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

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1,999 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,999
Reviews: 1,040
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 129
Gots: 129 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-08-2013 03:28:59 | More by iemailjack
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-12-2013 19:20:40 | More by jucifer1818
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-27-2013 21:10:30 | More by Hopsiam14
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4.24/5  rDev 0%

Appearance is dark brown and very cloudy. Nice tan cap.
Smell is just like that of a excellent dunkelweizen.
There is slight booziness to the taste and a lot of warmth.
Its like the their weizen bock with a kick.
Very thick and creamy.
This is a great beer, but with a doubt a sipper.

02-13-2014 21:30:29 | More by confer
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4.48/5  rDev +5.7%

poured into my aventinus glass

appearance: dark, earthy brown with visible carbonation and a half finger off-white head that very slowly dissipates

smell: this is my favorite part of this beer, and I love a lot of its parts. mild sweetness, inviting spices, and dark fruits in perfect balance. no alcohol in the nose, which is surprising for a 12% brew.

taste: this is just flat out delicious. follows the nose nicely with the sweetness of dark fruits melding together wonderfully with the spices.

Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied (closer to medium) with good carbonation. Although it is a bit thick, it still retains its drinkability. Its a sipper, not due to necessity, but because you want to enjoy every sip.

overall: Ive seen this around at a few different bottle shops but never pulled the trigger until earlier today, and thank God I did. One of my favorites as of late, and maybe one of my favorites period. Must try.

04-21-2013 03:09:24 | More by alex_hart
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Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12%

09-23-2013 22:18:45 | More by Exeter
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-22-2013 18:59:22 | More by bmurray10
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South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -10.8%

A- Slightly cloudy dark amber with a thin cream lace.

S- sweet and malty, with some alcohol and a lot of fruit... orange peel and bananas.

T- Very unexpected. slightly sour, with fruit flavors and honey, but no hops to speak of. Has an interesting quality that I can't place... peppery, spicy, sour, yeasty, biscuity... A little out of style for eisbock... even weise-eisbock seems a stretch. the wheat is there, but not as evident as... some off flavor...

M- creamy, with medium low carbonation, and little linger.

D- I would have a bottle, but not very often.

03-08-2007 05:45:29 | More by khiasmus
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New York

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-17-2011 17:29:18 | More by cowboy83
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-31-2013 04:46:43 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-02-2013 01:49:08 | More by IanSpindler
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-29-2011 18:25:36 | More by Elfastball7
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Quebec (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured into a snifter. Medium dark-brown colour with a good covering of cream coloured head. Great retention, especially for being 12%, maintaining a good covering until it's all gone. Some lacing. This is a beautiful looking beer.

Nice strong smell: lots of yeast, astringency, smoky malt, spices, blue cheese, alcohol, faint floral hops, maple syrup. Great complex smell. I really smell lots of blue cheese...anyone else get this? I can't decide whether I'm into the smell, it's definitely interesting.

Very complex taste. It obviously a lot like regular Aventinus but almost comes off as a concentrate (which I guess, technically, it is). Tons of spice, lots of dark malt, bread, light hops...so many random little flavours that I could never pick them all out. This is one of the most complex beers I've ever had. At 12%, this is unimaginably smooth. I've had 7% beers showing more alcohol. The 12% only shows in a warming feeling.

The body is just off from perfect. Thick and chewy full body with moderate carbonation.

This is a strong beer in every sense: smell, taste and ABV. So intense and delicious. I've tried this back-to-back with regular Aventinus and remember preferring the original, though this is still an awesome brew. I will definitely be buying this again.

01-29-2010 02:53:04 | More by eat
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-01-2014 01:03:56 | More by RKing44
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

07-31-2013 05:26:39 | More by archero
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%

A: Pours a very dark opaque brown, with a lot of thick foamy light tan head. Retains very well, leaving nice lacing.

S: Full with sweetness, spices, and yeast, with hints of dark fruit and brown sugar.

T: Much of what you'd except from the aroma, sweet with strong yeast and spice components. Finishes nicely with some bitterness, slightly dry, with noticeable alcohol warmth. No harshness from the alcohol.

M: Medium smooth carbonation, full bodied, and creamy.

D: Drinks reasonably easily, given how full, heavy, and high ABV it is.

Very nice, definitely worth a try.

12-27-2009 20:35:45 | More by seand
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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottle number 21542, dated 2004. Pours a murky, chunky, dirty brown. Protein chunks everywhere, and a very thin head. Not surprising considering the ABV. Honestly, it's not much to look at.

Aroma is huge. Dark ripe fruits, caramel, sugar, malt, a little banana, and a good amount of alcohol are mostly what I get.

Flavor is without a doubt, the best out of any eisbock I've ever had. Raisons, figs, dates, dark caramel, clove, and fruity belgian yeast are dominant. Sweet, and borderline cloying.... just as I feel an eisbock should be. Also slightly phenolic, with a solvent-ey kind of finish. Reminds me a bit of eiswine actually. Alcohol rears it head after the swallow. Hot finish lingers.

Mouthfeel is thick, chewy, and heavy. Drinkability is decent, but this is definitely a sipper.

This is the best eisbock I've had to date, and I think it owes quite a bit to the wheat. If you like the original Aventinus, you'll LOVE the eisbock!

04-20-2006 04:20:23 | More by phisig137
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%

Bought a bottle to try out on Christmas Eve after all the shopping had commenced. On the back label, it says I had bottle# 2009/02661.

A: Pours a dark ruby amber color. Nice head.

S: Very complex with notes of berries, banana, clove, spices, nuts.

T: Starts with syrup, then caramel, with bits of clove & pepper.

M: Love the way the spices give the tongue a tingle. This is an excellent winter beer!

D: I wish this beer was more readily available. I could drink the Aventinus line for a very, very long time.

12-24-2009 20:54:45 | More by jwhancher
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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

I suspect, post-review, that I may have had a bad bottle due to the variance in my and other reviewer's take on this beer. Take this for what its worth - There was no date code - even year - on this beer. As soon as I can track down another example, I will replace this if it is found I did the beer a disservice in this review.

Liquefied Grape: The color, the nose, the taste, the finish. There's a theme here. Similar to label in color, actually. Leaves no lace trail.

Nose is almost leather-y; cider, straight-up booze vapors, quadruple esters, and most dominantly concord grape.

Taste has wheaty prickles (banana, clove) in a large way, but then gets winey again. What does exist of a wheatiness is nicely intermingled with the alcohol.

The sweetness of this seems to cloy, surprising in that I feel regular Aventinus is the near-perfection of balance. Still, an interesting and valid 'big beer'.

03-28-2006 19:05:06 | More by GreenWBush
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12%

11-07-2012 20:34:39 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

01-19-2013 15:13:17 | More by jl28r1
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

08-28-2013 02:29:51 | More by heytomcat
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New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a delicious looking dark brown with an off-white bubbly head. The glass it comes in is also damn sexy. The nose gives a lot of malt, yeast, acohol, and sherry. When I drink this, I get the heat of the alcohol, as well as the malt from the nose, but I also get raisins and cherry. This goes down creamy, with light carbonation. It's heavy, but delicious, although when I wad one it felt syrupy and cloying. I can do 1-2 of these max.

08-18-2006 04:08:50 | More by dherling
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4.46/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

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

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-12-2013 21:08:51 | More by tbeer40
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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