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

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding
1,150 Reviews
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockSchneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | website

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
Reviews:
1,150
Ratings:
2,547
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
16.86%
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
309
For Trade:
7
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Reviews: 1,150 | Ratings: 2,547
Photo of LADaveBN
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Color is a dark redish brown with a one finger head that dissipates quickly. Nose is ripe Asian pear. Feel is very rich. Taste is a little boozy, touch of sweetness, and then a big malty finish. An outstanding beer. Pour slowly to minimize sediment in your glass.

 263 characters

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

33cl bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a brilliantly clear dark amber color with three fingers of dense white head. Retention is superb and lacing is great.

S: Bananas and prunes stick out the most in the aroma with strong breadiness and light gingerbread. Makes me want to take a sip.

T: Strong breadiness starts off with raisins, bananas, nutmeg, and walnuts. This reminds me of a banana nut bread with raisins. So complex, so well balanced. This is unbelievably good. I wouldn't change a thing.

M: Quite thick with creamy carbonation.

O: Amazing. My taste description says it all. Banana nut bread with raisins. The aroma is very good, but the flavor is basically perfect.

 677 characters

Photo of Todd
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 11.2oz brown bottle. Bottle No: 03495 (2001). You can tell that whatever is inside this bottle special. I served my sample in an official 0,5l Aventinus Weizen glass.

Appearance: A deep, cloudy brown beer with amber edges and a massive off-white foam head -- good retention. There is yeast in the bottle, hence its being a cloudy brew. Personally, I recommend that you pour 2/3 into the glass then take the remainder and swirl up that yummy yeast and pour it into the glass too.

Smell: Phenolic/clovey with musty aromas, soft grains.

Taste: Smooth, creamy and beyond malty on first contact. Malt body is full, thick, syrupy with treacle, honey, coffee, buttery toffee, chocolate, rum and a unique tropical fruity quality way back on the palate. Clove flavours pop-up all over, and you can taste a bit of the wheat and its husky tannins. Alcohol is there, and warming. Things get a bit coarse for a moment as a raw hop flavour tries is hardest to break thru the malt. It fails. The malt wins, and as a result there's very little bitterness (touch of cheesy flavour and feel, but it's real of hidden). Finish is soft, with all sorts of wacky residuals on the palate.

Notes: This is one rich and robust beer with incredible depth and complexity. I love this beer. It's got a Plato of 28.7 or around a 1.117 specific gravity, which is very high. Hard to tell the alcohol content without knowing how it finished, but you can be assured that it's very high, especially given the freezing process of this beer -- said to be around 12-13%abv. This beer is a must for wheat beer and/or beer cellaring fans. Absolutely luscious.

Up until the 1940's, Aventinus was shipped all over Bavaria in containers lacking temperature control. Consequently, the precious drink partially froze during transportation. Unaware that theb rew was concentrated by the separation of water from the liquid, people were baffled by this stronger version of Aventinus. By chance, the first Aventinus Eisbock was created.

Well aware of this story, Hans Peter Drexler, brewmaster at the Schneider Brewery, decided to recreate this classic "mistake" in a modern controlled facility. Thus, the Aventinus Eisbock is reborn sixty years later. Now it's brewed in limited qualities throughout the year.

 2,293 characters

Photo of Beertracker
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Anticipation builds as the whipped meringue head settles back into the glass. This "King of the Weizens" pours up with a beautiful lacy tannish-white head that dissipates rather quickly due to the higher alcohol. Nice mahogany-reddish brown color with fine natural carbon bubbles. Extremely vinous with a very, spicy sweet nose reminisant of mince meat pie. A rich caramel/treacle maltiness carries through to the finish which is very distictive & clovelike. The bitterness is perfectly balanced against the candied plum sweetness. As the beer warms by the fireplace, the alcohol and ripe fruit aromas dance to the rim of the glass beckoning for a second whiff. Nice! This beer is very disceptive in its appearance and alcohol. It actually makes one believe that they're enjoying its smaller cousin Aventinus (8%ABV). Make no mistake, this Knight Aventinus carries a lance, sword and a morningstar! Buy, steal, hoard, and cellar all that you can find.

CHEERS! Beertracker

 972 characters

Photo of BeerGodz
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Deep ruby/brown, slightly cloudy with a nice head that hung out for a while, yet left little lacing

Smell: Cloves, and dark fruit - raisins & prunes

Taste: Up Front: Alcohol bite, cloves, and other spices. Finish: Banana, raisin, clove, caramel, sweet malt - very complex

Mouthfeel: Medium body, and smooth. This is 12% abv??? I never would have guessed. Having said that, the carbonation is also higher than expected, but still on point

Drinkability: I am savoring every sip!!!

