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

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1,821 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1821
Reviews: 1021
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%


Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001)
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SmashPants

Australia

4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: solid dark brown 330mL bottle with a stylish German-style label. Has me expecting something high quality.

Appearance: very dark amber brown in colour with a limited, fine carbonation just visible. A two-finger head drops quickly to a solid, creamy one-finger with decent retention. Looks good!

Aroma: carries some definite dark wheat aromas - there are the usual bananas and cloves, but with an undercurrent of sweet malts, molasses and dark cherry.

Taste: there are the usual bananas and cloves, but with an undercurrent of sweet malts, molasses and dark cherry. A wonderfully rich and complex beer.

Aftertaste: a touch of sherry accompanies some warming alcohol that fills the mouth nicely.

Mouth feel: rich, velvety and smooth, with a low carbonation. Slides down easy - very nice!

Overall: this is an exceptional German dark wheat ale - smooth in texture with a complexity I haven't seen before in a dark wheat. Top notch!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 10:41:26 | More by SmashPants
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silverking

Florida

4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My first Eisbock!

A- Rich, hazy brown. It has a light tan head that dissapates quckly, lacing is nice while it lasts. A thin ring of foam remains for a few minutes.

S- raisin, brown sugar, spiced fig, alcohol, robust.

T- sweet, slightly vinous, notes of dark cherry and dates come through. There is a slight bitterness in the midpalate, but it gets washed away by the warming sensation of alcohol in the finish.

M- rich, velvety, creamy. almost chewy. Low carbonation. Every thing I had expection from a fractionally frozen brew.

O- great beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 21:19:42 | More by silverking
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a brown 11.2 oz bottle into a large snifter glass. Looks to be a 2012 bottling.

Appearance - Chestnut, brown, opaque body with a fizzy tan head of about a finger. Head dissipates after about a minute, leaving a ring of foam around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Dark fruits, raisins, brown sugar, alcohol, some sweetness. Reminds me of a belgian dubbel in some ways.

Taste - So complex. Starts with spicy, wine-like characteristics, with some sweetness and alcoholic ester characteristics. Finishes with plum and dark currant. Really reminds me of a wine more than a beer.

Mouthfeel - Again, very wine-like, in that it lingers and has a cloying aspect to it. Carbonation is just enough to break through the thickness.

Overall, a wonderful beer. I imagine this would go well with a nice cut of steak or a cigar. As it warms up, the flavor just gets more complex and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 03:18:44 | More by LambicPentameter
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a tulip glass this produces a large crowning head of tan foam, dissipates rather quickly, but leaving a very nice lacing. Colour is a ruby dark brown, a muted spiced rum appearance. 4

Smell has a very interesting character. Mulled fruits, a herbal spicy alcohol prickle. Overripe bananas, thick molasses caramel! Restrained vanilla, bourbon wood notes, just amazing aromas. Stone-fruit and lively earthiness. 4.5

T – an initial plummy sweetness shows a lot of interesting leather and caramel notes, rum caramel cake, sweet pecan nuts, coffee, a slight dry earthiness on the finish, some cardamom spice. Amazingly smooth throughout, light florals and underlying toasty complexity. Full rich and smooth maltiness with a slight underlying bitterness, mild earthy spices. 4.75

M – an amazing spirity warming aftertaste. Surprisingly little alcohol detectable, such a rich smoothness and then a full bodied finish with some drying alcohol really is something. Very satisfying. 4.5

Amazingly drinkable and delicious, with really good complexity. Such an interesting beer, very rich and good balance of flavors. Such a treat. So much going on, and yet works so well as a complete package, not much to complain about here, a very interesting beer, with a lot of satisfying spirit character that combines so deftly together. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 22:21:16 | More by mick303
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machalel

Australia

4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark brown, but not quite black, with a slight fogginess / murkiness. The head is a work of art, with amazingly consistent tiny beige bubbles, almost all the exact same size. Thick and luscious, it lasts for most of the slowly-sipped glass. The lacing down the glass is remarkably strong for the ABV, but is not particularly thick. Close to perfect in appearance, but let down by the lack of clarity and some small particulate matter.

Aroma: Wow, this is amazing. Sweet dark fruits (plums, cherries, dates, figs, currants) initially, mixed with some sweet malt and honey. Slight unfermented wort aroma appears, and some caramelised sticky-bun type notes.

