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

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1,943 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,943
Reviews: 1,033
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 123
Gots: 110 | FT: 3
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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3.3/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from 2005. Pours a cloudy brown with a small, off-white head. It has a strong smell of alcohol and clove and secondary smells of soy sauce and cheese. Wasn't thrilled about the soy sauce and cheese aspects. Tastes of pepper, spice, clove and banana and bubblegum.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 17:28:42 | More by gameface23
Photo of TPatuto


3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into snifter.

A- Deep brown and cloudy. Tinges of orange and red. Nice little bit of head that quickly receeded to a ring around the edge.

S - Light cloves, yeast, with black cherry hiding in the background.

T- Sweet. Sweetness turned tart and almost bitter on the back end. Flavors of dried fruits impact up front but disappear too fast.

M- Medium body. Corbonation keeps this beer on the lighter side of things. The overwhelming lingering effect is the alcohol, not the flavor.

Overall Impression - Not a very often seen style. Easily drinkable, but the with the level of alcohol and the flavors not being as prominent, it would not be something that I would regularly search out.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2009 03:16:54 | More by TPatuto
Photo of sevopie


4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark cloudy brown with a brown head that fades quickly. Visible light sediment floating in the bottom of the glass.

Raisins, brown sugar, chocolate, and a touch of alcohol.

Very chocolaty, with a good hit of dates/raisins and a candy sweetness. Alcohol is very present, but doesn't overpower, and doesn't burn.

Medium body with a good carbonation once it hits the tongue.

Fairly biased to the sweet side, but easily drinkable. Only gives off a hint of the 12% alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 04:24:47 | More by sevopie
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 Pint 9 oz poured into large pilsner glass

A: Pours a really dark ruby red brown color. Very hazy, with a good 2 fingers of white head... little retention, but a nice foamy head that sticks around.

S: I'm catching a lot of dark tart fruit... some Cherries and maybe some raspberry... I'm also catching some malt, chocolate and clove.

T: A good balance of tart and sweetness... Lots of wheat and malty goodnesss.... along with all the smells.. Cherry, maybe raspberry, chocolate and clove... the 12% ABV is also here. The aftertaste has some cherry in it.

M: Full bodied with a stickiness... a little creamy with a snappy carbonation that kind of zings the tongue and throat....

D: Not a multi beer kind of beer... One is the right amount. Sit back and enjoy this one.. Complex and strong.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 01:31:21 | More by mralphabet
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3.18/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Bottle number 28404 from 2008.

A: Dark with a head that quickly fades and leaves a thin film on the surface.

S: Cloves, bananas, and sugar. Like regular Aventinus turned up to 11.

T: Again, cloves, bananas, and sugar. It gets pretty cloying in a hurry. Slight roasted aftertaste.

M: Heavy. Not much carbonation.

D: It's an interesting idea, but in the end, it was way too big for me. I didn't come close to finishing the bottle. If I'm going to have this in the future, I'm going to have to split it with three or four people.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 05:56:30 | More by BarrelO
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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 3.5
A gentle pour into my snifer released a big, noisy beige head that fizzed, fizzled and reduced to nothing. The body is almost jet black, tawny around the edges, and seems to have lively carbonation.

Smell - 4.0
Strong, rich and malty with some fruity esters, scents of cocoa, hot malt loaf with butter, burnt currants, clove and a faint, pear-like fruitiness.

Taste - 4.5
Rich, mouth filling, and sweet yet balanced. It is so strong, the flavours seem to be coming from everywhere; rich, dark, toasty malt, warm prunes, boozy black forest cake, clove, a good measure of hops in the finish to give a very balanced taste, and very strong, warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Thick, heavy and syrupy, although lifted by persistent, fine carbonation.

Drinkability - 4.5
Definitely a sipper, but very drinkable for what it is.

This is a big, BIG beer. It falls short of its little brother, the regular Aventinus, being less drinkable but no more complex. Still a great beer, and one I will be drinking again.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2009 12:13:20 | More by LittleCreature
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Russian Federation

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

A: Dark brown, cloudy, and with a slight ruby glow. The head is almost white and creamy, about a finger in thickness.

S: A powerful dark malty smell, with loads of raisin, cherry, and prune notes. I could hardly smell any hops, which did not surprise me in this style of beer.

T: Very potent, especially at first. The high ABV is poorly disguised. Nevertheless, the taste is a robust one: a well-balanced malt sweetness, with wheat and dark fruits. No bitterness in the finish. Moreover, the alcohol kick, which is so noticeable in the beginning, kind of fades away, as you start tasting more and more complexity. This is the kind of beer that grows on you.

