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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2095   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 5, 2006
(Bottle #2004/22370 from Downeast Beverage Co.) First pour was a clear dark honey brown, second pour was a cloudy brown with some sediment from bottom of bottle floating around. Small biege head recedes to edges. Mouthfeel smooth, full, very lightly sticky. Aroma of wheat malt and port or sherry. Very fine lacing. Flavor follows aroma profile with the wheat malt and port/sherry taste prominent. Alcohol very well hidden. Finishes a little dry. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 Re-rate, 3/07: Nothing to really change in the description below, a very nice product. While the alcohol is a touch hot, it still fits nicely in the overall beer, enjoyable. Original rating: A great treat (not for sessions!) beer for Fathers’ Day (no, the wife didn’t buy it for me, though). Poured a dark cloudy brown with a nice and well sustaining head and lots of sedimentation (very quad like in appearance). Aroma was vinouos and of alcohol. Flavor was rich, sweet, and full of dark fruits (primarily grapes & wine-like). Light spicing and a very small touch of smoke before finishing with a slight bitterness that was quite pleasant. The wheat base was also clearly present underneath the strong alcohol (they don’t hide it very well in this one). Mouthfeel was only lightly carbonated, but thick and heavy. More harsh (alcohol) than the Kulmbacher Eisbock I had, not as sweet, but wheat based.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Very nice eisbock. Doesn’t really hold a candle to the Kulmbacher, but a solid effort. Lots of wheat and a hint of fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of wheat, alcohol, citrus, and fruit. Flavor is alcohol, citrus, fruit. I would never guess 12%. Damn good Eisbock.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with some plum hues. No head Faint aroma of wheat malt and yeast esters. Mouthfeel slightly syrupy, with very little carbonation, almost like a stale beer or premature bottle conditioned Schneider Aventinus. Very nice flavor of dark wheat malt, dried fruits, and sugar. Alcohol well hidden. This one lacked carbonation for my personal tastes. I was really expecting more from this. In the future, I’ll just get the Kulmbacher Eisbock or even the regular Schneider Aventinus and save myself some money.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1270) - TAIWAN - MAY 26, 2006
dark copper with brown head, the aroma is of bock. creamy and rich, decent brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Whoa, this is a big one. I thought I was drinking the regular version but was surprised that the Eisbock was served. This is the big brother of the standard weisenbock. Great dark fruit aroma with a sticky sweetness that lingers. The ABV is not noticed until you get to the bottom of your glass and your head is light.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2006
From 12oz Bottle, #00632. Pours a caramelly, cherry wood brown with deep tones of maple syrup. Vigorous swirling produces only a faint dusting of white head. The aroma is a bit alcoholic, and oozes with white grape port. Some light raisin and salty, hickory smoked bacon as well. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel with a bit of a vinous texture, mainly due to the absence of carbonation. A pleasant, cinnimon spiced prune layer on the tongue with a buttery thick film. Final smack of lightly toasted wheat bread.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2006 12 oz bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma of yeast and prunes. Prunes? Never smelled that in beer before. Thin disappearing head. Mouthfeel a bit thin, but not bad at all. Sweet malty yeasty flavor, fruity undertones with some alcohol warmth, but 12% does not show in taste; tastes more like 9%. Balanced finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 18, 2006
12 oz bottle poured a dark brown with a thin head that fizzled along the rim of my snifter. Aroma is yeasty with some malt, fruit, and carmel. The flavor is sweet initially with a complex blend of malt, dried fruit, and some banana. Aftertaste has a warming alchohal presence but still very smooth for a 12% beer. I had this on a warm summer afternoon here in So Cal, kicked my ass!


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