Aventinus Eisbock
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn

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Style:
Bock - Eisbock
Ranked #2
ABV:
12%
Score:
95
Ranked #932
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 10.96%
Reviews:
1,232
Ratings:
2,807
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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
95
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Notes: 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

(Tap 9)
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Storm_Rryder from Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice "warm" beer ! Bread like flavor that i find in all beers from this brewery. Some caramel sweetness, subtle spices with it? It has some resemblance to a Belgian. Awesome !

May 29, 2021
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OK_Denise from Oklahoma

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I can see why this is rated so high, it is really a fine example of the Eisbock style. The ABV is pretty high, but you really do not taste it too much. Strong fruity (banana, raisin?) flavor that is appropriate. The finish actually seems a bit sweet to me but that could be just my odd taste buds. Highly recommended to anyone interested in this style of bier!

May 06, 2021
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officerbill from New York

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nothing special as far as looks are concerned; kind of a muddy reddish brown with a quickly dissolving tan head.
But when you bring the glass up to your lips you discover why this is a world class beer.
The aroma gives you a good idea of what is to come once the beer passes your lips. Sure there's some alcohol there, but what you taste is a balanced blend of caramel, brown sugar, dates, raisins, those Pantera brown bread rolls, molasses, a little banana bread, I keep thinking there is some walnut in there.

This is one of the best beers I've ever had an the exemplar of the style

Apr 25, 2021
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CaptainHate from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on May 5, 2016. Bought this at a bottle shop where the owner advised to cellar this for a while and today is that day. Poured into a Simon Pearce tankard bought on vacation in 2019, produced a clear dark amber body under a medium off white head. Smell has a lot of malty sweet ingredients with the wheat banana and cloves morphing to molasses and raisins. Taste reflects the smell although very rich and full. Even though the alc is well hidden, self preservation dictates a slow sipper. Although it's tempting to think of the Bavarian cuisine which would compliment this, I'm thinking more a post desert sipper. I'll try to find a younger bottle for comparison sake except I'm afraid it will only disappoint. But that's why we experiment right?

Apr 25, 2021
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Anders91 from California

4.94/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: dark brown with plenty of head

Smell: wheat, yeast, banana, as well as dark fruit and malt, also some booze, like a stronger Tap 7, which is of course what it is

Taste: candied sugar, dark fruit, malt, yeast, sorta like the German version of a quad

Feel: just the right amount of carbonation

Apr 24, 2021
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GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle with date code:"20 190 250620" June of last year?
Poured into a willie becher shows a hazy, reddish-brown body that glows orange when backlit with active rising bubbles. A generous 3" head of off-white mixed bubbles impedes emptying the glass in one even pour and recedes to a 1/8" cap that leaves the glass clean behind.

Dried fruit aromas abound joined by dark sugar and banana and the flavors match. Raisin, molasses, prune, banana, brown sugar, caramel, and booze are all found in each sweet, full, gulp.

Overall a heavy beer with obvious booze but instead of heavy starchy foods, I'd suggest pairing with greens and maybe roasted vegetables with balsamic and sausages.

Apr 23, 2021
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish color with copper edges and a finger of beige head. The nose has raisins and bread along with a whiff of alcohol. Oddly, this offering's nose is not as complex as standard Aventinus.

The flavor profile is not nearly as sweet as I was anticipating. Like the nose, there are raisins and bread to accompany the dry alcohol. The finish is quite dry.

The alcohol is not as pronounced as the nose would indicate. But, it certainly packs a punch.

I was expecting a more concentrated and intense version of Aventinus. That's not quite what I experienced with this offering. This offering had approximately 9 months of age on it, so it should have still been a little young given the high ABV.

I'm going to attempt a side-by-side-by-side with this Aventinus Tap 6 and Kulmbacher's Eisbock. Other than me likely falling over after such an experiment, I think such a comparison would prove fruitful.

Apr 17, 2021
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minnaow from Texas

4.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Completely different from the progenitor, yet still keeping the beautiful and simple spirit, make it an even more special night with this one. Pairs great with cigars, too.

Apr 02, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl. oz. bottle, bought in Denmark. Bottle number 054113. Pours murky brown with sediment / floaties, enormous head that soon subsides. Delightful intense aroma of yeast, over-ripe bananas, brown sugar, caramel, treacle, oak, alcohol and spices. Flavour is very powerful, malty and sweet with plenty of brown sugar, oak and spices, and a tremendous alcoholic punch. I guess I’d prefer the ordinary Aventinus on a regular basis, but the Weizen-Eisbock is definitely a treat for the dark winter nights, or whenever you want to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Mar 19, 2021
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the_nudge from Canada (BC)

