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

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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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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 Jerzdevil1116
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle. Bottle number 2007/13066

Appearance: Verydark, opaque brown. 2 fingers off white head, settles slowly.

Smell: Very sweet. Malty, yeasty. Aromas of caramel, raisins or figs.

Taste: Starts sweet then alcohol becomes very apparent. Spicy again with hints of raisons or figs.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Watered down syrupy almost like a flat soda. Not as thick as I was expecting .

Drinkability: One in a sitting is enough for me. Very rich.

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

Thick and hazy looking beer. Head is small and fades to nothing. Color is deep, heavy auburn with copper around some of the glass edges. Aroma is an awesome blend of dark, purple fruit, chocolate, candied apples, flowers, wood + Fall leaves, and faint intoxication. Very delicate + well blended aromas given the eisbock factor. Taste is suprisingly easy going and also yummy. Tastes and smells how I would expect after having had the regular Aventinus. Flavors are sweet, fruity, chocolate, caramel...the list goes on. Texture is very nice. Smooth, full, almost buttery, and even so, very easy to drink. The only thing that's slowing me down considerably is smelling instead of drinking. I really do like the way this smells.

Sweeet deal...and not to mention this buzz appeared out of nowhere.

Photo of GClarkage
3.72/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12/01/07- Purchased at the Toronado in San Francisco, CA in 2005.

Presentation- 11.2oz bottle with the vintage (2004) and the lot number on the back label.

Appearance- Coca cola like color in the pour. 1/4 inch head on initial pour. Quickly evaporates into no head at all. Leaves absolutely no lace marks whatsoever. Not a big eisbock drinker, so I'm not sure what is the standard.

Smell- Like your Aveninus scent, but with more alcohol added, sweeter caramel malt nose and a bit less nose with the spices (clove mainly).

Taste- A decent amount of clove, a touch of nutmeg and some sugar plums and alcohol soaked dates. Lots of flavor, but seems a tad thin for a beer with such a high abv. Tastes good though.

Mouthfeel- A bit thin, a touch watery and light alcohol aftertaste. Medium carbonation level.

Drinkability- Doesn't seem like 12%. Just finished this and a Gonzo Porter and not feeling much of anything...not to mention the Hopsickle I had earlier while making my chili and cornbread. One of a handful of eisbock's I've had. Was expecting more, but still good and very drinkable. Flavor is good but not as thick as expected. Have had this one on tap before and had better results. Rating is based on a combp of this consumption and past ones.

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

11.2 oz brown bottle
"Bottle number: 2007 / 02443"

a: A hazy brown with a fizzy light tan head.

s: The nose has the sweet bubble gum/banana aromas of a Hefeweizen.
Some cloves, dark fruit and alcohol in there as well.

t: Prunes, figs, banana caramel and sweet malt make up the bulk of the flavor.
The sweetness of the malt is similar to a cola. Very complex, reminds me of a dessert wine.

m: Carbonation like a cola, but a bit syrupy and chewy.

d: It is very sweet, I wouldn't want more than one.
Its an enjoyable experience though, very interesting.
The alcohol is noticeable, but for 12% it doesn't have much burn.
I would reccomend trying this one.

Photo of dnichols
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a 330 ml capped bottle into a 12 ounce commemorative mug.

A: It poured a deep brown that when back lit was reminicent of a glass of freshly poured cola. An aggressive pour resulted in a massive head of greater than four fingers. The head was a rich carmale that receded fast adn supported a ring around the collar of the liquid. There was limited lacing the did not linger.

S: WOW...this puppy bursts with sweet candy aromas and overripe dark fruit. The toasted malts are accented by a deep yeasty bread aroma spiced by bananas and nuts.

T: The sweet malts and sticky candy flavors coat the tounge. The hidden warm sensation of the alcohol makes one feel like you have just had a mouthful of fresh from the oven sweet bread flavored with ripe bananas, plums and raisins.

