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

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2,101 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,101
Reviews: 1,054
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 140
Gots: 152 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Leipziger, Apr 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mrsimm, Apr 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

akttr, Apr 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

MarkyMOD, Apr 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

MrBillyMac, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A fantastic beer, this one. Dark brown/reddish. Off tan head. Lacin gis a bit sparse.

Aroma of subtle spices and light ripe apples. Some hints of noble hops and a solid yet unobtrusive whiff of caramel.

This beer tastes pretty darn good. The dance of malt, hops and yeast is uncanny. There are some shallow dips in the flavor here and there, but they are quickly filled. Apples are ripe without the sugar, a slight tannin quality. The sweetness comes from the caramel and bready yeast. The alcohol is very well hidden.

Feels a bit like a hefe but finishes easy with a touch of syrup. Very nice

Mebuzzard, Apr 18, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a curved wheat ale glass. My first Eisbock, might as well go all out here, let's see what she gives. Bottle number 2011 049133.

A three finger head with lots of staying power, seriously looking frozen in place with a light caramel top that slowly settles. Body color is a classic mohogany brown, with a faint just super faint tiny pin head bubbles slowly rising.

Nose hits with, a real interesting character that I have never sense before in any beer. Fruit raspberry, but toned down with a chocolate faint malt backbone. Fruit character takes over, turns into an amalgamation of red fruits, into a nice jammy spread, and faint dry character hinting at a juicy texture maybe coming? I am very intrigued for my first Eisbock, this has major potential. I am sensing raspberry but with no sense of raspberry fruit in this at all.

Taste hits with a surprise. More liqueur like than beer, surprising nice rolling tolerable heat mixing with maraschino heat cherries and a dry yeast finish. Palate has a nice tolerable simple texture not taking away from anything in taste. No fizzy carbonation with truly a classic wheat chew texture. Malt richness turns to an incredibly fruit red sense, juicy, lingering.

Overall, this was NOTHING what I expected for this style on first try. I love this red fruit angle, and warming tolerable boozy character. Just a great unique brew.

smakawhat, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

axres, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into a pint glass. 2009 vintage.

Pours a very dark and hazy brown with a thin ring of carbonation that holds around the edge of the glass.

Aroma is full of molasses and brown sugar along with figs and prunes. Not really any alcohol detectable but plenty of malt.

The flavor explodes with dark fruit and molasses. Raisins and figs are most prominent. These transition into wood and pipe tobacco finishing out with a touch of coffee. Alcohol is present as can be expected with a beer of this strength, but is never overpowering. Mouthfeel is full and quite thick, almost syrupy.

Overall this is really great beer. The flavors are especially concentrated compared to the standard Aventinus and it is really quite drinkable.

rangerred, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

futurecode, Apr 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

matzah, Apr 08, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer's aromas are it's sticking points. Orange zest, coriander, cloves all seep through. Transfers nicely to taste buds, definitely taste that clove after all is said and done. Spicy!

Really like how the head sticks around, too. Poured from 500ml bottle into mug.

getlonely, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

JacobNeverWins, Apr 06, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a woody, ruby haze with a short-lived fizzy cap of a tan head. The nose is quite sweet - cherries, candied sugar, malted wheat, bit of booze - rather pleasant. The taste carries a lot of the same qualities and the alcohol is well masked/incorporated. Not all that drinkable but about as easy-drinking as you could hope for at this ABV.

yamar68, Apr 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

pchalk, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Zaphog, Apr 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Jhatwig, Apr 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

BJasny, Mar 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my first eisbock, not sure if i'm ready for it. here goes.

Quite a beautiful looking brew. Deep deep amber in color, almost purple like with no visibility through the liquid. Surprisingly, a rather large head forms of an off white color. Dissipates quickly to a thin lace. Smells like a typical weizen bock but with a bit of alcohol present. Clove banana bread and bubble gum are all there along with some dark fruit bowl scents.

Wow surprisingly beer like in quality. High carbonation. Thought the freezing of the water out wouldve made this taste less beer like but it really just tastes like schneider aventinus on crack. Big dark fruit and clove presence with a big banana finish. Overall spicy from start to finish with hidden phenolics and a touch of booze. Overall though pretty awesome. I think i like this more than the standard aventinus. Drinks more like a strong belgian dark ale than anything. I'm impressed with this beer making method and it's tastiness. 12% alcohol? Maybe, but i'll drink it like its 5%.

very spicy, just a warning. (not hot, clove spice)

tastes like a huge weizen bock, not bad.

jtierney89, Mar 27, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage, don't know what I had been saving this for...

Pours a deep mahogany color with an interesting off-white head; very fluffy with large bubbles amidst a typical pillowy head.

Nose; sugar plums, cloves, and a rich fruitiness.
Taste; dried fruits; plums, raisins, brown sugar, cane sugar, candied oranges, cloves, and caramel round out the taste.
Mouthfeel; slick yet crisp with a steady carbonation.

Overall; absolutely wonderful. Can't wait to go to Germany in a few weeks and bring back as much of this beer as physically possible.

pixieskid, Mar 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

LBIsurf, Mar 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

sogeking, Mar 24, 2012
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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