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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: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#786
Reviews:
1,171
Ratings:
2,644
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
4.44
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
339
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 2,644 |  Reviews: 1,171
Photo of kiddynamite920
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 2010 vintage. Pours a fairly dark, red and brown color. Head is booming and is hanging at around a finger thick, looking quite creamy. Just a shade off-white in color. Surprising retention for such a strong one. Swirling the glass leaves some legs of lacing that fall back into the beer.

S: Aroma is very similar to the Weizenbock with a shade more alcohol heat. Has the banana and clove undertones with some dark fruits and some sweet fruit notes. A bit of caramel and some brown sugar with alcohol floating on top. Definitely has a very nice cherry aroma. Slightest shade of band-aid, possibly the beginning of oxidation.

T: Actually, a bit tart upfront. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden. Bready and wheaty, a touch of sweet malt. Caramel and banana are pretty prevalent. Alcohol heat lingers for a bit with some nice sweetness.

M: Pretty large body and a sticky finish. Could see this one laying down well for a few years. Easily one of the best Eisbocks I've had. Everything that the Weizenbock offers with the added abv not becoming overwhelming. Well made.

D: Very surprising. Drinks like an old ale on top of the already perfect Aventinus. Alcohol heat is not bothersome and hidden very well behind some very nice yeast and bready notes. Has the signature Aventinus flavor profile that makes for an incredibly drinkable Eisbock.

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Photo of yourunclewalt
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottled marked as 2004 vintage...

A- Absolutely no head, barely any lacing as it decants which quickly recedes completely. There's tons of sedement in this guy, chunks floating around like a snowglobe. Murky dark brown body.

S- Apple cider, vinegar, the faintest banana.

M - Medium body, bitter, slightly carbonated finish with a tang of its 12% ABV. Leaves the mouth with a thick, creamy residue.

T - The alcohol comes out prominently. "It tastes like liquor," was the only help I got from my girlfriend on this one. There's an undertone of caramel and beneath that, butterscotch that counter the alcoholic tang.

D - Wow. I've had high ABV's before, but nothing like this. Be careful, this is like a couple of Bigfoots kicking you in the pants. Clocking in at a mere 12, this guy mirrors and even mocks the 19% Dogfish Head WWS, in my experience. It's bitter, but overall that should be countered by a cautious sipping.

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

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

Photo of Trombone69
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz slender brown bottle with the bottle # 06558 and the year 2001 on the back label. Brownish burgundy colour with a fast foaming head that drops quickly to a thin ring of tan lace.

Bubble gum, banana, clove and herbal medicinal phenols in the aroma. Mellow estery almost solvent like alcohol in the nose also.

Lightly syrupy slick on the tongue. Spicy right upfront that rides the medium high carbonation, clove and alcohol come first then some phenolics to mix things up a bit. Touch of banana and breadiness in the middle. Hops are not there but there are other components that keep this brew in balance. Estery and slightly solvent alcohol even rides through the finish.

Not as complex as I though it would have been, the head lacks big time with a thin ring of lace … other than that this is a great brew. Alcohol is deceiving in a way as it lurks around to sneak up on you.

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

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

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

Photo of avylover
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A dark, deep brown brew with a tanish fizzy head that died quick. The aroma hit me before I had even poured half of the beer. Tropical fruits with a heavy dose of banana and cloves fill my nose along with sinus clearing alcohol fumes. Taste is heavy on fruity cloves and alcohol, though the alcohol is welcome and seems like it belongs. There is also a heavy bready malt backbone..nice. Mouthfeel is good at first with a nice chewy quality, but it turns quite syrupy in the slighly medicinal aftertaste. Drinkability suffers from this. Drinkablity is something I love about the original Aventinus so I'm a bit dissapointed. Even at 12 % this could have been better in that department. A good beer nonetheless

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep copper color beer with a small dark foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma is just plain incredible –mix of dry fruits (figs, prunes and raisins) with some floral malt. Taste is also dominated by the sweet fruit aspect but doesn’t go overboard. Alcohol is well hidden and body is just above average. I probably wouldn’t drink more then one in a session but I would love to smell this aroma over and over again.

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

Photo of KFBR392
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours with half a finger of soft white head. The color is dark brown with some lighter touches around the edges. Active carbonation is very light.

Smell: Bright cloves and bananas explode out of the bottle. Dark fruits with accents of plums, papaya, cedar, and tobacco work their way on to the scene after the front. There is a sting of booze on the back end that really pulls your attention, but not in a negative way.

Taste: Spices and booze hit on the front. Dark fruits, bananas, and cloves warm up on the body. That warming heat lingers throughout the body and into the finish. Earth and tobacco go well with the booze on the back end. Exotic spices round this one out.

Mouthfeel: I kind of love the tongue numbing booze this one brings. Lots of fruits and spices play a great compliment as well.

Overall: My first Eisbock and this was a treat. Reminded me of a big boozy quad. Glad I got a classic of the style to establish a benchmark.

