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:
2,618
Reviews:
1,165
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
220
Gots:
322
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 2,618 |  Reviews: 1,165
Photo of cj8311
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Lantern
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of themom
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of anteater
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Dirty25
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Hautacam
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours out brown-amber with a low head that quickly is gone.
Smells winey , with some clove and cherry.
Tastes a little too sweet for me..and I like sweet beers. A lot of chocolate- covered- cherry flavor , with some cough syrup phenol; and the alcohol punching through. Very winey, with all kinds of spice. Sweet sherry finish.
Very low carbonation...almost syrupy mouthfeel...not crazy about the lingering sweet at the end.
This is actually very similiar to Kasteel Red in taste, mouthfeel and alcohol concentration.
Boy, just one is kicking my ass...pretty high ABV.
I really like Aventinus , but not sure I like it as concentrated as this.
I guess I'll stick to the Weizenbock...and leave the eis zum die kuhle leute( sorrry, high school Deutsch many years ago).

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Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of sabrills70
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz brown bottle with bottle # 00490/2005 on the back. Pours a murky brown with some sediment. No head or lace to speak of. Looks thick. Smells of dried dark fruits, brown sugar, alcohol. Very complex. Again dried dark fruit and brown sugar. Very fruity. Thick and syrupy. Hard to drink on a warm June night. Not the best Eisbock I have had but it shoul age very well. I think I will buy some more and stash them away. This one was just too young.

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Photo of drunkenmess
3.27/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a big fan of wheat beer in general. But heard alot about Eisbock so had to try it. Poured a murky muddy water look. Amber in color mixed with red and orange... Head is adequate, off white/khaki hue. Noticeable lacing when sipped. Smells of dark fruits, wheat or yeast, and a slight alcohol scent. Taste is different (for my taste). Fruitfulness and wheat come together forming a nice mixture of taste. A little boozy as I continue to sip and it warms. Not bad for a wheat beer...
Overall I will consume again just not on a regular.
Cheers!

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Photo of Schneider26
3.28/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Did not care for the medicine alcohol flavor

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Photo of jonziefle
3.28/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Poured a cloudy brown and was almost opaque in the glass. Fizzy head that disappeared immediately. Very little visible carbonation. Looks dead.

Smell: Smells sweet, rich, and less alcoholic than I would have thought. Banana, esters, and dark fruit aromas. Some molasses/caramel sweetness.

Taste: Very alcoholic to start with, also masking other flavors. Dark fruit flavors and molasses like sweetness. Almost too sweet (syrupy) with the alcohol and sugar giving a weird tingle in the back of your throat. Off flavors present at the end as well.

Mouthfeel: Strong alcohol bite that makes the beer a little hard to truly savor. Little carbonation makes it feel very flat and lifeless. Medium body.

Drinkability: Too much alcohol and too little flavor. Lack of carbonation and off flavors may indicate a bad bottle, though.

Buy Again? Maybe, to see if this one was an aberration.

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Photo of Kooz
3.29/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had at a holiday party, so didn't take copious notes. Above are my category scores, and the specific notes I have follow:

Appearance: Dark; nice foamy head.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light.
Drinkability: Too strong to be very drinkable, but certainly not bad in any way.

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Photo of TerryW
3.29/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm a huge fan of the standard Aventinus brew, so looked forward to trying this one out. It takes a close look to pick this one out on the shelf if its anywhere near its cousin as the labels are almost identical.

The appearance of this beer is big let down. Spritzy soda type head that immediately goes to nothing. That's in stark contrast to the other version of this beer. The Eisbock also suffers in comparison to its cousin in the aroma department. Its alll heavy dark fruit, sugar, and alcohol and doesn't have any of the wonderful complexity of Aventinus standard.

Very fruity, big alcohol punch, lots of spritz in the mouthfeel. Better than a macro, but not in the same league as its supposedly simpler cousin. Comparisons to a barleywine are apt. Too harsh edged to be a true hit if you like the other version of this brew. Try it so you know and then go back and pick up some of the other.

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Photo of teak
3.29/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of juhl31
3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

-dark brown in color with a very deep reddish, almost purple hue to it. soda like light brown head that only sticks around the edges of the glass for the most part

-very fruity sweet on the nose. almost to the point of being tart...kind of like a sweet tart candy. powdery sense to it. there is a bit of malt deep in there too

-it's hard to really say what is going on in the taste. it's just a big mash-up. heavy malty, but not to a degree to where there is any standout flavors. the carb bite just really gets in the way

-quite carby. it is almost like a soda. big bite on the tongue and throat. it is warm, but not as much as i thought it would be

-not a big fan. i drank the whole thing, but it was more like soda to me. oh well. was excited for it, but cant like em all i suppose

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Photo of Onslow
3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

jesus h christ ..this beer has got a bite... a bit thin...

pours a nice big head, low lacing.

