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Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Eisbock Barrique - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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88
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 15.4%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Matured for two years in French Pinot Noir barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-21-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

gillagorilla, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

DrBier, Sep 27, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +4%

CraigTravor, Sep 25, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +5.1%

Beer-Logy, Sep 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

st9647v3, Sep 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

IRONRakkasan, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of AtrumAnimus
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a beautiful rich and extremely cloudy brown with reddish tones when held to the light. IT is so cloudy as to be impenetrable to most light. The head is tinged off white, shallow and tiny bubbles that leaves almost no lacing down the glass.

The nose is spectacular with a very fruity dominance that has strong notes of bananas, alcohol, malt, vanilla and apples.

The taste is smooth and clean with a very sweet malty flavor that is not as fruity as the nose but definitely has some nice complex flavors that are suppressed by the higher alcohol content. Among the classic bread notes and sweet malt there is some subtle apple and banana with a nice yeasty flavor that is super rich.

The mouthfeel is nice and rich and covers the palate so that the full experience of the beer is there to be enjoyed.

Overall this is another phenomenal offering from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn. Everything they do is exceptional and this is no exception. A perfect example of a an eisbock. I highly recommend trying this one.

AtrumAnimus, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

cheah, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

wonothesane42, Jul 26, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

What an interesting beer! A very woody beer that shines with french oak notes. This is bottle 124 of 688 made. The abv is there but smooth, it's very strange. If you can find this brew...grab it as it is very rare. The beer has flavors going on that I can't put my finger on, just a complex, smooth Eisbock.

Bottom Line: rare interesting beer.

themind, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

kwkdmk, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

cbiskit, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

HopStoopid120, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

qazeqaz, Feb 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

KyleRV, Jan 30, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

six ounce pour for $5 USD at 547H.

A - Midnight dark brown that is opaque with lacing on edges of flute.

S - Fig and winter farm smell. (very clean.)

T - Consentrated and heady sweet dry stone fruit that is enjoyable with each taste.

M - Warm coating of sticky alcoholic jam.

O - Figs not raisins define this wonderful example of an eisboch.

hayesjw, Jan 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Oktoberfestgirl, Jan 03, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 365/688.

The beer displays a dark brown / burgundy body, appearing nearly still. Nice aroma, featuring port, sherry, oak, dark fruit, plums, figs. Smooth and complex. This one drinks like a port wine or after dinner digestif. Alcohol presence is there, but not overpowering by any means. Light to medium in body with no carbonation. A fun beer to sip and enjoy.

Huhzubendah, Jan 02, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into tulip glass

Dark brown liquid. No light passes through. No visible carbonation. No foam , no lacings.

Aroma of wine, plum, fig, raisins and alcohol.

Taste of raisins and figs. Sweet. Reminds me of sherry or a tawny port. Definitely a sipping beer. Deep, rich, sweet and intense. Smooth , slick start. No bitter aftertaste. Heavy, thick mouthfeel almost syrupy. Chewy.

This was a recommended pick from my local craft beer store geek. Although the bottle is 11.2 oz, I suggest you share this in sherry glasses and not a full glass pour. Very rich. Would be a great after dinner beer to share with a group of friends.

WunderLlama, Dec 26, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -55.8%

ygtbsm94, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

tmzl, Dec 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

WanderingFool, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Aventinus brands are a masterfully beautiful collision of the worlds of wheat and bock, they've kicked their game up a notch by introducing a bold weave of wood and wine. Its extra complexity and balance takes the beer in a whole new direction.

Its slightly carbonated pour allows a dainty veil of foam to float the murky and mauve ale underneath. Seeming like prune juice, the ale is kind of an ugly duckling however that thin off-white head does amount to a scattering of lace in the beer's wake.

The steady and firm aromas of caramel, toast and "candy store" type of confection note are smooth and rich. Its weizen influence of banana, clove and Juicy Fruit bubblegum are met with raisin, dates, figs and grapes in much the same manner as the standard Eisbock. But the strong tart wine note gives the ale a complex sourish scent that keeps the Weizenbock aromas a bit more muted than usual.

The front of the mouth is greeted by the thin caramel, honey and powdered sugar sweetness that's delicate and playful early on. As the dark, dried, stone fruits unfold on the middle palate, it introduces a sour grape flavor that's somewhat of merlot, cider, oak-aged chardonnay and a lot of wood spice. Its banana, clove and bubblegum taste is diminished in favor for a slight vinegar and limey tartness.

With its light carbonation, the ale sits weightily on the palate and allows its sweet and tart fusion to saturate the taste buds completely. As the ale shifts from the texture of powdered sugar to dryness, it layers the tongue with wine-like acidity, strong peppery tannin and powdery bitterness in its long-lasting finish.

The complex ale really shift from sip to sip to give new flavors and textures along the way. But as it tells a remarkable story, its sour twang pushes it slightly over the edge as it begins to impede drinkability and its sultry malt character.

BEERchitect, Nov 04, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours from the bottle like simple syrup. Murky clarity, light coffee color. A white film gravitates quickly to the sides of the glass, much like kids at a junior high school dance. Not a pretty beer, but perfectly fine for the style.

Smell: A jumbled, complex bouquet of banana bread, dates, apples, plums, and cherry cordial. The many scents, both light and dark, fail to come to a balanced consensus. The overall aroma is softer than expected for such a big beer.

Taste: Even wilder in terms of complexity than the smell, but also matches the smell's peculiar lightness, with each of the flavors being somewhat soft on the tongue. The banana bread and prunes are still there, but are this time accompanied by bubblegum, cloves, and maraschino cherries. Many of the flavors seem out of place in their remarkable resemblance to those of a Hefeweizen. Very little bitterness, as to be expected.

Mouthfeel: Instead of clinging to the throat or the tongue, the alcohol warmth settles in the stomach. The texture starts syrupy and only gets thicker as time goes on. And yet, a good amount of carbonation somehow prevails, assisting in creating a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Was excited to try this, as Eisbocks can be so hard to come by! It was therefore disappointed by the lightness of the flavor and aroma, as well as by the lack of melanoidins. The banana/bubblegum/clove combination was strong enough to have fooled me into thinking this was a Dunkelweizen. Still, this was a tasty beer with some interesting characteristics to keep a sipper occupied.

BethanyB, Nov 01, 2013
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Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Eisbock Barrique from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.