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


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RATINGS: 2258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle from Hi-Time Wine. Pours a very hazy dark brownish color. Aroma is like a nice sweet hefe. Lots of banana and bubblegum. Thick rich mouthfeel. Packs quite a punch. Like a really strong thick hefe. Alcohol is very well hidden. Quite a brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Very dark, cloudy, deep violet body. Large, rocky white head that settles quickly to a thin film. No lacing. I was surprised at just how much this beer resembles the regular Aventinus. It is virtually the same in all respects, except more concentrated. I picked up vinous fruit on the nose, along with dark malts and wheat. The flavor is exceedingly sweet, with dark malts, red table wine, and concentrated sour red fruits. The body is sticky and slightly cloying, with a short, sour finish. Not a huge fan of the style, but this is a nicely crafted brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Gorgeous maroon-amber with aroma of marsala, and figs, and raisins that translates into similar luscious flavor, Rich, complex, with alcohol eliciting the best out of the components.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2009
Date: November 17, 2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: dark amber, headless
Aroma: sweet malty aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, too simple, may need to age a bit

Date: May 05, 2005
picking up some nice spicy character, light bitterness, redeemed and needs more study

Date: August 20, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Appearance: muddy brown, thin fine beige head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a touch of ripe fruit
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, nice growing chocolate character, light bitterness, picks up some fusel alcohols after reaching room temperature

Date: March 08, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: Blind Tasting
Score: 3.9
Appearance: muddy brown, frothy beige head
Flavor: sweet dark caramel malt flavor with a nice fruity character, hot buttered caramel flavor, sugary sweetness, lots of fruity character, a big fresh load of bread

Date: December 05, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Aroma: sweet peppery banana aroma
Flavor: hot caramel and banana flavor, spicy clove adds a bit of balance, peppery alcohol melds well with the spicy clove

Date: August 16, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
sweet and peppery and as wonderful as ever, banana cream pie with a dash of pepper,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6659) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Aventinus...hm. I did not really enjoy this beer but i understand why everyone else would. You can taste some alcohol - but not 12%. Aroma is raisin and wheat. Extremely complex - i get it, just didnt rub me the right way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 I like the Weizen-bock much better. The palate on this one is very heavy and syrupy. Lots of bubbles in my glass, but the palate is smooth. Aroma is sweet and alcoholic. The flavor really bothers me. Its VERY sweet--raisins, plums, banana. Upfront the flavor is nice, but it leaves an aftertaste that reminds me of vomit. I’m just not a fan of heavy sweetness. Alcohol comes in late, and warms the stomach. I just had a hard time enjoying this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlond (2) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2007 does not count
Bottle pours a one-inch, light-colored head that does not last long. Very little lacing. The color is an opaque dark caramel. Carbonation bubbles persist for a good while. Aroma of malt. First taste is just a bit astringent, not quite as full as I expected, growing more complex, full-bodied, and sweet as the beer warms. The longer it lasted, the better I liked it. Significant sediment in the bottom of the glass, which is fine with me. An excellent, complex, flavorful beer. BTW, this is my first rating, so if it sounds like I don’t know what I’m talking about, well, I don’t.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7184) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Absolutely fantastic beer. Alcohol well hidden. Flavor is sweet candy, banana and wheat. I want more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 Great beer. Sweet plums, raisins, and some wheat in the aroma and flavor. The alcohol is well hidden by the strong sweet flavor. Full bodied, thick, and complex flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14916) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
Brown colour with no head. Aroma & taste is roast caramel, & sweet sugar, wheat, banana. Very sweet. Medium bodied & very warm! Fine experience and I love the aventinus doppelbock so my expectations with this one were probably too high!

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