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


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RATINGS: 2075   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2005
Full wheatish/malt bomb nose, big. Beautiful pour into a tapering brown/nugget color, little head. Taste is round and long, my first eisbock and hopefully not my last.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2005
bottle. poured into the Aventinus glass a nice looking brown-copper body with a medium white head that fizzes away into a small ring. the aroma is very rich and complex in the way of the regular Aventinus. Raisins and various sugary dark fruits play a large role with faint chocolate and alcohol lingering in the background. hmm, right off the bat I have to say that the alcohol presence is certainly felt though it’s perfectly welcome on a cool winter night. spicy flavour with all that sweet raisiny goodness. lush chocolate in the sweet alcoholic finish. very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2006 Bottle # 07569, 2004, my christmas treat! Ultra rich, fruity, and alcoholic nose. Awesome dark brown with yeast floating around everywhere. Taste is out of control, never had anything like this. Rich rum, honey, dark dried fruits, slight clove, alcohol, and medicinal flavors assault your tongue. Mouthfeel is quite full but with this I expected something more like oil. Though I’d drink regular Aventinus over this, the Eisbock is a true treat worthy of christmas day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2486) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2005
BAM - this one rocks, though it is still a miracle to me, why, WHY we can’t get his here in North Germany and we do have to buy this in NJ and drag it all the way back to Germany??? Well it was worth the effort: Wonderful dark brown color, some floatings, medium head. An intense and beautiful Gingerbread nose greats you right away, releasing some blackberry notes as it warms up. Intense malt and almond nose, also yeast and banana. Warming and comforting. And while I didn’t taste the alcohol while drinking it...I had a a weird headache the next day ;-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4586) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Very good. Aroma is a little sour, with rotting fruit, malt, and carmel. Dark brown. Complex flavor that includes the standard bock flavor, as well as sweet, fermenting fruit, wheat, and very light banana. The finish has lingering wheat and malt. Alcohol hidden very well. It is not noticeable in the aroma or flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Pours very dark, almost black. Taste is sweet and malty. Can taste the high alcoholic content. Almost like a barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (874) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 This is 12%????? Wow, I would’ve never guessd it. Yeasty and red wine/grape aroma. Incredibly smooth palate. Creamy & Fruity. Little alcohol flavor but fits nicely and doesn’t mask any of the good flavors which I’m struggling to detect. But I do know this is extremely tasty and drinkable. What a nice find!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2005
11.2z bottle #059329. Dark brown and murky. Beer appears to lighten around the edges. Minimal tan head. Nose is nothing but barnyard. Starting to get some banana, and cinnamon notes. Figs and sweet bread. Syrupy coating sensation. Thick and heavy and viscous and alcoholic. Sherry and port notes, but with a sprite or 7up effervescence. Musty and bready, grainy, raisins, resinous and with a piney hoppy burn in the aftertaste. Terrific brew. But I have to admit that the Kulmbacher last night was better!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Psyche (3) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2005 does not count
An amazingly sweet beer, the 12% alcohol is completely disguised, so be careful. Not for hops fans :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Brownish purple color with minimal head. Huge chunks of yeast which are not to appealing. Aroma of plums, grapes, vanilla, cinamon, and peppermint. Huge malty syrup flavor, thick and chewy. Some alochol burn. Not sure I can finish this.

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