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


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RATINGS: 2024   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 1940ís, 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2006
330 ml bottle poured a cloudy garnet with a small, diminishing amber head. Aromas of plums, raisins, molasses and toffee. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of plum, molasses, toffee and malt with a warming, lingering sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAR 21, 2006
33cl bottle...2004 date. dark in color, brown. some slight ruby highlights in the light...no head. first aroma reminds me of band-aids and listerine. Tastes similiar too! cough syrupy, sweet, full bodied. Hot. Tastes like a lot of chemicals and cleaning supplies to me. Very hot. This is better as the non-ice edition. Some figs and raisins begin to come out as I sip...but the phenolic alcohol still runneth over...molasses maybe too(which I donít care for...ever stick you nose in a jar of molasses? nasty!)...some bitterness is preserved...this is better than the Immort ale I just went through(dumping out the last 3oz or so of the DFH) I was hoping for something exponetially better, but this isnít...reminds me of a mixed drink in that there is this sweet thick flavor, and then there is the hot alcohol flavor. This isnít why I drink beer. I donít like mixed drinks or really any distilled spirits. So, I can see this having its place as an after dinner drink or something...served in a small amount, I could sip it and enjoy it well enough, but ya know...I rarely have "an after dinner drink" it just doesnít work that way for me, so I canít say that I personally see much use for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Pours cloudy brown with substantial foam/sediment. Malty yeast smell with hints of banana and brown sugar. Strong molasses flavor with a powerful finish, alcohol flavor. Lively, alcohol burn, lasting flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Bottle: Dark brown, very little head, and a ton of sediment. (someone needs to pay more attention to his pours...) Aroma has a very prevelant alcohol, also smells really sweet. Flavor had a lot of that sweetness, as well, mollassas, caramel. The alcohol was just a bit too strong for me. But it was alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (567) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Recently purchased bottle from Chevy Chase. Seems to be a bit oxidized, but not so bad that itís undrinkable. Strong alcohol presence. Hits you right up front. Carries the malts and honey flavors around with it. Hard to evaluate the sweetness through the wet cardboard. Seems to be an interesting twist on the utterly enjoyable Weizen Dobbelbock. Iíd be very interested in a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Malty, tea,mint and root beer in the aroma, a not very savory brown red color, a heavy malt, anise German Weiss yeast banana and some tartness. Alcohol not really to noticable. A great winter warming brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Pours a murky brown with no head, but suprisingly well carbonated. Aroma is caramel, cider, sugar, light alcohol. Initial taste is molassis and caramel. Taste remains sweet and a strong presence of alcohol enters, almost too strong. Fruitiness, citrus abound. Finish is almost oaken, slightly bitter, slightly sour. Not very well versed in this style, but I found this beer approachable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2006
16 oz bottle at Federal in Durham, NC. Bottle conditioned. Served in a tall 0.5 L Aventinus glass. Hazy brown Mississippi river water color with foamy tan head. Rich aroma full of bananas, cloves, and alcohol. Flavor is similar. Tangy sweet up front with a hint of chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2007 To say the least this beer is extremely interesting; kind of like an eisbock, a weizenbock, and a dark blegium ale all in one. Poured cola-like with a dark brown-ruby color and a fizzy small head which quickly diminishes to nothing. Nose of plum, banana esters, slight cloves, and maybe some anise. The palate is thick and chewy, but still with a lively bit of carbonation. The taste asks to be sipped with its potency. Flavors include plum, sweet carmel, slight chocolate, raisin, banana, and maybe even a cherry flavor with the alcohol sitting in the background. Bitterness non-existent. Very long, sweet, chewy finish. Overall, impressive and complex and truly like nothing else you might ever taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11165) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2006
sweet fruity smell with undertones of alcohol. Small head. Great ruby-red colour. Strong taste that is not as alcoholic as could have been feared. A sweetness in the aftertaste that enhances overall feeling.

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