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

2,622 Ratings
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockSchneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of mwvman
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jera1350
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chocolate syrup brown with a fluffy two-finger head. Cascading bubbles rising throughout. Great head retention with some lacing.

Mouth watering array of caramel, banana, clove, maple syrup and dark dried fruit. Complex and sweet smelling, like a liquid dessert.

Just like the nose and does not disappoint. Some chocolate and caramelized and burnt brown sugar with dark rum. Lots of warm booze and tons of flavor throughout. Rich and tasty.

Medium bodied and mostly smooth. Some sharp carbonation before it warms. Warming from sip to swallow and even after. Nice clean and dry finish.

Very boozy with strong flavors. Hard to be more drinkable at this ABV. None the less, this beer is outstanding. Unique style and a must try for beer lovers.

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Photo of sleazo
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rich cloudy brown woth a rich creamy off white head supported by a steady stream of tiny bubbles. Gorgeous.

A-dark cherries phenols and banana. Nice aroma.

T-first thing that hits a sweetness followed by a those weizen clove and banana flavours. Very reminscent of regular aventinus. Some vague sourness. A very complex brew. You don't get any alcohol notes here as it is subdued for such a strong beer. It definitely opens up a bit as it warms and some caramel malt comes out

M-full bodied and highly carbonated

D-whoa dangerously good. Aventinus is a superior brewery and the Eisbock is no exception.

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Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewdanks
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GilGarp
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle number 2012 23291. Served cool into a goblet.

Deep amber brown color with good clarity on the pour. Thin head settles immediately.

Aroma is sweet, malty, and boozy. Nutty, caramel, and toasted malt.

Flavor is intense and very enjoyable. It has a huge malt backbone which gives it a lot of sweetness but there is still a fair bit of hops to give balance. The alcohol is strong but not overwhelming. I bet it would only get better with a few years in the cellar.

Mouthfeel is big in body, low in carbonation, and well balanced.

Overall a very special beer and I'm glad I finally got a chance to try it.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's quite surprising that 12% alcohol by volume can be so readily hidden. It mildly appears in the nose, and it's not particularily noticeable in the flavor, but you can feel it in the throat. I guess it's the rich malt and yeasty phenolics that help to hide it so well.

Other than it's simply a somewhat condensed, and fortified, version of the standard Aventinus. It's not particularily complex, but neither is the original - rich and full flavor is the name of the game here! Notes of bubble-gum dance with swirling spice and hints of banana across a caramel-soaked maltiness.

In all honesty, I prefer the standard version, but this is a nice diversion.

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Photo of UncleFlip
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It has a brown sugar colour in the glass, topped by just a small head, which is gone fairly quickly.

The smell is malty, with some banana and papaya, as well as a bit of spice.

Flavour is sweet, with a mix of over-ripe banana, malt, and spice. A bit tangy at the end.

Mouthfeel is a bit fizzy at first, turns thick and just a tad cloying.

This one's not bad for drinkability- it's not too storng, but has a bit of Oomph.

Be well

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Photo of goochpunch
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a muddy brown with a thin, white ring of "head." Amazingly strong weizen aromas of banana, clove, and bubblegum. I'm truly taken aback at the how assertive this beer is while smelling it. I, in no way, have to stick my nose in the glass and sniff for this beer's character; it's all upfront. Ditto on the flavors. Tastes like weizen concentrate (which it IS, of course). This is a real treat for anyone who loves characteristic German wheat flavors. The only area that the taste loses points in is that I feel the sweetness could be put a little more in check. Aside from that, this is pretty damned stellar. Does a great job of hiding the alcohol. Mouthfeel is full and fairly slick with a little bite on the tongue. I am impressed with how drinkable this is, especially at its alcoholic strength. Those who do not phenolic beers should steer clear of this one.

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Photo of Guppy314
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a chilled bottle, pours a dark brown with a (for me) thin head that quickly disappeared. Aroma is mostly a clove-heavy spiciness. Taste is more malt forward, but there are a variety of interesting "spice" flavors … the only one I can actually name (sorry) is "cloves".

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Double Jack night at TJs. Who knew they would have had an outstanding tap list FW brew notwithstanding?

The body of the beer is clear with almost no haze, though the deep color prevents it from being transparent. Reddish brown around the edges, while being deep brown and nearly opaque in the middle. No lace. No surprise.

The aroma is of wheaty and bready yeast character, toffee, nutty sweetness, a touch of banana and clove character, and a rounding out of warm alcohol. The taste is more or less similar, though the toffee notes are more pronounced, and they are accompanied by some remarkable plum and fig flavors that really stand out. The finish rounds out with a prickly warmth from the alcohol and a touch of sweet caramel.

