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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2025   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!


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2005
Copper in color with an amazing complex aroma of which overripe cherry stands out the most. Nice complexity, malty, alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2005
very interesting beer. smells roasty, sweet, cherry, raisons. Very smooth and gives a cooling sensation in the throat. Tastes licorice, raisons. Good beer i would prefer regular Avenitus.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2005
pours a dark reddish brown w/ a big off white head that dissapated really quickly lots of carbonation bubbles. Some big aromas.. definate dark plum like a candied plum and raisens, light carmel hints of alcohol Theres something else in the aroma too that is just a little odd and I couldnít place it. Palate is big full rich well coated and creamy.. num num. Flavor is definatelly a big plum and raisen mix a nice sweet malt hints of brown sugar a couple small spices as well a lingering light bitter on my tongue and a definate warm swallow. This is some good stuff. a little odd but I really liked it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Out of a bottle, thanks Degarth. Aroma eminating from glass, plum and black cherry. Poured a dark brown almost deep plum color as well a thin and quick dissapating head. Flavor was about the same as aroma with perhaps a quick flash of orange peel. Palate was okay. An overall pleasant experience.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanvenlo (1229) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
28 Jan 2005 - Stone fruit rich hop malt. Dark black brown colour, some sedement, diminishing head. Tangy swwet complex hop malt flavour. Thick mouthfeel, lingering malt hopiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2005
bottle purchased at Johnís Grocery Store in Iowa City. aroma of wheat malt, plums and alcohol. pours a dark cola brown with a very quickly fading tan head, virtually no lace. strong wheat eer flavors with plums, black cherries and just a hint of some bread dough and pepper. as I near the bottom of my glass the 12% abv is becoming more apparent!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2005
Cloudy dark brown. Low creamy beige foam. Wonderful fruity and malty aroma of toffee, light chocolate, oranges and cherries. Dense fruity flavour of chocolate, banana and alcohol. Long, deep malty aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1934) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
first of this style! poured a dark brown/reddish color with a qickly disappating tan head. Fruity and whit enotes in the nose. A warming alcohol taste mixed with some choclate notes and some wheat notes. Some sedimentparticales as well. smooth finish. good but not great. somewhat over carbonaited

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Bottle: Deep opaque brown body with ruby highlights and a large light tan head. Large particles are visable floating, then sinking in my glass. Aroma is vinous grapes, white wine, wood, port, light lemon, salty raisins, and an hint of nuts and roasted chocolate towards the finish as it warms. Taste shows the alcohol right from the start, with flavors of alcohol-soaked wheat, sweet berries, mild toffee, raisins, grapes, plums, dry wood, grains, pepper, dried grass, and cloves. Finishes with a light alcohol burn, mild cloves, and dry wheat held in a leather baseball glove. Medium bodied, light carbonation, slick & oily mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Bottle #021686 poured to an instantly disapating fizzy tan soda pop head. The body is a rich brown color that fizzes like pop. Itís fizzing is kinda neat to watch as it dances all around the top of the dlass. The aroma is like a merlot/cabernet wine. Very vinous red grapes and earthy tones. Light raisins. Doesnít even smell like beer. Anyway, the flavor is ultra-malty. Green raisins and alcohol. The palate is horribly dry and over carbonated. I donít like the palate at all. It destroys any semblance of flavor because itís too hard to concentrate on anything but the palate. It thought this beer was going to be good but it surely wasnít. Somewhat offensive.


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