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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Photo of draheim
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330mL bottle (#2010 00983) poured into a large wine glass. Carbonation peeks out of the mouth of the bottle before I even pour. Pours a reddish brown color with some floaties/chunks, good carbonation.

Aroma is unexpectedly tart. All I'm getting is a vaguely sour/tart aroma, a little more fruity as it warms.

Taste is not as tart as the aroma. Actually it's sweet, dark, and dense. Condenced. An imperial weizenbock. A German barleywine? A German quad? Definitely a slow sipper, but delicious.

Mouthfeel is smooth, a little prickly, semi-dry finish.

Overall this is a really special, unique beer. Flavorful, rich, concentrated. Will definitely pick up another.

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Photo of scottum
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mmmmm... Poured out a brown type brown at Anam Cara. This tastes like a belgium, but more like the German taste occurs to the mouth. a touch sweetandquite the bit spicy. Eisbock all the way; this one knows who is the boss of the night. Advantage Eisbock when trying to take the score.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a Aventinus glass a dark brown color, not much carbonation, no head, not much lacing really, some small bits of yeast were detected.

S - Scents of plums, sweet malts, and caramel.

T - The taste is sweet and alcoholic in nature. There's a nice little warming effect after sipping.

M - Medium body, no carbonation.

D - Drinkable. Another excellent brew from this brewery.

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Photo of BirdFlu
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep opaque brown with a unique head that actually fizzes like soda. The carbonation head is like a pepsi rather than a beer and I thought that this was pretty cool. It continues to buble after settling and is audible.
Smells very cider-like, apples and some raisin. Sweet but light.
Taste is like most good thicker bocks- raisin, all around sweet like dark fruit. A strong presence of white grapes which I enjoyed quite a bit. Theres a bit of an earthy aftertaste, like cheddar cheese or something. The sweetness can really be a bit much, though. Aged bottles seem to be smoother than fresh.
The carbonation in the mouth is very biting and up front on the tongue, though not overpowering. Moderate body and fairly smooth considering the ABV and sweetness.
Overall its a very nice, sweet sipping drink. Not too heavy and the ABV givs a boozey warmth which is detectable when it warms a bit towards room temp. All around very nice.

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Photo of BeerManDan
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When poured, the color was a dark brown, brown is what I didn't expect. You don't see a brown ale and the foam is a off white or cream in color. The smell was of spices. Nice pleasant aroma with a touch of roasted malts, wheat and a touch of yeast. The taste of spices, wheat, malts and a soft type of fruit was evident. There is a great balance of all the components that make this ale one of the best Weizen-eisbock's. This is another winner!

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Photo of jwhancher
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle to try out on Christmas Eve after all the shopping had commenced. On the back label, it says I had bottle# 2009/02661.

A: Pours a dark ruby amber color. Nice head.

S: Very complex with notes of berries, banana, clove, spices, nuts.

T: Starts with syrup, then caramel, with bits of clove & pepper.

M: Love the way the spices give the tongue a tingle. This is an excellent winter beer!

D: I wish this beer was more readily available. I could drink the Aventinus line for a very, very long time.

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Photo of riversider76
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark carmel brown. Thin head,and some lacing. Smell is of dark malts,fruits,and carmel. Body is thick,and smooth, with some carbionation. Taste is of dark fruit,especially rasin,with a very nice alchol presence. This is a big tasting beer,but it was smooth,and easy to drink.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle served in my Duvel tulip. Bottle number 2007/14259 indicated on the back label. Poured the color and consistency of cola with a 1.5 inch sizzling and popping head that gradually recedes into a broken, sudsy cap (no lacing) - big clumps of floaties present in the solution (maybe I should have decanted this first). Nose is fairly vinous, with some additional dark fruits in the background and perhaps a hint of chocolate (this seemed more prevalent in the nose). Taste consistent with nose but a little booze also comes out - not as boozy as I anticipated though. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and sparklingly effervescent with a little bit of residual heat. Pretty drinkable considering the abv - somewhat reminiscent of a Quad IMO; however, this is my first eisbock. I have to say that I am intrigued and look forward to sampling more of this style.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brown, with a reddish hue. It forms a chunky, tan head. The aroma is of wheat, chocolate, biscuity/toasty malts, and a bit of fruit. It has a nice solid malt backbone. The flavor is malty and toasty, a bit sweet, with a dark fruit, fig-like flavor. it finishes sweet and malty with a bit of alcohol warmth. It is full-bodied and warming; a very enjoyable beer on a cold winters night.

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Photo of CoolJosh
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not the biggest german beer fan, but this is a quality beer that really had me reevaluating my thoughts on beer.

The appearance is a clear dark amber brown with a very beautiful dark khaki colored head that retains fairly well.

My nose picks up chocolate and grainy malts, brown sugar and raisins. Very sweet.

Same as smell, starts off very and ends with subtle and nice bitterness that is very pleasing. I would jump at the chance to have a session with this beer.

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Photo of birchstick
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - one-finger head and dark brown in appearance
S - smells almost like a wine. There are dark fruits and sugary malts
T - tastes as the nose suggests. Starts off with some fruits - a blend of cherry, grape, and fig. It then fades into sweet, sticky malts.
M - smooth, creamy, and full. The abv is pretty well masked.
D - this drank way too easily for having a 12% abv. Great beer and I will definitely drink again.

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Photo of bonkers
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 11.2 ounce glass into a hefeweizen glass. It pours a deep mahogany with a thin white head that leaves quickly. The aroma is phenols and alcohol. The flavor is deep molases, medicinal herbs and an overriding note of alcohol. The alcohol lingers in the finish. The beer has a full bodied chewy mouth feel. With its well hidden 12% abv the brew is a sipper. A very good beer that was nothing like I expected.

