Aventinus Eisbock
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn

Aventinus EisbockAventinus Eisbock
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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
Ranked #4
Ranked #1,947
4.25 | pDev: 11.06%
Thursday at 12:09 AM
Nov 05, 2001
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

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Reviewed by ResearchRado from Oklahoma

4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Holy guacamole. That’s just delightful.

Amber. That dense lingering ale foam.

Smells like Christmas and boozy. Like sugarplums and gingerbread.

Like the stewed raisins in bread pudding , sweet tobacco.

Lighter and more carbonated than expected. Still has a faint syrupy texture that makes it feel special.

This is what winter warmers dream of being.
Thursday at 12:09 AM
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle. Dark in color with a small head. Smells of fruit with hints of dark fruit like figs and dates in the forefront. Sweet dark fruit on the tongue, kind of like fruit cake only good.
Feb 23, 2024
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2/2/24 On tap at Apothecary Ale House in Morgantown WV.

Little head and lacing.

Incredible intense malted cider sweetness. Fig and dark cherry. Candied rum, dark fruity fruit cake!
Feb 02, 2024
Rated: 4.34 by darktronica from Indiana

Jan 13, 2024
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Serving: 11.2 fl oz bottle poured into a 9 oz Libbey Embassy snifter glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky dark to medium brown with a restrained froth a tan foam and little lace.

Smell: Plush aromas of dark and dried fruit, caramel, and boozy fruitcake.

Taste: More dark, dried fruit (sultanas, figs, dates), dark bread and cake, fruity yeasty esters, caramel, and some balancing of earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy, silky smooth with medium carbonation and warming alcoholic heat.

Overall: A masterful complex yet integrated wheat beer packing a big malty punch.
Dec 30, 2023
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Medium-light brown head with tan tint, unfiltered and murky, forms a sandy, inch high head, with good retention of a minute or two
Aroma of sweet grain & fruity malt, unfiltered apple cider, champagne grapes, raisins, yeast spice.
Taste of sourdough bread, or a rye, raisin-butter twist pastry, masterfully balanced by bittering hops and soothing alcohol heat as you head towards the finish; feel is soft and full like a pillow, with a medium body and superfine carbonation; as time goes on, a touch of milk chocolate shows up.

Wonderfully malt-forward flavour, yet so well balanced by other elements that it's not as sweet as I'd feared.
Dec 29, 2023
Rated: 4 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Dec 12, 2023
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Reviewed by cambabeer from New York

4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
11.2 Ounce bottle purchased in Lucerne Switzerland.

Pours a mostly cloudy brown with deep rust notes when the light catches it. One centimeter head, light with the slightest tan note. Nose is clove, alcohol, prune, wheat, pumpernickel, molasses, plum. Taste follows with boozy notes throughout, raisin, dark bread, wheat, pomegranate, sweetness. Finish is full bodied, slickness from the alcohol, and warming, with the same wheaty fruit notes sticking around. Fantastic.
Dec 10, 2023
Rated: 4.63 by louiebianchi from New York

Dec 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by mpruden from Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle at fridge temperature into a glass mug.

Look: Dark apple cider with a massive beige head that mostly dissipated within a couple minutes, leaving some lacing, which then also disappeared.

Nose: Light scent of stone fruit with a bit of brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: Very thick, adequate carbonation.

Attack: Follows the nose, plus alcohol. A little more malt flavor as the beer warms.

Finish: All alcohol.

Overall: This is my first Eisbock ever, so I’m hard put to know what to compare it to. It seems to fit the BA style description well. It reminds me somewhat of a Wee Heavy, but I like a good Wee Heavy better. I don’t think this’ll be my favorite beer or style, but that’s not a good reason to downgrade it.
Oct 28, 2023
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Rated by USArmyRangerVet from New York

5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Wow, just wow. Superb.
Oct 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep amber colour. Head lingers longer than expected. Smell is fruity, caramel and boozy. Something seems familiar, but I can't quite name it. Taste is very much the same with a lingering warmess. Freeze distillation does it make more boozy than other beers of the same abv. Feel is smooth and sweet. First time I've really liked a German beer.
Oct 15, 2023
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured a 330ml bottle into a pint glass. A big four finger bubbly tan head on cloudy dark amber brown.The head sticks around to the end. Some patchy lacing.
Spice and caramel in the nose. Sweet. Slightly boozy.
Banana bread, figs, raisin and molasses. Alcohol is present but very smooth.
Medium body and low carbonation.
An awesome beer! Very complex and well crafted. Don't pass it by.
Oct 13, 2023
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Fantastic doppelbock...

Pours out like liquid caramel, dark caramel, but thick and rich as I would imagine it would. The smell is sweet and malty with just enough of the booze to let you know it will warm you up quick...and boy does it. Mouthfeel, though carbonated, is thick and full-bodied which makes up for it. Great beer, kinda off the style, but a welcomed experience.
Sep 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Spade from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark coppery-red body with a thick beige head. The flavor is alcohol with malty sweetness and a hint of toffee. The finish has some slight hoppiness with the cleanness of a lager. If this isn't perfect it's very close.
Sep 02, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by a_pal0 from Italy

Jul 05, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by doctorgary from New York

Jul 01, 2023
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