Taste: Very interesting and complex. There was a lot going on here, so I will do my best to describe. The same dark fruit in the aroma makes an appearance, but the taste is almost as if they were stewed and candied. Very smooth malt and caramel, with rich juicy Port / Torquay aspects as well. Honey, brandy, grape skins, and a herbal aspect in the aftertaste. Warmth from the alcohol helps boost the aftertaste, and is quite effective at helping to offset the sweetness. The bitterness from the hops was extremely well balanced, and really helped prevent this beer from being too heavy and overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with medium-low carbonation. Thick and rich, but never heavy. Unexpectedly pleasant drying aftertaste for a beer this big (I assume from the high ABV). If I had to pick any flaw, maybe a little astringent and a little too dry (but I am grasping at straws here).

Overall: This is probably the best beer that I have had in a long, long time. It is extremely satisfying, amazingly balanced, and just so drinkable. It is something that can truly be appreciated sip-by-sip, like a fine wine or liqueur. I am interested in seeing how this one does with some age on it.

Bottle Date: Nov 2012

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 01:50:40 | More by machalel
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mscudder

Georgia

4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a chalice. Cheers to Corey for making me aware of this one!

A - Deep amber hue with a fair kacki head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Super sweet banana bread, prunes and a touch of fig. I like it.

T - Follows the nose with the addition of nuts and nutmeg. No trace of the booze, short of a slight warmth.

M - Full creamy body with moderate carbonation.

O - A fantastic Eisbock that I will return to regularly. Buy this.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 02:36:50 | More by mscudder
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BigBarley

Texas

3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark brown, with a touch of deep deep red, cloudy and muddy with a surprisingly large off-white head.

Candied sugar, sweet caramel, some dark malt, strong biscuit notes. The same aromas you'd expect from a dopplebock, only exaggerated. Unbelievable sweetness in the nose.

Taste is sweet, sweet, sweet malts all along the front, hiding a hint of caramel, some sweet biscuit notes, and behind it lots of raisin and fig.

syrupy, thick, carbonated. this is a serious beer with some serious body.

All around great, strong, and memorable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 09:29:19 | More by BigBarley
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle number 2011 009776, so I assume 2 years old.

A: Pours a very dark brown with red highlights. Fluffy and very fizzy light brown head. Head fizzes away fairly quickly, leaving zero lacing and zero head retention.

S: Super strong, sweet and fruity aroma. Liked pure raisins, cherries and grapes. Lots of caramel with a little brown sugar and molasses. VERY sweet, like maple syrup sweet.

T: Super heavy and sweet caramel and fruit notes. Good variety of fruits, again with the heavy raisin (and fig now). Notable cherry and mild grape flavors. Maybe even prunes? Caramel and brown sugar from start to finish. A little bit of solvent alcohol in the finish. Less sweet, almost dried fruit flavors in the aftertaste.

M: One of the heaviest brews I've ever had (even though I have had 18-19% monsters). Has almost zero carbonation which doesn't help. Just feels like dead weight in your belly. Thick and syrupy.

O: A very unique beer for sure. Super sweet, super fruity and super heavy. No real carbonation. Sipper for sure. Good after dinner dessert I think.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 02:16:34 | More by Dope
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

33cl bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a brilliantly clear dark amber color with three fingers of dense white head. Retention is superb and lacing is great.

S: Bananas and prunes stick out the most in the aroma with strong breadiness and light gingerbread. Makes me want to take a sip.

T: Strong breadiness starts off with raisins, bananas, nutmeg, and walnuts. This reminds me of a banana nut bread with raisins. So complex, so well balanced. This is unbelievably good. I wouldn't change a thing.

M: Quite thick with creamy carbonation.

O: Amazing. My taste description says it all. Banana nut bread with raisins. The aroma is very good, but the flavor is basically perfect.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 01:11:46 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into my aventinus glass

appearance: dark, earthy brown with visible carbonation and a half finger off-white head that very slowly dissipates

smell: this is my favorite part of this beer, and I love a lot of its parts. mild sweetness, inviting spices, and dark fruits in perfect balance. no alcohol in the nose, which is surprising for a 12% brew.

taste: this is just flat out delicious. follows the nose nicely with the sweetness of dark fruits melding together wonderfully with the spices.

Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied (closer to medium) with good carbonation. Although it is a bit thick, it still retains its drinkability. Its a sipper, not due to necessity, but because you want to enjoy every sip.

overall: Ive seen this around at a few different bottle shops but never pulled the trigger until earlier today, and thank God I did. One of my favorites as of late, and maybe one of my favorites period. Must try.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 03:09:24 | More by alex_hart
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle number 2012 something something… Tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark, toasty brown with burgundy highlights with off white head which dissipates quickly to a thick ring. Some effervescent bubbles. Very good retention but no lacing to speak of.

S: Rich, malty dark fruit, heavy spice, toasted oak, candied fruit.

T: Boozy dark fruit, sweet spices, candied fruit, finishing with some alcohol and mostly dry. Not at all sweet or cloying, which adds to the drinkability. Some fusel alcohol as it warms to room temp.

M: Warming, full body and smooth medium-light carbonation.

O: An intense, malty, delicious eisbock. A slow sipper.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 16:24:02 | More by pmarlowe
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lighthabit

Oregon

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

one of the last samplers from my bro,

cross between garnet red and maple syrup for color. very clear, no yeast in mine, though it was probably poured that way for me. banana and clove make their subtle appearance in both the nose and taste, and a touch of vanilla. a bit weak on carbonation, but not in a bad way. abv is very well hidden . . . caution, too easy to drink!
cloves start to have more presence as it warms. silky smooth mouthfeel, if a bit thin. no surprises in aftertaste, just subtle lingerings

Serving type: growler

04-07-2013 07:19:15 | More by lighthabit
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Bubbalutz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When I first had this beer at a brew pub I thought it was the best beer I had ever had, I purchased some at a later date and it still doesn't disappoint. A must have in any beer lovers life! Don't drink more than 2 in one sitting ! This is the beer that opened my taste buds to the possibilities of beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 03:06:14 | More by Bubbalutz
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diesel59

New York

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

first off... I love high octane.. so right out of the gate we are off to a good start... @ 12% alc./ vol... I am in my comfort zone... poured into a snifter from a 12oz. bottle... looks and pours similar to a barley wine!... so far so good, smells much like a barley wine as well...lots of black cherry and a slight hint of vanilla...the taste is full of black cherry and is very carbonated...the finish is short with some lingering heat and slight flavor... all in all... I like this very much... minus the carbonation...

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 01:07:37 | More by diesel59
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with a cream colored head that dissipates to a ring. No lace but I have alcohol tears on the glass.

Nice sugary, spicy toasted wheat and banana note. Brown sugar, boozy fruit, and clove.

Sugared toasted wheat, brown sugar, clove, plum, some grain spice. Palate clears and banana and spice malt lingers. Alcohol has no flavor but you know it is there. Mild malt and spicy sweet on the palate as it dries. Very complex.

Full bodied with a tingle. Slick, mouth coating.

Great beer served in a 12 oz bottle. This one will kick me in the head. Complex, tasty, and inviting. Great brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 23:55:09 | More by OtherShoe2
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a dark brown with a two-finger tan head that retains excellently before becoming .

S- Unique aroma of wheat and spices. Clove, ginger, maple, brown sugar, honey among other sweet things.

T- Tastes like an amped up dunkelweizen. Well-balanced with notes of banana bread, clove and, of course, wheat. There's also a bit of capsaicin burn in the mix but is barely noticeable. You would never guess this was 12%.

M- Lots of snap, medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- My first Eisbock is an awesome one.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 23:01:39 | More by Immortale25
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mschind

California

4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Picked this up on a recommendation from our brew club expert.

A- Murky reddish brown with a persistent off white creamy head that coats the glass. Very leggy as you expect of a 12 ABV beer. Cloudy is good here since it is a wheat beer.

S- Rich dark malt with floral and fruit notes that swirl together and recombine into something a little different with each sip. And I do mean sip with this one.

T- Like the nose, the flavor shifts across the palate. Dark fruit, fresh cherry and very little bitterness. The alcohol is well concealed but it will sneak up.

M- Full, smooth and well carbonated which captures the wheat beer style and avoids being syrupy. No heat from the alcohol.

