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


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RATINGS: 2156   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5243) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2005
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights when held to a light. Fizzy off-white head that settle to a thin film quickly. Aroma is huge and very complex, dark wheat, alcohol, malt, candy like sweetness, over ripe bananas, apple cider, port. Flavor is very malty, intensly fruity (apple, raisin) and spicy, very smooth for a 12% beer. Palate is nicely fizzy and mouth coating with a lingering fruit and warming alcohol finish. Very different from the regular Aventinus. I really like this one, and rather hard to describe because of the intensity of flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Joeytre (3) - Oswego, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005 does not count
This beer is quite a blast to the taste buds. From a sweet, malty aroma, to its oh so complex yet perfectly rounded finish, it is pure heaven. If any beer lover doughts the existance of God, I would suggest a bottle of this. Thereafter, I would ask the person when they would like me to schedule their their baptism.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 Pours dark brown with burgundy hints, with a good deal of yeasty sediment. Aroma of bubble gum, alcohol, red wine, pepper, grapes and dusty yeast. Taste is similar to normal Aventinus, phenolics become a bit more intense. The freezing lends port-like qualities, and that of fruit jams. While an intense beer, this is thinned out considerably by the alcohol. At around 3 years the bottles seem to lose their carbonation. Upon re-rating, a year old bottle was still nicely carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2118) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2005
saved this one for a long time...sweet fruity taste and smell. very good tasting, not offensive at all. alcohol presence is not noticable until the bottle is almost done and it starts to hit you like a train. this one is something that should be drank with caution, as it is an extremely drinkable 12% abv beer. i could drink 4 or 5 of these with relative ease. really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (8321) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle. A deep prune juice and wheat aroma with moderate astringent nose. Dark brown color with orange tinge and small head. Sweet fruity flavor up front - plums, orange, cherry - nicely complex with a lightly astringent/bitter finish. Moderate carbonation and acidity. Not too heavy. This is one of the best strong beers I’ve had - probably only second to a couple of Belgian Abts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Looks a little bit like carbonated prune juice with a short-lived, tannish head. Raisin bagel aroma. Sticky sweet with a sharp alcoholic pepperiness. Slightly acidic burn as it goes down; otherwise very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Low carbonation and dark (although I’m in a very dark bar right now, and it’s hot out). Malty, sweet, and alcoholic in flavor. The flavor is HUGE. Very tasty, and a little hard to describe. Upfront. I need to try this again and wrap my brain around it some more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2005
330ml bottle #067993. wow… You know you are drinking serious beer when the bottle has a serial number. Murky dark brown beer with floaties and a nice head that soon dissipates due to the high alcohol content. The aroma is intense fruit and alcohol.. lovely.. I have no idea how they get beer to smell like that. Flavor is equally intense sweet fruit with an alcohol burn but it doesn’t feel like 12% until you are well into the glass and catch a nice buzz. Very complex and interesting. Spicy and delicious… Definitely world class and awesome. Regular Aventinus is my favorite beer in the world and this gives it competition. Simply amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3891) - - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2006 wine and dark fruit aroma. dark murky ruby brown color. no head. chocolate, coffee, grape, banana, and a good healthy dose of alcohol in the flavor. i cant type anymore. good night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hjf (3) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005 does not count
Full bodied but with a smooth taste. A great beer for the serious whearbock lover.

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