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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2008
(bottle) Pours light brown with a white head that lasts. Nice smell of brown sugar, definite wheat, and some banana esters as well. These smells all combine to create a pleasant aroma. The taste is also very good with some good wheat, toffee, brown sugar, light clove, with a little alcohol thrown in too. Medium mouthfeel, really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tnkw01 (1709) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 Bottle. Whew! This is some good stuff! Dark brown/amber. Smelled of dried fruits, cherries, spice. Great taste. Goes straight to your head. Great beer. Everyone should try this one at least once. (Have to re-rate because of trying Kulmbacher)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
dark violet brown with a medium tan head. rich dark fruit aroma with a bready spiciness and definite alcohol note. smooth creaminess and a crisp full carbonation. toffee and plum, raisin flavors with a clear alcohol bite to it. the description tells you what to expect, a lot like aventinus but with a much higher and clearer alcohol note.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Dark brown pour with a off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of candied dark fruits, yeast, and wheat. Flavors of dark fruit, wheat, toffee, and a hint of chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8317) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 Bottle thanks to jrob_21. Pours a cloudy brown with a nice beige head. The aroma is very rich; alcohol, yeast, dark fruits, and grains. The taste is also rich and great; sweet plums, raisins, wheat and rich malts, a real alcohol presence that is great. Like a rich German cake or bread. A bunch of mud in the bottom of the glass. What a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
n0superman (7) - Piscataway, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2008 does not count
2007 bottle, this was a first for me of this style, and the first thing I noticed was the strong smell/taste of wheat and yeast. Dark brown, murky color with short lived head. Very complex flavor, begins sweet and fruity, ends a little bitter with some alcohol taste that lingers. Not bad.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2008
2007 vintage bought at Big Z in Huntington, NY. Great complex, balanced beer that is in a category of its own. To be savored slowly as an apertif or dessert drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Poured into a weizen glass. Body is the same color as the bottle, and there’s little head and no lacing. Smells like unfiltered apple juice, with a touch of banana and alcohol. Flavors of bready malt with a lot of fermenting apple and some banana sweetness. Notes of dark chocolate. Not a lot of carbontion, but still pretty smooth. Finish is dirty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2008
This is a good rarity to drink. I do not consider it an everyday beer by any stretch. It has a very dark sugar/ caramel/ toffee aroma and it is very syrupy on the palate. It burns a bit on the way down.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Many thanks to KingG for the bonus. Pours clearish caramel brown with a fizzy white head. Smells of alcohol and caramel malt. Tastes very malty sweet and caramelly. Alcohol burn on the finish. Thin brew with super crisp carbonation that fades towards the end of the glass. Coats the mouth a bit. Ehhh.


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