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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2156   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1377) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Wow, this is like a punch in the face. It’s difficult to drink, overwhelmed with the strong alcohol concentration. Smokey sweet flavour, almost apple sweet taste. Strong sour syrupy aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber/brown with tons of floaties, and a minimal tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, barley wine-like maltiness, some oakiness, and alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, bread, spiciness and a strong warming finish from the alcohol. I actually enjoyed this more as it warmed up, even though it became more sweet and with a stronger alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2006
A dark brown, cloudy brew with a small tan head. Pleasantly sweet, almost heavy, caramel flavor. Lightly hopped. Much stronger taste than I anticipated from a Weizen, but then it was much darker than a typical wheat. The aftertaste was also sweet. I felt the need to clear my throat from the residual sweetness. The carbonation was low. There were no sip lines. Dark brown sediment was left in the bottom of the glass. I was left with a nice, alcohol induced warmth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle. Pours slightly reddish brown, moderately hazy, with some sediment and virtually no head. Aroma has a lot of bananas foster (cooked sweetened banana), with some wheat malt, dark fruits, burnt caramel, vanilla, and port-like hint of alcohol. Flavor is like moderately sweet banana bread up front, becoming spicier and warmed by the alcohol towards the middle, finishing in a long lingering sweet and spicy finish. As might be expected this is like a strengthened version of the normal Schneider Aventinus, and so is also excellent but in a different way. It’s hard to really choose one version over the other, though I think I prefer this one by just a slight bit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2006
Bottle: Tawny brown and slightly hazy with no head. Hardcore toffee and concentrated dried fruit aromas (prunes and quince) with a burnt caramel chord presiding over all. The concentrated fruits show again in the flavours. Pumpernikel, caraway, plum pudding, burnt toffee and molasses. Very warming and satisfying, yet this just doesn’t wow me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
bottle. dark golden color. large head. fruity aroma. lots of bannas. bit alcohollic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (611) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2006
12 oz bottle. bottle # 2005/11885

hazy amber with a voluminous tan head. Head dissipates rather quickly and leaves spotty lacing.
Aroma is cooked banana, dark brown sugar, vanilla, wisps of wheat, and a touch of alcohol.

flavor is reminiscent of fresh warm banana bread, with some brown sugar and clovey spice, a little wheat and warming alcohol.

Tasty, but the sweetness and high abv would make it hard to drink more than one in a sitting.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7252) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle 067943. Clear brown color except for all the chunks of floating sediment hanging around this elixir. Tan head that fizzled to nothing in a couple of minutes. Sweet sugary smell with vanilla, brown sugar, cherries, dates and wheat. Very complex aroma. First sip, WOW. Excellent flavor. The wheat, dark fruit, brown sugar and spices make a great combination of flavors. At the end of the bottle some alcohol became noticeable as a warmth crept into the drinking experience, sort of as a reminder of the ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
Pours dark brown with thin amber/white head. Rye, malt, caramel and sweetness. Way to much sweetness for taste!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Draught: This was an extreme version of the regular Aventinus, everything was just kicked up. All the normal flavors were there but doubled. Huge banana flavor along with a very big sweetness, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits as well, and a very warming alcohol touch that took over the beer the more I drank. Overall a good alternative of Aventinus to have once in a great while.


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