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


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RATINGS: 2366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 Poured a ruddy brown that showed red in the light. The head is thin, medium, frothy, and light brown. The aroma shows some definite wheat, sweet, alcohol, has a faint sourness, a slight saison quality, and mellowed dark fruit. The flavor shows alcohol, but well masked for 12%, mellowed dark fruit, earthynes, also a slight saison quality. The palate is dry and very mellow. The finish warmed my stomach. I liked this one a lot more than Kulmbacher’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7971) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2007
jesus h christ ..this beer has got a bite... a bit thin...pours a nice big head, low lacing...quite tart, with a sweet warming kick...batch 2006...has a strong wheat library...this is a big beer, but the thinness and appearance lower it to just average.. needs to be more ...syrupy? ...but i have wanted this for a while and am not sorry i got it..if i had a cellar i would buy a few!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14043) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle. Red black colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, alcohol, sweet, malt, vanilla. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, hop, vanilla, roasted, fruit. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2007
11.2oz bottle, $3.49. Intense aroma of fruity malt. Notes of raisin, plum, pear, pineapple, and bananas. Average sized, off-white head that fully diminished and left no lace. Murky dark brown body that’s thick with huge particles. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderately bitter with a long finish. Palate is full bodied and oily. Flat carbonation with a moderate alcohol feel. Wow, what a brew. Intense describes this beer best. Heavy on the fruity malts and a hint of sushi in the flavor. The sediment was a bit much. Lot’s and lot’s of huge particles in this beer. Great alcohol content, I’d highly recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2007
2006/04391. Dirty brown with not much head. Nose of raisins, bananas, yeasty aromas and cloves. Taste was a nice complement of dark fruits, bananas, cloves and bread. Medium bodied with a nice creamy finish, however it is a bit acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock 12 oz bottle Moderate pour in a snifter Unknown brewing (bottle number 023597), iced 05/07 Poured a deep dark brown mahogany with a small very light brown quickly diminishing head. Smelt of strong roasted dark rye bread, cloves and cinnamon, raisins, bananas, sherry, molasses. Taste was upfront strong bitter sweet dry sherry or whiskey with molasses, raisins and leather followed by a harsh bitter earthy and leathery feel and some light burnt sugar and grassy hops on a long whiskey liquor finish. Palate was medium to full bodied, creamy, softly carbonated lightly astringent and strongly alcoholic. Overall, this feels like drinking liquor. Pairs up nicely with a cigar, but a little harsh to drink. A sipper at best. Very strong and interesting aromas though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2007
FWIW, bottle #066137. All I can tell from a visual bottle inspection is that it’s dark, and it contains a jagged landscape of flocc reaching to an inch in places. In the glass, mysteriously red with pinkish hues, chunky with floaties, and zero head. Enticing and varied aromatics of rich licorice and vanilla; also floral (violets and mock orange) and faintly smoky. English barleywinelike flavors: figgy and raisiny, cola, hints of chocolate, tobacco, and leather. Noticeably, but not unpleasant, tarry character. Peppery and exotic. Obvious ethanol mesmerizes with its complex quality… comfortable as flannel, yet as urgently alive as arcing plasma. Rich and buttery palate, almost waxy. Bittersweet aftertaste; funky herbality suggest Mr Pibb soda. Overall, stunning. Decadent and incredible. Thick with flavor and alcohol, compares favorably to aged dark rum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4825) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2009 Bottle no. 2005-08519. Dark brown with a huge head that immediately fizzes away. Aromas of alcohol, chocolate toffee and dark fruit. Sweet flavors of raisin cake with icing, slight chocolate and caramel are balanced well by alcohol and some dryness on the finish. Tastes like a good Belgian strong. Palate is chewy, mostly smooth and has a nice alcohol and carbonation tingle. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 Pours a deep amber brown color with a white head. Aroma is malty, banana, and clove. Flavor is lots of wheat, banana, cloves, and some spices. Re-Rate: Pours a hazy amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, raisins, plum, biscuit, and alcohol. Flavor is caramel, biscuit, plum, raisins, apricot, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
huge white head with a dark brown appearance. dopplebocks have always been strange to me, it feels as though the maltyness overshadows the wheat flavor and vice versa. this is good, a subtle wheat flavor with some malty undertones. the high rating surprised me, but maybe i’m just not a fan of the style

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