..quite tart, with a sweet warming kick..

.batch 2006.

..has a strong wheat library...this is a big beer, but the thinness and appearance lower it to just average.

. needs to be more ...syrupy? ...but i have wanted this for a while and am not sorry i got it..if i had a cellar i would buy a few!!!

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Photo of Rastacouere
3.31/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Rather clear brown hue with ruby hints, bottle-conditioned with a few floaties around. Aroma is indeed reminiscent of an aventinus in the breay malt profile and gentle spiciness + plummy and banana fruitiness, but the difference lies in the heating factor. The eisbock is quite alcoholic and sweeter. In mouth, wheat chunks are to be found playing around with lovely aventinus flavours, but it’s very heating which makes it less friendly on a sunny day. Dark ripe fruits and pancake syrup character is quite appealing, but this remains vastly inferior to the regular to me, although I prefer the lower level of carbonation in here.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.31/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a three finger head of slight tan colour, good thickness, nice cream, and good retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark brown.

Sm: Cream, heavy caramelized malt, wheat, Some yeast comes through as well. Dark fruit. Aroma is of moderate strength.

T: Chocolate, light nuts, dark cream, and cream spread over a restrained wheat base. The alcohol hardly comes through at all, which is surprising. Nice hop layering. It's a bit simple, but the build is well done and it's rather balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but a touch thick. I wouldn't call it syrupy, but it's certainly filling. Sort of suits the flavours.

Dr: Very drinkable, especially for the high ABV. As far as eisbocks go, it could do with a higher ABV. I like it, and I'd like to try it on draught.

B-

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Photo of Hornet2003
3.32/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This beer is strong! 12% really comes through and warms your insides.

Appearance:Musky and a little cloudy if you pour in the yeast sediment. Dark brown, kind of burnt umber. Head dissapates very quickly leaving an undynamic looking beer in the glass.

Smell: Fruitcake. LOTS of dried fruit flavours in here. As the beer warmed, however, a slight hint of soy sauce entered the mix. Not my cup of tea.

Taste: Very sweet and powerful flavours of fruit. The alcohol is definately there. I let a few other people try it and like me, all they could really define was the fruit and a whole bunch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Pleasant carbonation, but the strength of the alcohol will make your mouth numb if you keep it in there too long.

Drinkability: Haha. Well this, I would say, is a half-bottle-a-night beer. Make sure there's someone around to share with or you'll be dancing on the table in no time.

Overall: This is a beer probably for a more refined palette than mine. I could appreciate the fruitiness but the alcohol to me gave the beer an unpleasant character. I doubt I'll try it again.

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Photo of assurbanipaul
3.33/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy dark brown, little to no head and some sediment at the bottom. Nasty junk at the bottom of a snifter, doesn't look very appealing at first sight. Aroma is sweet dark fruits, some light hops.

Taste is sweet and juicy, dark caramelized malts with a hint of sourness. Lots of barleywine flavors: raisin, plum, burnt sugar, mash that's been sitting out a little too long. Alcohol elements aren't real apparent, though.

Mouthfeel is slick, thick and chewy. A mild carbonation bite keeps it from being syrupy. Flavors aren't as sharp as others have described in this beer (different bottle/label as shown in the pic), I have a suspicion that this sample may be a little old. Tastes like a waste of a perfectly perfect Aventinus, if you ask me…

Bottle number "2004 / 06223"

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.34/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

"Frozen soul, frozen down to the core. Break this ice I can't take it anymore." - Metallica

Root beer colored with an off-white and nutmeg colored head. No retention or lace at but I'm assuming that's fairly typical of style.

Aroma of clove and mashed 'nanas gets a fusel push forward. A bit musty. Tastes like creme de banana, cloves and cocoa powder floating boozey pudding. Way, way overcarbonated. I was expecting a slow, syrupy sipper and the carbonation throws this beer throws this beer all over and the effect is not pleasant.

It's like a perfectly good Aventinus drenched in vodka. Not a fan.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.34/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 9/25/2007 (bottle):

Pours a cloudy dark brown reddish color. Light tannish head - diminishing. Flowery aroma, malty & hoppy but very flowery. Some alcohol. Flowery taste, some alcohol and, fizzyness. Very good. Tastes a lot like a Belgian triple or strong ale.

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Photo of swanmann
3.35/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best before date may be the 238th day of 2008, in which case this would be a bit late. Poured into a snifter, it's particulate and dark brown with fluffy pale tan head. I get a very sweet smell, apricot maybe, with just a bit of skunk, yeasty and alcoholic. I taste immediate toasty bitterness, quickly mellowing with caramel sweetness. It's pretty full bodied, carbonation still holding up with warmth. I'm not sure I've ever had a wheat dopple bock before. It's warming and sweet, although I would not say approachable. A delicious darker brew for the adventuresome palate..

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.21 out of 5 based on 2,618 ratings.
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