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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 1951   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 1940ís, 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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (292) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Troebel, hazelnootbruin bier met compacte, beige schuimkraag. Aroma van banaan, karamel, mout. Alcohol vooral duidelijk in de neus, maar ook aanwezig in de mond. Smaak is erg zoet, licht zuur. Zacht in de mond, volle body.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (777) - Queens, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle: pours a dark cloudy brown with a foamy light tan head, sweet, banana aroma, taste is slightly sweet, malt with a touch of an alcohol burn. Nice!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
330mL bottle poured into a teku glass. The tart, and sweet, fruit aromas come through in force right off the pour. Itís a very bright berry-like aroma; kinda like sweet red grapes, blueberries, and raisins (maybe even some chocolate. It reminds me quite a bit of a sweet red wine. Thereís also some hints of wood, or maybe itís more of a smokey or charcoal character. Some citrus creeps into the aroma as it settles with some vanilla and some flowery notes come through, along with a faint alcohol suggestion. The pour is a fairly ugly, very murky (nearly opaque), dull wood-brown color that does have some effervescence to it. The head is a consistent, small-bubble, tight, neat, evenly spaced pillow-like texture that leaves a healthy, puffy ring behind, but a very runny lace. The taste is a high / medium-high sweetness, with a touch of bitter at the finish - very much in the vane of a sweet red wine. The very soft, and crazy active, abundant carbonation combine with the full, rich body to create a very creamy mouthfeel with a fruity stickiness. Thereís a nice, wine-like alcohol warmth at the finish with a floral and resin aftertaste. This oneís a good beer to use if youíre trying to convert a dedicated wine lover.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (991) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Dave Webb and his world famous honey. Nose is full of Munich like malt, slightly dusty. Mouthfeel is full with lots Munich malt and very sticky on the lips. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (482) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pours a reddish brown color with light foamy head. Big malty dark fruit aroma. Malty sweet boozy dark fruity, slightly buttery, smooth, high boost.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bosta (97) - SLOVENIA - APR 2, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours hazy dark reddish brown color with big beige head. Very intense and complex aroma of fruit (especially cherry, raisins, apricot and candid fruits), malts and alcohol. Taste is similar, lots of sweetness and fruitiness. Nice oily palate, lively carbonation and strong sweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (756) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle, three years after bottling. Pours clear dark amber, with a fiery but quickly dissipating head. Aroma is dark roasted malts with loads of dark fruits and berries, as well as some nice oaky notes. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, kandi, molasses and coffee, and with light alcoholic bourbon, vanilla and prune in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hobsch (372) - Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle 0.33l. Pours murky dark brown with no head. Aroma smells very strong of banana with yeasty spiciness, dried fruits, plums, rum pot. Taste is light bitter, medium to heavy sweet, heavy banana flavour , slightly sour, dried fruits, alcohol. Aftertaste is boozy and sharp. This is a beer where I drop out. Too strong, too pungent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (131) - ITALY - MAR 27, 2014
Dark brown color, not exactly beautiful. Low beige head, disappears almost immediately. Heavy smell of dark fruits, caramel, dough, some banana and sweet spirit. Taste is very rich, with sweet fruits and very noticeable alcohol that warms up the palate. Strange but good.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReV2 (129) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
From Baccus Wine, Olney, Bucks. Dark fruit with sherry aroma, pours murky brown with a lasting tan head. Taste is sour, cherry liqueur, burnt banana fritters, sweetish. Alcohol is obvious, not that subtle, yeasty, almost medicinal . Pear drops with clove oil finish. Iím not sure if I like it or not but I wouldnít rush to buy another one. Perhaps better with age.


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