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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1951   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6206) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2005
Strong and lots of alcohol. Very warming. Sweet, pure flavor. Some spice in the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2005
2004/12802 12%abv pours dingy brown with no visible carbonation and very little head that quickly leaves smells strongly of banana....also heavy banana flavor...closes with warmth to the chest and alcohol aftertaste...ill have to grab a couple more of them

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2005
bottle #200410120. Hazy deep brown pour, some pockets of carbonation, but otherwise headless, still, and boring as all hell. Aroma is pretty interesting. Wheaty tones mixed in with some rich raisins and and a lot of creamy banana, light spice shows up too. Very nice. Tingly mouthfeel that belies the still glass, feels almost prickly along the tongue and roof of my mouth. Sweet with a lot of banana, rich spices (cloves methinks?), and some alcohol. Rich and coatsy and thick feel. Gets kinda boring at the end of the glass, however. Not bad, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Poured a hazy brown color with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of alcohol. Plums and other dried fruits and some spice. Flavor is malty and sweet. Very warming but at 11% well hidden. Full bodied and viscous

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2005
a barleywine tempered by the taste of some wheat and over-the-top barley. This is not an ice-filtered weizen. Barleywine aroma and colour.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Thick, brown and chunky with no head. Quite an ugly ale. Sweet, spicy aroma with some toasted banana bread, prune, and alcohol notes. Bracing in flavor, with a strong alcohol finish. A bit chalky with some yeast, raisen and cocoa flavors. This is not an improvement on the original though I would be interested in tasting a cellared bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9077) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Pours a cloudy deep mahogany with many bubbles and a thin swirling head. Aroma is wheat and fruit with grapes being dominant. Yeasty nose. Flavor is nutty and wheaty with a smooth alcohol finish. A bit of caramel malt on the end. Warm fizzy full-bodied palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2007 Bottle #044760, poured in a snifter. Time to pop the cap on one of the last few styles I haven’t sampled. Smell is quite heady and alcoholic! Pours deep drown with a thin, found some yeast dregs in the bottle. Heady alcohol carries into taste, supported by lots of sweet caramelly roast bock malts. Hop and weizen spiciness is subtle at first, but comes through once you’re used to the malts; and gives impression of maple syrup with banana slices. Just sit back and let it work its magic on you.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2005
Pours out a deep plum-red color with a thin head. Smells of alcohol and dark fruits. The taste is a blend of plums, dates, raisins with just a hint of tartness. The alcohol is quite apparent given the virtually undetectable bitterness. It was ok, just a bit over the top with all of the assertive flavors going on.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Thanks to Indra for this one! Deep mahogany pour. The head is geneerous for the style, tight and light tan in color. Malt, dried fruit, molasses and a bit of smoke in the aroma. Smooth and malty with a rich full body that coat the mouth. Alcohol is well hidden.


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