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:
2,628
Reviews:
1,168
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
327
For Trade:
6
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Photo of coldmeat23
4.89/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
BOTTLE NUMBER: 2009/01404

This one pours a darkly shaded, golden brown color. Almost a fingers worth of dark tan colored foam forms the head. It recedes to a thin, spotty, surface covering. The lacing is spotty as well and fairly slick.

There's no denying that this one has a good amount of booziness to it. At 12.00%abv though, it's no real surprise. It's loaded with dark fruits, especially cherries. There is a delicious yeastiness, combined with a good deal of wheat, that smells like pie crust. This is the nose of a 'maltbomb', as far as the sweetness presence goes.
Somewhat like I'd expect a pie made from maraschino cherries and rum to smell like.
This is one of the best smells that I know of, for a malt forward brew. Deliciously enticing.

Everything from the nose is still here. It's now joined by a wonderful gingerbread presence though, which is beautiful. It has a nice level of spiciness. The high abv, while not entirely hidden, is not nearly as noticeable as the nose prepared you for. It has a nice warmth going down, but not the heat that was expected.

Full-bodied, getting close to thick. It has a medium-to-high level of carbonation, which gives it just a touch of roughness that works against the creaminess that it has. Just slightly shy of perfection.

The high abv is hidden well enough and this one tastes very nice, if you don't mind the sweet/maltbomb side of the spectrum. I could drink several of these at one sitting, and I have several times. This is one of my 'go-to' beers.
It's recommended, if you've never had it. It could become your new dessert beer, if nothing else.

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Photo of roadhouse
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Never had an Eisbock before but I will say that I've had regular Aventinus before and wasn't quite impressed, take that how you want to take it. Poured this from a 2007 11.2 oz. bottle into my trusty snifter.

Appears a deep mahogany color wit ha half inch off-white head that sinks down to a thin skim fairly quickly.

Aroma is super malty and bursting with dark fruits and raisin. Lots of spicy phenols too.

The taste is damn good as well. Huge caramel sweetness up front with dark fruits like raisin and plum followed up with that nice clovey spice noted in the aroma. Some alcohol warming on the finish but what do you expect with this ABV?

Mouthfeel is full - nice and thick, really digging it.

I can't believe this is derived from Aventinus. I enjoyed this version so much more and it was oozing with flavor. For my first of the style maybe I'm rating it quite high with nothing to compare to, but it deserves it.

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Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Jacobob10
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with a friend. Dark brown color with a creamy off-white head. Loads of banana in the aroma with some cola, chocolate, and alcohol mixed in. Very complex. Huge malt presence and very sweet, but not cloying. Full bodied, strong, smooth and warming. Not an everyday drinker, but a nice treat from time to time.

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Photo of putnam
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I thought I would show this beer who was boss by authoritatively dousing the inside of my glass with it. It formed a thick, dynamic layer of foam only to be carved out by deeply gouged giant bubbles. In seconds it hissed into oblivion.
I smelled it and thought of bong water. Cola, iced coffee, sasafras: they arose too. This is the essence of slowly blackened wheat. Buried wheat. Moldy wheat. Suave, slick textures paint the inside of my mouth with coats of licorice and pepper. An interminable twang of sharp, yeasty spice (fuled by alcohol no doubt) stretches out after the swallow. It jangles my lower jaw until it is assimilated into the glory of this beer. From there it spreads to my brain. I'm glad the good folks down at Schneider decided to usher this creation into life. It makes a nice glaze for the inside of my throat.
Thanks Evan.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into red wine glass, bottle number 2009/05514.

Pours very dark brown, murky, with a one-finger bone-white head that settles into a dense cap.

Nose is darker, denser, murkier, earthier than the standard Aventinus. Gone are the massive clove phenolics of Aventinus, instead we have a deep, dark fruitiness that, in addition to notes of fig, raisins, and cinnamon, pulls from a rich, earthy body. Dark and bready.

Taste carries many of the same notes as standard Aventinus, but twisted - deeper, darker, fuller, more robust. Notes of figs, red grapes, raisins strike first, with earthy brown sugar sweetness made spicy, melding with he clove and picking up notes of cinnamon from the sharp alcohol. Very dry, but at the same time, rich and full of dark flavor. Finish is earthy, with a nice alcohol bite and big clove and cinnamon presence.

Mouthfeel is crisply carbonated, which combines with the alcohol bite to give this one a sharpness that belies the rich, full body.

Drinkability is this one's only weak point. The flavors are rich and intense, and the alcohol has a potent bite to it that makes this one a fantastic sipper that should be treated with care and caution.

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Photo of Avatar113
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lurkerson
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 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 bruachan
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is coming from a Wooden Cask

beautiful chestnut brown with a head above very impressive for a beer weighing in @ 12%

first i smell a boozy, clove aroma. also, rich Munich malts. buttery

clove, raisin, date, breadcrust flavors. very yeasty and bready, though not so nutty. somewhat hot--i bet more time in the cask would produce a thing of beauty

very smooth

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Photo of morrowd3
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of irishkyle21
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew really reminds me of the regular Aventinus but stronger in every department. It pours with a fluffy off white head, drops quickly and leaves behind a little lacing. Has a hazy dark brown color.

The nose is ripe with fruits (lots of plums, raisins and some banana) alcohol, wheat and some old cough syrup.

Tastes of cloves and other spices, once again lots of plum and raisin, huge warming alcohol and molasses. This is one hell of a night cap.

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Photo of Bonis
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of tastybeer
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick and hazy looking beer. Head is small and fades to nothing. Color is deep, heavy auburn with copper around some of the glass edges. Aroma is an awesome blend of dark, purple fruit, chocolate, candied apples, flowers, wood + Fall leaves, and faint intoxication. Very delicate + well blended aromas given the eisbock factor. Taste is suprisingly easy going and also yummy. Tastes and smells how I would expect after having had the regular Aventinus. Flavors are sweet, fruity, chocolate, caramel...the list goes on. Texture is very nice. Smooth, full, almost buttery, and even so, very easy to drink. The only thing that's slowing me down considerably is smelling instead of drinking. I really do like the way this smells.

Sweeet deal...and not to mention this buzz appeared out of nowhere.

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Photo of zrab11
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of nygannon
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Stoffel
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of 510a
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Counting down till Christmas with some holiday warmers. Loved their Aventinus hefe, and I've never had an eisbock before. Let's have one, why not?

Pours a lovely chocolate brown, like a dark hot cocoa. A bit of creamy head, turns into a thick ring. Not much lacing, but still attractive.

The first smell I pick up is a buttery nut flavour, which is followed by malts, dark fruits, banana. Rich and inviting.

Didn't realize that this brew was so high in ABV, but it masks it well. I can certainly tell this is a strong brew, but it gives me that lovely warming feeling in my stomach, which does the trick given the -15 temperature outside. Similar flavours as in the nose, less nuttiness, more raisin, banana and cloves. Very hearty, tasty.

Mouthfeel is chewy and rich, alcohol and carbonation burn just a bit, but still pretty good.

Going back to the LCBO to get a few more for cellaring. An excellent winter brew, glad I picked it up. Just loved drinking this beer. First rate, and my first A+ brew on BA!

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Photo of AMCPhD
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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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