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

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2,216 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,216
Reviews: 1,091
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 158
Gots: 194 | 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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Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Appearance: Dark walnut caramel color, a bit hazy, two finger head on pour that dissipated after a minute or two.

Smell: Sweet figs odor little bit of alcohol, mostly smell sweetness

Taste: as it smelled it was sweet, alcohol comes through towards the end, not prolific but still there. Not overwhelming

Mouthfeel: Some carbonation is there, alcohol fumes are present

Overall: i did enjoy this beer a lot, the sweetness is more apparent as it got more towards room temp. Something that i will revisit when i am in the mood for this style

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a purple-mahogany into tulip glass. Small light tan head that dissipates very quickly. Not much lacing. It smells fantastic. So many different things going on. I can smell caramel, chocolate, and fruit. Earthy smell as well. Taste is chocolatey-sweet with hints of fruit and a mild bitter finish. Good carbonation. This is one of my favorites. My first taste of this beer was at the J. Clyde in Birmingham, AL. If you like dopplebock, I think you will love this beer.

Photo of Jimmys
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer has a shitload of reviews, but for some reason it seemed like i had to do a bit of searching for it. glad to be drinking my first of the Eisbock style.

A: a super muddy brown hue. opaque. bubbly head definitely has hints of brown in it. virtually no lacing, but i can definitely see some legs down the sides of my glass. first time in a while for that. besides the legs, not the most inviting looking brew.

S: so rich. caramel for serious. i have had hints of caramel in many brews, but this one is straight up sweet caramel out of the wrapper. toffee too. fruitiness reminds me of a rich, belgian dark ale. figs and plums for sure.

T: alcohol is there for sure, but not too hot. tons of fruity/malty flavor. raisins, figs, plums, dark and bold fruit. sooo sweet of a finish. cloying for sure. reminds me of an english barleywine.

M: a low, but very zesty carbonation. i can feel the CO2 at the tip of my tongue. full body for sure.

D: this brew is big and bold and a serious sipper. i genuinely couldnt imagine drinking multiple of these in the same night. drinks like a belgian strong dark with some more heat. a very interesting style that i would love to get my paws on some more of.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of draheim
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330mL bottle (#2010 00983) poured into a large wine glass. Carbonation peeks out of the mouth of the bottle before I even pour. Pours a reddish brown color with some floaties/chunks, good carbonation.

Aroma is unexpectedly tart. All I'm getting is a vaguely sour/tart aroma, a little more fruity as it warms.

Taste is not as tart as the aroma. Actually it's sweet, dark, and dense. Condenced. An imperial weizenbock. A German barleywine? A German quad? Definitely a slow sipper, but delicious.

Mouthfeel is smooth, a little prickly, semi-dry finish.

Overall this is a really special, unique beer. Flavorful, rich, concentrated. Will definitely pick up another.

Photo of celticfutblclub
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle into a celebrator glass

A - fig brown with a tan head a finger thick. great retention on the head.

S - dark fruit , alcohol, sweet malts, phenols

T - malts up front. dark fruit, caramel sweet malts. spice clove yeast hits in the middle goes to the end.

M - medium to full bodied syrupy with lots of carbonation. alcohol felt on the back of the mouth and the throat.

O - definitely a world class beer.

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

APPEARANCE: Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a tall, slim mug (more of a stang with a handle rather than a mug really) with a thin 1/4" light tan fizzy head with thin lacing that dissipated quickly. Carbonation was quite lively and the body was a crystal clear very dark brown, nearly black with no discernable highlights.

AROMA: Malts and a very slight alcohol with just a faint hint of hops (which may have been in my mind rather than my nose). Malts were mainly caramel and light honey with light notes of spices, banana, fig and wine grapes.

TASTE: Great, rich malt balanced with a mild alcohol tang. Almost no hops taste at all -- just enough to keep the malts from being overbearing. Malt flavors were roasted wheat, caramel, honey, and a very slight chocolate flavor. There were significant fruity esters including a hint of anise, a light flavor of banana, cinnamon, clove, dark cherry, fig, raisin, and a light spiciness, together with a modest taste of port. Delicious, pleasurable, refreshing and complex would be a good description of the overall taste.

MOUTHFEEL: Full bodies with lively carbonation; very smooth with a healthy alcohol flavor that doesn't overpower but produces a very nice hotness. Body lacing is thin and dissipates quickly The initial flavor was a heavy, complex, spicy sweetness which led to a short finish, again with a spicy sweetness, and a slight alcohol dryness.

DRINKABILITY: Due to the high alcohol content, I wouldn't have more than one of these at a sitting unless there's a designated driver available, but that one serving will give you a delicious very strong dark lager -- smooth, well balanced, and absolutely delightful to drink.

Photo of UTCengOwl
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love Aventinus. L-O-V-E. Almost a perfect beer at a fantastic price. It's a beer that even my occasional-craft-drinking brother can love. When I saw one of my friends drinking a bottle with a purple label at the Flying Saucer one day, I told him that I loved this beer. He proceeded to show me it was the eisbock version... and I knew I had to have that in the future. Fast forward to today and, well, it's in my snifter.

How in the hell does this thing pour such a big head for a 12% beer? Points! The head dies down, but I was impressed nonetheless. The body is an amazing deep brown with purpleish hues. Maybe I'm just influenced by the label color. Whatever it is, I like it.

The nose is initially spicy with banana undertones. Not quite as sharp as the regular Aventinus, but still good. As the head recedes, the booze comes forth. Not solventy, but definitely hot. This eventually gives way to a syrupy prune. Interesting.

The flavor is deep and dark. It doesn't have that bubbly lift that I find in the original, but that's by design. The boozed dark fruits come forth. It's almost like prunes that were quickly dunked in vodka and then wafted by some rum... if that makes any sense. Maybe a sense of port-like stickiness. A good after-dinner beer. The spices are still there in the background, but they are muted from the original beer's showing.

This is a completely different beast than the regular and probably different from any other beer I've had. The deep, dark fruits carry in a completely new way to my palate. Rounded, boozy, enticing. Very nice offering. I need to find other eisbiers...

Photo of rab53
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of DocDownUnder
3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter.

A-Deep brown, almost black, not much head.

S-Strong alcohol (brandy) and spices (clove)

T-Alcohol is still dominant, but is combined with dense bread and dark fruit (reminded me of fruitcake).

M-Cloying, but with a dry finish. This was getting close to a dry sherry, but with much richer flavors.

O-Decent, but I would try others of a similar style before coming back to this one.

Photo of josefnewsong
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Rogue pint and the brew in a clear dark brown with a 2 finger tan head that dissappears fairly quickly leaving just a trace of lacing around the edge of the glass. Aroma is heavy banana/clove wheat yeast.

Flavor follows the nose with the addition of heavy alcohol on the back of the tongue and throat. The fusel's are definately kicking hard on this one. Medium heavy mouthfeel, thickish, almost syrupy.

Starting to pick up some dark fruit, wheat, and the fusels back way off as the brew warms slightly. I also notice that the mouthfeel drops back to a medium level also (as the brew warms some).

This is my 1st brew of this style and even though it is a wheat eisbock, it is pretty spot on as far the description goes. A very nice sipper, or a gulper if your goal is to get shit faced quickly (not my goal). This is a great brew and I'll give er an A fer shure !!

Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of anwo56
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of strangebrew321
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Elfastball7
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of bigox420
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of n00blar
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of chcfan
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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