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

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockSchneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,821 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1821
Reviews: 1021
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%


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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prangarang

California

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Weizen glass.

A - Really like how dark the color is. Looks like almost like a cider. Perfect for fall.
S -
T - Not as fruity as other weizens, which I really like.
M - lingers around, which is a good think.
O - Really good. Would definitely get it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 01:24:56 | More by prangarang
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - From the glass, the beer was a deep brown color with magenta highlights. There was a little head of bubbles crown the sides of the glass.

Smell - In the aroma, one detects raisin, dark fruit, grapes, and perhaps a hint of graham cracker. The nose on this one is intense.

Taste - The malts in this one make a sweet initial impression. The dark fruits are also quite sweet. Caramel and cinnamon notes also present. The sweetness almost turns bourbon in the aftertaste, accompanied by a massive warming effect.

Mouthfeel - This beer has some serious lingering power. It sticks to the roof of the mouth and coats the tongue in sweet goodness.

Overall - When the weather turns cold, I could drink this one everyday. This is a great sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 03:35:01 | More by JohnnyHopps
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BlackBeerBroad

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent taste and unobtrusive nose. You get full on this one and the strength of the brew leaves you feeling nice and mellow. Just takes one good goblet! I loved this beer and would go back for a second tasting or two but I suspect this won't be on tap long. A beautiful, drinkable strong!

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2013 19:00:46 | More by BlackBeerBroad
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tmzl

Slovenia

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice, equal foam, light, goes away fast
Dark amber, brown, dark wood-like color
Cloudy, yeast visible, light carbonation
Looks like some barley wine/trappist beers, inviting

S - First some figs, plums, raisins, then the alcohol note hits the nerves, feels like you smell these dried fruit soaked in rum - sweet and potent. There is a hint of something slightly acid - wine like, and some apple almost fusel notes.

T - Impressive and rich. It starts with in rum soaked raisins, plums, prunes, reminds me of plum wine or maybe Porto, definitely some brandy/oak notes in there. A lot of sweet, malty, caramel taste. There is a hint of banana and slight sour/wine notes. It gets a little spicy, probably do to high alcohol content which kicks out slightly towards the end but sums up all the flavours very very good. Gets yeasty towards the end.

M - Medium, heavy at the end body; low carbonation, palate fullness; there is warming from the high alcohol content - it is felt after you swallow.

O - Incredibly rich, complex yet finely tuned beer. 12% alcohol content is well incorporated into the flavour and it's presence enhances the experience and all the complexity of this incredible beer. Very impressive.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 18:05:08 | More by tmzl
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dcmchew

Romania

4.96/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Hazy amber/brown, with beige notes. Big head, goes away fast, big retention.
Smells of perfect banana and clove, flowers, wheat, yeasty bread dough.
Really complex fruitiness, with really sweet cherries (with a hint of sourness also), red berries, pulms, figs, all of this dark fruit having a very jam-like sweetness. Sweet banana chips also, light acidic red apple, red grapes. Big vineous character, like a sweet red wine. Honey notes, and spices are big vanilla, big clove and some nice prickly pepper. Sweet wheaty malts, caramel, reminding of sweet cake, going to gingerbread. Even if itțs really sweet, it's not unpleasant, complementing the warm alcohol (surprisingly not boozy, considering it's 12%). Herbal notes felt towards the hoppy finish, with a decent bitterness.
Somewhat creamy, low carbonation, perfect as a sipper.
A real delicacy, not one to pass up. Can't wait to get my hands on an old vintage. Top-tier brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 09:07:40 | More by dcmchew
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bareju

Washington

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into oversized wine glass.

A: Poured ruby-red with a white head that quickly dissipated.

S: Smell is definitely dominated by bananas and alcohol - may be better out of a pint glass.

T: Fruity, dates, plums, bananas comes through strongly, accompanied by sweet caramel malts and a sweet toffee and slightly alcoholic finish. For 12%, the alcohol is impressively hidden.

M: Medium body and carbonation, light coating on mouth. Very pleasant.

O: Delicious brew - flavor profile is very similar to their Tap 6, but everything is kicked up a notch. Alcohol is hidden well and this is actually a very easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 21:20:07 | More by bareju
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heygeebee

Australia

3.59/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From Leura. Bottled 2013.

A - cola black with reddish hues. One finger head fizzes and dies unpleasantly. No lace at all.

S - brown sugar, alcoholic.

