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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

Style: German Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aventinus has been known to be the most intense and complex Wheat-Doppelbock in the world. This was the case in the past, but not anymore... Recently, Hans Peter Drexler, Brewmaster at G. Schneider & Sohn, heard some stories about some extra special Aventinus resulting from some partial freezing during a cold winter transport in the 1930's. He decided to recreate this classic "mistake" to further concentrate Aventinus in a modern, controlled facility. Thus, the Aventinus Eisbock was reborn. Prost!

Georg Schneider VI, 6th Generation Brewer

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001

BEER STATS
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#1,482
Reviews:
1,195
Ratings:
2,723
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
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Photo of BradleySig
4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigschoolrecords
2.75/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KooVee
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle bb 7/2023, so still very young.

Nut brown, excellent lace.

Nose has of course a lot of alcohol, especially as it warms up, but instead of distracting, it intensifies the main focus of rummy caramel on top of flambeed banana with some cloves sprinkled in.

Taste shifts the focus on molasses/dark syrup with a fair bit of balancing bitterness. The size of the taste knocks you back for a minute. All good, though, or better than good. Aftertaste lands on more banana in alcohol but in a very nice, subtle way. A gorgeous dessert. Mouthfeel is thick but not wearying.

In summary, a true classic and the banana and cloves from the weizen base keep on intriguing you beyond the usual aromas of a good beer in this style and strength neighbourhood. Need to try and find aged versions (or start cellaring).

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Photo of rex_4539
3.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Very dark amber, murky color, half finger tan colored head, nice lacing, very light carbonation.

S: Raisins, yeast.

T: Tons of alcohol, raisins, yeast. Reminds a Belgian beer but extremely boozy.

F: Full bodied, lots of flavor. Overly carbonated and boozy, thus difficult to drink.

O: An interesting beer (and style), no doubt. But nothing I would seek again, as I don't like alcohol.

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Photo of heymikew
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robin14
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light on color but full of flavor. I have been afraid to venture out of my comfort zone with beers until several yrs ago in Atlanta I was introduced to this German Gem! Full of flavor and yet not too strong.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A real winter sipper!

Pours a molten reddish, orange brown with fair amount of off white head and lacing and gentle effervescence. Smells of caramel, burnt molasses, banana. Taste is sweet malty notes of dark fruits, raisin, plum and molasses with twang of booze in the middle and a transition to an astringent, clean finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, carbonation keeps it from becoming too syrupy despite its sweetness, alcohol well hidden.

Solid winter warmer, I will definitely stock up and enjoy at the next apres ski.

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Photo of brandoneast
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L -- Pours a very deep copper brown body with a massive four-finger off-white head produced with gentle pour. Fabulous retention and good lacing, as should be expected with a pour like that
S -- Banana bread, yeast ester, molasses, fig, raisin, plum pudding, hint of booze. Very nice and winter-like
T -- Largely follows the nose with additional notes of maple, powdered ginger, and smoke
F -- Fluffy, creamy, and very drinkable for the ABV. Medium+ mouthfeel, medium+ carb.
O -- A fantastic holiday sipper. I feel like I'm sitting in the mountains of Bavaria after a long day of pristine alpine skiing (if only.......)

89/100

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage - said drink before October 2018 - so a month plus past “due” date. Pours a muddy reddish brown with scant head and minimal visible carbonation. Aroma is rich sweet caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, plums, dates. Taste follows - plum, date, dark fruits, hints of molasses, and a sense of the booze but not overpoweringly so. Medium full mouthfeel - light carbonation (more than expect from pour) that finishes almost creamy with a silky boozy crescendo, warming on a cool December evening.

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Photo of wcampbell69
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grackos
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Damn.

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Photo of Houborg1
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Azpittil57
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquidAndy
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Murky nut brown pour.

Intense head of dried fruit, caramel, molasses, raspberry

Rich chewy mouthfeel with nice fine pearled carbonation lending a creamy dense texture.

Intense rush of moderately sweet fruit cake, raisin, roasted nuts, all balanced with a perfect hop note, wrapped in that creamy carbonation.

Hops, fruit cake, and a slowly rising boozy warmth on the finish. Outstanding!

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong esters, sweet malt, alcohol, slight citrus hops, and sight yeast. Fits the style of a German Eisbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of strong esters, sweet malt, strong alcohol, hint of caramel malt, slight citrus hops, and sight yeast. Overall, strong bodied, mostly esters and alcohol, and great feel.

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2.65/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jkblr
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle coded 18.072 (early March 2018?) poured into a snifter at just above fridge temp 12% ABV. The beer pours a dense reddish brown with light khaki head. The head recedes to a thin cap and thick ring. The aroma is only slightly boozy with cherry, raisin, banana and spice all mixed together. The taste is semisweet cherry, raisin, banana puree with a mild biting alcohol finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied with plenty of carbonation, which was a surprise. The finish is undry yet not cloying. There is no discernable bitterness, but somehow the alcohol keeps the sweetness in check. Overall, very good. This is my first go with the style and I would probably prefer a base beer that wasn't wheat. That is personal preference and taste, the beer is really quite well made and enjoyable.

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Photo of rodndtube
4.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This dopple dunkelweiss bock is what I consider to be a benchmark bier--brewed by a top notch weissbier brewery. Top marks across the board which against others are evaluated in this style. This is not an ordinary dopplebock/dunkel weiss being of the "eis" variety. Love it. One of the few 8% or greater biers that I really like or love.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vande
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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