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

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RATINGS: 2120   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 1940ís, 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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (588) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Recently purchased bottle from Chevy Chase. Seems to be a bit oxidized, but not so bad that itís undrinkable. Strong alcohol presence. Hits you right up front. Carries the malts and honey flavors around with it. Hard to evaluate the sweetness through the wet cardboard. Seems to be an interesting twist on the utterly enjoyable Weizen Dobbelbock. Iíd be very interested in a fresh bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Malty, tea,mint and root beer in the aroma, a not very savory brown red color, a heavy malt, anise German Weiss yeast banana and some tartness. Alcohol not really to noticable. A great winter warming brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Pours a murky brown with no head, but suprisingly well carbonated. Aroma is caramel, cider, sugar, light alcohol. Initial taste is molassis and caramel. Taste remains sweet and a strong presence of alcohol enters, almost too strong. Fruitiness, citrus abound. Finish is almost oaken, slightly bitter, slightly sour. Not very well versed in this style, but I found this beer approachable and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2006
16 oz bottle at Federal in Durham, NC. Bottle conditioned. Served in a tall 0.5 L Aventinus glass. Hazy brown Mississippi river water color with foamy tan head. Rich aroma full of bananas, cloves, and alcohol. Flavor is similar. Tangy sweet up front with a hint of chocolate in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2007 To say the least this beer is extremely interesting; kind of like an eisbock, a weizenbock, and a dark blegium ale all in one. Poured cola-like with a dark brown-ruby color and a fizzy small head which quickly diminishes to nothing. Nose of plum, banana esters, slight cloves, and maybe some anise. The palate is thick and chewy, but still with a lively bit of carbonation. The taste asks to be sipped with its potency. Flavors include plum, sweet carmel, slight chocolate, raisin, banana, and maybe even a cherry flavor with the alcohol sitting in the background. Bitterness non-existent. Very long, sweet, chewy finish. Overall, impressive and complex and truly like nothing else you might ever taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11289) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2006
sweet fruity smell with undertones of alcohol. Small head. Great ruby-red colour. Strong taste that is not as alcoholic as could have been feared. A sweetness in the aftertaste that enhances overall feeling.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Amazing aromas of bread and dark fruit upon opening. No head, a few lasting bubbles. There is some burn here, but besides that this is a SOLID beer... that looks like shit, by the way. Pond water-esk. Fruity and spicy. bottled. Brawleys in Charlotte, NC

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Like the regular stuff, but a little bit better in my opinion. Aroma is not quite as nice, very pungent, over ripened and fermented grape juice. flavor and mouth feel were awesome. grape, raisin, pear with roasted malt and some hitns of alcohol. very good.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
One word: Gorgeous! Held up to a light this Eisbock is a very dark clear amber color. It is highly carbonated with the yeast that poured into the glass riding the bubbles up and then falling down from the top. It is hard to see from one side of the glass to the other because of the bubbles. This guy formed a nice 1 inch creamy white head that lasted a bit and then was gone. No lacing to be seen, head is gone, but yet the bubbles. A very inviting brew is this one! Oh, man! What an aroma. Fruity, bready, begs you to drink it. Even though this is 12% ABV you sure canít smell it. The taste is of bananas, plums, sweet caramel and with undertones that hint at the 12%. (You canít hide 12% forever.) This is one of the best things that has ever entered my mouth. It has a medium to full body and is very smooth. To date this is my favorite brew!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1422) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Figgy, dark fruit aroma, and a little bit of alcohol. Pours out dark ruby almost purple. Head is dark tan and very fizzy then totally disappears. Taste is a let down. Whereas the normal Aventinus was full bodied, sweet and nutty, this is monstrously alcoholic, watery, and only hints and the nut. Alcohol is too overwhelming. I think itís a pretty cool experiment to try both of the Aventinuses but the eisbock is definitely inferior.


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