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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,948 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,948
Reviews: 1,033
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 125
Gots: 112 | FT: 3
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.

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Casey10

Maine

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

Great brew can't believe I waited so long to try it. Anyway here is the review.

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A - small head dark body noat much carbination.

S - a rich smell of dark Clove, bananas and plum.

T - Plum and banana much to my expection of the weizen style done quite well here.

M - Creamy tasteful stays with you delicious.

D - Really good exspecially given the abv's really nice could see myself drinking a bunch more as the weather is getting colder.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 03:43:29 | More by Casey10
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alcstradamus

Washington

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

Pours similar to a cola, with a finger of fizzy head that dissipates quickly. The smell is a wonderful mix of dark fruits, clove, alcohol heat, citrus peels, and dandelion. Really inviting.

The taste is also quite nice, although not on the level of the smell simply because the caramel malt profile outweighs some of the complexities underneath. But those complexities are still there, and something new seems to come out on each sip...from citrus fruits to banana to caramel to raisins, layers just keep unfolding.

Mouthfeel is medium full with a bit too much carbonation sting, but I wouldn't expect anything different from this style. Drinkability is very high despite the monstrous ABV...this one is definitely a sipper but it is one that I want to keep reaching for over and over. Awesome beer, worth a try for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2009 05:00:56 | More by alcstradamus
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Quej

Ontario (Canada)

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

A - Dark brown, thick and hazy with a little head and a bit of fizz.
S - Sweet and fruity smelling, notes of molasses and prunes with the boozy sting.
T - Quite fruity and strongly sweet. Tastes a bit of alcohol, but not much. Remarkably smooth
M - Quite effervescent with a pleasantly medium body.
D - Amazingly decent, much better than the massive ABV might suggest.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 18:03:04 | More by Quej
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with a quarter finger tall off white head which dissipates quickly, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles at the edge of the glass. Moderate lacing is present.

S: Aromas of clove, banana, some alcohol, plum, and vanilla are all present. The smell is very complex and very enjoyable.

T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by the clove and banana with hints of plum, vanilla, and brown sugar. You can taste a bit of the alcohol but it does not burn and is not unpleasant.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Drinks like a beer with a much lower ABV, there are hints of the alcohol in the smell and taste but it is pretty well hidden - this beer could really sneak up on you. I really enjoy the smell and the flavors of this beer and will definitely be having it again. Though I might add that this is not really a sessionable beer unless you are the ultimate champ - just too much ABV.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 21:51:05 | More by dbrauneis
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Reaper16

Alabama

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

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

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

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2011 03:45:47 | More by Reaper16
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avalon07

South Carolina

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

I picked this up because I'd never tried an eisbock before. It's an interesting experience.

I poured the Aventinus into a flute glass and it produced little head. The color is a brown, not as dark as some beers, but more than a few.

The smell is quite powerful. There is evidence of fruit and some spices like cloves. Very pungent.

You can taste the fruit and spices easily. This beer has a really powerful taste. It's not unpleasant in the least, but be forewarned.

It had a high carbonation content, giving it a good mouthfeel.

In the end, this is a drinkable beer, though I don't know how many of these I could put away in the course of an evening.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2008 14:15:22 | More by avalon07
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zeff80

Missouri

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

Bottle #2004/13744

A - Poured into a flute glass, an amber color with a ruby/copper color at the top. It was highly carbonated and had a small, short-lived head.

S - It smelled extremely malty! Also, had a wheat aroma and a fairly strong alcohol smell.

T - It tasted of sweet maltiness and some wheat. It had an alcohol presence with hints of dried fruit (apple).

M - It was smooth and soft with a warm alcohol presence. It was medium to heavy bodied.

D - This is a pretty good Eisbock (only the 2nd I've had), but I thought it was quite good.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2008 01:20:58 | More by zeff80
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srandycarter

California

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cola brown, small tight bubbled tan head leaves fast to ring. Not much lace.

S - Rich and deep. Cooked dark fruits, BOOZY as all get out, rich malt. A little banana and cotton candy there too.

T - Tropical fruits, rum all over a deep layer of sweet malt, followed by a nice bitter end.

M - Creamy, well carbed, near perfect balance. Thick and heavy body.

