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

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RATINGS: 2164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 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!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b33r (693) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Medium brown in color with large disappearing head. Thick and oily makes the bubbles slowly rise to the top. Aroma is strong with some fruit. Flavor is sweet and sour, but a little too much alcohol taste

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2006
Dark brown and cloudy - surprising! Head light and frothy and dissipates within minutes. Wonderful yeasty aroma, sweet malt, almost Belgian, quite strong. Incredible taste - STRONG! Yeasty, with dark malt undertones. Apple cider, sour cherry, almost a deli-meat aftertaste. This is a meal replacement of a beer! Good carbonation, and a great chewy body. Chunky yeast sediment, so definitely bottle-conditioned. In a word, sublime.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GarrettB (1157) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 “Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn” is a pretty harsh name for any non-German speaker to say without fear of damaging their epiglottis. But it’s a misleading experience for anybody drawing on German culture from a bottle of this purple clad Aventinus. You see, I think it’s easy to come away with a perception of Germany as heavy foods and harsh words, but when we do we lose a sense of Prussian elegance – a nobility that easily matched the French in culture, sophistry and a sense of noblesse oblige (even if that oblige went back to the noblesse). Beginning with its wrappings and down to its flavorful core the Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock is a brew redolent with the sense of richness. A shade of brown like the fertile fields of Flanders sits squarely in the glass with a non-descript head cresting the rim. It’s dark with passivity but patient. A very forward aroma advances from the glass to preach a blend of rich coffees married with powerful and balanced malts. Raspberry and chocolate, a natural couple follow closely, offset by copious alcohol and finally attenuated to a peeping wheat and biscuit taste. All these flavors glide effortlessly on a smooth and full bodied palate like a merlot, mimicking its vineyard county cousin with a touch of muscat thrown in leaving the overall taste dry and high, giving the drinker an uncanny sense of thankfulness for the berry benison. Aventinus’ Weizen-Eisbock makes for real suave drinking. A thick and satisfying palate with equally thick and satisfying flavors promises the drinker a complete and satisfying experience. As far as German tradition goes, this is yet another combatant in the long war of attrition to dispel the horrible legacy American industries have wrought with their beer for the masses. And as far as I’m concerned it is a noble fight. All the better, I think, to restore a good name to a good culture of brewing from a refined and rooted Germanic tradition.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marko (4143) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 19, 2006
Draught (I guess) at the Glöckl Bräu, shared with ozujsko
Poured a nice dark brown colour, medium sized, very persistent thick beige head. The nose is lovely, cloves, malt, glue (in a positive way), and maybe some bananas. The taste is obviously loaded with alcohol, great fruity esters (bananas for example), yeasty, silky smooth, just lovely. A stunner and one of the best beers I’ve ever had. The best beer of the trip. Too bad the waiter forgot to bring me the regular Aventinus I ordered for comparison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle: Pours a deep brown/ruby with a medium off-white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is sweet with hints of raisins and cherries. Flavor is sweet with a creamy texture and taste of wild berries. Very complex but hides the alcohol well. Delicious!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle, Finkenkrug Duisburg. 2006 version. Malt, raisin and porto in the aroma. Sweet and sugary flavor with raisin and porto. The alcohol is well hidden. Porto dominates more and more as the beer warmens up. Really excellent! Bottle 2012 version, tasted december 2013. Deep dark brown color. with an orange haze. Malt, sherry and figs in the aroma. Malty sweet, lovely but alcoholic flavor with porto, dried fruit, citrus and cream sherry. Figs. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
georgekessel (68) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
WOW, now that is a flavorfull strong beer without being overly hoppy or full of cherry taste (sorry Belgians, you guys are just too heavy with the Cherries - KEINE KIRSCHE FÜR MICH BITTE!! I gave one of these to my father in law who simply said "now that’s a good ale", nuf said

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2848) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2006
One bottle from BOTW. Pours brown with an off-white head. Tart aroma with Alcohol. The flavor is great and amazingly complex for a wheat beer. A raisiny and fig-like fruityness. A bit spicy, with a mild sweetness. Also has a touch of yeast flavor in the finish. Plenty of sediment in this bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4005) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle # 02278 (2006) courtesy of my secret santa. Thanks! Have had this beer several times previous with 2002 vinatges, but never a fresh bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown into my spezial-brau rauchbier dimpled mug (popping another glass’s cherry-woohoo). Thich off-white head with adequate carbonation. This beer smells a lot like its younger brother, but the flavor is much richer with less wheaty flavors and more porty flavors. Alcohol definitely present, but the smooth finish allows for the high gravity flavors to blend very well. I enjoyed this fresh bottle much more than the several 2002’s I have had previous. Thought the fresher one was much more smooth. Interesting....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle number 54336. Dark brown colored, cloudy appearance with light brown head. Lots of pieces of yeast in glass. Great vinous aroma with port wine, sweetness, nuts and alcohol. Berries and medium, but comfortable alcohol also there. Near full bodied. Flavor is also rich with nice port wine and excellently palated body, sweet nuts and medium alcohol also there. Yeast comes up in aftertaste.


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