Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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Reviews by Denali:
4.47/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Package: 12-ounce bottle. Bottle number 09052.
Appearance: Opaque dark-brown with a tan head that dissipated very quickly.
Smell: Sweet fruit aroma (pears, raisins, dates). Can definitely sense the alcohol content as well.
Taste: Dark roasted fruit flavors up front, matching the fruits that were detected in the aroma. Very spicy flavors come in next (including cloves). Finishes with bitter aftertaste (alcohol, hops?). Alcohol makes its presence known and doesnt try to hide. Every once in a while a wheaty malt flavor asserts itself in the aftertaste too. Nice complex flavor profile.
Mouthfeel: Very tingly with lots of carbonation.
Drinkability: Very strong tastes and high carbonation makes this a sipping beer.
I first had a very small taste of this a few months ago at a Friday night BA get-together. Oddly enough, the aroma and taste of that sample were dominated by sweet banana, which I enjoyed a lot.
This bottle, however, was very different. No banana aroma or flavors at all. Very dark and roasted flavors instead. Perhaps this is due to the bottle being aged. But this too is very enjoyable. Nice flavor timeline. Wow can I sense the alcohol in this beer straight to my head. A real belly warmer. Highly recommended. Too bad I missed this on tap at the extreme beer event at the Blind Tiger. Much thanks to schoolteacher and biruchan for the bottle.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2003 15:47:26 | More by Denali
More User Reviews:
4.18/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours with half a finger of soft white head. The color is dark brown with some lighter touches around the edges. Active carbonation is very light.
Smell: Bright cloves and bananas explode out of the bottle. Dark fruits with accents of plums, papaya, cedar, and tobacco work their way on to the scene after the front. There is a sting of booze on the back end that really pulls your attention, but not in a negative way.
Taste: Spices and booze hit on the front. Dark fruits, bananas, and cloves warm up on the body. That warming heat lingers throughout the body and into the finish. Earth and tobacco go well with the booze on the back end. Exotic spices round this one out.
Mouthfeel: I kind of love the tongue numbing booze this one brings. Lots of fruits and spices play a great compliment as well.
Overall: My first Eisbock and this was a treat. Reminded me of a big boozy quad. Glad I got a classic of the style to establish a benchmark.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 03:16:49 | More by KFBR392
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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