Prickly but light carbonation in a medium to heavy body, this beer is a phenomenal offering from Schneider. The fruity depth rivals that of the most well done Russian Imperial Stouts, and the ease of drinking is top notch. At 12%, this is more than a little bit dangerous.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at BC's Pizza and Beer

A: Pours a hazy almost Hershey bar brown with a light tan head.

S: Wheat with banana, spice, and a little booze.

T: Delicious banana and raspberry, a little spice, toasted malt sweetness, and a light touch of alcohol, not in a bad way.

M: Heavy body, low carbonation, a little booze heat, again not in a bad way.

O: This is a big time brew and a delicious one at that.

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4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle.Snifter glass.Enjoyed on jun´11.Dark mahogany in color.Yeast in suspension.Brief small bubbled beige head. Banana is present both in flavor & aroma.E stery,spicy,bready & a quite funny plum mermelade flavors.Hops well hidden by malts. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation.Subtle warming alcohol.Sweet fruity finish. Berries & grapes on the aftertaste.Well balanced beer.Good & refreshing drinkability.

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Photo of Kromes
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A hazy dark brown with a thick tan colored head.

S: Banana, bubble gum, clove, toasted malt, and booze.

T: Initial flavors are of sweet booze and clove spice. This fades into a banana fruit flavor and eventually into a faded clove and alcohol burn. As it warms, a vanilla flavor starts to come through.

M: Heavy and a little syrupy, yet smooth. Burn from the alcohol.

O: I've never had an Eisbock before, so I've nothing to compare to. However, the beer is full of great aromas and flavors. I would definitely pick this up again...especially if I find it for $4.99 on sale again. I think I would clean them out.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown pour (20) with thin off white head, good lace and thin cap. Sweet figs and prune juice aromas. Sweet figs and prune juice up front; chewy caramel candy middle; boozy exhale; creamy raisin finish. Medium mouthfeel; sweet caramel malt/ brown sugar tongue coating. Overall, pours like molasses and drinks like carbonated sweet liquid figs. Perhaps best doppelbock I've had - excellent.

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Photo of thickerfreakness
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle number 04472 from the 2006 batch

Pours a dark amber color and has quite a head that fades very quickly but leaves no lacing. I can tell it is pretty carbonated just because it sounds like a cola after I pour it. Smells like I would expect from a bock up front with some wheat smells afterwards. Raisiny, malty, a little bit of wheat, and a hint of alcohol coming up the rear. Tastes absolutely phenomenal. A smooth mellowed out caramel, malty taste with a hint of the wheat but very little alcohol. The alcohol really sneaks up on you in this one since it comes in at 12%. The mouthfeel is really smooth and goes down easily. Its very drinkable but I can't see myself drinking much else for a while after this.

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Photo of dciBA
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a deep reddish mahogany from the cask into a 12oz tulip. Smells of spicy banana and some alcohol. Taste is very similar to the bottled version with the alcohol being a little more apparent which could just be a temperature issue. Lots of banana and spice. For 12% this is very smooth and drinkable. The abv is noticeable, but not unpleasant. I feel very lucky to have this on cask. top notch wheat beer from schneider as usual.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle of their reserve/anniversary series. This one was brewed in 2006, released for 2013. Poured in a weisse vase, the beer is a deep, dark, chestnut-highlighted brown coloring with a slight haze, no head, and a collection of carbonation bubbles settling onto the surface that you are unable to see throughout the body. Looks solid. Aromas of date and fig all over the forward nose, with a solid richness throughout. Earthy tones, with cherry highlights and a boozy kick. Flavors of roast and old world fruit sweetness on the forward tongue, with a blending of date and fig forming a solid backbone, along with some rich, roasted caramel notes. Earthy tones round everything out, and there is a definite kick of booze throughout the beer. The ABV also has a wine-like character to it. Smooth, robust body that the carbonation lightens, but you still get to enjoy chewing on. Wow! Richly sweet, earthy aftertaste with a building warmth as you go. The finish is robust, smooth, and leaves a cloying layer of caramel and fruit sweetness. Holy hell, this beer is tasty, big, and apparently ages amazingly well.

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Photo of John_M
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at Max's from a wooden, gravity fed keg sitting on the bar.

The beer pours a slightly hazy darkish brown color with OK head retention and lacing. The nose on this beer was just wild, with considerable clove, bannana, sweet fruit and even a slight sour element. This has to be one of the more complex smelling beers I've ever come across. Flavors for the most part replicate the nose, with considerable richness and sweetness. This beer is very intensely flavored, and the mouthfeel is very full and rich indeed. Drinkability is OK, but the alcohol is pretty noticeable, and reminds you to take it easy and don't overdo it.

Impressive. While similar to the draft version, I just think there is all that much more going on in the cask version, especially the aroma profile. This is a good beer, but was an absolute treat to try from the gravity fed keg.

