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

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94
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2,148 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,148
Reviews: 1,066
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 148
Gots: 170 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001)
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Photo of KiMiRaiK
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of valianes
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Double Jack night at TJs. Who knew they would have had an outstanding tap list FW brew notwithstanding?

The body of the beer is clear with almost no haze, though the deep color prevents it from being transparent. Reddish brown around the edges, while being deep brown and nearly opaque in the middle. No lace. No surprise.

The aroma is of wheaty and bready yeast character, toffee, nutty sweetness, a touch of banana and clove character, and a rounding out of warm alcohol. The taste is more or less similar, though the toffee notes are more pronounced, and they are accompanied by some remarkable plum and fig flavors that really stand out. The finish rounds out with a prickly warmth from the alcohol and a touch of sweet caramel.

Prickly but light carbonation in a medium to heavy body, this beer is a phenomenal offering from Schneider. The fruity depth rivals that of the most well done Russian Imperial Stouts, and the ease of drinking is top notch. At 12%, this is more than a little bit dangerous.

Photo of NumberNone
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Thrasher
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No. 00626 of 2002 - a reasonably fresh bottle. Monster head atop murky mysterious liquid. Fruity aroma and floral, bourbonish taste. Brings back college memories of Southern Comfort (and, unfortunately, grain alcohol). Smooth, soft mouthfeel with the yeast providing something to really sink your tongue into. Although seemingly benign, a large gulp gives numbing indication of its wicked disposition. Drink slowly (and pour slowly - the head's a killer). Perhaps too over the top, especially at this young age, also since regular Aventinus is just as pleasurable. Regardless, an inspiring beer.

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nightcap of the 3rd Madison Style Session - Weiss is Neiss.

Pour: murky garnet, totally opaque under a surprising finger of khaki foam that succumbs to the booze and fades to a spotty skim.

Nose: deep and dark - notes of brown sugar/molasses, dark fruits (dates, figs, raisins) with a sharp balsamic vinegar bite in the finish.

Taste: raisins, Belgian wheat, sweet vegatal notes, brandy-booze, and more of that potent balsamic vinegar in the finish.

Feel: medium-slick body, fizzy carbonation with a brandy burn as it goes down.

Drinkability/Overall: a phenomenal beer. Insanely drinkable for a 12% eisbock. Interesting wheaty-sour/dark fruit complexity. A nice amped-up version of their already stellar weizen-bock.

Photo of blue-dream
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of frank4sail
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle # 003026 11.2 fl. oz

Sweet fruity wheat nose with strong yeast notes. Decent tan head on the pour with some light brown floaties in the center of the glass. This head leaves quickly. Iced tea appearence there after with lots of yeast floaters. Fruity sweeter initial taste with a quick big ABV blast follows quickly. The finish leaves plum skin and tropical fruit on the tongue. The ABV is not as hidden as I thought it would be. The mouth is quite thick and its finish is dry on the tongue and moist and wet on the roof of the mouth and throat.

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sudsdog for the random send. A 12oz brown long neck bottle with crimped cap,served into my Mad Elf tulip glass.
Poured a very mirky,deep muddy red/mahogany color with a 1" light tan head fair retention fading to a collar of foam. Full of sediment with chunks of yeast and a good bit of slurry at the bottom of the bottle.

Interesting complex aroma,dark fruit,raisiny,clove,bannanas,a nice tropical fruit to the nose,vinious and yeasty,boozy aromas come through more as it warms.

Sweet deep malty taste,dark fruityness mostly of plums and raisins,smooth,syrupy booziness not overwhelming,clovey amd yeasty.Finishes dry with a warming booziness with a dark fruity fade.
Suprizingly smooth and creamy with a dry,tangy,juicy feel on the palate.

An interesting and complex beer,definatly a sipper that goes down easily.Had a lot of Beligium characterictics to it. Would love to drink this beer again,would be great on a cold winter night.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of MeisterBurger
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aventinus is one of a couple of beers I make a point of always having at least a pair of in my fridge--it's one of the best beers currently available in Ontario, it's one my girlfriend really enjoys so we can have it together, and I managed to snag an official Aventinus Weizen glass some months ago, and it's just too damn pretty not to use regularly.

Point is: I'm surprised it took me this long to try the Aventinus Eisbock. But it did.

Pours a deep unpolished garnet, murky and dark reddish brown, topped by a tight, off-white head. The Aventinus glass seems especially designed to agitate the beer with every sip so that the head is indefatigably kept alive. Sneaky.

It also helps perfectly capture the aroma. There's definite booze and cherries in the nose, with Belgian-funk and Bavarian-banana battling for top spot. It reminds me of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale or quad. Somewhat plummy and raisiny. Definitely phenolic. And I'm just as surprised as you are that I'm using the word Belgian when reviewing a German beer. But there it is. Deal.

You can taste the booze right off the bat, as alcohol coats and both warms and numbs the mouth. Once I'm passed that I get a strong malty cherry liqueur, with notes of apricot and almond, with an anis like quality, some dark fruits and and warming spice, almost reminiscent of something mulled. Finishes very dry. Very warming. No real hops present with most of the taste seeming to come from the malt and alcohol.

