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

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RATINGS: 2169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Aventinus, the Wheat Doppelbock of Bavaria, has always been known to be the most intense and complex wheat beer in the world. This was the case for the past sixty years, but not anymore...
Up until the 1940’s, Aventinus was shipped all over Bavaria in containers lacking temperature control. Consequently, the precious drink partially froze during transportation. Unaware that the brew was concentrated by the separation of water from the liquid. People were baffled by this unique version of Aventinus. By chance, the first Aventinus Eisbock was created.
Well aware of this story, Hans Peter Drexler, brewmaster of the Schneider brewery, decided to recreate this classic "mistake" in a modern controlled facility. Thus, the Aventinus Eisbock is reborn sixty years later ... Prost!


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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1071) - - JAN 15, 2013
Good Spirits Co. Glasgow (330ml for £5.20):
Strong plum aroma and a lot of banana to kick things off, along with some figs and nice amount of alcohol. There is some raisins, a bit of bubblegum and a lot of spice up next, this together with some darker fruits and sugar. The smell of this one has a lot of depth and there is some clove making an appearance to along with some spice and grapes.
Chestnut brown with some deep red tinges and a huge foamy head that is very slightly off-white.
Alcohol to begin with but nothing overpowering, this is followed by most of what the nose promised. The taste consists of banana, cloves and dark fruits with figs, raisins and especially plums all featuring. There is some spice as expected and spice as expected along with a few malts. this taste is rounded of with some sweetness and a boozy alcohol flavour.
Full bodied and quite sweet with no bitterness and a fair amount of carbonation. It is quite boozy and dry towards the end and it certainly packs a punch.

The flavours where very well balanced and the beer went down better than I was expecting whilst still having to be sipped. The aroma was really something special though with each smell complimenting the previous.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickel (507) - - APR 22, 2015
Fantastic aroma of plums, wheat malt, caramel, grape. Very strong and intensive. Taste is sweet with mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Very thick and creamy. This is royal beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1134) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
Bottle at home bought at Biervana. 19th April 15. This is a beast of a beer, poured cloudy dark brown, aroma is pungent, banana and yeast evident with alcohol. Taste is banana, almonds, dark fruit, cloves and evident alcohol. This is a real sipper and a heavy going, but rewarding beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CRock (92) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
Fantastic beer! It’s a sweet, easy drinking and refreshing beer despite the 12% alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (180) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 19, 2015
Bottle. Ruby-brown color. Great aroma: sweet, intensely fruity, plums, grapes, cake,caramel and raisins, sweet sherry. Taste: strong, sparkling, warming, dessert wine, dried and candied fruits (raisins, prunes, apricots, figs). Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (643) - SWITZERLAND - APR 18, 2015
Perfect amber color with nice highlights and a huge fine head. Aroma of toffee, malts, caramel, banana syrup. Taste is thick, more bananas, malts, spices, and a warming boozy feeling, but not unbalanced. Sweet, but it fits. Very smooth carbonation and the nice Weizen texture is still there. The perfect Eisbock in my opinion.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (305) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2015
bottle in osaka from craft beer belly. dark brown with minimal head. High carbonation. Sweet rich aroma. flavour is toffee, caramel, raisin, a hint of weizen banana. warming alcohol on the finish. mild bitterness follows. Very good. But too rich to have more than 200 ml or so.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (356) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2015
BOD 8/26/14. Dark brown pour. Outstanding head volume, poor lacing and almost normal retention. Wonderful nose of dark fruit (raisin, prune, date), hints of banana and clove over a rich malt base. As it warms, medicinal alcohol notes become dominant. Full bodied with a thick creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish. The flavor profile is world class and packs a wallop. It begins with a wave of dark fruit, that is mostly prune, over a clove background that is always present. As the prune fades, a balancing malt sweetness emerges. The middle becomes a bit medicinal from the alcohol and has a subtle bitterness underneath. As the finish approaches, malts make their strongest showing over notes of clove and dark fruit. The finish is a long slow medicinal alcohol fade leaving a pucker and burn at the back of the throat.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (150) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle: A murky coppery red with a off white head. Its aroma is bananas, dark fruit. The flavor is caramel, bananas and some spiciness. The texture is creamy and a little thick. The finish is a dry and has a bit of a numbing mouth feel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MayumiH (295) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
330ml Bottle at home. Dark sweet fruit aroma. Caramel, raisin, prune. Some spice such as star anise, cloves and cinnamon. Comfortably boozy. Rich and complex :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (196) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Questa eisbock fa davvero il suo sporco lavoro. Colore marrone scuro con schiuma poco persistente, 12% si sentono tutti sin dal primo sorso, accompagnati dall’aroma e sapore di banana e frutta. Naturalmente molto dolce e caramellata.


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