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

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2,138 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,138
Reviews: 1,061
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 148
Gots: 162 | FT: 4
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 berley31
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of DoctorDog
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.2 oz. bottle into an oversize wine glass.

A- Rich, dark, translucent brown. Pours with very minimal white head, which fades quickly, leaving but a few tiny, inconsequential spots.

S- Smell is sweet and malty, with a bit of fruitiness (bananas and prunes?), and a touch of anise/cloves.

T- Sweet and malty, with hints of dark fruits/ripe banana. Bit of alcohol bitterness on the finish. 12% ABV is very well blended.

M- Moderate/low carbonation, but fairly full feeling and smooth. Bit of alcohol warming.

D- Considering the high ABV%, pretty good. Nevertheless, the level of sweetness + ABV would make me want to limit this to a one and done experience.
4's all around on this one.

Future outlook: Not stylistically one of my favorites, but a nice, interesting change of pace. I might get this one again to serve the same purpose sometime down the road.

Photo of kguard
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hockeypuck
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of qcghost
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of stoutman
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A tasty dopplebock loaded with weisse and whiskey flavors. Packs a potent punch to even the most robust of drinkers. bottle number 01171 - 2001.

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

Had this from the bottle at Emerald Coast Brew Fest in Pensacola, FL in 09/2007, dont know how I forgot to rate this. Poured an attractive caramel/brown color. Had a nice white head that hung around a while. Aroma is sweet, possibly of caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet up front, but finishes with a bit of a sour note. Mouthfeel is good. Drinkability is high for a beer with an abv north of 8%. My first weizenbock.

Photo of LordAdmNelson
3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy apricot brown with quickly receding sandy head. With the nose I'm getting clove, booze, rum raisin, banana, and some bubblegum. Taste is about what I expected, exactly like a concentrated Aventinus. I'm sorry to say, however, that in this case, making the beer stronger did not make it better. The problem is that some of the subtleties of Aventinue now have to wrestle with an almost overpowering booze note. It comes through as hot, even though this bottle is probably about 7 months old. Flavors, though, are clove, banana, rum raisin, and toasted malts. It's clean and nice, though too hot. Prickly feel, I really wish this was a bit smoother. The hotness subsides a bit as the drink goes on, but still give me regular Aventinus.

Photo of jewellrunner
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of goindownsouth
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Consumed on 08.26.06 at The Farmhouse in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

Deep and cloudy on presentation, this dark brown brew offered a deep and rich head, that later offered excellent retention. Aromas were strong, almost musty with notes of grains and some spice. Smooth and creamy on the palate, the malt body kicks in high gear on contact. Luxurious, almost like high end chocolate, honey, toffee all rolled into one.

A fantastic brew, to be sure. Complex and deep, without a doubt. Do not rip yourself off, be sure to swirl some of the brew around in the bottom of the bottle to ensure you get all of the great yeasties into your glass. Essential. A true treat, whether you love wheat beers or not.


Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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

a: pours a very dark brown almost black color with about three to four inches of pillowy head. A few yeast floaters
s: dark fruits with deffinate bannana aroma, alcohol present in the nose. Cinnamon, notes of nutmeg
t: similar to the aroma, dark fruits sweet cinnamon, alcohol, bannana
m: medium bodied beer with good carbonation

overall, this was an enjoyable beer

Photo of StlHopHead77
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 2009/10625

A-Pours a murky cola brown with flakes of pale yellow sediment throughout.An aggressive pour yielded 2 fingers worth of tawny/off-white head that slowly faded to a thin consistent crown that left gorgeous sticky lacing.

S-Caramelized banana,clove,fruity alcohol notes
(almost port-like)and hearty,toasted wheat.

T-Sweet with golden raisin,overripe banana,clove,toffee,mild tobacco and date.Strange as it is,at times it reminds me of Sugar Smacks cereal.

M-Full,rich and complex.Perfect carbonation and balance between sweet and earthy.

D-This beer is almost too easy drinking.ABV is non-existent.

Photo of tbeer40
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of khiasmus
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of CDCNAM
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of willjschmidt
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into the proper Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with red hue. Thick light tan head.

S: Alcohol, spices, clove.

T: Rich malty flavor. Clove and banana. Dark fruits, rum, very spicy finish.

M: Full bodied, not as syrupy as I expected.

D: A very interesting brew. Very concentrated and bold flavors.

Photo of cowboy83
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of n00blar
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of seand
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of Elfastball7
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of rale
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of eat
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of allstar255
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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