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

Photo of Beastdog75
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle # 08075, year 2002

A scenario: Bunch of dudes sitting around, playing cards, watching some tv, and drinking beer. Some of them are wondering where their buddy the Beastdog is. After all, he promised to bring over some more beer, preferably some ice beer. "Yeah, we need more Natty Ice, brahs!" cries one inebriated dude. The Beastdog walks in, sure enough he's got some brew, but it ain't your normal ice beer: it's Aventinus Eisbock. After a few sips, the dudes realize that, and before any of them can kick the Beastdog's keester for bringing over such a "horrible" beer, this beer has done just that to the dudes. Enter Aventinus Eisbock: a REAL ice beer. (Note: above story is pure fiction, no BAs were harmed in its writing).

Aventinus Eisbock pours a slightly hazy copper-brown color with a 2 finger head that lasts for about 1 minute before vanishing. A HUGE malty smell eminates from the beer, which is very sweet with notes of caramel, butterscotch, and dark fruits abound. That 12% is picked up rather easily by the nostrils too. The mouthfeel is sweet and sticky, with a low-moderate carbonation. The flavor is, in simple terms, gigantic. Very sweet, with caramel and hints of butterscotch. Quite fruity too, with apple, very light banana, and yes "dark fruits." The flavors in this strike me as brandy-like in some ways. Alcohol flavors are indeed present, and while powerful this is still drinkable. The afteraste consists of a long, vaporous alcohol flavor with continuance from the sweet malts. There is mucho alcoholic warmth here: a perfect winter beverage.

The eisbock version of Aventinus has more doppelbock qualities and less weissbier qualities than its original cousin. You definitely have to be prepared for this beer or it will knock you for a loop. I noticed some of the bottles at the store just had the number on it and no year. I picked up the dated one, and after two years of "store-cellaring" this brew was fabulous. Be prepared when drinking this one.

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Photo of mizx
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of davidchollar
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours like like flat coke. black, but not completely, some shades of dark brown, but no head at all. the appearance isn't so appetizing given the resemblance to undesirable cola, but fortunately the nose makes up for it.

smells intense! spicy, malty clove, fruity, licorice and gum, booze. there's a lot going on, and it smells strong. ditto for taste. this is one healthy brew. yes it is strong compared to your normal 5% beer, but amazingly balanced and approachable compared to your normal 12% cabernet savignon. mouthfeel is chewy, almost syrupy. heavy and sweet but there's a nice bitter kick in the aftertaste.

i've only had a couple of each, but i think i prefer this to the original aventinus weizenbock, perhaps because of the ridiculously high abv! i can only imagine having 1 at a time, but i enjoyed this time and look forward to the next.

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Photo of Avatar113
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Swedes21
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a chilled glass

Appearance - dark amber colour, almost a little cloudy in appearance. off white head, hard to tell carbonation levels. some good lacing occurring

Smell - well balanced smell, lots of banana's and malts, followed with a good balance of spices. i can also say there are some dark fruits coming up to the nose

Taste - this is where i picked up some caramel, along with an abundance of banana. the spices are well balanced an the dark fruits add a little bitterness to the end.

Mouthfeel - carbonation adds a thickness to it, nothing out of this world. draws attention to the bitterness and overall balance of the beer.

Drinkability - i love this style of beer, would have it in stock again for those who want something a little different but good.

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

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a strange)
A- Big creamy head that has large bubbles and a nice light brown color. The carbonation is really strong stirring up yeast bits from the bottom. The body is a thick dark brown that doesn't let light pass through it.

S- A very rich malt aroma with a strong prune earthiness

T- A wonderful, powerful wheat flavor that builds to a nice wheat tanginess with a faint vanilla banana taste and a very nice warming in the finish.

M- medium-full mouthfeel with a nice warm alcohol finish.

D- Very nice big wheat beer that has a big alcohol warmth to support it. It also has a nice maltyness to support the wheat and the alcohol. Even without a hop presents this beer has a nice complexity and a wonderful taste.

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Photo of brueger
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not real good a describing beer, I just know what I like.

I had this beer from tap while living in Muenchen. I was great on a hot summer day. It has a nice color and almost sweet taste.

Bery drinkable but be careful as it has a high alcohol content.

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Photo of bloberglawp
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a hefeweiss glass, cold.

Pours a rich dark brown, good head but dissipates faster than a regular hefe, little lacing.

Huge malt aroma, some spice and phenolic carater as well. Flavor of malt, alcohol and as it warms up, more malt. A rather malty beer.

malt malt malt :D

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Photo of buschbeer
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I poured into a nonic glass to a huge tan head without trying. It is copper colored with suspended yeast. The aroma is sweet, spicy, and loaded with booze. The taste is pretty much the same. It reminds me of a tripel. I really enjoy the spiciness of this beer. It does help mask the alcohol, which is present, but not overpowering. The mouthfeel is viscous, just the way I like it. The alcohol has a nice warming feel to it. This is a perfect beer for a chilly autumn evening, like this evening, or a cold winter day.

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 2,644 ratings
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