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

2,628 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This big hearty brew lived in the fridge for quite some time before hitting the glass ... I figured this one could handle a little aging. Bought a bottle in Edmonton and basically forgot about it for a while. Purple label and dark-looking contents recall a bottle of prune juice, which in fact jives fairly well with what this heavy hitter tastes like. A lot better and more interesting than prune juice per se but that's one element in the flavor profile. Quite an impressive tan head forms as you pour, and I was immediately struck by the color: Its lighter than expected, a reddish copper/orange darkening to brown. The rich sweet aroma included plums, fresh Concord grape juice (not present in Aventinus proper), rum, treacle, and dark bread, with the overall effect evoking port wine or cask-aged rum. Palate was one for the ages, a ton of different dark, sweet, tangy, and bitter elements that vie for one's attention. Banana and bubble gum fruit esters make their requisite appearance along with a shit ton of clove and cinnamon spice notes; I lost the former sweet fruit notes about halfway through my glass but the spice remained steadfast. Some mild acidity almost like red currants and then a huge aromatic alcohol burn like that found in many tripels warms the mouth and gathers steam over the course of the journey. Whoa. Numbing primes the palate for an onslaught of bitter and earthy yet somehow still sweet flavors that recall doughy black licorice (remember those licorice pipes with the red sprinkles on the end to simulate fire?) ... Potent raisin, prune, and sweet bread pudding flavors work well with a somewhat buttery or creamy mouthfeel that coats the entire palate. Some tobacco leaf emerges late. There was a notable quantity of brown sediment at the bottom of the glass that looked like wet cigar. Didn't sample this, sorry. All in all a pretty heady experience, one I'd certainly repeat but only as a rare treat. Freezing and concentrating the original Aventinus brings out additional earthy, bitter, herbal, and spicy components and the fruit is downplayed, with what remains of the latter moving firmly into raisin/date territory rather than banana. Should be on any dark sweet beer freak's bucket list and not particularly hard to find.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Weizen glass.

A - Really like how dark the color is. Looks like almost like a cider. Perfect for fall.
S -
T - Not as fruity as other weizens, which I really like.
M - lingers around, which is a good think.
O - Really good. Would definitely get it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - From the glass, the beer was a deep brown color with magenta highlights. There was a little head of bubbles crown the sides of the glass.

Smell - In the aroma, one detects raisin, dark fruit, grapes, and perhaps a hint of graham cracker. The nose on this one is intense.

Taste - The malts in this one make a sweet initial impression. The dark fruits are also quite sweet. Caramel and cinnamon notes also present. The sweetness almost turns bourbon in the aftertaste, accompanied by a massive warming effect.

Mouthfeel - This beer has some serious lingering power. It sticks to the roof of the mouth and coats the tongue in sweet goodness.

Overall - When the weather turns cold, I could drink this one everyday. This is a great sipping beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent taste and unobtrusive nose. You get full on this one and the strength of the brew leaves you feeling nice and mellow. Just takes one good goblet! I loved this beer and would go back for a second tasting or two but I suspect this won't be on tap long. A beautiful, drinkable strong!

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice, equal foam, light, goes away fast
Dark amber, brown, dark wood-like color
Cloudy, yeast visible, light carbonation
Looks like some barley wine/trappist beers, inviting

S - First some figs, plums, raisins, then the alcohol note hits the nerves, feels like you smell these dried fruit soaked in rum - sweet and potent. There is a hint of something slightly acid - wine like, and some apple almost fusel notes.

T - Impressive and rich. It starts with in rum soaked raisins, plums, prunes, reminds me of plum wine or maybe Porto, definitely some brandy/oak notes in there. A lot of sweet, malty, caramel taste. There is a hint of banana and slight sour/wine notes. It gets a little spicy, probably do to high alcohol content which kicks out slightly towards the end but sums up all the flavours very very good. Gets yeasty towards the end.

M - Medium, heavy at the end body; low carbonation, palate fullness; there is warming from the high alcohol content - it is felt after you swallow.

O - Incredibly rich, complex yet finely tuned beer. 12% alcohol content is well incorporated into the flavour and it's presence enhances the experience and all the complexity of this incredible beer. Very impressive.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Hazy amber/brown, with beige notes. Big head, goes away fast, big retention.
Smells of perfect banana and clove, flowers, wheat, yeasty bread dough.
Really complex fruitiness, with really sweet cherries (with a hint of sourness also), red berries, pulms, figs, all of this dark fruit having a very jam-like sweetness. Sweet banana chips also, light acidic red apple, red grapes. Big vineous character, like a sweet red wine. Honey notes, and spices are big vanilla, big clove and some nice prickly pepper. Sweet wheaty malts, caramel, reminding of sweet cake, going to gingerbread. Even if itțs really sweet, it's not unpleasant, complementing the warm alcohol (surprisingly not boozy, considering it's 12%). Herbal notes felt towards the hoppy finish, with a decent bitterness.
Somewhat creamy, low carbonation, perfect as a sipper.
A real delicacy, not one to pass up. Can't wait to get my hands on an old vintage. Top-tier brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.21 out of 5 based on 2,628 ratings.
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