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

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1,926 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,926
Reviews: 1,032
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 122
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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Georgiabeer

Georgia

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

Pours a dark translucent brown with a thin head and little lacing. The aromas are of banana, clove, and toffee. The taste is complex and quite nice if a little bit on the sweet side. More clove, cinammon, baked apples, bananas, and a long sweet malty finish with lots of clove on the finish as well. Quite spritzy in the mouth, medium bodied. Not really cloying even though its a somewhat sweet beer. Surprisingly drinkable given the alcohol which is well hidden. A nice after dinner sipper.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 22:54:59 | More by Georgiabeer
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JohnW

United Kingdom (England)

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

As I enjoy the normal Aventinus, was interested to try this when in the Weiss Haus in Munich! Bottle was dated 2006 with serial number around 13000. Aroma is heavy, very sweet, spicy, all you would expect of Aventinus but magnified in the Eisbock. Taste is almost overpowering at first, extremely fruity and sweet, spices, malts and heavy textured and almost burns the back of the throat as it slips down, like a shot of brandy. The alcohol content is very obvious and the heavy almost thick texture and sweet flavours linger long in the mouth. I enjoyed this very much, but would only want one, and it could never be considered and thirst quencher or session beer, and for that reason I rate the drinkability down. An amazing beer, but one to savour on a cold evening to warm you up!

JohnW
B'ham UK April 2007

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 21:14:25 | More by JohnW
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kajerm

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque dark-brown with a long-lasting half-finger head.

The nose is a mixture of weizen and doppelbock-- a ton of fruity esters, bananas and berries. There's a shit-ton of malted wheat and barley, almost overpowering, and some alcoholic spiciness.

Tastes like it smells, tons of esters, fruit, and wheat. Malty sweetness dominates throughout, followed by a strong alcoholic finish.

Medium-bodied, with very little carbonation. Tasty as hell, but too malty and alcoholic to be drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2007 03:26:51 | More by kajerm
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BlastTyrant

New York

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

Dark, murky brown with a thick tan head that is well retained. Aroma is very complex, banana, fruit (cherries and figs), tobacco, brown sugar, and spices. Flavor of caramel, clove, banana, and quite a bit of alcohol. Fortunately, the alcohol serves to cut the sweetness and spiciness, balancing the flavor quite well. An excellent beer, one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2007 01:12:17 | More by BlastTyrant
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

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

a: dark brown with amber showing through edges, surprisingly small head that disappears, no lacing
s: very sweet smell -- caramel & plum aromas with hints of alcohol -- reminds me of a barleywine
t: brief carbonation to start that settles to sweek fruity taste & finishes with a nice warming alcohol sensation & brief carbonation to end -- aftertaste remains on the palate for continued enjoyment
m: almost full bodied & a roller-coaster ride from start to finish between carbonated book-ends, sweet flavor & great alcohol warmth
d: i enjoy heavy beers & this one is easy to drink vs. others. an excellent beer -- reminds me why i really like this style of beer -- too bad there aren't more brewers out there making this complex beer. can't wait to have the 2nd one i have in stock!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2007 11:46:40 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

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

This is a more refined but bigger version of the regular aventinus doppelbock. The beer is basically a German version of the barley wine. Dark and very fruity ( almost clove-like ) on the nose. This is a sipper that evokes the complexity of doppelbock but with bigger finish with higher ABV.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2007 02:55:30 | More by canucklehead
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woemad

Washington

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

11.2oz bottle purchased at Jim's Homebrew in Spokane for $4.95 nearly a year ago. Bottle # 5901 of 2005.

I poured this beer into a brandy snifter. It was a dark, cloudy brown that took on a rubyish hue when held directly up to light. Modest half-inch of off-white head briefly appeared, then dropped to a thin collar of foam. Very sparse, spotty lace.

The nose on this beer was rich: clove-like spices vie with cherries, apples and toffee, with a whiskey-like alcohol scent cutting through like a hot knife through butter.

The alcohol flavor, while still quite noticeable, is not as dominant in the taste as in the smell. Lots of other flavors crowd in, none of them hoppy. This is a sweet and boozy malt bomb, in the best sense of the description. I let a friend take a sip, and he described it as caramel apples and bourbon. I second that motion, but in a way that neither gets out of hand. For all it's sweet booziness, this is a well-balanced beer.

