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

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1,924 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,924
Reviews: 1,032
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 121
Gots: 102 | FT: 3
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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augustgarage

California

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

Bottled in 2008 (bottle #02180). Poured from a 330mL bottle into my Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock glass.

Russet and chocolate body with mahogany and rust highlights. Buff densely formed head which recedes to a finger with impressive retention. Soft whipped egg lacing and thin legs. Lots of yeast, sinking like a fleet of ships to the bottom of the glass.

Very rich and heavy malt aromatics, with rye, gingerbread, fruitcake, and coffee cake, and red table grapes as well. Alcohol is very well integrated, though by no means shy.

Sweet, malty, and strong flavors on the palate. Some hop spice and bitterness to offset the lush doughy malt. Sweet and bready, then a touch dry - the finish has remnants of cherry and pepper as the alcohol slowly fades.

Rich, chewy, though not overly heavy - very warming with low but active carbonation.

Like Aventinus' Weizenbock, it never disappoints, and has few peers...a superior "winter warmer" which perfectly punctuates the Solstice.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 02:07:34 | More by augustgarage
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Fairly full bodied looking on the pour. Almost no head rose, what was there didn't last long. The beer is a clear rootbeer/reddish brown color.

S- Very powerful nose. Rich dark fruits. Figs, cherries and raisins dominate over a caramel malty and yeasty base. This is really similar to many Belgian strong dark ales.

T- Sweet cherries and dark fruits. Some wheatiness and yeastiness. Alcohol is apparent (as to be expected with a lager clocking in at 12%) Pretty warming.

M- Slick and oily on the finish with a medium to full body. Lots of prickly carbonation

D- Slightly boozy and warming. This beer is very rich and complex, a very nice sipper.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 05:47:12 | More by MbpBugeye
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aventinus is one of a couple of beers I make a point of always having at least a pair of in my fridge--it's one of the best beers currently available in Ontario, it's one my girlfriend really enjoys so we can have it together, and I managed to snag an official Aventinus Weizen glass some months ago, and it's just too damn pretty not to use regularly.

Point is: I'm surprised it took me this long to try the Aventinus Eisbock. But it did.

Pours a deep unpolished garnet, murky and dark reddish brown, topped by a tight, off-white head. The Aventinus glass seems especially designed to agitate the beer with every sip so that the head is indefatigably kept alive. Sneaky.

It also helps perfectly capture the aroma. There's definite booze and cherries in the nose, with Belgian-funk and Bavarian-banana battling for top spot. It reminds me of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale or quad. Somewhat plummy and raisiny. Definitely phenolic. And I'm just as surprised as you are that I'm using the word Belgian when reviewing a German beer. But there it is. Deal.

You can taste the booze right off the bat, as alcohol coats and both warms and numbs the mouth. Once I'm passed that I get a strong malty cherry liqueur, with notes of apricot and almond, with an anis like quality, some dark fruits and and warming spice, almost reminiscent of something mulled. Finishes very dry. Very warming. No real hops present with most of the taste seeming to come from the malt and alcohol.

It's quite velvety and creamy, more and more syrupy as it warms, but with enough carbonation to help lift it off the palate.

I like this. I really like this. I love wheat beers and Belgian Strong Dark Ales and this has a bit of both going on. But, honestly, other than the two I bought on top of this to cellar, I don't think I'll come back to this one too often. The regular Aventinus is absolute perfection--and 8.2% ABV is more than enough to get me buzzed. This one falls into the category of too much of a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2009 02:53:21 | More by MeisterBurger
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scootny

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

An almost purple brown with a gentle head. Not much retention. Good carbonation with lots of floaty bits.

Smell is rich and sweet with banana, raisins, figs, and cloves. Dark wheat malts.

What can I say about the taste? Superb caramel wheat malt, banana, cloves, dark fruits and superbly hidden, faint alcohol.

A creamy feel with a supple silkiness. Lightly chewy.

So easy to drink it ought to be illegal.

