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
Ratings:
2,623
Reviews:
1,168
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
324
For Trade:
6
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Photo of KeefD
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle number 2008/08529

Poured into a snifter a hazy dark brown color with a smallish off white head that fell quickly leaving behind zero lacing. Aroma is lightly smokey, some raisins and mustiness. A little bit of fruitiness comes through as it warms, hints of banana and spice with some earthy, funky yeast. It almost has BSDA nose to it. Flavor is quite strong, notes of grapes, apples, bubble gum, rum soaked dark fruits, yeast, and spice. Lots of heat from the alcohol and the subsequent burn on the way down. It tastes pretty good, but the alcohol is just a bit too much for me.

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Photo of ritzkiss
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a shade or two darker than iced tea, murky with a finger or so of head building up. Quickly fizzes out and leaves a collar around the edges.

As I'm pouring, before my nose is even in the glass, banana is wafting out. Close inspection also reveals a hefty dose of cloves, a hint of anise, figs and perhaps a squeeze of pear.

Taste mirrors the nose with an added measure of cloves, a hint of plum. High level of residual sweetness, slow alcohol burn as it trickles down the throat. Almost cola like, a little medicinal dryness in the finish, pretty spicy.

A beer to be reckoned with, 500ml of 12% beer can take you for a whirl - part way through the pint you notice the warming. A nightcap for sure and with the high level of sweetness I'm not sure if I can really rate it very high on the drinkability scale. I imagine some time in the cellar would smooth this one out a bit.

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Photo of Benesi88
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of BMoney575
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 4-30-08
2004 Vintage

Pours a vile mess, deep brown in color with a ton of chunky, yeast floaters.

Smell is very sweet, dark fruits with malted milk balls. Boozy at the end, with a wine-like finish.

Taste is thick and fruity, and very warmingl. The finish dry and tart, from the booze. Not overly sweet, and does not taste overly aged.

Mouthfeel is good, very viscous and meaty.

Drinkability is not super good, the alcohol definitely makes its presence known.

Overall, alot like a Belgian strong dark ale. Very deep and fruity with a wine character. Recommended, just don't pour out the yeast.

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is probably my favorite representation of an eisbock. Pours to a clear-ish caramel amber color. Simply a beautiful hue, remniscient of one of those polychromatic paint jobs that seem to shift colors in different lighting angles. The beer pours with a very thin, highly effervescent head that crackles like champagne bubbles. However, lack of carbonation severely hinders the staying power of the head, but frankly I was quite surprised to see what little I did based on the style and its characteristicly high ABV. Subsequently there is little to no lacing, though it does leave a little clear syrupy coating that slowly finds its way back to the rest of the liquid.

The smell is great. The wheat and yeast have imparted a great banana and clove aroma in the forefront, along with the strong fruity aromas traditionally associated with the style. Almost has a bit of a grapey red wine aroma, but combined with the malt and banana/clove it is distinctly beer.

The taste has a thick syrupy caramel flavor with the banana and clove on the forefront. Undertones of maple syrup and earthy berry flavors. Not too cloyingly sweet like some eisbocks tend to be. The alcohol is actually very well hidden as well.

The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, obviously. Lots of residuals stick to the palate. Finishes a bit dry. As far as eisbocks go, this is pretty much as drinkable as it can get.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.56/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A brown opaque brew that pours with a creamy 1.5 finger head which seemingly lives forever. A tiny ring of lacing forms on the sides of the glass.

S - Bananas and a touch of phenols. Alcohol leaks through as it warms - a whole lot near room temp.

T - At first abv is undetectable, but it really sticks out later. A malty thick wheat character with a touch of bananas and allspice. A mild malty bitterness that makes for a smooth finish.

M - Extremely thick, chewy even, froths in the mouth nicely, only moderately refreshing though.

D - Rather good. Dangerous drinkable for a 12%'er. Honestly though, I will probably never have this beer again. Aventinus is vastly superior to its own eisbock counterpart. The alchol just kills the beer here. For the same price, I can drink MORE Aventinus and get drunk less quickly. An excellent beer, but with a better cousin.

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Photo of biggred1
4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Muddy brown with nice particles of suspended yeast.Decent fine creamy tan head with minimal lacing.

