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

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2,177 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,177
Reviews: 1,075
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 151
Gots: 180 | FT: 5
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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 dansmcd
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown mahogany with glints of amber around the edges. A small but creamy head. Swirls of sediment within.

S - Very malty, dates, yeast, booze, tropical fruit esters.

T - Predominantly malty with sweet toffee, caramel and treacle. The heat from the alcohol is ever present. Sherry. A tropical fruit character compliments the maltiness.

M - Rich and syrupy. Moderate carbonation.

O - This is a very complex, big beer. A great beer. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very happy to have made this my #150 review.

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

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into my Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock weizen/snifter combo glass.

A: A muddy and a little cloudy medium dark brown. Pours about a 3 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Disintegrates slowly into a lingering blanket of foam. Substantial pockets of lacig remain around the glass as you drink it down.

S: A woody roasted malt with molasses, raisin, and a little raspberry.

T: Robust malty character that comes across as woody and rustic. Bittersweet flavor of licorice, pecan shells, and a slight fruity note for balance.

M: Feels thick and syrupy. Pungency hits the palette initially and lingers throughout. Just a twang of fruit at the end, too. High alcohol character.

D: Sip and enjoy this sweet, hearty, delicious brew.

Atmosphere is great. Light carbonation pours into a thick, foamy head which lingers before cratering down to a thin blanket of foam which remains throughout the experience. Nose is a really great combination of malt, fruit, and sugar components with a nice rustic tone. Flavor is a woody malt, well balanced with bittersweet and fruity components. Bittersweet and a little pungent with big alcohol. Overall, this is a great quaff.

Photo of larryi86
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle number 2011 004278 poured into a snifter

A- Black with a one finger head the disappears very quickly.

S- Dark fruits, sweet alcohol, spices.

T- Less alcohol than the smell but you still know that it is there. Dark fruits, wheat, some spiciness, some roasted malts, a touch of chocolate, with alcohol noticeable the whole time. The flavors of the beer do balance the alcohol, but do not cover it up.

M- Smooth, thick, a lot of carbonation.

O- This is an awesome beer and worth trying. This is a well balanced sipper. I am just enjoying this more and more with every sip, definitely will be stocking up!

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

Pours a dark hazy brown with a light white head the cap it off. Solid 2 fingers thickness to start but quickly dispersed as expected.

Sweet and spicy greet the nose. You know its a German wheat beer with notes of banana bread, bubble gum and some clove spice but it packs quite the punch. A bit of a dark chocolate and caramel round it all off.

Plenty of bold flavor going on here. Lots of malty goodness with some caramel and chocolaty sweetness that are off set but notable spice note at first. Some banana and raisins add a fruity character. Bit of phenols as well. Alcohol is well hidden for a 12% beer.

Mouthfeel is lighter than expected but still packs it in. Nice creamy texture as it goes down. Overall, as expected, this is one great beer. Amazing how easy it is to drink for such a high ABV beer.

Photo of Pahn
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle into Duvel tulip. "Bottle Number: 2007 / 05068" printed on the bottle.

Appearance: Free pour yields a half inch fluffy, just offwhite head that dissipates quickly into nothing. Pours a dark, murky purplish red (nice color actually), with yeast sediment visible through the highlights. No lacing.

Smell: Strong, sugary malt, somewhat grape and raisin-like. In no time at all, all kinds of crazy and complimentary aromas appear. It's chocolaty, earthy, sugary, (only slightly!) boozy, with a variety of fruit notes. The surprisingly restrained alcohol smell kind of sharpens everything else in a really nice way.

The aroma is just brilliant. Every note (chocolate, grape, fig) somehow manifests in different ways, as if each one comes in multiple textures. It's difficult to describe, but it's very profound.

Taste: Nice and fruity barleywine-like flavors up front, then a really interesting heat in back. My tongue is tingling for more than a minute afterward, while the grape/raisin fruitiness sticks around as well.

The taste is almost as deep and complex as the smell. It has dark, chocolaty flavors, really deep and developed malt notes, and lots of surprises (the finish reminds me of dry bread crusts at one point, which was both bizarre and somehow pleasant). Green grape skins, pastries, hard liquor; almost endless.

