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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,132 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,132
Reviews: 1,058
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 147
Gots: 161 | FT: 4
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle into a seidel. I wasn't sure if that was the glass to use or a weizen glass, but I ran with the seidel.

Impressive head forms on this beer and it requires multiple pours to fill the mug. The head is like a thick oatmeal-colored cushion over a dark brown liquid. A lot of yeast sediment shows in the beer on this one and this causes me to look for an expiration date. I see "050912," could this be a 9 year old bottle? Hmm.

Intense smells of sweet bread, caramel and solvent blend together. It's somewhat toffee-like on the nose too. Really it smells like some sort of dark, maybe rye, bread with sweet yeast and/or dough. 4

Woosa. That's pretty taste. Thick caramel taste with a bit of a kick to it. Bready and sweet on the finish. There's a bit of an oxidized flavor that suggest port to me, but not nearly as intensely as an old ale. With this oxidization I start tasting some dark fruit too, almost grape-like. I have to say, I like this sweet, caramelly, oxidized brew. It's delicious. 4.25

Like I said, there's some kick here and I can perceive, slightly, some heat. But it's so damn smooth that the heat is easily negated. The body is thick and alternately creamy and thin-feeling (when the heat works in and out). Despite the sweetness, the finish is quite dry with a bit of lingering alcohol. I'd describe this finish as either wine-like or maybe even bourbon- or rum-like. 4.25

Why don't Eisbocks get more buzz? They give plenty. They're tasty. This style can hang with the old ales and the barleywines of the world. I'd love to see more of these from American brewers.

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased in a special box from the LCBO for $5.60 CDN. Been looking for this heralded beer for quite some time.

Appearance - murky dark plum coloured with some mahogany hues. Two fingers of head are poured and have incredible staying power. Off white head is frothy yet smooth, like pillowy clouds in the sky.

Smell - basically a soured up aventinus. Prunes and plums and bananas with a thick rich molasses, some caramel and even sort of vanilla haze over the entire ordeal. Definitely some fermenting grape aroma, gives it a wine like characteristic too. Seems like every whiff brings something different.

Taste - starts off slow and subtle the prunes plums caramel and molasses start things off, followed by an alcohol grape flavor before it actually finishes petty clean. Some aftertaste, but it's not too strong. Slightly boozy on the finish, making me think it's a strong beer, but not quite 12% strong. A bit of a garlicky feel to the flavor after a few sips too.

Mouthfeel - lively carbonation, followed by a super smooth mouthfeel, creamy and decadent.

Overall - a truly new experience, a sipper of the utmost quality given the huge ABV in this beer. Deliciously like a more intense aventinus, I only actually wish the flavor stuck around a bit longer and was even more intense. Still a world class beer and a phenomenal sipper for a quiet night with a book with the snow continues to pile outside,

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.55/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.1%

A-hazy brown color with a decent light tan head and a little lacing

S-caramel, dark bread, dark fruit, toffee, spice, hint of chocolate

T-raisins, little banana, brown bread, toffee, clove, fig, light chocolate

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth, alcohol well-integrated

O-liked sipping this a lot, great mix of flavors

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of aleigator
3.6/5  rDev -15.1%

Nut brown color, with a decent white head, leaving no lacing.

Aromas of hazelnut, banana, malt, plums, not as intense as the Aventinus.

Malt driven, supported by yeast and banana flavor, with a lot of spicy cloves and alcohol, enwrapped by sugar. Alcohol becomes too present for my taste as the malt sweetness begins to vanish, gets supported only by sugar. Beer turns from very sweet to sharp bitter in a split-second, due to the alcohol. Carbonation is fine, supporting the body of the beer. Oily, honeyed mouthfeel. This may just be a little too extreme for my taste, I dont find many nuances in this beer, as my tongue seems to get numb by the obvious alcohol. First impression is surprisingly refreshing, medium-bodied, fruity and warm. Then my palate gets hammered by lots of sugar, followed by alcohol and alcoholic bitterness, which warms my belly. Although I dont love it, I have to admit that the beer by itself is somehow convincing. Its something you should take your time with, to adjust to the taste and furthermore the goal of the beer. As this is the first warm week of Spring in this year, I find it hard to imagine the streets around my room covered in snow. But I think thats when you should drink this, to warm yourself up. When it is very, very cold. And you don’t mind a sugar rush, followed by an alcohol overdose, because it fits to the overall situation. This is a special beer for special ocasions, you shouldn’t drink it as an every day beer. Get ready for it, and try to enjoy.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
95 out of 100 based on 2,132 ratings.