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


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RATINGS: 2234   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2006
Deep brown, with a hint of red. Almost no head. Spicy, malty head with a hint of alcohol. Sweet in the mouth, spicy, malty as well. Nice winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - APR 9, 2006
This one is kind of a beast. Pours a rich nutty brown amber with a dense and foamy head. Aroma is spicey, a bit yeasty, and plumy...sweet. Of course some wheat and lots alcohol as well. Flavor is much like a regular aventinus...but a little less forgiving and a little more mean spirited. Wheat, alcohol, pepper, anise, plums,yeast, and raisins....big hit of malt in this one two...it was altogether sweeter than the regular aventinus aswell. Mouthfeel was very smooth and a bit heavy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2006
bottle number 052423 (since it was listed on the back). not much head on this ruby brown heavily particled brew. aroma was very nice with sweet cherry and spice. flavor was of plum with a strong, dominating alcohol finish. would have enjoyed more if it burn could have been hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - APR 5, 2006
Bottle. Muddy brown colour with nearly no head. Aroma of sweetness, alcohol and notes of wheat. Very dominated of alcoholic flavour with notes of sweet malt and wheat. Ends up with a really warm feeling from the strong alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
fordest (2133) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2006
12 oz. bottle from Holiday. Deep Brown pour with hardly any head. I guess the alcohol kept that down. Aromas were great, wonderful even. Lots of dark fruit, molassas, chocolate, spice, dried cherry, some roasty malts. Flavors were good too, but less alcohol flavor is usually better for me. Very malty, more dark fruits, molassas, very sweet and warm. A very tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Bottled. Big malty salty barleywine aroma. Inky deep brown beer with thin beige head. Flavor of vanilla liquour wheat - barley-like wheat. Could easily pass for a barleywine, very hot and goes to your head fast. Fullest wheatbeer in my experience. Not cloying or sticky at all as some barleywines can be. Hot on the tongue and will funck you up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Wow, is the first thought that came to my head upon smelling and tasting this beer. A dark syrupy mahogony with a flat head and no lacing. Aroma is very strong, almost like a dr pepper soda, hard to put my finger on but it is of clove and menthol? Flavor is just as pronounced and hard to describe. Syrupy fruit with acidic banana and clove. Full bodied and sweet, this beer would probably be heaven five to six years down the road, this bottle dated 2004. Drinking this is like a fine spirit, the alcohol does not burn your throat, it warms the top of your stomach. This is one of the finest beers I have tasted, only wish I had some to put in storage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2006
The alc content was unknown to me until now, amazing, would have never thought 12%. A nice, fruity flavor to this one, dark fruit dominates, poured with no head to speak of. A very fresh bottle, excellent! Bought at Hollingshead, orange,Ca.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tennisjoel (1240) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: APR 24, 2008 Wow! This beer blows me away! So complex with raisin, plum, chocolate, even grape & tobacco. My sister in law said it looked like mud, so that is how I’m describing it. It even has mud chunks floating around. Thin head which diminishes into a thin ring. Very very tasty!

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