Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
4.47/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 11.2 oz. amber bottle. Bottle number 001470. $3.49 at the local Belle Kuisine.
Appearance: Poured a cloudy and very dark reddish-brown. Thick and very creamy head quickly dies off to a ring around the edges. Minimal lacing of the glass.
Smell: Dark and ripe fruits mix with a distinct phenol (gotta love those organic chemistry lab days) thrown in. No smoking within 50 feet!
Taste: Complex? Umm...yes. A 3-ring circus of flavors erupt on the palate. Candied fruits, raw honey, clove, multi-grain bread, chocolate-covered toffee, caramel squares. The alcohol announces itself with a flourish, attempting to sweep clean everything before it. But wait! Might the hops be trying to steal the show? I think not. They are whipped into submission and you are left with a fairly dry, semi-sweet lingering aftertatse that adds to the belly-warming effect of the alcohol.
Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Well-carbonated and great body. It's damn cold here tonight and this is a great beer to just sit with while reading a good book by the (gas) fireplace. Not something for the faint of heart, this beer packs a wallop...not only in terms of the ABV but also the complexity of taste.
Notes: What a great combination of flavors in this beer. It's like a wheat beer that has been involved in some bizarre beer-changing experiment. The result is a very enjoyable beer that I really savored and enjoyed. Very well-done.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2004 03:21:56 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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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