Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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3.53/5 rDev -16.7%
A- a good looking beer. A nice amber-yellow color that forms a stable, thick white head
S- Smells citrusy, with hints of caramel coming through
T- Banana is the most prevalent taste, although it starts off a bit citrusy. alcohol taste not overwhelming
M- very smooth and pleasant to swallow. Not harsh on the mouth at all
O- This a good beer. Although not a fan of banana taste in general, I can see how this beer would have much appeal with others. It scores well in other categories.
02-01-2012 06:20:04 | More by Pdu8s
4.15/5 rDev -2.1%
First EISBOCK beer I have had, so, please excuse me if I am incorrect in my findings.
I have loved the Schnieder Aventinus beers, so I was looking forward to this one.
The aroma was nothing special, not hoppy, not a lot of bouquet.
The pour was very nice, but more of a sherry to me than a beer.
The first taste, I was taken back, didnt like it at all. I let it settle for a while, then took another slow sip. It was full of malt and had a subtle sweetness to it. In fact, I enjoyed it. More so, as a slow sipping beverage, like I would a Port or Sherry, then I would a beer.
The finish was big and strong, probably related to the percentage of alcohol.
Some times I run across a beer that I feel is a beer, but not really. This is one of them. I could easily pour this and show it as a slightly carbonated sherry or so other fortified wine.
01-29-2012 05:07:01 | More by rdilauro
4.75/5 rDev +12%
I poured this into a Sam Adams ``perfect pint'' glass. It had a beautiful deep reddish-brown color and a massive, chunky head that stuck around forever. The nose was pungent and fruity and promised bananas and breakfast cereal.
The flavor... oh my lord! There's a wonderful bready maltiness that's accompanied by an acidic, wheaty, champagne-like twang. Every sip brings different flavors to mind. Raisins, cloves, lemon, biscuits, bananas, and a wonderful, refreshing sour apple spiciness from what seems to be a perfect addition of hops. The mouthfeel is nice and firm and the high carbonation of this beer seems to stimulate your tastebuds with every mouthfull.
This beer is truly unique. I don't believe I've ever had anything like it. It lacks the malty complexity of Ayinger Celebrator, but the high carbonation and acidic fruitiness adds a different kind of complexity alltogether. A marvelous drinking experience. One of the very best beers I have reviewed to date.
01-28-2012 21:03:06 | More by deadonhisfeet
4.08/5 rDev -3.8%
500ml Bottle from the LCBO
Appearance - Slightly hazy dark reddish/copper colour with a large size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.
Smell - Malts, caramel, banana, raisins/grapes, wheat
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and some cloves/coriander. There is also some bananas mixed with grapes/raisins, and wheat. It ends with a banana and dark fruit sweet aftertaste.
Overall - I can't believe how well the alcohol is hidden on this beer. It's very drinkable.. almost too drinkable and the alcohol will sneak up on you. The flavours are well balanced and it doesn't tasting cloying like I expected it to. Very good stuff.
01-27-2012 18:24:06 | More by spinrsx
4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
330ml bottle (2010 # 033054) poured into a tulip. Un-filtered, so yeast was topped up.
Dark brown mahogany-like with an amber tinge, massive tan head with good retention, it dissipates into thin bubble layer covering the surface and leaves wee lace, high active yet fizzy carbonation.
Mingling with banana ester, ripe plums, berries, phenolic clove meanwhile malt is also there to yield a complex mixture by a mild bready note.
There are 3 tiers in its complexity of taste. First, fruits ester and malt yield mellow sweetness and fruitiness flavor. Then, clove also alcohol come in position with a warm touch of fusel that also reinforce its sweetness and syrupy solvent. Last, fruits ester and malt reclaim their place with sweetness and fruity tang that cling in the finish also linger in an aftertaste, hop also there at the end with slight bitterness underneath all that mixed up.
Stickily full and syrupy body with good amount of carbonation that yield fine crispness palate which really well suit, finish is dry.
Solid, complex yet delicate brew, don’t let its high alcohol content take you away. I’m now looking to cellar this beer more for anytime need.
01-27-2012 04:56:43 | More by Everydayoff
4.47/5 rDev +5.4%
Pours a dark brown color with a nice two finger cocoa head on it. Good lacing in spite of the 12% abv. Very well carbonated, and the head sizzles down to a sliver over the first couple minutes. The nose is excellent, raisin, plum, prunes, malt, and slight hops are the main culprits. Really rich and complex nose.. Well balanced as well. Wow.. Then there's the taste. This is my first beer of this style, and I love the taste. Same profile as the nose, and where did they put the 12%abv?? The feel is rich, creamy, and complex... a total home run here. Overall, I love this beer. It's so complex and tasty that I will definitely have to search for this again. Cheers!
01-25-2012 20:55:18 | More by jayhawk73
4.63/5 rDev +9.2%
Served from the bottle into a flared tulip glass. Appearance dark brown with a light brown, creamy head that persists for awhile. Spotty lacing.
Smell is of caramel malt and bananas. Mmmmm, bananas foster!
Taste is sweet up front, with a bit of the banana in the middle. Bitterness is very low.
The mouthfeel is most impressive. It begins with medium body elevated by fine carbonation, and finishes with alchoholic warning with overtones of anise in the throat.
A fine winter warmer. Would never refuse this one, unless I was the designated driver.
01-20-2012 11:54:18 | More by Hachiman
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 1,990 ratings.