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

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Ratings: 2,241
Reviews: 1,098
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 166
Gots: 206 | FT: 7
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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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Ratings: 2,241 | Reviews: 1,098
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of LittleCreature
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 3.5
A gentle pour into my snifer released a big, noisy beige head that fizzed, fizzled and reduced to nothing. The body is almost jet black, tawny around the edges, and seems to have lively carbonation.

Smell - 4.0
Strong, rich and malty with some fruity esters, scents of cocoa, hot malt loaf with butter, burnt currants, clove and a faint, pear-like fruitiness.

Taste - 4.5
Rich, mouth filling, and sweet yet balanced. It is so strong, the flavours seem to be coming from everywhere; rich, dark, toasty malt, warm prunes, boozy black forest cake, clove, a good measure of hops in the finish to give a very balanced taste, and very strong, warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Thick, heavy and syrupy, although lifted by persistent, fine carbonation.

Drinkability - 4.5
Definitely a sipper, but very drinkable for what it is.

This is a big, BIG beer. It falls short of its little brother, the regular Aventinus, being less drinkable but no more complex. Still a great beer, and one I will be drinking again.

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3.9/5  rDev -8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of watermelonman
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured to a dark purple and brown color with a large fluffy head that quickly dissipated and left almost no lace.

The smell is powerful; it is alcoholic with just a touch of wheat malt and banana flavor. The taste is more of the same, but it is more potent going down the throat instead of into the nose. Alcoholic content is apparent and high but not out of place.

This stuff is fierce.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.57/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Novare as part of my up rising.

Serves in a Aventinus glass. The beer is cloudy amber with a dense off white/ tan head.

the nose is interesting, it has been a while sence I've had an Eisbock. I get a light fruitiness, more like fresh grapes than anything. The malt is prominant but not overwhelming.

the taste is a slight banana with other tropical fruits. The malt is there but there is also a noticible roastiness. There is a good amount of esters and alcohol.

Overall as I remeber the style very interesting but not for me.

Photo of huysmans
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of byronic
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mralphabet
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 Pint 9 oz poured into large pilsner glass

A: Pours a really dark ruby red brown color. Very hazy, with a good 2 fingers of white head... little retention, but a nice foamy head that sticks around.

S: I'm catching a lot of dark tart fruit... some Cherries and maybe some raspberry... I'm also catching some malt, chocolate and clove.

T: A good balance of tart and sweetness... Lots of wheat and malty goodnesss.... along with all the smells.. Cherry, maybe raspberry, chocolate and clove... the 12% ABV is also here. The aftertaste has some cherry in it.

M: Full bodied with a stickiness... a little creamy with a snappy carbonation that kind of zings the tongue and throat....

D: Not a multi beer kind of beer... One is the right amount. Sit back and enjoy this one.. Complex and strong.

Photo of RichD
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of seangibbs60
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of EPICAC
4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I purchased this at Downtown Wine & Spirits. I let this warm and served it in one of my New Belgium glasses.

Appearance: Pours a hazy brown with a one-finger creamy beige head that thins to a quarter-inch layer.

Smell: Deep and rich malty and fruity aromas: bananas, dates, caramel and alcohol.

Taste: Fruity and malty. Flavors of banana, dark fruit, raisins, dates and caramel. The finish is spicy and warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Thick and rich, full-bodied with tingly carbonation.

Drinkability: Delicious and drinkable, despite the alcohol.

Overall: This is my first expereince with the Eisbock style. Amazingly rich and flavorful.

Photo of alex_hart
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into my aventinus glass

appearance: dark, earthy brown with visible carbonation and a half finger off-white head that very slowly dissipates

smell: this is my favorite part of this beer, and I love a lot of its parts. mild sweetness, inviting spices, and dark fruits in perfect balance. no alcohol in the nose, which is surprising for a 12% brew.

taste: this is just flat out delicious. follows the nose nicely with the sweetness of dark fruits melding together wonderfully with the spices.

Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied (closer to medium) with good carbonation. Although it is a bit thick, it still retains its drinkability. Its a sipper, not due to necessity, but because you want to enjoy every sip.

overall: Ive seen this around at a few different bottle shops but never pulled the trigger until earlier today, and thank God I did. One of my favorites as of late, and maybe one of my favorites period. Must try.

Photo of NCSUdo
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle, #2006/20788

A: Pours a clear reddish-brown under a fingers worth of white head. No retention, no lace.

S: Smells of caramel, apples, banana, slight funk, raisins, chewy malt.

T: Sweet, syrupy maltiness, caramel, brown sugar, big boozy alcohol. Very fruity, plums, a little bit of cherry, slightly drying, but overall a sweet finish, and a tad bit of funk much like the nose.

M/D: Big thick, sticky, full body. Alcohol is there in bunches but very tolerable, also pretty warming. Carbonation is light to medium. Good beer, but I don't know how much I could drink. Very strong, very big, very good.

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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer in a weizen glass.

Appearance- The head is an off-white, chestnut color. The foam is very thick and creamy, about three-fingers in width. The lid is smooth with small craters of popped bubbles. The retention is pretty impressive.

The body is a dark amber with some copper highlights.

Smell- The warm booze is strong with this one. It is spicy and toasty malt sweet. There is a slight raisin and fig scent to it.

Taste- The beer is not nearly as warm as the nose promises, which is great. There is a nice sour plum at the start and more of the toasty and buttery malt.

There is a slight hint of cherries and raisins, along with a distinct earthiness. More sweet and slightly tart notes bring up the finish of the beer: slightly vanilla and dark cherries again.

Every drink is a new adventure, even more exhilarating than the last!

Mouth feel- What a great medium body! And so creamy it is almost able to be chewed. Just a joy to sip again and again.

Overall- This beer is pretty good and just keeps getting better with every sip. I would never believe this beer was twelve percent ABV by how well masked it is by the complex flavors. I would certainly have this again.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of sfprint
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber brown in color with sediment flakes floating about like a hippie lamp.

S: Smashes your nose with alcohol! Then comes the malt. Woody and sweet.

T: Very malty, but somewhat sweet and alcoholiic as well.

M: Smooth for something so high in alcohol.

D: Great for the alcohol content. I could have several it wasn't for the "getting me too drunk" factor.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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