D - Are you kidding? Palate and liver killer. One is nice, though.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2010 04:53:03 | More by srandycarter
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oelergud

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque main body semitranslucent at the edges, a honey brown color. Light brown head that collapses quickly and leaves little lace.
Very sweet spiced scent
Taste of sweet spice, some caramel and honey. The alcohol is not apparent in the taste but it's readily apparent after a few pulls. Strong, long and honey sweet aftertaste which just wont quit.
Medium body, decent coating, extra sugar.
Very pleasant and easy to drink but watch the kick. A sneaky brew as the alcohol is well hidden in both the smell and taste.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2006 20:55:31 | More by oelergud
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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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MattyV

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip, a bit of a gusher, made a bit of a mess on the desk after pouring, but probably mostly my part for not paying attention

Appearance - about a 2 finger off white head, lingers around for a while but doesn't leave much in the way of lacing... beer is a dark, opaque brown, some ruby/mahogany highlights around the edges

Smell - wonderful. sweet, but not too sweet, lots of dark fruits, raisins, dates, banana, lots of spiciness, some malt to keep everything in check, and a touch of astringent-alcohol just to remind you of the ABV

Taste - banana carries through, as does the dark fruit, no detectable hops, good amount of spice mixes with the alcohol warmth

Mouthfeel - a little warm going down, but a nice moderate amount of carbonation, nice small bubbles

Drinkability - way too high, alcohol content is well hidden

Although not as well balanced as the original Aventinus, definitely accentuates some of Aventinus' better points
Agree with others' comparisons of this beer with Belgian strong dark ales, share some qualities

Overall, one of the best deals at the piss-poor LCBO for $3.95 for a 500mL bottle, will definitely pick up a bunch more to enjoy and a few to cellar as well... as I think a bit of time to round out some of the astringent alcohol qualities of it would do wonders

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 07:06:59 | More by MattyV
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willjschmidt

California

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

Poured from a 330ml bottle into the proper Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with red hue. Thick light tan head.

S: Alcohol, spices, clove.

T: Rich malty flavor. Clove and banana. Dark fruits, rum, very spicy finish.

M: Full bodied, not as syrupy as I expected.

D: A very interesting brew. Very concentrated and bold flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 03:51:17 | More by willjschmidt
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Cedar wood with grains of orange and tawny that together resemble something like a very dark rum. It's a plethora of colours with lots of flashy accenting despite a thick and densely smoggy body. Surprising, given the natural cloudiness you would think it's unlikely so much highlighting would be possible. Less surprising is the leanness of its head which, despite a stable contribution of bubbles, struggles to support itself amongst the over 12% alcohol.

For a German beer it smells an awful lot like the tropics - an intensely effervescent yeast perspires notes of dark and tropic fruit. In particular, the beer is oozing - I mean absolutely sweltering - with over-ripened bananas. There's also a ton of prunes, raisins, grapes and apricots. A big dousing of spice and traces of vanilla and cocoa beans are noted as well. The strength of both phenols and esters is staggering and extravagant.

The yeast continues to work wonders in the taste as well. Spicy clove like phenols make a zesty, peppery perfumed addition. The esters contribute tangy, fruity notes and impart the taste of juicy orange, dried plums, and lemon zest. There's a sweet hint of bubblegum. The amount of suggested flavours is near limitless. I usually hail Belgian yeasts for their well cultured persona but apparently German strains deserve a little love as well.

The mouthfeel is truly artful: it's an ultra-creamy sensation with substantial alcohol warming. The beer is dark but void of roast. The gentle profile of tart fruit and spice is surprisingly full in character. The texture is fluffy and creamy and the beer drinks curiously light for something of 12% (of course the alcohol will hit your head even if not your palate). Be forewarned: the Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock is dangerously quaffable for its strength!

This doesn't have the toasty bread, sweet malt and rich dark caramel qualities of a normal eisbock. It does, however, share the fluffy, creamy fullness and dark, spicy, fruity, (nearly refreshing) character of dunkelweizen - and that makes for a dangerous drinkability. This is presented as the original eisbock and while I can't confirm that, I can say that it is still one of the finest examples of the style (wheat based or not) that I've yet to try.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 02:55:15 | More by biegaman
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capeannbass36

Massachusetts

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

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

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

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

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

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

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 16:34:04 | More by capeannbass36
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mdfb79

New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From 09/01/13 notes. Had this on tap at The Arlington in LBI, NJ. 12 oz. pour in a tulip...I've had this one a few times in the past and always liked it.