All these flavors are so varied and well matched I'm starting to wonder if the heavy alcohol is intoxicating and tricking me into a dream. Sometimes it reminds me of a really vivacious red wine, sometimes an aged English barleywine, sometimes a bright fruit juice spiked with a great hard liquor. It's smoky, fruity, sugary, hot, earthy, [the list goes on].

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Tingly carbonation but not distracting (enough smoothness). Building heat... kind of like hard liquor, but not. It's like a spicy food that doesn't kill (or even significantly impact) your tongue at first, but at the end of the dish your mouth is on fire.

Overall: I'm loving this beer. It's hard to say how well balanced the myriad flavors are-- or to say much about the beer at all-- because all of my attention is called away by following and appreciating all of this pleasant complexity. The concentration from icing the beer along with the higher ABV give everything a bit more punch, but the flavors meld with each other seamlessly. There's so many textures, flavors, aromas... it's just an adventure of a beer.

I don't want to be too repetitive with my praise, but this is the kind of beer you look for if you like giant English barleywines and BSDAs/quads like I do. While I've never had it "fresh", I can only guess that time has been nothing but good to this beer, because it's both smooth and powerful. Very memorable, and, in my opinion, exactly what you're hoping for if you pick up a beer like this.

Photo of kojevergas
3.31/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a three finger head of slight tan colour, good thickness, nice cream, and good retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark brown.

Sm: Cream, heavy caramelized malt, wheat, Some yeast comes through as well. Dark fruit. Aroma is of moderate strength.

T: Chocolate, light nuts, dark cream, and cream spread over a restrained wheat base. The alcohol hardly comes through at all, which is surprising. Nice hop layering. It's a bit simple, but the build is well done and it's rather balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but a touch thick. I wouldn't call it syrupy, but it's certainly filling. Sort of suits the flavours.

Dr: Very drinkable, especially for the high ABV. As far as eisbocks go, it could do with a higher ABV. I like it, and I'd like to try it on draught.

B-

Photo of jale
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear light brown with a finger of tan head. Lacing last mere seconds.

S; Roasted malt and that's it.

T: Slightly sweet malt to start followed closely by alcohol heat. A hint of plums or maybe raisins. Finish is quite spicy.

M: Medium body which is a tad syrupy with good carbonation.

O: A solid Eisbock.

Photo of Duff27
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- initial three inches of head recedes after a few minutes. Murky brown color. Some yeast sediment as a result of pouring like an asshole. No lacing, lower end of the spectrum as far as head retention but that's understandable

S- boozy, dark fruits.

T- woooo! Eye opening booziness, in a good way! Hah. Not quite ripe cherries. Love the aftertaste.

M- heavy, syrup-like mouthfeel but good carbonation.

D/O- Split this with my main squeeze fdkayti, proved to be a good amount for each of us. Would recommend and definitely have again!

Photo of BryanRex
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As a big fan of Dubbels, Quads, and Belgian strong dark ales this beer is exceptional and my number one favorite. For the most part, this Eisbock is a "reduced" version of the the original Aventinus Doppelbock - meaning that extra water has been frozen off and separated leaving behind a thick fruity malt that is masked by a moderate amount of hops. Very similar to an Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock on steroids, this is a complex beer with hints of banana, fig, plum and raisin... delicious.

A: Pours a very dark brown with two fingers khaki colored head which dissipates moderately leaving decent lacing and excellent carbonation.

S: Dark fruits all over the nose including banana, plum and a slight peppery scent. There is also a bready yeast aroma and a significant alcohol presence. Excellent smell.

T: The flavor is loaded with sweet malts, but excellently balanced by light hops. Flavors of banana, fig, caramel and raisin malts are present. There is also plenty of spice and clove that give it a slightly burning character which is perfectly balanced with the overall taste.

M/D: This beer is incredibly easy to drink which is surprising for a 12% beverage. Unlike other beers, you can taste this all over your tongue from start to finish. Although the alcohol warms your body it's not to strong. The aftertaste is smooth, delicious and leaves you wanting another sip immediately. Dangerous!

