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


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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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Keogh (115) - Świebodzice, POLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Barwa brązowa, piana drobno pęcherzykowa, trwała i całkiem obfita - dobrze to wszystko wygląda. Aromat bardzo intensywny i bogaty, mamy tutaj suszone owoce, banany, goździki, alkohol troszkę i karmel. Aromat zapowiada równie intensywny smak - bardzo dobrze wszystko tutaj gra, żadna nuta się nie gryzie, średnie wysycenie, alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewający przełyk do tego aksamitność i treściwość, wszystko to daje piwo które mimo swojej mocy i złożoności pije się przymnie - spore zaskoczenie

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (551) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 13, 2015
I have a hopelessly romantic attachment to stories. If a brew has a good backstory, I’ll likely be seduced. For me, the story behind Aventinus and its fateful frozen travel is the stuff of beer lore. Since I’m a sucker for just that kind of thing, I decided I needed to try. The chance to try my first Eisbock was also compelling. On both fronts, Schneider’s Eisbock was a victory; it won over my brain and palate. The flavors of dark fruit are huge and syrupy. Goddamn if the beautifully-tempered alcohol heat doesn’t warm you down to the marrow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cerbier (393) - - MAR 11, 2015
0,33l Flasche. Tiefbraunes Nier mit relativ kleiner Schaumkrone. Riecht nach Rosinen, leicht nach Portwein. Schmeckt angenehm nach Pflaumen und Feigen, dabei verliert es nicht das charakteristische Hefearoma. Lecker!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (716) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 9, 2015
Poured from bottle (missed it from tap, bummer!) at Braukunst Live München 2015.
Brown body, with a medium, creamy, beige head.
Lovely aroma of dried fruits, dark berries, marzipan, various sweet malts.
Taste follows this, with more alcohol, but not as much as in other Eisbock beers.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a quite lively carbonation.
Finishes alcoholic, a bit astringent, sweet/sour fruity, malty, a bit bitter.

Tasty! Clearly the best Eisbock at all. Much more balanced and less alcoholic than all beers of this style I’ve had. Drinks quite smooth for this ABV, with tons of lovely sweet, dark malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sjohnh (353) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Massive pleasant surprise! Considered Eisbock to be a gimmicky style - the equivalent of Heston Blumenthal cooking with liquid nitrogen. But, just as Mr HB has a Michelen Star or two, Scheider Weisse is a considerable force in their sphere and this is something quite special. It’s an opaque reddish brown, with a fleeting white head. A nice medium body with a slightly oily feel. Nose has dark fruit - stewed prunes with a malty edge. There’s also a herby mulled wine character to the aroma and taste - very like Old Peculier. In the mouth there is raisin, dark malt, traces of cardamom and vanilla and just a bit of that Weizen banana and clove. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Przylus (358) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Aromat melanoidynowy, bananowy, są też goździki, skórka pomarańczy i landrynki. Barwa brunatna, mętne. Piana piękna, drobna, bardzo wysoka i trwała. W smaku lekki marcepan, dużo skórki chlebowej, fajne podbicie pszeniczną słodowością. Spoko goryczka i minimalny alkohol w przełyku.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VDuquerroux (516) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Trade with @Jahana. Merci !! A dark brown opaque earthy beer with some yeast sediments ; medium beige creamy head ; medium retention. Roasty aroma, fruit (raisin, banana in the end), spices, biscuit, licorice. Medium sweet (round and warming), light bitter. Full body, silky-oily texture, average crabonation, sweet lasting finish, warming background. Overall, a great beer : my first eisbock ! Extraordinary... Aroma changes through the tasting : banana is more and more intense. Palate is also impressive : alcohol is just there to maintain, never to impress.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vili (99) - FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
33cl bottle (17.12.2018). Cloudy dark brown pour with thin light-brown head, no lacing. Aromas of ripe fruits, especially ripe-ripe banana, some dough as well. Taste is somewhat sweet, alcoholic and warm. Aftertaste is a bit too much alcohol, but in a red-wine-makes-you-warm -way. Strong stuff, would be interesting to store this one a bit more...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omanson (44) - - FEB 28, 2015
Nez sur la banane et le chocolat , première fois que je touche a une bière avec autant de parfum au nez. Longue en bouche, arômes plutôt sweety , alcoolisée et ça se sent . finale plutôt sur l’amertume

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (219) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Pours chocolaty with a thin white head. Aroma is stewed prunes. Taste is fruit cake, it’s very heavy.

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