T - more brown sugar as a sweet bomb. Stewed caramels and toffees, figs, prunes, hint banana, all too sweet and little balance.

M - medium weight, lightly but spritizily carbonated. Alcohol burn.

O - my first of style and I am unsure. All too sweet and alcoholic reminds me more of hooch than beer. Better as it warms as the sweetness aligns closer to barley wine style.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 10:38:59 | More by heygeebee
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle has the year 2012. So, obviously, it is one year old. I let the beer warmed a bit.

Appearance: Very dark brown with slight dark mahogany hues, but it really looked almost black. There was a half finger tan head, which only held for a couples of minutes or so.

Aroma: Slight funk. Dark fruits, mostly of prunes and figs. Not much banana. Mild spice of clove. Alcohol is pretty evident in the aroma.

Taste: Over-ripe banana and prunes. Some dark fruits like figs and cherry. Spices, but specifically cloves. A slight funk still is present. Light wheat and breadiness. Roasted malts. Some chocolate and even some molasses. There was a red/purple grape juice sweetness to the beer as well. Alcohol is for sure in the taste. At first, it was a bit overpowering but it toned down. Either I've gotten use to it or it's the temperature. There was for a moment a rubbing alcohol likeliness, which was a bit distracting. But that can be easy to ignore with all the flavors that is going on.

Mouthfeel: Definitely has alcohol warming; somewhat significance. A creamy medium-heavy feel. Carbonation is on the low medium side.

Overall: A very interestingly complex beer. Probably the most complex I've had yet. I really did not know what to expect but it did tasted pretty good. A sipper.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 20:26:26 | More by zrbeer1579
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emerge077

Illinois

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

Had this many years ago, and vaguely remember it as intensely raisiny and didn't really like it at the time. Since then I've gotten pretty fond of Aventinus itself, and got this as a gift recently.

Dark opaque mahogany, billowing head of foam that settles after awhile, leaving behind flecks of lace. Thin broken surface skim.

Aromas of banana, rum, molasses. Slight alcohol and sweet grain as it warms.

Caramel and bananas, brown sugar, rum, slight bite of alcohol heat. Smooth and full bodied, chewy and rich. A big beer perfect for a snowy December night.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 03:04:29 | More by emerge077
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dar482

New York

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a dark reddish brown mahogany color with a off white rim, barely any head.

The aroma has rum soaked plums, banana, roasted figs, tons of caramel, toffee, a good amount of alcohol, spicy clove, some vanilla.

The beer has a complex big flavor. There is some sweet super ripe banana, again that boozy plum and sweet roasty fig, and then that caramel big sweetness along with some clove spiciness and the booze to clean it up on the end.

This is a boozy sweet beer with a chewy big mouthfeel.

This beer really does show a wonderful way that Germany can do a big big beer. A delicious brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 01:25:08 | More by dar482
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jeff1973

California

4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Hair of the Dog tulip. Bottled on 8/24/11, so more than 2yrs old now. Bought at Farmer's Harvest in HB (RIP, great store, Mike was the best!!) for $3.90.

A - Very dark ruby red, almost black. Off-white head leaves good lacing.

S - Dried cherries, figs, Twizzlers, a little alcohol (but it enhances the other aromas).

T - Black cherry, oak, dried cherries, chocolate-covered cherries, figs, dates. A little wine note in the finish. Very complex and tasty.

M - Full mouth feel. Really coats the palate well. Carbonation is medium. Alleviates the full body somewhat.

O - Great beer!! One of my favorites. This is one of my favorite beers of all time and a fucking lager!! Fucking Germans, nothing changes!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 03:55:24 | More by jeff1973
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours the deepest of dark amber orange color with a 1/4 inch of head that fizzes out pretty quickly.
S - Smell has good Weizenbock tones with banana and coriander highlighting but also a deep dark fruit profile like a Belgium Dark ale. Fruity plums and grapes as well but just a mild sent of alcohol on the nose.
T - Big fruity notes of banana and orange. Has some plum and figs with mild spicing of coriander. No noticeable ABV its amazing.
M - As I said it drinks like the Doppelbock at a stronger but not 12% quite good.

