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

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RATINGS: 2347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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
   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.

3.9
   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.

4
   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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (43166) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skoisirius (1904) - 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!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Pours dark brown with a little tan head. Big, chunky, floaty globs of yeast. Head fades quickly. The aroma is bananas drenched in sweet sticky toffee, light citrus. The flavor is very sugary sweet, toffee, some apple and banana, raisins and prunes. The mouthfeel is sticky and thick with a slightly bitter, warming finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5458) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Weizeneisbock? I’m intrigued. Bottle, #049139. Opaque brown, pink-ruby under light, frothy lacy tan head. Smells sweet with Dunkelweizen notes (wheat, yeast, banana, sweet dark malt, orange peels, citrus), caramel, bock grape, and alcohol (more like orange schnaps). Tastes strongly alcoholic, extremely spicy, with even some coriander and orange peels, before the vinous bock flavors take over, backed by brown sugar. Powerful brew, strong flavors with a teeth-jarring 12% kick - quite a combination. I like this more than the original Aventinus; the alcohol burn balances out the overabundant sweetness. Excellent dessert beer.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Pours dark brown with thin head. Potent aromas of berries and alcohol. Flavor was cloyingly sweet with an alcohol finish. Body was syrupy. This beer was just too over the top.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3210) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
bottle. Very murky, dark amber pour with floaties abound. The small white head disappears quickly. Semi dry wine-esque nose touting plenty of grapes and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium heavy and alcohol stings my mouth immediately, but is quickly washed away with a sweet, complex, bready sweetness highlighted with cloves, cinnamon, mild banana. The finish brings out some rye, figs, baking chocolate, plenty of cardamom. The alcohol becomes increasingly evident as it warms and walks the line of becoming a negative aspect, but does not become unpleasant before the effects of the beverage mask it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geiserich (4074) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 6, 2006
Bottled at Weisse Brauhaus, Kehlheim: Very aromatic, fruity aroma. Intensiv plums and alcohol aromas. Dark brown color. Very intensive flavor, big alcohol and fruit notes. Notes of plums, cloves and intensive, sweet chocolate notes. Light banana and raisin flavor. A real excellent beer.


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