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


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RATINGS: 2201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Pours brown with quite a bit of yeast and little head retention. Nose has alcohol, strong tobacco and wood notes. Alcohol is present on the mouth along with robust woodsy weizen flavors. An interesting and exceptional brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 330ml bottle #2004/23380-pours a fizzy dissipating offwhite head with brown-copper color. Aroma is medium malt, sweet, dark fruit. Taste is alcohol tingle, medium malt, sweet, dark fruit. A sipping beer that splitting one with a friend would be plenty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Pours a ruby color with fizzy 1/2" offwhite head that quickly fades. Smells of dark fruit, clove/spice, and alcohol. Tastes of dark fruit, black cherry, caramel, and a faint hint of chocolate. Almost like a very subdued and alcoholic chocolate covered cherry. Very vinous in feel and a bit dry in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2006
unbelievable. bottle from chevy chase liquors. aroma is huge malt and booze. body is almost syrupy. flavor is an explosion of caramel, banana, clove, malt, and more malt. there’s booze, but it’s hidden better than the 12% would indicate. aventinus on steroids. so good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2006
I like this wheat doubblebock very much. Kind of reminds me of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale only with a little more caramel malt flavor. A very complex tasting brew. Slightly sweet, but not too much so. A great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
"WOW not what i expected, but a great beer. Poured a dark brown with a nice head which lasted. Aroma was taken over by the alcohol. Flavor was sweet thick mostly dark fruits, oh and alcohol, this beer didn’t hide it well at all, but still a good beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demitriustown (1127) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Pours a muddy dark brown color with medium quickly dissipating head. Heavy wheat notes, alcohol, slightly malty with a woodsy aroma to this brew. Tastes very similar to their regular Aventinus, sweet with an alcohol burn to it though. Palate is sweet and rather long with the alcohol tingle lingering for quite a while. I didn’t like it as much as their regular Aventinus. The alcohol took over this beer, and I feel it drowned out other subtle nuances.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2006
Bottle. Hazy dark brown body with a creamy beige head. (3+) Booze aroma with some underlying malt. Hint of smoke? Hot alcohol over sweet malt, with a dry alcoholic finish. Nice brew, but the alcohol is pervasive and diminishes the effect of the malt. Medium palate is a touch syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hatchy (32) - USA - JAN 9, 2006
much sweeter than regular aventinus, not as complex tasting, a bit more syrupy, interesting, but definitely a lesser brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2006
(12.28.05) 11.2 oz brown bottle purchased from DiCarlo Wine and Spirits (formerly Armanetti’s), Mundelein, IL. Bottle number 050234. Clear brown doppelbock having a tiny diminishing white head with spare lacing. No discernable carbonation. Light sweet malt and toffee aromas. Full bodied with light syrupy oily texture. Starts with rich light sweet malt and toffee candy flavor. Finishes with pleasant malt aftertaste. Though sweet and thick, this beer is not cloying at all. An outstanding dessert beer to be savored alone (no food).

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