It's quite velvety and creamy, more and more syrupy as it warms, but with enough carbonation to help lift it off the palate.

I like this. I really like this. I love wheat beers and Belgian Strong Dark Ales and this has a bit of both going on. But, honestly, other than the two I bought on top of this to cellar, I don't think I'll come back to this one too often. The regular Aventinus is absolute perfection--and 8.2% ABV is more than enough to get me buzzed. This one falls into the category of too much of a good thing.

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - From the glass, the beer was a deep brown color with magenta highlights. There was a little head of bubbles crown the sides of the glass.

Smell - In the aroma, one detects raisin, dark fruit, grapes, and perhaps a hint of graham cracker. The nose on this one is intense.

Taste - The malts in this one make a sweet initial impression. The dark fruits are also quite sweet. Caramel and cinnamon notes also present. The sweetness almost turns bourbon in the aftertaste, accompanied by a massive warming effect.

Mouthfeel - This beer has some serious lingering power. It sticks to the roof of the mouth and coats the tongue in sweet goodness.

Overall - When the weather turns cold, I could drink this one everyday. This is a great sipping beer.

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

Had in Munich in a Weiss Haus...literally a perfect beer, if you like that sort of thing. Very dark, far mire so than the doppelbocks, and stronger than the many "ators" available (Celebrator, Optimator, Triumphator, etc.) due to extremely cold fermentation, I was told. Sweet but still distinctly German, unlike the wine-like sweet geueze of France or the barleywine old brown ale of England. Powerful, so beware.

Photo of kegger22
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aventinus Weizen Eisbock is a dirty dark brown with a one finger head that fades to a collar. The aroma is banana. The taste is candy cane sweet, dark fruit, bananas and alcohol. Even though I watched a great chunk of yeast plop out of the bottle and settle to the bottom of the snifter, the taste was not all that yeasty, even at the end. The feel is medium bodied, oily and sufficiently carbonated. Drinkability is good, I could have another.

I'd never had a weizen eisbock before, and only one weizenbock, so I didn't quite know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised though at the taste of this beer. It has dessert wine characteristics to it's flavor. While I don't believe I will become a huge fan of Aventinus Eisbock (just too many other options out there), I did enjoy it greatly.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of acevenom
4.98/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle dated: 2011 025869.

Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours dark cloudy toffee brown with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Some bubbles can be seen rising from the side of the glass, but not many. It appears darker than the regular Aventinus. There are aromas of banana, sweet malt, bubblegum, dark fruits, sweet malts, and some alcohol. It is all the aromas I loved in the regular Aventinus, but intensified. The taste follows the nose. The banana flavors are strongly represented from the yeast. The sweet malt provides a nice backbone for this beer. There are dark fruits in the flavor as well. The alcohol is detectable in the taste, but it blends well with this beer. It does not come across as boozy, but well balanced. The body is full with solid carbonation. The beer is smooth with a clean finish. The alcohol provides a nice warming feel. I wouldn't mind having a few of these put away for cold winter months. This is an excellent beer that held up very well despite the age.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Pours a dark hazy brown with a light white head the cap it off. Solid 2 fingers thickness to start but quickly dispersed as expected.

Sweet and spicy greet the nose. You know its a German wheat beer with notes of banana bread, bubble gum and some clove spice but it packs quite the punch. A bit of a dark chocolate and caramel round it all off.

Plenty of bold flavor going on here. Lots of malty goodness with some caramel and chocolaty sweetness that are off set but notable spice note at first. Some banana and raisins add a fruity character. Bit of phenols as well. Alcohol is well hidden for a 12% beer.

Mouthfeel is lighter than expected but still packs it in. Nice creamy texture as it goes down. Overall, as expected, this is one great beer. Amazing how easy it is to drink for such a high ABV beer.

Photo of Naugros
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this into one of my favorite glasses: my Aventinus glass of course.

It develops a two inch thick head that holds for a good while. The beer is a hazy shade of brown...caramel colored with a lighter shade at the edges.

Some dunkel-like smells...banana esters and cloves...and lots of malts with leather and alcohol notes.

Strong sense of alcohol with brown bread and bananas. Everything that is Aventinus, only stronger. It's as if they took Aventinus and concentrated it by freezing it and then letting some of the water content dissipate when it warmed back up. Oh wait...

Not as drinkable as the standard version due to the alcohol concentration, but it still has the nice body and carries the quailty that Schneider is famous for.

Photo of kirkse
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jwhancher
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle to try out on Christmas Eve after all the shopping had commenced. On the back label, it says I had bottle# 2009/02661.

A: Pours a dark ruby amber color. Nice head.

S: Very complex with notes of berries, banana, clove, spices, nuts.

T: Starts with syrup, then caramel, with bits of clove & pepper.

M: Love the way the spices give the tongue a tingle. This is an excellent winter beer!

D: I wish this beer was more readily available. I could drink the Aventinus line for a very, very long time.

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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