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

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockSchneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock
BEER INFO

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

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1,153
Ratings:
2,575
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
16.86%
 
 
Wants:
212
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310
For Trade:
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Reviews: 1,153 | Ratings: 2,575
Photo of gonzo138
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a rich dark brown/almost black in color, a thin white head that reduced very quickly but retained decently

S- strong aromas of heavy malt sweetness as well as that bannana-hefe wheat smell, with notes of rasins and chocolate

T- rich flavorfu malt taste, alnong with the bannana/raisin flavor decribed in the smell

M- very thick, almost syrupy, very low carbonation, sticky mouthfeel

D- not very drinkable in large doses, something to definitely drink occasionally, takes a while to get through a pint of the stuff

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Photo of mynie
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I somehow didn't even know they made this. Because this--this is the sort of something I'm all about.

But then, shit, it don't do what I want it to. It's not Eisbocky in the least. It's weizeny--there's an astounding amount of smooth wheat packed into this--but then there's this something else that I can't quite put my finger on, and it makes it so the beer don't quite jibe together.

Pours like a Weizenbock. Smells like wheatmalt, over ripe fruit--plums and pears--and a kiss of astringent alcohol. Tastes like a big punch of burning barley, fruit in the middle, chocolate at the end, and then an alcohol burn that tumbles down your neck.

Piece by piece, node by node, everything in this beer is good. But, like I said, it just don't jibe together very well.

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Photo of Gmann
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a muddy dark brown color with a huge tan head that dissipated fairly quickly into a slight cap. The cap was gone by the end of the glass leaving a flat muddy looking brew. The smell is strong. Caramalized bananas, honey nut clusters, cereal, brown sugar, concentrated raisin juice (if there is such a thing), medicinal phenols. The taste is of a concentrated hefeweizen with added prune juice. Banana and clove flavors mixed with sweet dark fruits. No malt bitterness in this one. The flavors are very strong but the sweetness will be a bit cloying towards the end. The feel is moderate with soft carbonation and a slick finish. Definitely a strong aroma and taste with this brew but the sweetness is off the hook and limits the drinkability. The alcohol is not detected but I'm sure its strong.

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Photo of cassanoj
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Dark, like a plum; not much head retention.

The smell is nice and wheaty. Definitely smell the 12 percent. Also some banana, prunes, berries, clove.

The first thing I taste is the alcohol; warm, spicy and sweet. Then some banana, cloves, a bit of fig, bubblegum, chocolate. Like its weizenbock brethren, this is a complex beer.

Mouthfeel doesn't impress me. Bubbly, spicy and thinner that I would have liked.

I had this beer out of a St. Bernhard flute glass a couple months back and I remember really loving it. Out of the oversized wine glass, I was a bit disappointed.

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Photo of Opethsprite
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown with much red and little gold. Beige head vanished within seconds. The nose was extremely yeasty and the alcohol content was obvious. Lots of caramel with some burnt wood also. Tasted of coffee grounds and severe alcohol. A challange for me to drink because of the alcohol content, but not bad at all to taste. Spices mixed with carbonation and alcohol make this a helluva kicker going down! Semi-sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of BigBarley
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark brown, with a touch of deep deep red, cloudy and muddy with a surprisingly large off-white head.

Candied sugar, sweet caramel, some dark malt, strong biscuit notes. The same aromas you'd expect from a dopplebock, only exaggerated. Unbelievable sweetness in the nose.

Taste is sweet, sweet, sweet malts all along the front, hiding a hint of caramel, some sweet biscuit notes, and behind it lots of raisin and fig.

syrupy, thick, carbonated. this is a serious beer with some serious body.

All around great, strong, and memorable beer.

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Photo of Hullabaloo2
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle Number: 2007/10850 12% ABV

Aroma - At first I get fruity esters; raisins; plum; a little banana; maybe a little DMS, but I'm not sure. The aroma is mild, but pleasant. Later aromas brings out very mild alcohol.

Appearance - Hazy, brown to dark brown. Good head on the pour; settled to about half of my finger width. Visual carbonation is high. Head settles creamy and retains the half finger width.

