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

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RATINGS: 2217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4.1
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8041) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4315) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2005
ok, bear with me, as this is my first eisbock ever. aomra of grpaes, cheap boxed red wine, carmel, black licorice. very very thin, oily, syrupy. you could see the oily film when you swirled... is this normal i wonder? flavros of thick maple syrup, brown sugar, carmel, and whiskey. very starchy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2695) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2005
A reddish brown appearance. The aroma is grapes, figs, and alcohol. A rather light body and very sweet with some raisins, toffee, chocolate. The alcohol really shows up in the finish. A nice beer to have in small quanities.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2005
i was excited about this one.Aromas of raisins, sweet fruit and possibly a slight bubblegum.Poured Coke brown with lots of floaties.Spicy taste with the dark fruits coming out with the alcohol layered on top of it.This was worth the wait.The alcohol warmed my belly, tho at the end the alcohol took presence.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Bottle 2004/11784. Had the aroma of alcohol wipes. Caramel body color with no head to speak of. All I got from this was a powerfull alcohol kick. If high alcohol content is your kind of beer you’ll like this one. Frontal lobes are still pounding two days later.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Bottle poured a dark caramel with a lmost no head. Aroma Is caramel and alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel,dark fruit, repper with a malty alcohol finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Bottled. Dark reddish brown--not a lovely color--with large particles floating around(now suspended, as if in anti-gravity...very cool effect...although larger particles did settle) and topped by a head the exact color of uncooked rice (I happened to have some sitting out). Head appears slightly foamy and turns into a ring, no lacing. Mouth is solidly medium with lots of foamy carbonation, lightly creamy--nice mouth. Aroma: you can smell the alcohol on this one! Wow! Malty with lots of dark fruits, primarily prune and cooked cherries. Flavor is malt laden and loaded with fruit--plumbs, cherries, prunes, apple skin. The wheat adds a most interesting flavor, having been aged and frozen. Clove is surely noticable, but it’s sugary sweet with a touch of licorice. Alcohol actually takes a back seat as the beer warms--most unusual--and fruits dominate the aroma (and yeast jumps in with a sweet black bread aroma), with the wheat flavor coming out with the fruits, covering the alcohol. Sugary sweet, dark fruit finish, lightly bitter and quite dry considering. Terrifically warming and surprisingly pleasant for a non-full bodied beer boasting 12%. If this was full bodied...oooh....ahhh.... Alcohol is a lot, but it really is pretty well done.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2005
12 oz bottle. Aroma: Tons of spicey phenols. Prunes and raisins. Yeasty. Appearance: Kind of a brownish/redish/purple? An odd color. Lots of bubbles and no head. Flavor: Spicey as all get out. Roast and caramel. Prunes. Quite alcoholic. Palate: At first its pretty silky and soft. Then settles into an alcohol burn and is prickly on the tounge. Overall: Well worth the time, but I won’t have another.


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