Sticky, syrupy mouthfeel that is just right for this beer: it would be nasty if it was any thicker and sensibly diminished if any thinner.

Drinkable, in that I'm very much enjoying drinking this as a dessert after a filling dinner. But is it drinkable as a session beer, did I hear you ask? A SESSION BEER?!... Yeah, I didn't think you asked me that.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2007 00:31:01 | More by woemad
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jmalex

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Eisbocks are something new to me. This will be my first. I enjoy the regular edition of Aventinus. I'm excited to see how this one compares.

APPEARANCE: Bottle 672 from 2006. Pours an amber brown into my Aventinus glass. A very small head forms despite a vigorous pour. Very few bubbles are left on the surface after just a short time. No lacing to speak of.

SMELL: A lot going on. Very strong aromas of caramel, wheat, banana, dark fruits, and oh man, alcohol. I'm no where near surprised at the 12% this beer has.

TASTE: This is delicious. It's just like the regular version but amped up quite a bit. Again, the alcohol is very noticeable, but it's not that dry. The familiar flavors of banana, caramel, and sweet fruits are all there, but this beer makes them all really intense.

MOUTHFEEL: Fairly undercarbed, but I don't mind it too much. Otherwise the mouth is great.

DRINKABILITY: I really don't advocate drinking several 12% beers in one sitting, but I really think you could do it with this. It's a very warming beer and goes down all too fast.

This is whole different experience than drinking the original. You can't really compare the 2 to each other, but each one is a unique and great drinking experience in and of itself.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2007 00:24:09 | More by jmalex
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ohnoitsthefuzz

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm writing this review as I drink this from a standard pint glass. Poured from an 11.5 ounce bottle (# 04029, 2006) with a quick fizzy head that dissipated quickly. Globs of yeast float around. Color is a very murky brown, and slightly unappealing. Aroma includes alcohol, grapes, an unidentifiable but distinctly sour smell, apples, and dried fruit. Taste is distinctly malty, with essentially no bitterness. It's quite sweet, with vinous and vanilla notes in the forefront, along with the distinct solvent taste of alcohol, which is quite pleasant with the other flavors. The bubble gum and banana flavors I hear about are also present, but subtle and harder for me to detect. There is a distinct smokiness in this beer, not unlike a pinot noir or merlot wine. The mouthfeel is syrupy, but fairly thin compared to what I was expecting. The drinkability is very high, except, I imagine, when you get to number 3 or 4 and realize you're tanked. Oops...I just burped...and the banana taste was bold! All in all, one of the best beers I've tried thus far. Very high recommendation.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2007 23:17:52 | More by ohnoitsthefuzz
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kkipple

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

2006 batch.

Pours a chilled pumpkin orange with a few globs of yeast that plop into the goblet. The bottle is individually numbered -- neat! A tiny white head foams up briefly, then runs to the outside edge of the glass.

Smells quite spicy, with cloves and cinnamon and orange peel coming through the hefty alcohol and sweet malt. Up front banana really shows off the wheat character. No discernible hop aroma besides the vague citrus. Sweet, honey-like, and reminds me of a fall potpourri. Excellent.

A sip reveals a creamy, yeasty, sweet beer, very different from your normal Eisbock. Flavors of sour banana and clove bring to mind a German Hefe on steroids. This is spicy, estery, and maybe just a bit mouth-numbing…. Otherwise, the 12% (?!) is quite well hidden, I’d have guessed more around 8%. Quite warming in the back of the throat, and finishes malty with a bit of chocolate, but ultimately sour. Perhaps a hint of oak in the flavor? Intriguing.

This is quite the unique beer; I can’t say I’ve had anything else like it. Smells much better than it tastes, to me. It's odd, I keep thinking of a Belgian strong dark ale crossed with a German Hefe. Not a session beer at all, but it’s hitting the spot tonight, and I think it’s well worth a try. Thanks to Khaismus for sharing!

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2007 05:54:48 | More by kkipple
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khiasmus

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Slightly cloudy dark amber with a thin cream lace.

