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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001

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Photo of JohnQVegas
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
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 Lurkerson
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattboyer182
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.34/5  rDev -21.4%
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 -1.2%
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 +3.1%
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 razorsdescent
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of irishkyle21
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
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 smb71481
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Bonis
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of nygannon
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tappangordo
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tastybeer
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
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 Johnct
1/5  rDev -76.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Stoffel
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of dipso123
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
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 janubio
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a almost black clour, with a big off white head. Good retention. Smell of dried fruits, spices, vanilla, clove, banana, lemon, alcohol. Medium body, one expect some more. Taste of prunes, figs, whisky, coffee, banana, spices. This is a hell of a beer, complex, rich and one that I sure will buy more.

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Photo of mjtiernan
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of bamadog
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Recently tried the standard Aventinus and thought it was amazing so I thought I'd give this version a shot as well. I really enjoyed it, but overall, I think I'd prefer the original. Pour is from the bottle to a snifter. Review is from notes taken on 12/1/09.

Appearance: Pour is a deep plum color with some ruby/coppery hues; starts with a 1 and 1/2 finger head that fades to a thick and foamy ring on the surface; body is dark, a little cloudy and lets very little light through; spotty lacing here and there.

Smell: Sweet dark fruits that are a tad tart; bit of a sweet bready maltiness and I believe I detect a slight hook of chocolate and some clove-like spiciness; scent is quite potent.

Taste: Wow, much like the smell, sweet dark fruits that are a little tart; definite presence of alcohol but it's well blended; slight smooth banana like presence as it starts to warm and a clove-esque spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Immediate tingly/numbness (kind of oxymoronic, I know) from the alcohol on the gums; mouth is left a tad sticky and the belly is left quite warm.

Drinkability: I really like the flavors, but I think I prefer the standard offering to the iced version as it's not nearly as hot and I felt I could focus more on the flavors and not be distracted by the higher ABV (which comes with a pretty significant punch, me thinks).

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 4/24/13; drank 10/5/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Muddy diarrhea brown hue with tons of flotsam; champagne bubbles.

Tan head; minimal lace.

Black pepper, banana, clove & booze heat in the nose.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Nutmeg, cinnamon, coconut & coffee notes up front; mocha emerges as it warms. Bold & enjoyable, but one's enough.

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