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

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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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KFBR392
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beastdog75
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fishguyac
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of davidchollar
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Swedes21
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
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 -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
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 -0.2%
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 -0.2%
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 -0.2%
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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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of damndirtyape
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle (2009 10410) poured into a Hefeweizen glass. Could not get all the sediment in.

Appearance: Just like Aventinus - hazy rich red-brown color. Persistent foam across the top about 1/8" thick. Plenty of carbonation bubbling up through the glass.

Smell: Cloves, Vanilla - but sweeter. Some faint alcohol notes at the end of the inhale.

Taste: Pleasantly sweet but balanced with the spiciness of the cloves. Rich in spicy flavors but a sweetness dominates - syrupy but not cloying. Towards the end of the swallow the alcohol becomes a bit more noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation on the tongue - but that spiciness is there again...makes me wonder if the tingling is the beer or the carbonation. Thick, but goes down smooth, and coats the mouth.

Drinkability: Best with a meal - the alcohol gets noticeable after awhile, but it doesn't hurt this sipping beer. I think it like the original better, but this was an enjoyable brew. I do wonder how this beer would have been if I had gotten more of the sediment in, but if the whole purpose of this beer is the fact that it's frozen off the original, then maybe having the sediment out is best.

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Photo of baiser
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy, dark brown body, with some sediment. Aroma of bananas, clove and tonnes of spices. A masterpiece IMO. Alcohol is deceptive, and this is quite a quaffable beer in my opinion. Fruity, estery and has a nice wheat backbone. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of drtth
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderately chilled and poured into in a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically. Bottled in 2007.

Appearance: Pours a deep mahogany color that is almost purple. The ½" white head recedes rapidly to a ring of foam around the glass and a thin layer of foam on the surface. The speckled lacing from sipping mostly clings to the side of the glass with very little sliding back into the ring.

Smell: There is a light alcohol presence in the aroma. The aroma itself is pleasant, fresh and dominated by bubblegum/banana and the sweet dark caramel malt. There are fruity aromas here with a hint of clove.

Taste: As expected from the aroma, the alcohol is clearly present along with a rich syrup-like caramel malt sweetness laced with bubblegum/banana, dark fruits (mostly raisin), and a bit of clove. The nose predicts the flavor but not the overall powerful intensity of that flavor. (Nor the impact of the alcohol.)

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with minimal carbonation and a soft, smooth and creamy feel. The finish is reasonably long and ends on a malty/fruity note.

Drinkability: At 12% ABV there will only be one a night of these but each sip is smooth, sweet, and leads on to another. The warmth of the alcohol spreads gradually but is soon felt.

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Photo of barleywinebrewer
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004 vintage, found by accident at a beer store

A - Murky dark brown, very little head.
S - Cough syrup, cloves, banana and candy. Wow, did I type that? I expected funky, but this one is off my normal charts.
T - Cough syrup, figs, molasses, bananas and a warming feeling as I hit mid bottle.
M - Full thick bodied beer defined. Very nice, very rich without being cloying.
D - a treat! Hard to believe it's as strong as it is until you're done with a bottle. Enjoy!

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Photo of SpruceFish
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my 1st Eisbock pored into a pint glass

A- dark brown or red with little light that shines though very little off white head and no lacing

S- sweet and spiced dried fruits and random spices i cant rap my nose around very nice though

T- smilier to smell sweet dried pitted fruits raisins figs and others i really enjoy the spice note to this beer but it is hard from me to pick it out maybe so coriander and some pepper

M- the carb is great medium body and not overly sweet

D- the 12% ABV is not to noticeable which is nice

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Photo of _Adam_
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of womencantsail
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. The beer is a dark brown with lots of red tint and a fluffy tan colored foam.

S: This is my first eisbock, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect from the nose. A great fruity aroma, a mild funk, and a fair bit of spice--mostly clove. There is a lot of banana, presumably from the yeast.

T: What an interesting mix of flavors. A lot of clove and nutmeg, a fair amount of banana, raisin, and plum. The funkiness that was present in the nose is not on the palate. There is also a touch of alcohol, but not surprising at 12% ABV.

M: A great full body on this beer. The carbonation is surprisingly high, but I think this is a very good thing.

D: Despite the relatively high alcohol content, the beer is very drinkable. A great mix of flavors and a very enticing aroma. I would gladly drink this one again and seek out some more eisbocks.

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Photo of sjccmd
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottle from 2007

A: Creamy dark brown, with a light tan head....syruppy

S: caramel, dark fruits, cherries, alcohol warmth

T: tart cherries, dates, caramel

M: creamy, tongue coating, lingering finish

D: a bit of a sipper, very good, wouldn't typically expect these flavors coming from a lager...age probably served this well

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330mL bottle, with "bottle number" of 2010 010318

appears a muddy brown color with almost purple tint. thin head that fades fast. boozy aroma, with bubble gum and fruity notes. interesting.

tastes of wheat, spicy herbal flavors, a touch of alcohol. bold taste. thick, but smooth.

overall - a bit more intense than the regular Aventinus.

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.21 out of 5 based on 2,621 ratings.
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