S- sweet and malty, with some alcohol and a lot of fruit... orange peel and bananas.

T- Very unexpected. slightly sour, with fruit flavors and honey, but no hops to speak of. Has an interesting quality that I can't place... peppery, spicy, sour, yeasty, biscuity... A little out of style for eisbock... even weise-eisbock seems a stretch. the wheat is there, but not as evident as... some off flavor...

M- creamy, with medium low carbonation, and little linger.

D- I would have a bottle, but not very often.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2007 05:45:29 | More by khiasmus
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mjc410

Vermont

3.2/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle number 2004 / 23488 ~ It's old!

The pour into my too-large Aventinus normal weizen glass raises almost no head at all, just a thin tan layer that quickly (and noisily) fades to nothing. There's a lot of thick, chunky sediment in the murky brown/red/copper body. I suppose I should have poured carefully, but I didn't expect this from the style. A strong, sweet raisin scent poured out of the bottle with the liquid immediately. There are also notes of molasses, pepper, mint, and alcohol. The taste is syrupy-sweet, with huge maltiness. I suppose there's a bit of flavor reminiscent of wheat, but perhaps I wouldn't have said so if I didn't have a label to read. The alcohol is also quite forward. For something so huge, the mouth isn't absurdly thick. Carbonation is minimal, though. A bit rough, overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2007 01:33:16 | More by mjc410
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from an 11.2 fl. oz. vintage bottle purchased at Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA
2005 vintage, no. 10023

Poured a thick, dark, copper-mahogany with no head but a ring of bubbly lace.

The aroma was absolutely amazing and hit me as soon as I cracked open the bottle. Super rich, dark, sweet and complex. Malty, boozy (brandy-like), yeasty and oaky with notes of ripe fruits, caramel, toffee, maple syrup and vanilla. As the beer warmed, the weizen characteristics came out strong. Sugary sweet banana esters and bubblegum were apparent.

Taste was very deep, complex and intriguing as well. Malty rich and very fruity up front (apples and pears were noticeable) with a big, bourbon-like alcohol kick that came in mid-palate and finished even stronger. Dark fruits, including raisins and plums, along with a woody quality, were also quite prominent.

Body was medium with a syrupy and unexpectedly fizzy mouthfeel.

At 12% ABV, this beer was surprisingly drinkable. While the alcohol made its presence known, the intense flavors and aromas compensated for its potency.

This beer is truly a seamless melding of a weizen and an eisbock. Definitely a joy to sip and savor.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2007 16:36:06 | More by Damian
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SacoDeToro

California

4.97/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vintage 2005.

The beer poured a crystal clear brown garnet with no head. I was careful to decant off the lees which are quite abundant in this beer.

The aroma of the beer was bursting with vinous grapes, raisins, and alcohol.

The flavor of the beer was rich with melanoidins, concord grapes, dark raisins, and warming alcohol. The hops were there in the background to help balance out some of the sweetness.

The mouthfeel was syrupy and dextrinous and complimented the rich flavors perfectly. The carbonation was low, but perfect for the style.

This beer was immensly rich and complex. It was rediculously drinkable considering the 12% ABV. This beer is truly a masterpiece. I can find no flaws.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2007 04:59:35 | More by SacoDeToro
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Jaynuze

District of Columbia

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

Pours a deep amber with hints of purple. Light head with very little retention.

S: Nose is light with notes of nut bread, banana, plum, rasin

T: Rich with a strong alcohol finsh. Sweet plum and rasin with hints of dried fruit.

MF: Smooth with plenty of carbonation. The finish is a bit raw with alcohol. Could be because I served this in a shaker glass ... d'oh!

D: Great stuff, though I prefer the subtler Weizenbocks. Great flavor, though I don't think I could/should drink more than one of these in one sitting. It's 12% abv and there is no hidding it. All in all though an all around good beer. Try it for yourself!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2007 00:56:05 | More by Jaynuze
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Avenitinus Eisbock
2004
Bottle Number - 23762
Served in an Allagash tulip glass

Pours a murky amber brown. Interestingly, there is no head with any sustain. A few little spots cling to the glass, but the cloudy nature of the beer draws the most attention.

The nose is bold with hints of bubblegum, sugary sweetness and a deep alcohol twang of rum or possibly whisky.

