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

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93
outstanding

1,103 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,103
Hads: 2,350
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 177
Gots: 243 | FT: 7
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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 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)

Photo of djack8617
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L- Dark molasses brown with robust head that dissipates rather quickly. Moderate light penetration that gives a cloudy hue to the beer

S- acidic smell which lingers on the olfactory nerves.

T- Malty smooth taste.

F- Smooth (227 characters)

Photo of SomethingClever
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into Speigelau glass

A: big bubbly head that goes nowhere quickly

S: huge Banana some clove

T: banana and clove very smooth

M: has a very thick feel like every ABV you can taste

O: this is a pretty good beer I'm not sure it is amazing but it has some great kick to it. (296 characters)

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

- very fast dissipating head with a black hue to the beer, not the classic German look
-best smelling lager style beer i have every put to my nose, the alot of dark fruit notes with some German yeast in the mix, quite a bit to sit and pick through
-Hands down the best lager style beer i have had, great dark fruit flavors like a quad but with the crispness of a lager, underlying wheat body very smooth
-for a beer that has so many notes it may feel overpowering but it is one of the smoother beers i have had, the flavor goes in and it all ties together
-One of the best beers i have had i will remember this for time to come and drink many more (648 characters)

Photo of mistersifter86
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle - best before 10th July 2019. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a deep rich dark brown, turning to a ruby red when presented to light. Thin head that quickly dissipates around the centre, hanging on to the edge of the glass.
S: Viciously complex - dark fruits, molasses sweetness. Caramel. The classic banana/clove notes that only the greatest wheat beers produce.
T: Wow. Take a belgian quad, and ramp up the taste profile. Dark fruit, massive sweetness. Banana notes linger on the palate. I would swear there was added sugar to this, but no. The magic of the eisbock. So rich, so amazing.
M: Low to medium carbonation, decent mouthfeel however a bit thinner than regular Aventinus maybe?
O: This is the daddy. I'll never forget the day I tried the original Schneider Weisse for the first time. I've been lucky enough to sample their product fresh in Munich consistently over the past two years. Sadly their bottled product does not compare to drinking the real thing fresh, however this is a true advertisement of what this special brewery is capable of. A true magnum opus - herzlichen glückwunsch, Schneider. (1,133 characters)

Photo of interzen
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours mahogany brown with a thin, slightly tinted head. Good head retention but minimal lacing. Settles down to a thin, foam cap. Slight sedimentation although it would appear that the pour left most of it in the bottle.

Smell: There's a real car-crash of smells here: sweetness abounds - think bubblegum, dark malts, burnt sugar, molasses and fruit. Definite hints of bananas and cloves but very little in the way of alcohol - there's a slightly medicinal, phenolic hint but sweetness dominates. Very much so.

Taste: Tastes much like it smells, albeit with added bananas. Quite where that comes from I couldn't say, but the overriding taste is that of slightly overripe bananas with a hint of cloves and burnt sugar. The alcohol is extremely well hidden - there's a nice, warming feeling in the back of the throat and stomach but that's about your lot. Probably a bit too sweet for my tastes but nonetheless it's not unpleasant.

Feel: Dangerous! Not massively carbonated and not excessively heavy either given the petroleum-grade ABV. There's a slightly sticky finish to it but I personally don't mind that. TL;DR - it doesn't feel like a 12% brew any more than it tastes like one.

Overall: Make no mistake, this is a heavy hitter - it's more deserving of an octane rating than an ABV. That said, if you're prepared to spend the time sipping and appreciating the multitude of flavours on offer then it's a very rewarding beer. Drinking more than a couple in one session probably isn't a good idea unless industrial-strength hangovers are your thing (don't ask ...!) (1,576 characters)

Photo of SierraFlight
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into weiss glass. Cloudy mocha with a tall tan head that quickly drops to a ring and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is banana, bubblegum, clove, and alcohol. Taste is clove, alcohol, phenol, fig, banana, bready malts. Certainly malt-forward, but the sweetness is held in check by the other elements. Medium-full body, very creamy and sticky around the mouth, velvety soft carbonation, with an astringent finish. (422 characters)

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

it's been a hard night of drinking
and this still stands up with multiple beverages
dark brown body off white head thats sticks
lovely candied aroma
sweet malty taste
Das, das ist gut (187 characters)

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