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

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockSchneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock

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Ratings: 1819
Reviews: 1020
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001)
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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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a pub glass.
Appearance - a deep, dark brown, nice carbonation bubbles build a fluffy beige head. There is a ton of floating sediment! Lacing is excellent...glad I chose a pub glass for this session, because this beer looks amazing!
Smell - mango, pineapple, raisins, stone fruit, Hawaiian rolls, faint banana and cloves! Let the bottle sit for a while and take a whiff...smells like a blend of banana bread and bourbon!
Taste - dark fruit, spices, sweet and doughy malts, and sweet alcohol that is so smooth!
Feel - complex and flavorful, creamy and medium body, smooth alcohol!
Overall - big, tasty brew that doesn't disappoint!

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S: Strong, fruity esters are the first thing I smell, with grape, banana, and apple dominating. As expected with the style, there's pepper and allspice. There's also malted grain, and a hint of urea (which is not as bad as it sounds, as it is faint).

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