Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4/5 rDev -5.7%
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass
A - Poured a dark brown with 2 fingers of foam, good head retention, very thick. Carbonation present with a nice lacing ring
S - Strong Bavarian malts with dark fruits
T /M - Medium bodied with dark roasted malts and a strong alcohol aftertaste and caramel, finished gritty
D - Drinkable brew but one that should be sipped rather slowly this brew didn't do much for me. I wouldn't seek this brew out again, happy with just the one
06-13-2010 21:57:37 | More by FreshmanPour77
4.4/5 rDev +3.8%
This is a journal entry from 12/30/09
Appearance: Very dark brown, maple colour. Dark amber. Very thin head served in an oversized wine glass.
Smell: Very strong, thick, and alcoholic aromas float up from the glass. The real prominent sense is of sweetness, smells almost like syrup.
Taste: Sweet at first, a slight flavour of coffee malts are present in the aftertaste. Very strong taste for the alcohol content but it is not harsh.
Mouthfeel: Unexpectedly fizzy and carbonated rather than thick and syrupy which is what I thought it would be.
Drinkability: Given the ABV of this beer it is rather smooth and unabrasive. Definitely should not be consumed too quickly.
06-08-2010 16:13:59 | More by EkimGram
4/5 rDev -5.7%
11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Bottle# 04128, Vintage 2006.
(A)- Pours a hazy, almost cloudy dark brown; almost black color that produced a quickly dissipating off-white head.
(S)- Rich & ripe dark fruits with a dense biscuit-like wheat. Bits of banana & lemon with a spicy cinnamon kick or something along those lines. A tad musty in the far background from age.
(T)- A rich maltiness that is reminiscent of raisin, honey, butterscotch, and dark ripe fruits. Has a touch of dry wheat and banana at the end. Warms the throat and stomach after each swallow.
(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Reminds me of a super rich belgain dark or quad with that extra ABV kick as it goes down.
(D)- An interesting and fascinating beer. Its already 4yrs old, but it could hang out for another 4 yrs with how potent this bad boy is. Malty as hell, with a good sweetness. One of these is plenty for me; this is so rich and filling. A slow sipper definitely
06-05-2010 13:52:17 | More by sweemzander
4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
Drank from my Erdinger Weizen Glass.
A - Pours a dark hazey mahogany colour with hints of red. not much head.
S - Very yeasty with heavy clove and spice,
T - Lots of refined dark fruits and slightly burnt caramel has a powerful alcohol kick at the finish. The fruit is very prominant for a beer of this power.
M - Medium body well balanced carbonation.
D - This is a very complex beer that one must bow to. A must try but a sipper none the less.
05-29-2010 14:43:35 | More by eric5bellies
4.25/5 rDev +0.2%
Picked this up, based on the recommendations of the authors of The Naked Pint. So glad I tried it, outstanding beer. Smooth, warm and intense all at the same time. Appearance: dark brown, reddish, very little head or lacing. Feel: almost syrupy and thick, maybe slightly viscous but the alcohol taste pushes through so it's not overly sickly sweet. Taste: cloves, bananas, malt, dark fruits, definitely can taste the alcohol but not in an obnoxious way. Smell: bananas, cloves, dark fruit. Drinkability: I probably wouldn't want more than one of these in a setting, due to the high alcohol content but I'll definitely have an occasional one for a special treat.
05-28-2010 21:38:54 | More by Zekezilla
4.15/5 rDev -2.1%
A: Dark red with a little brown. Little head, no lacing at all.
S: Mmm, best of both worlds. Fruity like a weizen, malty and bready like a bock. Some raisin and banana.
T: Tremendous complexity from an intriguing crossover style. Strong but balanced with lots of malt in the middle and a fruity finish. If I took this blind I'd call it a dark, strong weizen, not really a bock so much.
M: Finishes awesome, with great fruit lingering on the palate. Refreshing yet powerful.
O: Very rich and complex. Never had a beer like this and I like what they did here. More a weizen than a bock to be sure, but elements enough of both styles to be worth trying.
05-25-2010 03:06:57 | More by turkob
4.33/5 rDev +2.1%
A very dark burnt amber color with a thick fizzy off white head. A fair amount of sediment stuck at the bottom of the bottle, which is pretty tough to pull up and adds a light brown haze cloud to the glass. Smells very malty and grassy with a fruity alcohol aroma. Taste is great. Malty like a wheat beer and malty like a bock. A sharp oily sting covers my pallet. Cheers.
