Tap 6: Mein Aventinus
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn

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From:
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
 
Germany
Style:
Bock - Weizenbock
Ranked #1
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #958
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 9.47%
Ratings:
4,780
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 22, 2022
Added:
Feb 01, 2001
Wants:
  392
Gots:
  707
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: For golden moments by the fireplace: "Mein Aventinus" - the wholehearted, dark ruby coloured wheat beer, intensive and fiery, warming, well-balanced and tender. Bavaria's oldest wheat "Doppelbock" - brewed since 1907! Its sturdy body in combination with its sweet malty aroma is an invitation to profound indulgence - an ingenious blend with a strong body. Perfectly matches rustic dishes, dark roasts and sweet desserts.

Hops: Hallertauer Herkules.

16 IBU
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Photo of Kulikov
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Kulikov from Pennsylvania

L: dark amber, nothing too distinctive, but it's certainly appealing in a glass
S: rum, malt, and bananas
T: bananas, rum, raisins, malt, toffee
F: a single word will suffice; rich
O: it's really good, it's available in affordable cans, just grab one and enjoy one of the best bocks readily available.

Apr 15, 2022
 
5 by Rubicj from Massachusetts on Mar 31, 2022
 
4.29 by lonestarshield from Texas on Mar 29, 2022
Photo of BitteNochEinWeissbier
4.97/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

0.5 L bottle
Glass: .5L Schneider Aventinus Weizenbock Vase
Serving Temp: ~45 degrees F


Look:
Medium brown that is opaque from the yeast. I can't see my fingers at all through the glass, not even at the narrow point. 1.5" beige head dissipates slowly to a 1/4" cover. Nice lacing

Smell:
Absolutely wonderful. Spiced plums and pears. Rum-soaked dried fruits such as raisins and currants. Rich brown sugar. Overripe bananas. Bread dough.

Taste:
As good as it smells, if not better. Cloves bite at the front, which keeps the sweetness dampened and balanced. Rich toffee and toasted caramel with plums, those rum-soaked dried fruits and the overripe banana. Whole wheat bread. Some pepper and maybe a dash of cinnamon. Finishes somewhat dry with lingering sweetness and cloves.

Feel:
Rich and creamy with a body that is on the heavier side of medium.

Overall:
What a joy to drink. A phenomenal beer. This earns it's World Class reputation. Although one can smell and taste rum-soaked fruit, the alcohol is quite well hidden. Very easy to drink. Dangerously so. .5L at 8.2% is about a 12% 12-oz. Goes down smooth as silk but will then hit you like a sledgehammer if you aren't careful. Great stuff. This is one of my favorite beers, and has been for well over a decade, if not 2. Absolutely worth trying.

And this is for a 2.5 year old bottle that made the trip across The Pond, assuming the date on the bottle is the bottling date. If the date the Best By date, this is even older. It is better fresh vom Fass.

Mar 19, 2022
Photo of AlexandraDen
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

Poured into a tulip, a large three finger head manifests. Tiny bubbles at the bottom, thick ones at the top, it slowly coalesces into a permanent, two finger thick dense, rocky, creamy foamy head that lasts the entire time. A slightly hazy, deep red-brown colour, this looks absolutely phenomenal in the glass. An absolute triumph. It collapses into one of the densest foam heads I’ve ever seen on any beer — not sure what some of the other reviews below are about, but maybe their cans weren’t as fresh as mine.

Very strong aromas of wheat and malt make up the base of the smell, slightly toasty. A little bit of boozy rum, and dried fruits like crispy sugared banana rings or raisins. Some spices and cloves of course!

Taste follows the nose but there are some new flavours here, such as banana bread, some nutty flavours like almond, and maybe even a little bit of orange? Spicy cloves, toasty wheats, chewy malts, the works! Fig, raisin, rum flavours as well. Complex, and even a bit subtle at times. Except for those wheaty, malty, banana spice flavours, those are always up front.

