Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock

Eisbock Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH


Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock is an Eisbock brewed by Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock is an Eisbock brewed by Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the lager was served in a snifter from a bottle.


The Eisbock pours a very dark and quite murky burgundy hue that’s topped by a finger-thick cap of cream-colored, bubbly froth that dissipates rapidly. The reduction leaves behind a ring of densely-packed bubbles around the glass.


The aroma goes through quite a transformation during the session. It’s sweet and boozy that begins somewhat vinous and then sweet with dark fruit, molasses. It’s mixed with a smokiness of burnt bread. And then as the beer warms, a hint of booze is detected.


The palate begins with a taste of brown bread that sweetens with flavors of caramel, molasses, and cherry. A mild balance of hoppiness is floral and earthy and a taste of clove appears as well. More sweet flavors of chocolate, banana, and caramel round out the finish. Wheat bread ties the palate together.


Its feel is smooth and creamy and its sweetness coats the mouth. Its full body has some chew and it has moderate carbonation. Finishes dryly with appropriate warmth.


Its appearance is standard-fare for the style. The aroma is strong and complex. And its palate even more so with its many layers, depth, and character. And t feel is spot on with a lofty ABV that’s managed quite well. The Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock is such an amazing beer. So much so that the question really becomes is there even a better Eisbock available anywhere?

Recommended Pairings

Schneider Weisse recommends the following food pairings with their Aventinus Eisbock: crepes, dark chocolate, tiramisu, and fully ripe parmesan cheese.

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About the Eisbock

The Eisbock (pronounced ICE-bock) originates from Kulmbach, Germany, and is essentially a Doppelbock that’s been frozen and then deiced to concentrate its alcohol and flavor. Its color ranges from copper to dark brown and its lagering should provide good clarity. Its feel is smooth, full-bodied with low carbonation and its high alcohol should be somewhat drying, warming, but not hot. Its aroma is balanced between rich malt and booze with dark fruit esters. The palate is malty and can be toasty or even burnt. Some sweetness of caramel or chocolate may be present along with enough hop bitterness to offset the sticky malt. Its finish should be malty and boozy but should neither be harsh or cloying. Comparatively, the Eisbock style is stronger than the Doppelbock but not as thick or sweet as a Wheatwine.