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:
#752
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
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a dark brown. Big, dense head. Looks great. I wouldn't expect anything less from a German legend of a beer.

S-Aromatic invitations of dark fruit, bananas, moist bread and cocoa powder. A clean strike of alcohol. It's complex now, I bet 2 years of this aging would yield remarkable results.

T-An initially dry, wheat breadiness folds over upon the rush of sweetness. Dried out dark fruits and cocoa powder. Some spiciness. A hacking alcohol sting.

M-Clings to the palate somewhat. Hot and sticky-dry. It's very sweet but the booze saps your tongue of moisture. Subtle bubbles.

O/D-Another highly regarded overseas brew that I struggle to appreciate. It's good and the style is fairly rare to see. Still, I won't go out of my way to purchase again.

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Photo of Oktoberfestgirl
4.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've noticed that only one of Schneider Weisse's Brewpubs is listed here (the one in Kehlheim). They have a second one right near Marienplatz and the Hofbrauhaus in Munich!!! It's actually the original site of Schneider Weisse's brewery but due to bombing in WWII, they decided to move the brewing part to a more spacious location in Kehlheim. The Weisse Braeuhaus is the name of Schneider Weisse's brewpub in Munich and it's a institution with the locals for a very good reason: THEY CARRY the ENTIRE SELECTION of Schneider Weisse beers (even the limited edition ones) and they have amazing food as well- the cook there just came out with a cookbook containing rare collections of old German food recipes, most of which also feature either beer or organs as a main ingredient! http://www.schneider-weisse.de/index.php?lang=en&tpl=brauerei.brauhaeusser

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Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
4.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow. This beer is ridiculously good. As soon as I opened this bottle my nose was hit with an aroma so fine that I had to continue savoring it for several moments before I poured it. As far as the pour, head, lacing, blah, blah, blah-- don't care. What came next was a taste that I can only describe as liquid ecstasy. There's just so much going on with the complex favors in this beer (and I won't pretend that I have a palate so refined that I can identify every one) yet it still goes down so damn smooth. The only negative for me was that the carbonation was slightly less than what I would have preferred, but that may have a lot to do with how smooth the beer felt-- So is it really a negative?
I've had a few beers in my day and this one has to rank in my top five.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours an incredibly muddy/murky brown with a thick, smooth looking finger of tan head.S

S - Lots of dates, sour cherries, boozyness, raisin and banana esthers. A bit sharp with the sour cherry/alcohol combo

T - Tons of dark fruit, yeasty banana type notes, light but bright orange, semi mediciny. Booze and cherry

M - Light/medium bodied but incredibly dense and silky on the tongue. Feel is fantastic

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of MrBoz21
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured dark brown with ruby hue. Foam quickly settled and disappeared. Light white ring. 70% opaque but clear and crisp looking. Moderate carbonation.
Aroma: Malty, raison, plum, molasses, cherry, banana and clove. Brandy-like.
Taste: Sweet malt, clove, cherry and plum. Bit of tartness in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Malty, wine-like. Minimal carbonation.
Overall: Smooth sipping beer to be enjoyed in a snifter. Complex flavors

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Photo of WMEugene
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a murky, cola-esque colored brown with plenty of bubbling action and a slightly off-white, cream colored head. Excellent lacing.

S - I pick up banana, caramel, clove, dark sugars and a bit of booziness. Like a high-octane hefe with more malt. Great smell for this type of beer.

T - Rich dark sugar and caramel flavors with strong hints of hefe-esque banana. Almost bubbly in how everything comes together. A bit of heat comes through as well after the initial flavors fade. Very nice and strong!

M - Medium bodied with an aftertaste that really hits on the tongue and in the back of the mouth. A bit sweet and longlasting in the mouth. Easier drinking than a lot of 12-ers, but you will still feel the booze.

O - The Eisbock is definitely a top of the line and complex beer. While I prefer the more basic weizenbocks, this one definitely is worth a try. The flavors make it seem like your favorite hefe was loaded down with malts and alcohol. The blend is a complex one and this rewards patient sipping - even if it is pretty drinkable. As the bottle says, Prost!

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of utopiajane
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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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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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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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