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse adventinus eisbock
A: Pours an almost opaque dark caramel brown with medium sized beige head and lacing that quickly fades 3.5
S: fruity and malty - apricot, raisin, plum, dates, prunes, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and general booziness 4.25
T: mostly follows the nose, with a smoky and slightly bitter finish 4.5
M: Not too heavy with great carbonation balance, 4.5
O: Pretty great. The booziness comes through on the nose but not the pallet, masking it well at such a high ABV. There’s nothing bad to say, other than I have to remind myself to not drink it so fast. 4.5

Jan 28, 2021
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faraday326 from California

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super rich dark brown with a beautiful layer of thick and rocky foam. Awesome aroma with all the hints of yeast/banana/spice of a wheat beer and some richer/toasier notes. The taste is very unique. It's strong and powerful punch of the wheat beer flavors: yeast and banana bread, but also much deeper richness w/ the toast, bread, and dark fruits. It's also noteworth in its intensity (presumably due to the removal of so much water). It's a _strong_ beer that's loaded with tons of flavors throughout.

A+.

Jan 15, 2021
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark raisin burgundy color with slight haze and a very thick, creamy layer of foam that sits on top without dissipating.

S - Dark fruit, figs, dates raisins, delicate smokiness, and very light spiciness.

T - Dark fruit, figs, spice, and some slight alcohol presence with a little bit of malt showing up. Nice lingering dark fruit and spice on the palate.

M - Warming on the way down with thick, velvety texture on the tongue with some sugary stickiness on the lips.

O - This is a really fantastic beer with alot of depth and personality. Recommended.

Jan 01, 2021
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Souraboutsours from New Jersey

4.86/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is the weirdest beer I've ever had, tastes very fruity and spiced, to me it had no malt taste, or any hop characteristic, but was so different from any previous beer I've had, that I want to drink it again but in a state not as inebriated as I previously had it in.

Dec 27, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this from a bottle.
A: pours cloudy, brown body with thick white head with excellent retention and lacing
S: spicy, banana, clove notes with sweet vanilla notes
T: sweet, spicy, subtle yeasty taste with some biting alcohol; subtle vanilla sweetness
M: full bodied and pretty velvety; nice overall
D: nice mouthfeel and taste combo; nice drinking beer; pretty balanced and fairly subtle

Nov 19, 2020
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fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a huge and persistent white head with extremely fine bubbles. Body is a translucent nut brown. The thing looks almost like a root beer float or an Irish coffee.

Aroma: Smells like a stewed fig jam, with a bit of grain, booze, toffee, anise, and hops. Sweet and herbal.

Taste: Follows the nose. Slightly spicy from yeast and warm from booze. Figs, raisins, toasted bread. Sweet but not cloying.

Feel: Medium bodied with considerable carbonation.

Sep 14, 2020
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sjrider from California

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle - murky and turbid dirty brown water with quickly dissipating khaki head leaving barely a ring of bubbles. Nose is mostly sweet and clean. Taste follows with a slightly sweet but quite clean and almost dry malt influence. This is definitely outside my wheelhouse but I really like it. No evidence of the 12% abv -at all. One of the more unusual brews I have experienced .

Jun 27, 2020
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Hooded from Texas

4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 4/25/2020.
Poured from a 330mL bottle into a Rastal nucleated Teku glass.
The body is dark brown with 3 fingers of beige head. Retention is above average receding to a thin cap. 4.25
The aroma is closer to medium than medium-low in strength and has notes of dark fruit, caramel, and sweet malt. 4.00
The taste is medium-high in strength and follows the nose but with surprising complexity. Also, there's delicious dark plum and a strong alcohol finish. 4.5
The feel is thick, syrupy, slightly creamy, has low carbonation, and a moderately astringent finish. 4.5
Overall, it's powerful stuff and somehow still tastes great. For some reason this beer hit me harder than Imperial Stouts do. 4.5

Apr 30, 2020
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brother_rebus from Maine

2.86/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Brown. Sweet. Kinda thin tbh. Reminds me of the saint bernadus abt 12 flavors with all the fruit and caramel and fig going on. But its not a syrupy. Very wheaty & heffe-tasting yeast flavors going on. Good enough for a poke and a buzz. Probably wouldn’t buy again.

Apr 12, 2020
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Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a dark brown that I would have thought was a root beer if I didn't know better. Very little head retention and no lacing, but it's also 4 years old, so no idea if that's driven by its age.
S: Nice malty smell, with some booze also noticeable, but not overpoweringly so.
T: Interesting. I'm not sophisticated enough to pick up on what the underlying ingredients are, but this is fairly enjoyable. I can taste the alcohol, but it's fairly balanced given it's 12% ABV.
F: Very little to say on feel. Low carbonation, but again, it's 4 years old, so.....
O: I like it, but don't love it. Definitely not a style I'm super familiar with, so this may take some warming up to. For me, this is a sipper that I'll likely enjoy over the next hour +.

Feb 16, 2020
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TheGent from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus Eisbock

Look: This beers pours a deep, dark brown color. It’s translucent with light brown and ruby highlights. A half inch of beige foam quickly disappeared to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. A lot of visible carbonation. A very attractive color.

