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

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockSchneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock
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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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Ratings: 2,637 |  Reviews: 1,170
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4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage bottle # 009165

A - Pours a hazed russet brown with a fleeting cream colored head.

S - Caramelized cherry caramel aroma, plums, molasses, leather, cinnamon, allspice, prunes, very complex aroma of malts.

T - Sweet carmalized brown sugar, molasses just blankets the palate. Cherries, plums, red Bartlet pears, caramelized plantains, hints of cinnamon and all spice, some minor bitterness on the edges,

M - Chewy but smooth feel, light side of full bodied, low but spritzy carbonation.

I haven't had one fresh but this 2 year old is tasting mighty fine. Awesome yeast works with multiple layers of malt. Very complex flavors. One to be sipped and pondered on for sure.

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4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up this bottle in pursuit of reviewing all 104 styles. It also works to hedge this beer entering the top 100 beers of fame. I like this two birds with one stone approach... who's kidding who? I'll still have two beers.

This is bottle number 2011 004298. My bottle is special, there is no other bottle like mine. I gave the appearance a half point bump for making my bottle special.

I really liked this beer. It smells and tastes great. There are a lot of venous quality in it. You get a bunch of dark fruit presence. The wheat turns a very different flavor to this.

I recommend this really good, easy to find beer for something completely different.

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3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle 2011 005999

Pour vigorously, but seemed to produce little head. Sits in my oversized wine glass looking like flat cola. Not the greatest.

The smell is awesome. A boozy mix of apple jelly and grapes. Almost like a wine.

My first sip left me pleasantly surprised. Malty, sweet and boozy. Apples, cherry, syrup. Alcohol never overpowers, but is definitely present in the swallow. Flavors mix relatively well, but leave something to be desired that I cannot place my finger on.

Creamy and smooth enough to enjoy. Invites you to take sips until it's gone and your glass is empty.

This is an above average beer and everyone should at least try this, but I don't think I would really seek it out again.

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4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A fantastic beer, this one. Dark brown/reddish. Off tan head. Lacin gis a bit sparse.

Aroma of subtle spices and light ripe apples. Some hints of noble hops and a solid yet unobtrusive whiff of caramel.

This beer tastes pretty darn good. The dance of malt, hops and yeast is uncanny. There are some shallow dips in the flavor here and there, but they are quickly filled. Apples are ripe without the sugar, a slight tannin quality. The sweetness comes from the caramel and bready yeast. The alcohol is very well hidden.

Feels a bit like a hefe but finishes easy with a touch of syrup. Very nice

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4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a curved wheat ale glass. My first Eisbock, might as well go all out here, let's see what she gives. Bottle number 2011 049133.

A three finger head with lots of staying power, seriously looking frozen in place with a light caramel top that slowly settles. Body color is a classic mohogany brown, with a faint just super faint tiny pin head bubbles slowly rising.

Nose hits with, a real interesting character that I have never sense before in any beer. Fruit raspberry, but toned down with a chocolate faint malt backbone. Fruit character takes over, turns into an amalgamation of red fruits, into a nice jammy spread, and faint dry character hinting at a juicy texture maybe coming? I am very intrigued for my first Eisbock, this has major potential. I am sensing raspberry but with no sense of raspberry fruit in this at all.

Taste hits with a surprise. More liqueur like than beer, surprising nice rolling tolerable heat mixing with maraschino heat cherries and a dry yeast finish. Palate has a nice tolerable simple texture not taking away from anything in taste. No fizzy carbonation with truly a classic wheat chew texture. Malt richness turns to an incredibly fruit red sense, juicy, lingering.

Overall, this was NOTHING what I expected for this style on first try. I love this red fruit angle, and warming tolerable boozy character. Just a great unique brew.

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3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into a pint glass. 2009 vintage.

Pours a very dark and hazy brown with a thin ring of carbonation that holds around the edge of the glass.

Aroma is full of molasses and brown sugar along with figs and prunes. Not really any alcohol detectable but plenty of malt.

The flavor explodes with dark fruit and molasses. Raisins and figs are most prominent. These transition into wood and pipe tobacco finishing out with a touch of coffee. Alcohol is present as can be expected with a beer of this strength, but is never overpowering. Mouthfeel is full and quite thick, almost syrupy.

Overall this is really great beer. The flavors are especially concentrated compared to the standard Aventinus and it is really quite drinkable.

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4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer's aromas are it's sticking points. Orange zest, coriander, cloves all seep through. Transfers nicely to taste buds, definitely taste that clove after all is said and done. Spicy!

Really like how the head sticks around, too. Poured from 500ml bottle into mug.

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 91.3% out of 100 with 2,637 ratings
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