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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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Ratings: 2,649 |  Reviews: 1,171
Photo of grayburn
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A ruby hued dark brown liquid into the glass, active carbonation is evident, 1 finger head dissipates into a nice foamy ring. Lacing is decent as well.

The smell is a mingling of rich ripe fruit, raisins, plums, with clove and alcohol. The bananna slides in just at the back end of the nose. The sweet malt presence blends this all together effortlessly.

At about 55 degrees, the bananna comes out first in the taste, it is followed shortly by some spicy clove and cinammon notes. This then fades away into a hot boozy finish, in the best of ways. The beauty in this beer is not the blending of, but rather the transition between flavors during the experience.

The mouthfeel is heavy, an excellent meal to sip by the fireplace. Plenty of carbonation to carry things along nicely.

I could not drink many in a sitting, but I will definitely return.

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Photo of Kevin67
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dacrza1
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle 01568. Pours as black as velvet can get, with a thick, pillowy rootbeer head in a snifter--could be the fifth horseman of the apocalypse by its intimidation... complex scents-- citrus fruit, freshly mown hops grass, and a grapefruit mix... thin and crisp on the tongue... lingering aftertaste that holds like a pilsner... citrusy notes abound, with the slightest alcohol... hops are subdued, while the malts are impaling! HEAVY.... These guys are the masters, and though above my usual palate, this beer is a steam roller, obliterating any pre-existing taste in the mouth andforcefully asserting its power... memorable and warming.

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Photo of Backer2004
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautifully ruby, cloudy, over carbonated beer that settles to a nice off white head and long strings of bubbles. Banana bread smell, no hints of hops, some fruity easters. Complex malt characteristics, vanilla, melanoidins, no hoppiness. Full body, definite alcohol warmth. Easy to drink, but the sweetness lingers to the point of almost too much by the end.

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Photo of SFNC
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blackie
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: A 2006 bottle into a snifter. Gorgeous, ample khaki colored head shows slow recession and great retention. The beer is a deep reddish-brown in color.

s: Excellent. Fruity doppelbock aromas of sweet caramel and toffee malts with the added complexity of weizen aromas. Formidable alcohol presence adds some spice and is a welcome counterpart to the sugars. The spice is very hard to pin down. A range of dark tree fruits candied in toffee, predominantly date but including also red apple and cherry. Hops, thankfully, take a backseat.

m: Carbonation on the high side, and extremely smooth. The body is full. Great balance between carbonation and body, with nothing overdone.

t: Layered flavors of toffee malts and fruity weizen esters give great complexity on the tongue. Generally pretty sweet, but the sugars are pretty well checked by the ethanol and light hopping. Not much hop flavor until the warm, lingering finish.

d: very warming and certainly a sipper

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Photo of jgammoniv
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aufie
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwvman
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jera1350
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chocolate syrup brown with a fluffy two-finger head. Cascading bubbles rising throughout. Great head retention with some lacing.

Mouth watering array of caramel, banana, clove, maple syrup and dark dried fruit. Complex and sweet smelling, like a liquid dessert.

Just like the nose and does not disappoint. Some chocolate and caramelized and burnt brown sugar with dark rum. Lots of warm booze and tons of flavor throughout. Rich and tasty.

Medium bodied and mostly smooth. Some sharp carbonation before it warms. Warming from sip to swallow and even after. Nice clean and dry finish.

Very boozy with strong flavors. Hard to be more drinkable at this ABV. None the less, this beer is outstanding. Unique style and a must try for beer lovers.

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Photo of sleazo
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rich cloudy brown woth a rich creamy off white head supported by a steady stream of tiny bubbles. Gorgeous.

A-dark cherries phenols and banana. Nice aroma.

T-first thing that hits a sweetness followed by a those weizen clove and banana flavours. Very reminscent of regular aventinus. Some vague sourness. A very complex brew. You don't get any alcohol notes here as it is subdued for such a strong beer. It definitely opens up a bit as it warms and some caramel malt comes out

M-full bodied and highly carbonated

D-whoa dangerously good. Aventinus is a superior brewery and the Eisbock is no exception.

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Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewdanks
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GilGarp
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle number 2012 23291. Served cool into a goblet.

Deep amber brown color with good clarity on the pour. Thin head settles immediately.

Aroma is sweet, malty, and boozy. Nutty, caramel, and toasted malt.

Flavor is intense and very enjoyable. It has a huge malt backbone which gives it a lot of sweetness but there is still a fair bit of hops to give balance. The alcohol is strong but not overwhelming. I bet it would only get better with a few years in the cellar.

Mouthfeel is big in body, low in carbonation, and well balanced.

Overall a very special beer and I'm glad I finally got a chance to try it.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's quite surprising that 12% alcohol by volume can be so readily hidden. It mildly appears in the nose, and it's not particularily noticeable in the flavor, but you can feel it in the throat. I guess it's the rich malt and yeasty phenolics that help to hide it so well.

Other than it's simply a somewhat condensed, and fortified, version of the standard Aventinus. It's not particularily complex, but neither is the original - rich and full flavor is the name of the game here! Notes of bubble-gum dance with swirling spice and hints of banana across a caramel-soaked maltiness.

In all honesty, I prefer the standard version, but this is a nice diversion.