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Photo of billshmeinke
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into Delirium Tremens tulip. I don't have any flutes or snifters or wine glasses on hand so I figured that would be the best substitute.

A: Dark black with a hint of brown. Cream 1 finger head that subsides to a spotty layer of foam. No lacing really to speak of.

S: Smells like a hefeweizen with some dark fruit and a hint of alcohol mixed in. The dark fruits become more pronounced as it warms.

T: Sweet dark fruits (plums and raisins) up front. Some alcohol presence. Light hop bitterness on the back end.

M: Medium to light bodied. Highly carbonated, fairly dry finish. Warm alcohol burn.

D: For 12% alcohol I'm impressed.

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Photo of WesM63
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dshansen1184
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seand
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark opaque brown, with a lot of thick foamy light tan head. Retains very well, leaving nice lacing.

S: Full with sweetness, spices, and yeast, with hints of dark fruit and brown sugar.

T: Much of what you'd except from the aroma, sweet with strong yeast and spice components. Finishes nicely with some bitterness, slightly dry, with noticeable alcohol warmth. No harshness from the alcohol.

M: Medium smooth carbonation, full bodied, and creamy.

D: Drinks reasonably easily, given how full, heavy, and high ABV it is.

Very nice, definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a very hazy dark brown with big sediment chunks floating around near the bottom of my mug. The creamy head is average-sized and off-white. The aroma is a combination of the typical clovey hefeweizen smells and rich, fruity malt. The aroma profile is nice, but I was expecting a little stronger from an eisbock. The taste makes me think of a dunkleweizen on steroids. An initial strong attack of weisse flavors is joined by dark fruity malts. A bite of alcohol is noted, but the 12% is still covered pretty nicely. The malt flavors become more prevalent as the beer warms up and some of the initial strength of the phenols subsides. Strong, well-layered flavors are the highlight here. The malty finish seems to last forever and caps off a great beer with a flavorful reminder of the strong taste of Aventinus' Weizen-Eisbock. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Jerzdevil1116
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle. Bottle number 2007/13066

Appearance: Verydark, opaque brown. 2 fingers off white head, settles slowly.

Smell: Very sweet. Malty, yeasty. Aromas of caramel, raisins or figs.

Taste: Starts sweet then alcohol becomes very apparent. Spicy again with hints of raisons or figs.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Watered down syrupy almost like a flat soda. Not as thick as I was expecting .

Drinkability: One in a sitting is enough for me. Very rich.

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Photo of cyrenaica
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle
12.0% Abv

I tried this beer on December 23, 2007 after purchasing from my local LCBO outlet. The beer poured a dark brown with a fluffy tan coloured head which didn't very long. The aroma was malt and sugar. It was a sweet smell. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied, slightly creamy, and medium carbonated. The flavour is primarily malty, but there is a peppery sense to the taste as well as an almost licorice taste.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours off black to brown with thin head that dissappears rather quickly.

Nose has a very herbal-medicinal character, with some sarsparilla-rootbeer notes as well.

Palate has a dark malt whallop, with plenty of alcohol (though not perceived as 12%, but high nonetheless), yet more rootbeer flavor, and very syrupy.

Finish is rootbeer syrupy too.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of titvs
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 5D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 2927260214. AROMA: sweet malty aromas with some esters reminiscent of dried grapes and prunes. strong vinous alcohol aroma present with a port like character and some bready-like notes. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: deep brown color and hazy with some material in suspension. average deep ivory head with good retention. viscosity derived from alcohol with pronunced legs. TASTE: sweet malty character with some caramel and vinous notes, balanced by a strong alcohol presence that is not harsh or solventy. Low bitterness just needed to balance the residual malt sweetness. low esters giving a somewhat clean lager profile. finishes sweet. PALATE: full and velvety body, reminding a liquor. low carbonation. very present alcohol warmth. OVERALL: an extremely delicious lager with a great balance between malt and alcohol.

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Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Large, off white head that settles quickly. The body is dark brown with light brown highlights and decent clarity.

S - Strong aroma of prunes and raisins. There is also a distinctly spicy alcohol note.

T - Very fruity with banana esters that transition to a distinct strawberry flavor. The fruitiness remains through the middle with some slight caramel. Roast malt flavors emerge in the finish with just a hint of hops.

M - Creamy, moderately thick body with medium carbonation. Quite a bit of boozy alcoholic warmth in the finish.

D - Surprisingly drinkable for a beer of this strength, the fruit notes are very unique and add a lot of character to the beer.

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Photo of Trappissed
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Smells spicy, with dark fruits. Picking up some alcohol that lightly burns my nostrils. Taste is a little more impressive. Sweet plums, spices, figs, brown sugar, yeast, cola, and wheaty bread. Quite a bit going on here.

Alcohol is not as evident in the taste as the smell. Overall the flavor gets a little overwhelming after a while, which hurts the drinkability. However, mouthfeel seems perfect. Still amazed how much the 12% is supressed.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated early 2014 (original rating 4.25, review 4/2015):
Pours hazy brown, maybe a hint of redness. Head didn't build too high on a light pour, but does return with light agitation. Nose is candied dark fruit, with a plum tartness.

Taste starts with a root beer like cola taste. Feel adds a bit to this, light tingling carbonation. Figs, light roasted notes, toffee, general sweet root flavors. Very enjoyable beer, dark lightly-sweet beer.

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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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