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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,110 Reviews
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Reviews: 1,110
Hads: 2,372
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 185
Gots: 252 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle, pours dark mahogany brown with a quickly dissipating beige head. The nose is bitter - sweet, caramel, plenty of dried fruits, date, fruit cake, cherry, rich spice, brown sugar, earth and brandy. The taste is rich, bitter - sweet, so much dried fruits, raisin, dried cherry, fruit cake, light spice, good alcohol boost, cherry cola, chewy malt, caramel, earth and toast with warming, woody finish. (409 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours burnt amber with a slight chill haze. The pour produces a massive and clingy 3” light tan foam collar that persists. S: Raisin, light banana, and fruitcake aromas rise from the glass. T: cinnamon, clove and dark fruit flavors, some hops show up on the end, some vanilla in with the spices with traces of toffee. F: Creamy and smooth with medium body and carbonation O: A truly classic beer. (401 characters)

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DrZombies review mirrors my own. Poured into an oversized wine glass. Alcohol dominates the first aroma. Resilient lacing, steady cap throughout with unexpectedly high carbonation. This is my first Eisbock and it's certainly intriguing enough to warrant another tasting in its style. (286 characters)

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown pour (20) with thin off white head, good lace and thin cap. Sweet figs and prune juice aromas. Sweet figs and prune juice up front; chewy caramel candy middle; boozy exhale; creamy raisin finish. Medium mouthfeel; sweet caramel malt/ brown sugar tongue coating. Overall, pours like molasses and drinks like carbonated sweet liquid figs. Perhaps best doppelbock I've had - excellent. (395 characters)

Photo of ChrisCage
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- This one pours a syrupy brown that is quite cloudy due to giant amounts of glorious yeast hanging out in the bottom of the bottle....of course this was extracted before the final pour! The head is caramel colored and while not thick, is dense and provides a nice film over the brew. Carbonation appears to be heavy but fine at the same time, and the lacing, well, it's seeming to be a trend....it's not great....still this is a very above average looking beer!

S- Robust aromas of mincemeat, dark rum, Christmas cake to start, and spices like cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin pie and licorice root. Fruity as well....raisins, banana, figs and prunes galore! Sweet malts that are rounded with a noticeable boozy quality, and with smells of brown sugar and gingerbread cookie yeast! Simply awesome to the nostrils!

T- Flavors are wonderful and follow the aromas closely and fondly! Rummy to boot, creamy eggnog quality, slightly chocolatey , awesome spicy yeast, and again, caramel sweetness, balanced by some rich dried fruits, woodiness,the booze does show itself more, and yeasty creaminess! The finish is Earthy, grainy, boozy and slightly citrus like....grapefruit pulp rather than rind.....the licorice root, ginger and spice shows itself on the palate near the end.

M/O- Full bodied for sure and as this warms up the fruitiness comes out even more and becomes more dessert like. Alcohol is hard to hide in this but for what this is, blends very well with the robustness of the overall character! This should be had with a meal, or sipped on and will make an excellent X-Mas eve treat to go to bed with watching A Christmas Carol....the one with Allister Sims! Not much more to say....this is simply a world class beer and if you don't try this, you are truly missing out!! (1,786 characters)

Photo of Buck89
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter at a temp of about 50 degrees. Swirled and dumped the yeast in at the end. A beautiful dark reddish muddy brown with a one-finger light tan head. It retreated fairly quick but left some nice tracks. The nose was full: plum, figs, soy, and even a little beef jerky. The taste really surprised me. Full on dark fruity malt, banana bread, figs, dark cherries and very little bitterness. Sticky soft feel and sweet but not cloying at all. The 12% ABV was masked at this temp and only showed a slow warming on the finish. (538 characters)

Photo of EricVonStein
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours finger and a half of mocha colour head, thick and foamy with good retention. Fully cloudy dark off-brown colour, almost grey brown.

wow! aroma is pungent! salty leather and beef jerky dominate. soy and miso scents, tarry. totally confusing and totally intriguing.