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Photo of UncleFlip
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It has a brown sugar colour in the glass, topped by just a small head, which is gone fairly quickly.

The smell is malty, with some banana and papaya, as well as a bit of spice.

Flavour is sweet, with a mix of over-ripe banana, malt, and spice. A bit tangy at the end.

Mouthfeel is a bit fizzy at first, turns thick and just a tad cloying.

This one's not bad for drinkability- it's not too storng, but has a bit of Oomph.

Be well

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Photo of goochpunch
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a muddy brown with a thin, white ring of "head." Amazingly strong weizen aromas of banana, clove, and bubblegum. I'm truly taken aback at the how assertive this beer is while smelling it. I, in no way, have to stick my nose in the glass and sniff for this beer's character; it's all upfront. Ditto on the flavors. Tastes like weizen concentrate (which it IS, of course). This is a real treat for anyone who loves characteristic German wheat flavors. The only area that the taste loses points in is that I feel the sweetness could be put a little more in check. Aside from that, this is pretty damned stellar. Does a great job of hiding the alcohol. Mouthfeel is full and fairly slick with a little bite on the tongue. I am impressed with how drinkable this is, especially at its alcoholic strength. Those who do not phenolic beers should steer clear of this one.

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Photo of Guppy314
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a chilled bottle, pours a dark brown with a (for me) thin head that quickly disappeared. Aroma is mostly a clove-heavy spiciness. Taste is more malt forward, but there are a variety of interesting "spice" flavors … the only one I can actually name (sorry) is "cloves".

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Double Jack night at TJs. Who knew they would have had an outstanding tap list FW brew notwithstanding?

The body of the beer is clear with almost no haze, though the deep color prevents it from being transparent. Reddish brown around the edges, while being deep brown and nearly opaque in the middle. No lace. No surprise.

The aroma is of wheaty and bready yeast character, toffee, nutty sweetness, a touch of banana and clove character, and a rounding out of warm alcohol. The taste is more or less similar, though the toffee notes are more pronounced, and they are accompanied by some remarkable plum and fig flavors that really stand out. The finish rounds out with a prickly warmth from the alcohol and a touch of sweet caramel.

Prickly but light carbonation in a medium to heavy body, this beer is a phenomenal offering from Schneider. The fruity depth rivals that of the most well done Russian Imperial Stouts, and the ease of drinking is top notch. At 12%, this is more than a little bit dangerous.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at BC's Pizza and Beer

A: Pours a hazy almost Hershey bar brown with a light tan head.

S: Wheat with banana, spice, and a little booze.

T: Delicious banana and raspberry, a little spice, toasted malt sweetness, and a light touch of alcohol, not in a bad way.

M: Heavy body, low carbonation, a little booze heat, again not in a bad way.

O: This is a big time brew and a delicious one at that.

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4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle.Snifter glass.Enjoyed on jun´11.Dark mahogany in color.Yeast in suspension.Brief small bubbled beige head. Banana is present both in flavor & aroma.E stery,spicy,bready & a quite funny plum mermelade flavors.Hops well hidden by malts. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation.Subtle warming alcohol.Sweet fruity finish. Berries & grapes on the aftertaste.Well balanced beer.Good & refreshing drinkability.

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Photo of Kromes
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A hazy dark brown with a thick tan colored head.

S: Banana, bubble gum, clove, toasted malt, and booze.

T: Initial flavors are of sweet booze and clove spice. This fades into a banana fruit flavor and eventually into a faded clove and alcohol burn. As it warms, a vanilla flavor starts to come through.

M: Heavy and a little syrupy, yet smooth. Burn from the alcohol.

O: I've never had an Eisbock before, so I've nothing to compare to. However, the beer is full of great aromas and flavors. I would definitely pick this up again...especially if I find it for $4.99 on sale again. I think I would clean them out.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown pour (20) with thin off white head, good lace and thin cap. Sweet figs and prune juice aromas. Sweet figs and prune juice up front; chewy caramel candy middle; boozy exhale; creamy raisin finish. Medium mouthfeel; sweet caramel malt/ brown sugar tongue coating. Overall, pours like molasses and drinks like carbonated sweet liquid figs. Perhaps best doppelbock I've had - excellent.

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Photo of thickerfreakness
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle number 04472 from the 2006 batch

Pours a dark amber color and has quite a head that fades very quickly but leaves no lacing. I can tell it is pretty carbonated just because it sounds like a cola after I pour it. Smells like I would expect from a bock up front with some wheat smells afterwards. Raisiny, malty, a little bit of wheat, and a hint of alcohol coming up the rear. Tastes absolutely phenomenal. A smooth mellowed out caramel, malty taste with a hint of the wheat but very little alcohol. The alcohol really sneaks up on you in this one since it comes in at 12%. The mouthfeel is really smooth and goes down easily. Its very drinkable but I can't see myself drinking much else for a while after this.

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Photo of dciBA
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a deep reddish mahogany from the cask into a 12oz tulip. Smells of spicy banana and some alcohol. Taste is very similar to the bottled version with the alcohol being a little more apparent which could just be a temperature issue. Lots of banana and spice. For 12% this is very smooth and drinkable. The abv is noticeable, but not unpleasant. I feel very lucky to have this on cask. top notch wheat beer from schneider as usual.

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 2,649 ratings
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