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

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockSchneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

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
Ratings:
2,621
Reviews:
1,168
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
324
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 2,621 |  Reviews: 1,168
Photo of jstassi
4.42/5  rDev +5%
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 +5%
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 +5%
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 +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Contra
4.42/5  rDev +5%
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 +5%
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 +5%
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 +5%
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 +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NEhophead
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
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 samEBC
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pixieskid
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
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 +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TJCOLLINS
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JasW
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

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

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Photo of Sanjay
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

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

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

Photo of Docrock
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of churroman
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Bottle 0,33l.
A-Dark brown with medium bottle carbonation. Thin white foam.
S-Huge fruit aroma,dark malt and caramel aroma.
T/M-Medium bitterness with sweet aftertaste. Low bitterness. Lots of malt taste in the mouth. Really special beer,close to classic abbey beers.

O- This is one of legend beers,try it once in a life at least.

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy, medium brown (like muddy water), with a hint of purple. Head is 2 fingers of khaki-colored foam, with good retention, but not much lacing.

S: Strong, fruity esters are the first thing I smell, with grape, banana, and apple dominating. As expected with the style, there's pepper and allspice. There's also malted grain, and a hint of urea (which is not as bad as it sounds, as it is faint).

T: Sweet, in a cloying way. Fruity notes include raisins and over-ripe banana. Cloves and other spices warm the tongue. I detect rum flavors as well. Buttery diacetyl smoothes out things late. Hops? Not so much; the finish is more sweet and fruity than bitter.

M: Smooth and creamy, with nice carbonation. The alcohol is overpowered by the other flavors at first, but the longer I drink it, the more boozy it becomes.

O: The "eis" (ice) part of Eisbock definitely adds potency to an already flavorful brew by concentrating the flavors and ethanol. A special occasion brew, to be consumed without food -- and with a friend -- to maximize the experience. This is really good!

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

I have not had the regular Aventinus, but I wanted to try an Eisbock.

A - This beer pours a dark, dark brown. Nice three finger head in my tulip glass that fades over a few minutes. As it warms, the lacing fades to nothing, which is expected at this ABV.

S - Mmm... Wheat, banana, booze... It smells like a banana split with whipped cream.

T & M - It tastes like a banana split with carbonation - and alcohol. It is sweet up front and spicy and hot at the finish. If there are hops, I am missing them, but the spices work just fine in their absence. The creamy mouthfeel is a bonus. This is a world class beer for sure.

D - Whoa - where did this beer go? I want more, but one is probably a good number for this one.

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.21 out of 5 based on 2,621 ratings.
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