a - Pours a deep reddish- mahogany brown color with one to two inches of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Little bit of lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, toasted malts, cloves, spices, bananas, sugar, caramel malts, toffee, and figs and raisins. Nice nose, load of malts to it and fruit.

t - Tastes of dark fruits, bananas, toasted malts, roasted malts, burnt malts, sweet caramel malts, chocolate, cloves, spices, Belgian yeast, and bready malts. Awesome bananas and fruit, and more Belgian yeast here to it.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy, very easy to drink. Awesome mouthfeel, can't believe it is 12% ABV.

o - Overall I thought this was a great beer; super easy to drink. Tons of bananas, malts, and dark fruits, and some Belgian notes in the taste. Great beer; one of those ones I see everywhere but rarely buy, and I need to buy it more often.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2013 19:56:57 | More by mdfb79
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hegelec

Ontario (Canada)

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

I purchased a bottle of the stuff at the LCBO by mistake. I meant to get the regular Aventinus, but this surprise proved to be welcome.

When poured into its signature Aventinus glass, I was treated to a deep burgundy and very cloudy brew. The tan-coloured head receded quickly into the liquid whence it came, unfortunately. This beer leaves very little lacing.

A cursory sniff revealved the expected smells of bubblegum and banana. Fruity with a hint of clove. One whiff packs quite a punch -- like a stronger version of the original, though perhaps lacking in its subtlety.

The taste is gorgeous. Simple perhaps, but the sweet, dried fruit and rich, malty flavours are extremely pleasing. The hops breaks through occaisionally, with characteristic bitterness, but the sweet and grainy character dominates.

The mouthfeel is full, but refreshing thanks to the high carbonation. Goes down extremely easily considering the 12% ABV. Dangerously drinkable.

Overall quite enjoyable -- similar to the original, but kicked up a notch. Unfortunately, this is a slightly less subtle brew than it's weaker cousin; the more delicate flavours I expect from the regular Aventinus are here overwhelmed by the alcohol and malty sweetness. None-the-less, it is extremely tasty and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2008 21:56:28 | More by hegelec
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gabemasiulis

Minnesota

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

A) Poured dark brown , slightly translucent with a medium tan head, and very fizzy.
S) Scent is of very strong alcohol and heavy malts up front. Definite scent of wheat and dark roasted malts.
T) Sweet with a little bit of tang, with the clean and light bodied taste balanced by caramel. Strong alcohol notes.
M) Light yet still a little syrupy, Very fizzy.
D) Good drinkability for an eisbock, The extremely alcoholic presence detracts a little bit. I wonder if cellaring would help it mellow at all. Sounds like time for an experiment

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 05:12:16 | More by gabemasiulis
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BeerNemesis

New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock | 330 ml. | 12.0% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Style: Eisbock
Glass: brandy snifter

Appearance:
The head, which I expected to be nonexistence at this alcohol level, burst forth from the pour and crackled as it formed a ring of carbonation. The victory was short lived, however, as the tan head receded into deep plum waters.

Aroma:
Very complex. Banana, clove, butter, bubblegum, and hints of alcohol.

Taste:
At 12.0% ABV I was expecting a much more potent blast of alcohol. In fact, it's remarkably well hidden beneath layers of flavor. It's spicy--maybe that's the cloves--and it bites upfront. Towards the back, there's some banana bread, wheat, and just the tiniest hint of hops.

Mouthfeel:
A little syrupy and slick. Surprisingly lively carbonation towards the end.

Harmony:
A very nice brew that intensifies many of the deep, alluring flavors of Aventinus. The comparatively thin mouthfeel detracts, however, from the richness of its cousin.

Would I get it again?:
Yes, though not as a regular drink.

Bottled: ? (bottle #: 2010 064863)
Served: January 24, 2011

Price = $3.99 at Whole Foods

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 00:51:36 | More by BeerNemesis
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jnn4v

Virginia

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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everetends

Alabama

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

11.5 oz bottle from Four Winds in Pensecola, FL. Bottle #2007. Poured into a snifter. Lets do the damn thing.

A: Pours a really dark ruby red/ brown color. Mahogany even. Supper hazy. You can see the cloudiness even though this brew is pretty damned dark. Got a good finger of off white head that had decent retention. Tilting the glass creates a perfect, unmoving sheet on the sides. Very nice.

S: So much glorious wheat. This thing just emits an amazing amount of wheat in the nose. Nice bready malt comes in on the backside. Also there are some highlights of clove and banana and CHERRIES. Not a whole lot more going on here. The wheat presence is most impressive though.

