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

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RATINGS: 2090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 (996) - - 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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdeon (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
Pours cloudy as a typical wheat ale. Aroma of dried figs. Tastes of maraschino cherries and prunes. Despite 12% abv its doesn’t taste boozy. Great winter ale!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (862) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of frothy head. Huge caramel flavor, medium sweetness. Alcohol slightly noticeable.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dbertles (1) - Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
Smooth, not bitter or hoppy. Awesome after taste almost like a pinot noir. Rather expensive, but a nice treat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (578) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma of malt, some sugary sweetness, raisins, plums, maybe fig and dates?. Taste is the same. Almost has a bit of a oaky feel. Strong but very balanced. Doesn't taste sweet (sweet, but not sugary sweet) for how strong it is, almost has a bit of a Belgian quad feel to it. Very complex. Dark fruits, lots of malt, lots of flavor. Very nice winter beer in front of a fireplace. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlimHabib (227) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is dark malts, raisins, prunes, black licorice, and alcohol. Full body. Strong complex taste. Raisins, alcohol, cough drop, and dark malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1163) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours cloudy brown with medium off-white head. Aroma is banana, wheat alcohol, raisin and malts. Flavor is sweet malts, bread, banana, wheat and alcohol. Well balanced beer! Warming mouth feel. Swell!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker. Murky brown colour, small beige head. Soft carbonation. Aroma of plums, banana, toffee and caramel. Fruity with sweet aftertaste. Warming alcoholic finish. Good, but a tad too sweet in my opinion.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (311) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2014
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Brown colour, big head. Taste is very complex with sweet dark malts, some hops and some fruits or bananas from the yeast. Wait, this has 12% alcohol? Does not taste that strong, so beware when you drink it.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
killroy (63) - BULGARIA - DEC 5, 2014
A bottle at home. Hazy brown color with creamy head that disappears quickly. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Taste of toffee, some alcohol, banana may be. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle at Loreley. Poured dark brown with min head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit prunes burnt sugar. Light carb med bod. Tastes pretty boozy with dark maltyness.


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