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

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RATINGS: 2352   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 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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlond (2) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2007 does not count
Bottle pours a one-inch, light-colored head that does not last long. Very little lacing. The color is an opaque dark caramel. Carbonation bubbles persist for a good while. Aroma of malt. First taste is just a bit astringent, not quite as full as I expected, growing more complex, full-bodied, and sweet as the beer warms. The longer it lasted, the better I liked it. Significant sediment in the bottom of the glass, which is fine with me. An excellent, complex, flavorful beer. BTW, this is my first rating, so if it sounds like I donít know what Iím talking about, well, I donít.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7757) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Absolutely fantastic beer. Alcohol well hidden. Flavor is sweet candy, banana and wheat. I want more!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 Great beer. Sweet plums, raisins, and some wheat in the aroma and flavor. The alcohol is well hidden by the strong sweet flavor. Full bodied, thick, and complex flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
Brown colour with no head. Aroma & taste is roast caramel, & sweet sugar, wheat, banana. Very sweet. Medium bodied & very warm! Fine experience and I love the aventinus doppelbock so my expectations with this one were probably too high!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Pours a deep amber color with a quarter-inch head and little, if any lacing. The scent is very sweet with raisins and alcohol making their prensence known. There was sediment floating in the beer, and settling in the bottom of the Aventinus glass. The taste was unbelievably complex, wheat, malt, raisins, candy, sugar and dried fruits. The mouthfeel was very sweet up front with the alcohol coming through in the back.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4205) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2007
Bottle @ ōlbaren. Surprisingly large creamy beige head that really lasted. Dark brown color with somewhat clear looking body. Served in the correct Aventinus Weizen Eisbock, that really added to this experience. It was too cold at first, but as it warmed up, the aroma exploded. Wheat, heavy overripe fruit, banana, rye bread, raisins, liquorish and molasses. This was really like a good port wine served in a huge glass. Extremely full bodied with a thick almost oily and light alcoholic texture and a flat carbonation. Heavy sweet flavor. Explosive sweet and lingering finish. Amazing brew, and defiantly the best Eisbock I have tried!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Brown color with a hint of amber. Creamy off-white head with flecks of brown sediment. Yeast, light chocolate malts, dark pitted fruits, and a crisp clean aroma that I ice wines. Up front yeast and wheat with a vaguely smoky character I didnít expect. Plenty of well balanced spices but a definite alcoholic kick in this one. Thick body thatís pleasant on the tongue without being syrupy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2007
I tried this one directly after the regular Weizen-bock, and I have to say, this one towers over the original in flavour and complexity. The body was much, much chewier and was able to support the intense dark fruity boquet and chocolate flavour much better. It had just as much clove, banana and spice, along with raisins, cardamon, liquorice and molasas. The booze was hidden better than I thought it would be, but it was still definitely there in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2007
330ml bottle. Mug. Mahogany with a small head. Aroma was raisin, dark fruit and banana. Taste was sweet with dark fruit, licorace and some spiciness. There was a big alcohol bite, which was a bit much for me. It drank more like sweet rum. I prefer the regular Aventinus to this one.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Oh my, my, my. Not a daily drinker, but then Christmas is not meant as an everyday occasion either. A beautiful nose of fruits and spices, with a wonderfully complex palate: raisins frolicking with bananas, dates mingling with cloves, sweet apples and light honey. Yes, this is a sweet brew, but the alcohol heat burns through that for a subtly, attractive, sexy, brew.


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