M: This is as close to a full bodied chewy beer as I have ever experienced. I was reminded of eating a caramel apple except my palate was clean after each swig.

D: This is a winter beer or one meant for servings as a special after dinner substitute for desert. I enjoyed it but doubt I could repeat it too many more times before the sweetness became overbearing. .

Photo of meechum
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Presented on tap at Brick Store Pub in a Aventinus glass. Little head and very little lacing

S - A nice malty smell with a hint of fig and clove and a touch of alcohol in the nose

T - A very big malt statement that is cut with esthers of clove and fig or raisin, a nice dry hoppy finish cuts the sweetness and gives it a great balanced taste

M - A nice blanced feel, just a little heat from the alcohol content

D - A very good beer, but being big can hit you hard. This should be sipped and enjoyed

Photo of DrainBamage
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I wanted to get this one for awhile, but only saw it recently for the first time. Pours a cloudy brown color with high carbonation and a thin lace of head around the edges of the glass. The high alcohol content is definitely present in the smell and as sweet malty and a little bit fruity aromas. The taste is superb, malty slightly bitter and wheat flavor. Mouthfeel is extremely smooth with the alcohol leaving tingly feeling. I would of liked to see a little more head, but it is an extremely well balanced beer, that is hard to improve on. This is my first eisbock review a I'll be looking out for more in the future.

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

This beer is super foamy, dark brown with a ton of head but not much lace. The smell is strong with alcohol but the malt pleasantly breaks through. This beer is super smooth and sweet. There are some grain in the taste and closely resembles a barleywine. It is an all a round great beer with a nice warming feeling.

Photo of Jmamay22
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle marked as bottled in 2006 and numbered 12651. I'm a big fan of the standard Aventinus so this is a natural step.

This Eisbock pours a very murky and hazy brown color. Completely opaque due to the hazy wheat except for the very edges of my over sized wine glass. No head, just a three hundred and sixty degree collar.

First sniff makes me think of lots of fruit with a bit of a boozy background. Plenty of clove and banana as well and not unlike banana bread. No hops, just wheaty malts.

For a strong brew this hides the alcohol very well, but there is a definitive warming effect. The clove and spices are increased in the nose, but unfortunately the banana loses some ground. Hints of dark fruit make me think of this beer as a German quadruple, but please note do not approach this beer as such. Not a trace of hops.

Mouthfeel is smooth and the mouthfeel is very fine. All of this combined with the wheat makes for a near creamy smoothness. As noted previously, the alcohol is deceivingly absent, but there is a distinct warming effect. Pleasantly enjoyed as an Aventinus sipper. Shares all the qualities of the standard Aventinus, but amplified. I particularly enjoyed this being that its a colder evening. Pair this with any sort of cake or pastry featuring fall fruits.

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

A) murky brown, minimal head, lots of bubbles. Light barely makes its way through the glass.
S) smells like alcohol! of course its 12 freaking %...smells very fruity. almost reminds me of banana boat tanning oil! Banana, dried sweet friut (figs, dates, prunes, raisins). reminds me of port.
T) Hefewiesse on steroids. fruity. nicely sweet, but refreshingly sour. Really REALLY strong flavours. bananas, cloves, CLOVES more banana, fruit salad. And carmelled barley with wheat malts
M) nicely carbonated and remarkably smooth.
D) seriously unbelievably easy to drink. you'd think such a radioactive beer would require some effort to get down the throat. I'm now on #2 on reviewing this, and it just keeps getting better. If it wasnt for the crazy alcohol content, I'd drink many more of these

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

As I do with all of the bocks I buy, I poured this into my Einbecker Bock glass.

This beer pours a very dark ruby, slightly muddy. It has a small head despite thee stream of bubbles going up the side of the glass. No lacing. Upon second review of the appearance, it looks as if this beer has cleared up; i.e. no longer murky.

Nice aroma of dark malts and cream with a hint of alcohol.