05-22-2010 04:25:05 | More by JordanEllwanger
4.33/5 rDev +2.1%
Bottle date of 2008. Drank in May 2010. Poured into tulip.
A: Pours a deep, hazy brown with amber highlights. Voluminous taupe head that dies down to only a hint of a collar (of course head retention is going to be a challenge with a beer like this, so I'm not going to fault it for that).
S: Quite aromatic and unique. Malty with a sort of fruity sweetness underlying wheat tanginess. Vinous and concentrated. Dark fruits. Light alcohol hints, with a prune-like sweetness accompanied by light clove and raisin bread aromas.
T: Big vinous characteristics. The alcohol hinted at on the nose is certainly apparent in the mouth, and dark red fruits emerge from under the alcohol on the midpalate. Though the malts are sweet, they're not overly so at all, with the wheat notes, hop bitterness, and alcohol balancing the malts well and preventing them from seeming overly sweet. Finishes lightly tart, with an aftertaste of fresh grapeskins, rumcake, and a light toastiness.
M: Full-bodied with moderate, tingly carbonation.
D: Surprisingly high. Though concentrated, it's not overly sweet at all, and the flavor profile just doesn't get old. Even at 12%, the alcohol isn't too sharp.
Overall, this brew is a classic and is wonderful, heavenly, outstanding, etc. If you can age a few bottles - do it; I've had this at 4 yrs and it was noticabley better.
05-21-2010 05:15:07 | More by imperialstout27
5/5 rDev +17.9%
Presentation - Poured into Chimay Goblet, 2009 - 22177
Appearance - Poured a dark ruby colour with lots and lots of floaters settling at the bottle, no lacing and head was fizzy and off-white with almost no retention.
Smell - Mostly bananas and plums, I can detect some caramel coming through faintly
Taste - Very warm and boozy with lots of esters, bananas, cloves, and plum comes out here with a hint of cake
Mouthfeel - Viscous and fully bodied
Drinkability - A sipper of the barleywine variety
Overall - Once again, Aventinus is the true king of beers
05-19-2010 20:39:48 | More by tjd112
4.22/5 rDev -0.5%
11.2 oz. bottle, 2009 Edition,
A: Pours a relatively clear russet brown with a fizzy light head, poor retention.
S: Dark wheat, malt, cloves, light ethanol, fragrant.
T: Robust, full malt flavour with notes of cloves and light bananas. Dark raisins and oloroso sherry hints as well. Take Aventinus and make it bigger, like a fortified Aventinus which this is basically a de facto version of. Ethanol is present but melds seamlessly with the other flavours.
M: Full-bodied, moderately viscous, warming ethanol finish.
D: A contemplative effort for sipping, the flavour is very good and well worth the price for fans of Aventinus.
05-18-2010 19:21:00 | More by Halcyondays
3.98/5 rDev -6.1%
A: Pours a dark brown with a small amount of light penetration. Very thin head and not really any lacing.
S: Dark fruits, sweet malt, and some definite alcohol, which is to be expected.
T: Fairly intense. Loads of sweet malt and alcohol with a good dosing of dark fruits and cherries in the background.
M: Medium body with a nice heat to it.
D: Considering what this is, it ends up being a very nice sipper.
05-15-2010 11:53:43 | More by Thorpe429
4.6/5 rDev +8.5%
A- Dark, amber body with a dense, off-white head.
S- Banana bread, raisins, molasses, caramel and toffee; not much of an alcohol aroma.
T- Bit of clove spice up front followed by lots of sweet flavors like molasses and toffee, some phenols are present as is a slight alcohol presence. Very complex overall; hops try to come though, but aren't too noticeable.
M- Thick, syrupy feel with a nice carbonation towards the finish.
D- Really complex beer; I read that this is just a higher ABV version of Aventinus weizenbock, but I must say I don't agree. The complexity is awesome; making for a really enjoyable beer.
05-14-2010 01:29:46 | More by TommyW
4/5 rDev -5.7%
Bottle from a 2009 batch. Pours a dark amber that becomes a darker, hazy garnet color in the glass. Very fizzy and volatile; no head. Very nice aroma with notes of banana, esters, ripe, juicy fruit, and alcohol.
Flavor is good, though not spectacular. Syrupy sweetness and alcohol make this a veritable distilled wheat beer, but there're a lot of rich, malty and fruity flavors that make things interesting: caramel, toffee pudding, banana, grape, and apple. Insanely warming. Mouthfeel is full, creamy and syrupy slick. Medium-high carbonation makes things a tad fizzy. Drinkability is decent, but there's no avoiding the heat of this 12 percent behemoth.