4/10/10 edit. So lucky to be here at Max's for their last gravity fed keg of this nectar. This particular keg is very fresh, and the head retention is spectacular. It's a creamy, milky looking head, looking more akin to the foam on a latte. Lacing is likewise very nice... considering this was gravity fed, I was greatly impressed by this beer's appearance. Always an excellent beer, out of gravity feed keg it's nearly mindblowing.

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Photo of mikeys01
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle, slightly cooler than room temp. The eisbock appears in my glass a clear brown liquid, with highlights of garnet. Carbonation rises slowly though the obviously full body. Arespectable thick beige head appears at first pour and quickly fades to a thin rim of lacing about the edges of my snifter.

Aroma is very sweet, with a bit of cooca and reolant with mature fruit, a tiny bit of banana in there too. Taste very full and complex, with plums and raisins mingling with caramely sweetness and a spicy hint of alcohol. Body is nicely full and the eisbock drinks dangerously smooth. Finish is sticky sweet with with a lingering touch of tartness. Very fulfilling beer, worthy of aging if you can hold on to it that long.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Old Rasputin nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark woody/fruity red with a dense dark tan head that faded into a thick film leaving some lace.
S: Notes of spicy yeast, pepper, cloves and dark fruits. Smells similar to a Belgian dubbel.
T: Follows the nose with Belgian style yeast notes full of spices and sweet dark fruits. I get notes of figs as well, and the finish is herbal, earthy, and slightly bitter. I'm pleasantly surprised there isn't much caramel.
M: Creamy frothy carbonation over a medium body and tingly mouthfeel. Alcohol is slighty noticeable but is actually pretty well masked for being so high. Not overly syrupy or sugary which is good.
D: I was really impressed by this one and surprised at how much I liked it. The strong flavors of spices and hops really made this a great sipper. Highly recommended.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into my seldom used matching Aventinus glass Mat,19,2011

A very murky light brown with a two finger beige head that fizzes like cola and leaves no lace, what it dose leave is a glass that looks like its boiling from all the bubbles popping up to the surface, kinda neat

S lots of bruised banana, some candied fruit, spice, caramels and just a little booze

T not far from the smell with a dried out banana chip thing going for it and some very faint chocolate, a lone chocolate chip in a banana bread loaf, not much booze for a 12%er

M enters silky and fluffs up a bit after its in your mouth and gets a little creamy by the time you swallow, a little heat but you feel it in your head more then you throat

O pretty intense brew going on here, pretty easy to drink for a beer this strong and something I dip into again

I'm happy I finally had a use for my big bubble top Aventinus glass that just seams to sit in my cupboard. An interesting brew and if my memory serves me I liked the unfrozen version even more then this and I liked this quite a bit. I need to thank liamt07 for knocking yet another beer off my want list

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The bigger version of my first beer review will be fitting for my 500th.

This wheat eisbock pours the same hazy reddish chestnut color of the regular Aventinus. The head is big at first but leaves too quickly and leaves only a few meandering lace trails. The aroma is of rum cake, cloves, banana bread and spicey alcohol. The taste is intense and very rich. Its exactly as you would imagine concentrated Aventinus to taste. Thick sticky malts mix plentiful fruity yeast esters, tart wheat and stewed fruit flavors. Some of the delicate flavor complexity of Aventinus is lost in the sheer intensity of the malt flavors and alcohol heat (which is very evident but not distracting or unpleasant). The mouthfeel is very full, slightly syrupy, with soft, light carbonation. The finish is tart, fruity and long, with some soothing alcohol heat.

This beer is so robust, maybe the ultimate winter warmer? Still it comes short of the mighy Aventinus, but not by much.

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Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of discovolante65
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from ABhatter, thanks for the beer dude!

Poured into my Duvel tulip, damn this thing can fit a lot of beer in it!. Pours a nice mahogany color with a small tan head that didn't appear longed for this world, but lasted almost until the very end.

Smell is dark and sweet as soon as you open it. Brown sugar/molasses. You get hints of prunes, raisins, and dark sugar all over this, slight alcohol smell as well.

Taste is over-ripe fruits, not sickeningly sweet, but sweet. Some spice to it. Tastes a little like a good ham glaze with booze in it. Has a slight bitter alcohol flavor akin to a child's cough syrup. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming, considering the 12%.

Mouthfeel - Almost off the edge of thick and syrupy. Teetering on too much, but right there to enjoy. Nice carbonation that surprised me from something so thick.

Drinkability - I loved this one, but would not crack open more than one in a sitting. I shoveled outside for a few hours and then chose this beer over some bourbon, or coffee to warm me up, and I was happy with my choice!

A good beer that I would gladly purchase and push on others to consume. I will be buying more of this in the future, that is for sure.

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.21 out of 5 based on 2,622 ratings.
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