Whoa.This one showcases some serious flavors of caramel, banana, rum-soaked raisins and brown sugar. Crazy dark fruit presence with a plum & prune blast. A syrupy mouthfeel with massive amounts of malty goodness. A touch of apple cider zing.

The 12% is dangerously well hidden and quite warming on this chilly February evening. I'm glad I finally got around to having this classic.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 22:54:30 | More by Hibernator
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Foxman

New Jersey

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

It pours a mostly clear and nicely carbonated reddish amber, like tea in a clear cup. A finger of off-white head drops soon to little fizzy springs. Occasional commas of lacing pause along the inside of the glass.

The aroma carries notably sweet grain with cherry, berry, and toffee, as well as estered-up banana, apple, and a smoky/spicy paradox. Alcohol reaches into the sinuses and sears them lovingly but brutally.

Upon sipping, with all due emphasis on sipping, a syrupy sweet graininess boasts of candy sugar, cherry, juicy berry, and a stint of creamy vanilla. A little lemon and a little banana give a little spiciness a little company. A mondo measure of muscular alcohol makes major moves and almost waters the eyes. A tongue-robing sweetness re-ups until a very gradual finish trends slowly toward a bit less sugary character. It's mighty big, and a flavorful sipping pleasure.

Full bodied, it's sugar-napalm thick and coating, sliding away sensuously like honey.

Welcome to hella-sweet gummy wheat land, and not a word of that is a knock. No, this is one extra-large grain-gracious Bavarian bock. Sure, the ABV sticks its fingers up your nose and leads you willy-nilly by the nostrils, but the warmth it imparts keeps it cozy and worth the mild degradation. So sip away, you saucy sots, and savor it as it demands of its imbibers.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2007 19:33:15 | More by Foxman
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lpayette

Vermont

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Bottle Number 10441, 2005. Enjoyed sometime in December 2006.

Appearance- Brown with reddish hues. Not much head to speak of, but what is there is comprised of large bubbles.

Smell- Very strong alcohol presence. Fruity- hints of cider. Suggestions of ripe raspberries, sweet and thick malt.

Taste- The taste is very much driven by the strong alcohol. Raspberry, apple chutney, with suggestions of cherries. Sweet, nearly chocolatey malt... so much alcohol. Bananas. Some wheat. Hints of molasses. Quite complex overall.

Mouthfeel- Very warming, full-bodied with plenty of tingling sensations going on. Quite smooth, with a thick, molasses-like feel.

Drinkability- This one is definitely a sipping brew at 12%. Still, it's delicious and interesting, and easy enough to drink for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 06:25:43 | More by lpayette
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travelfrog

New York

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

Ironically, though I lived in Germany awhile back, I tried this in Washington, DC. The beer was available on tap and served in a specially designed, cloudy 0.3 liter glass. Because of that, it was hard to determine the actual appearance of the beer, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt in this category. There was almost no carbonation... but this is not surprising given we're talking about eisbock.

There was the trademark Aventinus aroma apparent (chocolate-molasses with a whiff of wheat), plus some hint of plum and a strong alcohol overtone.

Flavor was intense and alcoholic; it reminded me somewhat of Samuel Adams Triple Bock. Definitely best enjoyed as a cordial rather than drunk as a beer.

Mouthfeel was more brandy-like than that of a beer, with almost no carbonation and lots of alcohol-burn.

Drinkability was fine, with the stipulation that it is definitely something you want to sip rather than gulp. Overall, very good for its type, but I prefer the regular Aventinus personally.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2007 00:48:50 | More by travelfrog
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

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

I could drink this all day. Well done Eisbocks are tough to beat and this is nearly the best that I’ve had. The booze Is covered remarkably well. The phenyls that do come through are pleasing and add to the feel by warming and soothing the mouth, tongue, and throat. Appears deep and dark and deceivingly purple, more a reaction to the bottle’s label then the beer itself. Medicinal aromas and rich spices, bananas and jams, fermented mystery fruits that you might find in your great aunt’s cupboard… Caramel, bubblegum, yum, yum, yum…This is so good! If I ever find this on tap it will lead to one hell of a drunken night, or rather, a great drunken couple of hours followed by a hellish and sleepless night and an even worse morning. This beer is like an M32 grenade launcher. It’s versatile and can hit you six times in 3 seconds. I love it.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2007 21:46:02 | More by DaPeculierDane
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AaronRed

