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:
2,622
Reviews:
1,168
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
324
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 2,622 |  Reviews: 1,168
Photo of kkmiller76
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yuno
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey_L
3.49/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mishi_d
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cwrw
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage boxed version.

Poured out with a generous bone-white head, faded quickly but some of the lacing stuck around, coating the glass nicely. Beer is a lovely hazy mahogany/ruby colour.

Oh man, sugary as hell on the nose, but I love it. Figs, coconut sugar, over-ripe bananas, molasses, maple syrup, hints of chocolate, candied pear, prunes....amazing. Phenomenal. The booze is there for sure, but it's completely eclipsed by the sugary dark fruit.

Flavour is full on sugary maltiness.Dark fruits, prunes, figs, brown sugar.

I love sweet beers. This is in my top 10 for sure.

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Photo of Andy_Luft
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.11/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep color with a fluffy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has some mild vestiges of dark fruit & semi-sweet phenol (the usual date / fig variety) but there is also a weird tomato / vegetal smell underneath as well. Maybe some odd malt / fusel alcohol bastard? Flavor starts out with a little sweet phenol / candy, like a grape Jolly Rancher but old, with fuller phenol notes opening up in the mid-palate bringing in your plum & wet fig, maybe a little star anise. There is definitely a pronounced fusel note but it is hidden pretty well, though certainly noticeable in a husky blackstrap molasses note. It ends with more of a spicey note with more of that anise flavor. Good flavor notes though it somehow lacks a certain impact, can't quite put my finger on it but nothing really sings. Mouthfeel is pretty thick and syrupy. Solid beer but didn't blow my mind.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DOCRW
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a worldclass beer! Simple as that!

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle, Karstadt dept store, Dusseldorf - Pours dark brown with a medium white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - huge hit of fruity esters - banana, cherry notes. Taste - Sweet fruity esters - banana at the front, malty middle, crisp bitter finish with a light alcoholic warmth. Fantastic high ABV doppelbock. At 2 Euros easily the cheapest I have ever paid for such a fantastic ale.

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Photo of Gooljd
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very excited for this one. Made sure to chill it as ordered.
L-Pours a dark murky/dish watery and very carbonated beer. One head finger that is very bubbly and dissipates quickly. The carbonation simplifies quickly as well.
S- Very complex smell. Roasted almonds, dark breads, banana bread. Sweet brown sugar/molasses and stone fruit. Campfirey smell also is picked up along with a slight citrus note. I smell toasted wood in this beer.
T- Follows the nose; yeasty, sweet like molasses. Not too boozy at all on a count of its alc. content. Very ripened banana and dark breads is also picked up. Earthy flavor is behind the initial taste, darkly roasted hops and caramel as well. Gingerbread? An almost umami flavor that I can't describe. So very complex. I love it.
F- Creamy and thick, goes very well with the flavor of the beer.
O- Absolutely wonderful ale. I can't think of a more complex beer I've had at this time in my life. Wonderfully delicious and deathly potent. This is a sippin' beer. Once again, wonderful. Everyone needs to try this beer. Cheers!

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Photo of Urk1127
2.23/5  rDev -47%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of morrowd3
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a murky dark brown with half a finger of tan head that leaves sparse blotchy lace as it recedes.

Smells of banana bread, roasted almond, toffee pudding, candied fig and date, brown sugar and soft milk chocolate. Threatening alcohol.

Tastes of browning banana, sweet dark nutty bread, more roasted almond, candied dark fruit, maple syrup, spiced rum cake, milk chocolate and warming alcohol.

Feels thick and creamy. Full bodied with silky carbonation. Finishes sweet and warm.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. A sprawling feast of a beer.

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Photo of Bigcangaroo
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nugganooch
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle format – Imperial pilsner style glass
Picked this up at Bottle Craft in Little Italy - Last noted on 10/04/15

Stoked to finally tick this style and not disappointed with my purchase here

The pour yields a turbid and tawny looking body. Leaning towards a light chestnut in color. A serious mass of spongy tan head is produced with insane retention efforts. Looks like you can balance a quarter on top. There is a mixed trellis formation of lace that gets left clinging to my glass.
The nose brings a complex malt mixture of darkened breads, toasted almond, toffee nougat, and gooey caramelized fruits like fig and plum. There is a faint hint of mineral and spice added with banana. Reminiscent of baked banana bread really.
Malt seems fortified in the flavor. Very complex while maintaining a very smooth façade. Loads of darkened sweetbreads and dried fruits with toffee/caramel nougat and treacle. Firm moments of dark cherry, plum, fig, and red currant. Getting some faint milk chocolate to this as well. There is an earthy hop touch to it and some frequent pops of musky yeast with an unobtrusive banana and clove likeness. I get a wash of alcohol warmth in the finish that is rather comforting here. A real nice winter sipper I would think. Thick and filling with the strange phenomenon of no seemingly so. Has a lighter real ale quality that I find quite quaffable.
Such an impressive brew. It is sweet without being a saccharin bomb, thick without being too tacky/syrupy, boozy without being too harsh.
Tows the line between a bull in the china shop and elegant finesse. Either way I treasured this Ale immensely.

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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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