Overall pretty much got this on an order of Halftime Beverage so its pretty hard to obtain and it cost over 6 bucks. Still it hides the ABV well and is totally worth the admission.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 05:13:28 | More by DrDemento456
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mdfb79

New York

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

From 09/01/13 notes. Had this on tap at The Arlington in LBI, NJ. 12 oz. pour in a tulip...I've had this one a few times in the past and always liked it.

a - Pours a deep reddish- mahogany brown color with one to two inches of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Little bit of lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, toasted malts, cloves, spices, bananas, sugar, caramel malts, toffee, and figs and raisins. Nice nose, load of malts to it and fruit.

t - Tastes of dark fruits, bananas, toasted malts, roasted malts, burnt malts, sweet caramel malts, chocolate, cloves, spices, Belgian yeast, and bready malts. Awesome bananas and fruit, and more Belgian yeast here to it.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy, very easy to drink. Awesome mouthfeel, can't believe it is 12% ABV.

o - Overall I thought this was a great beer; super easy to drink. Tons of bananas, malts, and dark fruits, and some Belgian notes in the taste. Great beer; one of those ones I see everywhere but rarely buy, and I need to buy it more often.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2013 19:56:57 | More by mdfb79
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very dark amber color with only a thin coating of head that dissipates almost instantly to a thin collar. Pours thick as hell, almost like maple syrup.

Smell: Dark fruit, bread, clove, grape, a bit of a dark berry character with noticeable sweetness.

Taste: Mostly the same as the aroma. Strong dark fruit, clove spice, brown sugar and wheat. There's a slight astringency in the middle and finish which detracts a bit from the other flavors.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Carbonation is low/medium and just enough to keep the flavors moving along and prevent it from becoming cloying. Alcohol hidden well, with it only really making itself known with a medium warmth in the chest after the finish.

Overall: This is my first eisbock, so I don't have anything else to compare it to, but this was a really good beer. If it wasn't for the astringency mentioned above, this would have scored higher (not sure if this is typical for the style or not), but even with that, it's still worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 19:14:37 | More by Jonada
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle of their reserve/anniversary series. This one was brewed in 2006, released for 2013. Poured in a weisse vase, the beer is a deep, dark, chestnut-highlighted brown coloring with a slight haze, no head, and a collection of carbonation bubbles settling onto the surface that you are unable to see throughout the body. Looks solid. Aromas of date and fig all over the forward nose, with a solid richness throughout. Earthy tones, with cherry highlights and a boozy kick. Flavors of roast and old world fruit sweetness on the forward tongue, with a blending of date and fig forming a solid backbone, along with some rich, roasted caramel notes. Earthy tones round everything out, and there is a definite kick of booze throughout the beer. The ABV also has a wine-like character to it. Smooth, robust body that the carbonation lightens, but you still get to enjoy chewing on. Wow! Richly sweet, earthy aftertaste with a building warmth as you go. The finish is robust, smooth, and leaves a cloying layer of caramel and fruit sweetness. Holy hell, this beer is tasty, big, and apparently ages amazingly well.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 02:03:55 | More by GarthDanielson
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barczar

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque deep brown that, when held to the light, shows hazy highlights of amber. The frothy khaki head lingers indefinitely. Sediment floated are present.

Dark fruit notes abound. Raisins, prunes, dates, figs, dark cherries, and pear esters reside on a backbone of sweet brown sugar. Hops are insignificant. A note of banana emerges.

Flavor reveals strong alcohol presence, backed by pear, raisins, bruised cherries and soft apples. On the sweet side initially, this beer dries out at the finish and is just a touch bitter. Cola, banana, and wheat notes surface late.

Body is thick, but carbonation is enough to lighten the mouthfeel. Alcohol warmth is significant.

Very complex beer. Great ester profile dominates. It's a bit hot. Would love to lay one down a couple years and see if that helps.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 18:31:01 | More by barczar
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from an 11.2 oz bottle.

Pours a murky mahogany color dark brown as the concentration of liquid in the glass increases. Nice creamy dense off white head. Very silky and creamy.

Aroma of sweet cloves and bananas. Yummy sweetness fills the nose. Desert beer at its best (IMHO). Notes of banana cake, sugary molasses and some mild caramel. Nice phenolic notes from that yummy yeast and wheat. Slight booze in the aroma.

Now for the best part. This brew is delicious. Its like melting some banana cake in your mouth. Amazing notes of clove and banana. They are not too overwhelming and then some nice molasses and carmel sweetness ups the ante on the brew. The middle of the brew is sweet yet with phenolic and chalky yeast notes that prevent it from getting to cloying. This brew is smooth and silky. The sweetness is so addicting and there is enough earthy and grainy bready notes to balance out the sweetness. Amazing brew. Mouthfeel is silky and delicious.