New York

4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh my. At first I thought something was wrong with this beer- it poured think and cloudy. Then I remembered, well, this is a special beer, and the combination of wheat, dunkel and bock, and then sorta frozen, I really shouldn't judge until I take a taste. Very malty, bready aroma's. Taste is, like....a regular Aventinus on steroids, but legal. Such an intense flavor it's almost hard to decribe . There is sweetness, and some traditonal weizen flavors as well- banna and clove. But everything is strong AND mellow. That's the beaty of this beer. Just an exceptional beer. Very warming and delightful by the fire.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2007 20:44:03 | More by AaronRed
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WMBierguy

Maryland

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

Schneider & Sohn hits another home run.

This is a beast of a beer. "Original" Aventinus is one of my favorite beers, so when I found this beauty I had to give it a try. This pours a malty brown, with a brownish head that disapates after a minute or so. There wasn't any lacing down the glass. Overall, this looked much like regular Aventinus. The main difference was that, when the head subsided, you could see a great deal of orange yeast in the top of the glass, floating amongst the remnants of the head. There was substantial yeast sediment at the bottom of the glass after finishing.

The smell was basically the same as Aventinus, but the alcohol content was a bit more noticeable.

The flavor was very bold and upfront. The alcohol taste was very strong, but not domineering. It was countered by an intense malty flavor, like an intense doppelbock. This made for a very tasty combination.

This beer was very enjoyable. Though the sheer strength of the flavor (not to mention the relatively high alcohol content) keep this from being the perfect session beer, it is still very drinkable. This is my favorite 12%+ beer, and I'd gladly take it over any barleywine I've had. This would beer an ideal beer for a cold winter's night. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2007 04:14:24 | More by WMBierguy
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I like the label on the bottle, and i haven't noticed a quickly dissipating head.

Deep mahogany purple body, and a slightly off-white head that is nice and thick.

Scent is a cross between the lightness of a weizen and the richness of a bock. Coriander and citrus hints, with a rich, spicy malt and hop profile. Tastes of a maltier, heavier weizen; but the taste is predominantly weizen. Spicy, lemony tastes are quite noticeable.

Thicker than a weizen and smoother than back. Easy to drink, but the ABV can be a bit too much, even with the bottle size.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2007 07:30:58 | More by BDTyre
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Budlum

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pouring this beer produces a thin head that quickly falls flat. The body is a deep garnet and purple with a lot of yeast particles floating around.

The nose of this beer is very strong with a notable wheat malt sweetness blended with prunes, figs and raisins. Alcohol is quite strong masked slightly by a moderate cinnamon smell.

Flavors start quite gentle with a nice dark fruit presence blending with a black pepper spice. The fruit flavors strengthen and mix with a rich, wheat malt sweetness. The finishes approaches with an increased spice flavor and stronger alcohol. I expected better flavor density and complexity from this beer.

The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and very spicy but it ends quite dry from the alcohol presence.

Drinkability is good but it is a sipping beer for sure. The alcohol content is always noticeable and kills the flavors after a while. I expected a bit of this effect from the style but not quite as much as received with this beer. I'll take a regular Aventinus, please.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2007 16:04:11 | More by Budlum
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JayTheFinn

California

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

Wow, what a good job covering up that high abv! I didn't know what it was while I was drinking it. I mean I knew it was high-ish, but I would've guess maybe 8 at most. So relatively speaking they've done an excellent job masking it.

A - Lovely dark colored body (hard to tell exactly, it was dark where I was) with a firm head.
S - Good malty scents of chocolate, coffee, grapes. A sweet roastiness, I guess is what I'd call it.
T - Tastes just like it smells only much more so. There's a sweet raison flavor. Although it's still prominent, as mentioned the alcohol mixes in well.
M - Strong mouthfeel. Lots of solid flavors fill the surface of the tongue.
D - This is a tremendous dessert beverage. Skip the chocolate cake and have one of these.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2007 03:47:38 | More by JayTheFinn
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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