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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,945 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,945
Reviews: 1,033
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 124
Gots: 111 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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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BDIMike

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown color. On the edges there is a more copper-brown color. There is a lot of carbonation to start that dies down fast, as does the thin tan bubbly head that it creates.
Smell has a lot of strong balanced smells in it. There is a really strong and fresh plum smell. Also, there is a nice toffee malt smell with a good vanilla.
There is a very nice taste to this brew. The toffee malt is very strong to start that is then taken over by a nice plum flavor. There is also a good aftertaste of alcohol/bourbon that has a good vanilla flavor.
Mouthfeel is a little thin for my liking, but is very smooth all the way down.
Drinkability is very good on this beer. This beer has a ton of taste, but a lot of them balance each other out that allows one to keep drinking. This is a great beer that ends with a very warm feeling in my tummy. Great beer to warm you up on a cold night.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 01:59:24 | More by BDIMike
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2005

The beer pours a very nice little head that falls leaving a good lacing behind. The color is very dark dark amber color. The color is sweet and very good. The taste is wonderful stuff, it is strong with great flavors of the original weizenbock. The mouthfeel does still have a bit of a bite to it, very carbonated. Overall the drinkability is very nice, something I would have once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2007 09:48:36 | More by Erdinger2003
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ShadesOfGray

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into my Delirium Tremens snifter/tulip glass. The pour versus final fill is interesting. Pours a medium to light colored caramel color, head starts forming imediately! The great thing in appearance is as it fills the glass, it ends up being a very dark brown color. Head is very large, creamy, fizzy...and has great retention. Leaves a thin, yet solid coting of lacing around the glass. As the head dissapates, it remains for a while as a thin surface of cream.

Aroma is great! Sharp, spice, sweet, and smooth! Booze is noticable in the nose. Heavy malts...resembles a solid Belgian strong dark ale.

Smooth, full bodied...and creamy! Wow, this has a great mouthfeel. Booze definitely hits late, but hard. Has a very warm slide down the throat. Big collaboration of honey, toffee, and fruits...although, I'm having trouble picking out the exact fruits. Overall, through the syrup like texture, it's mostly sweet and malty...no real bitterness to speak of, and definitely a great eisbock!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 02:09:38 | More by ShadesOfGray
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allenson21

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-04-2013 03:58:52 | More by allenson21
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MUSHROOMCLOUD

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle # 07421 / bottled 2004

Aventinus Eisbock is a dark ice tea color (kind of murky amber) with lighter highlights towards the bottom of the glass. A 1/4" beige head recedes quickly down to a cap. Ton of particles floating around. Visibly high carbonation. No lace left.

The nose is spice, licorice, alcohol, fruit and an odd aroma of latex.
Pretty complex but it is almost overpowered by the alcohol.

The first taste was full of rich toffee and caramel. The alcohol is evident. Dark fruit like a ripe plum begins to emerge midway through. There is a good deal of sweetness in the finish.

This beer has a rich, heavy mouthfeel. Highly carbonated. Big-time warming effect. This is definitely one for sipping with the high ABV. This beer has vague similarities to Aventinus (IMHO), but if I tasted them blind I don't know that I could pick them out as relatives.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2005 03:58:52 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
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WJVII

Wisconsin

4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was the first I had on a walking tour of brauhaus's in Munich (reviewed from notes). This brew poured into a pint glass had a wonderful deep purple color with a great tan head that didn't seem to go away. The smell was extremely floral with hints of wheat, yeast, deep malt characteristics. The taste was similar to the smell with a very floral start that melted into a yeast and clove filled finish. The beer was thick, but not too much. Only negative would be I could only drink the one being at the beginning of the tour and all.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2008 13:53:27 | More by WJVII
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cubedbee

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 023817. Pours a deep dark purplish brown with a thin head that immediately disappears leaving behind tiny carbonation bubbles hitting the surface. Smell is sweet caramael, molasses, raisins, plums, banana, and just a touch of spiciness. Taste is sweet and fruity upfront giving way to caramel, wheat, and oak flavors and an alcoholic spicy finish. Hops aren't really detectable, but they must be there since the sweetness stays in check and never becomes cloying. Mouthfeel is full bodied, slick and mildly carbonated--great for sipping. This is a really nice beer---extremely drinkable and tasty for it's alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2005 00:43:47 | More by cubedbee
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sabrills70

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz brown bottle with bottle # 00490/2005 on the back. Pours a murky brown with some sediment. No head or lace to speak of. Looks thick. Smells of dried dark fruits, brown sugar, alcohol. Very complex. Again dried dark fruit and brown sugar. Very fruity. Thick and syrupy. Hard to drink on a warm June night. Not the best Eisbock I have had but it shoul age very well. I think I will buy some more and stash them away. This one was just too young.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2006 02:50:57 | More by sabrills70
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12%

10-12-2012 21:49:21 | More by GreyGhost4
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Wayne17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-29-2014 00:00:07 | More by Wayne17
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oakbluff

Manitoba (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy reddish hue with thick head. Nose is clove, some smoke and banana. Taste- very rich brew- honey sweetness with the spicy malts. Finish is hot and dry. Mouthfeel is thick but not too syrupy. This is the definition of liqiud bread. Drinkability is high given the booze level in it. Luckily the richness counterbalances as more than a couple bottles of this would be a quick end to the evening. Very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2008 00:14:21 | More by oakbluff
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yeaprolly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-12-2014 23:38:57 | More by yeaprolly
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-26-2013 11:28:08 | More by ReeseMax3
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KillaB

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-29-2013 09:08:24 | More by KillaB
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy brownish muddy body. Almost no head after an aggressive pour. Not a thing of beauty.

Sweet marshmallow nose. Banana/clove presence is notable. Massive.

Sweet with spice and alcohol warming. Banana and spicy marshmallow flavors. Spicy clove-ness is big here. Complex and intruiging.

Very thick, almost gelatinous mouthfeel.

Moderate drinkability. Very good, but a slow sipper.

Thanks to cburian for sharing this with me!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2007 20:54:03 | More by ghostwalker
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-03-2013 18:50:01 | More by Profchaos20
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-05-2012 20:11:09 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12%

01-11-2013 21:02:24 | More by rale
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Jmamay22

New York

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2007 03:32:59 | More by Jmamay22
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-17-2013 04:10:59 | More by andthevolcano
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tjsmith910

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12%

09-08-2013 15:33:43 | More by tjsmith910
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-01-2014 01:03:56 | More by RKing44
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

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

500ml bottle
12.0% Abv

I tried this beer on December 23, 2007 after purchasing from my local LCBO outlet. The beer poured a dark brown with a fluffy tan coloured head which didn't very long. The aroma was malt and sugar. It was a sweet smell. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied, slightly creamy, and medium carbonated. The flavour is primarily malty, but there is a peppery sense to the taste as well as an almost licorice taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 04:16:50 | More by cyrenaica
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WTKeene

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-06-2014 05:53:39 | More by WTKeene
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beerhan

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-18-2012 19:36:57 | More by beerhan
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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