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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: 2366   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2007
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a medium white head, great aroma, very much reminds me of ayinger celebrator, great brew overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Cloudy brown brew with a tight head. Aroma of raisins and bread and a surprisingly delicate and sweet taste, that improves as the beer approaches room temperature. A great bock to sip on a cold day. Nice mild lingering flavour that reminds of a GOOD fruitcake. Absolutely superb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Becker (14) - Bayern, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2007
Plumb, raisen, alcohol aroma. Tan head and medium brown body. This doesn’t taste like a 12% beer, but you feel it. Very full sweet malt flavor with nice soothing finish. Quite nice.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Canuckistani (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2007
(5cL bottle from Barrie, Ontario) Strong, heavy beer, as an Eisbock is supposed to be. Pours a dark, cloudy, thick stream with a nice head that would probably have ended up nicely if I had tried to make it good in a proper glass (using a pilsener glass unfortunately). Head is white; lacing is reasonable but not as thick as it should be for a beer this strength, in my opinion. Alcohol is noticeable, but only to an aficionado of strong -bocks; makes itself known through the palate. Spicy citrus notes similar to a Belgian witbier are to be expected. Initial sweet flavour becomes increasingly salty as time goes by; finish is very long and astringent at first.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
Dark brown with a thin white head with some lacing but poor retention. Aroma is banana, cloves, butterscotch, sweet malt and raisins, but you could never tell this is a 12% abv, there is almost no alcohol in the aroma. Flavor is similar to the aroma, although it is sweeter, with some yeast, but still alcohol is very subtle for a 12% beer. Mouthfeel is creamy with a full to medium body and a medium carbonation. A very good winter beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2007
This bad boy pours a dark brown/cola body with a thick and active, tiny bubbled froth. Excellent lace and retention speak of quality yeast proteins. Huge raisin and Christmas cake nose, some prune, and caramalized fig. Burnt sugars and yeast take you to the flavour.......some clove, spices (mostly allspice, nutmeg), lots of yeast, dark fruits (plum, fig) provide sweetness and theres a decent hop profile as well. This is one of the most phenolic beers I have ever had. Fantastic.Very sweet, but not overly so. Complex, just as much as the original, but the flavours are more concentrated.Sweeter for sure, but more concentrated. A winter beer for warriors and real beer lovers. Simply delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2007
brownish color, tan head sugary cherry vanilla nose, dark fruit caremel brown sugar and some spices make for a great flavor, nice alcohol warming. At LCBO

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1252) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2007
Very dark ruby body looks like cola. Tan head that is quite active and settles down quickly. Aroma is a complex mix of fruit and malt and a little alcohol. Flavour is sweet with fruits... stewed .... Palate is smooth with alcoholic bites here and there and lots of carbonation. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (4106) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2007
offwhite brownish head fades quickly. Very darl cloudy brown color. Aroma is very similar to the regular aventinus, nice banana, cloves, and maltiness, mixed in there for good measure, there is also some deep fruit aromas. Flavour is complex. A good amount of the estery banana, but lots of ripe fruits, figs, and dried plums. Very smooth beer, the alcohol doesn’t seem to be present, and is hidden very well, but the alcohol does appear in a very nice warming of the throat in the finish. Superb beer, a great winter warmer/sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2007
’06 bottle #10527. Consumed12-09-07 side-by-side with regular version. As others have stated chestnut color fits rather well. Tannish head fades rather quickly. Aroma pretty close less rotten banana with some alcohol in the background. Flavor doesn’t have as big of a banana characer, but more sweet dark candied fruits. Alcohol takes over towards the finish, diminishes score a little bit. Wheat not as chewy, sweeter and almost cloying at times. Still pretty solid overall.


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