Flavor - Wow...make sure your palate is prepared for this! Very rich and bold. There is a significant alcohol presence, but it is not boozy. Wonderful malt balance. The alcohol is prominent on the finish. For me this is a bit of a detractor.

Mouthfeel - There is beer has quite the body, but it doesn't coat the tongue like some heavy bodied beers (Not cloying). It is about as creamy as the head visually indicates. Mild carbonation; appropriate for the style. The alcohol is subdued in the mouthfeel. It shows itself more in the flavor and aroma.

Overall Impression - Very strong, but more drinkable than I would have thought. I would definitely put this in my regular rotation. Give it a try.

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Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the LCBO as part of the winter release, 500ml bottle into an oversized wine snifter.

Pours a murky and dense rusty brown, with some sediment eveident here. Finger or two of eggshell head, OK retention. Nose is big: strong raisin, caramel, loads of butterscotch and fusel alcohol (almost resembling vodka at times, yowza!). I can sense the heat coming. Tastes of dark fruits, plums, raisin, thick and massive caramel and butterscotch notes again. Dark fruits take a real backseat to the butterscotch as I move through this. Medium high carbonation, large and filling mouthfeel almost. Great body. This was a sipper for real, heat was really here.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz. bottle into an over-sized wine glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a no head at all and no lace.

S: The smell is heavy with dark fruit, caramelized malt, molasses and alcohol.

T: The taste is malty and heavy with dark fruit (raisins, plums, raspberries) and a candy sweetness to it. The alcohol definitely makes itself known by giving you the burn, but it doesn’t overwhelm you either.

M: Crisp and unexpectedly smooth, medium body, light carbonation, sticky finish.

D: Very tasty and not filling, goes down easy for a beer with such a high ABV, I drank it pretty quickly, but if I were drinking a second, I go a little slower. Overall, this is a very good beer.

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Photo of chickenflea
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The pour is a dark caramel color with plenty of hazy reddish highlights. A tall creamy off-white head sits on top. S: The smell is clove, banana and raisin and yeast. T: This beer is very sweet. The noble hops are fighting a losing battle here. The finish struggles towards dryness, thankfully, otherwise this beer would be too sweet except for sipping or drinking with food. M: The body is in line with the flavor: medium to heavy. Texture is creamy and lingers just a little on the palate. Carbonation is adequate for the heavy sweetness. D: This beer was good, and I think it probably has come to define the style. Therefore, it would be hard to rate it low. It is not really my favorite style due to the intense sweetness, but it does manage to bring together two very different styles: hefeweizen and doppelbock. I guess there is some value in that.

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Photo of CharlieMopps
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a voluminous off-white head that appears dense, but dissipates after a minute or two. Color is an opaque mahogany, with more auburn tones toward the bottom when held to light.

S: Banana, bubblegum, sweet malt presence in conjunction with a ghost-like yeasty backbone.

T: Syrupy sweet malt up front, which is almost immediately KO'ed by the alcohol. A bit of banana flavor is detectable, but barely under the surge of the sharpness the alcohol provides. Finish is remarkably tame, after the spike in taste, and leaves a bit of spice and malt behind.

M: Plenty of carbonation made for a creamy, bubbly beer that maintained a viscous density, sticking around on the palate. Sticky and sweet.

D: Certainly an assertive beer in its own right, but rolling over the palate, it offered dynamic change from weak to strong.

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Photo of TheodorHerzl
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade with Younger35. Thank you for taking care of another one off my wants list!

This beer pours a very deep, dark, and dirty brown color with a minimal head. I was expecting that with as high an ABV as this beer has. I get big scents of dark fruit, heavy malt, banana, and alcohol. After my first sip I am thinking malt, malt, and more malt. There is a syrupy sweetness in the flavor profile with hints of banana and clove. The wheat flavor makes an appearance as well, but it isn't very pronounced. This beer is medium bodied with a subtle and welcomed alcohol warmth to it. I am surprised how well the alcohol is hidden on this beer. The drinkability is a nice surprise on this beer and went along perfect with cold night outside.