Whoa, a very big taste. An explosion of raisins and dates. The alcohol rears is head early on, and hangs in there. The cream shows up again, and it unexpectedly lends a nice balance to the alcohol hotness. The aftertaste is a lingering hot sweetness.

Medium carbonation with a sizable body. The carbonation really helps this one go down.

A big beer, with tons of flavor, but even packing a punch of 12% it goes down easy. A beer I will definitely revisit.

Photo of BrewSomerville
3.43/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Aroma: Very yeasty. Fruity, banana. Banana bread. Bready. Spicy, cloves. Bubblegum. Dark fruits.

Looks: Very dark brown with ruby red highlights. Small-off white head that pulls a disappearing act like you wouldn't believe (poor head retention). No lace.

Taste: Brown sugar, cloves & spicy, yeasty flavours. It reminds me of guava ( a tropical fruit) juice. Banana. Alcohol bites your tongue.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Average carbonation. Alcohol bites your tongue.

Overall, I like it, but I prefer the wiezenbock much more.

Photo of dbalsock
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was a pretty incredible beer. I've got one more in the cellar (closet...) and I think I'll pick up a few more from the store where I got it. 2005 edition. Poured with a ton of head for being 2 years old, off white and more bubbly than thick. The body was a nice shade of brown, not as dark as a porter, but clearer and less opaque than a brown ale. There were some particulates floating in the bottem too. The head stayed around for the entire drinkage, which was a rather long time as I sipped it through dinner and dessert. The smell was of various sweet malts, mostly caramelly and nothing to impressive, but still very appetizing. Tastewise I was blown away. Brown sugar and caramel mix around many lighter malts to create an intricate profile beyond my ability to decipher. The mouthfeel was almost perfect, but actually not as thickly bodied as I would have liked for the alcohol content and the flavor. The carbonation was a little heavy as well. It was a well carbonated port like brew, and it reminded me a lot of port. Very easy to drink making me want another one moments after I finished the first. With 12% abv, consider this one dangerous.

Photo of FenwaySquid
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 11.2 oz. brown bottle, bottle #2006 / 00697 on the back label, poured into an Aventinus glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brown color, the head forms about 1 finger thick and fades quickly.

Aroma: Bubble gum, some caramel too.

Taste: Very sweet malty flavors, some hints of rum in the background up front. The finish is sweet and malty.

Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy. The carbonation was subdued, which fit the strong flavors nicely.

Overall: This is one complex beer, and a must try for any beer drinker. I love the story of how the first Eisbock was accidentally created (see Todd's review for more info) and I'm glad they decided to recreate it for those of us who weren't around 60 years ago. I'd love to cellar some of this and see how it emerges a few years from now.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, bottle #051076. Served in an oversized wine glass, the beer pours a cloudy mahogany/dark brown color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both low. The aroma is very nice, it smells like dark fruit, bubblegum, bananas, caramel, peppery spice and some alcohol. It tastes very malty, like dark fruit, alcohol, pepper, cloves, and bananas. The alcohol is noticable, but it doesn't hurt the overall taste of the beer too much. Mouthfeel is medium/full, with medium carbonation and a coating finish. Drinkability is good, but not great. Overall I think this is a good beer, I'd definitely buy it again and recommend it to others.

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sudsdog for the random send. A 12oz brown long neck bottle with crimped cap,served into my Mad Elf tulip glass.
Poured a very mirky,deep muddy red/mahogany color with a 1" light tan head fair retention fading to a collar of foam. Full of sediment with chunks of yeast and a good bit of slurry at the bottom of the bottle.

Interesting complex aroma,dark fruit,raisiny,clove,bannanas,a nice tropical fruit to the nose,vinious and yeasty,boozy aromas come through more as it warms.

Sweet deep malty taste,dark fruityness mostly of plums and raisins,smooth,syrupy booziness not overwhelming,clovey amd yeasty.Finishes dry with a warming booziness with a dark fruity fade.
Suprizingly smooth and creamy with a dry,tangy,juicy feel on the palate.

