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

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RATINGS: 2296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rane (987) - Nibe, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 Bottle. Dark brown with small long lasting palebrown head. Aroma of malt and small traces of wheat and some banana. Taste again malty with banana and wheat notes in the background. A long aftertaste. Quite heavy alcohol burn. I could drink a lot of these, a nice beer. 240608 tasted again. Same ratings without looking at the old ratings. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 The color was rusty brown with a light beige, fizzy, creamy head. The aroma was wheat, sout, fruity, and earthy. The flavor was sweet malt, earthy, wheat, and alcohol. The palate was medium bodied. The finish was warm and earthy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle, snifter, big yeasty aroma, with tons of fig and raisin and alcohol. Cloudy dark brown color with a quickly dissapaiting head. Tons of malt flavor, a bit of a burn of alcohol. Not too sweet though and not very cloying either, Pretty damn tasty, I guess its hard to cover up 12%. Was actually suprised by how light the palate was.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2007
Enjoyed this at the pool with my baby over July shutdown. Nose of malty wheat, bananas, and bubblegum. Pours with a lovely cascade that resolves into a hazy copper with a fully lasting stiff, sticky, & creamy beige head that leaves behind light lace. The brew is sweet warm and fruity. A light tartness is present in the middle, and in the finish along with a moderate alcohol bleed. The full body is syrupy, and soft. The finish feels very alcoholic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
33 cL bottle (#061887). Pours hazy brown with a bit of sediment at the bottom of the glass. Very little head, but it was off-white to light brown and crispy when poured. Carbonation keeps working in the glass. Strong dried fruit aroma with dark portwine like notes. Thick mouthfeel. Dark roasted malt, strong raisin flavour into strong sweetness with a solid alcohol base beneath. Slight clove spiced from the middle towards the finish. Long lasting alcohol lifted finish with dried fruits and roasted malt. Very nice, complex flavoured but still very clean and accessible palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2007
If you like this style of beer I’m sure you’ll be please with this. I personally found it very good considering I don’t really enjoy Eisbock’s . This was extremely well balanced with a strong fruitiness balanced with a wheat flavor. I wouldn’t go chase another one down, but it was pleasant with a nice high alcohol content.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2006/23180. Pours deep caramel with nearly no head. Strong aroma of prunes, malts, spices, caramel, raisins, and some alcohol. Delicious. Dark fruits, malts, molasses, banana, some yeast, and alcohol. Finishes warm and spicey. Smooth and thick mouth. Though it’s there, the alcohol is very well hidden. An outstanding brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2633) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Bottle (2005, number 10254. with kind of a spooky looking purple label.) Pour is a little fizzy... sounds kind of like a cola going into the glass. Color is a solid, dark brown, and there is no head to speak of. Aromas are sweet... dark fruit (prunes), molasses and a touch of spicing that strikes me as dark cloves, but I’m not sure that pins it down very well. Mouthfeel is thick and sweet and very enjoyable. Warmth from alcohol is present from the start and really picks up at the end. This is just darn fine... and it doesn’t hurt that I picked it up in St. Louis for $2.59 a bottle... Not very often that sale beer works out.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robertjm (830) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 25, 2007
(Picked this up while on vacation in Seattle, WA). Up until about six weeks ago I never knew this existed! Aventinus is one of my favorite beers. I just have to buy it every once in awhile. On top of that I have a strange fascination for EKU28. What could be more interesting than a combination style of both together?!?! Pours VERY cloudy dark beer, the color of dark cola. ZERO head with it. Aroma is much more muted than the "regular strength" Aventinus though the yeasty aroma is there if you swirl your glass to concentrate. Wonderful!!. Surprisingly light body compared to other eisbocks I’ve had, but warming alcohol flavor comes out in the end fairly rapidly. Very clean palate. A minute, or two, after drinking you don’t have anything lingering on your tongue except the previously mentioned warming. Not something I’d be drinking all the time at $6/bottle, but definately something I’d enjoy having as a sipping beer every once in a while. Definately a much more palatable beer than either EKU28 or Samiclaus Enjjoy it if you can get it!!! (Anyone know of a source here in the SF Bay Area?)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2007
2004 bottle. Dark ruby-brown color, not much head. Rich mix of sweet and spicy aromas, plum, grapeskin, caramel. Full-bodied. Slightly peppery with pit fruit tones, well-balanced between the two. Finish is a tad bit hot, especially for having a few years on the bottle. Still, it goes down easily. A robust, rich sipper.


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