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


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RATINGS: 2213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2007
2006 bottle. pours a very deep and dark purple (?), yes i think so, with no head. nose is mainly mint and cloves, with subtle raisins, smoke, and nuts. flavor notes are pretty interesting, very nutty, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, with a hint of mint. all are balanced well together and come off as being very crisp and drinkable. alcohol is extremely well hidden. carbination just isnít that smooth, slightly jagged. this comes off as being only slightly syrupy but not in a cloying way, crisp, and really drinkable. this is a tasty eisbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Isadaddy (11) - tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2007
For my taste the high alcohol content of this beer was well hidden. Poured nicely, good malty flavor, easy finish. Overall a very drinkable beer for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2007
Bottle from Kingdom Liquors Brandon, Fl. Pours a hazy dark brown with a small light tan head that fades to a small ring and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is bubble gum, more bubble gum and a little roasted malt and wheat. Taste is bubble gum and spice with a touch of spicy wheat at the end. The mouthfeel is a little thin with a little alcohol warmth as it goes down your throat. This beer tastes more like a phenolic and spicy Belgian Ale more than it does an Eisbock but I found it to be quite tasty. Different but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - APR 8, 2007
Iím sorry. This is the first, and probably only Schneider that I canít recommend. All the makings of an excellent dark wheat...and then the heavy metalic alcohol taste slams your taste buds. I thought strong beers were supposed to make an effort at subtlety hiding the high alcohol taste. This one fails. Youíre better off ordering the ínormalí aventinus and a shot of vodka it thatís what youíre looking for...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12452) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
Dark malty aroma. Sort of a cloudy prune juice appearance with a white head that wasnít much and quickly wasnít anything. Something of a plummy start, rather sweet darkish fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Something like a Thomas Hardys Ale or one of the Gales ales.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2007
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 Interesting and flavorful. Pours browninsh with a light white head. Good malty aromas with flavors to match. Thought it tasted like bubble gum. Alcohol wasnít as noticable as I would have thought with an ABV of 12%. Finish lingers nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Hazy brown pour with little effervescent white head. Rich malty aroma with notes of banana, nutmeg, clove, raisin and fig. Rich sticky sweet bready malt flavor with lots of dark fruit, alcohol and chewy wheat. Medium body with a healthy alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2007
I really enjoyed this beer. Recommended by employee at Sweetwater Package Store in Duluth GA. Hi ABV, but canít really taste it. Rich flavor, malty. My first, and maybe only, wheat beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (1202) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Ruby to copper hue. Thin but lasting lace. Rich malty aroma(typical of style) Richer mouthfeel, almost syrupy(slighty flat soda) long, malty, alcoholic finish. Almost as if they took a bock, froze it, and scooped out some water to leave behind a condensed beer:)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - MAR 22, 2007
This had a very small head.Color was a red-brown.It was hazy due to floating material.Aroma was of fermented prunes.It tasted of raisins and oranges.Sweet and sour.fairly heavy body.Sticky palate.Finished with biting alcohol.It is a rather complex beer,so I gave it an extra point or 2.I really donít like the taste.Itís not for me,but you may like it.Iím glad I was able to try it.Itís supposed to be an elixor of wheat beer.i think I taste the wheat,though it is the wheat taste minus the water,so itís very strong.Tastes like they evaporated 2 of their wheat beers and combined the solids with some water to make 2 beers into 1.

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