Smell: The yeast esters pop. This beer has so many different kinds of fruit. Some dark dried fruit but also some fresh fruit. Banana, white raisin, pear, delicious red apple, red grape. Dark bread. Molasses and caramel. Berry tea. Some notes of ethyl alcohol with a deep whiff.

Taste: A lot of raisin, fig and overripe banana sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Mid palate it shifts to less ripe and sweet green banana and dark bread. The finish is long and dries out a bit. Slight burnt sugar bitterness. Walnut. Molasses. Cinnamon spice on the finish and a slight prick from the alcohol. A little woody.

Feel: Medium to high level of carbonation. The 12% certainly shows. Nicely. Warming. Sticky sweetness on the lips.

Overall: Really great. I do think the 12% ABV definitely comes through on the aroma, flavor and feel. But, that’s expected for this style and I have no qualms about it. It’s warming and pleasant, adding to the character of the beer without distracting me. The beer is complex and develops a lot as it warms up.

Jan 25, 2020
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Livyatan1996 from Missouri

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wowza. finally grabbing one of these, trying to knock out those classic euro styles i've never gotten to. into a tulip this is a copper/mahogany color with an off white almost rocky head that's settled to a very thick cap of foam, big chunks left behind from time to time. the aroma is intoxicating on it's own, lots of caramel, dark bread, various dark fruits but mostly dates, and some clove/cinnamon spice. bits of banana and yeast also play around on the nose, really just lovely. the flavor of this thing reminds me of the belgian greats, like a german take on those. initial sips bring a huge mix of flavors, like a date/raisin jam spread over some nice toasted dark bread, with a big slap of caramel/almost maple like sweetness sitting on top. immediately an overripe banana flavor kicks in and then a balancing bitterness controls the back end. there's an apple and yeast quality that join in as it warms a bit and eventually that 12% starts to show its loving face on the palate. still it drinks amazingly smooth, even had me saying "there's no way that's right" when i looked at the bottle. medium-full bodied, coats the mouth but isn't cloying or oily or whatever and a whole lot of carbonation make this go down in a flash. which is maybe not the best but makes for a damn good beer experience. i'll be sure to grab a few more of these and explore the whole style sometime.

Jan 23, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Tan head. Caramel copper copper color.

Raisins, molasses, dark dried fruits, red apples, plums, toffee, caramel, wheat. Tons of flavor here. Very smooth for 12% abv. Medium to full bodied. Maybe a tad more too much carbonation.

Jan 21, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

somehow this famous eisbock has not come into my world until now. i have seen bottle before i think, but never picked one up, but just now saw it on tap for the first time, i had to try it, knowing of its legend! its got a nice deep mahogany to chestnut color, a high rising but quick settling head from the tap, a little bit of a foggy tone, a matte luster, and some obvious density. it smells really interesting, red apple both fresh and dried, figs, maple, molasses, toffee, caramel, wet wood and rich soil, high minerals, lager yeast somehow through all the grain, slight soy or umami, a little cardboard sort of oxidation, some obvious booziness, brown sugar, its real interesting, obviously german, even has a light banana note to it, and seems very agricultural, unique to me, even in this style which is almost always unique from beer to beer. there is crazy fruitiness to the flavor up front, ripe banana, raisin, date, and even a light cherry tang to me, followed by bran and dark crusty bread, some dusty european, even english, malt character, maple, apple, and booze, really complex, and it warms up super well. definitely wheaty, toasty, and hearty, i could probably live off of this without food for awhile, nutritive it seems. the alcohol with the residual sweetness is a lot, its a sipper for me, but its impressive old world beer for sure, i love the yeast character and the autumnal vibe. a very fine example of the style an a famous beer for a reason!

Jan 04, 2020
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky reddish brown with thick, fluffy head that falls away quickly.

Smell is sweet and spicy. Notes of toffee, banana, cinnamon, dried fruiy, golden syrup and yeast.

Taste is spicy and warmingly boozy. Notes of yeast, banana, leather, dried fruit and a fruity bitterness. Very deep and complex.

Mouthfeel rich and smooth, well carbonated.

Overall, a powerful and complex beer, like a cousin to a quad.

Oct 12, 2019
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Lanas from Greece

4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really very strong and impressive beer to drink.. Remind me some "Belgian Quad" or something like that.. Is very rich and heavy with amazing mouthfeel.. Can fill your mouth for fun with the heavy taste and the high alcohol.. The taste is like bittersweet and that is my cup of tea.. Also i can notice many fruits here..
Overall one amazing beer from "Schneider". Is on the same like with the famous "Aventinus Tap 6" in my opinion.. This has nothing to envy.. Has anything you want but is very strong and that is the matter for some people i guess.. Is better to drink this beer after your food...

Sep 19, 2019
Aventinus Eisbock from Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
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