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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,137 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,137
Reviews: 1,061
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 148
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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4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle # 003640, re-reviewed 5/7/12, bottle #015817.

Pours out to a murky dark brown, forming an large-marge, poofy light tan head with excellent retention and average lacing. Flittering bits of particulate and flocculant yeast settle to the bottom and rise again. Swamp soup. Thick layer of yeast on the bottom of the bottle. Carbonation is moderately strong, ~3 carbs. Aroma is bursting with fruit....raw apple cider, black cherries, a whallop of cloves, bananas in bushels, yeast. Mmmmm, mmmm. Mouthfeel is effervescent which hides it's dense body with a slick, non-cloying finish despite it's alcohol strength and body. Meshuggenah. Taste is like Aventinus with 'roid-rage. Amygdala overload. Firm alcohol presence is Mixolocrian...Sticky sweet malts in 3/2 hemiola cacophony over 5/4 silk chanteuse. Smoldering finish tills the cows come home. Toffee, caramel, banana, clove, raisins, dates, brandy...a sublime punch in the face. Rzzz! Weasels ripped my nads! I think me likes...me likes! The cat's pyjamamamas.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Looks like Apple Cider in color and cloudiness. Head was about a finger and stayed pretty creamy the whole time.

S - Malty grape bubblegum with smoke and molasses (kinda reminds me of Hickory BBQ sauce - not in a bad way, though... but more the perfect marriage of sweet and smoke.

T - Again with the grape bubblegum, but some cinnamon and raisins this time. A little clove as it warms. Pretty much semi dry from start to finish. A tad on the boozey side as I expected it might be.

M - Somewhat astringent but considering the nice linger it really works. Body is pretty heavy bordering on chewy and carb is pretty creamy.

O - Because of the mild to med throat heat, I'm thinking this would be an excellent winter offering. I rated this just below perfect for the sole reason that its my first stab at this style so I don't really have anything to compare it to. That said, there is nothing bad to say about this brew.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Rootbeer or cola brown with absolutely no head. A slight haze of whispy smoke covers the top of the brew. This is purple when held to candlelight and the hoards of sea monkeies dancing in the brew become visible.

S - Wonderous aroma of chocolate cake, tootsie rolls, LIttle Debbie snack cakes, yeasty chocolate coated donuts, some gentle grapey vinous scents, and light touches of leafy hops.

T - German chocolate cake, loads of yeast, and a humongous alcohol presence dominate the palate. Behind the chocolatey malt and strong spiced rum alcohol flavors, a gentle hop bitterness adds to a dry finish.

M - Super thick and gritty with a huge alcohol kick in the teeth. This has as much in common with a fine scotch as it does beer.

D - The gargantuan alcohol burn makes this a slow sipper, not a sessioner, but I will return to this once in a while when there is time to slowly enjoy this fine brew. I drank this by candlelight when our power was knocked out one snowstormy night and this was the perfect warming beverage for the occasion.

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4.78/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into an oversized wine glass at appropriate temperature.

Appearance: Hazy, tawny brown. Deep and rich.
Smell: Spicy notes from the wheat, and caramel.
Taste: Tart cherry, classic dry spiciness of wheat beer, and a lingering turbinado sugar sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Thinner than expected with this alcohol content, with small and crisp carbonation. My personal preference would be a slightly heavier mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Absolutely terrifyingly smooth and easy to drink, yet full of big flavors.

This is a well-developed and remarkable brew. It appeals to my love for big, strong beers, but the tartness and malted wheat make it unique. One of my favorites! I wonder how it ages...

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
95 out of 100 based on 2,137 ratings.