O: Without a doubt this is a world class beer. I prefer it to others including Ayinger Celebrator, Trappist Westlvleteren 8 and and Trappist Rochefort 10. That's a bold statement, but this is an excellently crafted beer. Not to mention that bang-for-the buck it's cheaper than standard Aventinus and it can't be beat. I'm glad I have more in the fridge!

Photo of jrenihan
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears to have been bottled on the 187th day of 2010... around July 2010, I suppose?

Pours dark brown with a large off-white head. Head is very very active- carbonation is super fizzy, like a soda. Dissipates almost as quickly too, leaving almost nothing, jut a small ring of film.

Smell contains a lot of cherry, smells a bit like a port. Some alcohol and a bit of a bubble gum scent.

Taste is quite sweet. Has a syrupy flavour to it which becomes more pronounced as the beer sits in the mouth. Caramel is noticeable. The cherry and fruit of the nose is present as well, but not quite as up front as in the smell. Alcohol is clearly present.

Body of the beer is not as super carbonated as the head would have suggested. Certainly noticeable, but not irritating. Full body, a bit syrupy, but a little lighter than I may have expected from such a strong beer. Heat from the alcohol has some effect.

Good beer, but not the gem that I may have hoped for given the reviews. The wheat qualities are noticeable, but pretty subdued. I certainly like it, but can't seem myself drinking it that often, as it is not good enough to justify the investment that 500ml of 12% brew requires!

Photo of coalcracker
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with active carbonation.
Smell: Aroma presents with highly pronounced notes of dark fruits, such as raisin, currant, black licorice, and a hint of chocolate. A little boozy in the nose.
Taste: Sweet and tingly upon first taste. Leans big-time on the malty side with mild chocolate,but bigger doses of raisin, dark cherry, and vanilla. Slightly cloying and again a bit boozy with a big alcohol warmth at the end.
Mouthfeel: Big, syrupy, and smooth.

Overall: Aventinus on steroids! Big-time sipper here, pretty darn complex and enjoyable.

Photo of gopens44
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Opaque deeo dark brown with a creme colored frothy, long lasting, gently lacing head.

S - Sweet but a touch of heat coming through in the nose. Otherwise, mostly plum or dark cherries.

T - Similar to the nose, but the taste also contains (in addition to the plum/drk cherry fandango) some great spice notes. I'd say perhaps a smidgen of coriander and/or orange zest, a little anise and some of that circus peanut flavor that I find every now and then. Alcohol taste is not well hidden in the back end. It's like a nail polish remover taste that sorta explains the circus peanut thing.

M - Well carbonated, fairly dry and thin, yet sticky?

O - Great fragrance and immediate taste that seems wel balanced at first until the very end of the drink. For the most part it was great. Just a bit put off on the finish.

Photo of JayS2629
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a purple/brown with a huge creamy head that fades fast and leaves thin rings of lace. Leaves legs like a wine.

The aroma is of honey, wine grapes, figs, cherries and port. Hints of banana, bubblegum and caramel.

The taste follows with rich honey, port, figs, raisins, cherries and banana. Hints of vanilla, bubblegum. Mead-like with big toffee notes and a touch of cloves. Warm but not boozy. Very balanced and too easy to drink.

Thick and syrupy.

Great balance and complexity. Too easy to drink for such a high ABV. Absolutely delicious.

Photo of Reaper16
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served on-tap @ The Alcove, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a goblet

Pours a ruddy muddy purplish brown. It's sort of like a glass of port that's had river water poured into it. Basically no head on this pour, but that's the bartender's fault so I won't deduct points for it (not that a 12% ABV beer would have much head anyway). Most eisbocks look like shit, so I'm cutting it some slack.

Lots of big, brash dessert wine aromas: wild cherries, ripe figs, port. There's a bit of a cherry-vanilla flavored Gerber baby food component. It isn't as complex as the bottled version. The spices of the bottled version are missing, so the fruit character of the beer takes over. The wheat becomes more assertive as the beer warms up.

It doesn't taste quite as good as the bottled version either, but this is still an upper-echelon eisbock. The taste follows the nose to a large degree. Lots of dark, wild cherry, lots of port-like flavor (only without any notes of oxidation). The wheat is creamy & vanilla-y. The alcohol? It's difficult to notice it. Truly. This beer should be very hot but instead the alcohol is remarkable well-hidden.

