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

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RATINGS: 2156   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Pours a mudy brownish color, very similar to maple syrup. The smell of bitterness, and chocolate start to overpower it, as i get closer i smell a more sour, almost vinnegar smell . Taste a bit tarty, and wheaty, almost chewy. Very small taste of honey dew, bananas and grapes seem to appear as if they were all pureed together.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2006
From bottle. Aroma of dark ripe fruits; estery and wheaty. Very malty and sweet, some red wine, caramel, oaky balsamic. Bit of tanginess. Fruity hoppiness, though mild. Strawberries. Murky dark brown with dregs, with thin wispy off-white head. Medium heavy watery body with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts sweet with big malty notes. Caramel and Tootsie Rolls; vinuous with big alcohol flavor. Warming after with carbonic acidity. Mild bitter finish and sweet nutty after. Big on alcohol taste. Not very subtle. Nice cold weather beer but a bit rough. Good fruity esters with wheaty aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1642) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 A deep, garnet shade of maple syrup. Aromas leap out of caramel covered fruits and champagne. Flavors of apples, maple, chocolate and a slight hint of hops in the finish. Syrupy mouthfeel with a rough alcoholic edge that turns out to be a bit too harsh. An ager.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Aroma is of dark fruits and alcohol.Appears a dark red color with little head.Get some grapes and dark fruits along with a lot of alcohol.The 12% ABV really stands out.Mouthfeel is thick and oily.Pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slabonator (29) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Deep ruby red color with a head that dissapates quickly, probably due to the high alcohol content. Very dark fruit in the nose with noticeable alcohol. The flavor is much the same with more alcohol in the finish. A warming beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2006
This beer is amazing - Those SA christmas cake notes. Clove Lemony - Anyway, This beer gave me the sleepies on the BART - Backward and forwards 5x ! Concord to Civic Center backwards and forwards.... Eventually got off in WC! MAde the last bus back to Danville... Thanks Steve. It had to be this beer, not the jetlag, the 8 pints previous in the Toronado, and not to mention what I drank in Magnolias... Nice Beer tho.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
probstblueribbon (3182) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
11,2 oz. bottle (#053188) shared with Lubiere. Thanks Luc! Appearance: cloudy red-brown, lots of yeasty particles, no head. Aroma: vinous, sweet, molasses, big dried fruits, a bit of warm spice, mincemeat. Palate: thick and full-bodied, low carbonation. Flav.: chocolate, vanilla, fruit, toffee, butterscotch. Sweet with a pleasant alcoholic finish and a little bitterness. Would be fabulous for dessert, but I would let the yeast settle out for presentation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (330) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle acquired for $3 at Milwaukee’s Discount Liquor. Pours to a thin head and a cloudy auburn color. Berry scent, maybe a tad medicinal. Sharp attack to the tongue leads to a big but not overwhelming taste. Goes down pleasantly with a surprisingly smooth finish (considering how big it starts). Definitely recommended.


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