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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2033   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!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2004
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 Had this one at Falling Rock in Denver. Maybe it was the thin air, maybe it was the lovely night, but whatever it was this stuff was delicious. Crisp malt is tinged by an icy chocolate flavor. The alcohol is hidden nicely, so watch out with this one. Smooth, delicious, and worth a try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Dark brown, light tannish head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, and burnt dark malts. Flavor is sweet and malty, some burnt or smoky notes. Quite good.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Poured a reddish brown with an off white head. Head was very lasting and there were tons of yeast floaties swimming around in the carbonation. Smell is smokey sweet wood. The taste is pretty intense with a immediate warming effect to your head with sweet woody fruity smoky hints of carmel and malt. A sifter would suit this beer best as the aroma and flavor are very complex and should be appreciated over time. wow

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle. Brown with small disaapearing head. Aventinus character, warming alcohol, syrup, notes of smoke/bonfire. Medium bodied. An after dinner sub for cognac or whisky. But I would rather have an Ardbeg...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 Bottle, 12%. Very sweet aroma, syrupy and fruity. Seemingly clear dark brown colour. Small unstable head. The flavour is very sweet with notes of dried fruit, coconut, vanilla. A bit boozy to begin with, but mellows out nicely with a good, warming alcohol finish. Should not be served too cool, in my opinion, and should by no means be fresh. Let it age for at least a few years.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color, lots of floaties. No head to mention although carbonated well. Rich aroma of malt hints of fruit. Alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. Thick, almost syrupy, lots of residual sweetness. Mainly malt in taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3607) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2004
Bottle, at Café Abseits in Bamberg. Deep chestnut, thin white head and moderate condition. Big sweet malty nose with hints of oaky port. Sweet, almost cloying malty toffee in the mouth with some barley wine qualities. Sticky sweet finish with a long lingering woodiness. The normal Aventinus seems much more balanced and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2004
The reddish brown body was clouded with oodles of yeast. The initial fizz of carbonation was cola like, and the resulting head did not last. The latent carbonation was soft and steady. The aroma was mostly alcohol with some red cherries thrown in the mix. The wheat based origin of the beer was not quite evident on the nose, as there was nary a hint of banana. The taste was again quite different than the unfrozen Aventinus, with the front and center flavor being peppery spiciness. The fruitiness showed up in the form of rum raisins, licorice, and plum. There was some evidence of oxidized character in the form of tobacco juice like bitterness. The hops only provided an aromatic floral background with minimal bitterness. This beer is much closer to a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, than a Weizenbock that it started as. The alcohol is more concentrated than the non frozen version and it does not hide quite as well. Very warming and spicy, but a bit harsh. As a result, the drinability takes a hit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 28, 2004
First eisbock! Dark, malty, fruity. Wow this was good. The 11% really snuck up on me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2436) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Bottle Pours a very dark redish brown with a very small shrt lived head made of quite coarse bubbles. Nor is there any lacing. Aroma is a very yummy dark sweet, raison, spice and dark malt. Flavor is a sharp spicy, dark rum type taste. Carbonation is very lively and the feel is heavy and smooth. The high ABV is redily apparent and the fizz gets in the way of some of the flavors I think,


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