This might be a nice nightcap and good example of the style (actually a Weizen-Eisbock, not a lager Eisbock), but I think I'd rather drink normal Aventinus.
05-12-2010 22:20:27 | More by dasenebler
4.47/5 rDev +5.4%
Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: dark, murky brown with a thin finger of tan foam. It definitely looks like it means business.
Smell: rich, fruity, chalky aroma. Fruits are sweet and dark, but fresh: plums, pears, cherries. They are bound together in a chalky medium that I find quite compelling. Alcohol is surprisingly sparse here. Superb.
Taste: very similar to the aroma. Some deeper flavors appear as well, such as raisins and prunes. Alcohol warmth becomes present, but it doesn't interfere with the smooth and complex yet somewhat light flavors. Delicious.
Mouthfeel: silky smooth, heavy body with a nice level of carbonation that makes this creamy and smooth. Really pleasing.
Drinkability: extremely drinkable, especially considering its monstrous 12% ABV. I am really enjoying this one.
05-12-2010 01:35:36 | More by flagmantho
3.8/5 rDev -10.4%
A= my first dabble with the eisbock style. I'm a little skeptical. The pour reveils a super hazy brown color. It looked super milky then it was coming out of the bottle. I figured the freeze distillation would make it much more translucant but I guess I'm way off base. The head is an off white color that rises to a perfect looking two fingers and holds some decent retention but not as well as I would expect from wheat. The lacing is pretty decent as well.
S= Really quite bubblegummy. Decent wheat aroma. The wheat is a little citrusy and zippy. There's some really nice maltyness to it. Good and sweet smelling. No alcohol is detected in the nose which I'm really suprised by. I thought this was gonna be a hot mess but so far it's suprising me.
T= The taste reminds me a lot of the regular Aventinus. There is a little bubblegum and a good wheat flavor to it. The wheat sort of mellows everything out and the sweet malts are excellent. That being said the alcohol I was so curious about doesn't come through in the taste. The feel going down my throat is hot however. The warmth in my belly lets me know this is a lot heavier in the booze also.
M= Pretty good. I think this is the only part of this beer that was lessened by the distillation. The feel is sort of thin and a little light.
D= A tasty brew for me and you. This is a decent beer by all means. The alcohol makes itself evident in the belly however. I may toss a few of these away to see what it does but it's by no means bad.
05-12-2010 00:59:40 | More by jjanega08
4.25/5 rDev +0.2%
A: Hazy brownish yellow; thin foamy head that dissipates to a slight film; okay lacing
S: Subtle banana and cloves; grainy and earthy; wet grains with something funky but interesting--spearmint? So layered and complex; alcohol sits pleasantly at the back of the nostril stinging it a bit
T: Grainy with high alcohol presence; earthy/straw quality; cloves and bananas are prevalent too
F: Good even coat--a bit creamy
D: Strong- this is a sipper but a very good beer nonetheless
05-09-2010 23:09:15 | More by dbossman
4.05/5 rDev -4.5%
Pours a reddish-brown colour with thick off-white head. Smells of cherries and heavy malt sweetness. I can notice some of the alcohol in the taste, but not too much. For 12% abv, this hides the alcohol ridiculously well. It tastes of cherries and brown sugar, with the sweet malt. It is quite smooth and easy to drink, which could be dangerous at this abv.
05-02-2010 17:59:55 | More by kwjd
3.95/5 rDev -6.8%
A: Opaque dark amber, tan head.
S: Sassafras/sasparilla, ripe banana, fenols, rubber, some sweetness.
T: Pears in alcohol, a little bitterness, sourness, yeasty taste, alcohol. Apricot in the adtertaste
M: Above medium body, tiny bubbles of carboration.
04-30-2010 23:47:45 | More by Hammarby
4.5/5 rDev +6.1%
11.2 oz bottle poured into goblet.
A: Very nice looking beer - looks almost like coca-cola when held up to the light. Dark brown with ruby highlights, and a very thin head that recedes to the perimeter of the glass.
S: Black cherry, roasted malts, sucrose and alcohol. There is also some lite spice and vanilla. Smells like a barleywine...
T: ...which makes sense since it tastes much like a barleywine. Very sweet but not cloyingly, there is barely any hop profile to this beer at all. Taste is an extension of the smell, with black cherry being the dominant flavor.
M: Highly carbonated, and for good reason; any less carbonation and this would be like drinking syrup.
