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

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Reviews: 1,121
Hads: 2,425
Avg: 4.2
pDev: 16.9%
Wants: 193
Gots: 263 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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 kitch
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 5th May 2020. Using Tap 6 as its base is a very good start.

Appearance: It poured a dark brown colour with a reddish/purple tint. There was barely any head other than a thin tan coloured layer and not much lacing.

Aroma: Sweet plum, grape, bubblegum, caramel with some light booze.

Taste: Dark fruits, grape, plum, prune, bubblegum, syrup.

Mouthfeel: Mid to full bodied with high carbonation.

Overall: My first Eisbock and a very good one at that. Considering its 12% ABV, although there was a small amount of alcohol in the nose, there was none in the taste. Very easy to drink and wish I had a few more bottles on hand to age.

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Photo of Zet
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown to black colour with a decent head of foam. The smell is one big bowl of overripe fruit (banana, prumes, white grapes) with caramel and alcohol. Taste has the fruit flavours and caramel again, with also liquorice and roasted malts. Alcohol is present (obviously with 12% abv), but combines well with the other flavours without dominating them. Very intense smell and flavour, combined with a smooth finish and alcohol warmth, perfect for a wet and cold november day like this. A true gem. The best before date was somewhere in 2020, so it might be a good idea cellaring a couple of these babies to see how they mature.

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

Pours a thick looking brown with reddish cast, topped briefly by a thick skim of tan foam that retreats to a lasting ring of fine knitted lather.

Caramel sweetbuns with toffee topping mixed with alcohol spice/fruit cake makes a medium strength and very alluring aroma.

Bright taste with all the elements of the aroma present. Some nice fruitiness mixes in as well, at times I get prune, plum, cherry, dates, as well as some really pleasant herbal bitter teases that tie it all together. Much less alcohol flavor than expected.

Quite thick, but it remains dangerously drinkable, with low carb. and a juicy finish that never becomes sticky.

Really delicious beer, superb, highest recommendation

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Photo of josanguapo
4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Gift from Carlos. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Bardbarian. Spectacular. Really nice caramel sweetness. Not a sugary sweetness like in some belgians. Its high ABV doesnt bother at all.

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an 11.2 fl. Oz. bottle into a short stemmed glass at the Dog Street Pub.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a subtle purple tint and nice light tan head that settles to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Some sporadic lacing.

Smell: A mix of dried fruits with plums, dates, raisins, and cherries. Caramel and molasses. Boozy on the nose.

Taste: Dark fruits(plums, raisins, dates, and cherries). Sweet caramel and molasses with some spiciness and an a distinct wheat element present.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with plenty of carbonation.

Overall: An excellent beer...very complex with some boozy character.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murkyblack coffee with a smaller than expected head and not much lacing. Some sediment. Nose is thick with dried fruits, malt, and sweet booze. Flavor has some initial wheat bread unless, but is quickly overwhelmed by warm syrupy malt, dried prune, raisins, and much, much more. So many flavors come out the more I sip and think about it. At times, I get everything from coffee notes to cherry cough syrup (not meaning that in a bad way). Sad I only got three bottles because I'd like to age some, but am sure I'll crave more of this in the long winter. Outstanding.

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Photo of Wontonst
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark color with thick head that goes away rather quickly. Very floral, rich smell with a taste that matches. You can definitely feel the alcohol. Full bodied.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.89/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The base beer Tap6 is world class yet they take it to another level by freezing and condensing it into this one of a kind beer. When cold it reminds me of a well aged port. As it warms it becomes like no other beer I've ever had. Very complex and different tasting. Truly one of a kind and a beer that We should all try at least once. It be great to see some of the craft brewers try to make this rare style. 4.90

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Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle dated 2/12/2015 if I translated it correctly.

A: Pours clear dark brown with a little purple tint and generous 3 finger light tan head that settles to a thin ring around the edge. Little to no lacing.

S: Complex mix of dried fruits with plums, dates, raisins, and cherries. Caramel and molasses.

T: Dark fruits - plums, raisins, dates, and cherries. Caramel and molasses sweetness. There is a subtle spiciness that I can quite put my finger on.

M: Medium to full body and plenty of carbonation. Just a tad boozy.

O: An excellent beer. Looks like I need to visit some others in this style.

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

From bottle, pours dark mahogany brown with a quickly dissipating beige head. The nose is bitter - sweet, caramel, plenty of dried fruits, date, fruit cake, cherry, rich spice, brown sugar, earth and brandy. The taste is rich, bitter - sweet, so much dried fruits, raisin, dried cherry, fruit cake, light spice, good alcohol boost, cherry cola, chewy malt, caramel, earth and toast with warming, woody finish.

