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Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock by Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Eisbock
12.00 % ABV


 
Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 9 18 4 8 2010
Old Review
11.5 oz bottle from Four Winds in Pensecola, FL. Bottle #2007. Poured into a snifter. Lets do the damn thing.

A: Pours a really dark ruby red/ brown color. Mahogany even. Supper hazy. You can see the cloudiness even though this brew is pretty damned dark. Got a good finger of off white head that had decent retention. Tilting the glass creates a perfect, unmoving sheet on the sides. Very nice.

S: So much glorious wheat. This thing just emits an amazing amount of wheat in the nose. Nice bready malt comes in on the backside. Also there are some highlights of clove and banana and CHERRIES. Not a whole lot more going on here. The wheat presence is most impressive though.

T: OH SO GOOD! Lots of wheat and malty goodness. This just tastes like a crazy, super heavy Hefe. This brew has beautiful presence of banana, clove and bubble gum. Citrus fruits add a touch of sweetness. There is also some prune in there adding some richness. Alcohol booziness is there but it doesn't kill the flavor profile.

M: This a big, full bodied brew that is creamy as hell. Really coats the mouth. Aftertaste is subtle with lingering flavors of bubblegum and dark fruit. Booze sets in here on the tongue, throat and stomach but is nice and soothing. Very nice.

D: This is a big beer and all you need is one. It is absolutely a sipper meant to savored and enjoyed. Don't rush this one for sure. Very solid in taste and flavors. I will definitely keep some in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 10-03-2008 05:26:49

Served In: Snifter

Review by Tip Top on 02/15/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 2 10 18 4 9 2006
Bottle 17787

A - Body is a dark muddy brown. Shows a bit of garnet when brought to the light along with a heavy haze to it. Head is fizzy and gone very quickly.

S - Loads and loads of dark fruit here with plums, raisins, cherries and maybe figs. Light wheat aroma. Loads of malt all over the place. Some alcohol is here, but you don't get that big vapor whiff that some brews present.

T - This is very very similar to the smell. Loads of malt bringing layer upon layer of dark fruit goodness. All the stuff that you could smell (plums, raisins, cherries, dates and figs). Sweetness is here, but doesn't become too much. Wheat rounds the end out along with an ever so slight hint of alcohol.

M - Big and round. Smooth and easy going.

Overall - With all of the dark fruit flavor here, you would swear that you are drinking a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Many similar characteristics. Simply a wonderful beer. Go get yourself a bottle or twelve.

Price: $4.29 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 02/10/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 2 11 18 4 9 2005
A 2005 vintage courtesy of Joey (KingG) thanks!

Pours a dark brown but not impenetrable to light, some red highlights when held to the light. A fizzy inch of foam amassed but quickly disappeared.

A wonderful aroma of dark fruits like figs, sweet raisins, dried prunes, cherries and a bit of alcohol. Very complex mixture of fruits, dark malts, and bread. Some hints of vanilla, red grape skins, and raspberry jam.

Just as great on the taste, very complex and I need a moment to think about what I’m tasting. Definitely some dark fruits, sweet, a little toasty and some bread. The wheat is starting to come through like toasted wheat bread with dark fruit jam.

Still well carbonated after almost 3 years. The alcohol is very well hidden and plays a role more in the taste, enhancing the fruity flavors, than the mouthfeel.

Served In: Tulip

Review by Pols on 11/25/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 2 10 18 4 9 0
Pours darker than anything I've had yet. Smells of sweet, rich, dark fruits. Tastes sweet, and you can tell the alcohol at the start, but as you drink, it becomes less pronounced. My first dopplebock, and I think I picked a good one to start with. Going to have to sit on one of these for awhile, and see if I like it better with age.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by KingG on 11/22/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 2 10 19 4 9 0
I've had this many times over the past few years.
This is a bottle from my cellar:
Year: 2005,
Bottle # 12,532

Served at room temp. Poured into my tulip glass.

Appearance is good. Poured out a dark purple color with a thin layer of almond-colored foam that stays through-out the drinking session. Yeast get comfortable in the bottom of the glass.

Smell is very good. A lot going on here. So many dark fruits (plums, dark raisins, black cherries) in the nose. Malty goodness shines through. Alcohol makes itself known, as well.

Taste is very good. Remember the dark fruits? They're in the flavor too but much more pronounced. No cloying sweetness either; the aging has mellowed out the taste but in a better way. Excellent.

Mouthfeel is very good. Creamy and smooth in the mouth. Aging has done this beer well.

Drinkability is exceptional. Before i knew what happened, the glass was empty. How can a beer with 12% be this smooth and have so much flavor at the same time? Dangerous.

Overall:
Such a delicious brew. Perfect dessert beer after a beefy meal. Good when fresh, better when aged. Store some away for better drinking down the road.

Served In: Tulip

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