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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,951 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,951
Reviews: 1,033
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 124
Gots: 114 | 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.

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz, bottled in 2008, code #13219
Poured into brandy snifter.

Dark plum color, but not opaque to start. The head is a rather bright white color, but fades to a ring quickly, with no lacing to speak of. Regenerates some on a swirl. I'm not real pleased with the results when I pour in the sediment. I was expecting it to blend in, as a hefeweizen or some other weizenbocks would, but I'm left with chunky stuff floating around, which I can't say is so great. It sinks to the bottom. I think I'll navigate around this later on.

The smell still is of that of a sweet doppelbock, but with a boozy richness. Dark plum, cherry, and other dark fruits. Blackberry? Wheat and yeasty scents were buried.

My words fail me a bit here, but I do know that I like the taste of this very much. Potent. Raisin and prune fruit flavors are big. Almost like a dark Belgian ale, yeast character really comes through. Oddly, the yeast overpowers the malt. Clove, pepper, doughy bread. Crisp grainy wheat at the back of the tongue instead of hops. Clove dominates a spicy finish, linking this back to hefeweizens, but I was not sensing banana anywhere along the way, unfortuately.

Juicy, pretty velvety; actually a lot less sticky than I suspected. I would not have minded a sickly syrupy malty mess. I like those. Low carbonation. Some alcohol is felt, as to be expected, but really not bad at all.

Too easy to drink. Tempting to chug it down, but good thing I didn't, since I'm already feeling it well before the end. Could get into trouble with these pretty easily. I don't think this beats Samiclaus in the beefed up doppelbock category. I wanted it to be something else. Not super complex. I wonder if I had decanted this one whether I would have liked it better. It wasn't quite the malt bomb I hoped for. No regrets though. Very good beer; would like to try again.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 07:18:27 | More by ommegoose
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Romania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Georgia

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Pennsylvania

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California

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gbontrag

Colorado

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

51.5F.
Cloudy. Color of aged split cedar wood. Wicked beer froth nearly reaches the ceiling before it collapses and enjoys a golden age of slow retirement into the ether of aromas. Smells of spicy fruit salad: Apples, oranges, walnuts.
Tastes incredible! Golden syrup melts off the tongue with clove oil tingles. Sharp bitterness, alcohol warmth throughout, and an alcohol bite as it goes down. Very fruity throughout. Brandied cherries. Buttery and almost flaky like a strudel.

Serving type: bottle

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ilikebeer03

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Kuongming

California

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safaricook

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Oregon

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Quebec (Canada)

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Illinois

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California

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Michigan

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Illinois

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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Kentucky

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California

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Pennsylvania

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 1,951 ratings.