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

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RATINGS: 2377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Poured a dark murky brown with a foamy off-white head that lasted. Aroma of dark fruit and sherry. Flavor of raisin and sherry with a bit of the wheat flavor. Good mouthfeel for a beer of this strength. Not too heavy or hot with alcohol. Another world-class beer from Schneider.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3738) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2008
Brown bottle, 500 ml, savoured on January 18 2008; eye: dark caramel, hazy, no effervescence, nice creamy beige head, no lacing; nose: caramelized malt, candied fruits, banana, light leather, light earthy; mouth: silky, caramelized malt, caramel, candied fruits, light ash, light hops, finale in caramelized malt-banana with a good presence of pepper and of warmth from the alcohol, mildly sweet, slightly bitter, medium body, slightly sticky texture, not much carbonation; overall: excellent FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, savourée le 18 janvier 2008; œil : caramel foncé, voilée, pas d’effervescence, beau collet de mousse crémeuse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt caramélisé, fruits confits, alcool, banane, léger cuir, léger terreux; bouche : soyeux, malt caramélisé, caramel, fruits confits, léger cendré, léger houblon, finale en malt caramélisé-banane avec une bonne présence de poivre et de chaleur d’alcool, moyennement sucrée, très légèrement amère, corps moyen, texture légèrement collante, peu carbonatée; en résumé : excellente

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
Flaske. Absolut ingen skum på denne mørke øl. Meget frugtrig duft med en anelse karamel. Denne karamel går endnu kraftigere igen i smagen, hvor man tydeligt kan mærke både varmen og smagen af alkohol. Fantastisk øl der er næsten ligeså god som den normale aventinus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 14, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2008 While, I thought The Weizen-Eisbock was a solid beer, I was a little disappointed, considering the original Aventinus is one of my favorite beers. It poors a deep brown with a foamy head. The aroma is pleasant and complex, but not strong. The flavors were relatively mild and lacked complexity. Hid the alcohol well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5901) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2008
500ml bottle. Clear reddish brown body with a beige head. Aroma is malty, marzipan, dry fruit and alcohol. Flavor is also sweet malty, dry fruit and warming alcohol. Quite impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
Hazy brown hue, with a frothy beige head, leaving laces, yeasty bananaish nose, with some toasty, wheaty, clovey notes, with a nice spicy vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg accent, with some good dried dark fruity aromas of fig, plum, raisin and ripe apple, follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a smooth, yeasty banana character, with some toasty, wheaty malts, with a nice spicy accent of cloves, cinnamon, some good caramelized ripe apples, some figgy, raisiny and plummy fruitiness, with a mellow warmth mouthfeel, leading towards a sweet malty, fruity, spicy, warm finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
opc (16) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
This is an incredibly good beer. It has a beautiful velvet head and a rich, thick, dark consistency that borders on being a syrup. It’s extremely high in alcohol, but you’d never know it from the taste. It’s bold and full bodied, thick one the tongue and quite sweet. If you’ve ever had a normal Aventinus, you can basically multiply that by 1.5 and that’s what you get here. Nice banana, hickory, smoke sausage, molasses, port and maple syrup undertones. It’s increasingly complex as it warms up. If I had it my way, this beer would certainly be in the top 50, a must try!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
500ml Bottle: Excited! I love the regular Aventinus so I can’t wait to try this one. Pours a dark brown and red, not much in the way of head for me. The aroma is almost as rich and satisfying as the Aventinus with that port wine, black cherries, and pumpkin spices alongside the newfound yeast and prevalent alcohol notes. The flavour is milder than I expected with all that was promised but in somewhat muted tones, but an obvious kick of alcohol that leaves it less enjoyable than Aventinus, but good regardless. I’m looking forward to aging one and trying it again down the road!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Pours dirty brown with lots of floaties and clouds. Strong off-white head that lasts. Banana bread, cane sugar, yeast, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and cake batter fill the nose. Rich, full mouthfeel and taste. Great balance between the wheat and banana / yeast esters and spice. A great winter beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Pours reddish black with a thick off white head and lots of yeasty chunks on the bottom. Sweet candy sugar, dark fruit, yeast and alcohol in the aroma. Malty sweetness, raisin, alcohol and a hint of wheat in the taste. Very well balanced but strong like a good aperitif. Not to be taken lightly, tasty but strong.


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