Holy shit, this is nuts! super rich and sweet dried fruits, dates, dried prunes, that belgian dubbel candy sugar hit. the weize is present with the fruitiness, rotten bananas for sure. caramelized sugar ala crem brule. burnt finish. Boose is super high at 12 ABV and alcohol comes through as brandy like, obvious but not offending.

BIg body and super creamy like a hefe. small bubbles but bright tingly carbonation.

Damn, saw that this got great reviews but did not expect much. not sure why because this is a beautiful and challenging beer. even my burps are tasting good! Have to say the schneider sons never made my favourtie hefe but this beer is exceptional. Great and wild flavours that balance well. sweet but as in fermenting and rotting fruit sweet, not just sugar sweet. Only drawback i find is for me the sweetness is on the very high end. but still, loving this one till the end. (1,165 characters)

Photo of beermeplz
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one amazing brew, absolutely deserving of all of its acclaim. It's not the prettiest thing to look at--almost muddy and with minimal head--but its aroma is captivating, like a sweet and syrupy banana puree. The taste is much the same along with notes of dark fruit--raisin and prune. The alcohol is well hidden but the rich flavors keep it a sipper. A great dessert beer. (379 characters)

Photo of lmaduells
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The best German beer I've tried. Body, mouth and evolution in the glass. With graduation powerful but very well treated. With very little carbonation. A bottle of 0,33l, better than a 0.5. One of the things I show that I'm facing a beer honest, coherent, well worked .... just opening it; Remove the plate beers universe opens to a fantastic world of wonderful sensations. (372 characters)

Photo of HopHunter19
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is dark brown/mahogany with creamy head that sticks, minimal lacing. Smell is plums, figs, sweet caramel malts, raisins, smooth bready yeast. Taste is raisins, figs, plums, brown sugar, bready yeast, bananas. Alcohol is well covered but you can feel the heat of the 12%. Aftertaste is bready, dark fruits. Mouthfeel heavy. Overall this is a great beer, not my style but obviously one of the best of it's own kind. (424 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin, light khaki head that dissipates to patches, leaving slight lacing. Aroma of dark malt, molasses, dates and figs, hints of fresh dark stone fruit. Flavor follows, dominated by sweet malt and dried dark fruit, mild hints of molasses around the edges. Lightly warming. Medium bodied with light creaminess. This was one of my first introductions to high ABV ales and I remember how it changed my perception of what beer could be. This has a the rich malty flavor expected from bocks with additonal great fruit elements. Warming, but the ABV is well covered. One of the world's great beer styles and examples. Glad to try this again. Excellent (713 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown, fingernail length head and good lace retention. Strong malty aroma as well as alcohol. Strong syrupy malty taste and feel. High alcohol content. Full bodied, syrupy and malty feel. This is my first eisbock and I'm pretty impressed by the style and this particular brew. (289 characters)

Photo of Svingjo
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I was pouring this it reminded me of pouring a thick brown maple or sugar syrup. As it settled the beer turned a darker brown and had a finger thick beige head that clung to the glass. The nose brings forward dark dried fruit like plums, dates and figs. There is that thick syrup smell as well that seems laced with some kind of spice. The packaging says clove but that's not what comes to mind for me. Now the smell and taste are near matches, very rich and dark fruit along with a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. There is a bit of that alcohol spiciest and burn, but that is to be expected with this style of beer and at 12.0% ABV. The mouthfeel is definitely on the full side with an among thick syrup like consistency and a sharp carbonation that tries to hide the strong ABV. (788 characters)

