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

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockSchneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock
BA SCORE
91.3%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 2,637 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#766
Reviews:
1,170
Ratings:
2,637
Liked:
2,407
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
11.06%
Alströms:
4.44
 
 
Wants:
226
Gots:
332
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,637 |  Reviews: 1,170
Photo of q33jeff
3.66/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
05/03/2016
AROMA: Aroma-Yeast, Banana bread.
LOOK: Black pour with a grayish thinness. Looks like a coca-cola. Medium head, large bubbles, non-lasting. WANG, but smooth. I was halfway through this beer very quickly. The Belgian Wang (yes I know the beer is German I’m about the Wang is Belgian ) eases into a smooth sourness.
TASTE: Tastes a little like ""sour patch kids"" if you know what they are.
FEEL: some sediment a very drinkable light carbonation. worked my way into this one.

Was not a fan at first, but really enjoyed it at the end. being my first beer I realized it has a nice kick. Wow 12 percent by volume now that I look at the bottle. Alcohol is masked well."

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Photo of chickenm
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnTurano
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DyingFlutchman
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.58/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 123321123321
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTv
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock
(ABV 12%) (IBU: 15)

Eisbocks are amongst the world's most potent beers; commonly referred to as "ice strong beer." Known as a true winter lager, these beers mature via freezing and separating the frozen ice crystals from the remaining mixture. As the frozen water is drained from the mixture, what remains is concentrated alcohol of about 10% or so ABV in strength. This strong mixture concentration is what is known as an Eisbock. And before you begin to wonder, alcohol has a higher freezing temperature than water, which is why the brewers can separate the 2 so easily.

AROMA - strong dark fruits such as plum and prunes, sweet malt, slight touch of banana, spicy clove, alcoholic/boozy, hints of earthy spiced hops

APPEARANCE - poured an opaque mahogany with light strips of scarlet near the edges, strong creamy tan head, superb head retention dissipating into a sizable cap leaving beautiful streaks of lacing.

FLAVOR - dominant malt sweetness, hint of rum, jam-like plum, dates and prune dark fruit presence, hop spiciness, molasses/caramel sugar sweetness, undertones of floral earthiness

MOUTHFEEL - full bodied with a powerful alcoholic warmth warming the chest, softly elegant, thick sticky finish, slight carbonation, yet not at all flat, creamy smooth as it coated and warmed the throat

OVERALL - Wonderfully complex and elegant while the 12% ABV isn't completely overwhelming. A great example of a traditional German Eisbock. Sip slow near a fireplace and enjoy the winter.

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Photo of Slim_720
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nat1975
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheShow904
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Czequershuus
4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a very cloudy mud brown with a medium head. The aroma is replete with banana, dates, dark chocolate, caramelized carrots, mushrooms, an a not unpleasant musky basement smell. The flavor leads with chocolate, bananas, and dates, as well as mushroom, caramelized veggies, and grilled tropical fruits. The motuhfeel is very full bodied, and very creamy. Overall this is a superbly complex beer, and simply delicious at the same time. Very glad I finally got to try this classic.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cwalter
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown in color. Rich malty smell with very smooth and complex taste.

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Photo of Martine
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikeinportc
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chilled bottle into a tulip. Bottled 3/4/15
Pours a very dark orangey-red brown. No light penetrates to speak of. I see the color, and a slight haziness, once the glass is almost drained. Light off-white head, that dissipates after a minute or so.
Aroma is mostly booze (brandy?) with a hint of dried stone fruit.
The first sip is almost all that boozy flavor, so let it warm to almost room temperature. Then it starts to shine. Flavor is somewhere between a quad & a barleywine. I.e. stone fruit/apricot brandy + alt + sweetness, a (light) syrupy feel, & noticeable alcohol, with slight warming.Very fine , and noticeable carbonation settles and lingers on/near the tip of the tongue. Very good, but a once-in-a-while thing.Very satisfying, so one is enough. :)

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Photo of tlema1
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: deep brown color with a thin tan head
S: amazing aroma, banana, cloves, and booze
T: big flavors, like a boozy quad and a Hefeweizen had a baby beer
F: boozy finish, tons of mouthfeel
O: world class beer

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Photo of thoglund
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 91.3% out of 100 with 2,637 ratings
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