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Photo of pat61
4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours burnt amber with a slight chill haze. The pour produces a massive and clingy 3” light tan foam collar that persists. S: Raisin, light banana, and fruitcake aromas rise from the glass. T: cinnamon, clove and dark fruit flavors, some hops show up on the end, some vanilla in with the spices with traces of toffee. F: Creamy and smooth with medium body and carbonation O: A truly classic beer.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DrZombies review mirrors my own. Poured into an oversized wine glass. Alcohol dominates the first aroma. Resilient lacing, steady cap throughout with unexpectedly high carbonation. This is my first Eisbock and it's certainly intriguing enough to warrant another tasting in its style.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown pour (20) with thin off white head, good lace and thin cap. Sweet figs and prune juice aromas. Sweet figs and prune juice up front; chewy caramel candy middle; boozy exhale; creamy raisin finish. Medium mouthfeel; sweet caramel malt/ brown sugar tongue coating. Overall, pours like molasses and drinks like carbonated sweet liquid figs. Perhaps best doppelbock I've had - excellent.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- This one pours a syrupy brown that is quite cloudy due to giant amounts of glorious yeast hanging out in the bottom of the bottle....of course this was extracted before the final pour! The head is caramel colored and while not thick, is dense and provides a nice film over the brew. Carbonation appears to be heavy but fine at the same time, and the lacing, well, it's seeming to be a trend....it's not great....still this is a very above average looking beer!

S- Robust aromas of mincemeat, dark rum, Christmas cake to start, and spices like cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin pie and licorice root. Fruity as well....raisins, banana, figs and prunes galore! Sweet malts that are rounded with a noticeable boozy quality, and with smells of brown sugar and gingerbread cookie yeast! Simply awesome to the nostrils!

T- Flavors are wonderful and follow the aromas closely and fondly! Rummy to boot, creamy eggnog quality, slightly chocolatey , awesome spicy yeast, and again, caramel sweetness, balanced by some rich dried fruits, woodiness,the booze does show itself more, and yeasty creaminess! The finish is Earthy, grainy, boozy and slightly citrus like....grapefruit pulp rather than rind.....the licorice root, ginger and spice shows itself on the palate near the end.

M/O- Full bodied for sure and as this warms up the fruitiness comes out even more and becomes more dessert like. Alcohol is hard to hide in this but for what this is, blends very well with the robustness of the overall character! This should be had with a meal, or sipped on and will make an excellent X-Mas eve treat to go to bed with watching A Christmas Carol....the one with Allister Sims! Not much more to say....this is simply a world class beer and if you don't try this, you are truly missing out!!

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Photo of Buck89
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter at a temp of about 50 degrees. Swirled and dumped the yeast in at the end. A beautiful dark reddish muddy brown with a one-finger light tan head. It retreated fairly quick but left some nice tracks. The nose was full: plum, figs, soy, and even a little beef jerky. The taste really surprised me. Full on dark fruity malt, banana bread, figs, dark cherries and very little bitterness. Sticky soft feel and sweet but not cloying at all. The 12% ABV was masked at this temp and only showed a slow warming on the finish.

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Photo of EricVonStein
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours finger and a half of mocha colour head, thick and foamy with good retention. Fully cloudy dark off-brown colour, almost grey brown.

wow! aroma is pungent! salty leather and beef jerky dominate. soy and miso scents, tarry. totally confusing and totally intriguing.

Holy shit, this is nuts! super rich and sweet dried fruits, dates, dried prunes, that belgian dubbel candy sugar hit. the weize is present with the fruitiness, rotten bananas for sure. caramelized sugar ala crem brule. burnt finish. Boose is super high at 12 ABV and alcohol comes through as brandy like, obvious but not offending.

BIg body and super creamy like a hefe. small bubbles but bright tingly carbonation.

Damn, saw that this got great reviews but did not expect much. not sure why because this is a beautiful and challenging beer. even my burps are tasting good! Have to say the schneider sons never made my favourtie hefe but this beer is exceptional. Great and wild flavours that balance well. sweet but as in fermenting and rotting fruit sweet, not just sugar sweet. Only drawback i find is for me the sweetness is on the very high end. but still, loving this one till the end.

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Photo of beermeplz
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one amazing brew, absolutely deserving of all of its acclaim. It's not the prettiest thing to look at--almost muddy and with minimal head--but its aroma is captivating, like a sweet and syrupy banana puree. The taste is much the same along with notes of dark fruit--raisin and prune. The alcohol is well hidden but the rich flavors keep it a sipper. A great dessert beer.

