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

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Reviews: 1,121
Hads: 2,425
Avg: 4.2
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 193
Gots: 262 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into Speigelau glass

A: big bubbly head that goes nowhere quickly

S: huge Banana some clove

T: banana and clove very smooth

M: has a very thick feel like every ABV you can taste

O: this is a pretty good beer I'm not sure it is amazing but it has some great kick to it.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

- very fast dissipating head with a black hue to the beer, not the classic German look
-best smelling lager style beer i have every put to my nose, the alot of dark fruit notes with some German yeast in the mix, quite a bit to sit and pick through
-Hands down the best lager style beer i have had, great dark fruit flavors like a quad but with the crispness of a lager, underlying wheat body very smooth
-for a beer that has so many notes it may feel overpowering but it is one of the smoother beers i have had, the flavor goes in and it all ties together
-One of the best beers i have had i will remember this for time to come and drink many more

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Photo of mistersifter86
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle - best before 10th July 2019. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a deep rich dark brown, turning to a ruby red when presented to light. Thin head that quickly dissipates around the centre, hanging on to the edge of the glass.
S: Viciously complex - dark fruits, molasses sweetness. Caramel. The classic banana/clove notes that only the greatest wheat beers produce.
T: Wow. Take a belgian quad, and ramp up the taste profile. Dark fruit, massive sweetness. Banana notes linger on the palate. I would swear there was added sugar to this, but no. The magic of the eisbock. So rich, so amazing.
M: Low to medium carbonation, decent mouthfeel however a bit thinner than regular Aventinus maybe?
O: This is the daddy. I'll never forget the day I tried the original Schneider Weisse for the first time. I've been lucky enough to sample their product fresh in Munich consistently over the past two years. Sadly their bottled product does not compare to drinking the real thing fresh, however this is a true advertisement of what this special brewery is capable of. A true magnum opus - herzlichen glückwunsch, Schneider.

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Photo of interzen
4.76/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours mahogany brown with a thin, slightly tinted head. Good head retention but minimal lacing. Settles down to a thin, foam cap. Slight sedimentation although it would appear that the pour left most of it in the bottle.

Smell: There's a real car-crash of smells here: sweetness abounds - think bubblegum, dark malts, burnt sugar, molasses and fruit. Definite hints of bananas and cloves but very little in the way of alcohol - there's a slightly medicinal, phenolic hint but sweetness dominates. Very much so.

Taste: Tastes much like it smells, albeit with added bananas. Quite where that comes from I couldn't say, but the overriding taste is that of slightly overripe bananas with a hint of cloves and burnt sugar. The alcohol is extremely well hidden - there's a nice, warming feeling in the back of the throat and stomach but that's about your lot. Probably a bit too sweet for my tastes but nonetheless it's not unpleasant.

Feel: Dangerous! Not massively carbonated and not excessively heavy either given the petroleum-grade ABV. There's a slightly sticky finish to it but I personally don't mind that. TL;DR - it doesn't feel like a 12% brew any more than it tastes like one.

Overall: Make no mistake, this is a heavy hitter - it's more deserving of an octane rating than an ABV. That said, if you're prepared to spend the time sipping and appreciating the multitude of flavours on offer then it's a very rewarding beer. Drinking more than a couple in one session probably isn't a good idea unless industrial-strength hangovers are your thing (don't ask ...!)

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into weiss glass. Cloudy mocha with a tall tan head that quickly drops to a ring and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is banana, bubblegum, clove, and alcohol. Taste is clove, alcohol, phenol, fig, banana, bready malts. Certainly malt-forward, but the sweetness is held in check by the other elements. Medium-full body, very creamy and sticky around the mouth, velvety soft carbonation, with an astringent finish.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

it's been a hard night of drinking
and this still stands up with multiple beverages
dark brown body off white head thats sticks
lovely candied aroma
sweet malty taste
Das, das ist gut

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.76/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 mL bottle-in-a-carton picked up at the LCBO; bottled Aug 12 2013 and served at cellar temperature. Eisbock is a new style for me, but I've tried multiple Schneider & Sohn products over the years and loved them all.

