Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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Reviews by silenius:
4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle number 018238, although I have no idea what that means. The previous reviewer seemed to be able to deciper the year from this number. I cannot.
Pours a nutty clear brown with red glints. Short-lived coarse head and a collar. I didn't expect this to be foamy. At this high an alcohol level I wouldn't have been surprised if there were legs in this glass, but there are not. This beer has big chunks of yeast in the bottom. Watch out if you don't like yeast.
You must let this warm up to at least 50 degrees Farenheit before drinking. Colder than that makes this beer seem harsh and acidic. The warmer it gets the better.
Smell is rootbeer, cloves, band-aid-like phenol, and smoke. You can definitely tell this is going to be a sweetie from the smell! I get no hops in this at all.
Taste is long and substantial and completely echoes the smell. Rootbeer, ricola cough drops, cloves, maple syrup, and a touch of bubble gum and cotton candy on the end. After half a glass I feel the alcohol warming in my mouth. Pouring in the yeast lends a slightly more dark fruit nuance to these flavors. Think dark fig and over ripe banana. Nice!
Mouthfeel is like slick and thick with a creamy carbonation that keeps things nicely in balance.
This beer is not tiresome nor too sweet and will have me coming back for more!
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2004 04:14:40 | More by silenius
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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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