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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,060 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,060
Reviews: 1,048
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 130
Gots: 142 | 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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Photo of pinkano
4.97/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - very full and dark amber color with dark orange tones
S - very intensive and pleasant smell of banana and wild-rose
T - extraordinary banana start with great mixture of wild-rose and caramel and very nice carbonation and full mouthfeel ending pretty dry and not so hoppy, but the presence of yeast is awesome. Alcohol is perfectly hidden in the beer.
M - full body with brilliant carbonation
D - very drinkable, however very strong, so be careful.

This eisbock is totally great.

pinkano, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of Big78CJ
4.97/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing and I was rather excited to see Trappeze Pub had it on tap. Since tapping the first keg, I have had at least 15 of these beers. Appearance is dark brown with purple colors mixed in. Smell is predominantly of sweet, dark fruits (e.g., plum, apricot) as well as banana and clove. Taste mirrors the smell with a bit more sweet and spicy clove. Mouthfeel is nicely sticky sweet and perfect for the style. I will drink this beer whenever I see it on tap!

Big78CJ, May 03, 2008
Photo of expatsteve
4.97/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Looks very much like Aventinus, with the combination of orange wheat haziness and dark chocolate tones. Obviously a little darker and clearer than Aventinus. Poured with very little head--a brief flourish is all it gave. Low/medium viscosity.

Aroma: Very mellow rendition of the chocolate, banana, pepper and orange nose of Aventinus. More molasses, raisins and orange zest with a metallic hops/booze finish.

Taste: This beer immediately strikes with a mellow brandy booze bristle, followed by molasses, raisins and sweet malts. The wheat removes the bready quality of regular barley-based doppelbock, while boosting the fruits and some of the sweet notes and the wheat sours typical of a weizen. Full citrus wheat background, with a slightly dry finish and a little booze in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth--more drinkable than the regular Aventinus. Mellow and sweet but perfectly balanced. Low carbonation provides for a very clean and drinkable beer.

Drinkability: My tastebuds are still saying "Wow". I admire this version as much as regular Aventinus, albeit for the deft ice filtering and clean flavor. Fantastic--I wish I had six more.

expatsteve, Aug 20, 2006
Photo of becktone
4.97/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer looks very appetizing both in and out of the bottle. It pours to be cloudy/opaque in terms of clarity (As it warms up it starts to clear). Its color is very much like that of the Cherry desk that it is sitting on. The Head on this beer was a nice size to begin with but quickly became lacing, which still looks appetizing. When agitated the head/lacing becomes a bit thicker but then quickly returns to how it previously was. A bigger creamier head would've been nice and would have made this appear a bit more appetizing.

The aroma of this beer is quality. It is very strong and can be described as malty and dark and fruity. Its smell reminds me of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. I can detect hints of vanilla in the aroma. However what sets it apart from the smell of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale is the fact that to me its main aromatic quality is that it smells exactly like a mulled Victorian Holdiay Wine that I recently drank on Thanksgiving. I also notice a wheat/grainy smell in this beer. A very complex aroma to this beer, the mulled wine was the first scent I noticed but as I keep smelling it I detect more and more sweet aromas.

Wow! This stuff is great! The flavor is complex and is breathtaking. Alcohol is very evident in the taste. This has a similar but slightly different taste than wine. I believe that the easily detectable alcohol presence gives me this impression. It finishes much in the same way as wine. I don't really taste any bitterness, most of the flavor is from the malt and alcohol presence. I can taste a bit of the vanilla that I smelled and I also notice that it tastes somewhat like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. The evident alcohol presence and lack of bitterness make it taste different than the strong dark ale but I can taste similarities.

The mouthfeel of this beer is just as good as the rest of it. It is highly carbonated which perfectly complements the taste of the beer in my opinion.This beer is full bodied and, I believe leaves nothing to be desired in the way of mouthfeel. I would drink this all day if I could without getting alcohol poisoning but then I would become spoiled. I will definitely buy this one again, provided I can find it.

becktone, Dec 19, 2005
Photo of SacoDeToro
4.97/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vintage 2005.

The beer poured a crystal clear brown garnet with no head. I was careful to decant off the lees which are quite abundant in this beer.

The aroma of the beer was bursting with vinous grapes, raisins, and alcohol.

The flavor of the beer was rich with melanoidins, concord grapes, dark raisins, and warming alcohol. The hops were there in the background to help balance out some of the sweetness.

The mouthfeel was syrupy and dextrinous and complimented the rich flavors perfectly. The carbonation was low, but perfect for the style.

This beer was immensly rich and complex. It was rediculously drinkable considering the 12% ABV. This beer is truly a masterpiece. I can find no flaws.

SacoDeToro, Mar 03, 2007
Photo of acevenom
4.98/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle dated: 2011 025869.

Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours dark cloudy toffee brown with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Some bubbles can be seen rising from the side of the glass, but not many. It appears darker than the regular Aventinus. There are aromas of banana, sweet malt, bubblegum, dark fruits, sweet malts, and some alcohol. It is all the aromas I loved in the regular Aventinus, but intensified. The taste follows the nose. The banana flavors are strongly represented from the yeast. The sweet malt provides a nice backbone for this beer. There are dark fruits in the flavor as well. The alcohol is detectable in the taste, but it blends well with this beer. It does not come across as boozy, but well balanced. The body is full with solid carbonation. The beer is smooth with a clean finish. The alcohol provides a nice warming feel. I wouldn't mind having a few of these put away for cold winter months. This is an excellent beer that held up very well despite the age.

acevenom, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of RexBanner
4.99/5  rDev +17.7%

A: Dark brown, cloudy, no head.

S: alcoholic esters, bready, dark stone fruits, characteristic Belgian yeasts. It also has a sweet smell to it; molasses?

T & M: Amazing! Smoky, semi sweet, complex yet balanced. The alcohol is definitely present and in your face. It's creamy and rich but unlike a stout or a porter. There's a spicy feel up front followed by the alcoholic burn followed by a smokey and sweet finish.

Overall: The only thing that prevented me from giving this magnificent beer a perfect 5 rating was its lack of a frothy head and lacing. I know the high alcohol content killed the chances of this brew having any kind of a pillowy, frothy head but for a sticky beer you would imagine it leaving crazy lacing all over the glass. I've tried American style eisbocks as well as other German eisbocks but none compares to this one. This has got to be the king of eisbocks!

RexBanner, Sep 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

walkerfrost, Mar 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

beerhunter13, Jan 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

esanchlsu, Jul 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Hugh37, Aug 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

RyanPS, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Zachb4au, Mar 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

KevinK, Jun 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

JMS1512, Feb 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

cclark67789, Feb 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

skloeff, Aug 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

freewill35, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

ymz, Dec 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

EBeckett3, Aug 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Fitztopher, Nov 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

kmwilson76, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of tjd112
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation - Poured into Chimay Goblet, 2009 - 22177

Appearance - Poured a dark ruby colour with lots and lots of floaters settling at the bottle, no lacing and head was fizzy and off-white with almost no retention.

Smell - Mostly bananas and plums, I can detect some caramel coming through faintly

Taste - Very warm and boozy with lots of esters, bananas, cloves, and plum comes out here with a hint of cake

Mouthfeel - Viscous and fully bodied

Drinkability - A sipper of the barleywine variety

Overall - Once again, Aventinus is the true king of beers

tjd112, May 19, 2010
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 21, 2014
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 2,060 ratings.