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

2,616 Ratings
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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From 09/01/13 notes. Had this on tap at The Arlington in LBI, NJ. 12 oz. pour in a tulip...I've had this one a few times in the past and always liked it.

a - Pours a deep reddish- mahogany brown color with one to two inches of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Little bit of lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, toasted malts, cloves, spices, bananas, sugar, caramel malts, toffee, and figs and raisins. Nice nose, load of malts to it and fruit.

t - Tastes of dark fruits, bananas, toasted malts, roasted malts, burnt malts, sweet caramel malts, chocolate, cloves, spices, Belgian yeast, and bready malts. Awesome bananas and fruit, and more Belgian yeast here to it.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy, very easy to drink. Awesome mouthfeel, can't believe it is 12% ABV.

o - Overall I thought this was a great beer; super easy to drink. Tons of bananas, malts, and dark fruits, and some Belgian notes in the taste. Great beer; one of those ones I see everywhere but rarely buy, and I need to buy it more often.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very dark amber color with only a thin coating of head that dissipates almost instantly to a thin collar. Pours thick as hell, almost like maple syrup.

Smell: Dark fruit, bread, clove, grape, a bit of a dark berry character with noticeable sweetness.

Taste: Mostly the same as the aroma. Strong dark fruit, clove spice, brown sugar and wheat. There's a slight astringency in the middle and finish which detracts a bit from the other flavors.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Carbonation is low/medium and just enough to keep the flavors moving along and prevent it from becoming cloying. Alcohol hidden well, with it only really making itself known with a medium warmth in the chest after the finish.

Overall: This is my first eisbock, so I don't have anything else to compare it to, but this was a really good beer. If it wasn't for the astringency mentioned above, this would have scored higher (not sure if this is typical for the style or not), but even with that, it's still worth a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle of their reserve/anniversary series. This one was brewed in 2006, released for 2013. Poured in a weisse vase, the beer is a deep, dark, chestnut-highlighted brown coloring with a slight haze, no head, and a collection of carbonation bubbles settling onto the surface that you are unable to see throughout the body. Looks solid. Aromas of date and fig all over the forward nose, with a solid richness throughout. Earthy tones, with cherry highlights and a boozy kick. Flavors of roast and old world fruit sweetness on the forward tongue, with a blending of date and fig forming a solid backbone, along with some rich, roasted caramel notes. Earthy tones round everything out, and there is a definite kick of booze throughout the beer. The ABV also has a wine-like character to it. Smooth, robust body that the carbonation lightens, but you still get to enjoy chewing on. Wow! Richly sweet, earthy aftertaste with a building warmth as you go. The finish is robust, smooth, and leaves a cloying layer of caramel and fruit sweetness. Holy hell, this beer is tasty, big, and apparently ages amazingly well.

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque deep brown that, when held to the light, shows hazy highlights of amber. The frothy khaki head lingers indefinitely. Sediment floated are present.

Dark fruit notes abound. Raisins, prunes, dates, figs, dark cherries, and pear esters reside on a backbone of sweet brown sugar. Hops are insignificant. A note of banana emerges.

Flavor reveals strong alcohol presence, backed by pear, raisins, bruised cherries and soft apples. On the sweet side initially, this beer dries out at the finish and is just a touch bitter. Cola, banana, and wheat notes surface late.

Body is thick, but carbonation is enough to lighten the mouthfeel. Alcohol warmth is significant.

Very complex beer. Great ester profile dominates. It's a bit hot. Would love to lay one down a couple years and see if that helps.

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from an 11.2 oz bottle.

Pours a murky mahogany color dark brown as the concentration of liquid in the glass increases. Nice creamy dense off white head. Very silky and creamy.

Aroma of sweet cloves and bananas. Yummy sweetness fills the nose. Desert beer at its best (IMHO). Notes of banana cake, sugary molasses and some mild caramel. Nice phenolic notes from that yummy yeast and wheat. Slight booze in the aroma.

Now for the best part. This brew is delicious. Its like melting some banana cake in your mouth. Amazing notes of clove and banana. They are not too overwhelming and then some nice molasses and carmel sweetness ups the ante on the brew. The middle of the brew is sweet yet with phenolic and chalky yeast notes that prevent it from getting to cloying. This brew is smooth and silky. The sweetness is so addicting and there is enough earthy and grainy bready notes to balance out the sweetness. Amazing brew. Mouthfeel is silky and delicious.

I can't believe I've waited os long to try out this available gem. Delicious beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.21 out of 5 based on 2,616 ratings.
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