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

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RATINGS: 2190   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!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2007
bottle vintage 01- cheers pops-- im a bit hesitant about drinking this beer.. there are large bits of sentiment floating about this beer. fizzy head has disperssed quickly. colored an almost purpley red color quite beautiful aside from the sentiment. smells some alcohol. lots of fruit grapes. and liquor like sherry or something of that nature. tastes sherry, very rich and complex. an almost wine like flavor as well. malts sweet like caramel. there is a salty aspect to this beer as well almost like olives. quite good. very enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
heland01 (5) - DENMARK - FEB 15, 2007 does not count
Not to my the liking of my pallette. Life is too short for any attempts turning wheat beer into something barable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Very vinuous nose with lots of malt and red grape scents. Deep brown body with almost no head. Full and smooth palate with low carbonation offers up flavors of huge malt and caramel followed by sherry like flavors, vanilla and a hint of that 12%. Really complex and delicious brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14459) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle. Virtually no head. Color is dark brown. Aroma is dark fruits and very powerful. Taste is oh so good with lots of fruits and spices. Very complex and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1210) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Bottle. Pours out dark brown with deep ruby highlights with a touch of purple throughout. Thin off-white head would show some lacing. Aroma was strong, very sweet and fruity. Alcohol permeates. Clove at first on the palate, with a potent sweet flavor. Alcohol is noticeable but masked by the rich flavors of this beer. A warming finish, but not harsh with a touch of lingering bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
When Colorado was hit with a massive blizzard just a couple days before my flight to Paris, I knew what I had to do: buy some beer. My instinct was correct, for it wasn’t until the day after Christmas that I was finally home. Spending those miserable few nights without company was more than I could handle during these pseudofestive times. Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock was attractively robust and showed well in the past sips I had gleaned, so I opted for it. Poured in my trusty chalice, the apparent mahogany glow it exuded was attractive but diminished by a rather mundane white layer, fizzing off rapidly. Shortly, its rich and buoyant aroma silenced my skepticism and gloriously released the avalanche of vanilla, juicy oak and brown sugar that I remembered. Cherry, red apple, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and strawberry quickly followed suit. A noticeable presence of alcohol delineated this potent concoction following to the palate and burgeoning to a rather unpleasant burn. What transpared from the flavor was a dense and syrupy amalgam of cherry, grape, plum, banana and cotton candy, still shielded by continuous ethanol as if it were seen through stained glass. The opulent tones of vanilla and oak continued to satisfy my thirst and thrust the palate in an attempt to overcome the heat. A fascinating brew, but one I would have enjoyed far more with a slightly less alcoholic mordant.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Dark, murky brown with a thick tan head that is well retained. Aroma is very complex, banana, fruit (cherries and figs), tobacco, brown sugar, and spices. Flavor of caramel, clove, banana, and quite a bit of alcohol. Fortunately, the alcohol serves to cut the sweetness and spiciness, balancing the flavor quite well. An excellent beer, one of my favorites.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
A prominent tart plum and raisin alcohol vapor escaped from the bottle as soon as it was uincapped. Even more of the enticing aroma as the contents were pured, and then finally savored from the glass. Looking at it, I have this thick dark brown beer sitting beneath an inch of tan colored foam. As I hold the glass up, i see the beer is a bit murky, and there are lots of yeast floaties (or more accurately - sinkies) in the glass. A thick layer of brown yeast remains at the bottom of the bottle. Some deep ruby highlights to the beer too. The foam fades quickly, leaving behind no trace, not even lacing. Still, some of the thick liquid clings to the sides of the glass as I sip it. The fruity tastes that I first detected in the aroma are still quite noticeable in the flavor, but not as sharp or clearly defined. I also taste hot alcohol, with a lightly roasted or smoky malt, and some brown sugar. Nice full body a bit light on the carbonation. More alcohol and some sugary malt in the aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Very similar to the Aventinus, although not quite as smooth. A hearty mouthfeel with a sweet and spicy fruit flavoring.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 [bottle] Sweet, smoky aroma of pineapple, dark fruits and caramel, with a bit of alcohol. Appearance is a dark, almost ruby color. Flavors display the classic Aventinus Weizen characteristics, but a bit more frutiness and complexity are present. Mouthfeel is full, slightly slick. One of the most drinkable 12% beers I’ve ever had, yet still packs some real complexity.


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