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

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1,954 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,954
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 124
Gots: 114 | 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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South Carolina

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

Had the other Aventinus brew, so here goes the other one. This one pours a dark ruby with a carbonated head the fizzes at the beginning before settling into a ring around the glass. Smell is a replica of a hefe weizen, bananas, gum and honey dominate the aromas, though the smell is a lot thicker.

As soon as the beer hits your mouth, you know it's not a hefe. Syrupy thick with a big peppery kick. Plums, prunes and bananas dominate the taste. Alcohol kicks you in the teeth and warms you on the way down. Judging from the description, it tastes exactly as you would assume: it's a what bock on steroids. You can feel 12 percent, but not in an undesirable sort of way.

This is totally different from the other eisbock (Kulmbacher) I have tried, which I don't think was made with wheat. But I may be wrong. This is a great and unique beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2007 08:25:20 | More by saintwarrick
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New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on June 26th 2010 at Novare Res in Portland ME. Served in an Aventinus weizen glass, 300mL for $7.50, room temp from a CASK(!!!!) sitting on the bar. Review transcribed from notes.

Thick cloudy dark brown brew, no light passes through the center of the glass and only a glimmer around the edges. This even though the glass is not very wide. Thin white head clings heavily. Nose is gigantically thick and sweet, a ton of dried fig and raisin, then banana, bread, nuts. Taste is thick, syrupy, sweet, very creamy, flavors same as the nose. It is cloyingly sweet, but what do you expect?! Alcohol is mostly hidden but still felt a bit. There's a mixed hop bite to balance the sweetness a bit, but it doesn't do much more than take the edge off of it. Some peppery alcohol develops as it warms in my hand. Huge, thick, sweet... very tasty and very filling.

Serving type: cask

08-01-2010 03:43:47 | More by BeerNinja007
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-09-2012 22:27:14 | More by allstar255
Photo of csiewert


4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer enjoyed at the Abner in a pint glass. Pours a reddish brown with a trace of off white head that leaves no lacing and has little retention. The aroma is strong with caramel and figs and spices. The taste starts with notes of fog and caramel and then finishes with a slight alcohol taste, but not nearly as much as you would think for a 12 point beer. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth fo the amount of alcohol. Overall a great beer... But leave it to one.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 23:30:58 | More by csiewert
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-28-2011 23:11:35 | More by n00blar
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-20-2013 20:27:40 | More by Luk13
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3.35/5  rDev -21%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy dark brown, little to no head and some sediment at the bottom. Nasty junk at the bottom of a snifter, doesn't look very appealing at first sight. Aroma is sweet dark fruits, some light hops.

Taste is sweet and juicy, dark caramelized malts with a hint of sourness. Lots of barleywine flavors: raisin, plum, burnt sugar, mash that's been sitting out a little too long. Alcohol elements aren't real apparent, though.

Mouthfeel is slick, thick and chewy. A mild carbonation bite keeps it from being syrupy. Flavors aren't as sharp as others have described in this beer (different bottle/label as shown in the pic), I have a suspicion that this sample may be a little old. Tastes like a waste of a perfectly perfect Aventinus, if you ask me…

Bottle number "2004 / 06223"

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2005 03:26:42 | More by assurbanipaul
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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a 12-oz pint glass. Deep rich brown color with a 1.5 inch head. Some orange hints shining in through the light. Overall, it's a very dark and even cloudy beer. Very interesting looking; not sure if I've ever really seen another beer quite like this. Beautiful bouquet. Sweet and malty aroma with hints of plum, raisin, and prune. Floral and fruity, but not citrusy at all. This beer smells very nice. Quite tasty too. Some molasses in the flavor; maybe some far-away hints of vanilla. I can taste some banana as well. Again, I get raisin and prune in the taste as well. A nice hop freshness settles in on the roof of the mouth as well. Very rich and malty, like a good bock should be. The mouthfeel is a tad thin, but still solid. A very drinkable beer, and one that I could enjoy a few of in one setting. Watch out for the high alcohol content, which I was actually unaware of when I purchased it. I would definitely recommend this bock to fans of the genre and to neophytes alike. Seriously, the more I drink it, the more I like it. This is a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2006 23:11:11 | More by Atlas1
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-10-2012 14:00:52 | More by YamagamiTravis
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-15-2011 08:27:56 | More by ej285701
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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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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: syrupy, coke-like appearance. The head came on semi-strong after a vigorous pour but vanished almost immediately. Didn't expect much head from a 12%'er. Yeast conglomerates floated in the Ruby-hued body.

Aroma: Huge raison and sweet mollasses smell kicks you right in the face. The sweetness is detected just by the awesome nose on this. A hint of clove is detected beneth the heavy alcohol.

Taste & Mouthfeel: A sweet malt is dominant in front of the mouth as a thin layer of alcohol warmth runs throughout the entire mouth and throat. The dried, dark fruity taste finishes strong and leaves you wondering if this is a beer or a desert. The high alcohol warms the entire body and remids you how wonderful this would be on a cold winter night in Wisconsin.

Drinkability: Great beer that holds eisbocks as one of the finest styles available in my mind. Not for the weak, but also could be enjoyed by many who enjoy ports and cognacs. Couldn't really see myself drinking this more than every once in a while because of the strength of it, but it is phenomenally smooth and soothing after a long day. Just be carefull; this one packs a mean wallop!