Overall Impression: This beer is essentially a concentrated version of Aventinus Weizenbock. The flavor is intense and the incredible finish just keep going and transforming. Seriously, I did not think it could get any better than their Weizenbock, but I stand corrected. Hey, sometimes it feels good to be wrong ;)

 805 characters

Photo of MrKegs
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Complex, very challenging. I know what I want with it, Ice Cream! But it's best by itself. Banana, Caramel, Cloves... Watch out as the 12% is almost undetectable with this childhood inducing creamy beer. Don't drink as much as you will want to, it will catch up with you in the morning! But, enjoy!

 298 characters

Photo of brureview
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a chalice. This is my first Eisbock tasting.
The beer poured a deep molasses color with a two fingered head, yielding a pleasant frothiness.

This is one of most complex beers I have ever tasted. There is an overpowering fruit smell. The finish- highly complex, exhibits mint, fruit, molasses, with alcohol overtones.

This is a beer not to be missed. It's highly alcoholic, and 6 ounces may be enough to be savored at one sitting. It's the ultimate sipper.

Will experience again.

 492 characters

Photo of Bierman9
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed bottle # 08182/2001. Oooohh... Like the regular Aventinus on steroids!! Oh baby, oh mama, oh baby...superb!! Dark brown color, hazy with my friends, the yeasties, swirled in...! Nice, fine head which sticks around....leaves a bit 'o lace, too. It's nose is similar to the regular: banana & cloves, but also sweeter, with whiffs of alcohol and some bubblegum as well. Great mouthfeel!! Lovely body, and real smooth! Oh, and the flavor...! A richer, sweeter, more warming version!!! That clove/banana combo, along with sweetness, hints of dark fruit, and even a bit of hoppiness at the end. To think I enjoyed this out in the sun on a 75F day.... Can't imagine how good it'd be after being out all day in the cold and snow of the Bavarian Alps and then having one (or two) in a cozy little Gasthaus! Zum Wohl!!

overall: 4.7
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5

132

 919 characters

Photo of dankbrew21
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Thick head at an easy pour, seems to have a life of it's own. Quickly dissipates. Carmel brown color.

Smells of super sweet malts and alcohol. Bannana.

Tastes thick and sweet. Good carbonaton. Slight alcohol burn in the back of the throat. This beer is super tasty.

Drinkability is good. I am sure I sense a buzz coming on with just one beer. I am drinking it fairly quickly because I keep wanting the taste.

Awesome beer.

 426 characters

Photo of Brenden
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The look of this beer is good, but it doesn't foretell its greatness. It's a deep, shining ruby-infused violet-brown with a tight, frothy cap of lightly tanned head reaching one finger. It shows very good retention and leaves good deposits of patching connected with thin webbing pretty far down the glass.
The smell offers the goodness of the Belgian yeast in good measure, not overdone, with the wheat backbone and a surprisingly unpunishing alcohol presence tingling the nostrils. The yeast brings all the banana, clove, gently musty earth and soft phenols I expect. It could be a little stronger, though it's still very nicely presented, and everything is in good measure.
Malts are an absolute beast on the tongue. Sweetness is the main component, but it's so deep, complex, well-integrated, balanced, and evened out by the other aspects that it just works phenomenally well without cloying at all. The flavor is also massively smooth and rich, decadent without being heavy. Earth, clove and soft spices, caramel and toffee come off a wheat backbone that adds a dry, crackery balance. There's also a bit of chocolate, and dark fruits are mostly sweet with a very nice almost overripe quality. There's some banana, of course, and in the middle the alcohol with the sweetness and fruits makes for a dark rum taste. A touch of hops adds the perfect balance, a hint of leaf both green and almost tobacco-like. As it begins to drink a little like a wine, the alcohol and huge complexity of flavors, along with the sweetness, make this beer very much like a port (one of my favorites).
Do yourself a favor and let this warm. It begins with a strongly prickling carbonation that, when it eases off, levels out into just about the smoothest drinking experience I've ever had. Crispness still adds liveliness but is perfectly even, but the richness, robustness and absolute silky smoothness of this beer is impressive. That the alcohol doesn't add massive heat, it's not overly cloying, and it doesn't display any one of dozens of flaws a beer like this could is testimony of brewing genius.

