Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.78/5 rDev +12.7%
that lovely unidentifiable purple-tinged ruby hue. no end to the satiny suds. replenishes with a flick of the wrist, still left behind after the well is dry.
absolutely mesmerizing blend of plum, vanilla, clove, and candied pear - olfaction satisfaction. nothing "yeasty". old-fashioned kind of perfume in the air. dried floral - lilac? ugh, i don't know.
the clove and vanilla come to the fore atop a very delicate malt foundation. esters abound but, then again, they don't. while the fruit flavors incredibly apparent, they are incredibly rounded off to the point of essence. the alcohol, though deceptively mellow, feels like it intensifies or gives more substance to the overall palate.
ridiculous creamy mouthfeel, silky soft and smooth, nary a burn from alcohol. spectral-lightness. as much as the lightest of lagers I'll confess.
out of the bottle, this is a treat. few parallel on tap.
02-11-2012 03:14:20 | More by Bouleboubier
4.53/5 rDev +6.8%
A: Pours a cloudy brown. It pours with a beautiful amount of thick creamy head.
S: I can smell bananas. It smells like the banana laffy taffy. I can smell a touch of wheat and a touch of caramel malts.
T: Again a very nice banana taste. There is a nice yeasty bread taste. I can also taste some marzipan. A taste of green grapes and plum towards the end.
M: There's a nice carbonation feel. I can let it warm up in my mouth with out to much of a sting.
O: I think this is a great Eisbock. It's interesting, feels great in my mouth, and most importantly taste great.
02-08-2012 01:51:09 | More by Theitos
3.28/5 rDev -22.6%
Appearance: Poured a cloudy brown and was almost opaque in the glass. Fizzy head that disappeared immediately. Very little visible carbonation. Looks dead.
Smell: Smells sweet, rich, and less alcoholic than I would have thought. Banana, esters, and dark fruit aromas. Some molasses/caramel sweetness.
Taste: Very alcoholic to start with, also masking other flavors. Dark fruit flavors and molasses like sweetness. Almost too sweet (syrupy) with the alcohol and sugar giving a weird tingle in the back of your throat. Off flavors present at the end as well.
Mouthfeel: Strong alcohol bite that makes the beer a little hard to truly savor. Little carbonation makes it feel very flat and lifeless. Medium body.
Drinkability: Too much alcohol and too little flavor. Lack of carbonation and off flavors may indicate a bad bottle, though.
Buy Again? Maybe, to see if this one was an aberration.
02-05-2012 22:12:25 | More by jonziefle
3.53/5 rDev -16.7%
A- a good looking beer. A nice amber-yellow color that forms a stable, thick white head
S- Smells citrusy, with hints of caramel coming through
T- Banana is the most prevalent taste, although it starts off a bit citrusy. alcohol taste not overwhelming
M- very smooth and pleasant to swallow. Not harsh on the mouth at all
O- This a good beer. Although not a fan of banana taste in general, I can see how this beer would have much appeal with others. It scores well in other categories.
02-01-2012 06:20:04 | More by Pdu8s
4.15/5 rDev -2.1%
First EISBOCK beer I have had, so, please excuse me if I am incorrect in my findings.
I have loved the Schnieder Aventinus beers, so I was looking forward to this one.
The aroma was nothing special, not hoppy, not a lot of bouquet.
The pour was very nice, but more of a sherry to me than a beer.
The first taste, I was taken back, didnt like it at all. I let it settle for a while, then took another slow sip. It was full of malt and had a subtle sweetness to it. In fact, I enjoyed it. More so, as a slow sipping beverage, like I would a Port or Sherry, then I would a beer.
The finish was big and strong, probably related to the percentage of alcohol.
Some times I run across a beer that I feel is a beer, but not really. This is one of them. I could easily pour this and show it as a slightly carbonated sherry or so other fortified wine.
01-29-2012 05:07:01 | More by rdilauro
4.75/5 rDev +12%
I poured this into a Sam Adams ``perfect pint'' glass. It had a beautiful deep reddish-brown color and a massive, chunky head that stuck around forever. The nose was pungent and fruity and promised bananas and breakfast cereal.
The flavor... oh my lord! There's a wonderful bready maltiness that's accompanied by an acidic, wheaty, champagne-like twang. Every sip brings different flavors to mind. Raisins, cloves, lemon, biscuits, bananas, and a wonderful, refreshing sour apple spiciness from what seems to be a perfect addition of hops. The mouthfeel is nice and firm and the high carbonation of this beer seems to stimulate your tastebuds with every mouthfull.
This beer is truly unique. I don't believe I've ever had anything like it. It lacks the malty complexity of Ayinger Celebrator, but the high carbonation and acidic fruitiness adds a different kind of complexity alltogether. A marvelous drinking experience. One of the very best beers I have reviewed to date.
01-28-2012 21:03:06 | More by deadonhisfeet
4.08/5 rDev -3.8%
500ml Bottle from the LCBO
Appearance - Slightly hazy dark reddish/copper colour with a large size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.
Smell - Malts, caramel, banana, raisins/grapes, wheat
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and some cloves/coriander. There is also some bananas mixed with grapes/raisins, and wheat. It ends with a banana and dark fruit sweet aftertaste.
Overall - I can't believe how well the alcohol is hidden on this beer. It's very drinkable.. almost too drinkable and the alcohol will sneak up on you. The flavours are well balanced and it doesn't tasting cloying like I expected it to. Very good stuff.
01-27-2012 18:24:06 | More by spinrsx
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 1,999 ratings.