a spring day.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pours murky deep orange with an enormous tan head. Dissipation is slow and leaves nice lacings.

S: Rich wheaty banana together with sweet malt. Dark dried fruits - apricots. Some alcohol.

T: The malt is a bit drier, the wheat is a little bit in the background compared to the smell. Dark dried fruits - cherries. Bananas and some alcohol is noticable.

M: Full body and moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is long and dry. A bit alcoholic feel.

D: A very nice Weizenbock - a must try!

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Photo of puboflyons
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle marked 10.315-0685-2822. Sampled on August 11, 2011. It pours into the Dopplebock glass an attractive looking dark amber with hints of ruby red and a significant fluffy off-white head that eventually settles to a ring. There are plenty of wheat and sweet malts on the nose with a minor whiff of hops but no alcohol given its 8.2% ABV. At first the body felt bold but then it seemed to feel thinner, more like the texture of red wine. A beautiful balance of sweet caramel malts and wheat grab the tastebuds up front, which are quickly followed by a solid sting of dry hops and a battery of spices. Nice beer.

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

I had this on-tap at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich.

A: Murky chestnut, off-white head, some retention and lace.

S: Fruit bread! Bready malt, fruity esters, raisin, sherry.

T: Bready, fruity, warming alcohol, very well rounded.

M: Moderate to full body is slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

D: Quite good, especially considering the strength!

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Photo of dar482
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a muddy reddish copper color.

The aroma has white grape raisins, sharp light dried fruit, like apricot. Lots of banana, banana Runts as well. Some light breadiness. Sweet toffee, caramel, and ripe banana and a good amount of clove and spice.

The flavor follows of raisin bread and fruit cake. Super sweet ripe banana and caramel sweetness. There's lots of spice with pepper, clove, star anise.. Sweet juicy plum. The beer finishes off clean and gentle with tons of the carbonation. Quite dry on the finish.

My favorite German beer as its filled with flavor. Somehow, that makes me want to analogize this beer as a "German DIPA." Similar to a DIPA with clean, slightly malty, filled with fruit flavor, medium creamy mouthfeel, clean finish.

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Photo of weeare138
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2001 bottle...
Appears a dark chestnut brown with traces of red and a 2 finger, foamy tan head that slowly fades out. Little remnants of lace are left around the glass. Small chunks of spent yeast sit at the bottom like artifacts of shrapnel from a battle at sea.
Smell is slightly oxidized but very acceptable for the age, along with mineral water, dusty, aged antiques, notes of port wine, rich brown sugar, raisins, prunes, and very phenolic with hints of cocoa & cloves. It holds it's own against any of the Belgian heavy hitters that you've been sitting on.
Taste is of raisins, cloves, caramel, brown sugar...no trace of any wet cardboard with this 5+ year old bottle. Nice.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly sweet, phenolic, and herbal.
Seek this one out. It seems like the 2001 year is ripe and ready now. I recently had a vintage '99 bottle that hadn't held up nearly as nice as this one.

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

*2003 vintage*

Found a bottle of this at Julio's on sale for $8.99 per. Figured I would give it a try, after looking it up I was quite pleased with my purchase. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep, dark nut brown mahongany colour with a light, fluffy one finger head that faded to leave no lacing whatsoever.

S - Wow, just lovely. Great dark fruit aromas, mostly raisins and super sweet malts. Not getting much yeast aromas at all, just dark fruits and that sticky sweet malt.

T - Very similar to the nose. Theres that nice sweet malts upfront with those delicious dark fruit tastes, dominated by a raisin flavour. The alcohol is still present in this, which is fine. That sweetness is almost cloy, but not there yet.

M - Nice mouthfeel, low carbonation thanks to the lengthy aging process of this. Its almost syrupy due to how sweet it is. This has become a dessert!

