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

bottled
common

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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!


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
DØE-Århus syd 16013: concentrated version of Schneider Aventinus in numbered bottles. no foam - the shower up, and all the foam disappears. strong scent of original Aventinus mixed with the smell of alcohol. strong beer, with burning alcohol. it is too much. a special beer that absolutely must be tasted. easy banana.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (199) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a quickly diminishing off white head. Aroma: raisins, cane sugar, nuts. Taste: raisins, chocolate, rum, banana, cherries, caramel. Lively carbonation, full body, quite complex, sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Long lingering sweet cherry finush with an alcoholic punch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Murky brown pour with medium bubbly tan beige head that bubbles down but leaves some good lacing. Sweet aroma with lots of dark fruit, butterscotch. Taste is similar, lovely balance of sweet malts and a good amount of bitterness. The alcohol definitely comes though in both the aroma but less so in the taste. Medium body with lots of carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OOKPIKABLE (86) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours cola- coloured with dense off-brown head. Aroma of cloves, cinnamon,some banana. Taste of the same with lingering aftertaste of booze and raisins.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimspady (184) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
Murky red. No head to speak of. Sour cherries. Fruits. Smooth. Very good. Very much like a quad. Never had an eisbock before. This is a great style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (867) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Tap. Amber pour. Banana, chocolate, malt. Sweet feel. Medium body. Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (596) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2014
330 mL bottle from World of Beer. The pour is a dark dark brown/light black with a thin tan head that fades down quickly leaving no lace. There is a little bit of a soda-like dissipating nature of the head. The aroma is a little malty with a touch of yeast. There is a resounding sweetness on the back end, but it's relatively good. The flavor is a little different. I'm getting a lot of Belgian notes in it, which is a little strange. The yeast and malt are just surprising for an eisbock. The mouth feel is nicely done with a good carbonation to it and just solid. The aftertaste is a little lingeringly bitter, almost like a black licorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (457) - CROATIA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle, pours nice amber with a beige head, sweet malt aroma with some fruit notes, taste is also sweet with chocolate, malt, and fruit, dry very slight bitter finish, very good beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Changed (360) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours the same as Aventinus, tiny white head. Aroma is sweet, boozy, dark fruits. Well carbonated, sticky mouthfeel, long lasting after-taste. Flavor is banana, ripe dark fruit, malt, alcohol burn at the end. One and done on this bad boy. A cold-weather beer for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Dark brown pour with a creamy white head. Aroma is caramel, raisins and bananas. Pretty complex flavor with a nice alcohol finish.


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