This beer isn't as viscous as the bottled version (sorry that I keep making these comparisons; but really, it isn't like I've had ANOTHER weizen-eisbock to compare this beer to). The lighter body works pretty well with the lack of alcohol burn, but I still want some additional viscosity.

Overall this is a fine, fine eisbock. It's less complex than the ultra-good (for the style) bottled rendition of Aventinus-Eisbock. It is super-smooth and super-drinkable for such a big beer.

Photo of wcudwight
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The most active beer I've ever seen. As soon as I popped the top beer started gurshing out. I put my mouth over the bottle to keep the beer from spilling but the beer kept gushing. I thought man I'm gonna get drunk this way. Pepsi colored with a very quick massive head and just as suddenly no head. Wonderful aroma of dark fruits. Plums, raisins, grapes. Hints of chocolate. Very thick and syrupy in the mouth but in the best of ways. Just kind of coats the mouth. Wonderful tasting and the alcohol really sneaks up on you. This is probably the most malt heavy beer I've had and this hop head loves it. Roasted grains, lot's of dark fruit flavors. Hints of chocolate and bananna. Just enough sweetness to keep it balanced and a pepper spice finish. I love this beer. Highly recommended!

Photo of capeannbass36
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- 11.2 ounce bottle # 2010 017026. Pours a deep mahogony topped with a one and a half finger light tan head that disappated quickly, leaving only a trace of lacing.

S- Sweet fruit, berries, malt, and clove.

T- More or less follows the nose, perhaps adding a touch of caramel. Definite clove taste on finish.

M- Somewhat full and quite creamy. Has a unique thickness feel on the tongue. Slightly warm finish on the swallow.

O- Absolutely delicious. Quite potent. Definitely a "keeper". Will purchase again and again.

Photo of TheRealBigC
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to 14 oz. glass.

Dark burgundy color, closer to purple, quickly dissolving head.

Smells a lot like a Belgian Strong Ale.

Taste is otherwordly. I don't even know how to describe it, but it is nothing like the smell implies. I definitely taste some fruitiness, though. There is a medium carbonation present and it goes down pretty easy. The alcohol is there, but for a 12% beer, it's surprisingly drinkable. You can take a pretty hardy sip and let it sit there for a while and let all the crazy flavors move about. And they will linger, but not in a bad way by any means. Quite an experience!

This is certainly not an anytime beer, or one to have frequently, but everyone ought to try it. The eisbock style started because of a mistake - a wonderful mistake indeed.

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

11.2oz into a snifter, bottled in 2009.

A prune or raisin color purpleish brown with a bit of foam on the pour, but that quickly disappears. A very small ring of foam around the edges of the beverage. A bit of legging when the beer is swirled or drank down. A decent amount of bubbles can be seen dancing to the top of the glass too, which is a tad surprising given the style.

Rich with candied fruit on the nose. Prunes, raisins, figs, blackberries and grapes mesh into a jammy like sweetness. Almost port-like in it's quality. Boozey as well. The heatness similar to a fruity liqueur and is pretty apparent behind the fruity sweetness.

Opens with that same candy fruit sweetness. Again, prunes and other dark fruits being the focus of the flavor. Kind of like a blackberry pie. A sharp wheat flavor grabs the inside of your cheeks after the initial sweetness. The sweetness crowds the palate but is interrupted by a hint of booze at the end of the flavors.

Mouthfeel is full with decent carbonation. Sticky with a bit of warmth as well.

Very sweet with tons of fruity flavor, but it doesn't really deviate from that much. A nice beer, but certainly not the best German style ice distilled beer I've had. Although, it would be interesting to see what 5 or 10 years could do to this beer.

Photo of jdense
2.42/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Beer #15 sampled at Eastern Oregon DONG (Dudes of Northwest Grog) "We Will Bock You!" tasting @ Barley Brown's, 8.6.11.

Light gold a bit hazy body, white head, multiple streams of carbonation, quick dissipation and a thin ring of foam around edge of glass. There's something wrong here, wet cardboard, obviously oxided, overpowered any aroma and flavor nuances. While I'm not sure we would have enjoyed this re the wheat after being pounded by brown sugar, prunes, raisins etc, we all noticed this was one frigging boozy monster. The low light of the tasting. Another of my big deviation beers, the booziness reminded me of Founder's Devil Dancer, and while their are proponents of both of these beers, I'm not one of them. Pass.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a murky purple/brown/orange color, very impressive looking. A one finger head on top that had great retention and some nice lacing on the sides.

