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


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RATINGS: 2189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Dark brownish red with medium head. Sweet fruity aroma with definite alcohol in the nose and taste. Lovely beer with lots of raisin, and the alcohol isn’t hidden at all. This beer will kick your ass. Thin, but not sure I would want this to be think. My girlfriend digs it as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2006
This poured from bottle into my Aventinus glass to a dark red-amber with a large white head.Very complex aromas and taste-bananna,cloves,caramel and extra spices.Truley comlpex and unique brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Cold 11.2oz bottle: Pours a clear medium brown color with mega floaties and some light tan bubbles around the edges of the glass. Aroma is of roasted malts , brown sugar and alcohol. Taste is of roasted malts, subtle earthy hops, alcohol and dark fruit (cherries?). Watery texture, smooth and moderate carbonation. Ending is malty with bitter notes and some brown sugar.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ianhuntley (4) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2006 does not count
Dark brown color with very faint head. Aroma has a wheat and slightly sweet scent. Not too strong but mild alcohol flavor. By far the best Eisbock, having lived in Bavaria and toured most of the monestaries and breweries, I would know.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 23, 2006
Draught at Glöckl Bräu and shared with Doggythedog.
Certainly the best beer that Doggythedog and me had in Graz. Dark brown coloured, medium sized persistent beige head. Aroma is wheaty, fruity and slight yeasty with lots of vanilla, chocolate, raisins and spices. Strong but excellent alcohol taste. Also some yeast in the finish. One out of three best german beers that I’ve tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b33r (699) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Medium brown in color with large disappearing head. Thick and oily makes the bubbles slowly rise to the top. Aroma is strong with some fruit. Flavor is sweet and sour, but a little too much alcohol taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2006
Dark brown and cloudy - surprising! Head light and frothy and dissipates within minutes. Wonderful yeasty aroma, sweet malt, almost Belgian, quite strong. Incredible taste - STRONG! Yeasty, with dark malt undertones. Apple cider, sour cherry, almost a deli-meat aftertaste. This is a meal replacement of a beer! Good carbonation, and a great chewy body. Chunky yeast sediment, so definitely bottle-conditioned. In a word, sublime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GarrettB (1178) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 “Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn” is a pretty harsh name for any non-German speaker to say without fear of damaging their epiglottis. But it’s a misleading experience for anybody drawing on German culture from a bottle of this purple clad Aventinus. You see, I think it’s easy to come away with a perception of Germany as heavy foods and harsh words, but when we do we lose a sense of Prussian elegance – a nobility that easily matched the French in culture, sophistry and a sense of noblesse oblige (even if that oblige went back to the noblesse). Beginning with its wrappings and down to its flavorful core the Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock is a brew redolent with the sense of richness. A shade of brown like the fertile fields of Flanders sits squarely in the glass with a non-descript head cresting the rim. It’s dark with passivity but patient. A very forward aroma advances from the glass to preach a blend of rich coffees married with powerful and balanced malts. Raspberry and chocolate, a natural couple follow closely, offset by copious alcohol and finally attenuated to a peeping wheat and biscuit taste. All these flavors glide effortlessly on a smooth and full bodied palate like a merlot, mimicking its vineyard county cousin with a touch of muscat thrown in leaving the overall taste dry and high, giving the drinker an uncanny sense of thankfulness for the berry benison. Aventinus’ Weizen-Eisbock makes for real suave drinking. A thick and satisfying palate with equally thick and satisfying flavors promises the drinker a complete and satisfying experience. As far as German tradition goes, this is yet another combatant in the long war of attrition to dispel the horrible legacy American industries have wrought with their beer for the masses. And as far as I’m concerned it is a noble fight. All the better, I think, to restore a good name to a good culture of brewing from a refined and rooted Germanic tradition.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marko (4180) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 19, 2006
Draught (I guess) at the Glöckl Bräu, shared with ozujsko
Poured a nice dark brown colour, medium sized, very persistent thick beige head. The nose is lovely, cloves, malt, glue (in a positive way), and maybe some bananas. The taste is obviously loaded with alcohol, great fruity esters (bananas for example), yeasty, silky smooth, just lovely. A stunner and one of the best beers I’ve ever had. The best beer of the trip. Too bad the waiter forgot to bring me the regular Aventinus I ordered for comparison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle: Pours a deep brown/ruby with a medium off-white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is sweet with hints of raisins and cherries. Flavor is sweet with a creamy texture and taste of wild berries. Very complex but hides the alcohol well. Delicious!

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