D - This is quite delicious and I'd love to have this again.Would love to try this with 10 years on it. Stuff is delicious really but a definate sipper. Tasty, great aroma, definate must try.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a three-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Almost cloudy dark amber color, ton of yeast in bottom of bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Caramel nose. Flavor is sweet yeasty caramel, clean finish. Cellars well, brewed 2004. $6.75 for a 500ml bottle from a Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

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

Dark cloudy brown body, with a decent frothy head, which does disappear after a while. while it's there it does leave a little lacing.

Nose is very sweet, with a tannic smell of red wine. Good malt, lots of dark fruits, dates, black grapes, sultanas. Noticeable aroma of alcohol, and touches of sweet caramel. A deeply layered smell, very delectable.

Taste is quite vinous and wine-like also, with an astringent dry finish. rich fruits prevail with hints of dark alcohol, like rum. Taste is layered and complex. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, but a little less velvety than I would have liked. If it was a little more filling and caressing it would be great.

This is a deceptively drinkable beer. The high ABV can creep up on you unawares, as it hides it beautifully. Beautifully balanced, wonderfully enjoyable.

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Photo of corby112
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on-tap at the Devil's Den in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a very dark brown. Aroma of banana and dark chocolate. One of the best dopplebocks I have ever tasted. There is a rich chocolate maltiness that is balanced out with a hints of banana and citurs fruits. Yummy!

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Photo of clayrock81
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this brew into a large weizen glass and it poured out slowly and appeared syrup-colored brown w/ very little head but a lot of carbonation. One whiff is overpowering with a malty slant but with citrus and spicey/yeasty overtones. There is a very hoppy bite when it first hits your tongue, but it is somewhat thin-bodies and balanced out w/ a touch of peppery spices, a nice part sweet/dark malts and some citrus fruit and a yeastiness to boot - overall a very smooth beer. Only the high ABV (the alcohol is hidden well) limit this from a session beer.

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

A: Poured a medium-dark cola with dark plum highlights. The head was slight and compact with a slight fizziness and a sandy-biege in color. Retention was short and sweet while a fair broken sheet lacing was left behind.

S: banana, cloves with lots of rasins and plum highlights. A nice spiciness with semi-sweet caramel backed by some fruity esters from the yeast.

T: The initial flavor was sweet caramelized malt and wheat with ripe fruit of plums and raisins. Some fresh chocolate, bananas, and bubblegum esters are detected as well. A slight alcohol warming is felt rounding things out.

M: creamy and smooth, strongly carbonated with some alcohol warming.

D: The abv is very well hidden making this very drinkable, just don't let it catch up to you. A full spectrum of flavor, well rounded and a very nice drink all around. A softer state of carbonation would of sealed the deal here.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, very cloudy ruddish brown color with a HUGE carbonation resluting in a big pillowy white head. Nose is wheat, clove,sticky. Taste is wheat, clove, banana, thick and coating. Mouthfeel is nice and drinkable. Overall this is a great beer I could drink alot of.

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Photo of wl0307
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BB date: 01/06/06.
A: in a (dry) 300ml weissbier glass, it pours a hazy, dark-caramel colour, coming with an effervescent, off-white thick beer head, so creamy and frothy even when the lively carbonation settles down it stays there without any trouble--looking everlasting, incredibly decent and elegant...
S: upfront is deeply fruity aroma of hefe-weizen, mixed of ripe bananas+banana skin+green guava, plus a refreshingly spicy note of clove, and profoundly sour-sweet wheatish grainy aroma. If "blind-sniffing" this beer, one might be tricked to believe it's just another pale-coloured hefe-weizen with a stronger, assertive malt and sugary presence~~ Very balanced as well as very delicious.
T: upfront on the palate comes a profoundly fruity (mainly banana-skin and the classic mixed-tropical fruity taste of hefe-weizen) flavour, followed immediately by creamy, deeply brown-sugary (close to caramel) palate of dark malts, on top of an underlyingly rich yeasty+sugary+intriguingly-spicy flavour common to Belgian dark ale. With an assertive alcoholic mouthfeel sitting firmly underneath, the refreshingly wheatish flavour adds to the otherwise profoundly rich and sugary palate a pleasantly tart-fruity kick to reach a nice balance in terms of both texture and flavour. Quite warmish alcoholic touch at first proves a bit too powerful for my taste, but expectable and thankfully short-lived.
M&D: the mouthfeel is a bit sharp upfront, turning more and more creamy and rounded towards the end as the alcoholic texture turns softer in strength and thinner/cleaner on the palate/between the teeth. A remarkable beer it is, much much more flavoursome than its cousin Schneider Weisse Original. I'd go for single bottle each time, as it's very powerful and hard to digest if consumed too much. A beer with characters to savour rather than quaff.

