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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,955 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,955
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 124
Gots: 114 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001)
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz slender brown bottle with the bottle # 06558 and the year 2001 on the back label. Brownish burgundy colour with a fast foaming head that drops quickly to a thin ring of tan lace.

Bubble gum, banana, clove and herbal medicinal phenols in the aroma. Mellow estery almost solvent like alcohol in the nose also.

Lightly syrupy slick on the tongue. Spicy right upfront that rides the medium high carbonation, clove and alcohol come first then some phenolics to mix things up a bit. Touch of banana and breadiness in the middle. Hops are not there but there are other components that keep this brew in balance. Estery and slightly solvent alcohol even rides through the finish.

Not as complex as I though it would have been, the head lacks big time with a thin ring of lace … other than that this is a great brew. Alcohol is deceiving in a way as it lurks around to sneak up on you.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2002 19:56:27 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 11.2oz brown bottle. Bottle No: 03495 (2001). You can tell that whatever is inside this bottle special. I served my sample in an official 0,5l Aventinus Weizen glass.

Appearance: A deep, cloudy brown beer with amber edges and a massive off-white foam head -- good retention. There is yeast in the bottle, hence its being a cloudy brew. Personally, I recommend that you pour 2/3 into the glass then take the remainder and swirl up that yummy yeast and pour it into the glass too.

Smell: Phenolic/clovey with musty aromas, soft grains.

Taste: Smooth, creamy and beyond malty on first contact. Malt body is full, thick, syrupy with treacle, honey, coffee, buttery toffee, chocolate, rum and a unique tropical fruity quality way back on the palate. Clove flavours pop-up all over, and you can taste a bit of the wheat and its husky tannins. Alcohol is there, and warming. Things get a bit coarse for a moment as a raw hop flavour tries is hardest to break thru the malt. It fails. The malt wins, and as a result there's very little bitterness (touch of cheesy flavour and feel, but it's real of hidden). Finish is soft, with all sorts of wacky residuals on the palate.

Notes: This is one rich and robust beer with incredible depth and complexity. I love this beer. It's got a Plato of 28.7 or around a 1.117 specific gravity, which is very high. Hard to tell the alcohol content without knowing how it finished, but you can be assured that it's very high, especially given the freezing process of this beer -- said to be around 12-13%abv. This beer is a must for wheat beer and/or beer cellaring fans. Absolutely luscious.

Up until the 1940's, Aventinus was shipped all over Bavaria in containers lacking temperature control. Consequently, the precious drink partially froze during transportation. Unaware that theb rew was concentrated by the separation of water from the liquid, people were baffled by this stronger version of Aventinus. By chance, the first Aventinus Eisbock was created.

Well aware of this story, Hans Peter Drexler, brewmaster at the Schneider Brewery, decided to recreate this classic "mistake" in a modern controlled facility. Thus, the Aventinus Eisbock is reborn sixty years later. Now it's brewed in limited qualities throughout the year.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2002 15:00:07 | More by Todd
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A: murky brown and opaque - I dropped it centrally into a snifter and got a massive dense head of foam that took some time to slim down into a filmy tan cap; brief motes of lace trailed behind

S: boozy fruits, like dates, plums and figs; overripe banana and thick dense bread

T: banana and ripe dark fruit, booze and spice, particularly clove; some distant dark cherry and maybe a little wet cocoa powder

M: full-bodied and fuzzy soft/smooth; peppery spikes of spice and alcohol tingle a bit at first, but are then suffused by the creamy malts

O: clearly a top-of-the-line ale, although you need to want that sweet, fruity, boozy drinking experience. My first eisbock, I liken it to a quad or a wheatwine - rich and deep, totally enjoyable, but not something I'd reach for casually.

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 1,955 ratings.