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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,240 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,240
Reviews: 1,098
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 166
Gots: 205 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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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Ratings: 2,240 | Reviews: 1,098
Photo of WilliamRenyak
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me this is the perfect beer. Dark, malty, and high in alcohol without being too boozy. Perfect.

Photo of Pens1967
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D_Min
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beervana
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of spoony
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of mobrado
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeepBrew
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
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).

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoelClark
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jwps214
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lic217
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of dctriman
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevinlater
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
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

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RickyS
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lochnessmonster
2.27/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

It just didn't work for me. I've had others by Schneider and enjoyed them, but didn't care for the Eisbock.

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trombone69
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dorianmarley
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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

Photo of LizBrownBoston
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredible taste and surprisingly light

Photo of Furlinator
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
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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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 2,240 ratings.