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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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick, turbid and brown. The color of dark brown sugar. Thin very off white head, that can be a bit thicker and creamier with a vigorous pour. Left a thin ring and nice legs. So pretty.Nose is banana and clove, a dark hefe nose. Malty, sweet bread, dark fruits. Not a trace of alcohol and a fresh plum. Smells deep and rich and as it warms caramel and toffee.

Taste is spectacular. It is creamy beyond description. Full, smooth mouthfeel. Malty and round. Banana. clove, dark fruits a bit of raisin comes forward. But, there is a fresh and bold fruit juiciness in this. It has a bit of tang, a little zip and this beer is not heavy in the drink. There is no alcohol on the palate except a mild edge in the finish and a warming in the chest as you swallow. Finishes dry sweet and fantastic.

This is a terrific style and while you will not drink 5 of these in a session it's worth seeking out.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store, in Rochester, NY. This seems like it'll be somewhat of a wheatwine/eisbock hybrid or something?

Pours a cloudy, hazy dark brown, with a one inch head, and lots of sticky lacing.

Smells like brown sugar, caramel, some wheat, plums, and booze.

The taste is similar, this is quite strong, as to expected with eisbocks. Surprisingly no banana, since the base beer for eisbocking is a weizenbock, but there are lots of dark fruits- raisins, plums, figs, almost like a Belgian strong dark ale, along with notes of wheat, caramel, and brown sugar, almost like a wheatwine. Lots of flavor that are slashed through by a rather huge alcohol sting.

Medium bodied, thick for a wheat beer. Low carbonation, sticky sweet mouthfeel. This one of the sweeter beers I've had.

This beer defies style classification, as it shares characteristics with a weizenbock, a Belgian strong dark ale, and a wheatwine/barleywine. For that, it is interesting. It is just hard to get past the booziness and the sweetness.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Poured into a snifter from a 330 ml bottle.

A- Hazy pale brown, faded and dusty looking. Tan head is loyal at about 1/4" Strings of lacing, and agitation produces legs, revealing how strong this one is.

S- A sweet combination of caramel and dark fruits. All fermented up to produce some booze notes.

T- A bit different than the smell. The fruit comes in with some boozed sting, but a bit of roast appears in the finish.

M- Full body, but not overly thick. Booze and roastiness, make the finish apparent.

O- Big, strong, and roasty. A great beer for winter.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderate hand. Label reads 050619. Ice bock for a snowy day!

A: Murky, iced-tea brown with 1/2 finger off-white head. Ok retention. Minimal lacing.

S: Banana, molasses, sugar, spice, dark fruit, raisin, rum cake. Booze. Smells big. There's something familiar, but I can't put my finger on it... Anyway, good stuff.

T: Strong, rich sweetness with wheat-type undertones. Cherry, raisin & dates. Banana. Mild spice. A faint bitterness develops to assist the semi-dry finish. Faint chocolate. Alcohol is present, but not quite what you would expect for 12% ABV.

M: Moderate carbonation with a full-ish body. Smooth and rich.

O: Big beer. Tasty. Damn sweet, but not cloying. Much like you would expect of a concentrated Aventinus weizenbock. Delicious snowy day sipper.


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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark amber, a nice caramel color. Clear.
S- A little skunky, but I get some nice caramel and wheaty tones. I'd actually go with a little sulfur and spicy, alcoholic tones. Interesting...
T- A nice sweet caramel flavor. The spice covers up the alcohol bite for a minute, but then the alcohol heat comes through. HELLO 12%!
M- LIght bodied. Lager-like and appropriate.
O- Not my favorite, but that doesn't matter. According to the style I feel like they did a good job covering up a 12% beer while keeping it light bodied. I'd say the nose could use a little clean up with a dry hop, but that would be against the style; I'd do it anyway though.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 2,651 ratings
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