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Brewed by Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn
Style: Weizen Bock
Kelheim, Germany

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RATINGS: 2934   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Deep and complex – for big and relaxing moments by the fire.

Dark-ruby colored wheat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums meet liquorice and roasty aromes. Full-bodied and warming, with a well-balanced and smooth finish. The ideal companion for hearty roast meat, venison and also fruity chocolate desserts, “Kaiserschmarrn” (pancakes), “Elisenlebkuchen” (christmas cookies) or blue cheese.

Oldest wheat doppelbock of Bavaria. Since 1907. 18.5°


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2003
My first weizenbock. Brown and cloudy appearance. Huge beige bubbly head. deep aroma of wheat, banana, pear, spices and yeast. Fruity flavour of banana, plums, lemon. Wheat and yeast is also noticable. Warming spicy finish with hints of banana and yeast.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2003
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Re-rate. Nice orange color with light tan full head. Malty clove banana aroma. Thick and sticky malt flavor. Lingering clove malty aftertaste. This is the way that I remember it! Yuck. Mustve gotten a bad bottle. God awful! Was looking forward to this too. Will need to re-rate at some point.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2003
Good, weird head with like white dots and decent lacing. Colour of the beer doesn't really do it for me though. Amazing clove aroma - great stuff - with some muesli (grain and sultanas), plum and honey. Clovey, dry malt flavours with a long dry alcoholic, champagne type finish. Really bubbly in the mouth which doesn't work too well with the size of the beer. It certainly smells fantastic but the alcohol kind of clashes with the refreshing weizen character, which keeps it from getting a really high rating.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6196) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2003
It's good, but not that good. It has the typical weiss-beer spicyness. On top of this it is a bit more malty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - DEC 9, 2003
UPDATED: APR 10, 2004 This is the first time that I've drank any kind of wheat beer much less a high quality one like this one. I am very pleasantly surprised by this beer. When you pop the cap, you get a really nice wheat smell right away. It pours nice with a decent size head on it that doesn't last very long. The real surprise is the first sip. It not only has a tinge of wheat taste to it, but a very rich and full flavor. Its much sweeter and complete than I had expected. Several flavors show up after the first few sips including berry, carmel, and of course the wheat. At 8% ABV you can hardly notice the alcholol as it goes down very smooth but am sure will get its full force in a few minutes. Each sip gets better and better especially as it sits in the mouth. Aftertaste is decent as it lingers in the mouth, however the real joy is in the first 4 to 5 seconds as it slowly goes down the throat. I will buy this again as it is a very smooth beer with plenty of balanced taste. Whether your a big wheat beer drinker or not, this is a must if you pass by it in the store.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Aventinus is always great. This is my favourite german beer, alongside celebrator.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Reddish dark brown with a gem-like glow, substantially tall evenly bubbled light tan head, frothy topped and whipped with a few divets and little sparkly specks within the foam. Fades slowly to a heavy skim always present but very little lace sticking, most drips back in. Aroma is citrusy and spicy with mild lemon and orange zest mostly coming through, lighter wheat and malty sweetness, musty yeast, and clove spices engaged within. Taste is a total brigade derived from the smell, pretty sharp toned up front with a strong wheaty carbonation that grabs hold right away and sticks with ya the whole ride through. Middle strikes with a yeasty take and citrus zest of lemon and orange, carbonation finally settles out and leaves prickly notions of malted sweetness with some dark fruityness of banana and starfruit tangyness and spice that lingers with a light chewyness that smoothes it out some but that carbonation really stands out and adheres to your mouth. Quite a ride in the feel dept., lots of hold and carbonation that creates lots of those little burps at first but as it warms it mellows and becomes more gratifying. A pretty nice brew, seemingly one dimension in a way, but complex enough to keep interest and finding something new nearly every sip makes for a welcome experience and favorable enjoyment.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2003
Aroma of caramel and grapes. Cloudy colour and plenty of sediment. Unfortunately the head didn't hang around as long as hoped. On the palate were very grapey flavours almost to a slight wine degree. The finish was smooth with a slight lingering aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Nice full head, great color. What a great beer, especially for being a wheat. Not very powerful, or so you think. also, i could be biased, cuz my mom's a schneider and we're related somehow.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - NOV 23, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2003 Deep dark brown color, huge white off white head. Yeasty aroma, dark fruits, almost smells like a dark strong Belgian ale. Sweet on the palate, slightly bitter finish. Well hidden ABV. *Edit* The last three times I've had this, I've re-rated it up. An amazing beer.


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