 2,087 characters

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
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

 598 characters

Photo of keithmurray
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from an 11.2OZ bottle into a chalice

Beer pours a dark copper color, some beige head that didn't linger for very long, bits of sediment float around in this one as well.

Smell is a pleasure, smells like red wine, raisins, plums, grapes and jamaican rum

taste - somewhat mimics the smell, rich dark fruits such as plums and raisins dominate as well as brown sugar

Mouthfeel is excellent, nicely carbonated beverage, thick and hearty, I just want to sip and enjoy this one

Drinkability - at 12%, not going to throw back 5 or six of these (plus too expensive for that anyways), but this one that i'm sitting back and enjoying is truly a pleasure, you wouldn't know that this beer checks in at 12%ABV

 708 characters

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours an opaque dark chocolate brown color with a thin white fizzy head. The smell is quite unique and complex. It is also a fairly sweet and malt heavy smell with elements of wheat, chocolate, toffee, and alcohol. The taste is also very unique and absolutely amazing. There is of course a wheat flavor (hence the weizen), but there are so many other strong flavors that it comes across fairly mild compared to other weizen beers that I have had. The flavor, like the smell, is quite malty and very rich with dark chocolate, brown bread, espresso, toffee, rum, cloves, and alcohol coming through the most. It’s not so surprising that the alcohol is pronounced since this beer is a very hearty 12%. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and creamy. The body is quite heavy. Maybe not as much as a full bodied stout or porter, but it’s certainly approaching those. This beer has everything I like: full body, strong complex flavors, and high alcohol content. They don’t get much better or more multifaceted than this. I don’t think anything is lost from the amazing flavor of Unser Aventinus during the icing process and you pack an extra 4% alcohol in there. Even though this beer is quite well rated, in my opinion it is still underrated.

 1,248 characters

Photo of ChrisCage
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- This one pours a syrupy brown that is quite cloudy due to giant amounts of glorious yeast hanging out in the bottom of the bottle....of course this was extracted before the final pour! The head is caramel colored and while not thick, is dense and provides a nice film over the brew. Carbonation appears to be heavy but fine at the same time, and the lacing, well, it's seeming to be a trend....it's not great....still this is a very above average looking beer!

S- Robust aromas of mincemeat, dark rum, Christmas cake to start, and spices like cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin pie and licorice root. Fruity as well....raisins, banana, figs and prunes galore! Sweet malts that are rounded with a noticeable boozy quality, and with smells of brown sugar and gingerbread cookie yeast! Simply awesome to the nostrils!

T- Flavors are wonderful and follow the aromas closely and fondly! Rummy to boot, creamy eggnog quality, slightly chocolatey , awesome spicy yeast, and again, caramel sweetness, balanced by some rich dried fruits, woodiness,the booze does show itself more, and yeasty creaminess! The finish is Earthy, grainy, boozy and slightly citrus like....grapefruit pulp rather than rind.....the licorice root, ginger and spice shows itself on the palate near the end.

M/O- Full bodied for sure and as this warms up the fruitiness comes out even more and becomes more dessert like. Alcohol is hard to hide in this but for what this is, blends very well with the robustness of the overall character! This should be had with a meal, or sipped on and will make an excellent X-Mas eve treat to go to bed with watching A Christmas Carol....the one with Allister Sims! Not much more to say....this is simply a world class beer and if you don't try this, you are truly missing out!!

 1,786 characters

Photo of TheSarge
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours well to make a great appearance of khaki colored head, which dissipates quickly but into nice lacing. The body is opaque and dark blackish brown in color.

The aroma is robust with clove, banana, and bubble gum.

Taste wise this is a very sweet brew. Tastes straight up like bubble gum, and then sinks into spicy herbal and alcohol.

The moth feel is crisp and prickly up front, and then gets thrashed by the warming alcohol.

With a nice cool day for once in my neck of the woods, it was nice to take some time and appreciate this monster for what it is: meant to be drunk on cool days and warm you up. The alcohol isn't masked, so it's easy not to overdo it, I suppose...

 679 characters

Photo of PatrickCT
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

a: Deep mahogany body. Opaque with beige yeast suspended throughout the glass. 1 1/2 finger bubbly, foamy beige head dissipated quickly into a faint ring around the glass.

s: A big estery aroma of plum, clove, banana, almonds with a honey like sweetness from the malts.

t: The flavors are as big as the aroma and more complex. Toasted wheaty, bready malts with honey, spices, prune and banana.

mf: Big and creamy. Heavy body with medium carbonation that lifts up the beers spices. A bit slick and syrupy.

o: Its no Molson Ice, but its ok.