O- This is one amazing beer. A wheat ice dopplebock. Complex like a good cognac and I could see savoring this with a good cigar.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 22:37:44 | More by mschind
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

G.Schneider Aventius Weizen Eisbock Ale @ 12% , served from a 500 ml bottle with purple label purchased for $5

A-pour is a deep mahogany brown with small off white head that is dissapating leaving a minimal lace ring along the snifter

S-cloves & herbal medicinal phenols , so boozy

T-big taste o'booze , oh yeah

MF-ok carbonation , beyond full bodied ,

Ov-the biggest of G.Schneider's craft beers , should be tried beside Van Is-Hermannator perhaps if your in an Eisbock mood ,

sampled alongside 3 other G.Schneider beers & 3 from local brewer Moon Under Water

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 02:17:50 | More by LampertLand
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TomTwanks

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle, 2012 bottle date

Pours a dark brown with an off white color head, and the head never seems to disappear. Smells of burnt caramel, toasted wheat, figs, and alcohol. Taste is very similar; complex and lingering. Back of the palate is left in greed for another sip. Mouthfeel a is silky, medium-heavy bodied, and heavy carbonation. This is refreshing especially for a 12% beer.
Glad to have purchased this and is a very low key world class beer at an affordable price.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 02:48:20 | More by TomTwanks
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ddedhed

Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark, dark brown with a thick frothy head.

Smell: Sweet, raisiny, malty, bready, wheaty, and yeasty. A lot going on and fun to take in.

Taste: Starts off smooth with a sharp sweet rise that plateaus with a spiciness and alcohol. The booze becomes more present as the beer warms. I get more sweet, dark fruits as well.

Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation that plays nicely with the high alcohol.

Overall: This is really nice. Serious beer, and I love the "mistake story". Great sipper that I will definitely enjoy again. I might get more to cellar and try again.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 01:30:58 | More by ddedhed
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superspak

Michigan

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

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/21/2011. Pours crystal clear dark brown color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fairly large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, prune, apple, fig, banana, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, wheat, clove, pepper, and light floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity notes. Taste of big raisin, fig, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, banana, molasses, dark bread, wheat, clove, pepper, and floral earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, pepper, wheat, clove, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance, complexity, and robustness; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent eisbock style. Damn nice complexity and balance of flavors; and very smooth to sip on for such a big beer. A very enjoyable offering as expected.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 06:43:00 | More by superspak
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a snifter glass

Appearance – The beer pours a brown/mahogany color with a small creamish colored head. The head fades rather quickly leaving a decent level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is sweet and malty with a strong showing of an alcohol aroma. The sweeter aromas are largely stone fruit in nature with cherry, plum, and raisin all present and strong. The malty smells are a nice mix of wheat and a bready smell with the boozy alcohol aroma rounding out the sweeter and maltier smells, giving the beer a very inviting smell.

Taste- The taste is robust and big as would be expected for a 12 % abv brew with the flavors following the nose very well. It starts with a wheaty and dark fruit flavor upfront which creates a backbone for other flavors to come and go upon. Toward the middle the fruit flavors intensify some as more cherry enters the taste while a yeasty and spice flavor complement wheat taste at this time as well. Along with the fruit so too comes nice flavors of caramel and toffee, which get stronger more toward the end of the taste. Amore toward the end and along with the caramel and toffee comes a alcohol taste. While it starts out more moderate it grows in strength more toward the end in the taste. The flavors mix and mingle on the tongue to in the end leave a very satisfyingly sweet but balanced boozy and lightly spiced flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is quite thick and creamy with a very soothing feeling on the tongue as the creamy body and lighter carbonation create a full mouthfeel. This feel is quite nice for all the rich ad boozy flavors of the brew, making for a nice sipping and warming brew.

Overall – A somewhat obscure brewing style done very well. This is one quite tasty brew and well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 02:07:35 | More by Darkmagus82
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ZiggyPop

Alberta (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

The Tap 6 Aventinus is one of my personal favorites,but I've yet to indulge in their eisbock offspring up until now. Poured from a 500ml bottle into an Erdinger glass. I think it's very fitting.

Appearance: Dark brown with a good half inch of brownish tinted head that dissipates rather quickly and little lacing. I notice that there are little to no sediment or "floaties" as opposed to the original Aventinus, which is an unfiltered brew. This beer in an Erdinger glass looks amazing, and I feel this is definitely how you should drink it.

Smell: My nose is a little plugged, but I can definitely smell the wheat, and I can pick up some caramalized scents and a bit of alcohol.

Taste: First taste makes me check the bottle. 12% alcohol. Huh, that was a little unexpected. I can taste the malt and wheat first and foremost, and some sweeter tastes, like toffee or burnt sugar. The alcohol is pretty noticeable, not sure if anyone else picked up on this.

Mouthfeel: This is thick, almost stout thick. Was really let down by this, because being a "Heffe Head" as I like to call it, one of my favorite things about this particular style is the smooth, easy drinking feel and taste to them.

Overall: When I heard about a second Aventinus beer that was a hybrid with a bock, I was struck with joy. After drinking this beer, I remember my dad telling me "Don't get too excited over things; Something about it will be bound to disappoint you". This beer is a good choice, but the feel really killed it for me. I guess I'll be sticking to the original.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 05:58:26 | More by ZiggyPop
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cattersley

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Slight cloud, dark amber, good head retention.

S - Alcohol, malt, wheat, little to no hops notes, camarlized sugar.

T - Caramel, toffee, very malty, little wheat, burnt sugar.

M - Think and heavy!

O - This is a heavy drinking beer. The malt and sugar bill on this, as well as the alcohol is huge!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 20:49:49 | More by cattersley
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Schneider's Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock last week for $4.59 at The Lager Mill. I have never tried this style before, so I went to the store to see if they had any I wound up with this one, the only Eisbock they had, so lets see how it goes. 2012 Vintage Bottle #12966. Poured from a brown 11.2oz skinny bottle.

A- The label looks nice the shiny silver looks good against the purple background and it catches the eye. It poured a very dark muddy brown color that took on some nice mahogany hues when held to the light with barley a fingers worth of tan head that quickly died down to a very thin ring that eventually faded to nothing leave no lacing behind and noticeable alcohol legs. This is good looking for the style, I really liked the color.

S- The aroma starts off with a high amount of sweetness that takes on some brown sugar and molasses like aroma followed by loads of malts that impart some bready, caramel, and wheat like aromas. After that comes the fruits which are mainly dark fruits with plum and raisins sticking out the most with some apple cider and a slight banana like aroma coming through. Towards the end I get a slight bit of spicy yeast with some cloves coming through and there is a noticeable alcohol aroma. This beer had a very good aroma, the fruits were nice and fairly complex.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma, it starts of with a high amount of sweetness that impart a slight molasses flavor followed by loads of malts that impart a bready, caramel, and wheat flavors. Up next comes the fruits which are pretty much dominate by the dark fruits with some raisins, plums and concord grapes coming through along with a slight hint of banana. On the finish there's a light amount of spicy yeast with cloves sticking out the most followed by a pretty strong alcohol flavor that is pretty warming and it seems to blend with a lighter amount medium bitterness with a sweet and boozy dark fruit aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, but the alcohol was a little to harsh and could have been hidden better.

M- Not so smooth, warming, chewy, on the fuller side being medium bodied, with a very low amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel seems to be true to style, it was nice.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a good example of the style, but since this is my first one I'm mainly going off of how BA describes the style, and it seems to pretty similar to that. This beer didn't have the greatest drinkability, it's for sure a sipper, but the flavors did do a good job at holding my attention but one bottles is just the right amount, no way I would anymore than that, it would get too sweet and boozy. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma, It was very good and full of nice fruity aromas that were pretty pleasing and it had just enough wheat in it. What I liked the least about this beer was how boozy it was, I know it's !2% but the alcohol seems a little harsh to me and I think it could have hidden better. I might buy this beer again for special occasion, but I don't see my getting it again in the near future, but I would I feel like it's worth trying, I think wine lovers would really like this. All in all I wasn't really impressed with this beer, but I wasn't disappointed either, I just think that that alcohol could have been hidden a little better and that really hurt the drinkability, but the other than that the flavors and aromas were pretty nice. This is my second beer from this brewery and I for sure like the Wiezenbock the most and I would like to try more of their beers and I will be on the look out for more examples of this style. It's a nice sipper, but I wouldn't call it a favorite.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 04:52:02 | More by StoutHunter
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