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

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RATINGS: 2090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2005
bottle purchased at Johnís Grocery Store in Iowa City. aroma of wheat malt, plums and alcohol. pours a dark cola brown with a very quickly fading tan head, virtually no lace. strong wheat eer flavors with plums, black cherries and just a hint of some bread dough and pepper. as I near the bottom of my glass the 12% abv is becoming more apparent!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2005
Cloudy dark brown. Low creamy beige foam. Wonderful fruity and malty aroma of toffee, light chocolate, oranges and cherries. Dense fruity flavour of chocolate, banana and alcohol. Long, deep malty aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
first of this style! poured a dark brown/reddish color with a qickly disappating tan head. Fruity and whit enotes in the nose. A warming alcohol taste mixed with some choclate notes and some wheat notes. Some sedimentparticales as well. smooth finish. good but not great. somewhat over carbonaited

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Bottle: Deep opaque brown body with ruby highlights and a large light tan head. Large particles are visable floating, then sinking in my glass. Aroma is vinous grapes, white wine, wood, port, light lemon, salty raisins, and an hint of nuts and roasted chocolate towards the finish as it warms. Taste shows the alcohol right from the start, with flavors of alcohol-soaked wheat, sweet berries, mild toffee, raisins, grapes, plums, dry wood, grains, pepper, dried grass, and cloves. Finishes with a light alcohol burn, mild cloves, and dry wheat held in a leather baseball glove. Medium bodied, light carbonation, slick & oily mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Bottle #021686 poured to an instantly disapating fizzy tan soda pop head. The body is a rich brown color that fizzes like pop. Itís fizzing is kinda neat to watch as it dances all around the top of the dlass. The aroma is like a merlot/cabernet wine. Very vinous red grapes and earthy tones. Light raisins. Doesnít even smell like beer. Anyway, the flavor is ultra-malty. Green raisins and alcohol. The palate is horribly dry and over carbonated. I donít like the palate at all. It destroys any semblance of flavor because itís too hard to concentrate on anything but the palate. It thought this beer was going to be good but it surely wasnít. Somewhat offensive.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 4, 2005
12 oz bottle:(2004/ 18649) Strong presence of alcohol in the nose and trace of malt. A light brown color with no head and huge white globs of protein floating about in the glass. I didnít expect it to be this old since the bottle does say it was bottled in 2004. A very similar resemblance to a Belgian strong ale and its characterisitics. A buxom spice flavor of different varieties such as clove and ginger behind a european yeast and a sweet malt flavor. Alcohol is also noticeable and gives a slight punch. Not bad if this stuff was fresh, but i could imagine this would be a excellent beer to have a session with.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4643) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2005
This smells and looks fantastic. Taste is very similar to the regular Aventinus, just much more powerful. Full of alcohol and spiciness. Top notch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2005
foamy tannish white head that went quickly. color is brownish midnight ruby, with no haze, and fizz up the center. banana aroma, slightly sour wheat too. very high carbonation pauses the flavor. the mouthfeel is so fizzy and foamy that it takes a little while, but first taste is alcohol heat. strong powerful dry malt that carries lots of alcohol flavor, a little bit like cognac in the finish. good for the harsh nights of winter, but stick with the "non Eis" version during the rest of the year!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Pours a deep mahogany color with very little head and some sediment. Aroma is of port, light roast and some licorice notes and some fading banana. Sweet brown sugar, some clove, plums surface near the finish. some light cocoa as well. Finish is bit hot.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Bottle # 060899. Dark brown getting darker the closer you get to the bottom of the bottle. Tall, light brown head that fades pretty fast. This beer not only has a sediment, it has huge lumps of yeast whick takes a long time to settle. A nose like port wine or perhaps even cognac? Extremely powerful and full-bodied with an extremely tense and complex aroma, where everything seems to be concentrated. Very sweet and thick fluid - almost has a hard time getting out of the bottle! A truly world classic like for instance "Samiclaus". Excellent! But one bottle is plenty.... 290405


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