Smooth delicious mouthfeel, good carbonation that prickles your tongue without being too excessive as to wash away the flavours. Medium bodied I’d say, and it coalesces into a creamy gulp at the end of each sip. A nice long finish that is mildly sweet and keeps the general malts and candied fruits and banana on the tongue.

My oh my, what can you really say about this except for how good it is? I had to eisbock first and wanted to see how it compared. The Eisbock definitely concentrates some of the flavour, especially the malt and the darker flavours such as raisin and figs. So what is the difference? Other than the lower abv% here, the weizenbock keeps more of its dried and candied fruit flavours, and the orange/citrus fruit peel flavours as well. This one definitely has more banana in there as well. Both are champions of their respective styles, and in my opinion, the absolute top tier benchmark.

The Aventinus line is bold, beautiful, complex, and easy drinking. Absolutely phenomenal stuff. I’m overjoyed I grabbed the last 6 Eisbocks in all of Canada from the LCBO and always keep my fridge stocked with a couple of the regular Aventinus as well. 100% an absolute must try if you like German beers, or honestly, if you like beer in general.

Mar 02, 2022
Photo of Weisenbeer
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

Very high quality doppelbach ale ... A little boozy, but great color and super smooth finish.... These could be dangerous on a chilly winter's eve

Feb 27, 2022
Photo of LukeGude
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LukeGude from Iowa

Big bottle from John’s poured into stein. Alcohol on the nose. Large head. Amber color, full-flavored, strong but good.

Feb 12, 2022
Photo of HarlotBronte
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Bottled 7 months ago

L: Poured into a weizen glass. Clear brown with a huge off-white head.

S: Clove, banana, spice, brown bread

T: Banana, clove, orange rind, caramel malt. Nice depth

F: Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation.

O: This is my first weizenbock and may be my last…. Because it’s so good! I can see why this is rated #1.

Jan 31, 2022
Photo of MikeWard
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

500ml can into a pint glass. No freshness dating that I could find.

Looks pretty good in the glass. Deep reddish amber/brown body. Small white head shrinks to a ring, only a little lacing.

Strong malty aroma with some boiled candy notes.

On tasting, quite sweet, banana and spice notes, good and malty. Abv definitely felt.

Mouth above medium, finish warming with a light layer of sweet spice.

Overall, this one was quite delicious, and went down way too easy. Drinker beware.

Jan 15, 2022
 
4.71 by wl2bill from Wisconsin on Jan 01, 2022
 
4.33 by clm9 from North Carolina on Dec 30, 2021
Photo of KT3418
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by KT3418 from Colorado

I'll preface by saying I went back to my job because I wanted the Eisbock but it turns out we just have this so I didn't exactly get what I wanted but anyways, I don't find this near the banana bomb some reviews say, I wish It was there more, to me this tastes very similar to the Belgian beer Kwak. Heavy on wheat and clove where as the spice and banana is super background. This is really good but idk how much I'd seek this in the future I really wanna try the eisbock

Dec 20, 2021
Photo of SaisonSamurai
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by SaisonSamurai

L: Hazy brown with white head.

S: B.A.N.A N.A. with a side of clove and malt.

T: Bananananana. So much banana. And some Malt. Almost banana nut bread! Little bit of clove and spice. Wow. Delicious.

F: Lightly carbonated. Light mouthfeel.

It's good. A bit like liquid banana bread. Excellent.

Dec 14, 2021
 
4.79 by irishevans from California on Dec 05, 2021
 
4.38 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 15, 2021
 
4.64 by Genx from Georgia on Oct 17, 2021
Photo of Rug
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Rug from Massachusetts

It's pretty funny to me how I've only had 1 Weizenbock before and now I'm jumping to the top rated one of the style. IT was absolutely intentional as I'm on my journey to reviewing the top beer of every style. When I saw Julian's in Providence had it I just had to grab a can with my lunch takeout last week. Let's see what this one's all about

Pours a murky reddish brown with 3 fingers of creamy off white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves minimal lacing

The nose on here is just exceptional, much like a stronger and aggressive Dunkelweizen. I'm picking up on aromas of overripe banana, sweet raisin, rich toffee, brown bread, earthy wheat, clove, and doughy malt