From tasting notes 12/01/09

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2009 05:07:29 | More by scootny
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MattyV

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip, a bit of a gusher, made a bit of a mess on the desk after pouring, but probably mostly my part for not paying attention

Appearance - about a 2 finger off white head, lingers around for a while but doesn't leave much in the way of lacing... beer is a dark, opaque brown, some ruby/mahogany highlights around the edges

Smell - wonderful. sweet, but not too sweet, lots of dark fruits, raisins, dates, banana, lots of spiciness, some malt to keep everything in check, and a touch of astringent-alcohol just to remind you of the ABV

Taste - banana carries through, as does the dark fruit, no detectable hops, good amount of spice mixes with the alcohol warmth

Mouthfeel - a little warm going down, but a nice moderate amount of carbonation, nice small bubbles

Drinkability - way too high, alcohol content is well hidden

Although not as well balanced as the original Aventinus, definitely accentuates some of Aventinus' better points
Agree with others' comparisons of this beer with Belgian strong dark ales, share some qualities

Overall, one of the best deals at the piss-poor LCBO for $3.95 for a 500mL bottle, will definitely pick up a bunch more to enjoy and a few to cellar as well... as I think a bit of time to round out some of the astringent alcohol qualities of it would do wonders

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 07:06:59 | More by MattyV
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reddomino

Germany

3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 Vintage

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A This ale is a deep, rich brown with plum highlights. A billowy, off-white head sits about two fingers high from the rough pour, and slowly settles into a thin lace. Small flecks of sediment settle to the bottom of the glass.

S The scent is a bit subdued. Fruits hit right off the bat. Bananas, plums, and some herbal, slightly grassy notes are present. Later on roasted grains and a bit of chocolate come through.

T The taste is a bit hard to describe. A fruit sweetness hits right away with a taste of banana, grapefruit and mango. Some medicinal flavors and roasted notes follow, along with a strong alcohol warmth.

M Thick and creamy with a very low amount of carbonation.

D This is a nice slow sipper with some kick to it. The flavors are pleasant, but seem muddled when compared to the original. The warmth form the alcohol is strong, but not off-putting.

Overall, this is a really good beer, but not as good as the original when fresh. I'm sure with some age on it it would be perfect.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 21:46:45 | More by reddomino
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OSUBeerStudent

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite brewers and treat beers. Pours a dark cloudy brown with (gasp) an actual head and not just a bit of wispiness. No lacing, but what do you expect. Decent look, what you'd expect for this style.

Ah that smell. I do love me some regular Aventinus and this concentrates the better parts. Not a lot of banana but decent fruit notes. Maybe some chocolate, cherry, medium-dark fruits, clove, some spiciness. Pretty sweet smell. Spicy, sweet, and complex, with not a hint of hops.

Taste is great. Plenty more of the nose, decent sweetness throughout. Alcohol is amazingly nigh-hidden. Taste is mostly malt, no hops, but the malt varies throughout both the warming and individual mouthfuls. Spiciness on the back end with more clove. Changes as it warms. Mouthfeel is pretty good. A little over-carbonated on pouring it.

Surprisingly drinkable. I mean, really, it's 12% or so and the alcohol is well-hidden, mostly present through some warming in the belly. Great, great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2009 22:40:31 | More by OSUBeerStudent
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looking forward to this for sometime now. I remember trying this a year or two ago and didnt enjoy it, but this was prior to me learning more about beer and learning to enjoy real beer. Aventinus is without a doubt, my favorite beer, thus trying this is a treat.

Poured a beautifully thick dark hazy brown with a slight red touch. Wonderfull head rises up the glass.
Smell: Dates, spice, slight astringent alcohol.
Taste: SPICE, figs, Overripe banada. So wonderfull. More dense than the regular aventinus and more lingering spice. Unbelievable.

What a great beer, superb. I find it hard to believe ints 12% as i can not really taste that high of an alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2009 01:46:15 | More by jbonapar
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark brown/red, opaque, cloudy after I swirled in the sediment, not much of a head, just a thin ring, no lacing

S - big malty nose, tart cherries, light clove, hint of smoke

T - more of the same as the aroma, definite smoky presence (goes away after warming), very malty, but not cloying, definitely taste the alcohol, though it is well integrated, aftertaste is cherries soaked in alcohol

M - med body, well attenuated, med low carbonation, yet somehow still "prickly," very smooth alcohol, and lots of it

D - about as drinkable as 12% can get, very close to a belgian dark strong

In a blind taste test, I'm almost certain I would classify it as a belgian dark strong. There is almost no similarity between this and the regular weizenbock, though both are great in their own right. Tasty as can be, intense flavours, but the huge alcohol slows you down in a hurry. So be it. I thought German brewers didn't make extreme beers?