Thank you again Dan.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up a while back at some liquor store or other, as it sounded good and the price was solid (about 2 bucks, as I recall). Poured a slightly less than clear amber color with a creamy white head. Aromas of wheat, booze, dark fruits, banana and clove. Thick and full bodied, boozy, with spicy wheat, cloves, bananas and booze soaked raisins.

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Photo of karengarys
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours dark brown with floaty chunks all about. I poured mine cold, and tried it all along as it warmed. Don't let this get too warm...

Smells of alcohol and molassis and malt.

Taste of alcohol. By the time I'm reviewing it, it got too warm. I'll back up to the cooler flavors - alcohol, malts and a slight hop balance. Some sweetness that is pleasent. Warm it is just alcohol syrup - but that doesn't count.

Mouthfeel is creamy before it warms up too much. At room temperature it is flat, but that doesn't count.

Finish is butery and warm and sweet with no bad aftertaste.

This is a good beer to try, highly recommended. I just noticed it says "12% abv" - wow - this hides it very well at the colder temps, I was guessing 8 or 9%. If you see this, do give a bottle a try. But drink it cool, not warm.

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Photo of hungryghost
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 5911 of the 2002 batch.
Cloudy, dark walnut appearance, short lived head.
This is the first time I have described a beer this complex. There is a whole lot going on here.
Hints of wheat, fruit, yeast, and a rich malt aroma.
Heavy malt flavorings, fruit, strong sweetness, some spice. I guessed this one had a high ABV, there is a pungent alcohol taste.
Worth diving into once in a while. I think it would be hard to put down more than one of these at a time.

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Photo of Lauthaha
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a half-liter beer glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky, muddy, bayou brown. Nearly opaque, with hints of gold when held to the light. Has a melting Styrofoam head; very light, fizzy, fluffy, but dissipates down to nothing. No lacing.

Smell: You can just smell the yeast in this brew...pungent, but not overwhelming, with an almost Belgian-candi-sugar-like quality to the nose. Banana bread with a heavy herbal undertone (anise or something like it). Moderately heavy esters. Good.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Very oily going in. The first taste is alcohol, very fumy. Jet fuel? After you accustom yourself to that taste, there is a large cross-section of herbal tastes that fight for superiority. Heavy on the malt, goes down smooth leaving some mild bitterness and a lot of confusion. Not really my cup of tea, but the complexity is worth a good rating.

Overall: It's good. I am not a great friend of "bocks" of any kind, but I can give this one the respect it deserves. At 12% ABV, it is a good sipper.

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Photo of khiasmus
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Slightly cloudy dark amber with a thin cream lace.

S- sweet and malty, with some alcohol and a lot of fruit... orange peel and bananas.

T- Very unexpected. slightly sour, with fruit flavors and honey, but no hops to speak of. Has an interesting quality that I can't place... peppery, spicy, sour, yeasty, biscuity... A little out of style for eisbock... even weise-eisbock seems a stretch. the wheat is there, but not as evident as... some off flavor...

M- creamy, with medium low carbonation, and little linger.

D- I would have a bottle, but not very often.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a murky opaque blackish brown with a three-finger rocky head. - 2.5

S - Very malty with an enhanced wheat beer aroma, spicy, dark fruit, maybe even some faint clove, alcohol clearly evident (even a bit cough syrupy) - 4.25

T - Very malty. faintly sweet, the 12% ABV peeks through some. - 3.75

MF - Warming, medium-heavy body with some creaminess. - 4.0

O - A bit too hot for me but a tasty malt bomb. 3.75

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Gorgeous beer -- can't decide weather the head or the color is more appealing. Doesn't matter, they're both awesome and working together. Head is meringue-like in its firmness and also somewhat rocky. Splats a few patches of lace on the glass, but not a ton. The body is a sienna rust color with lots of bubbles dancing inside it. Mmm, mmm, mmm.

Aroma is yeast-centered, reminding of a strong Belgian dark more than anything, complete with that dessert-y feel (think Gulden Draak). Plenty of banana also comes in, followed by way too much alcohol, which knocks down the doors and cases the joint. Just too medicinal and nostril-flaring to give higher marks, but it's still got the G. Schneider stamp of quality (based on two other beers I've had from this brewery).

