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


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RATINGS: 2144   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 1940ís, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2614) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Bottle at Monkís....Pours out a nice dark brown color with a medium sized brown head. The aroma is very nice with notes of fruit and spices. The taste is suprisingly smooth for such a heavy beer. The flavors range from sweet fruit to dry plum with a few notes of chocolate and roasty malts. A very dangerous beer to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle. Brown beer with a thin beige head. Lots of yeast floaties. Fruity/caramel aroma. Big caramel flavor with lots of date/fig/plum. Some alcohol present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Pours a deep brown with a quickly dissapating head. Aroma is fruity, apples, plum, some chocolate undertone. Taste is sweet and malty, strong alcoholic kick, really intense and flavorful. Mouthfeel is very sweet and syrupy, almost like melted chocolate, but you donít really taste much chocolate in the taste. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5426) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2005
11.2 fl. oz. bottle, bought in Denmark. Bottle number 054113. Pours murky brown with sediment / floaties, enormous head that soon subsides. Delightful intense aroma of yeast, over-ripe bananas, brown sugar, caramel, treacle, oak, alcohol and spices. Flavour is very powerful, malty and sweet with plenty of brown sugar, oak and spices, and a tremendous alcoholic punch. I guess Iíd prefer the ordinary Aventinus on a regular basis, but the Weizen-Eisbock is definitely a treat for the dark winter nights, or whenever you want to satisfy your sweet tooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2005
Dark brown colour with a thin white head. Sourish, acidic, spicy nose. Herbal/spicy flavour with hints of juniper and cinnamon. Warming alcohol. Quite complex. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Much respect goes out to shag who hooked me up with a taste of this fine brew. This one was very brown with maybe some red clay mixed into it. I definetely picked up on the alcohol and it seemed to blend nicely with the choice dark fruits found in this beer. Damn good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Reddish-brown pour with a light off-white head. Large brown yeast sediment (didnít think to decant it). Aroma was very intriguing with an assortment of dark fruits (plums, prunes, raisins), light hopping, and a bit of malty sweetness... all amplified by the alcohol presence. Flavor picked up the above flavors as well as some caramel. Mouthfeel was heavy and intense as expected, but the brew was incredibly smooth from sip to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Bottle. Deep brown in color with a nice fluffy tan head. Alcohol is intense. Malty and hoppy aroma. Very malty. Caramel notes. Spicey and fruity notes. Malty and hoppy flavor. Caramel and chocolate notes. Very complex. Well balanced. Creamy. Nice alcohol burn. Smooth. Sweet. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Holy cow! dark brown pour with large particles of brown sediment, modest beige head. Aroma of Bananas Foster. Period. Beautiful fruity wheaty palate, milk chocolate, bananas, dates, caramel... Okay this is drlicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4291) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 This is a strong beer lovers delight. With a big alcohol kick and thick palate! Super sweet aroma with licorice, raisins and vinegar. The appearance is dark brown with lots of particulates and it has a small head but the head last as long as any I have seen. Despite the small head the beer is highly carbonated making it quite creamy. The flavor is robust with a candy like sweetness. There are hints of vinegar and licorice as well as some fruits. Syrup like aftertaste. Overall its quality but just to strong for me. I could do with about half the alcohol.

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