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