Bottled: Aug 2007

Thanks to Phyl21ca for sending me this about 18 months ago!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2009 02:28:29 | More by markaberrant
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.83/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It pours creamy and dark and right from the start, you know you are dealing with as serious brew. The nose is clove, spice, and sweetness, harknening back to its German wheat roots. Its flavor profile has clove, banana, and a variety of other flavors that make this complex, but not muddled, bold but not over powering. While this is no denying an alcohol presence, it is felt more in the core than in the mouth. Truly, this is an exceptional beer that should be savored.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 18:33:36 | More by bismarksays
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dougofthefuture

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have not had the regular Aventinus, but I wanted to try an Eisbock.

A - This beer pours a dark, dark brown. Nice three finger head in my tulip glass that fades over a few minutes. As it warms, the lacing fades to nothing, which is expected at this ABV.

S - Mmm... Wheat, banana, booze... It smells like a banana split with whipped cream.

T & M - It tastes like a banana split with carbonation - and alcohol. It is sweet up front and spicy and hot at the finish. If there are hops, I am missing them, but the spices work just fine in their absence. The creamy mouthfeel is a bonus. This is a world class beer for sure.

D - Whoa - where did this beer go? I want more, but one is probably a good number for this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 02:04:42 | More by dougofthefuture
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bamadog

Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Recently tried the standard Aventinus and thought it was amazing so I thought I'd give this version a shot as well. I really enjoyed it, but overall, I think I'd prefer the original. Pour is from the bottle to a snifter. Review is from notes taken on 12/1/09.

Appearance: Pour is a deep plum color with some ruby/coppery hues; starts with a 1 and 1/2 finger head that fades to a thick and foamy ring on the surface; body is dark, a little cloudy and lets very little light through; spotty lacing here and there.

Smell: Sweet dark fruits that are a tad tart; bit of a sweet bready maltiness and I believe I detect a slight hook of chocolate and some clove-like spiciness; scent is quite potent.

Taste: Wow, much like the smell, sweet dark fruits that are a little tart; definite presence of alcohol but it's well blended; slight smooth banana like presence as it starts to warm and a clove-esque spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Immediate tingly/numbness (kind of oxymoronic, I know) from the alcohol on the gums; mouth is left a tad sticky and the belly is left quite warm.

Drinkability: I really like the flavors, but I think I prefer the standard offering to the iced version as it's not nearly as hot and I felt I could focus more on the flavors and not be distracted by the higher ABV (which comes with a pretty significant punch, me thinks).

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2009 04:47:39 | More by bamadog
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glid02

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a caramel-brown color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of butterscotch with emphasis on butter with good amounts of toffee and bananas. Also present is hints of clove.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Buttery butterscotch flavors up front are joined quickly by caramel-coated banana flavors. Midway through the sip hints of pears and spices enter into things but give way to the butterscotch before segueing into a sweet ending that leaves hints of banana lingering on the palate.

Mouthfeel is good very. It's got a smooth thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass very quickly for such a big beer and could have another.

Overall this was more buttery than I remembered but not in a bad way. A very unique beer and one that's well worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2009 02:57:08 | More by glid02
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spartanfan

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: An aggressive pour yeilds a small white head and a cloudy dark brown body. The head quickly fades to a thin ring around the outside of the glass leaving no lacing behind.

S: Smells of sweet overripe dark fruits. Strong notes of clove and alcohol, also some banana in there.

T: Alcohol is quite present in this one, as expected at 12%. Lingering tastes are of clove and spices. Big malty character and a bit sweet, almost syrupy.

M: Not much carbonation as I would like, but it is quite smooth and goes down easy.