S: Very sweet and extremely malt driven. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and a lot of dark fruit, chiefly raisins and prunes, but also a bit of fig and some underlying vanilla. There is a bit of bubble gum as well.

T: Similarly malt driven. Thick caramel and some bready malt are apparent immediately. Rich dark fruit flavors include raisins, plums, and some prune, which impart a sweetness as well. There is also a bit of brown sugar and a hint of vanilla.

M: Full bodied and surprisingly creamy. Thick, but certainly not too thick. The 12% is hidden extremely well.

O: A fantastic beer, much better than other eisbocks I have had.

Photo of mcallister
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very deep mahagony color, with hardly a head.

Aromas of milk chocolate, caramel, dates, banana and some yeasty esters.

More like plantain in the mouth semi sweet chocolate covered caramel in the middle with an abrupt almost dry finish. Non-oxidized sherry and port like notes. Dried fruits like fig and dates and a nutty component. Very nice rich and creamy.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a wooden cask at Chappy's. What a treat! Dark chestnut color with no head at all.

Yeasty, with some nice banana, and caramel notes. Some alcohol in the nose as well, but nothing overwhelming. Slight spicy component lingering around as well. Aroma really comes alive after it warms.

Rich, darker malt feel up front, without being very sweet. Some banana and yeasty notes. A good boozy feel, without being overly hot. No character from the wood, which seems odd. Again, this really comes alive when warmed up a bit, and throws some sherry-like notes. Very nice.

Warming, lighter body, low carbonation. Complex. Very nice to have this, quite enjoyable.

Photo of rvdoorn
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: the beer pours a dark brown color with a fluffy light-brown head.
Smell: Strong alcohol, caramel malts, banana, clove, sweet dark fruits and peppery hops.
Taste: Roasted malts, clove, banana, wheat, dark fruits, citrus and spicy hops. The sharp alcohol is really strong.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: Unbalanced brew. The alcohol is very disturbing

Photo of SWMeyer4141
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Snifter.

Appearance-That dark purple, dark brownish body that I love. 3 finger foamy light brown head. Great retention. Very appealing.

Smell-Darkfruits and spice. Raison, Fig, Cherry. Sweet ripe banana. Booze is there as expected at 12%. Smells nice, just a little subtle.

Taste-Very boozy. Lots of spice and dark fruits. Definitely clove and black pepper. Finish is sweet and I get some light citrus, orange. Some caramel and toffee as well. Alot going on in here, and I am enjoying it.

Mouthfeel-Medium to Full Bodied with tons of carbonation. Very creamy. Carbonation just a slight rough, but still pretty drinkable.

Overall-My first "Eisbock". Definitely reminds me of the Weizenbock, just a bit boozier. The flavors were nice, would like a little less booze and carbonation. I prefer the Weizenbock, but I'd liek to believe this would be an A/A+ beer with age.

Photo of stakem
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 bottle shared with pmsawyer. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears dark brown in color with some orange clarity around the edges. A creamy tan cap appears and fades to a ring around the outside of the glass that stays throughout the duration. A webby pattern of lace clings to the glass.

The smell of this brew is apple and pear skins. Lightly spicy with some typical weizen-like notes of clove and yeast. This is quite a fruity smelling brew with alcohol esters being fairly pronounced. As the brew warms up, there are faint notes of cinnamon, molasses and dark sugary scents that collectively seem like a strange sort of alcoholic apple pie.

The taste is spicy with clove and fruity alcohol esters. Pear and apple skins come to mind mostly with a kick of spiced alcohol. For a beer that smells quite deep and intense with character, the flavor falls a bit short and is not nearly as complex. As the brew warms up, some chocolate grain notes become evident.

This is a full bodied brew that is lightly carbonated. For 12% abv, the alcohol is well included and is matched with an array of flavors to make it quite enjoyable. I have not had a lot of experience with the eisbock style, but this was enough to spark my interest into having more.

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 2,177 ratings.