Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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3.95/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
05-29-2009 04:25:49 | More by ThirstyBird
3.18/5 rDev -25%
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.
04-25-2009 05:56:30 | More by BarrelO
4.33/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
12-14-2005 19:09:16 | More by badbeer
4.05/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
09-14-2008 20:24:25 | More by MMAJYK
4.53/5 rDev +6.8%
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
12-29-2007 04:02:37 | More by baos
4.15/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
01-16-2013 04:35:43 | More by gpogo
4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
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 dont 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 dont have any more of these. Ill have to pick up another on the next trip to the store.
02-28-2005 04:47:25 | More by blitz134
4.05/5 rDev -4.5%
Bottle marked as bottled in 2006 and numbered 12651. I'm a big fan of the standard Aventinus so this is a natural step.
This Eisbock pours a very murky and hazy brown color. Completely opaque due to the hazy wheat except for the very edges of my over sized wine glass. No head, just a three hundred and sixty degree collar.
First sniff makes me think of lots of fruit with a bit of a boozy background. Plenty of clove and banana as well and not unlike banana bread. No hops, just wheaty malts.
For a strong brew this hides the alcohol very well, but there is a definitive warming effect. The clove and spices are increased in the nose, but unfortunately the banana loses some ground. Hints of dark fruit make me think of this beer as a German quadruple, but please note do not approach this beer as such. Not a trace of hops.
Mouthfeel is smooth and the mouthfeel is very fine. All of this combined with the wheat makes for a near creamy smoothness. As noted previously, the alcohol is deceivingly absent, but there is a distinct warming effect. Pleasantly enjoyed as an Aventinus sipper. Shares all the qualities of the standard Aventinus, but amplified. I particularly enjoyed this being that its a colder evening. Pair this with any sort of cake or pastry featuring fall fruits.
10-31-2007 03:32:59 | More by Jmamay22
District of Columbia
4.1/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
10-15-2009 05:59:06 | More by kshankar
3.7/5 rDev -12.7%
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.
05-23-2004 17:16:51 | More by necoadam
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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