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2005 01:21:10 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Tap House describes this one as "An Aventinus Milkshake" so yeah, I had to try one. Served in a frosted Aventinus glass, looks about a 14oz serving.

A - Deep dark brown coloration, beautiful head of froth that never left, great, thick layers of sedimentary lacing. Pair all of that with the gorgeous Aventinus glass, and yeah, perfect presentation.

S - Aroma of mint chocolate chip ice cream. I thought I may have been hallucinating, so I had a few others near me take in the aroma as well. While no one agreed with my ice cream theory, we all agreed on a strong dark chocolate presence.

T - Has the big yeast profile of Aventinus with a great dark malt backbone. Dark fruits also populate the body at various points, but the abv is quite apparent, and now, seeing the 12% mark on the site, I know why.

M - Smooth and creamy, but the alcohol burn causes a hit here. Full bodied.

D - Sorry, this is a delicious and balanced brew, but I could not do another, this is potent stuff. I'd recommend this one with confidence at any rate though, as it is quite tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2008 00:13:10 | More by PhageLab
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Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12%

08-18-2013 15:37:53 | More by FadetoBock
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours very dark and noticeably cloudy brown. The head doesn’t last long at all, but then again that’s to be expected with this style. Very malty aroma, mostly dark fruits accompanied by pungent alcohol. There is also some clove and banana too. The flavor is intensely malty, one of the maltiest I’ve ever encountered. Dark fruits (raisins, prunes, etc), some dark rum notes, chocolate, toffee, but interestingly there are also wheat beer flavors as well; that yeasty combination of banana and clove spice. An alcohol bite persists throughout and a nice roastiness makes an appearances towards the finish. Syrupy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Now, I should mention that this one has been in my cellar for about a year and a half, so it’s a bit mellowed. In fact, I’ve had fresher examples of this brew on several occasions and I can tell it’s quite a bit richer than my review might indicate. The nice thing about this one (and regular Aventinus as well) is that it combines wheat beer and eisbock/dopple-bock flavors, which is a combination ya don’t find to often. Anyway, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2005 05:57:50 | More by arguemaniac
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-31-2013 15:39:06 | More by paulys55
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-19-2014 18:15:36 | More by mrcraft
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Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This stuff poured a very thick and cloudy dark red/brown with very little head. Smell is very nice like the original, only stronger, banana clove aromas dominate. This stuff tastes really good, sweet banana bread and wheat malt are dominant here. Mouthfeel is a bit heavy on the alcohol, but very full and quite satisfying.

Alcohol level in this brew can make it a challenge to drink, definitely worth saving for an after-dinner dessert and then in small quantities. Large quantites can be headache inducing, but overall this is still a really good and complex brew that is worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 04:19:38 | More by funkengruven
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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle. Leaves an espresso foam colored one finger head with good retention. Body is dark garnet. Looks great.

Smell - plums, cloves, bananas, dark malt bread, and medicinal alcohol.

Taste - cloves and bananas, plums, cherries, and raisins. Strong, medicinal alcohol on the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - full and semi-dry.

Drinkability - this is very good, complex, and rewarding. At 12% abv, it is obviously not sessionable. Enjoy in small quantities and with food.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 15:34:59 | More by ultralarry2006
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-17-2012 21:48:19 | More by kayrex
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

02-12-2014 08:51:03 | More by Raziel313
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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- This beer pours extremely dark with a nice tan head, which quickly dissipates.

S- The nose has a few things going on; it largely reminds me of a fruitcake laced with alcohol.

T- This beer is packed with flavor: yeasty and boozy dark fruit co-mingle with notes of banana, bubblegum and clove. An alcohol burn is prominent in the finish (I found this rather warming; not offensive)

M- Full body. It's slightly creamy at first, but this sensation is scrubbed away by the warming alcohol and the beer's effervescence.

D- Judging by the alcohol content, I'd call this a "heavyweight", but judging by the pallet, I'd say I could enjoy at least two of these bottles in a sitting. Despite the fact that this is a "big" beer, I'd say it's quite drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 17:41:39 | More by jgasparine
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3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Julian/Providence
A - Poured somewhat hazy reddish brown. Light tan head that stays around.
S - Sweet malt,honey, clove. Smells sweet and sticky.
T - Honey, cherry. Very sweet malty beverage. The alcohol definitely comes through.
M/F - Quite viscous..medium I suppose. Lightly carbonated rather sticky this one.
D - Pretty tasty but also very serious at 12%. A little goes a long way. I would like to try this with some age on it as the alcohol burn would certainly subside a bit.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2009 04:25:49 | More by ThirstyBird
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3.18/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Bottle number 28404 from 2008.

A: Dark with a head that quickly fades and leaves a thin film on the surface.

S: Cloves, bananas, and sugar. Like regular Aventinus turned up to 11.

T: Again, cloves, bananas, and sugar. It gets pretty cloying in a hurry. Slight roasted aftertaste.

M: Heavy. Not much carbonation.

D: It's an interesting idea, but in the end, it was way too big for me. I didn't come close to finishing the bottle. If I'm going to have this in the future, I'm going to have to split it with three or four people.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 05:56:30 | More by BarrelO
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-29-2013 01:29:23 | More by CDCNAM
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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