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


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RATINGS: 2238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3429) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle. First of the style. Aroma was good, not great. Pit fruit, malt and alcohol. Flavor was dark fruit, wheat and bubblegum. Sweet and some matl. Alcohol was not overly hidden, but not too much for me. Really enjoyed this intriguing style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of alcohol and pit fruit. Intense sweet dark fruit flavor. Very malty and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2633) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 Bottle from Isaacs Takeout. Number 2005 / 10126. WOW is all I can say. Cloudy Brown pour with paper thin white head. Fruit aroma with hint of banana, alcohol and malt. Finish is a mild sweet wheat. Really blended well. A level eisbock Work.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2813) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 24, 2007
Goodness me, so strong I reckon I will be slurring by the end of this, Zero head, Deep deep brown/red, aroma of cherry and wine, like drinking a beer and a wine at the same time, alcohol is not disguised, would only drink one at any given time, nice though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2007
Pours brown with little to no head. Smells sweet and nutty. Taste is much the same, hides the alcohol well. worth a try but for the price ($5.50) I wouldn’t buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2007
2006 bottle. pours a very deep and dark purple (?), yes i think so, with no head. nose is mainly mint and cloves, with subtle raisins, smoke, and nuts. flavor notes are pretty interesting, very nutty, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, with a hint of mint. all are balanced well together and come off as being very crisp and drinkable. alcohol is extremely well hidden. carbination just isn’t that smooth, slightly jagged. this comes off as being only slightly syrupy but not in a cloying way, crisp, and really drinkable. this is a tasty eisbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Isadaddy (11) - tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2007
For my taste the high alcohol content of this beer was well hidden. Poured nicely, good malty flavor, easy finish. Overall a very drinkable beer for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2007
Bottle from Kingdom Liquors Brandon, Fl. Pours a hazy dark brown with a small light tan head that fades to a small ring and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is bubble gum, more bubble gum and a little roasted malt and wheat. Taste is bubble gum and spice with a touch of spicy wheat at the end. The mouthfeel is a little thin with a little alcohol warmth as it goes down your throat. This beer tastes more like a phenolic and spicy Belgian Ale more than it does an Eisbock but I found it to be quite tasty. Different but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - APR 8, 2007
I’m sorry. This is the first, and probably only Schneider that I can’t recommend. All the makings of an excellent dark wheat...and then the heavy metalic alcohol taste slams your taste buds. I thought strong beers were supposed to make an effort at subtlety hiding the high alcohol taste. This one fails. You’re better off ordering the ’normal’ aventinus and a shot of vodka it that’s what you’re looking for...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12756) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
Dark malty aroma. Sort of a cloudy prune juice appearance with a white head that wasn’t much and quickly wasn’t anything. Something of a plummy start, rather sweet darkish fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Something like a Thomas Hardys Ale or one of the Gales ales.

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