Photo of drunkenmess
3.27/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a big fan of wheat beer in general. But heard alot about Eisbock so had to try it. Poured a murky muddy water look. Amber in color mixed with red and orange... Head is adequate, off white/khaki hue. Noticeable lacing when sipped. Smells of dark fruits, wheat or yeast, and a slight alcohol scent. Taste is different (for my taste). Fruitfulness and wheat come together forming a nice mixture of taste. A little boozy as I continue to sip and it warms. Not bad for a wheat beer...
Overall I will consume again just not on a regular.
Cheers! (545 characters)

Photo of Arminius757
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A simply wonderful beer.
Dark brown and hazy with a light white head.
Smells super malty and sweet with the aroma of dark fruits.
Those dark fruits (Figs, plum) and the malt come out strong in the taste with a little, tinny boozy hit to it. It must be said, for the ABV of this one, it is super smooth and easy to drink. Best the let this one warm up a bit (50s or so) before enjoying, as the falvor comes out better when warmer.
You get a creamy smooth feel in your mouth.
This is a heavy beer for sure, but it is so worth your time. Kick back, crack one open and enjoy the trip.
Fantastic and would drink it again anytime. (629 characters)

Photo of DaveBar
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the LCBO for around the $8.00 mark or so for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip. Aged 2yrs in the cellar knowing this was a hot beer.

A- Opens well and pours a 2" high thick rich head that lasts for ever. Very dark brown and unfiltered

N- Fig, plum and malt in abundance. There is a lot going on and in your face.

T- Nice fig. clove and malt backbone. Sweet and without a hint of heat. The 2yrs must have brought this beer down in the heat department. Super This a complex and balanced beer all around. As it warms the flavor changes so a Roch 12 style. Bocks are so good.

M- Dry and creamy. Super well refined

O- Well rounded, all around good blend. This master brew is so complex but balanced that it will blow your mind. I don't give 4.5's often at all so this one is a winner

Food Pairing

This wonderful, full, rich bodied brew went well with.... Braised beef ribs rubbed with a dry rub consisting of mustard, brown sugar and a touch of vinegar to keep it moist enough to stick to the meat. 350deg F in the oven for 45mins then check to see how its coming. If you like it well done do 1hr

Enjoy (1,129 characters)

Photo of doktorhops
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A Schneider Weisse beer review has been a long time coming, and this is none other than their Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock, Eisbock being based on the Lager style of Bock, which is German for ‘billy goat’ [go on, look it up, I dare ya]. ‘Eis’ is German for ‘ice’ and this style is made by freezing the Doppelbock barrel and scraping off the ice - meaning the alcohol content is higher than it would have normally been (as a side note: this is similar to the technique used by BrewDog to create their monster 40%+ ABV brews). Anyway back to Schneider Weisse - I once mentioned casually that I thought their Tap 7 Hefeweizen was as good as Weihenstephaner... well I finally got my hands on a bottle of Tap 7 [review forthcoming].

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: Bronze-copper cloudy body with a nice half centimetre beige head that I’m amazed is there in the first place (12% ABV beers don’t normally retain any head). I’m giving an extra point for that. 9/10.

S: Deadly! There’s an unmistakeable aroma of over-ripe banana from the Weizen, but lurking in the background is one mother*****r of a huge ethyl alcohol note - I’m concerned I may be drinking disinfectant. There are added bread, dark fruit and brown sugar touches in there as well. Smells good... but deadly. 8/10.

T: Yes, it’s got a LOT of alcohol, but it’s been hidden well amongst the flavours of: over-ripe banana, clove, raisin, date, bread and brown sugar. This is one Eisbock that goes down deceptively easy... then “oh look, I’m tipsy”, not really but it does sneak up on you nonetheless. The finish is a curious mix of evaporating alcohol and bitter medicinal herbs. It is sweet, but not a sugar bomb. A+ Schneider Weisse. 10/10.

M: Mid to heavy bodied with a touch of cloying from the sugar and a creamy/dense Weizen carbonation. 8/10.

