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

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RATINGS: 2174   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3718) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2006
bottle no. 008044 - Pours deep, dark amber with a very thin head and despite a slow pour, a lot of yeast floating around. It has an assertive yeast and dark fruit aroma. The flavor is quite sweet with some plum notes and some not very noticeable hops. It’s full bodied and light carbonated, leaving a sweet aftertaste with a trace of alcohol. Nicely done.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEpeeist (3470) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. Number 057264. Just like an amber cola with foam dying as I pour. Active carb ripples the surface. Chunky sediment. Concord grape juice, caramel, molasses, some alcohol and dough. Sweet and sour with a medium body. Burnt sugar and over-ripe peach. Slick mouthfeel with a bit of carb. Sticky wheat then squash in the end. Couldn’t finish this one. Maybe it was going bad ... but at 12%?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Pours with no head. Flavors of sweet raisins, brown sugar, maybe a bit of black cherry pepsi, and very prominent alcohol. Feels smooth on the tongue, but the flavors are complex and rich. My first eisbock, but I will certainly be looking for more of these.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jb (2414) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Clear brown with orange tint and thin head. Nice pungent aroma of alcohol, dark fruit. Brandyish. Palate of raisins, apple, brown sugar. Once again a beer to prove the Germans know how to make a fine beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle. Pours a darkish brown/amber colour. The body is very thick especially for a wheat beer, and has tastes of cloves, fruit and maybe a bit chocolate. A delicious beer that I think would be enjoyed better in the winter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Bottled. Pours a hazy, headless dark amber. The aroma is ripe apples and plums, sweet roasted malt, a hint of spice and port. The body is full, creamy, a bit syrupy with minimal carbonation. The taste is much like it smells, but toss some nuts, vanilla and molasses in there somewhere. Cloves and a trace of pepper in the finish. An unusual and complex weizen that should probably be enjoyed in front of a roaring fire, long about New Year’s Eve.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours very dark amber brown with big, tight khaki head. The aroma is raisins, caramel, a little bit of bitter chocolate, plum, and a small bit of raw grain. The flavor has lots of mellow earth tones, milk chocolate, toasted almonds, and hints of licorice and cinnamon. Some banana comes out in the finish. The aftertaste is cedar and a bit of alcohol burn-- but no alcohol taste. All the components are very well blended. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2006 The beer pours dark brown with a thin light head. The aroma is very sweet and syrupy (perhaps hints of maple and amaretto). There are also strong yeast aromas - including a lot of banana. The mouthfeel is thick. The finish is sweet. The flavor is sweet, but is better balanced with hops than other similarly strong bock beers (I’ve had a lot of sickly sweet bocks). The flavor provides a taste of wheat, hints of roasted malts (chocolate), strong flavors of banana, lots of bready malts, and a touch of maple syrup.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6513) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2006
,33L. Pours deep brown, nearly ebony, with a humongous wafting vinous pucker of a nose. Very little white head, and what’s there doesn’t stick around. Neutral attack, with some plums, wheat, phenols, and sweaty catcher’s mitt through the mid-palate. Not a very appetizing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2006
Bottle 33cl (# 060282) Dark brown - light head. Brown sugar, vanilla, dark fruits, raisins, plums, wheat, some thick lasting sweetness, chokolade, toffee.


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