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

2,622 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001

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

The most active beer I've ever seen. As soon as I popped the top beer started gurshing out. I put my mouth over the bottle to keep the beer from spilling but the beer kept gushing. I thought man I'm gonna get drunk this way. Pepsi colored with a very quick massive head and just as suddenly no head. Wonderful aroma of dark fruits. Plums, raisins, grapes. Hints of chocolate. Very thick and syrupy in the mouth but in the best of ways. Just kind of coats the mouth. Wonderful tasting and the alcohol really sneaks up on you. This is probably the most malt heavy beer I've had and this hop head loves it. Roasted grains, lot's of dark fruit flavors. Hints of chocolate and bananna. Just enough sweetness to keep it balanced and a pepper spice finish. I love this beer. Highly recommended!

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Photo of razorsdescent
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sunofneurot
4.04/5  rDev -4%

Photo of tappangordo
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kerry4porters
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattboyer182
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxpower
3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a strange wheat, an Ice bock, I think the freezing process increases the potency of this style, an Ice beer. Cloudy golden-orange color, huge thick white clingy head, fruity yeasty aroma of alcohol, cloves and bananas. Malty sweet fruity, spicy flavors, has a kind of strong alcohol taste in the start and finish, not bad for its high alcohol content.

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Photo of chefbigjon
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkmiller76
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason1337
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of sammyg832
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Johnct
1/5  rDev -76.2%

Photo of Naerhu
3.13/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This is fantastic if you like sweet beers. I do not so I was left a little cold. Opaque brown body, refined small bubbles. Large head. Sweet rye bread aroma. Taste of alcohol and rye bread. Sweetness pretty disturbing. It would be hard to believe if I found they had not brewed this in cinamon casks. Smooth mouthfeel with the elegant bubbles tickling. The flavor of this beer rocks, but I cannot get over the sweetness and the high alcohol.

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Photo of soulgrowl
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What's with the amazing head on a 12% ABV un-bottle-conditioned, moderately hopped ale? This is beautiful beer, with a cappuccino foam head with a pearly shine and excellent retention, and a dark, only slightly hazy mahogany plum-brown body. Fine bubbles crawl up the sides of the glass, struggling against a very obviously viscous consistency.

Smell: Somehow this is very mild, not too far off from a normal Dunkel Weizen; notes of bubblegum, bananas, and brown bread dominate, with some very pleasant fruity notes, reminiscent of blueberries, raspberries, and dried apples. Clove character is huge as well, nearly overshadowing everything else here. Hops and alcohol seem to be completely AWOL.

Taste: Spicy and sweet, strongly phenolic with notes of clove and hot cinnamon and a well-developed yet subdued malt flavor, full of cocoa, brown bread, brown sugar, and Calvados. Alcohol is hot and enhances the beer's spicy character very well without overwhelming; it is the perfect strength to balance out the very sweet malt base, no more no less.

Mouthfeel: Deliciously creamy, but with a nice, sharp edge of alcohol. Somehow very clean in the finish.

Drinkability: Wow. For its strength, this beer is not that complex, but it sure is good, and it is dangerously drinkable. Mmm.

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Photo of kornkid8600
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CDCNAM
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of PVMT
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WTKeene
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Dewey0603
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a dark burgandy with a medium head. The smell is very strong almost wine like with alcohol and a smoked aroma. The taste is very powerful and concentrated with a dark fruit flavor,again wine-like, with a smoked wood flavor also. The m/f is heavy with the flavors all mixing well. For a beer that high in alcohol this is very drinkable. This is a beer that should not be missed.

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Photo of johntfox
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Pahn
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle into Duvel tulip. "Bottle Number: 2007 / 05068" printed on the bottle.

Appearance: Free pour yields a half inch fluffy, just offwhite head that dissipates quickly into nothing. Pours a dark, murky purplish red (nice color actually), with yeast sediment visible through the highlights. No lacing.

Smell: Strong, sugary malt, somewhat grape and raisin-like. In no time at all, all kinds of crazy and complimentary aromas appear. It's chocolaty, earthy, sugary, (only slightly!) boozy, with a variety of fruit notes. The surprisingly restrained alcohol smell kind of sharpens everything else in a really nice way.

The aroma is just brilliant. Every note (chocolate, grape, fig) somehow manifests in different ways, as if each one comes in multiple textures. It's difficult to describe, but it's very profound.

Taste: Nice and fruity barleywine-like flavors up front, then a really interesting heat in back. My tongue is tingling for more than a minute afterward, while the grape/raisin fruitiness sticks around as well.

The taste is almost as deep and complex as the smell. It has dark, chocolaty flavors, really deep and developed malt notes, and lots of surprises (the finish reminds me of dry bread crusts at one point, which was both bizarre and somehow pleasant). Green grape skins, pastries, hard liquor; almost endless.

All these flavors are so varied and well matched I'm starting to wonder if the heavy alcohol is intoxicating and tricking me into a dream. Sometimes it reminds me of a really vivacious red wine, sometimes an aged English barleywine, sometimes a bright fruit juice spiked with a great hard liquor. It's smoky, fruity, sugary, hot, earthy, [the list goes on].

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Tingly carbonation but not distracting (enough smoothness). Building heat... kind of like hard liquor, but not. It's like a spicy food that doesn't kill (or even significantly impact) your tongue at first, but at the end of the dish your mouth is on fire.

Overall: I'm loving this beer. It's hard to say how well balanced the myriad flavors are-- or to say much about the beer at all-- because all of my attention is called away by following and appreciating all of this pleasant complexity. The concentration from icing the beer along with the higher ABV give everything a bit more punch, but the flavors meld with each other seamlessly. There's so many textures, flavors, aromas... it's just an adventure of a beer.

I don't want to be too repetitive with my praise, but this is the kind of beer you look for if you like giant English barleywines and BSDAs/quads like I do. While I've never had it "fresh", I can only guess that time has been nothing but good to this beer, because it's both smooth and powerful. Very memorable, and, in my opinion, exactly what you're hoping for if you pick up a beer like this.

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Photo of dipso123
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of brureview
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a chalice. This is my first Eisbock tasting.
The beer poured a deep molasses color with a two fingered head, yielding a pleasant frothiness.

This is one of most complex beers I have ever tasted. There is an overpowering fruit smell. The finish- highly complex, exhibits mint, fruit, molasses, with alcohol overtones.

This is a beer not to be missed. It's highly alcoholic, and 6 ounces may be enough to be savored at one sitting. It's the ultimate sipper.

Will experience again.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.21 out of 5 based on 2,622 ratings.
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