T: OH SO GOOD! Lots of wheat and malty goodness. This just tastes like a crazy, super heavy Hefe. This brew has beautiful presence of banana, clove and bubble gum. Citrus fruits add a touch of sweetness. There is also some prune in there adding some richness. Alcohol booziness is there but it doesn't kill the flavor profile.

M: This a big, full bodied brew that is creamy as hell. Really coats the mouth. Aftertaste is subtle with lingering flavors of bubblegum and dark fruit. Booze sets in here on the tongue, throat and stomach but is nice and soothing. Very nice.

D: This is a big beer and all you need is one. It is absolutely a sipper meant to savored and enjoyed. Don't rush this one for sure. Very solid in taste and flavors. I will definitely keep some in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 05:26:49 | More by everetends
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Jdmpolk

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a special event at Stubbies

A- Poured from a cask into a pilsner glass. Mahogany red color with about two fingers worth of beige red foam on top.

S- Banana was very prevalent initially, with a hint of wood right behind the banana aroma. Almost reminiscent of a wood shop. As the brew warmed a rich caramel aroma emerged and clove was added to the aroma. Towards the end a hint of pear was also discernible.

T- Banana was very strong at first, banana and the burn of alcohol. Toasted hints were mixed in with a little caramel.

M- The carbonation of this beer made it very fluffy feeling, yet at the same time the alcohol gave it a syrupy feel as well.

D- The flavor and aroma of this beer were phenomenal, however the 12% really made itself known, and drinking more than one or two of these could be dangerous.

Serving type: cask

12-11-2010 03:11:33 | More by Jdmpolk
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brendan13

Australia

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2007 12:12:41 | More by brendan13
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

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

11.2 oz. longneck brewed to 25.5 Plato; this bottle (#035611) has been in my cellar for at least five years. Fairly clear raspberry brown hue is punctuated by a few chunks, and capped with a light tan head that nearly disappears by the end. Smells vinous, with blackberries and black cherries, and gives the impression of Fruit Roll-Ups or raspberry Tootsie Rolls. It is very smooth and quite malty, with a dark, rich flavor, and only a light sweetness. Vinous and dark fruits pop up, with burnt sugar, dark caramel, noticeable wheat, mild bitterness, and just a hint of oxidation. It has a well-carbonated, thick and smooth body that is chalky and dry, with a warming finish. This unique beer is delicious and imminently sippable, and makes a great addition to anybody's cellar.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 15:33:25 | More by mmmbeer
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kylehayworth

Indiana

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

I have seen this beer sitting on our beer shelves for quite some time, finally decided to pick one up.

A: It pours a cloudy/hazy dark brown. I could actually see the cloudy'ness as I poured it. The head was nice off tan, which faded quickly.

S: Sweet and malty smell, I can't get super soft bananas out of my nostrils, maybe a very slight boozy note.

T: I have to say this is very well balanced. At 12% ABV I expected a very overpowering alcohol quality, not so! It taste a lot of the soft bananas, with light brown sugar. There are some slight dark fruits mixed in as well, plum and cherries.

M/D: The body is nice and rich, the carbonation is spot on. The drinkability is only limited by your capacity to handle 12% beer for an entire evening...

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 20:39:56 | More by kylehayworth
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gueuzeonhigh

Maine

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

I removed the bottle cap too quickly-- and the bottle conditioned beer sprang alive bursting forth hoping to put on it's own volcanic display. And this bottle has been sitting still for a week.

Pours a hazy red-amber with a short lived head... The decaying head emitted the sound of bursting bubbles as it sank from whence it came.

No lacing on my glass.

A small nose of sweet malt and predominant yeast with a hair of alcohol.

The flavor was what made this beer worth the while. A strong hops and yeast intertwined with the sweet of malt. It was like barber pole spiral-- at one moment I'd say hops, then at another yeast of some sort, then at another malt. Over all the flavor is a robust up front and center- that captures one's attention.

A long finish that ends with a bitter hops note and tingles the palate.

Mouthfeel is "alive" the effervescence and the lingering reverberant flavor make for an engaging taste experience.

Drinkability is in my opinion hampered by the high ABV, but to be expected from an EISBOCK. If you're not expecting to get much done after the sitting-- enjoy a few bottles. I'm going to hunt for a few more of this delectable libation.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2010 01:03:03 | More by gueuzeonhigh
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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