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

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockSchneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock
BA SCORE
4.25/5
2,641 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#777
Reviews:
1,171
Ratings:
2,641
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
4.44
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
334
Trade:
6
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Photo of Asgeirr
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jonziefle
3.28/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Poured a cloudy brown and was almost opaque in the glass. Fizzy head that disappeared immediately. Very little visible carbonation. Looks dead.

Smell: Smells sweet, rich, and less alcoholic than I would have thought. Banana, esters, and dark fruit aromas. Some molasses/caramel sweetness.

Taste: Very alcoholic to start with, also masking other flavors. Dark fruit flavors and molasses like sweetness. Almost too sweet (syrupy) with the alcohol and sugar giving a weird tingle in the back of your throat. Off flavors present at the end as well.

Mouthfeel: Strong alcohol bite that makes the beer a little hard to truly savor. Little carbonation makes it feel very flat and lifeless. Medium body.

Drinkability: Too much alcohol and too little flavor. Lack of carbonation and off flavors may indicate a bad bottle, though.

Buy Again? Maybe, to see if this one was an aberration.

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Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Riverared
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of EddieG28
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Pdu8s
3.52/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- a good looking beer. A nice amber-yellow color that forms a stable, thick white head

S- Smells citrusy, with hints of caramel coming through

T- Banana is the most prevalent taste, although it starts off a bit citrusy. alcohol taste not overwhelming

M- very smooth and pleasant to swallow. Not harsh on the mouth at all

O- This a good beer. Although not a fan of banana taste in general, I can see how this beer would have much appeal with others. It scores well in other categories.

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Photo of SuperHeavy
5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of rdilauro
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First EISBOCK beer I have had, so, please excuse me if I am incorrect in my findings.
I have loved the Schnieder Aventinus beers, so I was looking forward to this one.
The aroma was nothing special, not hoppy, not a lot of bouquet.
The pour was very nice, but more of a sherry to me than a beer.
The first taste, I was taken back, didnt like it at all. I let it settle for a while, then took another slow sip. It was full of malt and had a subtle sweetness to it. In fact, I enjoyed it. More so, as a slow sipping beverage, like I would a Port or Sherry, then I would a beer.
The finish was big and strong, probably related to the percentage of alcohol.
Some times I run across a beer that I feel is a beer, but not really. This is one of them. I could easily pour this and show it as a slightly carbonated sherry or so other fortified wine.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured this into a Sam Adams ``perfect pint'' glass. It had a beautiful deep reddish-brown color and a massive, chunky head that stuck around forever. The nose was pungent and fruity and promised bananas and breakfast cereal.

The flavor... oh my lord! There's a wonderful bready maltiness that's accompanied by an acidic, wheaty, champagne-like twang. Every sip brings different flavors to mind. Raisins, cloves, lemon, biscuits, bananas, and a wonderful, refreshing sour apple spiciness from what seems to be a perfect addition of hops. The mouthfeel is nice and firm and the high carbonation of this beer seems to stimulate your tastebuds with every mouthfull.

This beer is truly unique. I don't believe I've ever had anything like it. It lacks the malty complexity of Ayinger Celebrator, but the high carbonation and acidic fruitiness adds a different kind of complexity alltogether. A marvelous drinking experience. One of the very best beers I have reviewed to date.

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Photo of DavidP
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of spinrsx
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle from the LCBO

Appearance - Slightly hazy dark reddish/copper colour with a large size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, banana, raisins/grapes, wheat

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and some cloves/coriander. There is also some bananas mixed with grapes/raisins, and wheat. It ends with a banana and dark fruit sweet aftertaste.

Overall - I can't believe how well the alcohol is hidden on this beer. It's very drinkable.. almost too drinkable and the alcohol will sneak up on you. The flavours are well balanced and it doesn't tasting cloying like I expected it to. Very good stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Everydayoff
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle (2010 # 033054) poured into a tulip. Un-filtered, so yeast was topped up.

A:
Dark brown mahogany-like with an amber tinge, massive tan head with good retention, it dissipates into thin bubble layer covering the surface and leaves wee lace, high active yet fizzy carbonation.

S:
Mingling with banana ester, ripe plums, berries, phenolic clove meanwhile malt is also there to yield a complex mixture by a mild bready note.

T:
There are 3 tiers in its complexity of taste. First, fruits ester and malt yield mellow sweetness and fruitiness flavor. Then, clove also alcohol come in position with a warm touch of fusel that also reinforce its sweetness and syrupy solvent. Last, fruits ester and malt reclaim their place with sweetness and fruity tang that cling in the finish also linger in an aftertaste, hop also there at the end with slight bitterness underneath all that mixed up.

M:
Stickily full and syrupy body with good amount of carbonation that yield fine crispness palate which really well suit, finish is dry.

O:
Solid, complex yet delicate brew, don’t let its high alcohol content take you away. I’m now looking to cellar this beer more for anytime need.

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Photo of getbehindthemule
2/5  rDev -52.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of jayhawk73
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a nice two finger cocoa head on it. Good lacing in spite of the 12% abv. Very well carbonated, and the head sizzles down to a sliver over the first couple minutes. The nose is excellent, raisin, plum, prunes, malt, and slight hops are the main culprits. Really rich and complex nose.. Well balanced as well. Wow.. Then there's the taste. This is my first beer of this style, and I love the taste. Same profile as the nose, and where did they put the 12%abv?? The feel is rich, creamy, and complex... a total home run here. Overall, I love this beer. It's so complex and tasty that I will definitely have to search for this again. Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 2,641 ratings
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