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

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RATINGS: 2023   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2006 Bottle # 07569, 2004, my christmas treat! Ultra rich, fruity, and alcoholic nose. Awesome dark brown with yeast floating around everywhere. Taste is out of control, never had anything like this. Rich rum, honey, dark dried fruits, slight clove, alcohol, and medicinal flavors assault your tongue. Mouthfeel is quite full but with this I expected something more like oil. Though Iíd drink regular Aventinus over this, the Eisbock is a true treat worthy of christmas day.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2472) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2005
BAM - this one rocks, though it is still a miracle to me, why, WHY we canít get his here in North Germany and we do have to buy this in NJ and drag it all the way back to Germany??? Well it was worth the effort: Wonderful dark brown color, some floatings, medium head. An intense and beautiful Gingerbread nose greats you right away, releasing some blackberry notes as it warms up. Intense malt and almond nose, also yeast and banana. Warming and comforting. And while I didnít taste the alcohol while drinking it...I had a a weird headache the next day ;-)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Very good. Aroma is a little sour, with rotting fruit, malt, and carmel. Dark brown. Complex flavor that includes the standard bock flavor, as well as sweet, fermenting fruit, wheat, and very light banana. The finish has lingering wheat and malt. Alcohol hidden very well. It is not noticeable in the aroma or flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Pours very dark, almost black. Taste is sweet and malty. Can taste the high alcoholic content. Almost like a barleywine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (871) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 This is 12%????? Wow, I wouldíve never guessd it. Yeasty and red wine/grape aroma. Incredibly smooth palate. Creamy & Fruity. Little alcohol flavor but fits nicely and doesnít mask any of the good flavors which Iím struggling to detect. But I do know this is extremely tasty and drinkable. What a nice find!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2005
11.2z bottle #059329. Dark brown and murky. Beer appears to lighten around the edges. Minimal tan head. Nose is nothing but barnyard. Starting to get some banana, and cinnamon notes. Figs and sweet bread. Syrupy coating sensation. Thick and heavy and viscous and alcoholic. Sherry and port notes, but with a sprite or 7up effervescence. Musty and bready, grainy, raisins, resinous and with a piney hoppy burn in the aftertaste. Terrific brew. But I have to admit that the Kulmbacher last night was better!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Psyche (3) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2005 does not count
An amazingly sweet beer, the 12% alcohol is completely disguised, so be careful. Not for hops fans :)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Brownish purple color with minimal head. Huge chunks of yeast which are not to appealing. Aroma of plums, grapes, vanilla, cinamon, and peppermint. Huge malty syrup flavor, thick and chewy. Some alochol burn. Not sure I can finish this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Bottle. Pours a brownish color with an off white head. Nose is malty with some light dried fruits, some vanilla, light banana raisin plums. Taste is quite syrupy with some sweet mlat notes right away. More of the fruit notes come into play following, creates a light film on the palate and finishes with a fizzyness in the throat.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Rating # 800 :) Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights and a quickly dissipating off-white head that leaves behind significant lace. Aroma is of vanilla and just a ton of dried fruits; raisins, plums and figs. The body is very syrupy sweet with a lot less CO2 than the original. The flavor is heavily sweet and applewine-like with lots of cloves but loses the ripe banana that the original is known for. There is a light chocolate that adds to the beer but the cloying body is hard to down. Not a bad beer at all but I would rather have the orignal although that is my favorite German beer so itís kinda hard to beat IMO.


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