 584 characters

Photo of david131
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #: 2004 / 23392. I would assume a 2004 vintage.

A- Even with a careful pour, I get a lot of floaters in here. The liquid is amber and brown with a nice light brown tinge around the edges that I've noticed that some aged beers get. Absolutely no head forms. Once I pour the remainder of the yeast into the glass, it becomes very murky, but much more uniform

S- Very sweet and complex. Lots of brown sugar and caramel with some fruit. A little funky on the tail end. The alcohol is really not that apparent at all. This is actually really unique impressive.

T- Sweet with lots of caramel and brown sugar flavors. The alcohol is somewhat apparent, but it is not offensive in any way. There is a wonderful candy flavor to this that is intensified as an aftertaste. Very unique. I do not know if I would age it much more than this.

M- A little numbing, but clean and crisp. There is no real carbonation to speak of, but for how the rest of the beer is, it seems to work pretty well.

D- What an experience. A very unique beer that is very candy-like. Makes for a great night cap. I've had this on tap fresh as well and both forms are delicious.

 1,150 characters

Photo of UnionMade
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I got this on tap at Halftime, in the 10oz sample.
The beer looks like a viscous, roiling mud. Completely opaque, a greenish dirty ochre brown color. Once they got the tap pouring right, it was topped with a thick frothy cream colored head. Not much in the way of lacing, but who cares.
Aroma is intensely phenolic and estery. Massive bubblegum, clove and banana. Clove is the most pronounced. Alcohol is apparent, with a solid caramel malty aroma. Very thick and concentrated smelling. Solid bulky maltiness.
Flavor is intense, with a thick creamy feel on the tongue. Almost syrupy. Powerful wheat malts, with huge phenolic esteriness. Clove spiciness, banana, bubblegum, plum, caramel, and a hint of raisin mingle together for a massive sensory overload. The phenols seem to creep up your nose with a paint thinner burning sensation. Extremely concentrated. A light alcohol burn towards the end, finishing sticky sweet. Slick, creamy mouthfeel, massive body. You can't miss any of the flavors, because they're all right in your face.
I believe the term decadent is listed in the dictionary with a picture of this beer next to it. I don't know what the alcohol is on this beer, but i was definitely feeling the 10oz I got of it. Oh so drinkable, like the best milkshake you've ever had, but the alcohol definitely sets some limits.

 1,336 characters

Photo of Schwarzwald
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For me it just really doesn't get much better than this! Very strong, very fruity (rich plum and pear), very rich. I have been searching for this for a while and I finally found it right down the street.

Great pour and head. Exceptional look to this beer. When you pour, you know it's going to be good. I drank one alone and then had another with some cheese (of course) and bread. The food really enhanced the flavor, or should I say, the beer really enhanced the food. Whatever... a great very dark eisbock. The sweet notes and flavor make this a perfect choice.

TRY IT!

 574 characters

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Counting down till Christmas with some holiday warmers. Loved their Aventinus hefe, and I've never had an eisbock before. Let's have one, why not?

Pours a lovely chocolate brown, like a dark hot cocoa. A bit of creamy head, turns into a thick ring. Not much lacing, but still attractive.

The first smell I pick up is a buttery nut flavour, which is followed by malts, dark fruits, banana. Rich and inviting.

Didn't realize that this brew was so high in ABV, but it masks it well. I can certainly tell this is a strong brew, but it gives me that lovely warming feeling in my stomach, which does the trick given the -15 temperature outside. Similar flavours as in the nose, less nuttiness, more raisin, banana and cloves. Very hearty, tasty.

Mouthfeel is chewy and rich, alcohol and carbonation burn just a bit, but still pretty good.

Going back to the LCBO to get a few more for cellaring. An excellent winter brew, glad I picked it up. Just loved drinking this beer. First rate, and my first A+ brew on BA!

 1,012 characters

Photo of CanuckRover
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle from the LCBO winter release. Bought it in December (I think), it's now June.

Pours a rich toffee brown, slightly hazy. Big head, quite fizzy at first, but once it settles down I get an incredibly creamy (I'm talking nitro-Guinness creamy) off-white, perfectly formed head. Beautiful.

Whew, malty aroma. Candied, rich fruit. Maraschino cherries, sugary dates. Characteristic cloves. Alcohol lurking behind everything else.