D: Although this beer is quite smooth, it has some very strong flavors that I'm not enjoying all that much. It's not a bad beer, just not to my liking.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 01:25:26 | More by spartanfan
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cassanoj

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Dark, like a plum; not much head retention.

The smell is nice and wheaty. Definitely smell the 12 percent. Also some banana, prunes, berries, clove.

The first thing I taste is the alcohol; warm, spicy and sweet. Then some banana, cloves, a bit of fig, bubblegum, chocolate. Like its weizenbock brethren, this is a complex beer.

Mouthfeel doesn't impress me. Bubbly, spicy and thinner that I would have liked.

I had this beer out of a St. Bernhard flute glass a couple months back and I remember really loving it. Out of the oversized wine glass, I was a bit disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 22:09:25 | More by cassanoj
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Offa

California

3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is good and interesting, but not only is it extremely strong, it also is a bit lacking in complexity and is rather one-note, especially compared to the regular Aventinus.

Bubbly brown-copper, it has a huge tan head, almost out of control, but quickly shrinking to a very thin, faint ring, essentially nothing, and with essentially no lace.

Aroma is sherry, prunes, dark toasty bread, hint of wet whole wheat bread, and spicily alcoholic.

Taste is very alcoholic, spicey and warm but not rough or harsh. It's a bit whiskeyish, light caramelly-pruney-whiskey character, a bit alcoholic and sweet before a very quick, extremely dry finish. A light, sweet aftertaste follows, brandy-like with a faint caramelly whole wheat, raisiny bread character.

It's very strong, not something to drink a lot of - rather logical since it's 12% ABV - a good thing to sip a little of, but, although it has a good, interesting, firm character, it lacks complexity and well-roundedness.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 18:10:25 | More by Offa
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jwhawkins81

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 2009/20266

Aroma: Dark fruits, spice, and banana. Very Aventinus Weizenbock like.

Appearance: Tons of foam. Started foaming as soon as I open the bottle cap. Once poured even more foam and tons of carbonation. The beer was a brown reddish color with a big cream head. The carbonation maintained the head through most of the tasting.

Taste: Sweet at first then a spice bite. While there isn't an overt alcohol bite this beer was immediately warming. The taste struck me as a muted Aventinus still good just not the concentrated flavors you might expect.

Notes: A malt heavy beer with a good level of spice. The mouthfeel thanks to the carbonation was also very good. Maybe the high level of carbonation muted the flavor a little.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 16:44:59 | More by jwhawkins81
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chocolate syrup brown with a fluffy two-finger head. Cascading bubbles rising throughout. Great head retention with some lacing.

Mouth watering array of caramel, banana, clove, maple syrup and dark dried fruit. Complex and sweet smelling, like a liquid dessert.

Just like the nose and does not disappoint. Some chocolate and caramelized and burnt brown sugar with dark rum. Lots of warm booze and tons of flavor throughout. Rich and tasty.

Medium bodied and mostly smooth. Some sharp carbonation before it warms. Warming from sip to swallow and even after. Nice clean and dry finish.

Very boozy with strong flavors. Hard to be more drinkable at this ABV. None the less, this beer is outstanding. Unique style and a must try for beer lovers.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 14:51:43 | More by jera1350
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alcstradamus

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours similar to a cola, with a finger of fizzy head that dissipates quickly. The smell is a wonderful mix of dark fruits, clove, alcohol heat, citrus peels, and dandelion. Really inviting.

The taste is also quite nice, although not on the level of the smell simply because the caramel malt profile outweighs some of the complexities underneath. But those complexities are still there, and something new seems to come out on each sip...from citrus fruits to banana to caramel to raisins, layers just keep unfolding.

Mouthfeel is medium full with a bit too much carbonation sting, but I wouldn't expect anything different from this style. Drinkability is very high despite the monstrous ABV...this one is definitely a sipper but it is one that I want to keep reaching for over and over. Awesome beer, worth a try for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2009 05:00:56 | More by alcstradamus
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wjstewart

Alabama

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle # 2009/13665
Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into my old 0.5L Tucher Weizenbier glass.
This just appeared at Cottage Hill Package, one of the best locations in Mobile to find a great beer. Since the hops have been freed (to the 13.9% limit anyway) this is one of the higher ABVs we've seen on the Gulf Coast so far.

