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

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1,922 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,922
Reviews: 1,032
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 121
Gots: 102 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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 Everydayoff


4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle (2010 # 033054) poured into a tulip. Un-filtered, so yeast was topped up.

Dark brown mahogany-like with an amber tinge, massive tan head with good retention, it dissipates into thin bubble layer covering the surface and leaves wee lace, high active yet fizzy carbonation.

Mingling with banana ester, ripe plums, berries, phenolic clove meanwhile malt is also there to yield a complex mixture by a mild bready note.

There are 3 tiers in its complexity of taste. First, fruits ester and malt yield mellow sweetness and fruitiness flavor. Then, clove also alcohol come in position with a warm touch of fusel that also reinforce its sweetness and syrupy solvent. Last, fruits ester and malt reclaim their place with sweetness and fruity tang that cling in the finish also linger in an aftertaste, hop also there at the end with slight bitterness underneath all that mixed up.

Stickily full and syrupy body with good amount of carbonation that yield fine crispness palate which really well suit, finish is dry.

Solid, complex yet delicate brew, don’t let its high alcohol content take you away. I’m now looking to cellar this beer more for anytime need.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 04:56:43 | More by Everydayoff
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2/5  rDev -52.8%

01-26-2012 15:28:47 | More by getbehindthemule
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

01-26-2012 00:05:59 | More by mikeycambridge
Photo of jayhawk73


4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a nice two finger cocoa head on it. Good lacing in spite of the 12% abv. Very well carbonated, and the head sizzles down to a sliver over the first couple minutes. The nose is excellent, raisin, plum, prunes, malt, and slight hops are the main culprits. Really rich and complex nose.. Well balanced as well. Wow.. Then there's the taste. This is my first beer of this style, and I love the taste. Same profile as the nose, and where did they put the 12%abv?? The feel is rich, creamy, and complex... a total home run here. Overall, I love this beer. It's so complex and tasty that I will definitely have to search for this again. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 20:55:18 | More by jayhawk73
Photo of Auror


4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-25-2012 05:08:29 | More by Auror
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-23-2012 16:20:30 | More by msuspartan22
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-20-2012 12:13:15 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
Photo of Hachiman


4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a flared tulip glass. Appearance dark brown with a light brown, creamy head that persists for awhile. Spotty lacing.

Smell is of caramel malt and bananas. Mmmmm, bananas foster!

Taste is sweet up front, with a bit of the banana in the middle. Bitterness is very low.

The mouthfeel is most impressive. It begins with medium body elevated by fine carbonation, and finishes with alchoholic warning with overtones of anise in the throat.

A fine winter warmer. Would never refuse this one, unless I was the designated driver.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 11:54:18 | More by Hachiman
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-18-2012 19:36:57 | More by beerhan
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-17-2012 22:26:15 | More by KAF
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-17-2012 20:33:26 | More by Kahlerbock
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

01-16-2012 12:07:47 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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New York

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A dense, almond head fills half an inch before slowly turning rocky over a very dark brown beer with thin streams of carbonation. Modest lacing is washed away by a viscous film on the Dogfish Head snifter.

The big, earthy aromas combine with a good dose of clove, some nutmeg and dried figs. Prune and a hint of smoked wood are also present and develop toward cigar smoke and vanilla bean. Aromas work together more as a concert of clear notes.

Fruity with big-time plum pudding with hard sauce, brandy and figs most prominent. Some barnyard flavors come out, as does pumpernickel bread. Sweet, with a good dose of alcohol. A long finish reveals hints of cherry.

A full-bodied beer with syrupy texture and lively carbonation. Slight astringency with alcohol as expected. Warming adds little.

A good sipping beer for a rainy day. Reminds me of Christmas dinner.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 21:23:26 | More by SLeffler27
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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer in a weizen glass.

Appearance- The head is an off-white, chestnut color. The foam is very thick and creamy, about three-fingers in width. The lid is smooth with small craters of popped bubbles. The retention is pretty impressive.

The body is a dark amber with some copper highlights.

Smell- The warm booze is strong with this one. It is spicy and toasty malt sweet. There is a slight raisin and fig scent to it.

Taste- The beer is not nearly as warm as the nose promises, which is great. There is a nice sour plum at the start and more of the toasty and buttery malt.

There is a slight hint of cherries and raisins, along with a distinct earthiness. More sweet and slightly tart notes bring up the finish of the beer: slightly vanilla and dark cherries again.

Every drink is a new adventure, even more exhilarating than the last!

Mouth feel- What a great medium body! And so creamy it is almost able to be chewed. Just a joy to sip again and again.

Overall- This beer is pretty good and just keeps getting better with every sip. I would never believe this beer was twelve percent ABV by how well masked it is by the complex flavors. I would certainly have this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 04:54:04 | More by Pintofbrown
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-14-2012 05:14:33 | More by tclapper
Photo of dbmernin83


4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours the deepest, darkest ambery purple, with an inch and a half of fizzy head that dissipates fairly quickly.
Booze, cloves, and bananas on the nose. Did I mention the booze?
Big booze in the front, followed by clove-y, banana-y, yeasty, goodness, followed by more booze. The alcohol is definitely loud at this party, but compliments the big sweetness.
Great carbonation, thick.
This, and regular Aventinus hold a special place in my heart for being some of the first craft beer I've ever drank and they still hold up after all my experiences.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 23:34:42 | More by dbmernin83
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Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +17.9%

01-13-2012 11:28:21 | More by beerhunter13
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

01-13-2012 05:53:20 | More by Huntbuc
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

01-13-2012 03:22:51 | More by bobv
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-11-2012 00:34:43 | More by snowsurfer422
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-09-2012 21:33:53 | More by djrn2
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dirty brown with a creamy white head. The head is pretty thin and leaves a very tiny bit of lace on the glass. Looks amazing.

S: Smells like bubble gum at first. There is also some banana and a tiny tiny bit of malt. This is one of the best smelling beers I have ever had.

T: This tastes like bubble gum too. The sweetness blows me away and is very nice. There is also a nice amount of fruit and when the beer lingers on my palate long enough, I start to get a nice amount of malt.

M: Has a very awesome crispness to it. it tingles on the tongue and the back of the throat, which makes it very enjoyable.

O: This is for sure one of the best beers I have ever had in my life. It's so amazing I just can't get enough of it. Well worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 05:42:49 | More by gtermi
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-07-2012 18:07:45 | More by towlea25
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New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-07-2012 03:56:56 | More by mattyrubes
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-06-2012 03:55:34 | More by Stoffel
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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