Pours an opaque chestnut brown colour with some reddish highlights, topped off with one finger of creamy, off-white head. Retention is pretty good - the dense foam remains in place for more than a few minutes, slowly seeping away until only a modest cap and collar remain. The aroma is rich and fruity, consisting of big notes of red grape, prune and raisin, in addition to accompanying hints of banana, caramel, bready malts, clove and ethanol. Colour me enticed.

Wow - this is a seriously intense brew, with sweet flavours of caramel and molasses figuring in strongly throughout the sip. Fruity flavours of ripe banana and prune are also quite dominant, with added notes of brown pear, cherry, red wine and raisins. The profile finishes with spicy, yeasty hints of clove, vanilla and cinnamon, as well as a marked, boozy warming effect in the aftertaste. Full-bodied, with low carbonation levels that result in a beer with an exceptionally silky-smooth feel, which provides a satisfying presence on the palate. One person could probably finish off this bottle without too much trouble - but beer this delicious simply demands to be shared with friends.

Final Grade: 4.76, a mind-boggling A+. The standard "Tap 6" Aventinus was already one of my favourite beers to begin with - but Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock manages to blow its (still-impressive) little brother completely out of the water. This is an incredibly well-made beer, and of the several-hundred different brews that I've reviewed on this site, it would not be a stretch to say that this is definitely one of the best of the bunch - the perfect way to celebrate 850 reviews. Great value at its Ontario price point, and an absolute must-try - I'll definitely be picking up a few more bottles, to ensure that I will be able to enjoy this stellar brew even after the local stock runs dry.

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Photo of Takahiro
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks: poured with a dense off-white head. opaque and black
Smell: prune, banana, caramelized sugar, faint alcohol, faint roast
Taste: caramelized sugar, raisins, pureed and cooked prune, alcohol, chocolate, earthy and spicy hop bitterness... very complex, but in a good way
Feel: sweet finish
Overall: this reminds very much of good Trappist, along the line of Rochefort 10 and Chimay Grand Reserve, although a bit more sweeter. A nice beer to sip on during winter times.

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Photo of LADaveBN
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Color is a dark redish brown with a one finger head that dissipates quickly. Nose is ripe Asian pear. Feel is very rich. Taste is a little boozy, touch of sweetness, and then a big malty finish. An outstanding beer. Pour slowly to minimize sediment in your glass.

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Photo of mattytwohats
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus Eisbock: an epic battle on the palette, like a bullfighter: high risk but high rewards.

The first encounter is like the moment you're just about to fall into a peaceful sleep and being slapped in the face with a wet salmon. At first it will piss you off but shortly after you'll be like ...wasn't really the salmons fault

The scent is slightly confusing like when you think you're smelling a sausage roll only to realise it's your own body odour.

Suitable for dungeons and other dark places...would not recommend drinking anywhere where photosynthesis can take place

Flavours: hmmm where do I start: has hints of banana that a child has regurgitated. Like a burnt caramel flower stomped into methylated spirits yet blessed by the gods of the eastern block.

The loss of motor skills is something that needs to be accepted and will fare with time

A forcible scent, stings the nostrils. Please note: maximum human consumption: 2. One time I saw a dude order 3 I think his name was grim r...or maybe Reaper G?

Not recommended for drinking in sunshine or seeing sunshine for 12-24 hours after consumption.

Tastes like a burnt out log fire doesed in red paradol liquid from your childhood.

Enjoy in a bulbous Aventinus glass.

Only beer that I have ever consumer whilst slaying a dragon....See you in hell.

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Photo of jsurfs82
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. You can tell this is a big beer but is a very easy drinker at 12%. Has that German Hefe yeast flavor going on and finishes nice and dry but with a rich maltiness. Wonderful estery smell one would expect from a Weizen style. If you like the Weizenbock from Aventinus you will enjoy this beer. Basically an Imperial Version of that beer. I plan to snag more of these and enjoy in these winter months.

