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

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RATINGS: 2001   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Pours a dark brown, looks a little cloudy, small white head. Smells a bit like a sweet and malty strong belgian. Fairly strong alcohol bite. More of a sipping winter warmer type beer than itís little brother, but still very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Dark brown color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is dark fruit, molasses and alcohol. A medium to full bodied eisbock. Malts are dark fruit, molasses and brown sugar. Nicely balanced. Smooth taste, despite the alcohol bite. Dark fruit and banana flavors. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with an alcohol finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Small bottle; rating from memory. This is a bigger version of Schneiderís Aventinus (an Imperial Weizenbock?): licorice, caramel, banana and cloves.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2004 Pours a deep dark hue. Nice chiaroscuro between the body and the head. Nose is abundantly glorious. Smells like a very rich and holy quadrupel. Notes of charcoal, merlot grapes, and candied plums. Flavours will blow your mind. Notes of aniseed, raisins, oats and brown sugar....perhaps even yams. Dizzyingly complex. Exceedingly warming as well. My stomach is burning like a coal. All the good things about the aventinus and none of the overt yeasty punch. G-rat

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2004
ruby-brown colour, chaotic foam, bready and malty nose, banana and alcohol, tart and slightly acidic, lot of carbonation, very bitter, long pruny and alcohol finish - heavy and quite cloying

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2004
First Eisbock courtesy of Slikwily. Lots of Head out of the bottle which is always a good thing:) Very excited to try this brew. Dark Chocolate color and tone. Looks rich, Iím sure it lives up to its billing. Great beer. Good afterburn letting me know its potent and going to be here for a while. Good chocolate flavor. Definiately intense and potent. Licorice undertone and definitely has a winter warming effect. Touch of coffee underneath that makes a very intriquing taste experience. Strong and powerful just like a German Bock should be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Big nose of prunes, caramel-sugar, overripe banana and lots of alcohol. Mouthfeel is super thick, like a V8 Splash, almost sediment-y and chewy. Good looking purple-brown with tight light brown head. Taste is too much alcohol, along with cinnamon raisin bread and, more prunes and bananas. The alcohol trumps all, though. This is sweet and decadent, but I have to say I prefer the regular Aventinus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JUL 28, 2004
7/27/04. Poured out of 330 mL bottle, bought at Stuffed Sandwich 4/15/04. Coarse grey-tan head that dissipates quickly to a microscopic string along the edge of the glass. Dark brown-copper color, lightly hazy but just damn dark. Almost purple. Intense aroma with dark honey, berries, zesty pepper and yeast. Hints of dark cherry and sherry. Huge flavor as well, sweet and rich with clove, alcohol, caramellized banana, and some prune. Finally, a huge wallop of alcohol-- literally breathtaking and intoxicating in its power from the first sip. Oily and big, almost phlegmy itís so damn thick. Incredibly robust beer. I likes. But maybe not in July. This should be sold in shots. I'd say it feels STRONGER than 11%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kosh (20) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2004
This smells and tastes much like the aventinus wiezen bock, only more noticable alcohol taste, mainly on the finish. i prefer the 8% weizen bock but still very good if you like big alcohol beers!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (627) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2004
I did not find this much differant than the regular Doppleweizen. Just thick with more of an alcohol punch. Why ruin a good thing?


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