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


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RATINGS: 2331   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with some plum hues. No head Faint aroma of wheat malt and yeast esters. Mouthfeel slightly syrupy, with very little carbonation, almost like a stale beer or premature bottle conditioned Schneider Aventinus. Very nice flavor of dark wheat malt, dried fruits, and sugar. Alcohol well hidden. This one lacked carbonation for my personal tastes. I was really expecting more from this. In the future, I’ll just get the Kulmbacher Eisbock or even the regular Schneider Aventinus and save myself some money.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1284) - TAIWAN - MAY 26, 2006
dark copper with brown head, the aroma is of bock. creamy and rich, decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Whoa, this is a big one. I thought I was drinking the regular version but was surprised that the Eisbock was served. This is the big brother of the standard weisenbock. Great dark fruit aroma with a sticky sweetness that lingers. The ABV is not noticed until you get to the bottom of your glass and your head is light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2006
From 12oz Bottle, #00632. Pours a caramelly, cherry wood brown with deep tones of maple syrup. Vigorous swirling produces only a faint dusting of white head. The aroma is a bit alcoholic, and oozes with white grape port. Some light raisin and salty, hickory smoked bacon as well. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel with a bit of a vinous texture, mainly due to the absence of carbonation. A pleasant, cinnimon spiced prune layer on the tongue with a buttery thick film. Final smack of lightly toasted wheat bread.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2006 12 oz bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma of yeast and prunes. Prunes? Never smelled that in beer before. Thin disappearing head. Mouthfeel a bit thin, but not bad at all. Sweet malty yeasty flavor, fruity undertones with some alcohol warmth, but 12% does not show in taste; tastes more like 9%. Balanced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 18, 2006
12 oz bottle poured a dark brown with a thin head that fizzled along the rim of my snifter. Aroma is yeasty with some malt, fruit, and carmel. The flavor is sweet initially with a complex blend of malt, dried fruit, and some banana. Aftertaste has a warming alchohal presence but still very smooth for a 12% beer. I had this on a warm summer afternoon here in So Cal, kicked my ass!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2006
dark brown pour with small head and huge carbonation...aroma is of figs, raison, dark fruits, caramel, spices, and herbs...flavor is a bit strong, and is a combination of such dry fruits, herbs, and spices....earthy, grainy and somewhat bitter and dry aftertaste...nice mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Pours a slighly hazy, dark brown color with a faint, thin head. Lots of floaties noticed. Rich aromas of rum-soaked dark fruit cake, raisin, caramel, banana and toffee. Mouthfeel is full, oily and slick with a restrained carbonation. 12% alcohol warmth is immediately noted on first sip quickly followed by sweet flavors of dark rum, fig, raisin, banana and plum. Reminds me of an amped-up Aventinus Weizenbock; with more intense, muscular flavors and alcohol. Long, sweet, syrupy finish balanced out nicely by the warm alcohol presence. An enjoyable and unique brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Almost no head but it pours up a nice darkgolden brown. A caramelly raisin flavor that is a sweet hot from the alcohol. A good smooth even palate. The temperature that you choose to drink this beer at really makes a difference as it warms it comes alive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5300) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Pours very dark brown / amber with a small head that disappears fairly soon. Aroma is close to that of the original Aventinus - banana, cloves, caramel and toffee. However, there is a bit of an alcohol presence in this version... understandably. Very thick, heavy and syrupy mouthfeel - low carbonation. Taste like toffee and alcohol. Finishes is banana, clove and alcohol As the running theme of what I’ve written states - the alcohol is not hidden at all. However, it doesn’t seem out of place. While I like the original better, this is a fine beer and very enjoyable. To me it basically is Aventinus that is thicker, fuller and with more of an alcohol presence.

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