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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: 2200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1898) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2010 Darkish brown with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet with banana, strawberry, plum, a dash of spice and a bit of yeast . Rather sweet, and raisiny with a gullet-toasting hit of alcohol. Light on the tongue with lots of fine scrubbing carbonation. Perhaps a bit medicinal, but his is my kind of cough syrup. $4.5/11.2oz

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle. Hazy brown colour with a small tan head. Complex fruity aroma of plums, raisins and berries. Sweet flavour and a lot of alcohol. Thick mouthfeel and just too heavy...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2007
The aroma was strongly estery and fruity with a dark caramel and banana presence. Spices were notable and contained cinnamon and clove with a sizeable presence of alcohol. Dark fruits, namely prunes, permeated the nose. The beer was lightly hazy and poured some chunks into the glass. The color was amber and the head which rose tall and fell slowly was tannish brown. The flavor was malty with a strong caramel and toffee character coupled with some sherry notes. Alcohol was present in the flavor and accentuated the malt and spice. The spice was light clove and slight cinnamon. The alcohol warming after consumption was off the charts. The body was full and heading toward viscous, but with a moderate level of carbonation the mouthfeel was creamy. A nice beer for a cold winter’s night, tread lightly on this one. 11.2 oz bottle. Bottle number 002632

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rm0312 (36) - Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 Poured from the bottle - A purplish brown with an soft white head. Good complexity in aroma and body. Cloves and citrus tastes. Try this along with a piece of quality dark chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2007
Hazy, dark brown with a thick off-white head. Malty,roasted with banana and malty notes. Medium to full body with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2007
There wasn’t a head to be seen for miles. Dark, cloudy pour; sort of a purpleish brown. Strong aroma of malt, sugars, fruit, and salami. It has a fruit flavor of the darker fruits...raisins. plums, blackberries... Rich, robust and full at first taste and then it fades into a slight tinge of sharp alcohol on the back of the tongue. A tasty Eisbock.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a small off white head. Aromas of fruits, mostly bananas. Tastes of plums, raisins, roasted malts, and a hint of alcohol. Nice bitter finish. A great brew. My first Eisbock.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1385) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Pours a brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is huge of dark fruits, caramel, and plenty of alcohol. Flavor is of dark fruits, some spices, some slight roastiness and plenty of alcohol warming on the end. The dark fruit flavor lingers for awhile. A pretty decent brew, just about as good as the wheat doppelbock.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
11.2oz, Bottle Number 2005/11244. I am assuming the year is 2005. Pours a slightly hazy ruby brown with a half finger light beige head that fades to nothing but a few tiny bubbles in this viscous liquid. The aromas of banana and clove are in there, but there is also a huge amount of soy, molasses and raisins that is very rich and very good. There is also some chocolate cherry syrup, alcohol, and strawberries. Flavor was not as I expected with a fruity tang I can’t place, tobacco, earth, toffee, alcohol, marachino cherries without the sweetness, a bit of dusty banana, and some salty soy towards the finish. Dry mildly bitter finish. The alcohol is noticeable in my sinuses the most, followed by the mouth and lastly the back of the throat, but something is expected from a 12% ABV beer. Full syrupy body with low carbonation, but more than what I’d expect from a liquid that has maybe four bubbles on the surface. This was delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Very intense flavor, but not well balanced. I could really feel the alcohol and the sweetness, but not much else. Almost difficult to drink. However, there was good flavor present, and it looks and feels great, so I have to give that credit.


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