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

2,618 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is coming from a Wooden Cask

beautiful chestnut brown with a head above very impressive for a beer weighing in @ 12%

first i smell a boozy, clove aroma. also, rich Munich malts. buttery

clove, raisin, date, breadcrust flavors. very yeasty and bready, though not so nutty. somewhat hot--i bet more time in the cask would produce a thing of beauty

very smooth

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of mulder1010
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ML bottle

A-- Poured a dark ruby color and settled a dark, murky, I guess plumb color. Half finger of bright white head that went away as quick as I poured it. Just a white collar really. Visible alcohol legs to this.

S-- Dark fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, and other spices. Slightly medicinal and alcohol says hello off the bat. Big time malt. Good nose. Like the fruity quality to this.

T-- Prickly and slightly syrupy. Dark fruits and spices. Like a Christmas pudding or cake. Very warming and very quick acting.

M-- Quite light and quite carbonated for the ABV. Smooth, slick and slightly medicinal. Booze is quite obvious but a very long lasting finish of spices and dark fruits. Quite a jammy beer.

O-- Biggest negative is how boozy it is but otherwise this is exceptional. A lot of balance in the body and a lot of flavors. Total winter beer and just a treat to have.

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2.85/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance is a dark brown with maroon to orange highlights when held to light. The head is thick and dense, but no lacing left behind. Powerful scents remind me of black licorice and root beer - very unique smell. There is a lot going on in the taste - both good and bad. Banana, clove, dark fruit, molasses. It's very complex. But the finish and after taste reminds me of cherry cough syrup. This seemed to get stronger as I drank it, and finally, I couldn't take it anymore. The alcohol is very prominent, and its effects are quickly felt. The mouthfeel is syrupy and slick. I'm not sure how to grade this beer, as it is so complex, but I did not care for it personally, and will reflect this in the overall score.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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1.83/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A: maple syrup to brown. Slightly off white head.

S: German malty and slight bitey that's unpleasant. Maybe Belgian yeasty. Maybe tiniest smoke and spiciness.

T: malty with tons of residual sweetness. Lacking any bitterness.

M: thin overall

O: not good. Won't ever buy or recommend to anyone. Just not my style.

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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

A beautiful dark brown, hazy beer with an off white head with bad retention. Slightly purplish prehaps, I have weak light here.

It smells very intense.
Alcohol, dark malts, dark fruits and some hops. It reminds me of the only real weizenbock I have had before, Weihenstephaner Vitus but this is much more intense. For some beers you have to stick your nose into the glass. I get the same intense aroma from 30cm away. Promisses an intense taste!

Hmmm, interesting!
Malty sweetness up front, the alcohol kicks in fast and it finishes fruity and alcholic with just a hint of bitterness. And definitly banana and dark fruits. Fruits with alcohol, that's what it is. Prehaps the alcohol is a little too appearant but hey, this is a true winter warmer.

Nice creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Overall a good beer but make no mistakes about what this is, an alcoholic winter warmer of 12% ABV.

Bottle: 2011 057208 Brewed at 2011.10.26

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of BierStein711
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into oversized wine glass

A: No head retention, it looks like a pinot noir

S: Smells like alcohol

T: Alcohol and great hops!!

M: It burns, but its thin

This is a after dinner digestif like the brewer says. From what I had heard, I wasn't expecting this superb beer. Instead, I was impressed and welcomed. This is a unique beer from a great brewer, enjoy!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.21 out of 5 based on 2,618 ratings.
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