Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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3.75/5 rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Pours a chilled pumpkin orange with a few globs of yeast that plop into the goblet. The bottle is individually numbered -- neat! A tiny white head foams up briefly, then runs to the outside edge of the glass.
Smells quite spicy, with cloves and cinnamon and orange peel coming through the hefty alcohol and sweet malt. Up front banana really shows off the wheat character. No discernible hop aroma besides the vague citrus. Sweet, honey-like, and reminds me of a fall potpourri. Excellent.
A sip reveals a creamy, yeasty, sweet beer, very different from your normal Eisbock. Flavors of sour banana and clove bring to mind a German Hefe on steroids. This is spicy, estery, and maybe just a bit mouth-numbing . Otherwise, the 12% (?!) is quite well hidden, Id have guessed more around 8%. Quite warming in the back of the throat, and finishes malty with a bit of chocolate, but ultimately sour. Perhaps a hint of oak in the flavor? Intriguing.
This is quite the unique beer; I cant say Ive had anything else like it. Smells much better than it tastes, to me. It's odd, I keep thinking of a Belgian strong dark ale crossed with a German Hefe. Not a session beer at all, but its hitting the spot tonight, and I think its well worth a try. Thanks to Khaismus for sharing!
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2007 05:54:48 | More by kkipple
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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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