Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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Reviews by imperialstout27:
4.33/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle date of 2008. Drank in May 2010. Poured into tulip.
A: Pours a deep, hazy brown with amber highlights. Voluminous taupe head that dies down to only a hint of a collar (of course head retention is going to be a challenge with a beer like this, so I'm not going to fault it for that).
S: Quite aromatic and unique. Malty with a sort of fruity sweetness underlying wheat tanginess. Vinous and concentrated. Dark fruits. Light alcohol hints, with a prune-like sweetness accompanied by light clove and raisin bread aromas.
T: Big vinous characteristics. The alcohol hinted at on the nose is certainly apparent in the mouth, and dark red fruits emerge from under the alcohol on the midpalate. Though the malts are sweet, they're not overly so at all, with the wheat notes, hop bitterness, and alcohol balancing the malts well and preventing them from seeming overly sweet. Finishes lightly tart, with an aftertaste of fresh grapeskins, rumcake, and a light toastiness.
M: Full-bodied with moderate, tingly carbonation.
D: Surprisingly high. Though concentrated, it's not overly sweet at all, and the flavor profile just doesn't get old. Even at 12%, the alcohol isn't too sharp.
Overall, this brew is a classic and is wonderful, heavenly, outstanding, etc. If you can age a few bottles - do it; I've had this at 4 yrs and it was noticabley better.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2010 05:15:07 | More by imperialstout27
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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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