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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2378   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Pours a deep caramel color with a small to nonexistent head. Aroma was of sugar and malt with some fruit notes as well. Taste was the same, a very smooth and great beer for a long winter’s night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Pours the color of a cola and even fizzes up like a cola. Immediately after fizzing, the head completely disappears. Sweet vinous aroma. Tastes of sweet wine, syrup, dried dark fruit, and alcohol. Interesting, in small amounts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Thanks to Sprinkle for this awsome beer. What a beautiful beer. Pours a dark burgandy color with no head. Taste was of dried fruit and molases and thick too. Alcohol was right up front also. First Eisbock I’ve had and what a surprise

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrmojo (37) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle...are u kidding, do we need to say anything but great!...here we go... a dark amber rust color with a tan head that stayed during session and had a nice lacing. Great nose...spice, all spice, banana, sweet, orange. The taste is a waterfall of flavors strong, but not overbaring and lasts thruout...Try this beer, try it with a grilled steak or a choc dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Dark brown pour with a pleasant-looking cream-colored head. Aroma is classic Aventinus - Sweet & sugary, banana, wheat, spice. Flavor has alot of nice banana-wheat-brown sugar sweetness, but also picks up a bit of alcohol flavor and loses some of the precursor beer’s smoothness. Very good, but the original Aventinus still rules.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Shared with a few family members on July 4th. Poured cloudy brown with sediment; topped with a short off-white head. Strong aroma of spices, banana, wheat and alcohol. Clove, banana, and dried friut are the dominant flavors up front, which gives way to to a strong alcohol finish. Big, delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2007
muddled dark brown color almost like strong southern iced tea. smells really sweet and wheaty/oaty/grassy with yeast and verjus ( thats green grape juice to the non chefs!) very fizzy and actually lighter in body than i expected. the flavor is yeasty and malty with golden raisins. surprisingly it’s not cloyingly sweet but the alcohol does shine through even when cold...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
I was talked into this by the bartender. This was a very nice beer. It had the great flavors of banana and clove along with the strength of a Panzer division. It took me a half an hour to finish it. I would like to get my hands on some more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintocb (652) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Dark and muddy looking. Some head. The aroma has a lot of banana in it with some spices. The alcohol is well hidden in the flavor, but it is definately felt. Heavy, sticky finish.

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