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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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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-17-2012 21:48:19 | More by kayrex
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-12-2014 00:38:34 | More by TubaDan
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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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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-17-2011 14:56:21 | More by Vylo
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-13-2013 20:28:32 | More by iKrystin
Photo of badbeer


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

Bottle number 040372. Beer poured out a burnt caramel color. Smells of yeast and banana, wonderful! Taste is caramelly with a strong presence of banana and various fruits. Mouthfeel is very syrupy and has an alcohol burn in the end, though not enough to take away from the beer. Drinkability is good, though I wouldn't want to have a lot. One is probably enough in a night.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2005 19:09:16 | More by badbeer
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-09-2012 22:27:14 | More by allstar255
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-20-2013 18:05:13 | More by StubFaceJoe
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4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle #2007/12727

A. Milk chcoclate brown with a few floaties. Head is off white, 1/2" and very soft and fluffy.

S. Bananas and cloves, bubble gum, vanilla, a fruity, estery yeast aroma.

T. Rich chocolate malts, vanilla, oak, some smoked malts and a decent bite from the bittering hop. Candi sugar and cotton candy tastes add to the richness and the finish is super sweet. Alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering by any stretch.

M. Medium to thick, very fluffy in texture. High carbonation.

D. While too sweet, quite enjoyable and refreshing. I will definitely revisit this one again soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2008 20:24:25 | More by MMAJYK
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4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Drinking as I type

12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A: Dark dark reddish amber. Lots of gunk at the bottom, watch out if thats bothersome to you. Two finger head that virtually disappears. Very little lacing.

S: Phenolic, yes there is a hint of kindergarten art class paste there along with a rum and coke smell and a hint of clove and hard cider.

T: Wow there is a lot of shit going on here. Reminds me a bit of Dogfish Head's Raison D'etre, but I like this much much more. Deep dark caramel rum flavors intermingled with dried fruits and clovey spiciness.
Alcohol is strong and one is left with its warmth.

M: With a beer this high in alcohol I was expecting a light body, but what do I know? This one is medium to full bodied. A superb mouthfeel. The Germans know their Scheiße!!!

D: Very strong but if you likie sippie bier then you drink up. Ubermensch likie sippie this bier.

The story behind this beer is really cool. Read the back of the bottle. Serendipity at its finest, and reinvented to boot!!!11

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 04:02:37 | More by baos
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

10-04-2013 17:27:37 | More by azorie
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4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Clear dark brown body with a small off white head.

A- Dark fruit, bananas, caramel, figs.

T- Quite a bit more boozy than the Weizenbock, leaves a bit of an alcohol burn. Superbly sweet. Wheaty clovey weizenbock feel, just stronger.

M- Full bodied and sticks around in my mouth. Moderate carbonation.

D- I was a bit surprised how boozy it was, but it was delicious. I'm not sure I could handle more than one.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 04:35:43 | More by gpogo
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-31-2013 15:39:06 | More by paulys55
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3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Opaque deeo dark brown with a creme colored frothy, long lasting, gently lacing head.

S - Sweet but a touch of heat coming through in the nose. Otherwise, mostly plum or dark cherries.

T - Similar to the nose, but the taste also contains (in addition to the plum/drk cherry fandango) some great spice notes. I'd say perhaps a smidgen of coriander and/or orange zest, a little anise and some of that circus peanut flavor that I find every now and then. Alcohol taste is not well hidden in the back end. It's like a nail polish remover taste that sorta explains the circus peanut thing.

M - Well carbonated, fairly dry and thin, yet sticky?

O - Great fragrance and immediate taste that seems wel balanced at first until the very end of the drink. For the most part it was great. Just a bit put off on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 23:02:55 | More by gopens44
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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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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-01-2013 21:20:11 | More by Dcunicelli
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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Transparent caramel/amber color with an off-white two finger head on top which reduced to a thin layer. Smell is loaded with bananas and tangerine with hints of clove. Aroma also has some fruit esters consisting of hints of raisin. The alcohol is almost totally hidden with only a slight nuance of it coming to prominence as the beer warms. Taste is of banana pudding…so mainly banana flavors with bread and vanilla wafer undertones. Also a slight spiciness makes this beer initially sharp on the tongue. Most of the reviews mentioned the alcohol content being prominent, but I just don’t see it. If anything I think it adds to the sweetness of this beer. Mouthfeel is good as well, but not the most notable portion of this one. Too bad I don’t have any more of these. I’ll have to pick up another on the next trip to the store.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2005 04:47:25 | More by blitz134
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-25-2011 04:16:08 | More by Beefytits4
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

08-17-2012 00:56:09 | More by brutalist
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4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: solid dark brown 330mL bottle with a stylish German-style label. Has me expecting something high quality.

Appearance: very dark amber brown in colour with a limited, fine carbonation just visible. A two-finger head drops quickly to a solid, creamy one-finger with decent retention. Looks good!

Aroma: carries some definite dark wheat aromas - there are the usual bananas and cloves, but with an undercurrent of sweet malts, molasses and dark cherry.

Taste: there are the usual bananas and cloves, but with an undercurrent of sweet malts, molasses and dark cherry. A wonderfully rich and complex beer.

Aftertaste: a touch of sherry accompanies some warming alcohol that fills the mouth nicely.

Mouth feel: rich, velvety and smooth, with a low carbonation. Slides down easy - very nice!

Overall: this is an exceptional German dark wheat ale - smooth in texture with a complexity I haven't seen before in a dark wheat. Top notch!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 10:41:26 | More by SmashPants
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District of Columbia

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

Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Not much retention on it.

Aroma is wheat, yeast, some banana, and spices. Also a hint of dark fruits

Wow. Tastes like wheat, banana, some clove and spice, and there is a sweetness coming from that dark fruit aroma. I can't believe this thing is 12%

Mouthfeel is creamy in a way, has a full body, but it doesn't feel too "heavy".

Well for a beer of this strength, it still remains fairly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 05:59:06 | More by kshankar
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

05-31-2013 07:42:26 | More by Luiz0930
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3.7/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This may have been a bad bottle. Poured out a brownish-amber color with very little head and lots of yeast in there. Looks like a thick brew, the yeast just stays still everywhere in the glass. Smell consisted of malts, carmael, bubble gum, a little fruity notes also hits the nose. Taste consisted of figs, caramel, malty, spiciness as well, with a touch of sweetness that shows up at the end. Blended well together. Mouthfeel was nothing to worry about as well, full bodied beer and also creamy. May have been a little outdated, but the taste held up nicely.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2004 17:16:51 | More by necoadam
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-19-2014 01:40:28 | More by dipso123
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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