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


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RATINGS: 2366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2007
(33cl bottle, vintage 2007) Hazy, dark amber colour with a big, slightly off-white foamy head. Sweet and mollassy malty, slightly wheaty nose with dried fruits (figs, raisins) and a present alcoholic touch. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a smooth carbonation and a viscid mouthfeel. Strong malty, slightly wheaty taste with dried fruits, liquorice spice and a brandy-like alcoholic touch; fat malty, slightly vinous and alcoholic finish. A warming brew, but all in all a bit too strong for my kind of taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 21, 2007
This beer pours a cloudy nut brown with yeast particles in it and didnt not have much of a head to it. The aroma was of pitted fruits mainly cherry and there were hints of gingersnapp. as you drink it there is fig, carmel, and toasted malt yet it was also bitter sweet on the palate. the finish was a nice tingley and bitter flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2007
swirled around the last bit in the bottle to get all of the sediment up and into the glass for a thick cloudy and textured head. Smells of concord grapes, wheat toast and strawberries. Thick and syrupy to be sure, but not in all the right places. Raisin in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Pours a dark, translucent, chocolate brown with only a tiny island of bubbles dancing in the center of the snifter and fading to nothing. A swirl of the glass, however, brings a new, thin, tan head back to life with oily trails streaking the glass. A wheat beer with legs... now I’ve seen everything. The nose is a high-octane version of Aventinus, with notes of plum, raisin, bubble gum, cloves, milk chocolate and a solid hit of alcohol. The chocolate hiding in the background, along with the dark fruit aromas makes me think of the Nestlé Chunky Bars we used to get as kids. This candy bar, however, is submerged in a smile-inducing barley wine aroma. Fairly full-bodied, especially for a wheat, the mouthfeel is a bit "gritty" on the tongue with thousands of tiny bubbles dancing a two-step across your taste buds, scrubbing the moisture from your mouth and concluding just slightly boozy. As the label and commercial description both describe, this beer is the already remarkable Aventinus reduced to its intense essence. This is the espresso to your French roast. Deep, dark fruits, bubble gum without its light sweetness, milk chocolate, faint cloves and a peppery alcohol round out the flavor profile. While, overall, I prefer the original Weizen Bock to this brew, sometimes you’re in the mood for an espresso. When that mood strikes, this would be the one to reach for to satisfy that craving.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle. Roasted malt, slight fruit aroma. Flavor was malty, sugary carmel, maybe slight chocolate. Not my type of beer, not great, not horrible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 9/12/07 From the bottle. Aroma is strong plasticy phenols and alcohol forward with some light sour bready malt and some fruit skin character. Appearance is dark tan, hazy, with a good off-white head. Flavor is dark fruit esters forward with strong alcohol and sweet caramel malt. Mouthfeel is creamy with a low carb feel, very warm, with a medium/full body. Overall, very good, and even better when it opens up. 4/8/08 On draught at the Dog & Pony, Renton, Wa. Aroma is alcoholic fruity banana. Appearance is cloudy brown with a good cream white head. Flavor is tangy with sweet true fruit flavors of raspberry and cherry. Mouthfeel is tangy, semisharp, dry and warm. Overall, a bit more complexity and fruitiness than the bottled product.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlenVargas (148) - Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2007
The Scneider Aventinus is a really interesting beer with a weird, murky, gravy color. It seems like a really thick and yeasty dunkelweizen, but still has a malty bock taste. The alcohol makes itself well known, and other tastes range from fruity to nutty to sour. And, something even struck me as slightly minty. Aventinus is again a really interesting beer that I’ll probably have to try again and re-rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Poured a clody, dark chestnut brown with a overly bubbly, at least one inch high, off-white head that dissipated within 60 sec. Aroma of roasted and nutty malt; a waft of taffy, too. Moderate to heavy sweetness initially, some salt in the long finish. Body: medium; texture: dry; carbonation: fizzy; finish: lightly astringent and moderately alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2983) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle from Hi-Time Wine. Pours a very hazy dark brownish color. Aroma is like a nice sweet hefe. Lots of banana and bubblegum. Thick rich mouthfeel. Packs quite a punch. Like a really strong thick hefe. Alcohol is very well hidden. Quite a brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Very dark, cloudy, deep violet body. Large, rocky white head that settles quickly to a thin film. No lacing. I was surprised at just how much this beer resembles the regular Aventinus. It is virtually the same in all respects, except more concentrated. I picked up vinous fruit on the nose, along with dark malts and wheat. The flavor is exceedingly sweet, with dark malts, red table wine, and concentrated sour red fruits. The body is sticky and slightly cloying, with a short, sour finish. Not a huge fan of the style, but this is a nicely crafted brew.

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