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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,106 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,106
Reviews: 1,054
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 142
Gots: 154 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001)
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Libby glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky, muddy, deep brown. Short white head is gone swiftly. Looks like a beer that means business.

Aroma: Smells of molasses, caramel, dark fruits, booze, and grapes. Slightly vinous.

Taste: Boy howdy, there's a lot of flavor here. Molasses, dates, prunes, raisins, some wine-like accents and caramel notes are all present. Dark wheat bread. Definitely has a boozy burn to it. This is a big beer in every way.

Mouthfeel: This is a big, sturdy beer with a lot of depth. It's a sipper - too much flavor to drink this swiftly.

Overall: A big, bold, badass bock from Bavaria. (I don't know if this beer is really from the Bavaria part of Germany but I was on alliteration roll there.) Enjoy it slowly!

illpass78, Nov 22, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle into a seidel. I wasn't sure if that was the glass to use or a weizen glass, but I ran with the seidel.

Impressive head forms on this beer and it requires multiple pours to fill the mug. The head is like a thick oatmeal-colored cushion over a dark brown liquid. A lot of yeast sediment shows in the beer on this one and this causes me to look for an expiration date. I see "050912," could this be a 9 year old bottle? Hmm.

Intense smells of sweet bread, caramel and solvent blend together. It's somewhat toffee-like on the nose too. Really it smells like some sort of dark, maybe rye, bread with sweet yeast and/or dough. 4

Woosa. That's pretty taste. Thick caramel taste with a bit of a kick to it. Bready and sweet on the finish. There's a bit of an oxidized flavor that suggest port to me, but not nearly as intensely as an old ale. With this oxidization I start tasting some dark fruit too, almost grape-like. I have to say, I like this sweet, caramelly, oxidized brew. It's delicious. 4.25

Like I said, there's some kick here and I can perceive, slightly, some heat. But it's so damn smooth that the heat is easily negated. The body is thick and alternately creamy and thin-feeling (when the heat works in and out). Despite the sweetness, the finish is quite dry with a bit of lingering alcohol. I'd describe this finish as either wine-like or maybe even bourbon- or rum-like. 4.25

Why don't Eisbocks get more buzz? They give plenty. They're tasty. This style can hang with the old ales and the barleywines of the world. I'd love to see more of these from American brewers.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased in a special box from the LCBO for $5.60 CDN. Been looking for this heralded beer for quite some time.

Appearance - murky dark plum coloured with some mahogany hues. Two fingers of head are poured and have incredible staying power. Off white head is frothy yet smooth, like pillowy clouds in the sky.

Smell - basically a soured up aventinus. Prunes and plums and bananas with a thick rich molasses, some caramel and even sort of vanilla haze over the entire ordeal. Definitely some fermenting grape aroma, gives it a wine like characteristic too. Seems like every whiff brings something different.

Taste - starts off slow and subtle the prunes plums caramel and molasses start things off, followed by an alcohol grape flavor before it actually finishes petty clean. Some aftertaste, but it's not too strong. Slightly boozy on the finish, making me think it's a strong beer, but not quite 12% strong. A bit of a garlicky feel to the flavor after a few sips too.

Mouthfeel - lively carbonation, followed by a super smooth mouthfeel, creamy and decadent.

Overall - a truly new experience, a sipper of the utmost quality given the huge ABV in this beer. Deliciously like a more intense aventinus, I only actually wish the flavor stuck around a bit longer and was even more intense. Still a world class beer and a phenomenal sipper for a quiet night with a book with the snow continues to pile outside,

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
95 out of 100 based on 2,106 ratings.