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


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RATINGS: 2378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Pours a hazy nut brown red with a layer of tan foam that quickly dissipates to bits of lacing. First thing I noticed in aroma and taste was ALCOHOL...yikes....I shouldn’t drink this on a Thursday night. Beyond that, the aroma is roasted malts, alcohol, caramel, alcohol, almost burnt sugars (flavor is heavy of this as well),and alcohol. Flavor is definitely this tone of burnt sugar, alcohol, sugary liquors (rum), alcohol, strange undertones of bourbony oak, and shockingly shit tones of alcohol. Now, beyond the alcohol in this ... I find the sugary notes too be too much. The body is like a light syrup with some carbonation. Too sweet for me but okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2008
0,33cl bottle @ biergasthof schiffner. Alcohol, alcohol, alcohol, hang on... ah, and alcohol. joined in smell with caramel, roasted cereal and boiled fruit. In appearance its dark amber with hardly any head. tastes of dark rum, butter AND alcohol. oddly it was surprisingly light to drink, but still made me go to bed with my two year old niece...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daddyslick (36) - Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2008
The Eisbock is a slightly distilled version of the Aventinus Weizenbock. It is incredibly sweet, a bit over powering on the aroma, it’s a kind of a kick in the mouth, but it finishes cleanly

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours orange/red with a lasting white head. Smooth and creamy with bannana, cherry and a nice sharp kick that is very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1933) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 2006 Vintage (consumed Sept 2012)
Going very well for its age. Lots of power and presence across the nose and palate. Stinky fruits and vegemite and some spicy aniseed from the alcohol. Seems a touch boozy and porty but I would not have picked this as 12%. Must have another 2 years at least.

2006 Vintage (consumed March 2008)
Pretty much on the money. Masses of cola, dark treacle, burnt sugar, bitter cooked fruits on the nose. Aggressive, powerful, has good penetration. A little more one-dimensional to taste as the complexity falls away somewhat in favour of hot cooked malts and aniseed. Notwithstanding I’m surprised this weights in at 12%. Needs time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
330ml from renffisch. Buttery rich malt aroma. Cloudy brown appearance. Flavour is somewhat swamped by excess alcohol and overall, I think the standard Aventinus is a better drink. It ends up being like drinking a rich dark rum!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark brown, Alcohol is not hidden. Nose is maltiness, some fruitiness, subtle. Big malt, molasses, some spiciness in taste. Very crisp carbonation. Warms.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackbock (118) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2008
(bottle) Complex aroma, not as aromatic as I had expected. Poured a deep brown-red colour. Sorry didn’t pay attention to the clarity. Almost no carbonation, and therefore poor head retention. First mouthful was smooth and tasted like a staler version of the regular Aventinus. Massively warming alcohol hit made me think I would struggle to finish the bottle (but I did). Just not as nice as the regular Aventinus, especially in this climate. Save it for winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2008
A big one... almost too much. Cloudy medium-dark brown pour. Disappointing head. Very complex tastes... malty, sour, fruity... as you can see by the other varied reviews, there are many flavors in here. I got a plummy/figgy/banana fruit and some toffee, malt, and yeast. Nice lingering flavors on the backof the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2008
bottle, thanks to Bochum! Cloudy very dark brown colour, large head. Sweet and malty nose. Intensive flavours of malt, roasted malt, chocolate and a tiny and shy touch of coffee. Hints of berries. A very nice experience.

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