M: Kind of rough at first, but it gets quite smooth soon enough. The carbonation is moderate, so it becomes very pleasant, even creamy. Overall, a nice mouthfeel, provided it's a 12% beer.

D: Not the most drinkable extra strong beer, but it is drinkable enough, provided you don't have more than a bottle at once (maybe 1.5-2 max).

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2009 01:44:42 | More by NightINgale
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3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

4/9/09 out of bottle into goblet.

very thin head that settled to an island in the middle of my Le Merle goblet. tastes of dried pomegranate with alcohol and a hint of banana and dried fruit up front. sweet with a slight sour aftertaste and alot of malti-sweetness. a unique ale that i would have again, but definately after a meal and perhaps paired with a rich dark chocolate desert.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2009 00:56:22 | More by Payso10
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours almost completely opaque black into the glass. Had a smallish head with tiny bubbles of carbonation, but I just kept noticing how dark it was.

Very big mouth feel with this this one. Flavors just explode; sweet, caramel malt, spicy clove, a bit of alcohol presence, too.

I finished this beer and enjoyed it to the end, but it had a pretty strong and lingering effect on me well after it was gone. Approach this one with respect.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 19:43:06 | More by bgjohnston
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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderately chilled and poured into in a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically. Bottled in 2007.

Appearance: Pours a deep mahogany color that is almost purple. The ½" white head recedes rapidly to a ring of foam around the glass and a thin layer of foam on the surface. The speckled lacing from sipping mostly clings to the side of the glass with very little sliding back into the ring.

Smell: There is a light alcohol presence in the aroma. The aroma itself is pleasant, fresh and dominated by bubblegum/banana and the sweet dark caramel malt. There are fruity aromas here with a hint of clove.

Taste: As expected from the aroma, the alcohol is clearly present along with a rich syrup-like caramel malt sweetness laced with bubblegum/banana, dark fruits (mostly raisin), and a bit of clove. The nose predicts the flavor but not the overall powerful intensity of that flavor. (Nor the impact of the alcohol.)

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with minimal carbonation and a soft, smooth and creamy feel. The finish is reasonably long and ends on a malty/fruity note.

Drinkability: At 12% ABV there will only be one a night of these but each sip is smooth, sweet, and leads on to another. The warmth of the alcohol spreads gradually but is soon felt.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 01:47:09 | More by drtth
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3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven't had many of the style, so I was looking forward to it. Got a 2 finger head atop a red body, and danged if there weren't some pretty substantial floaters in there. That was a bit of a surprise at first, then I thought, hey, it's still a wheat beer.

Aroma was initially vinous, which turned into some strong wheat malts, very rich and slightly sweet. The alcohol was certainly noticeable.

There was a definite bock-like malt flavor, much lighter than I thought it would be from the smell. A little bit of wheaty breadiness was thrown in for good measure. Where the hell is the alcohol in the taste? Well hidden, to be sure.

Mouthfeel was good, rich but not too viscous, slightly oily but without coating the tongue.

Good drinkability marks. It went down easily, and without any argument from me. I later got some more to use in a chili I was making.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2009 22:49:44 | More by connecticutpoet
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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, mahogany color. Almost looked black until I held it up to the light. No haze or sediment. Moderate light tan / off-white foamy head.

S: Best described as a fortified lager / bock scent. Lots of dark maltiness and a lot of pumpernickel and general yeastiness as well.

T: Very hot, given the noticeable 12% ABV. Hotness is pervasive from the first taste to the aftertaste. However, once you move beyond it, this beer has a lot going on. Rich maltiness and yeast flavors ranging from spices to dried fruits to molasses. Not particularly bitter at any point and actually has a good mid-taste sweetness to it.

M: Smooth and soothing. Almost creamy. Very thick. Wonderful mouthfeel.

D: Very drinkable for its 12% ABV. However, you'd be well advised not to have too many.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2009 02:02:45 | More by jnn4v
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4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Thick head at an easy pour, seems to have a life of it's own. Quickly dissipates. Carmel brown color.

Smells of super sweet malts and alcohol. Bannana.

Tastes thick and sweet. Good carbonaton. Slight alcohol burn in the back of the throat. This beer is super tasty.

Drinkability is good. I am sure I sense a buzz coming on with just one beer. I am drinking it fairly quickly because I keep wanting the taste.

Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 20:53:05 | More by dankbrew21
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4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

0.33l bottle poured into a flute.

A = Not quite ruby red, perhaps a light garnet, a light yellowish of-white head forms quickly but also disappears quickly leaving almost no traces but a steady carbonation stream continues bubbling pleasingly up the middle of the glass.

S = Very fruity smells of prunes, dried apricots, candied dates, sugar cane, yet tempered by bitter notes of burnt palm fronds and fresh flower petals placed into a garden salad with balsamic vinaigrette.

