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

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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 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
Pours a muddy brown color with ruby highlights and a ring of lace around the glass. Great aroma of apples, maybe other fruits too with malt. Excellent flavor of apples, rich, heavy malt and alcohol. Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Great stuff, different than the Kulmbacher Eisbock but as good IMHO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2005
Sweet floral aroma with hints of honey and malt. Cloudy brown colour with poor head. Sweet malt flavour. Smooth palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2005
Off-White head on a hazy brown body. The aroma is rather complex, with tones of fruits, sweet malt and spices. For a beer this strong, the alcohol is very well hidden, and the drinking is very easy. This beer leaves a warm, comfortable impression. Very good brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2005 Pours a hazy, dark brown with a thin, quick settling off-white head. Lightly carbonated in appearance but kind of tingly in the mouth. Complex. Aroma of sweet malt and dried fruit with a hint of banana. Full body. Dried fruit flavor with touches of alcohol, well hidden at 12%. Slightly bitter aftertaste leaves you wanting more. Very good brew. One of my favorites. Well, top 10 anyway.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6586) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2005
Strong and lots of alcohol. Very warming. Sweet, pure flavor. Some spice in the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2005
2004/12802 12%abv pours dingy brown with no visible carbonation and very little head that quickly leaves smells strongly of banana....also heavy banana flavor...closes with warmth to the chest and alcohol aftertaste...ill have to grab a couple more of them

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2005
bottle #200410120. Hazy deep brown pour, some pockets of carbonation, but otherwise headless, still, and boring as all hell. Aroma is pretty interesting. Wheaty tones mixed in with some rich raisins and and a lot of creamy banana, light spice shows up too. Very nice. Tingly mouthfeel that belies the still glass, feels almost prickly along the tongue and roof of my mouth. Sweet with a lot of banana, rich spices (cloves methinks?), and some alcohol. Rich and coatsy and thick feel. Gets kinda boring at the end of the glass, however. Not bad, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Poured a hazy brown color with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of alcohol. Plums and other dried fruits and some spice. Flavor is malty and sweet. Very warming but at 11% well hidden. Full bodied and viscous

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (8581) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2005
a barleywine tempered by the taste of some wheat and over-the-top barley. This is not an ice-filtered weizen. Barleywine aroma and colour.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Thick, brown and chunky with no head. Quite an ugly ale. Sweet, spicy aroma with some toasted banana bread, prune, and alcohol notes. Bracing in flavor, with a strong alcohol finish. A bit chalky with some yeast, raisen and cocoa flavors. This is not an improvement on the original though I would be interested in tasting a cellared bottle.


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