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

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RATINGS: 1951   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 1940ís, 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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Medium brown & murky color. Aroma of bananas. Yeasty chewy body, with tons of malt and wheat flavor and a crisp finish. Doesnít taste like 12% either. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 30, 2005
In the bottle at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. Pours a dark, dark brown with a rapidly diminishing white head. Strong molasses aroma. Smells like my brewing malt extract syrup. First sip essentially fixed my esophageal epithelia. About the strongest burning sensation that I believe Iíve had in a while. Once you get desensitized to that, you begin to enjoy the incredible pleasures of this concentrated weizen. As chewey as a pork chop, the overwhelming sweetness hides a serious hop content. Iíve got to try to make one of these!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2005
This beer is bottle-conditioned so be very careful pouring. It yields a medium brown liquid with a small tan head. The head dissipates quickly leaving almost no lacing. I didnít know it was bottle-conditioned so I got lots of floaties too ... not very appealing to look at. The aroma, on the other hand, is quite appealing. There are notes of banana, dried dates, sweet malt, and molasses ... this all underpinned by alcohol. WOW!! The flavor is HUGE but at the same time, very smooth. The dried sweet fruit and malt come through strong initially and last throughout. The middle begins to warm with alcohol and the finish is smooth and satisfying with very little bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2005
2004 #11194. brown murky pour with a tan head. aroma is alcohol and strong pepper. taste is yeasty alcohol with some wheaty goodness and paprika and grape jam mixed in. warming with some wood notes. rich and yummy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Bottle-2004 #11194. Grape, sweet, brown sugar, alcohol, raisins, very vinous and port like. Sticky.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 A real winner in the high alcohol arena, the alcohol is quite well hidden when the beer is chilled, but if served warm is somewhat unpleasant. Quite rich and complex, almost velvety body. A lot of fruit in the taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 Great aroma - I got a grape/apple/nutty scent. The tast follows accordingly. Creamy and moist. Full, sweet taste with hints of the grape/nut present. You can really tast the warm mixture of flavors. Alcohol is present, but it is extremely well balanced with the other flavors. Excellent finish - smooth and bold. [$3.39/12oz]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2005 After a couple of weeks in tasting hell (Floris Chocolat, Matilda Bay Bohemian Pilzner), I canít tell you how much I looked forward to this. It didnít disappoint. Poured a leathery colour with plenty of chunky sedimentation. 3cm fizzy tan head with a little cinnamon-coloured sediment on top. Settled disappointingly quickly with no lace. Very fizzy-looking. Wonderfully rich Aventinus aroma of burnt toffee, cloves, faint wheat and young Australian shiraz (syrah). Thick, syrupy body with sweet raisiny fruit at the front of the mouth, some spice in the middle and an almighty slug of port-like alcohol in the finish that you feel, as much as taste. The only negative IMO is a slight phenolic taint to the finish, probably due to the high abv. The Eisbock is thoroughly admirable but for me, the standard Aventinus is better balanced. (Bottle purchased Feb 2005, #45517)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
High alcohol and caramel aroma. Mixed brown colour. Almost no head but some lacing. Alcohol and toffee finish. Chocolate liquer and sugar flavour. Sweet alcohol, caramel, chocolate, spice, cinamon and burnt sugar.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2005
12 ozer on a cool night. thought iíd sum it up instead of describe it. this kicks butt, however, being in the south i couldnít drink this everyday.


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