An interesting and complex beer,definatly a sipper that goes down easily.Had a lot of Beligium characterictics to it. Would love to drink this beer again,would be great on a cold winter night.

Photo of brendan13
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very dark brown in my tulip glass with a dense one inch head that slowly settles to a thin whisp.
S - WOW. Dark fruitiness up front backed up with some sweet caramel/toffee with a touch of spice.
T - Along the same lines as the smell. Normally if I like the smell I like the taste even better but theres just something hypnotising in that smell. Still, it's great and almost like liquid rum and raisin cake.
M - Thick & full bodied. Medium to low carbonation.
D - The 12%ABV limits the drinkability but I'd highly recommend this to anyone who wants to adventure into different beers. Good on the odd occasion.

Photo of livingregret
3.45/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Serving Type: 12 oz bottle 2007 / 01176

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark brown w/ a luscious 1 finger white head. Minimal lacing

Smell: Alcohol, banana, bubblegum, caramel and spice. As the beer warms up the alcohol becomes more pronounced.

Taste: Almost light at first(banana's)followed by dark fruit, caramel and a touch of spicy warmness. Clove and cinnamon come through. Very tasty

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is a bit lacking. It really coats the inside of your mouth w/ a....cough syrup like feel to it.

Drinkability: Well at being 12% alcohol it would be hard to have more than 1 or 2 of these during a single night....

Photo of Slatetank
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I purchased this before I learned of Michael Jackson's passing earlier today. I am reviewing this in memory of Michael Jackson, Beer Hunter.
Poured cool into a La fin du Monde tulip.

A - Pours a deep caramel, almost opaque brown w/ a 1.5 inch tan head. The head decends rapidly and becomes a thin ring that creates an almost transparent lace effect.

S - A rich caramel and raisin with a touch of spice and brown sugar. Very intense and slightly rum-like w/ a ripe banana and date note.

M - A smooth, sweet feel like rum raisin bread. Dry and mildly boozy feel, the ale/lager mix gives a very bold, yet smooth character w/ light carbonation.

T - Luscious immensely rich and pleasing malt like honeyed wheat one moment and a dark smooth bock the next. A splendid taste of roasted malt without any harsh flavors. Caramel and maple notes mix with full-on fruit. Ripe banana, fig, cherry and raisin w/ a cinnamon and brown sugar tinge. The subtleties of wood and touches of rum in its essence teeter back and forth while they slowly envelope the taste buds. Tastes of spiced apple and clove w/ a warming bock character that is unmatched criss-cross each other. A sugary flavor persists with an intensity of high abv, which translates into a very complex beer.

D - A unique wheat/bock blend to say the least. This is chock full of intense bombastic taste while still containing a good amount of finesse.
I consider it a great example of German brewing excellence and quality. A bit strong to be a 5 in drinkability for me, but it won me over. Such a great beer that was just another in a list of many that Michael Jackson promoted. The drinkability is great, a wonderful beer that is important traditionally as well flavor wise IMO.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.43/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Note: I am now seeing the reviews of others and noticing that this bottle is dated 2005. It is August of 2007. Perhaps I have reviewed spoiled or stale beer, but isn't this supposed to be one you can cellar?

Murky beer has little carb and no head. Looks like a flat glass of cola. Dark fruit nose with heavy sugar dates, slight, gentle yeastiness, blue berry, black berry, gingerbread...

Wow. Very different. Heavy dark cherry flavors hit hard at the outset. Peppery quality ushers in alcohol, I get ginger again. Alcohol vapors really bring the heat toward the finish. Aftertaste leaves my palate coated and I pretty much feel like I just drank some exceptionally great-tasting cough medicine, but not some exceptionally great-tasting beer.

Everything mellows out and comes together when the beer warms, but still, I am just not into this. I get some herbal hop finally. Any slight flavor contribution from the use of wheat seems to only add to or be swollowed by the harsh qualities of the alcohol. Mouthfeel is flat and very syrupy. I can not finish this.

