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


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RATINGS: 2378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (1033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2016
F: big, off-white, average lasting. C: dark coppery, clear. A: very sweet malty, dark canned fruits, raisins, plums, roasted malt, vanilla, overripe sweet banana, molasses, dark bread, hint of porto wine. T: malty, wheat, plums, dark fruits, banana, vanilla, roasted tones, alcohol, molasses, yeast, cloves, oily mouthfeel, great beer, really enjoyed and worth to try, full body, lower carbonation, 0,33l bottle from Damian bottle shop in Bratislava.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
buddybutch (54) - Nantes, FRANCE - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle. At bottle opening, a strong dried fruit, Port wine note takes the nose. Medium plus malt flavour, mostly caramel. Sweet and heavy carbonation : it will make forget 12 abv, for good and bad things....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdleedahl (176) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
Definately one of the best beers I've ever had. Wonderful malt profile, a belgium yeast thing going on in a german made beer. Looks beautiful, who could say anything bad? Schneider in Munich. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10619) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is malty toffee, caramel, red fruit, taste is similar, rich, biscuit, quite boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (160) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2016
33cl bottle, served in Schneider Weisse Aventinus glass. Poures mahogany reddish brown with a small one finger tan head that dissipated very quickly. Not much carbonation going on in glass, but loads of yeast flakes swimming in there. Aromas of smoke, roasted nuts, plums, dates, raisins, malts, vanilla, overripe banana. Taste: Plums, dates, overripe banana, figs, raisins, burnt toffee, caramel, marzipan, nuts, currant bread, some Portlike qualities. This reminds me very much of the Rochefort family. Very creamy, malty mouthfeel. Softly carbonated. Full body with a malty sweet and sharp alcoholic finish. My first eisbock and definitely enjoyed it. An absolutely delicious nectar!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoufCustom (1617) - HONG KONG - AUG 20, 2016

330 ml bottle bought at Running Beer’s booth at HKCEC in Wan Chai during HKTDC Food Expo 2016.

Looks: Cloudy hazy murky straw brown colour with a thick layer of dark brown yeast sediments; One –quarter finger head with off-white foam which lasted for 30 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fragment malt, with strong wheat and tartness, strong banana, strong plums, vanilla, molasses, phenolic, cloves, spices, bread and strong yeast.

Taste: Mid to strong sweet dark malt, with moderate roastyness, strong alcohol, liquorices, strong wheaty tartness, strong plums, banana, strong phenolic, strong caramel, strong molasses, cloves, strong spices, bread , strong yeast, lemon, quite strong bitter hops and strong grass.

Body: Full body. Thick and slightly oily palate.

Mouth Feel: Almost Belgian-like dark maltyness in an oily background with strong wheaty tartness from its Weizenbock base. Alcohol hit fast but followed but strong plums, caramel, banana, strong cloves and strong spices. Sweetness is there but surprisingly light for the style. Even more amazing is the strong lemon and grassy hop to round. This is magical!

Boozyness: the 12% abv is undetectable in aroma, and despite a hard first impression in taste, it tends not to scream too loud and doesn’t burn, but fairly warm and comfy, very easy to drink. Excellent!

Hoppiness: Spices in nose. Lemon, strong spices and strong grass in taste. Bitterness - hops and liquorices - is squite trong for an abrupt, mid astringent caramel finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Boozy, fruity and quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: This freezed Weizenbock is a template of great Eisbock - strong but fresh dark fruity aroma, surperbly-managed and expressed alcohol, strong cloves and spicyness, and expressive lemony hops at high abv. All that comes with low sweetness and strong tart wheat. As an Eisbock and a strong beer, this is an art!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tjeerd (255) - GERMANY - AUG 18, 2016
Too sweet, to winey and too high abv for me. No need to have any other drink or to go into town. This is a killer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (116) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a deep, murky copper. Head is beige, average sized and mostly lasting. Aroma is of lightly toasted brown bread rolls, chocolate coated banana sweets, brandy stewed apples, dark plums, rum & raisin chocolate, cooked brown sugar and mixed spices (cloves/cinnamon). Flavour is slightly vinous with a light bitterness; lightly toasted wheat, wholemeal bread, caramelized dates, dried currants, dried pear, rum liquor chocolates, tawny port, and spices (ginger/cinnamon). Full bodied with medium carbonation, an oily texture and a long warming finish. Deceptively well hidden ABV!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fules (797) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - AUG 12, 2016
Nagy, nagyon tartós, tömör bézs hab, barna szín. Karamelles, barna sörös illat. Édes, enyhén konyakos, aszalt gyümölcsös, fügés, datolyás ízvilág. Kissé szirupos, testes sör, enyhe szénsavtartalommal és keserűvel, hosszú fűszeres, gyógyfüves lecsengéssel. Nagyon finom desszert sör.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (804) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
3 vuotta vanha pullo (pullotettu 5.10.2011 ja parasta ennen 5.10.2016). Tumma, punertavanruskea olut vaahtoaa kohtalaisesti, mutta vaahto katoaa pian kokonaan. Tuoksussa kypsää banaanisuutta ja luumuisuutta, alkoholisuutta sekä rasvaista suklaisuutta. Maku samoin kypsän banaaninen ja luumuinen, hieman alkoholinen ja jouluisen mausteinen. Täyteläinen suutuntuma on öljyisen samettisen pehmeä. Hieno olut pimeisiin syys- ja talvi-iltoihin.

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