T = Easily one of the best beers I have ever had. Strong flavors of all of the fruits found in the smell as well as a strong bitter, very weizen taste at mid-palate which contains hints of bananas and cloves as one might expect but still rounding out with port and madeira like tastes of sun baked grapes fermented and aged into an almost syrup.

M = Full bodied, great mouthcoating, at first the carbonation seemed too strong, but it actually suited the tastes quite well -- like a fine champagne.

D = Not an everyday drink but great for a nightcap after a heavy meal. A must have. Easily one of the best beers I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2009 04:22:50 | More by Traquairlover
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4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this beer before now...I've been drinking it regularly for months! Poured from a 12-ounce bottle, dated 2008, into an 0.3-liter Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock glass (which I must say looks pretty cool).

Appearance: Very similar to standard Aventinus, but somehow a bit murkier and slightly more translucent. The yeast in the Weizen-Eisbock coagulates into hefty chunks which generally settle into the bottom of the glass, although there's enough distribution to cloud the beer's body. Head is minimal and fleeting, which is to be expected given the 12.0% ABV. Same goes for lacing and carbonation.

Smell: Like regular Aventinus, but concentrated. You'll find that this is a common theme here. I pick up strong dried fruits, a vague hint of wheaty tang, a healthy dose of malty goodness, and some wholesome sweetness. All these flavors are sharp, clear, and prominent -- there's no mistaking this beer.

Taste: Like regular Aventinus, but concentrated...and with more apparent alcohol. This is a fairly "hot" beer in that respect, more so than traditional Aventinus. The individual flavors -- which follow the nose precisely -- are more distinct than they are in the non-eisbock version, which is a mixed blessing. Still, this beer delivers a flavor that keeps you coming back for more.

Mouthfeel: Out-freaking-standing. Nice and creamy, with a mild carbonation that lifts the flavors just enough to maintain your interest. Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock also coats the mouth and throat to some extent, leaving lingering flavors of wheat and yeast to remind you of the last sip's greatness.

Drinkability: Given the high ABV, I can't rate this higher than a 4.0. Even a 12-ounce bottle is bound to work its magic on you, which means a second bottle should be out of the question. Still, that first bottle is a delicious, fulfilling treat, and it's easy to finish without feeling fully satisfied. I kind of wish they'd put some of this stuff in half-liter bottles, like its more laid-back brother, Aventinus.

All in all, this beer is a must-try for any fan of Aventinus and for 90% of wheat beer fans in general. Highly recommended, if not required!

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2009 06:18:33 | More by UGADawgGuy
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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 11.2 oz from BevMo in late November for $4.79. Bottle number 2005/02237. This should be fun to try a four year old beer!

Beer poured a burgundy brown with no head. Very thick beer as light does not pass thru. Nose is heavy on the dark fruits, very wine like. Taste is plums and currants, finishing with light hops. Mouthfeel is full, pretty smooth, with no carbonation. Drinkability is dangerously good. Alcohol is not present when sipping but I am gradually warming as I partake. This is an outstanding beer that must be tried if you are a wine and beer lover!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 22:49:13 | More by arizcards
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New York

4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into its own Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock glass. The bottle was numbered and dated 2007.

Appearance: The pour is smooth, thick and builds a tall tan head. The head quickly settles down to thin wispy layer that is slick and leaves no lacing behind. Its body is thick, cloudy, brownish in color and contains some small bits of yeast sediment floating in it.

Smell: The nose is big deep and fruity. Wheat malt notes are surrounded by over ripe banana peel and raisons soaked in rum.

Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor like its aroma is big and deep as well. Concentrated sweet malty flavor is full warming alcohol, mild clove and fruity yeast showing raison, banana peel, prune and bubble gum like flavor notes. The texture was slick and smooth with slightly syrupy, but not overly so, mouth feel. Carbonation is light in this big full bodied beer.

Notes: This beer is big, bold, and beautiful.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2009 17:56:04 | More by generallee
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4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. It pours a deep red. A 1.5 inch dirty white head forms and slowly reduces to a very nice lacing. Carbonation is noticeable but not excessive and it is quite clear.

The aroma starts out as a lot of yeast and bread which transitions as it warms. Warmer temps reveal a nice malty sweetness and alcohol, as well as currant cherries.

The taste is quite good also. The alcohol is present but does not make you think you're drinking liquor. The malts comes out with a fresh cherry flavor up front and a mild spiciness that lingers. There is definitely no lack of flavor.

The mouthfeel is interesting. It seemed to get lighter as it went. Initially, fairly thick and smooth and then it became more light. A nice bitterness lingers on the tongue with sweet aftertaste when you swallow. Carbonation seems about right given the taste.