I can't believe I've waited os long to try out this available gem. Delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 02:39:17 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Shemmy

Thailand

4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I used to be a weekly drinker of Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus for many years back in the days when you could buy it here Bangkok. So, I was pleasantly suprised to find how different this beer was despite the similar purple label.

Most strikingly different is the mouthfeel. The former is quite similar to iced tea, where as this one is stunningly silky and heavy, just gourgeous.

The taste is all that most previous posters have said here and I would add that for me I blown away by how the warming alcohol integrates with the chocolate, fig, cherry flavor and how all of that combines with the mouthfeel.

I had my bottle with a plate of softer Italian cheeses, the names of which i have no idea, but some of which I would say were roughly similar to parmesan that has the wetness and gooeyness of a Muenster. Just an amazing way to have this beer, which is how you can have it at Brew Beers & Ciders on Soi Thong Lor, Soi 13 in Bangkok an incredible new beer oasis in the world's capital of boring beer which offers 200 kinds of beer. Heroes these guys and the others who now seem to be successfully fighting off the triple whammy of three separate taxations that have effectively taxed imported beer 300 percent. Or at least for now.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 13:48:47 | More by Shemmy
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Dave1999

North Carolina

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

Pours a very dark brown, even kind of purple with a slightly off white head.

The smell is strong on the dark fruits, plums and rasins, really strong.

The taste is much like the smell, big on the dark fruits, there is a bit of alcohol on the finish but not too much considering the abv.

The mouthfeel is thick and viscous, the carbonation is medium.

I really enjoyed this beer, and if you enjoy a dark fruit sipper I'd recommend this. There is a bit of alcohol on the flavour but it complements the taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 21:25:59 | More by Dave1999
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My first eisbock! Bottle #2012 79464. Pours into my tulip brownish purple, cloudy, with a creamy looking light khaki head. Aroma is huge aromatic fruits, figs, plums, black cherry, pears, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is a mix of chocolate fig and salty caramel. Intense mix of flavors here. Hints of spice and light alcohol bite. Creamy mouthfeel yet plenty of carbonation. Very sweet. Tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 21:18:57 | More by BMMillsy
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Justin23060

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 04:29:52 | More by Justin23060
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lancecenter

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle bought from Whole Foods in Austin and poured in to a New Belgium snifter. 2011 date printed on back.

A - The darkest of browns with a couple fingers of head that quickly dissipates in to a thin ring. Large amount of sediment on the bottom. But where's the lacing?

S - Wow. Banana and cloves with a strong alcohol backbone.

T/M - Nice thick mouthfeel. Can a beer be both syrupy and dry? Some spiciness upfront, with some sweet breadiness in the middle, and a killer alcohol kick in the back.

O - Let's be honest, the eisbock is the beer snob's version of Keystone Ice. A cool brew that's definitely worth a try, but not near as good as the original Tap 6.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 19:56:00 | More by lancecenter
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark, chestnut, small head

Aroma: very malty; alcohol; dried fruit

Taste: malty; very sweet and strong

Remarks: This brewery knows how to make a good beer. Love these guys.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 02:10:55 | More by IchLiebeBier
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ckollias

Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 11.2oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark ruby hue with a solid off-white tannish head that slowly dissipates leaving a partial trail and persistent lace.

S: Sweet aroma dominated by dark fruits and alcohol.

T: Intense dark fruit flavor of dried plums and figs followed by some dark chocolates and coffee notes. Finishes very sweet and fruity.

M: Very strong and boozy. Heavy body and medium carbonation.

O: Wow – This beer has tons of complex flavors and aroma and enough alcohol to put you to sleep. Nice sippin beer at 12% abv. A beer for special occasions.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 18:59:10 | More by ckollias
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Utter, complete, total perfection. Caramel syrup with cotton foam. Extremely thick. There is complete darkness; no light gets through when held up to light.

Smell: Bananas. Cloves. Chocolate. Bubblegum. Smells like a hef on steroids. Sweet maple syrup with a hint of pine. Smells like whiskey when it warms.

Taste/Mouthfeel: This stuff is strong. Extremely full-bodied. Pine, caramel, cloves, and a hint of maple hit you first. Then the bourbon, vanilla, and oak, followed by plum and banana. Some coffee in the finish. Tastes like an IPA, hef, and stout all in one.

Overall: Absolutely incredible. Almost speechless.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 01:39:17 | More by tjsdomer2
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 1,821 ratings.