One of the best weisse doppelbocks I have had. This is like the plain 'ol Aventinus with a kick or a Tucher Hefe on the juice.
We divers know about the murk and this one had quite the murk. A slow pour revealed a decent finger width head with all sorts mixing and twirling within.
The malty banana quirks are abundant, as well as a smooth complexity that really comes through in the after-taste. Since it's finally cold down here (a mere 47°F) this one went down well while sitting on the back porch.

I'll definitely be getting some to cellar for a year or two.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2009 02:35:36 | More by wjstewart
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Avagadro

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Aventinus is tree-bark brown with a ton of haze. Head is pretty much absent.

S: potent bouquet, dominated by banana with heavy clove and brandy notes as well.

T: perfect balance is achieved through the sweet bananas, the spicy clove, and spicy ethanol. Very delicious

M: heavy carbonation is a nice contrast to the medium body of the brew.

D: this is a must try for anyone that wants to see the extreme side of the hefe. All the same flavors are here, they've just been amplified. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2009 04:47:11 | More by Avagadro
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2009 12oz bottle poured into an over-sized wine glass.

Murky brown with 3 fingers of tan head that recedes to a thin cap of foam.

The aroma is reminiscent of bruised bananas, spicy clove and vanilla, raisins, figs, and some sweet alcohol.

The taste is like bananas, dark fruits, cinnamon, clove, brown sugar and vanilla all soaked in dark rum. Bitterness just offsets the dense malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is creamy and chewy. Alcohol finishes a bit solventy on the palate.

All in all, a very good beer. This beer works as an excellent nightcap.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2009 01:11:45 | More by bump8628
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zoso493

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Looked exactly like cola as I poured it into my tulip. Takes on a deep brown color that's almost entirely opaque with a fizzy, tan two-fingered head. Looks intriguing.

Smell: Smell is great. Lots of banana, clove, wheat, yeast and just a subtle backdrop of sweet alcohol. Very inviting scent to it.

Taste: As one might expect, tastes like a beefed up hefe-weizen. The warm alcohol is present foremost, and it finishes with a really nice taste of banana and clove. Also some dark fruits evident. The alcohol, however, might just be a little too involved, for me.

Mouthfeel: Fairly medium-bodied. The high amount of alcohol also leaves a stinging sensation on your tongue. Finishes very dry and refreshing.

Drinkability: Fairly high for a beer of 12% ABV. It's obvious the alcohol is there, but it's an easy drinking beer. No complaints here.

Overall, this is a very good take on a weisse beer. I'm not the greatest fan of weissebiers but this was very enjoyable. Pretty complex and tasty, would definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 00:20:23 | More by zoso493
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle served in my Duvel tulip. Bottle number 2007/14259 indicated on the back label. Poured the color and consistency of cola with a 1.5 inch sizzling and popping head that gradually recedes into a broken, sudsy cap (no lacing) - big clumps of floaties present in the solution (maybe I should have decanted this first). Nose is fairly vinous, with some additional dark fruits in the background and perhaps a hint of chocolate (this seemed more prevalent in the nose). Taste consistent with nose but a little booze also comes out - not as boozy as I anticipated though. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and sparklingly effervescent with a little bit of residual heat. Pretty drinkable considering the abv - somewhat reminiscent of a Quad IMO; however, this is my first eisbock. I have to say that I am intrigued and look forward to sampling more of this style.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 02:07:54 | More by Jwale73
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billshmeinke

California

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into Delirium Tremens tulip. I don't have any flutes or snifters or wine glasses on hand so I figured that would be the best substitute.

A: Dark black with a hint of brown. Cream 1 finger head that subsides to a spotty layer of foam. No lacing really to speak of.

S: Smells like a hefeweizen with some dark fruit and a hint of alcohol mixed in. The dark fruits become more pronounced as it warms.

T: Sweet dark fruits (plums and raisins) up front. Some alcohol presence. Light hop bitterness on the back end.

M: Medium to light bodied. Highly carbonated, fairly dry finish. Warm alcohol burn.

D: For 12% alcohol I'm impressed.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 21:00:26 | More by billshmeinke
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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