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

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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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I didn't have a the greatest expectations for this beer which could account for my perceived greatness for this beer.

It pours a murky chocolate brown with a tan, controlled head. The most identifiable smell coming off of this beer is the aroma of sweet wheat. What a great malty aroma! Tastes like a bigger version of the Aventinus, more concentrated flavors, but just the slightest hint of booze. This velvety beer is dangerously drinkable for 12%. This is something I'd like to keep a stock of, hell, everyone should always have this in their fridge.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of oline73
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy mahogany with a half finger of off white head. There is a decent amount of retention.

Smell: There is some sweet malt along with a carmel note and a strong dark fruit note. There is some warm alcohol as well.

Taste: Sweet malt with some dark fruit. There are some banana notes in there as well. The finish has some caramel and some extremely hot alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with extremely aggressive carbonation and a slick finish. The alcohol is quite hot.

Overall: This is a really strong beer. The alcohol is super hot. The flavor is good, but really overshadowed by the alcohol.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Bottle from BevMo in Stockton, CA.

A - Poured a hazy brown color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet malt dark fruits banana and clove

T - Follows the nose with the dark fruits with bananas and clove has a slightly boozy finish

M - This beer has a full body with medium carbonation to it

O - This is a pretty good beer for being as big and bold as it is its a good sipping beer worth getting sometime to try

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4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into Chimay goblet.
From notes.

A- Murky, syrupy dark brown pour. Finger width off white head that slowly drops to a thing ring. Carbonation looks low and lacing is minimal.

S- Rich dark fruits, subtle brown sugar. Slightly yeasty with notes of cloves and cinnamon. Nice bready tones with zero hint of the 12%

T- Dark fruits are plentiful. Cinnamon and cloves with a nice dose of banana and yeast. Alcohol is very slight but still noticeable.

M- Medium bodied. Smooth and creamy. Carbonation is low/ Slight alcohol warmth at the back of the throat. Sweet on the lips.

O- The regular Bock version is out of this world and this concentrated version is another home run. Absolutely stellar beer.

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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for this one.

It pours a thick, viscous dark brown. Cloudy, with a lot of foam that died down at a snail’s pace. A heady pour that holds up, most impressive. I pick up figs and dates on the aroma and flavor. Dried stone fruits—cherry, fig, some raisin, hint of vanilla. It’s smooth and strong, and real sweet. Startlingly effervescent for such a big beer but I don’t know if that’s needed. Makes it a deceptively easy drinker when it’s really more of a sipper. Reminded me of a maraschino cherry ice cream float, in beer form. An interesting beer.

One final note: I’m starting to fear that eisbocks are hangovers in a bottle for me. Woke up the next day with a pounding headache from a shared bottle of this. The same thing happened the last time I had an eisbock. Is there a pattern here? Am I going soft? Or are these things just packing too potent a punch?

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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Bottle number 2010 031733 printed on label.

Appearance: Pours a dark nutty brown color with ruby highlights and a 1/2 finger bubbly very light tan head. Very little lacing, but that's to be expected at 12% ABV.

Smell: Smells very much like a sweeter version of a weizenbock. Dark fruit is dominant with caramel malt, a touch of clove and just a hint of alcohol.

Taste: Sweet dark fruit and caramel malt up front followed clove and a touch of phenols in the middle before ending with a light bitterness and a touch of medicinal alcohol. Very well-balanced for a beer of this ABV%.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a high amount of prickly carbonation. Feels a bit slick on the tongue. Nice alcohol warmth through the chest after the swallow.

Drinkability: Good drinkability. Goes down easily for a beer this big.

Overall: Very good beer overall. This is my first eisbock and this one has made me curious to check out other beers in the style. I'd definitely recommend giving this one a try.

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4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown mahogany with glints of amber around the edges. A small but creamy head. Swirls of sediment within.

S - Very malty, dates, yeast, booze, tropical fruit esters.

T - Predominantly malty with sweet toffee, caramel and treacle. The heat from the alcohol is ever present. Sherry. A tropical fruit character compliments the maltiness.

M - Rich and syrupy. Moderate carbonation.

O - This is a very complex, big beer. A great beer. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very happy to have made this my #150 review.

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4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into my Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock weizen/snifter combo glass.

A: A muddy and a little cloudy medium dark brown. Pours about a 3 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Disintegrates slowly into a lingering blanket of foam. Substantial pockets of lacig remain around the glass as you drink it down.

S: A woody roasted malt with molasses, raisin, and a little raspberry.

T: Robust malty character that comes across as woody and rustic. Bittersweet flavor of licorice, pecan shells, and a slight fruity note for balance.

M: Feels thick and syrupy. Pungency hits the palette initially and lingers throughout. Just a twang of fruit at the end, too. High alcohol character.

D: Sip and enjoy this sweet, hearty, delicious brew.

Atmosphere is great. Light carbonation pours into a thick, foamy head which lingers before cratering down to a thin blanket of foam which remains throughout the experience. Nose is a really great combination of malt, fruit, and sugar components with a nice rustic tone. Flavor is a woody malt, well balanced with bittersweet and fruity components. Bittersweet and a little pungent with big alcohol. Overall, this is a great quaff.

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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle number 2011 004278 poured into a snifter

A- Black with a one finger head the disappears very quickly.

