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


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RATINGS: 2331   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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
opc (16) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
This is an incredibly good beer. It has a beautiful velvet head and a rich, thick, dark consistency that borders on being a syrup. Itís extremely high in alcohol, but youíd never know it from the taste. Itís bold and full bodied, thick one the tongue and quite sweet. If youíve ever had a normal Aventinus, you can basically multiply that by 1.5 and thatís what you get here. Nice banana, hickory, smoke sausage, molasses, port and maple syrup undertones. Itís increasingly complex as it warms up. If I had it my way, this beer would certainly be in the top 50, a must try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
500ml Bottle: Excited! I love the regular Aventinus so I canít wait to try this one. Pours a dark brown and red, not much in the way of head for me. The aroma is almost as rich and satisfying as the Aventinus with that port wine, black cherries, and pumpkin spices alongside the newfound yeast and prevalent alcohol notes. The flavour is milder than I expected with all that was promised but in somewhat muted tones, but an obvious kick of alcohol that leaves it less enjoyable than Aventinus, but good regardless. Iím looking forward to aging one and trying it again down the road!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Pours dirty brown with lots of floaties and clouds. Strong off-white head that lasts. Banana bread, cane sugar, yeast, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and cake batter fill the nose. Rich, full mouthfeel and taste. Great balance between the wheat and banana / yeast esters and spice. A great winter beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2971) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Pours reddish black with a thick off white head and lots of yeasty chunks on the bottom. Sweet candy sugar, dark fruit, yeast and alcohol in the aroma. Malty sweetness, raisin, alcohol and a hint of wheat in the taste. Very well balanced but strong like a good aperitif. Not to be taken lightly, tasty but strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatchesForHire (25) - Westborough, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Man, do I love this beer. Just when you thought Aventinus couldnít get any better, they went and froze the sucker. Who needs water, anyway? Pours a hazy dark brown with a good head from a steady pour. No lacing to speak of. Aroma is of ripe plums, raisins, sweet malt, cinnamon, blueberries, and a very little bit of alcohol. Thick and mouth-coating, pulling back just short of syrupy. Flavor is of bruised plums, braised pears, raisins, and sweet red apples. Finish is sweet and lingering, and warms as it goes down. I would never in a million years have guessed this was a 12% beer. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours deep brown like burnt caramel. Full, tan fluffy head that sticks around. Nose is sweet and malty. Flavor is similar, but even sweeter with caramel. Incredibly smooth considering the %.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2007
(Bottled) Very dark brown with a small, partly lasting head. Strongly malty, wheaty aroma with some clove spiciness and alcohol presence. Spicy-herby (cloves, cardamom, rosemary, anise), intensively-malty, actually very christmasy flavor. Yeast emphasizes the cloves and wheatiness, but Iíd say this is better without it. Quite full-bodied, slicky palate with pretty low carbonation and soft alcohol burn. Maybe slightly alcoholic - but other than that, this is pretty much the ultimate Xmas brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GadgetGeek (36) - Snellville, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Damn good tasting beer... some fruit followed by a yeasty/malty finish.. good flavor on the back of the throat. Good at room temperature.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2007
[Bottle] Pours hazy reddish brown with a cream colored head. Aroma is very yeasty and a little fruity. Taste is yeast up front, then some fruit, and then malt, chocolate and a little bit of alcohol towards the end. Nice and thick with a fairly long finish. Overall a pretty good beer where the aroma is the weakest point of the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle number 040372. Beer poured out a burnt caramel color. Smells of yeast and banana, wonderful! Taste is caramelly with a strong presence of banana and various fruits. Mouthfeel is very syrupy and has an alcohol burn in the end, though not enough to take away from the beer. Drinkability is good, though I wouldnít want to have a lot. One is probably enough in a night.

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