Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock

God, I’m seriously backlogged on typing up my reviews. I’ve still been reviewing beer, but I’ve totally fallen behind in typing up the reviews. So, I had this beer on Monday, I think? It’s another style that I’ve never had before and one I’m actually excited to try.

ABV: 12%

Style: Eisbock

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Stronger than strong. Powerful aromas and an intense flavor. Mahogany, nearly black Eisbock. The aroma reminds of ripe plums with a hint of bitter almonds and marzipan displaying strong characteristics of banana and clove. It is full and warming on your palate. The ideal digestive after a great dish. Goes great with crepes suzette, profiteroles with a dark chocolate sauce, tiramisu and mature Parmesan.”

Random: I haven’t been trying a lot of German beers. I have to get on that.

This brew poured with an off white head that dissipated slowly, but left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was filled with figs, prunes, raisins and booze. It was almost reminiscent of a brandy. The taste was very heavy on the raising with a definite candy sugar sweetness. This was a sipping beer, no doubt. The body was heavy with moderate carbonation. The body was almost syrupy. The booze was also heavy and prominent on the finish and coupled with raisins, but not as overwhelming as the 12% ABV would have made me assume. This was a really heavy beer, but I really enjoyed it. I could see this one going well with a cigar. I would definitely have this again. I would see this more as a winter beer.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Schneider Weisse Original

My father stocked his house with craft beer for me so that I didn’t have to drink his “swill” when I came over (i.e. Corona Light). This was a selection that I had on Easter last week. I also apologize for the blurry picture. I took it very quickly with my iPhone, so it’s not up to the normal quality when I use my camera.

ABV: 5.4%

Style: Hefeweizen

Trivia: According to wikipedia, “G. Schneider & Sohn is a Bavarian brewery company founded in 1872 by Georg Schneider I and his son of the same name, after they acquired the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich, the oldest wheat beer brewery in the city. In 1927 the owners, who to this day are descendants of Georg Schneider I, expanded their brewing operations into Kelheim and Straubing. After the breweries in Munich were destroyed in 1944 by bombing, the entire production was relocated to Kelheim.”

Random: I’ve really been neglecting this style of beer lately. It’s probably because I tend to consider it a beer for the spring or summer.

As I opened the brew, it proceeded to explode all over the counter. I was already off to a good start. When I finally got to pouring it, I realized that my parents didn’t have beer glasses. The closest thing I found was some sort of odd coffee glass. Anyways, I finally poured it and saw that it had a slightly cloudy orange body with lots of active carbonation. The head was one finger and pure white. On the nose, I got exactly what I’ve come to expect from a hefe: banana, clove and citrus. The taste was much of the same, except with overwhelming carbonation up front. The banana came out next with some mild spice, lemon and yeast following up. The finish was longer than I expected. This was a solid hefeweizen that I would definitely have again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0