Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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Reviews by wjimson:
4.58/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
A weather advisory warning was issued in Southern Ontario for record snowfall since a decade ago. People were advised not to leave their homes. Drinking this Eisbock is one way of celebrating this occasion (or rewarding yourself after shoveling snow).
I have had this beer at warmer temperatures before, but this time I had decided to leave this beer in the freezer at -18 C (~0 F), just for this extra special day. No, the bottle did not explode, not a leak in fact. It poured into a stein glass like syrup with bits of ice pellets mingling with the 3/4 inch head. Soon the bubbles rise up like soft snowflakes.
This is very similar to the other Aventinus, but much more potent in flavour. There is a very evident plum taste, or a deep carmalized banana and clove taste. What follows is a taste of sweet grain. The taste of the alcohol is not too severe, but its mixed in nicely with the noble hops that were used. (You can't taste it, but the alcohol is certainly there). The aftertaste is slightly smoky and resiny. I imagine that the beer used before the freezing process must have been pretty sweet, and that additional yeast was added to achieve secondary fermentation.
This is a great beer. It is very drinkable for its high alcohol content. I wish I can do this again tomorrow.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2007 18:59:52 | More by wjimson
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4/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Dark maple syrup brown, cloudy, a finger of light beige head, opaque so can’t see any carbonation.
S: Very weizen like, dark fruits like dates and figs, ripe bananas, floral, black pepper, ripe banana peels, a slight fermented fruit.
T: Big weizen flavours, dark fruit, dates and figs, ripe bananas, tannic, sweet, big alcohol flavours, little bitterness. Brown sugar.
M: Thick, weighty syrupy body, medium high fine bubbled carbonation.
O: My first in this style. A strong beer that’s well done and a sipper, but very drinkable. Complex good flavours, reminiscent of a weizen.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 04:06:51 | More by patre_tim
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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