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

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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockSchneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock

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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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4.31/5  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%

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4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
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 -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
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 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
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 +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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