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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2033   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Bottle 18995: Dark ruby color, small off white head. Wheaty clove aroma. Sweet caramel taste, pepper noted as well. Alcohol burn. Creamy mouthfeel, this was different but awesome!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6042) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Bottle #11063, 2002, served in an Aventinus glass: Deep copper hue with a large off-white head which settles nicely and never goes away, very good lace. The aroma hints of roasted dark malts, caramel and toffee, wheat husks, banana, citric fruits (lemon and tangerine), fig, white grapes, aromatic hops, pipe tobacco and zesty weizen yeast esters. Very nice and complex nose! The taste starts very sweet and vinous, much like an Eiswine. A good fruity component and a hint of spice appear once you get past the initial flavor attack. The finish displays a mild bitterness and some smoky character. The alcohol is noticeable but does not overpower at all. This medium to full-bodied brew has a lively and astringent mouthfeel, a tad sticky on the lips. Not for daily consumption but a wonderful treat during the wintertime, as the character of the regular, but a depth of an eisbock, yummy. Highly recommended.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4522) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2007 (500ml bottle) Pours a thin, almond head with a deep mahogany body. Aroma of super sweet caramel malt. The strong molasses flavour mixed with caramel and plums. Good but too sweet for me...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Prune juice color with a fizzy and fast disappearing head and quite a bit of sediment. Fruity and vinous aroma. Full bodied and sweet, with plum and grape flavors and a bready note like the taste of a fig newton. The finish was drier and quite boozy. This was ok and I'm glad I tried it but the regular Aventinus is a hard act to follow. #014791

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Hazy brown color with a small off-white head.Murky and with tiny floaties throughout,which eventually sink to the bottom of the glass.Aroma is malty,bready,yeasty,with subtle fruit character.Warming alcohol mouthfeel with alot of yeast and bread in the finish,which drys out nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5547) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Bottle # 020604 - Starts off with a monster mocha colored head that dissipates quickly. Leaves a fair bit of lacing. Plum colored pour with enough sediment at the bottom that it would require a spoon to eat it all! The aroma is dominated by alcohol, but there are subtle hints of raisins and prunes. Sweet, seething flavor, reminiscent of sipping bourbon. Pick up subtle notes of over ripened cherries, brandy and raisins and pipe tobacco. Not going to give my usual "alcohol is hidden well" here - you know it is here and you can feel it all the way down to your belly.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Medium sized tan head that disappeared almost instantly. Huge wheat and alcohol aroma. Color is a slightly cloudy brown with some red mixed in. Taste is quite sweet and alcoholic, not much else going on. Not much of an aftertaste either, maybe a lingering sweetness. The high effervence of this beer is a bit of a draw back.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2004
Interestingly, rated as 12% abv. Bottle No 026248. Dark brown with a hint of red when held to the light. Brownish head, large at first, but fading quite quickly. Slightly odd, sweaty aroma, hinting at some raw wheat, with a following aroma of coffee as the beer warms. Big hit of alcohol & sweetness in the taste, with a balancing bitterness to follow. Perhaps a little under attenuated. I am a big fan of the standard aventinus, so found this to be somewhat dissappointing.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Cloudy brown body, large particles. Tan head did not last. Extremely bitter aroma of a mix of spices. Sour, funky, smokey flavor. Sorry, I just didn't care for this at all.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2004 on tap at schneider aventinus house in munich: Wow!! what cant be said about this beer. huge fluffy doughy head and a beutiful unfiltered yellow brown color. pretty sweet up on the soft palate. typical bready yeast flavor completely balanced. I enjoyed this beer, be careful a wopping 11% alcohol. will get you f'd up!


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