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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2378   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
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatchesForHire (25) - Westborough, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Man, do I love this beer. Just when you thought Aventinus couldn’t get any better, they went and froze the sucker. Who needs water, anyway? Pours a hazy dark brown with a good head from a steady pour. No lacing to speak of. Aroma is of ripe plums, raisins, sweet malt, cinnamon, blueberries, and a very little bit of alcohol. Thick and mouth-coating, pulling back just short of syrupy. Flavor is of bruised plums, braised pears, raisins, and sweet red apples. Finish is sweet and lingering, and warms as it goes down. I would never in a million years have guessed this was a 12% beer. Excellent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours deep brown like burnt caramel. Full, tan fluffy head that sticks around. Nose is sweet and malty. Flavor is similar, but even sweeter with caramel. Incredibly smooth considering the %.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2007
(Bottled) Very dark brown with a small, partly lasting head. Strongly malty, wheaty aroma with some clove spiciness and alcohol presence. Spicy-herby (cloves, cardamom, rosemary, anise), intensively-malty, actually very christmasy flavor. Yeast emphasizes the cloves and wheatiness, but I’d say this is better without it. Quite full-bodied, slicky palate with pretty low carbonation and soft alcohol burn. Maybe slightly alcoholic - but other than that, this is pretty much the ultimate Xmas brew!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GadgetGeek (36) - Snellville, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Damn good tasting beer... some fruit followed by a yeasty/malty finish.. good flavor on the back of the throat. Good at room temperature.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1281) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2007
[Bottle] Pours hazy reddish brown with a cream colored head. Aroma is very yeasty and a little fruity. Taste is yeast up front, then some fruit, and then malt, chocolate and a little bit of alcohol towards the end. Nice and thick with a fairly long finish. Overall a pretty good beer where the aroma is the weakest point of the beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle number 040372. Beer poured out a burnt caramel color. Smells of yeast and banana, wonderful! Taste is caramelly with a strong presence of banana and various fruits. Mouthfeel is very syrupy and has an alcohol burn in the end, though not enough to take away from the beer. Drinkability is good, though I wouldn’t want to have a lot. One is probably enough in a night.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
500ml bottle
12.0% Abv
I tried this beer on December 23, 2007 after purchasing from my local LCBO outlet. The beer poured a dark brown with a fluffy tan coloured head which didn’t very long. The aroma was malt and sugar. It was a sweet smell. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied, slightly creamy, and medium carbonated. The flavour is primarily malty, but there is a peppery sense to the taste as well as an almost licorice taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 Pours a dar, clougy brown with very small beige head. Aroma of wheat, chocolate, plum, raisin and alcohol. Stronger fruit and alcohol taste than regular Aventinus. Tastes of raisin, plum and blackberry. Nice warm alcohol presence.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Tasted in Toronto. From Chimay chalice. Pours same brownish, muddy, purple colour as Aventinus Weizen (AW). No head. Cloudy..,.(n)ice.. After an initial sampling, I felt this was simply an H2O evaporated AW. On second sampling I did a full 180. The aroma, flavour and impact of the alcohol are exponentially more impactful than AW. Its like AW on steroids. My goodness.


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