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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: 2101   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5091) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Weizeneisbock? I’m intrigued. Bottle, #049139. Opaque brown, pink-ruby under light, frothy lacy tan head. Smells sweet with Dunkelweizen notes (wheat, yeast, banana, sweet dark malt, orange peels, citrus), caramel, bock grape, and alcohol (more like orange schnaps). Tastes strongly alcoholic, extremely spicy, with even some coriander and orange peels, before the vinous bock flavors take over, backed by brown sugar. Powerful brew, strong flavors with a teeth-jarring 12% kick - quite a combination. I like this more than the original Aventinus; the alcohol burn balances out the overabundant sweetness. Excellent dessert beer.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Pours dark brown with thin head. Potent aromas of berries and alcohol. Flavor was cloyingly sweet with an alcohol finish. Body was syrupy. This beer was just too over the top.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2810) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
bottle. Very murky, dark amber pour with floaties abound. The small white head disappears quickly. Semi dry wine-esque nose touting plenty of grapes and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium heavy and alcohol stings my mouth immediately, but is quickly washed away with a sweet, complex, bready sweetness highlighted with cloves, cinnamon, mild banana. The finish brings out some rye, figs, baking chocolate, plenty of cardamom. The alcohol becomes increasingly evident as it warms and walks the line of becoming a negative aspect, but does not become unpleasant before the effects of the beverage mask it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geiserich (3473) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 6, 2006
Bottled at Weisse Brauhaus, Kehlheim: Very aromatic, fruity aroma. Intensiv plums and alcohol aromas. Dark brown color. Very intensive flavor, big alcohol and fruit notes. Notes of plums, cloves and intensive, sweet chocolate notes. Light banana and raisin flavor. A real excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
Very dark cloudy brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma was roasted malt, dark fruits, clove and banana. Quite sweet but with lots of plums, molasses, apple, banana, chocolate and smoke. A slight touch of alcohol in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2550) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 Nouvelle cote. But à Dieu du Ciel en bouteille de 11.2 oz. Ruby foncée, pas de collet. Arome de blé fruité style porto. Goût très réchauffant de petit fruit et de blé.

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.


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