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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,217 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,217
Reviews: 1,092
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 160
Gots: 195 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001

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Photo of jsurfs82
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. You can tell this is a big beer but is a very easy drinker at 12%. Has that German Hefe yeast flavor going on and finishes nice and dry but with a rich maltiness. Wonderful estery smell one would expect from a Weizen style. If you like the Weizenbock from Aventinus you will enjoy this beer. Basically an Imperial Version of that beer. I plan to snag more of these and enjoy in these winter months.

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cosmicdebris
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of W0rter
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I like to sample a beer prior to reading reviews. My first impression was pretty spot on for what other reviewers were saying. I had bought this some time back (my bottle was 2011 #007911) 11.2oz. I had it as a want on BA and had forgot. I'm very glad I bought it and tried it. I would highly recommend this beer. While it's not on the top of my list (top is Grande Reserve Chimay and some days Orval Golden bumps the Chimay to #2. OK on to the review before my glass is empty.
Poured the bottle into a chalice.
Look; Yup it's a dark one and almost no transparency. could say murky but lacks any cloudiness. Very pretty dark brown almost Carmely with a hint of red hue. The head was difficult to form even with a fairly aggressive pour. what head I did acquire only lasted 1 minute or less. with no lacing. While normally I draw bad conclusions when this happens, it did not hurt this beer.
Smell; Sweet hits me right in the nose first. then quickly followed by a strong alcohol smell. then the Prunes hit followed by a citrus smell cherries are present but beyond that it's hard to get past the prune smell.
Taste; I almost find myself looking at the bottle again to make sure it isn't a variant of wine. The sweet doesn't hurt the taste. I love the taste as the smells blend well into a fine beer. I love heavy beers and this is a heavy beer. Very much like a Barleywine.
Feel; Malt, MALT and more MALT did I say Good, I mean VERY GOOD.
Overall; After seeing the BA reviews I agree this is a very good beer for the person who wants a heavy strong beer that doesn't taste strong.
I'll defiantly buy this beer again.

Photo of Bierleichen
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tyhoerr
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Purduechris13
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

To me this is the perfect beer. Dark, malty, and high in alcohol without being too boozy. Perfect.

Photo of Pens1967
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D_Min
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beervana
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unusually fresh (6 months since bottling) 11.2 oz bottle poured into a St. Bernardus Belgian-style snifter. Bought for 4.50-4.99 (can't remember exactly).

Pours a murky deep reddish brown. Small tan head dissipates quickly as I would expect at 12% abv.

Holy yeast Batman. The aroma is extraordinary. Explosive spicy phenolic and estery yeast profile. Freshly mashed ripe bananas, sugary and holiday spiced banana bread, heady alcoholic banana cream vodka. Did I mention banana? Smells fresh and powerful. I can only imagine what a dramatic transformation this takes when aged as all these esters break down.

The taste/feel is syrupy and rough, with alcoholic carbonation bite. Bitterness is low but the yeast bite is strong enough to balance the intense sweetness. I can't say I taste wheat or barley per se, but this is obviously a rich beer. It is really quite thick, and for once I am glad for all the carbonation. I mixed up the dregs and poured them into my glass and that actually smooths the whole thing out a bit, but it is still rough and tumble. Despite the sharpness and strength, this is obviously a masterfully crafted beer. There is almost another dimension of fruit flavor; something like ripe cherries and raspberries but more vague. Very complex.

Conclusion: This is one of the very rare beers that I think will actually get way better with age. I have not had a bottle of regular Aventinus quite this young, but that beer has been amazing at all ages (just s good with 3-4 years as fresh, just wonderfully different). I think this beer will simply get better with age. However, it is quite enjoyable at this age too, but one has to be in the mood for a bit of a tussle.

Photo of spoony
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml bottle (bottle number 2012 12976) into a tulip glass.

A-The beer is dark reddish brown in color. The one-finger tall head is almost white and it fades to a collar after about a minute. No lacing on the glass. A few bubbles are visible in the murk.

S-The aroma is hugely sweet and malty. I smell macerated cherry, soy, tobacco, molasses, prune, and a bit of cocoa. There is a healthy boozy aroma that is vaguely medicinal and herbal. A lot going on for sure.

T-The taste is similar. Very sweet with suggestions of overripe fruit, cherry, prune, tobacco, prune, soy, molasses, pepper, chocolate, and a bit of grain. The medicinal/herbal alcohol is very apparent, but it fits well with the brew's other flavors.

M-The body is pretty heavy with a lightly syrupy/coating feel. Carbonation is on the milder side.

O-A very big beer and one that I enjoyed more with each sip. There is a lot going on and the alcohol is obvious, but if you know what to expect, this beer ticks all the boxes. My only knock would be the soy flavor that felt somewhat odd and out of place.

Photo of mobrado
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeepBrew
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Hazy mahogany color with little foam and low retention. Spotty lacing and low carbonation visible.

S: Dark fruit, caramel and booze, turns more pleasant as it warms.

T: Strong dark fruit and caramel taste, with the alcohol playing strongly. Some bitter sneaks into the aftertaste.

M: Strong alcohol, some carbonation, medium-high mouthfeel.

O: Great sipper for a cold evening (or morning).

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoelClark
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jwps214
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lic217
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a almost black clour, with a big off white head. Good retention. Smell of dried fruits, spices, vanilla, clove, banana, lemon, alcohol. Medium body, one expect some more. Taste of prunes, figs, whisky, coffee, banana, spices. This is a hell of a beer, complex, rich and one that I sure will buy more.

Photo of dctriman
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevinlater
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into snifter. best before oct. 18. consumed on january 28, 2015

a: murky chestnut with a finger of tan head

s: huge overripe banana, caramel, toasted nuts, vanilla, and slight alcohol, followed by vinous dark fruits and mild cinnamon-clove spices

t: sweet overripe banana, figs, raisins, caramel, almonds. the back-end bitterness feels a bit medicinal due to the banana flavours + alcohol

m: medium-ish body which is lighter than what i expected, but it's still somewhat sticky and syrupy. dry finish

o: ultra sweet and indulgent beer, if you're into that kinda thing. it's great, but i won't be seeking this out again in the near future

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RickyS
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 2,217 ratings.