D: I do love a good Doppelbock... and I love a good Weizen, and this is both - so of course I love it. Cons: It’s a bit OTFT* This is definitely a night-cap of a beer. Also drink it chilled, I had it room temp and as a result it was a tad much. Otherwise I say prost! You will enjoy this if your love for Doppels and Weizens is as strong as mine. 9/10.

Food match: The back label has a few suggestions (in German) among which is “tiramisu and fully ripe parmesan” - hold the parmesan and you’ve got a deal.

*Over The F*****g Top. (2,399 characters)

Photo of smcolw
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy, light brown color. Large spots for lace. Moderate head.

Smells of banana, clove and semisweet chocolate.

Lots of wheat on the tongue. Some sweet bread flavor as well. Strong banana in the swallow. A slightly sweet aftertaste. Good body with a high carbonation level. Very smooth. (291 characters)

Photo of AirBob
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Unfiltered, muddy brown body with 1/2 finger of dense off-white head. Good lacing. Head reduces to a cap and collar.

S - Belgian yeast. Plenty of dark fruit sweetness. Maybe a touch of leather or tobacco in the back.

T - Yeast upfront, then super rich and sweet dark fruit (fig, raisin). Then some brown sugar and molasses. Finishes with more fruit and yeast. A touch of booze in the finish too.

M - Very drinkable for the abv. Lower carb. Not too sticky/syrupy. Definitely more of a dessert beer.

O - A little too sweet to have regularly but delicious and drinkable for such a boozy beer. (609 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BOD 8/26/14. Dark brown pour. Outstanding head volume, poor lacing and almost normal retention.

Wonderful nose of dark fruit (raisin, prune, date), hints of banana and clove over a rich malt base. As it warms, medicinal alcohol notes become dominant.

Full bodied with a thick creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish.

The flavor profile is world class and packs a wallop. It begins with a wave of dark fruit, that is mostly prune, over a clove background that is always present. As the prune fades, a balancing malt sweetness emerges. The middle becomes a bit medicinal from the alcohol and has a subtle bitterness underneath. As the finish approaches, malts make their strongest showing over notes of clove and dark fruit. The finish is a long slow medicinal alcohol fade leaving a pucker and burn at the back of the throat. (873 characters)

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very much as advertised, a stronger version of one of my absolute favorite beers - Unser Aventinus.

But I don't really need - nor want - the higher ABV. (155 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy; cola brown with lighter brown at the edges; light brown head that receded to a wispy cap;

S: the first thing I recognized was root beer, but dark fruit quickly overwhelmed that; molasses there as well; a little alcohol;

T: very malty; dark fruit; molasses; a mild metallic bitterness at the end; not cloying at all;

M: full bodied; highly carbonated; lightly dry finish;

O: not clear at all and highly carbonated - both odd for the style; flavor and aroma were tremendous; (488 characters)

Photo of sokol_1993
4.9/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: dark red-black. Not much head.

Smell: Intensely, extremely fruity. Cherry, banana. Sublime.

Taste: Sweet taste of dark fruits, especially cherry, that mask the very high alcohol level really well. Not as sweet as Kasteel Donker, but somewhat similar. Maltiness come out at the end, and some bitterness of roasted malt comes out, but not that much, and the taste of fruit is still stronger.

Feel: A full-body, viscous. The viscosity just resonated within me really well.

Overall: One of the best beer I have had in a while, and I was surprised when I first taste it by how excellent it is. Will surely have it again. (627 characters)

Photo of drmeto
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

S:
very similar to the Tap6 with dark fruits coming through more
T:
-plums,raisins,dates come through heavy
-slight notes of banana and chocolate
F:
For a 12%er not that boozy
O:
Fantastic all around (199 characters)

Photo of Jacobob10
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with a friend. Dark brown color with a creamy off-white head. Loads of banana in the aroma with some cola, chocolate, and alcohol mixed in. Very complex. Huge malt presence and very sweet, but not cloying. Full bodied, strong, smooth and warming. Not an everyday drinker, but a nice treat from time to time. (321 characters)

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
93 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.