S-Big ripe fruity and a "circus peanut" candy aroma mingle with the usual ripe banana and clove.

T-Fruity and spicy with caramel maltiness and faint citrus and a lasting warming alcohol in the almost vinous finish, coats the tongue.

M-Silky carbonation with a smoothness unmatched by most.

D-Dangerously drinkable. A seriously top notch beer.

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Photo of LarryMyers
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of SStein
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz brown bottle
"Bottle number: 2007 / 02443"

a: A hazy brown with a fizzy light tan head.

s: The nose has the sweet bubble gum/banana aromas of a Hefeweizen.
Some cloves, dark fruit and alcohol in there as well.

t: Prunes, figs, banana caramel and sweet malt make up the bulk of the flavor.
The sweetness of the malt is similar to a cola. Very complex, reminds me of a dessert wine.

m: Carbonation like a cola, but a bit syrupy and chewy.

d: It is very sweet, I wouldn't want more than one.
Its an enjoyable experience though, very interesting.
The alcohol is noticeable, but for 12% it doesn't have much burn.
I would reccomend trying this one.

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Photo of beerhunter13
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of delgotit99
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of BierFan
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a cervoise. Bottled in 2008. Bottle number 26,179.

Appearance: Big tan head. Dark hazy brown body, almost black. I think this is love at first sight.

Smell: Bananas and bubblegum, but very heavy and manly thanks to the concentration. Almost has a bit of a smokey quality to it.

Taste: Bananas, cloves, bubblegum, random spices. Tiniest bit of alcohol.

Absolutely amazing! If this beer were a woman I would have sex with it.

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Photo of Denzo
3.66/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 martyl1000
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of meathookjones
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was an 11.2 oz bottle with a label date of 2002. Dark cola brown in color with a tall light tan head that left light streaks of lace. Very big fruitiness in the aroma, raisins mainly. Some syrupy molasses with a light chocolate note in there. More sweet dark ripe fruits in the flavor with some caramel. Light chocolate and some spiciness. Pretty interesting flavor with some other small things in there. Pretty thick but not as much so as other Eisbocks I’ve had. Pretty drinkable stuff that I would like to try a younger version of.

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Photo of OleDixie
2/5  rDev -52.5%

Photo of IBUnit63
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007-dated bottle into Cab glass...

Significant cloudiness with strong mahogany body. Chewy, bready head develops with ample carbonation. Pours like a Quad - can notice texture in seam between head and body).

Slight wheat electricity - Belgian spice profile of yeasty gingerbread and brown sugar. Tinniness when first poured dissipates with warth.

Deep, rich taste of candied ginger, a little chocolate and molasses. Bountiful yet nicely balanced. Alcohol is in background behind rich spice profile.

Mouthfeel is very viscous from front to back. Deep, long, smooth finish.

This is enjoyable to sip and savor. By no means what I was expecting - awesome!

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Photo of smb71481
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of thoglund
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dalepryor
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of gueuzegossage
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of sommersb
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted On: 07-07-2012
Freshness: 2011 Vintage
Packaging: 330 ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Aventinus Weizen glass
Purchased: Single from Grace's, Nashville

A: Huge tan head of 5+ fingers sits on this semi-hazy, mahogany colored beer. A fair amount of lacing and head retention are present.

S: Rich and dark fruits are in the aromas, with caramel malt notes and some woody aspects. I get faint reminders of the typical weizen yeast smells of banana and clove. Delightful to smell.

T: Wow, this is a powerful tasting beer, full strength and of alcohol, like a bourbon. Savory, spicy, and sweet with fruit flavors such as raisin and plum.

M: Carbonation is in the medium to high range, with a full, creamy body. The finish is rich and full of alcohol warming. Aftertastes are of molasses and caramel, with a spicy kick to boot.

O: A very strong and complex beer, with reminders of both a weizen-bock and beer aged in spirit barrels. Highly recommend!

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Photo of janubio
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a almost black clour, with a big off white head. Good retention. Smell of dried fruits, spices, vanilla, clove, banana, lemon, alcohol. Medium body, one expect some more. Taste of prunes, figs, whisky, coffee, banana, spices. This is a hell of a beer, complex, rich and one that I sure will buy more.

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.21 out of 5 based on 2,623 ratings.
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