This is such a complex beer. Big, sugary, chewy dates are the first thing that jump out at me. Very sweet, but the hops keep things pretty balanced, providing a little bit of an edge to take on the mellow malt. Otherwise, this is all about malt. Really chewy, thinking a dense cake like Sacher Torte, with that a little bit of orange zest. Strong alcohol in the finish gives it a port wine character... nothing wrong with that. Some spiciness, but the alcohol sort of overshadows it, the only reason I didn't give 5 on taste. Will be interesting to compare against the one I am cellaring.

Again, pronounced alcohol brings this down from 5. A real sipping beer. I shouldn't be drinking it at 4PM on a Sunday.

This is a phenomenal beer. It's characteristics bring to mind the best of many differenct styles, from best bitters to weissbiers to heavier German ales. A must-try.

 1,313 characters

Photo of Jon
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After initially trying this beer and having recently consumed a different bottle, I thought a re-review was in order. This sample comes from bottle Number 009466. This beer could be referred to as Aventinus Weizenbock on steroids. It pours a thick ruby-tinged amber color with a creamy beige head. Chunks of yeast float in the dark, hazy liquid. Typical weizen notes are presented in the bouquet -- clove, banana, and yeast -- and are complemented by a sweet date character. Taste features more of the same, with notes of figs and a subtle hint at the strong alcohol content of 12% abv. Speaking of which, this brew masks its strength quite well. If you can find it, this is always worth drinking. If not, its predecessor, the original Aventinus, will suit just fine.

 767 characters

Photo of Bubba83
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Three year old bottle I've been cellaring. Labeled: 2008 / 02777.

Served in a snifter at 50 degrees. Presents with one finger width of very light tan head on top of a dark garnet colored body. The head retains well and is composed of small soda like fizzy bubbles. Lacing is surprisingly good despite that type of bubble composing the head.

What a complex nose. Cherry, raspberry, alcoholic spice, and prunes are at the forefront. Underneath that sting is a gorgeous fig newton quality that melds in with some dark bread and finally some clove. There's also a bit of porter-like malt base that takes hold somewhere in between all the dark fruits. Fantastic! I really don't think this has oxidized at all.

It's also tasting incredibly interesting. The interplay between everything is in balance and comes in phases. First thing I taste is prunes/dates/figs. A hit of banana comes through before giving way to a wheaty dark bread quality that is lovely. Finishes with some spicy cherries and some raisin mixing with a dose of clove. I don't taste the alcohol in raw form AT ALL. Again, no oxidation present at three years, I feel lucky.

The feel is rather nice. It's about a medium feel. I expected it to be a little heavier in the mouth perhaps at its strength but that's not the case. The carbonation is quite lively, and the aging does not appear to have affected this at all. Feels a bit slick and oily.

Overall this was quite an overwhelming experience for me. I didn't even really look into whether this beer would age well or not, but WOW, it does! I haven't had this beer fresh in a very long time but I remember it being fairly hot and all of that has passed for sure. This is what Sam Adams Triple Bock wishes it was. I think I'll pick up a few more of these to age and advise you all to do the same :)

 1,815 characters

Photo of Stoneman78
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into the new Sam Adams lager glass
A- Pours a clear light orange hue that darkens near the top of the glass, head absolutely explodes out of the bottle but disappears within seconds, no lacing
S- Nose is alcohol-heavy with tones of sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, bananas, and peppery spices
T- Initial taste is dominated by caramel, dark fruits, and bananas all riding a cloud of warming alcohol that sustains throughout, finishes sweet and boozy
M- Full-bodied, syrupy thick texture, high carbonation
D- Having never had Aventinus or an eisbock, this beer absolutely blew me away, such great balance and bouquet of flavors, I can't wait to try this again, it should be noted that even at 12%abv the alcohol takes a backseat to the wonderful blend of fruits and malts

 778 characters

Photo of allengarvin
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy dark brown color, rapidly diminishing head. Smell is ambrosial: rich, sweet malt, vinous plum and raisin and caramelized apple. Flavor is just as good, highly fruity, sweet but not cloying malt, nice wheat flavor, low bitterness, and enough spicy phenols to add some real character. Alcohol taste is nearly completely hidden, but it is warming in the finish. Very deceptively strong. Full bodied with a luscious, creamy mouthfeel.

Most of my favorite beers are of ordinary strength, but every now and then I'll find a big beer of such complexity and flavor that I can't deny it its rightful place. This is such a beer. Absolutely wonderful!

 651 characters

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 1,150 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe