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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5442) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Almost no head but it pours up a nice darkgolden brown. A caramelly raisin flavor that is a sweet hot from the alcohol. A good smooth even palate. The temperature that you choose to drink this beer at really makes a difference as it warms it comes alive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Pours very dark brown / amber with a small head that disappears fairly soon. Aroma is close to that of the original Aventinus - banana, cloves, caramel and toffee. However, there is a bit of an alcohol presence in this version... understandably. Very thick, heavy and syrupy mouthfeel - low carbonation. Taste like toffee and alcohol. Finishes is banana, clove and alcohol As the running theme of what I’ve written states - the alcohol is not hidden at all. However, it doesn’t seem out of place. While I like the original better, this is a fine beer and very enjoyable. To me it basically is Aventinus that is thicker, fuller and with more of an alcohol presence.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5183) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color beer with a small dark foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma is just plain incredible –mix of dry fruits (figs, prunes and raisins) with some floral malt. Taste is also dominated by the sweet fruit aspect but doesn’t go overboard. Alcohol is well hidden and body is just above average. I probably wouldn’t drink more then one in a session but I would love to smell this aroma over and over again.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours brown with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of wheat, alcohol, citrus, sweetness, fruit (fermented cherries i believe). Flavor is sweet, fruit, alcohol very present, but smooth for 12%, citrus, pepper, mild carbonation, and a good mouth feel. Good body, great brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1330) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2006
this beer pours a dark amber almost black color with a small tan head leaving some lacing on the sides. The aroma is sweet and sugary as is the taste! Flavors of molasses and plums maybe? This is a VERY well crafted beer! Cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2006
2004 bottle. high malt taste, dried fruit taste, very full almost taste like a port wine, a little spice good stuff, molassas i shall be claering out the store of this, I didnt even realize it had 12% until I was at the end and looked here. good

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theoryhead (7) - California, USA - APR 24, 2006 does not count
Upon opening, the wonderful smells of a good weizenbock come shining through: citrus, molasses, candied apricots. The pour yields a small head that dissipates rapidly. The flavors are anise, cloves, banana and a touch of nutmeg. The 12% alcohol is completely masked, prompting me to ask, "Where are my pants? What happened to the remote control?" Fine stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2006
Nose is rather calm w. sweet bananna, apples, yeast, cinnoman. Flavor is clove, fruit, bananna. bitter clove/bananna finish. Quite ighly carbonated

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 19, 2006
Dark brown color with no head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet, fruity and spicy. The alcohol is so well hidden its hard to believe it is 12%. This is a fantastic brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - APR 18, 2006
The aroma is a mixture of caramel and burnt bananas. The pour is a deep brown with reddish hues. Head size is decent but rapidly dissapears. The flavor has a strong malty presence with a flavor of bananas cooked in sugar on the finish.


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