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


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RATINGS: 2352   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Pours a purplish brown with a spritzy head that instantly diminishes. Kinda matches the bottle and label actually. The aroma is loaded with caramel and nuts. Sweet chocolate, raisans and alcohol as well. The body is full and nicely balanced, with the alcohol very well hidden. Lots of fresh grapes, plums, dates are balanced with chewy malts. Surprisingly drinkable and warming, although a little more lushness in the mouthfeel would definitely help. I need to buy a few more and try them around the fire this winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Pours brown with an off-white head. Light tart aroma. The flavor is great and amazingly complex for a wheat beer. A raisiny and fig-like fruityness. A bit spicy, with a mild sweetness. Also has a perfect touch of yeast flavor in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Bottle. Poured a nice cofee brown with a light mocha head. Head starts off big but quickly diminishes. Aromas of chocolate, plums and some spice. Taste is malty and a little pruney.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark murky brown with a small off white head. This beer is pretty aromatic, dark sugars/malts, banana, possibly apples or pears...Taste is a combination of dark fruits, both dark and light grapes, banana, spices with a pretty smooth but lightly tart finish. Warming alcohol finish, but not over the top for the amount of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2006
Hazy brown, small head, collapsed almost immediately. Aroma is intense, banana liqueur, molasses and yeast. Flavor is soooo sweet, then gets a little tangy and finishes with a huge amount of cloves, too much for my tastes. The body is incredibly sirupy, chewy if not cloying. Overall, this is pleasant but lacks subtleness, over the top in all its characteristics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2006
The beer pours almost black, but it’s a deep ruby-brown and would be clear if it weren’t a black hole. A small tan head didn’t hang on too long. Oh well. The aromas! Dark fruits. Raisins and plums. Port wine and molasses. Some doughy yeast and muted hop aromas. This beer has a STRONG alcohol presence. It’s not a bad thing as it helps offset the malty sweetness. The body is heavy and the finish is long and full of fruit. Plum brandy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Brown-black pour with brief off-white head offers a strong nose of sweet, dark malt characterized mostly by cinammon and raisin. Palate is heavy and smooth with assertive carbonation. Flavor is deep and rich with an accent on the dark fruit (plum) before receding into a boozey alcohol finish. Great depth and flavor with a powerful impact.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Mud brown- no head- maple, honey, alcohol, and brown sugar nose- raisin, apricot, soy sauce, brown sugar, and alcohol-thick body- gummy sweet raisin aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
Very dark brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma was roasted malt, dark fruits, clove and banana. Quite sweet but with lots of plums, molasses, apple, banana, chocolate and smoke. A slight touch of alcohol in the finish. A very nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skoisirius (1907) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2008 2005 vintage 11.2 bottle into a Snifter glass. Pours a thick looking medium to dark brown with a very thin white tan head that moves towards the edges of the glass. Once the brew settles, there is little to no head at all. Huge roasty sweet malt and fruity aroma with a large alcoholic kick to it. Flavor brings out highly roasted malt, a hint of sweet plum, raisin and chocolate, and definitely a kicker on the alcohol towards the finish. Incredibly complex in flavor, while also being very smooth. You can definitely taste the alcohol. Another one of the top beers I’ve tasted at this point. Definitely one everyone should try and get their mouths on. 2004 vintage tasted May 2008. This continues to be one of my favorites. Even convinced after4ever! Do us all a favor, including yourself, drink it aged!!

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