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

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2,145 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,145
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 148
Gots: 167 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001)
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Photo of dmgeng
3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had been reading about eisbocks and finally got to try one.

A - Dingy brown color, almost like dirty river water. Very cloudy with yeast sediment in the bottle. Almost no head even with a vigorous poor. Not an ascetically pleasing beer at all.

S - Tons of scents coming off of this one with caramel, malt, clove, alcohol, and some banana. It's complex and diverse but I feel the alcohol burns my nostrils more than any other smells come to.

T - Basically as it smells with lots of flavor but the alcohol and the phenolic clove character are amplified, no doubt by the freeze distillation process. The secondary flavors are complex and full with bready, caramel, malt, vanilla, and banana. The sweetness was completely unbalanced without any bitterness. I tasted this at around 60 degrees which may have been the downfall since this really accentuated the alcohol burn.

M - Huge mouth-feel and without more carbonation the sweetness and alcohol burn just stick to your palate.

Overall, this could be a prime example of the style but I just don't prefer it. The thick, sweet, alcoholic character of this beer really did me no favors other than getting me tipsy after just one at 12.5% ABV. If you like to feel the burn or are just too curious you might want to give this one a try but in the end I won't be trying this again for quite some time.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.44/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheGrunt
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I usually find beers this strong in alcohol content lacking in the personality and taste, but eisbock is surely an exception in my books. Eisbock has very fruity smell, taste is smooth and like smell, very fruity, sweet and has no bitterness or any of that spiky alcohol taste. Carbonation is medium or average.

Eisbock is one beautiful winter beer! Beer lovers will find this worth the buy hands down, but is also very approachable for everyday Joe seeking something new and warming for the cold winter evenings. Thumbs up!

Photo of BigOldOaf
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank this with five years on it. Very complex, intense combination of flavors. Truly one of a kind.

Photo of Ohiovania
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lgmol
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of infinitebruner
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

December 21, 2014

11.2 oz bottle, weizen glass

A – Deep amber to moderate brown, malty and fairly hazy. An off-white foam stand of about ½ an inch, with high retention.

S – Bananas Foster with caramel ice cream. Bananas are first, coated in brown sugar, lots of caramel and toffee in the mix. Hops are not discernible. Dessert in a bottle. Slightly boozy alcohol note, mostly an impression of warmth.

T – Very similar to the aroma, with more accent on the bananas, less on the brown sugar. However, a lot of residual sugar, which comes through as very sweet caramel. Some very mild bitterness, presumably from early hopping, but a bit too sweet in spite of that. Alcohol provides some mild warmth on the finish.

M – Well carbonated, fairly thick and sudsy. Mostly sweet, perhaps overly balanced in that direction. A mild burn from the alcohol in the finish.

O – This was one of the, if not THE, best aroma experiences I’ve had with a beer. The sweetness is a bit cloying but I do like the alcohol warmth. Unfortunately the flavor does not equal the aroma.

Photo of Catalin90
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of samtrillo
3.15/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First off, I was very excited to try this and I love big malt beers and Barleywines. However, something about this did not sit with me well. The sweetness was cloying. The mouthfeel was too syrupy when I usually enjoy that from a Barleywine. There was a licorice/anise thing which I don't like. I also think maybe the yeast strain threw me off, because I usually love beers this big, but do tend to stay away from a lot German and styles because of the yeast funkiness. Just means I have to keep trying stuff til I figure it out.

Photo of spacecake9
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy dark brown. Creamy head never really goes away. Aroma and flavor is of dark fruit and a bit of alcohol. Definitely more of a sipping beer.

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

Photo of dbertles
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great taste. Extra bite in the end. Awesome taste.

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

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hendrick24
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Hopfensaft
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of KilgoreTrout26
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of victory4me
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JasW
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

Creamy mouthfeel with an overarching yet unusually pleasant note of prune. Luscious brew.

Photo of boudeysbigbrew
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Pete1991
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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