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Photo of W0rter
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I like to sample a beer prior to reading reviews. My first impression was pretty spot on for what other reviewers were saying. I had bought this some time back (my bottle was 2011 #007911) 11.2oz. I had it as a want on BA and had forgot. I'm very glad I bought it and tried it. I would highly recommend this beer. While it's not on the top of my list (top is Grande Reserve Chimay and some days Orval Golden bumps the Chimay to #2. OK on to the review before my glass is empty.
Poured the bottle into a chalice.
Look; Yup it's a dark one and almost no transparency. could say murky but lacks any cloudiness. Very pretty dark brown almost Carmely with a hint of red hue. The head was difficult to form even with a fairly aggressive pour. what head I did acquire only lasted 1 minute or less. with no lacing. While normally I draw bad conclusions when this happens, it did not hurt this beer.
Smell; Sweet hits me right in the nose first. then quickly followed by a strong alcohol smell. then the Prunes hit followed by a citrus smell cherries are present but beyond that it's hard to get past the prune smell.
Taste; I almost find myself looking at the bottle again to make sure it isn't a variant of wine. The sweet doesn't hurt the taste. I love the taste as the smells blend well into a fine beer. I love heavy beers and this is a heavy beer. Very much like a Barleywine.
Feel; Malt, MALT and more MALT did I say Good, I mean VERY GOOD.
Overall; After seeing the BA reviews I agree this is a very good beer for the person who wants a heavy strong beer that doesn't taste strong.
I'll defiantly buy this beer again.

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Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unusually fresh (6 months since bottling) 11.2 oz bottle poured into a St. Bernardus Belgian-style snifter. Bought for 4.50-4.99 (can't remember exactly).

Pours a murky deep reddish brown. Small tan head dissipates quickly as I would expect at 12% abv.

Holy yeast Batman. The aroma is extraordinary. Explosive spicy phenolic and estery yeast profile. Freshly mashed ripe bananas, sugary and holiday spiced banana bread, heady alcoholic banana cream vodka. Did I mention banana? Smells fresh and powerful. I can only imagine what a dramatic transformation this takes when aged as all these esters break down.

The taste/feel is syrupy and rough, with alcoholic carbonation bite. Bitterness is low but the yeast bite is strong enough to balance the intense sweetness. I can't say I taste wheat or barley per se, but this is obviously a rich beer. It is really quite thick, and for once I am glad for all the carbonation. I mixed up the dregs and poured them into my glass and that actually smooths the whole thing out a bit, but it is still rough and tumble. Despite the sharpness and strength, this is obviously a masterfully crafted beer. There is almost another dimension of fruit flavor; something like ripe cherries and raspberries but more vague. Very complex.

Conclusion: This is one of the very rare beers that I think will actually get way better with age. I have not had a bottle of regular Aventinus quite this young, but that beer has been amazing at all ages (just s good with 3-4 years as fresh, just wonderfully different). I think this beer will simply get better with age. However, it is quite enjoyable at this age too, but one has to be in the mood for a bit of a tussle.

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Photo of spoony
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml bottle (bottle number 2012 12976) into a tulip glass.

A-The beer is dark reddish brown in color. The one-finger tall head is almost white and it fades to a collar after about a minute. No lacing on the glass. A few bubbles are visible in the murk.

S-The aroma is hugely sweet and malty. I smell macerated cherry, soy, tobacco, molasses, prune, and a bit of cocoa. There is a healthy boozy aroma that is vaguely medicinal and herbal. A lot going on for sure.

T-The taste is similar. Very sweet with suggestions of overripe fruit, cherry, prune, tobacco, prune, soy, molasses, pepper, chocolate, and a bit of grain. The medicinal/herbal alcohol is very apparent, but it fits well with the brew's other flavors.

M-The body is pretty heavy with a lightly syrupy/coating feel. Carbonation is on the milder side.

O-A very big beer and one that I enjoyed more with each sip. There is a lot going on and the alcohol is obvious, but if you know what to expect, this beer ticks all the boxes. My only knock would be the soy flavor that felt somewhat odd and out of place.

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Photo of DeepBrew
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Hazy mahogany color with little foam and low retention. Spotty lacing and low carbonation visible.

S: Dark fruit, caramel and booze, turns more pleasant as it warms.

T: Strong dark fruit and caramel taste, with the alcohol playing strongly. Some bitter sneaks into the aftertaste.

M: Strong alcohol, some carbonation, medium-high mouthfeel.

O: Great sipper for a cold evening (or morning).

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Photo of janubio
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a almost black clour, with a big off white head. Good retention. Smell of dried fruits, spices, vanilla, clove, banana, lemon, alcohol. Medium body, one expect some more. Taste of prunes, figs, whisky, coffee, banana, spices. This is a hell of a beer, complex, rich and one that I sure will buy more.