Flavor is good, but marred just a bit by the alcohol presence. What comes through is banana, butter-rum candies, cloves, cake batter, toffee, white pepper, overripe dark fruit. And more white pepper. And alcohol. All of it wonderful, except that alcohol, which is just a little too intrusive. Still, there's some awesome tasting to be had here.

Good smooth softness (or soft smoothness?) to the texture, while having enough carbonation to offer a kick to the shins. Medium-bodied and no more, a nice contrast to the bold and complex flavors. Basically hangs back in an easy background roll and delivers the flavor very very well, thank you.

Love me a big bold boozy beer, but there are times when the alcohol overwhelms and when it is incorporated for the good of the overall flavor. This veers toward overwhelming, though isn't at all un-enjoyable. Just a bit hot, and probably would've been 10 times better if the alcohol was a mere 9% or so.

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Photo of ghostwalker
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy brownish muddy body. Almost no head after an aggressive pour. Not a thing of beauty.

Sweet marshmallow nose. Banana/clove presence is notable. Massive.

Sweet with spice and alcohol warming. Banana and spicy marshmallow flavors. Spicy clove-ness is big here. Complex and intruiging.

Very thick, almost gelatinous mouthfeel.

Moderate drinkability. Very good, but a slow sipper.

Thanks to cburian for sharing this with me!

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Photo of jim102864
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this brew on tap in Decatur, GA of all places. Stop by the Brick Store Pub if you're ever in the Atlanta area. You won't be disappointed.

Appearance of this Weizen Eisbock was light brown in color with some evidence of bubbly carbonation. In this instance, it was poured into a gorgeous proper glass which had a long stem with the Adventinus label on it that opens into a goblet and has the label found on the bottle. Simply a great presentation. The head was as white as can be and hung in for most of the session.

The aroma was punctuated by the smell of wheat and malt with some fruitness. Overall very clean.

The taste was clean wheat, slightly sweet with maltiness through to the finish.

Mouthfeel was viscous but very smooth. Some evidence of alcohol in the finish but it clearly takes a backseat to the malty flavor.

This is a very drinkable brew that is not heavy handed in the taste when it comes to alcohol despite the aggresive 8% abv. Enjoy it on tap or in a bottle.

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Photo of Brent
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a murky, prune juice brown. Vigorous microscopic carbonation bubbles stream up the side of the glass, only those right beside the glass can be seen, the others are lost in the murky depths. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. Flavor is akin to a barleywine - strong and sweet, with weizen yeast fruity notes and other dark fruit, prune and date, crowding it aside. Alcohol marches through the flavors with hobnail boots, heavy on the tongue and warm in the belly. Finishes with a lingering, thick bittersweetness at the back of the tongue. Sampled in a small pilsener glass, as the glass is drained down to the narrow neck, the carbonation is so vigorous the beer appears to be almost at a boil. A bock on steroids, the Arnold Schwarzeneger of bocks. This was what he is talking about in the Terminator when he says "I'll be bock."

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Photo of DocDownUnder
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter.

A-Deep brown, almost black, not much head.

S-Strong alcohol (brandy) and spices (clove)

T-Alcohol is still dominant, but is combined with dense bread and dark fruit (reminded me of fruitcake).

M-Cloying, but with a dry finish. This was getting close to a dry sherry, but with much richer flavors.

O-Decent, but I would try others of a similar style before coming back to this one.

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Photo of ChrisBowers
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is one huge, ass kicking beer. 2002 vintage poured into a widemouth DT glass. Caramel brown, head dissipates somewhat quickly but leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is spicy, loadoed with alcohol, some wine notes. Taste is rich, syrupy, very sweet and spicy with cloves and brown sugar making their way to your tastebuds. Lots of alcohol present, very warming. It would be great on a cold day. Drinkability is low however due to the pronounced alcohol content. Finishing one of these must be done patiently.

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Photo of Payso10
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

4/9/09 out of bottle into goblet.

very thin head that settled to an island in the middle of my Le Merle goblet. tastes of dried pomegranate with alcohol and a hint of banana and dried fruit up front. sweet with a slight sour aftertaste and alot of malti-sweetness. a unique ale that i would have again, but definately after a meal and perhaps paired with a rich dark chocolate desert.

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