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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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!


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (281) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
A fine example of eisbock. Cloudy, powerful, robust, sweetish and very long. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrGD (103) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle @The Rake, London. Great appearance of dark brown-amber colour with huge beige foam. Aroma: rich and enticing, yeast, malts, dark fruity notes. Taste: complex, lots of malts, banana, chocolate, caramel, sugar, spices. Clear alcohol presence. Medium to full body. A delicious winter warmer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (95) - ITALY - MAY 10, 2015
Marrone scuro, quasi impenetrabile, schiuma beige chiara eccezionalmente persistente vista l'alta gradazione alcolica. Corpo pieno, ben carbonata. Forte aroma acetico e vinoso, uva, banana matura, ciliegia sotto spirito, alcol e cacao amaro. Al palato acetico meno marcato, note vinose astringenti, ciliegia sotto spirito, alcol ben presente e sul finale cacao amaro e note tostate, dopo un po' fa capolino una nota amaricante luppolata.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1390) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle@home. Small head muddy dark brown. Alcoholic toasted. Strong aromas of yeasty esters; prune raisin Sherry notes. Sweetness blended with alcohol rules. Dry finish. Slight staleness. Gets better after warming up in the glass. Very complex.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Natai (109) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pours a dirt brown with an off white head. Aromas of banana and clove. Similar flavors with the addition of green apple. My first Eisbock, but very good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoNm (1193) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 4, 2015
Thanks McTapps for this one. Pours a dirty brown color, topped with an off-white head. Malty aroma, sweet, dark fruits and quite lots of grapes aroma. Taste is strong, sweet with a medium bitterness in the finish, with some soury notes. Not really my kind of beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhatton (137) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Pours opaque auburn and settles to a dark chestnut brown body. Thin film of bubbles that leave a halo around the edge of the glass. Rich complex aroma of acidic dark fruits - raisins, cherries, and plums. Banana and clove jumped out at me, but molasses or sweet dark bread also came through. Chewy mouthfeel. Flavor profile changed with every few sips. Layers of concentrated malts, more banana, spices, anise, and cola. Finished with a faint sweetness. Potent potable, but not offensively so. Truly unique wheat beer that is most definitely worthwhile.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rkehlet (38) - - APR 29, 2015
Very tasty unique wheat beer. Strong alcohol and strong notes of banana and bubble gum.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1164) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle to stange glass Blackberry, wheat, yeast, caramel, and grape. A dark reddish brown, with a frothy off white head with some dark brown sludgy spots. Taste is caramel, sourness, pepper, banana, alcohol and dark fruits. Wow, this has a kick, but not overly boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (698) - CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Pours clear amber brown with a short tan head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is banana, dark boozy fruit, toffee and raisins, mild yeasty wheat. (8/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild bitter. (8/10) Full bodied, low carbonation, lingering boozy finish. (4/5) I want to call bull on the origin story (a shipment partially froze in unheated transport during the 1930’s). Yes, partial freezing will concentrate the flavour by removing water - kind of the opposite of the “Angel’s Share” alcohol loss - but that only works if you remove the ice. It doesn’t work with a sealed container that will rupture during freezing. Maybe, just maybe, a wooden barrel would expand enough to allow partial freezing - but you’d still have to remove the water ice before drinking... Though, now it occurs to me that if you just had a chunk of ice still present in the barrel when you tapped it... hmmm... OK, maybe it’s viable. Regardless of the validity of the origin story, this is one heckuva beer. Flavours are very similar to an Abt - deep, dark, and rich - and despite the huge ABV, are extremely palatable. And man, does the ABV sneak up on you! This is a great beer to get very, very drunk with - or better yet, to get someone else very, very drunk with. (16/20)


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