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

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2,067 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,067
Reviews: 1,049
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 130
Gots: 146 | FT: 4
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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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thin cream head, quickly receding to the edges. Brew is a dark purplish brown, clear at the edges, but almost perfectly opaque through the center.

Aroma is of sweet, dark fruits and bread. Figs, dates, and raisins are forefront; fruit-bread secondary; grapes and bananas tertiary. A bit of malted wheat sneaks through. No hint of the alcohol.

Flavor is a mix of dark fruit, bread, wheat, yeast, and alcohol, roughly in that order. It truly is a Weizen-Doppelbock cranked up to 11 (or, more accurately, 12%).

Shockingly thick mouthfeel up front, carrying plenty of heat and liveliness. Medium sting. After the initial blast of alcohol heat, it calms down nicely for a subdued feel, with a nice warming after effect.

Fairly long wet finish, with a bit of alcohol sting along for the ride.

This is an enigmatic beer. It has a classic Doppelbock aroma, but carries it in a huge ABV format that, realistically, is impressively integrated. It's a very good beer, but I don't know that such a potent variation is really needed to carry the flavor any better than it already is in their regular Weizen-Doppelbock.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle, into a bell glass, at 40 degrees F.

A: The pour is a cloudy dark brown, like old hickory wood. A thick head of very pale tan forms atop the beer, though lacing is more or less nonexistent (forms quickly, then slides right down the side of the glass). Nigh no light gets through the beer, just enough to let one know this is a seriously dark brown, cloudy brew. Bubbles rise slowly as it sits in the glass.

S: While I am tempted to simply write "awesome in the true sense of the word", that's not exactly helpful. The aroma is malt in all its best forms - toasty, bready toffee caramel goodness.

T: Perfect.Toast, cracker, warm whole grain bread, caramel, and toffee, all singing in perfect harmony. The finish lasts a long while, toffee-slathered toast. The alcohol content is present, but as a background note, adding primarily the warmth.

M: Rich silk, dancing lively and sparkling across the palate.

O: This is one of my favorite beers brewed, ever, if not my absolute favorite. And yes, I've had BCBS, Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30, St Bernardus Abt 12, Espresso Aged Yeti, Celebrator...I would order this over any of those.

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 2,067 ratings.