It's equally rich in taste, with some more bite up front to keep things from getting overly sweet, which it borders on in the finish. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting banana, chewy toffee, orange rind, herbal hops, lightly spicy wheat, and light plum. The swallow brings notes of overripe banana, brown bread, lemon rind, white pepper, clove, and raisin

A medium full body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a creamy beer. Finishes semi dry with a lingering sweetness

I really enjoyed this beer. It's super easy drinking for the abv and just straight up delicious

Oct 08, 2021
Photo of NCSapiens
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Dark ruby brown in color with a frothy light tan head. Aroma of wheat and yeast. The taste is yeasty wheat, banana, clove, malt, and a hint of caramel sweetness. Rich and creamy feel, well carbonated, and a hint of alcohol warming. Overall a tasty wheat beer. Probably better on tap, but still refreshing poured out of a bottle.

Sep 18, 2021
 
4.38 by joran from Kansas on Sep 05, 2021
Photo of Mouserino
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by Mouserino from Massachusetts

Holy grail.

Aug 28, 2021
 
4.19 by RPBeerdude from Colorado on Aug 25, 2021
 
Photo of BeerBuff1958
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by BeerBuff1958 from England

One of My favorite beers....complex....full of flavour....well balanced...very drinkable. Classic Doppelbock. Banana, yeast, raisins and malt....lovely

Aug 03, 2021
 
4.1 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut on Jul 07, 2021
Photo of twage04
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by twage04 from North Carolina

Poured a dark copper with medium carbonation. Aroma was a bit of oxidized fig and plum. Taste was much the same. Very smooth but full of deep flavor.

Jul 05, 2021
Photo of DrBeergood
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Batch 20.328. Best by Oktober 2021. Pours dark caramel with enthusiastic head. The foam is smooth and practically effervescent sliding on the side of my glass.

S: Wheat barley and hops. The cooler this came from doesn't have UV protection in the glass, and it's been shelved for 2-4 weeks, so it's a bit skunkier than intended. The ones in the back of the column and of course the back stock will fare better.

T: Fresh hops. Roasted wheat and barley. Organic no doubt. It's a league above your average ordinary every day weizenbock.

L: Not heavy. The dark color comes from the roast. Now, I do remember them being heavier and more syrupy in days past, but this current batch I'm handling, not so.

O: Smooth, clean, light, and look at them bubbles. Having a gander, they're sparkling. They're small bubbles, they're a heaping helping, and they're active. Not to mention, it hits hard and the bottle is huge.

Jul 05, 2021
 
4.4 by Rhetion from Florida on Jun 24, 2021
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3.02/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by RacerX5k from Pennsylvania

Cola like appearance. Aromas and tastes banana, clove, wheat. And now I remember why I had this beer once 'bout 10 years ago and never had it again. Because this beer fucking stinks. $3.50 per 16.9 bottle, waste of $.

Jun 19, 2021
 
4.33 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Jun 13, 2021
 
4.24 by Luckydog91 from Texas on May 31, 2021
 
4 by kuhndog from New York on May 13, 2021
 
3.97 by simonrgilbert57 from California on May 08, 2021
Photo of Junior
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Junior from Michigan

L - Pours a deep amber/brown with a frothy and thick mocha colored head.
S - Bready malt, banana and clove. These combine to produce a candied fruit like smell.
T - Flavors follow the nose; bready malt, sweet banana, clove and a bit of spice.
F - Full bodied with moderate to high carbonation, very creamy and soft.
O - What a fantastic beer. The alcohol is well hidden. Great balance and dangerously easy to drink. I wish I had purchased more than one. I had forgotten how much I like this style. This is my favorite so far.

May 08, 2021
Photo of elnachooo
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by elnachooo from Spain

De color marrón, con un dedo de espuma de buena retención. De cuerpo medio y ligera carbonatación. Aroma a banana, regaliz y caramelo. En boca es afrutado con algunas notas de toffee.

May 01, 2021
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