Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.48/5 rDev +5.7%
Notes from 1-14-12
Appearance: Very good clarity, dark brown- black coffee color with coppery-orange highlights. No head, small off-white lacing.
Aroma: Nice, strong, and sweet. Good amount of bubblegum, cola, molasses, banana.
Taste: Strong and moderately sweet balance. Flavor follows the nose but with gingerbread and faint hops.
Mouthfeel: Very full bodied, thick and lusciously smooth texture. Alcohol warmth in the back of the palate and down the esophagus, little sparkly carbonation.
Overall: Excellent. Well integrated flavors and smooth alcohol warmth. I drank this outside on my porch while it was snowing. It kept my torso warm and the complexity distracted me from my freezing extremities. Got to get more!
02-27-2012 09:06:22 | More by django24
United Kingdom (England)
4.58/5 rDev +8%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of April 2015. Picked up from my local beer specialist some time ago. Been looking forward to this one for a while.
Poured into a Delirium chalice (I don't have an Aventinus glass). A hazy dark brown hue with tons of yeast sediment and strong carbonation. Produces a large head of light brown foam to begin with, but this rapidly subsides to nothing. Aroma - in a nutshell: liquid fruitcake. Notes of plums, dried fruit, marzipan, molasses and brown sugar. A big, warming hit of alcohol in the background.
Tastes of intensely sweet malt with a fruity character and a boozy finish. Notes of prunes, dried fruit, molasses, brown sugar and fruity yeast esters. The alcohol really makes itself known upon swallowing - hot, spicy and astringent, but blending nicely. The mouthfeel is thick and smooth, with a slick sensation from the alcohol. Nice, tingly carbonation. Very astringent - feels like your tongue is being stripped. Aftertaste of fruity, boozy malt.
Mmmmm - very nice. Rich and tasty; makes a fantastic sipper. The booze is strong in this one, but doesn't detract from the experience. Now I want another! Add this beer to your must-try list.
02-27-2012 01:10:30 | More by jazzyjeff13
4.28/5 rDev +0.9%
A: Pours a dark brown with a quarter finger tall off white head which dissipates quickly, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles at the edge of the glass. Moderate lacing is present.
S: Aromas of clove, banana, some alcohol, plum, and vanilla are all present. The smell is very complex and very enjoyable.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by the clove and banana with hints of plum, vanilla, and brown sugar. You can taste a bit of the alcohol but it does not burn and is not unpleasant.
M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: Drinks like a beer with a much lower ABV, there are hints of the alcohol in the smell and taste but it is pretty well hidden - this beer could really sneak up on you. I really enjoy the smell and the flavors of this beer and will definitely be having it again. Though I might add that this is not really a sessionable beer unless you are the ultimate champ - just too much ABV.
02-21-2012 21:51:05 | More by dbrauneis
District of Columbia
4.2/5 rDev -0.9%
Bottle shared with friends, I really love aventinus so I've been jonesing to try this.
The beer pours a nice dark brown color with a very unique almost dark purple color on the sides, very cool look. Some head but it dies quick and has very little lacing, though I don't expect much from a beer of this abv.
The smell is very malty overall, no hops to this at all. Some nice dark fruit notes dominate with some nice dark bread notes to it as well with some candy like sweetness as well. A touch of alcohol sweetness but there is no real heat to it at all. Some great caramel notes as well as some licorice too which is subtle but nice. some lighter tropical fruit type things too.
The taste is very complex and turns out to be exactly what i thought it would be from knowing the original very well. All the favors of the original including the awesome dark bread, Banana clove, Wiezen wheat, dark fruit, caramel, are all there plus some serious new notes of some alcohol complexity. It's very tasty and easy yo drink compared to most 12% beers.
Feel is ok, a little thinner than I would have liked but it rolls over nicely and is not hot at all.
Overall nice beer, but I'll stick with regular aventinus most of the time.
02-20-2012 01:00:27 | More by Dreadnaught33
3.9/5 rDev -8%
Bottle. Pours brown with a long lasting, off-white, foamy head. Aroma is of barnyard yeast, wheat malt, brown sugar and alcohol. The body is full, smooth and creamy. Taste is of dark fruit, wheat malt, yeast and brown sugar. Long, warming finish. The bottle was old, but the brew was still great.
02-17-2012 16:32:33 | More by mikeg67
3.45/5 rDev -18.6%
500mL bottle. Pours a dark brown with light brown hues and a half inch of head. No lacing. Aromas of banana, cloves, booze, and dark fruits. Flavors of banana, cloves, earth, dark fruits and a bit flowery. Some chocolate and vanilla. Almost too sweet. Doesn't taste as boozey as you'd expect from a beer with 12% Abv. Heavy mouthfeel. Overall, not something I could drink all the time but a decent beer.
02-17-2012 07:10:20 | More by PicoPapa
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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