The is a reasonably drinkable beer. It is fairly strong in alcohol and taste which limits it to a certain extent. If you like dopplebocks, this is definitely worth trying and enjoying.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2009 22:53:57 | More by SykDoc
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottle from 2007

A: Creamy dark brown, with a light tan head....syruppy

S: caramel, dark fruits, cherries, alcohol warmth

T: tart cherries, dates, caramel

M: creamy, tongue coating, lingering finish

D: a bit of a sipper, very good, wouldn't typically expect these flavors coming from a lager...age probably served this well

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2009 01:02:59 | More by sjccmd
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North Carolina

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

Gorgeous beer -- can't decide weather the head or the color is more appealing. Doesn't matter, they're both awesome and working together. Head is meringue-like in its firmness and also somewhat rocky. Splats a few patches of lace on the glass, but not a ton. The body is a sienna rust color with lots of bubbles dancing inside it. Mmm, mmm, mmm.

Aroma is yeast-centered, reminding of a strong Belgian dark more than anything, complete with that dessert-y feel (think Gulden Draak). Plenty of banana also comes in, followed by way too much alcohol, which knocks down the doors and cases the joint. Just too medicinal and nostril-flaring to give higher marks, but it's still got the G. Schneider stamp of quality (based on two other beers I've had from this brewery).

Flavor is good, but marred just a bit by the alcohol presence. What comes through is banana, butter-rum candies, cloves, cake batter, toffee, white pepper, overripe dark fruit. And more white pepper. And alcohol. All of it wonderful, except that alcohol, which is just a little too intrusive. Still, there's some awesome tasting to be had here.

Good smooth softness (or soft smoothness?) to the texture, while having enough carbonation to offer a kick to the shins. Medium-bodied and no more, a nice contrast to the bold and complex flavors. Basically hangs back in an easy background roll and delivers the flavor very very well, thank you.

Love me a big bold boozy beer, but there are times when the alcohol overwhelms and when it is incorporated for the good of the overall flavor. This veers toward overwhelming, though isn't at all un-enjoyable. Just a bit hot, and probably would've been 10 times better if the alcohol was a mere 9% or so.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2009 22:10:43 | More by Metalmonk
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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


A: Hazy red/brownish with a decent sized head. No lacing at all.

S: Fruit, Caramel, Malt, Alcohol, Yeast.

T: Caramel, Malt, Cloves, Fruit, Yeast, Alchohol, Spices.

M: Very sweet and sticky with lots of sweet malt and fruit. Some taste of alcohol at the end. Warms you up nicely!

The normal Aventinus is great and this is a concentraded version if it, can't go wrong with that. Very good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2009 21:08:44 | More by baggio
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - one-finger head and dark brown in appearance
S - smells almost like a wine. There are dark fruits and sugary malts
T - tastes as the nose suggests. Starts off with some fruits - a blend of cherry, grape, and fig. It then fades into sweet, sticky malts.
M - smooth, creamy, and full. The abv is pretty well masked.
D - this drank way too easily for having a 12% abv. Great beer and I will definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2009 04:06:35 | More by birchstick
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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown with just a slight head forming on the pour. Smell is very dark malts, and dark fruits. Flavor is huge! Incredible mouthfeel. More dark fruits and a very good Weizen taste. Very little if any sign of the high ABV in the taste. Maybe just a little heat, but that's hard to notice. Goes down way too easy for a beer this big. Tastes great and doesn't get old at all. Very complex, very big, very good beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 00:54:35 | More by FtownThrowDown
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3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hmm. Bit of a pour cousin to the similar looking "normal" aventinus"

Pours a dark tannish brown. Maybe some carnelian highlighs. Smell is overwhelmingly bananas, cloves, spice, and alcohol. Taste is, again, bananas, spices, alcohol, and a bit of cloves. Some dark fruit/raisin puree in the background.

I don't know what to make of this. It's decently thick, not a bad beer, but frankly, it's like they took the "normal" version and in trying to intensify it made it worse. Too boozy.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2009 08:21:20 | More by Overlord
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Ontario (Canada)

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

Pours a very dark reddish brown with a very thick off-white head that doesn't go away!

Smells yeasty, dark dried fruits, grapes, some banana and cloves, very complex, small hint of alcohol.

Tastes like it smells, strong complex dark fruit taste, some nice spiciness, pretty sweet and grapey. This hides the 12% alcohol very well, I can barely notice it.

Velvety smooth, thick creamy mouthfeel, this beer is one of the best wheat-style beers i've had. I couldn't imagin having more than one of these in a sitting, very filling, almost like a meal in itself, not to mention the high alcohol content!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2009 00:51:28 | More by GodOfBeer
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 1,943 ratings.