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

Bottle into Old Rasputin nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark woody/fruity red with a dense dark tan head that faded into a thick film leaving some lace.
S: Notes of spicy yeast, pepper, cloves and dark fruits. Smells similar to a Belgian dubbel.
T: Follows the nose with Belgian style yeast notes full of spices and sweet dark fruits. I get notes of figs as well, and the finish is herbal, earthy, and slightly bitter. I'm pleasantly surprised there isn't much caramel.
M: Creamy frothy carbonation over a medium body and tingly mouthfeel. Alcohol is slighty noticeable but is actually pretty well masked for being so high. Not overly syrupy or sugary which is good.
D: I was really impressed by this one and surprised at how much I liked it. The strong flavors of spices and hops really made this a great sipper. Highly recommended.

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

500ml bottle poured into my seldom used matching Aventinus glass Mat,19,2011

A very murky light brown with a two finger beige head that fizzes like cola and leaves no lace, what it dose leave is a glass that looks like its boiling from all the bubbles popping up to the surface, kinda neat

S lots of bruised banana, some candied fruit, spice, caramels and just a little booze

T not far from the smell with a dried out banana chip thing going for it and some very faint chocolate, a lone chocolate chip in a banana bread loaf, not much booze for a 12%er

M enters silky and fluffs up a bit after its in your mouth and gets a little creamy by the time you swallow, a little heat but you feel it in your head more then you throat

O pretty intense brew going on here, pretty easy to drink for a beer this strong and something I dip into again

I'm happy I finally had a use for my big bubble top Aventinus glass that just seams to sit in my cupboard. An interesting brew and if my memory serves me I liked the unfrozen version even more then this and I liked this quite a bit. I need to thank liamt07 for knocking yet another beer off my want list

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

The bigger version of my first beer review will be fitting for my 500th.

This wheat eisbock pours the same hazy reddish chestnut color of the regular Aventinus. The head is big at first but leaves too quickly and leaves only a few meandering lace trails. The aroma is of rum cake, cloves, banana bread and spicey alcohol. The taste is intense and very rich. Its exactly as you would imagine concentrated Aventinus to taste. Thick sticky malts mix plentiful fruity yeast esters, tart wheat and stewed fruit flavors. Some of the delicate flavor complexity of Aventinus is lost in the sheer intensity of the malt flavors and alcohol heat (which is very evident but not distracting or unpleasant). The mouthfeel is very full, slightly syrupy, with soft, light carbonation. The finish is tart, fruity and long, with some soothing alcohol heat.

This beer is so robust, maybe the ultimate winter warmer? Still it comes short of the mighy Aventinus, but not by much.

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

Photo of discovolante65
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from ABhatter, thanks for the beer dude!

Poured into my Duvel tulip, damn this thing can fit a lot of beer in it!. Pours a nice mahogany color with a small tan head that didn't appear longed for this world, but lasted almost until the very end.

Smell is dark and sweet as soon as you open it. Brown sugar/molasses. You get hints of prunes, raisins, and dark sugar all over this, slight alcohol smell as well.

Taste is over-ripe fruits, not sickeningly sweet, but sweet. Some spice to it. Tastes a little like a good ham glaze with booze in it. Has a slight bitter alcohol flavor akin to a child's cough syrup. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming, considering the 12%.

Mouthfeel - Almost off the edge of thick and syrupy. Teetering on too much, but right there to enjoy. Nice carbonation that surprised me from something so thick.

Drinkability - I loved this one, but would not crack open more than one in a sitting. I shoveled outside for a few hours and then chose this beer over some bourbon, or coffee to warm me up, and I was happy with my choice!

A good beer that I would gladly purchase and push on others to consume. I will be buying more of this in the future, that is for sure.

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

Appearance: Poured into a Weizen glass. Poured a dark amber color. The head reminds me of a cokes. Lacing was very nice and followed me all the way to the bottom of the glass.
Smell: Pretty much identical to a regular Aventinus, but a bit more alcohol came out.
Taste: BRACE yourself! Intense flavors (felt it in my jaw!) All those great flavors come out: orange, coriander, vanilla, banana. Burns all the way down, very warming.
Mouth Feel: Full bodied, thick carbonation which subsides with the burn. Malty aftertaste
Drinkability: Very drinkable, even at 12% with the burn.

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

Pours a deep brown to mahogany. White, four finger head. Decent lacing.

Smells like chocolate bread with berries. Yeasty, thick, bready, and malty. Like a beer milkshake.

Wow the taste is complex. Thick and bready but clean. Chocolate and raspberries. It's almost like a dessert quad. Lots of different flavors come together. Pumpernickel, chocolate, raspberries, blackberries, wheat toast, toffee, caramel. Not overly rich. Smooth and creamy. Just delicious.

Hides its high abv very well. I have to say it again: dessert quad. Easy to drink and leaves me wanting more.

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

Poured a dark caramel almost Coke like color into the glass. Big fruity somewhat fermented like bouquot. No head whatsoever to speak of. Very minimal lacing as well. Has a tart grape like taste upfront finishing with serious licorice aftertones. Presents a medium and effervescent mouthfeel. Very drinkable beer. Again, definitley a sipper due to the high alcohol content.

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Photo of Quimby74
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

This was the most tempting option available at my local bar (which always has an excellent selection of beers), so I went with it. Glad I did.

Appearance - Rich, tons of head, and quite inviting.

Smell - Somewhat floral, at least for the style. Other than that, pretty it pretty much had an aroma of what it tasted like.