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Photo of kevinlater
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into snifter. best before oct. 18. consumed on january 28, 2015

a: murky chestnut with a finger of tan head

s: huge overripe banana, caramel, toasted nuts, vanilla, and slight alcohol, followed by vinous dark fruits and mild cinnamon-clove spices

t: sweet overripe banana, figs, raisins, caramel, almonds. the back-end bitterness feels a bit medicinal due to the banana flavours + alcohol

m: medium-ish body which is lighter than what i expected, but it's still somewhat sticky and syrupy. dry finish

o: ultra sweet and indulgent beer, if you're into that kinda thing. it's great, but i won't be seeking this out again in the near future

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Photo of RickyS
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured in teku glass. The beer is dark brown, kind of reddish color and very opaque. The head looks very creamy, almost like a cappuccino froth with big bubbles at the base and finer ones at the top. This tends to dissipate fast. Very unique looking beer! The aroma is not a kick in the face. Definitely the banana, bubble gum and spice character of a wessbier but accompanied but a dark fruit character, typical of a quad. Almonds, cherries, brown sugar and no alcohol whatsoever! Wow! The taste reveals more its dark fruits character and a liquorous aftertaste with medium persistence. The first sips are quite prickly on the tongue. The beer has a medium body and a creamy mouthfeel again typical of a cappuccino. Very very nice!

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Photo of dorianmarley
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is muddy brown with a nice, thick head that fades. Sticky lacing.

Nose is toasted brown bread with sweet malt, lemon, biscuit, and lavender.

Taste has an up-front and sharp, alcohol bite. With milk chocolate, cola, and herbed biscuit.

Mouthfeel is light, with a nice oil-slickness. It is very balanced despite the high gravity. Plenty of carbonation.

Overall, this is a well-balanced, acutely flavored, winter beer.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark rust color. The 1/2 inch tan head quickly fades to a thin ring on top and leaves faint spots of lace.

The smell is of banana bread, raisins, plums and faint cinnamon spice.

The taste mirrors the smell.

The texture is heavy bodied with high carbonation.

This tastes like liquefied cinnamon-spice banana bread with raisins. Just a mild warming sensation from the 12% ABV. Very good.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy mahogany color with less than a fingers worth of head that fades down to a very thin ring around the glass

S: Very concentrated fruity notes and well as some oaky notes and molasses. Fruits range from lighter fruits like apple and banana to darker fruits like raisin and fig. Quite intense overall

T: Starts off with the lighter fruity notes that include banana and assorted esters and phenolics, then quickly transitions into the wheat, dark fruits, and oaky notes. Rides on the oak and fruity notes into the finish, which includes a hint of the alcohol and a very light spiciness

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Certainly one of the best eisbocks out there, if not the best. It might not technically (<--stressed) be a style, but it certainly makes for an enjoyable and very sippable beverage. Definitely worth trying, especially if you're a fan of the original Aventinus

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.2/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer looks and smells the part. It looks and smells good but the taste and feel are not impressive.
This is overall merely an okay beer and definitely not as good as expected..

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Photo of FRANKIE65
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Forget ice wine...eisbock is it!!!!
From the beautiful darkness, to, the amazing fruit/spice aroma, to, the wine/plum flavor...brilliant.
Heading back to my local to pick up a couple more to cellar.

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Photo of thebeers
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown / amber with insanely large coffee tinged head. Smells heavy, if that's a thing. Alcohol stands out, with cherry and fig. Malty, syrupy, chewy mouthfeel affects the taste. Sweet. Hints of honey, butter, treacle, bubble gum. Alcohol burn on the back end. Didn't notice the hops at all. Interesting. Definitely has more of a candy thing going on than most beers.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass, dark brown, kinda murky, looks a lot like a cola. One finger head that faded quickly to nothing, no lacing. Aroma is somewhat wine-like, with some molasses, dark fruit, and sweet malt notes. The flavor is dried plums, figs, and some nice tart flavors. It has some qualities of a good quad, but with a lot more carbonation. The mouthfeel was thinner than I expected, but very nice on the palate. Overall, this is an outstanding beer, awesome in all respects- even my wife gives it the seal of approval!

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 1,121 ratings.