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Photo of lmaduells
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The best German beer I've tried. Body, mouth and evolution in the glass. With graduation powerful but very well treated. With very little carbonation. A bottle of 0,33l, better than a 0.5. One of the things I show that I'm facing a beer honest, coherent, well worked .... just opening it; Remove the plate beers universe opens to a fantastic world of wonderful sensations.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is dark brown/mahogany with creamy head that sticks, minimal lacing. Smell is plums, figs, sweet caramel malts, raisins, smooth bready yeast. Taste is raisins, figs, plums, brown sugar, bready yeast, bananas. Alcohol is well covered but you can feel the heat of the 12%. Aftertaste is bready, dark fruits. Mouthfeel heavy. Overall this is a great beer, not my style but obviously one of the best of it's own kind.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin, light khaki head that dissipates to patches, leaving slight lacing. Aroma of dark malt, molasses, dates and figs, hints of fresh dark stone fruit. Flavor follows, dominated by sweet malt and dried dark fruit, mild hints of molasses around the edges. Lightly warming. Medium bodied with light creaminess. This was one of my first introductions to high ABV ales and I remember how it changed my perception of what beer could be. This has a the rich malty flavor expected from bocks with additonal great fruit elements. Warming, but the ABV is well covered. One of the world's great beer styles and examples. Glad to try this again. Excellent

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Photo of Gajo74
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown, fingernail length head and good lace retention. Strong malty aroma as well as alcohol. Strong syrupy malty taste and feel. High alcohol content. Full bodied, syrupy and malty feel. This is my first eisbock and I'm pretty impressed by the style and this particular brew.

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Photo of Svingjo
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I was pouring this it reminded me of pouring a thick brown maple or sugar syrup. As it settled the beer turned a darker brown and had a finger thick beige head that clung to the glass. The nose brings forward dark dried fruit like plums, dates and figs. There is that thick syrup smell as well that seems laced with some kind of spice. The packaging says clove but that's not what comes to mind for me. Now the smell and taste are near matches, very rich and dark fruit along with a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. There is a bit of that alcohol spiciest and burn, but that is to be expected with this style of beer and at 12.0% ABV. The mouthfeel is definitely on the full side with an among thick syrup like consistency and a sharp carbonation that tries to hide the strong ABV.

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Photo of drunkenmess
3.27/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a big fan of wheat beer in general. But heard alot about Eisbock so had to try it. Poured a murky muddy water look. Amber in color mixed with red and orange... Head is adequate, off white/khaki hue. Noticeable lacing when sipped. Smells of dark fruits, wheat or yeast, and a slight alcohol scent. Taste is different (for my taste). Fruitfulness and wheat come together forming a nice mixture of taste. A little boozy as I continue to sip and it warms. Not bad for a wheat beer...
Overall I will consume again just not on a regular.

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Photo of Arminius757
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A simply wonderful beer.
Dark brown and hazy with a light white head.
Smells super malty and sweet with the aroma of dark fruits.
Those dark fruits (Figs, plum) and the malt come out strong in the taste with a little, tinny boozy hit to it. It must be said, for the ABV of this one, it is super smooth and easy to drink. Best the let this one warm up a bit (50s or so) before enjoying, as the falvor comes out better when warmer.
You get a creamy smooth feel in your mouth.
This is a heavy beer for sure, but it is so worth your time. Kick back, crack one open and enjoy the trip.
Fantastic and would drink it again anytime.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the LCBO for around the $8.00 mark or so for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip. Aged 2yrs in the cellar knowing this was a hot beer.

A- Opens well and pours a 2" high thick rich head that lasts for ever. Very dark brown and unfiltered

N- Fig, plum and malt in abundance. There is a lot going on and in your face.

T- Nice fig. clove and malt backbone. Sweet and without a hint of heat. The 2yrs must have brought this beer down in the heat department. Super This a complex and balanced beer all around. As it warms the flavor changes so a Roch 12 style. Bocks are so good.

M- Dry and creamy. Super well refined

O- Well rounded, all around good blend. This master brew is so complex but balanced that it will blow your mind. I don't give 4.5's often at all so this one is a winner

Food Pairing

This wonderful, full, rich bodied brew went well with.... Braised beef ribs rubbed with a dry rub consisting of mustard, brown sugar and a touch of vinegar to keep it moist enough to stick to the meat. 350deg F in the oven for 45mins then check to see how its coming. If you like it well done do 1hr


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