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

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common

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RATINGS: 2001   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1262) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2011 (Obviously a bad bottle last time) 2011 re-rate: poured into a tulip glass. A deep purple brew. Low head, decent carbonation. Aroma of sweet prunes, faint alcohol nose, but not too bad. Heavy, complex flavor, but very smooth and drinkable. Well balanced. Much better as it warms. Time for a nap!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Dark brown color with light head and no lacing (actually more than I would expect for this high of an ABV). The aroma is lightly hoppy with a cherry, bockish quality to it. One aroma stands out that doesn't quite please me is a fresh outhouse smell. The flavor is lightly sweet with complex malt and yeast filling out the back. Some fruity flavors are there with a pear, raisin end to the flavor. Finishes with a nice alcohol sting and warmth feeling. Overall this had an almost positive and negative aspect compared to the regular aventinus.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Pours a cloudy amber with a thin head that barely covers the beer, and has some spotty lacing. Aroma is shocking to the nose. Eyes almost started watering. Nose has a small undertone of fruit and then an assault of strong alcohol, something sharp and not pleasing at all. Thankfully, the nose isn't really associated with the flavor which is actually quite enjoyable. Warm on the way down, malt and fruit are in the aroma. Sticky palate, but isn't too cloying. If not for the aroma, I would have enjoyed this beer more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2003 I give this one slightly higher marks for being unusual. Dark beer, thick and lasting head. Alcohol aroma. Rich and malty, with strong alcohol. The alcohol feels cooling as the beer passes over the tongue and seems to evaporate into the brain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2143) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2003
About what I expected. Thinnish on the tongue- I really would have loved some more body. But no doubt that this is what is advertised- a super sweet version of the great Aventinus.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2004 vibrant, deep copper body, foamy, light brown head. Barley corns, chocolate, carmel. a small dose of phenols. Smooth, yeasty and sweet initially. then effervescent and astingent. yeast returns on finish. Mildly roastey and pretty strong. RE_RATE summer 2004: man, I underestimated my liking of this beer. Intensely fruity nad complex nose. Beautiful radiant body. wonderful warmth!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Hazy, dark brown lager. Big, fizzy, tan head. Crazy nose! Banana and bubblegum followed by notes of licorice, light perfume, mint and sassafras. The flavor is a medley of Drambuie and sweet caramel. Medium-bodied with an oily/syrupy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, grassy, alcoholic finish. Leaves the tongue a bit numb and oily. Odd, but very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Bottle No. 022315. Pours with a big fluffy tan head and a deep caramel color. Aroma is the same as the weizen bock (regular Aventinus). Banana, coriander. Flavor is the same as well with well pronounced wheatiness. Overall a great beer with a huge alcohol bite to it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2003
First encounter with an eisbock and I'm hooked. Deep brown and murky, nice fluffy wheat beer head with just the right amount of carbonation. This is certainly the big bro of their standard weizenbock. Smooth caramel, banana, clove, brown sugar, fruity, and a hint of vanilla. Very rich buttery notes are thrown in for good measure. Good complexity from start to finish. A must try!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2003
12 oz bottle pours the color and murkiness of prune juice with a good head. Fruity aroma with some spiciness. The flavor is fruity and wheat like and yeasty with some clovyness and a banana showing. The palate is good and rich. I like this.


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