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


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RATINGS: 2217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2006 12 oz bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma of yeast and prunes. Prunes? Never smelled that in beer before. Thin disappearing head. Mouthfeel a bit thin, but not bad at all. Sweet malty yeasty flavor, fruity undertones with some alcohol warmth, but 12% does not show in taste; tastes more like 9%. Balanced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 18, 2006
12 oz bottle poured a dark brown with a thin head that fizzled along the rim of my snifter. Aroma is yeasty with some malt, fruit, and carmel. The flavor is sweet initially with a complex blend of malt, dried fruit, and some banana. Aftertaste has a warming alchohal presence but still very smooth for a 12% beer. I had this on a warm summer afternoon here in So Cal, kicked my ass!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2006
dark brown pour with small head and huge carbonation...aroma is of figs, raison, dark fruits, caramel, spices, and herbs...flavor is a bit strong, and is a combination of such dry fruits, herbs, and spices....earthy, grainy and somewhat bitter and dry aftertaste...nice mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Pours a slighly hazy, dark brown color with a faint, thin head. Lots of floaties noticed. Rich aromas of rum-soaked dark fruit cake, raisin, caramel, banana and toffee. Mouthfeel is full, oily and slick with a restrained carbonation. 12% alcohol warmth is immediately noted on first sip quickly followed by sweet flavors of dark rum, fig, raisin, banana and plum. Reminds me of an amped-up Aventinus Weizenbock; with more intense, muscular flavors and alcohol. Long, sweet, syrupy finish balanced out nicely by the warm alcohol presence. An enjoyable and unique brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5487) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4726) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5195) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1335) - 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!

   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

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