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

(Served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer pours a deep brown color with a medium hazy body that just lets light through in the narrow part of the glass. The head is a perfectly smooth big creamy light tan with a strong carbonation to keep it going.

S- The notes of banana and cloves are strong and pleasant in the aroma. Hints of vanilla and bubblegum are in the background. A very soft bready aroma smoothes over the other flavors and the finish has a very delicate hop bitterness.

T- The soft taste of wheat is complimented with some caramel and bready notes. The finishes with a bit of a carbonic taste but no real hop flavor. The soft taste of banana is very faint and a bit more pronounced as it warms. The slight tartness in the malt comes through as it warms also.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with some creamy texture to it. No alcohol warmth but a hint of fizz on the tongue.

D- This is a great wheat beer that has increased its complexity with all the dark malt. It would be nice to taste even more of the dark qualities to compete with the banana flavor and other flavors of lighter German wheat beers.

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

Poured from the bottle with a huge head that settled down after a few minutes...gorgeous deep brown colour.

For me, the smell was fruit and cloves...nice.

The taste is very complex. Chocolate, fruit and a strong clove flavour all operating in wonderful harmony...I don't even notice that it's sitting at 8%abv and that's a testament to how well made this is.

I highly recommend this delicious wheat dobblebock!

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Photo of cjgator3
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- On-tap at Redlight Redlight in Orlando, FL. Poured into an Aventinus glass. Pours a hazy dark brownish color with a nice light tan head.

S- The aroma features some wheat along with banana and clove. The aroma in the bottle is good, but on-tap it is awesome.

T- The taste starts out sweet and malty with banana and clove flavors. The taste keeps getting better and better as it warms in the glass.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a very good brew that is definitely recommended. I would highly recommend seeking this out on-tap, very tasty!

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Photo of kscaldef
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into an imperial pint glass the head nearly overflows the glass -- dense, light tan, slowly receding over a minute or two. Cola colored, relatively clear even with the yeast poured in, with lots of fine bubble trails.

S: Chocolate, nuts, banana, clove. Classic weissbier esters, with some unique roast notes.

T: Rich chocolatey flavors, finishing with a tangy wheat snap. Interesting and somewhat odd simultaneously. Gets a bit sweet in the course of a full glass.

M: High carbonation. Medium body. Slightly sticky.

O: An interesting and well-made beer, but maybe not something I'd come back to over and over. I might be inclined to revisit it on a cold night as a lighter alternative to a barleywine.

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

A 500 mL bottle served near room temperature.

A: The beer is a deep orange-brown color that had a large head on the initial pour. After the pour subsided, a small white ring remained.

S: The beer has an unmistakable clove aroma, estery with hints of banana.

T: The first flavors to hit are light wheat notes. They soon give way to the weizen esters. They are fruity but reserved, not fully taking control of the beer. As the beer warms on the palate, a slight alcohol burn emerges but it is not that astringent.

M: The hefe weizen aromas combined with the stronger wheat body make this a good tasting beer.

D: The beer is very drinkable, the deceptive abv notwithstanding. The beer combines the enjoyable flavors of a hefe weizen with the strength of a bock, nicely done.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle

As I approach my 300th review, I'm breaking out some good beers to celebrate!