S- Dark fruits, sweet alcohol, spices.

T- Less alcohol than the smell but you still know that it is there. Dark fruits, wheat, some spiciness, some roasted malts, a touch of chocolate, with alcohol noticeable the whole time. The flavors of the beer do balance the alcohol, but do not cover it up.

M- Smooth, thick, a lot of carbonation.

O- This is an awesome beer and worth trying. This is a well balanced sipper. I am just enjoying this more and more with every sip, definitely will be stocking up!

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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark hazy brown with a light white head the cap it off. Solid 2 fingers thickness to start but quickly dispersed as expected.

Sweet and spicy greet the nose. You know its a German wheat beer with notes of banana bread, bubble gum and some clove spice but it packs quite the punch. A bit of a dark chocolate and caramel round it all off.

Plenty of bold flavor going on here. Lots of malty goodness with some caramel and chocolaty sweetness that are off set but notable spice note at first. Some banana and raisins add a fruity character. Bit of phenols as well. Alcohol is well hidden for a 12% beer.

Mouthfeel is lighter than expected but still packs it in. Nice creamy texture as it goes down. Overall, as expected, this is one great beer. Amazing how easy it is to drink for such a high ABV beer.

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4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle into Duvel tulip. "Bottle Number: 2007 / 05068" printed on the bottle.

Appearance: Free pour yields a half inch fluffy, just offwhite head that dissipates quickly into nothing. Pours a dark, murky purplish red (nice color actually), with yeast sediment visible through the highlights. No lacing.

Smell: Strong, sugary malt, somewhat grape and raisin-like. In no time at all, all kinds of crazy and complimentary aromas appear. It's chocolaty, earthy, sugary, (only slightly!) boozy, with a variety of fruit notes. The surprisingly restrained alcohol smell kind of sharpens everything else in a really nice way.

The aroma is just brilliant. Every note (chocolate, grape, fig) somehow manifests in different ways, as if each one comes in multiple textures. It's difficult to describe, but it's very profound.

Taste: Nice and fruity barleywine-like flavors up front, then a really interesting heat in back. My tongue is tingling for more than a minute afterward, while the grape/raisin fruitiness sticks around as well.

The taste is almost as deep and complex as the smell. It has dark, chocolaty flavors, really deep and developed malt notes, and lots of surprises (the finish reminds me of dry bread crusts at one point, which was both bizarre and somehow pleasant). Green grape skins, pastries, hard liquor; almost endless.

All these flavors are so varied and well matched I'm starting to wonder if the heavy alcohol is intoxicating and tricking me into a dream. Sometimes it reminds me of a really vivacious red wine, sometimes an aged English barleywine, sometimes a bright fruit juice spiked with a great hard liquor. It's smoky, fruity, sugary, hot, earthy, [the list goes on].

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Tingly carbonation but not distracting (enough smoothness). Building heat... kind of like hard liquor, but not. It's like a spicy food that doesn't kill (or even significantly impact) your tongue at first, but at the end of the dish your mouth is on fire.

Overall: I'm loving this beer. It's hard to say how well balanced the myriad flavors are-- or to say much about the beer at all-- because all of my attention is called away by following and appreciating all of this pleasant complexity. The concentration from icing the beer along with the higher ABV give everything a bit more punch, but the flavors meld with each other seamlessly. There's so many textures, flavors, aromas... it's just an adventure of a beer.

I don't want to be too repetitive with my praise, but this is the kind of beer you look for if you like giant English barleywines and BSDAs/quads like I do. While I've never had it "fresh", I can only guess that time has been nothing but good to this beer, because it's both smooth and powerful. Very memorable, and, in my opinion, exactly what you're hoping for if you pick up a beer like this.

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3.31/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a three finger head of slight tan colour, good thickness, nice cream, and good retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark brown.

Sm: Cream, heavy caramelized malt, wheat, Some yeast comes through as well. Dark fruit. Aroma is of moderate strength.

T: Chocolate, light nuts, dark cream, and cream spread over a restrained wheat base. The alcohol hardly comes through at all, which is surprising. Nice hop layering. It's a bit simple, but the build is well done and it's rather balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but a touch thick. I wouldn't call it syrupy, but it's certainly filling. Sort of suits the flavours.

Dr: Very drinkable, especially for the high ABV. As far as eisbocks go, it could do with a higher ABV. I like it, and I'd like to try it on draught.


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Photo of jale
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear light brown with a finger of tan head. Lacing last mere seconds.

S; Roasted malt and that's it.

T: Slightly sweet malt to start followed closely by alcohol heat. A hint of plums or maybe raisins. Finish is quite spicy.

M: Medium body which is a tad syrupy with good carbonation.

O: A solid Eisbock.

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4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- initial three inches of head recedes after a few minutes. Murky brown color. Some yeast sediment as a result of pouring like an asshole. No lacing, lower end of the spectrum as far as head retention but that's understandable

S- boozy, dark fruits.

T- woooo! Eye opening booziness, in a good way! Hah. Not quite ripe cherries. Love the aftertaste.

M- heavy, syrup-like mouthfeel but good carbonation.

D/O- Split this with my main squeeze fdkayti, proved to be a good amount for each of us. Would recommend and definitely have again!

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 2,644 ratings
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