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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2144   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!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2006
Robe rouge légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse beige timide. Arômes de bananes, de bonbon, de caramel et de sucre d’orge. Saveurs de bananes, de porto, de dattes, d’alcool, de chocolat, de raisins et de sucre.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Poured a very dark brown color with orange/reddish highlights. Stirred up the sediment when pouring this one, there was quite a bit. It distributed itself fairly evenly and became suspended in the brew. Coarse bubbly head, faded quickly leaving nothing behind. Strong, distinct aroma of raisins, prunes, dates, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, cocoa, some slight hint of coffee. Flavors were extremely dense, rich, and complex... similar to the aromas. Raisins and dates are prominent, other miscellaneous over-ripe fruits, cocoa, slight hint of coffee, slight hint of wheat, dark roasted malt/grain. Extremely heavy, very thick, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, but with a dry, pleasant finish. Thought it was going to be a lot harder to drink than it was. This was pretty great, a rare treat...something I’ll definitely seek out again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Pours a purplish brown with a spritzy head that instantly diminishes. Kinda matches the bottle and label actually. The aroma is loaded with caramel and nuts. Sweet chocolate, raisans and alcohol as well. The body is full and nicely balanced, with the alcohol very well hidden. Lots of fresh grapes, plums, dates are balanced with chewy malts. Surprisingly drinkable and warming, although a little more lushness in the mouthfeel would definitely help. I need to buy a few more and try them around the fire this winter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Pours brown with an off-white head. Light tart aroma. The flavor is great and amazingly complex for a wheat beer. A raisiny and fig-like fruityness. A bit spicy, with a mild sweetness. Also has a perfect touch of yeast flavor in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Bottle. Poured a nice cofee brown with a light mocha head. Head starts off big but quickly diminishes. Aromas of chocolate, plums and some spice. Taste is malty and a little pruney.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark murky brown with a small off white head. This beer is pretty aromatic, dark sugars/malts, banana, possibly apples or pears...Taste is a combination of dark fruits, both dark and light grapes, banana, spices with a pretty smooth but lightly tart finish. Warming alcohol finish, but not over the top for the amount of it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2006
Hazy brown, small head, collapsed almost immediately. Aroma is intense, banana liqueur, molasses and yeast. Flavor is soooo sweet, then gets a little tangy and finishes with a huge amount of cloves, too much for my tastes. The body is incredibly sirupy, chewy if not cloying. Overall, this is pleasant but lacks subtleness, over the top in all its characteristics.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2006
The beer pours almost black, but it’s a deep ruby-brown and would be clear if it weren’t a black hole. A small tan head didn’t hang on too long. Oh well. The aromas! Dark fruits. Raisins and plums. Port wine and molasses. Some doughy yeast and muted hop aromas. This beer has a STRONG alcohol presence. It’s not a bad thing as it helps offset the malty sweetness. The body is heavy and the finish is long and full of fruit. Plum brandy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Brown-black pour with brief off-white head offers a strong nose of sweet, dark malt characterized mostly by cinammon and raisin. Palate is heavy and smooth with assertive carbonation. Flavor is deep and rich with an accent on the dark fruit (plum) before receding into a boozey alcohol finish. Great depth and flavor with a powerful impact.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Mud brown- no head- maple, honey, alcohol, and brown sugar nose- raisin, apricot, soy sauce, brown sugar, and alcohol-thick body- gummy sweet raisin aftertaste


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