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

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockSchneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock
2,642 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

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

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4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle number 2012 23291. Served cool into a goblet.

Deep amber brown color with good clarity on the pour. Thin head settles immediately.

Aroma is sweet, malty, and boozy. Nutty, caramel, and toasted malt.

Flavor is intense and very enjoyable. It has a huge malt backbone which gives it a lot of sweetness but there is still a fair bit of hops to give balance. The alcohol is strong but not overwhelming. I bet it would only get better with a few years in the cellar.

Mouthfeel is big in body, low in carbonation, and well balanced.

Overall a very special beer and I'm glad I finally got a chance to try it.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle poured into a Kuhnhenn snifter. 2010 bottle.

Appearance - Pours with a significant amount of sediment in the stream of the pour, but then I find none in the glass. My eyes must deceive me. Deep amber, like a black rum. Small khaki head, but it's short lived. After 5 minutes, it looks like I'm drinking 10 ounces of cognac. That would be a rough night.

Smell - Booze, whoa. Bubble gum, caramel, bananas, and a strong spiciness that is amplified by the alcohol.

Taste - The wheat is much more present here. Gives it a grittiness that definitely adds to the flavors. Very fruity character with that distinctive bubble gum flavor reminiscent of the non-iced version. Bananas and cloves that further remind me of its wheated roots. The finish is booze and caramel malt, though. A slight throwback to the fruits, but it's all toffee in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation and quite hot, even for 12%. That said, I still have to concentrate to pace myself.

Overall - Enjoyable and different from most beers out there. I had this out of a wooden cask one time and drank three of them. I don't know how I did that. Wasted youth. Anyway, it doesn't impress me as much out of the bottle, but perspective is a funny thing.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark tan/black, minor 1/2 inch head, not much lacing.

Smell - Huge grape, rasin and plum aroma. Sugars, malts, spices, belgium yeast sweetness. Some alcohol , a little bit of wine like aroma after it warms a bit.

Taste - Strong rasin and plum upfront, with alcohol, sugars and malts. Apple and grapes and cherries also add even more fruity flavors. Not much bitter or tartness, very much like a wheat ale with its grainy finish. Near the finish, some molassess mixed with some cinnamon and banana comes out to finish this beer off.

Mouthfeel - Strong, booze nails whole mouth with each drink. All the sugars and fruits coat tounge and palette leaving sweet and spicy notes. Palate gets the same sugars and fruits, along with huge caramel malts. Aftertaste is dry, fruity and boozy.

Overall - Excellent, my first eisbock, id describe this somewhere between a heffe, a belgium strong ale, and even a port wine. Fantastic fruity notes, big alcohol flavor in each sip and nice amouth of sweet suagrs and spices. A must try.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark, caramel colored beer. The tan head is about 1 finger high and has almost no retention whatsoever, or lacing.

S: Clove, dark fruits, and a fair amount of the alcoholic phenols, as well as a pungent hit of just plain alcohol.

T: Lots of malts right off the bat, with hints of caramel and toffee and a slight toasty flavor. After the malts there is a peppery spice, along with a bit of sweet clove-like flavors as well as banana as the beer warms. The finish is amazingly sweet and fruit-like, bringing in hints of apple and raisin. The alcohol rides the flavor from start to finish without ever becoming overpowering, and warms the belly nicely.

M: moderate body, heavy on the carbonation, has a syrupy feel on the back of the throat due to the stickiness.

O: Definitely a nice beer. The alcohol is present, but I wouldn't have put it at 12% ABV based upon taste alone. Well balanced, a fair amount of complexity. Definitely not a beer that I would drink all the time, but it is certainly well-crafted.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy dark reddish brown with a creamy off white head that persists for a good while and settles down to a solid flat cap.

S - Fruity, spicy, sweet, and a little winey. Almost that candi smell too.

T - Luxuriously smooth, mild, malty like cereal. I don't get as much of the fruity note from the aroma though there's a hint of banana and maybe a raisiny thing going on. A little sting is left on the tongue and in the back of the throat afterwards. That's unusual - it's almost like a whisper of jalapeno sting minus the jalapeno flavor. It's never too prominent and fades gradually but lasts a really long time. I don't get the strong alcohol taste some others have mentioned.

M - soft, medium-thick, more carbonation than expected

O - A really pleasant, soft, rich, malty beer with a lot going on. Drinks like a thick stout but with much more malt and no bitterness.

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 2,642 ratings
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