Taste - Quite malty, and I'd imagine it would go well with a cigar. Hints of vanilla, but a stronger presence of toffee, dates, and caramel. The alcohol is barely noticeable behind all the flavor.

Mouthfeel - Absolutely exquisite. Very silky and velvety. I have never had a beer quite so luscious. Exceptional.

Drinkability - Surprisingly high, considering how complex and heavy it is.

Overall, this beer was extremely enjoyable. I would not hesitate to get it again, and in fact, I'll probably try to get it often.

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

A - Deep amber brown body with a nice bubbly offwhite head.

S - Alot of wheat and lightly roasted grains in the nose. Sweet alcohol wafting around in the form of brandy or rum with bananas. A touch of malt and dry fruit.

T - Tastes of brandy soaked fruit and alcohol warmth. Malty notes mingling with wheat toast. SLight dark sugar mixes with the wheat twang and finishes with an evaporating warmth.

M - A solid medium body with a nice hot bite. Warming and drying the mouth as the beer goes down. This one is actually very tolerable within its high abv. The alcohol isnt masked but blended nicely.

O - An excellent eisbock, with a nice complexity and harmony of flavors and body.

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Photo of whynot44
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cola or maple syrup colored with a substantial and lasting tan head that leaves a bit of nice lace.

The aroma is caramel, fruit, spice and alcohol.

The taste is sweet dark malt, figs, plums, pears with caramel and spices. The finish is rich and warm. Full bodied, a bit sweet but not quite syrupy.The spiciness and warmth takes some of the edge off.

A very nice beer for sippimg after dinner or on a cold winter day. Smooth and easy to sip.

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

Appearance: deep, dark brown body, bordering on purple, with a large, blooming, bubbling head of foam.
Aroma: most impressive: wide, vast, brimming with fruitiness, contains the aspects of a good Bavarian weizen, then widened, and filled up with alcohol and medicine. Fruity, yet stinging...sweet, delicious, spicy, tantalizing...
Taste...fantastic texture, floods the mouth with flavor, excellent weizen graininess, raisiny, figgy fruitiness,doubled up with richness...each gulp brings waves of sensation...I find myself liking this more as I go...it's punishing, though, flavorful, yet stinging and slaying, a serious threat to sobriety...
a bold attack on the senses...the perfect nightcap...just the thing to knock me out and send me to Slumberland.

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Photo of utahgiebs
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NEhophead
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foamy, lightly tan head that fizzles to a semi-intact sheet after a moment. Very faint drops of lacing that quickly vanishes. A deep burgundy in color with chunks of floating sediment.

Semi-sweet, light chocolate aroma. Tart fruity esters: grape, sour cherry, green apple. Notes of meaty raisin and plum. Tangy molasses adding a touch of spice. Complex whaffs of inviting alcohol. Very intense aromatics!

Bourbon flavored raisin, plum, and date. Additional fruity-esters: orange, apple, cherry. The sour fruit quality that was foreshadowed in the nose is almost absent in the taste. An underlying toffee and milk chocolate malt character. The alcohol presence swarms in and out of each flavor component adding a sharp and warming trait. Chocolate, plum/grape, and bourbon fill the aftertaste. (The alcohol intensity seems to mellow out as this brew warms up).

Medium bodied; vaporous, yet surprisingly smooth and almost creamy on the palate.

The alcohol presence is very strong and aggressive which takes away from the drinkability. However, the complexities of flavor make this lager one to seek out.

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Photo of ScottP
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samEBC
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pixieskid
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage, don't know what I had been saving this for...

Pours a deep mahogany color with an interesting off-white head; very fluffy with large bubbles amidst a typical pillowy head.

Nose; sugar plums, cloves, and a rich fruitiness.
Taste; dried fruits; plums, raisins, brown sugar, cane sugar, candied oranges, cloves, and caramel round out the taste.
Mouthfeel; slick yet crisp with a steady carbonation.

Overall; absolutely wonderful. Can't wait to go to Germany in a few weeks and bring back as much of this beer as physically possible.

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Photo of MNBeer1017
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of -DF-
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JasW
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

Creamy mouthfeel with an overarching yet unusually pleasant note of prune. Luscious brew.

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Photo of Sanjay
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of edmiglia
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stavage
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this into a Leffe goblet, got a very thick and bubbling light tan head, which seemed to bubble away as if it were in a cauldron. Retention was good and I was left with a thick sticky lacing. The body itself was a very dark and murky burgandy with some very thick sediment lurking down the bottom.

The scent was very sweet malt, like ripe and dried dark fruits mixed together. There was also a definite phenolic character, more on the clove side of things along with just a plain wheat grain goodness.

Taste was dominated at first by sweetness, like dried plums and raisins. Other malt flavours followed though, toffee, caramel, rum etc. A tannin tartness at the back balanced things out along with clove spiciness and a wheat graininess. There is a very faint hops bitterness but it only makes a cameo. As it starts to warm down a smooth wild honey flavour becomes noticeable.

Very fullbodied drink, thick and syrupy. Decent carbonation which was noticeable when I thought about it, but it blended in with the spicness otherwise. Definite alcohol warming, but no alcohol burn.

For a strong and potent beer this was very drinkable. A very enjoyable sipping beer overall, I'm looking forward to exploring the style of Eisbock after this one. My only complaint was that it was a little too sweet for me, almost cloying to my palate. I thought it exhibited some very complex flavours but after a while the sweetness was just overloading my buds.

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 2,645 ratings
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