I know many BAs will have issue with what I'm about to say, but really, if I want this kind of alcohol presence with this kind of flavor profile, I'm going to seek it out somewhere in the world of wine or spirits. I loved Klumbacher's Eisbock becuase I actually thought it did a geat job of bringing a dark, complex, flavor profile with warming alcohol, but still managed to taste very much like beer.

I think this is an interesting drink but lacks the drinkability of beer or the more etherial subtleties of spirits.

Photo of BlindPig
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- About a inch thick off white head on a cloudy dark red/brown body.
S- Sweet caramel notes, dark fruits, alcohol, wheat, grass hops, and one other aroma I just can't pin point.
T- Big esters, cherries, plums, hint of raisins, alcohol, wheat, grass hops, and maybe a few earthy tones all blend together and make a blast of flavor. The alcohol isn't shy and really warms up throat nicley after a bit. That is balanced out nicley with the lingering bitterness on the tongue form the grass hops and while dark fruits and still lingering around for a bit longer.
M- Medium to full body with medium carbonation.
D- It is one big beer that isn't shy. I would probably buy this again but wouldn't go searching for it.

Photo of SudNut
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another great tasting beer from Schneider! Pours a murky intriguing brown with about a three quarter inch tan head. Something smells like alcohol mmmm, also a citrus scent banana?? Grapefruit?? A sweet and malty aroma! Dive in for the taste and ahh very complex just like the smell. Definitely ALCOHOL, woo hoo, with a malty wheatness. I still can tell is that banana or vanilla? The taste is big like the smell. I think I will just have to buy some more to sample and cellar. I highly recommend this brew. It went well with my grill cheese and tomato soup. I gave the low drinkability score not due to taste but alcohol content.


Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle (Vintage 2006, bottle 18852) into a pint glass.

A. Beautiful beer!!! A wonderful mahogany with amber highlights. A healthy head that disspates slowly.

S. Again a beautiful and complicated beer. Very fruity, with hints of clove and banana. A strong alcohol warmness.

T. Much like it smeaals. The alcohol is not well hidden, but that is surely to be expected.

M. Alcohol warmness with mild effervescence.

D. The high abv limits the drinkability, but this will definitely be my favorite cold weather evening beer. A great beer all around. I am glad I bought some to cellar so I can track it's maturity.

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

A: Pours a voluminous off-white head that appears dense, but dissipates after a minute or two. Color is an opaque mahogany, with more auburn tones toward the bottom when held to light.

S: Banana, bubblegum, sweet malt presence in conjunction with a ghost-like yeasty backbone.

T: Syrupy sweet malt up front, which is almost immediately KO'ed by the alcohol. A bit of banana flavor is detectable, but barely under the surge of the sharpness the alcohol provides. Finish is remarkably tame, after the spike in taste, and leaves a bit of spice and malt behind.

M: Plenty of carbonation made for a creamy, bubbly beer that maintained a viscous density, sticking around on the palate. Sticky and sweet.

D: Certainly an assertive beer in its own right, but rolling over the palate, it offered dynamic change from weak to strong.

Photo of seanyfo
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle at the Weisses Brauhaus im Munchen

A: murky chestnut brown body, aggresive pour into the smaller aventinus glass, produced a 3 finger head that quickly disappated due to the alcohol, minimal lacing!

S: very similar to the weizenbock, lots of big malts, nuttiness, some sweet hints of vanilla.

T: Similar fruit and nut tones as the weizenbock, but as expected the alcohol is a lot more apparent throughout the taste. I feel this hinders the beer as it doesnt allow the flavours of the weizenbock to come through, then again it would be pretty pointless for the 2 beers to be the same

M: Full bodied and high carbonation,

D: Wouldnt drink more than 1 of these, definitely just a night cap beer, to savour. However, id rather go for the weizenbock as it is more flavoursome, easier to drink, and better drinkability!

Glad i had this though, as it is near impossible to get around here, and to get it at the source was a rare treat for me indeed!

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