Appearance - The beer pours a hazy light brown colour with a very large frothy and fizzy beige coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness/haziness of the beer and there is some very nice lacing running in stages down the sides of the glass. The head lasted for a very long before it began to dissipate and I could hear it popping like a bowl of rice crispies.

Smell - banana/bubblegum, cloves, wheat, dark fruits (raisins?)

Taste & Mouth - The beer has quite a bit of carbonation but it still feels very creamy yet light on the tongue. Most of the flavour is made up of bananas and cloves mixed with some malts and wheat. There are also notes of chocolate and some dark fruits. The beer finishes with a sweet banana and malt aftertaste.

Drink - Another beer that is among the best I've ever had. It has a fantastic appearance and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. This beer tastes delicious and is well worth seeking out.

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

500ml bottle poured into matching 500ml schneider glass downed aug 7 2009

A great color! a dark brownish maroon real hazy. open near a sink this one jumps, once i got it in the glass the head just kept going 4cm over the top of the glass, formed a nice peak and stayed there without any going over the side of the glass. i could see each sip i took on the side of the glass from the lace. this was one of the best looking beers ive seen

S also very nice heavy spice, clove, faint banana and yeast

T i dig it, nice spice like it smells, little sweet, clove comes through with the banana and some dark fruits linger. i dont taste the yeast i smell nor the 8.2%alc i see on the bottle

M/D feels good, what can i say other than i would love to try it from a keg on a winters day.

buy this whenever you see it if you want to drink a great one.

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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 VelvetExtract
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a transparent dark mahogany. When held up to the light, unbelievable amounts of bubbles lazily sway to the large, fluffy tan head. The head is large and attractive, but does not leave much lacing....Until lower in the glass.

S-Smells quite like a normal wheat beer, but with a bunch more sugary malt sweetness. The darker malts give the other aromas a great complement. This beer has a huge bubblegum aroma at first. Banana bread, a tad bit of cloves, and even some slight chocolate. The back end of the aroma has a noticeable amount of spice to it.

T-The taste is more assertive than I had expected. The flavor is creamy, spicy and complex. The banana bread taste is there throughout. The bubblegum is a bit more laid back on the palate. There is a good amount of spice. Alcohol is relevant in the taste too. I may like the aroma a little bit more than the flavor.

M-Very creamy. Carbonation is extremely mellow but also very enjoyable. Medium bodied. Really enjoying the feel here.

O/D-The beer is extremely drinkable, especially at over %8 ABV. I must say that I enjoy the Weizenbock over the traditional Hefeweizen. I enjoy the darker malts. This beer is pretty neat, and everyone should try this. I drank this too quickly.

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Photo of barczar
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky deep caramel brown with a solid 1 and a half inch khaki head that lingers indefinitely.

Aroma is comprised of fruity yeast esters, wheat, and caramel malt. Apple, pear, and banana are complemented by brown sugar, coriander, and clove.
There's also a citrus presence.

Yeast esters and alcohol dominate the flavor profile, which is slightly oxidized and phenolic. Pear, green apple, bubblegum, clove, and banana accompany a bready wheat and malt backbone, fairly tart, leading to a slightly peppery dry finish.

Body is slightly full, with fairly high carbonation. There's significant alcohol warmth.

A delicious brew, warming and flavorful. Expected a little more malt presence, but the esters are delicious.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle obtained via trade with LuckySevens82. Thanks for the opportunity... Comes in commemorative bag noting events in 1999, and with descriptive hangtag.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" eggshell head above the dark brownish-amber brew. Head is relatively resilient, and lacing is minimal, both of which are acceptable to me with an aged product. Aroma is of caramel malts, with light tinges of dark fruits and hops character. Taste is initially of biscuity malt, fading into the minimal fruit and hops notes as hinted in the nose. No hint of relatively high alcohol content here. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and drinkability excellent as well. Worth searching for.

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