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

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RATINGS: 2347   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 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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2007
Bottle @ Ølbaren. 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 didn’t expect. Plenty of well balanced spices but a definite alcoholic kick in this one. Thick body that’s 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (15708) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2007
Bottled nro 2007/05108 (BB 06/2008)
Served from "Aventinus Weizen Eisbock" -glass at Weisses Bräuhaus, München. Dark nut brown color, steady creamy chestnut-brown head. Aroma has loads of dark fruits like dates, prunes and banana. Mixed with strong alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is smooth, carbonated, sticky. Quite sweet: there is banana and prunes backed with alcohol. Alcohol is not dominating in a bad way but backing up this fruity full-bodied brew. Aftertaste has some licorice. Complex beer for slow drinking and as good as "normal" version.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Pours hazy reddish brown with a large tan head. Overly sweet aroma of alcohol, caramel, raisins, and dark berries. Cheap shot of vodka, mixed with raisins, caramel, and berry flavors. Fairly complex, but the cheap boozy taste out-weighs the flavor and complexity by far.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2007
Brownish black with a nice small white thick head. Almost completely opaque like a stout. The nose has raisins, plums, apricots, tar, hay, syrup, alcohol sweetness and some wheat. Flavor is pretty much the same. This could be made from raisins or plums for all I know, it’s like a plum liqour or wine. Too sweet maybe and the alcohol does push thru a bit too much. Leaves a warming sensation on your throat. I like the regular Aventinus over this. This is one of those drinks which you have once and it’s great, but I just rather have the other one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3893) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Pour is a great looking muddy brown. Aroma is brown sugar and molasses. Flavor is is dark fruit with molasses, cloves and wheat then POW alcohol. Very powerful but warming and would be great on a very cold winter night.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2007
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep brown with a ruby tint. Deep rich aroma, cloves and cardamom, dark chocolate and heavy chocolatey toasted wheat character. Soft rum and plum with a bit of peppery spice as well. Stewed fruit and cinnamon. Very wintery brew. The palate is soft and silky with heavy yeasty spice and lots of rich sweet dried fruits. Dark chocolate, light licorice and prune/raisins. Rummy sweetness. As it warms the peppery alcohol really comes through and starts to detract from the other great fruity/spicy characteristics. The clovey spice and even a touch of smokiness still comes through nicely, but it gets a bit out of balance. I prefer the regular weizenbock to this.


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