D: Although the genesis of this beer is labeled as "mistake," that's hard to believe considering how well put together this beer is. Everything works in harmony, making this a joy to drink.
Seek out and buy a case.
04-26-2010 22:59:37 | More by sk8man121
4.28/5 rDev +0.9%
A: Poured rather dark brown with a creamy, beige head. A light level of carbonation is visible and there is very good head retention.
S: There are aromas of malty sweetness and dark fruits along with some hints of bananas and alcohol.
T: The flavors of the complex taste follow the smell and the flavors definitely seem stronger and more like an intensified version of Aventinus. A slight taste of alcohol is perceptible, but doesn't stand out and detract from the taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat thick yet still is smooth on the palate.
D: The alcohol content is rather well hidden so this beer is relatively easy to drink but is better to be sipped.
04-24-2010 22:06:50 | More by metter98
4.88/5 rDev +15.1%
Appearance: Deep brown, thick & rich appearance, again a very nice caramel head.
Smell: Again incredibly deep & malty, amplified Aventinus.
Taste: Near perfection in a wheat beer, again, simply excellent, the mother of all wheat beers. If you like Aventinus Weizenbock, this is even better.
Mouth feel: Good carbonation, too smooth on the palate for the ABV.
Drinkability: Again too drinkable, so smooth and the alcohol is so well masked, for 12 to 13% ABV this beer goes down way too easy.
One of my all time favorite beers, this is to wheat beer what Westy is to Belgians, a world class beer all the way around.
04-24-2010 03:23:45 | More by BobZ
4.28/5 rDev +0.9%
I removed the bottle cap too quickly-- and the bottle conditioned beer sprang alive bursting forth hoping to put on it's own volcanic display. And this bottle has been sitting still for a week.
Pours a hazy red-amber with a short lived head... The decaying head emitted the sound of bursting bubbles as it sank from whence it came.
No lacing on my glass.
A small nose of sweet malt and predominant yeast with a hair of alcohol.
The flavor was what made this beer worth the while. A strong hops and yeast intertwined with the sweet of malt. It was like barber pole spiral-- at one moment I'd say hops, then at another yeast of some sort, then at another malt. Over all the flavor is a robust up front and center- that captures one's attention.
A long finish that ends with a bitter hops note and tingles the palate.
Mouthfeel is "alive" the effervescence and the lingering reverberant flavor make for an engaging taste experience.
Drinkability is in my opinion hampered by the high ABV, but to be expected from an EISBOCK. If you're not expecting to get much done after the sitting-- enjoy a few bottles. I'm going to hunt for a few more of this delectable libation.
04-22-2010 01:03:03 | More by gueuzeonhigh
4.08/5 rDev -3.8%
This beer looks very promising I must say. It's a dark brown liquid with some red tones in it, very hazy of course. The head quickly fades to leave next to nothing on top.
The smell is sweet with some roasted malts, butter, a hint of cherry, hints of wet grass and some alcohol.
It starst off with a dry kind of sweetness wich evolves into cherry and raisins. Then comes a hint of sourness, green apples perhaps... After that there's some lime peel, wet grass and quite a bit of alcohol. Except for the alcohol it's a excelent mix wich i didn't expect.
The mouthfeel is creamy in the beggining, almost like must and it ends with a dry aftertaste. The alcohol is present through the whole experience.
This is a hearty beer and the alcohol is a bit to much for my taste. It will take me a while to finish this one...
04-16-2010 20:08:40 | More by niklas0770
3.88/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
04-14-2010 22:15:33 | More by sfprint
4.45/5 rDev +5%
Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into my Delirium Tremens snifter/tulip glass. The pour versus final fill is interesting. Pours a medium to light colored caramel color, head starts forming imediately! The great thing in appearance is as it fills the glass, it ends up being a very dark brown color. Head is very large, creamy, fizzy...and has great retention. Leaves a thin, yet solid coting of lacing around the glass. As the head dissapates, it remains for a while as a thin surface of cream.
Aroma is great! Sharp, spice, sweet, and smooth! Booze is noticable in the nose. Heavy malts...resembles a solid Belgian strong dark ale.
Smooth, full bodied...and creamy! Wow, this has a great mouthfeel. Booze definitely hits late, but hard. Has a very warm slide down the throat. Big collaboration of honey, toffee, and fruits...although, I'm having trouble picking out the exact fruits. Overall, through the syrup like texture, it's mostly sweet and malty...no real bitterness to speak of, and definitely a great eisbock!
04-12-2010 02:09:38 | More by ShadesOfGray
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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