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


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RATINGS: 2157   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (243) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 10, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 Butelka 0.33, Pod Mosteczkiem, warka do 22.12.2018. Dosc ladna, kremowa lekko piana, opadajaca niezbyt szybko (zwlaszcza jak na taka zawartosc alkoholu) i pozostajaca w postaci cienkiej warstewki wlasciwie do konca polgodzinnego picia. Kolor brunatno-brazowy, ciemny. Aromat bardzo intensywny i zlozony. Estrowe, ciemne owoce - sliwki, wisnie, intensywny banan i przyprawowosc glownie gozdzikowa, Do tego chlebowo-ciastowe zapachy. ROwniez rodzynki, moze nawet delikatne figi suszone. Wszystko to z likierowym alkoholem. Troche drozdzowych i zbozowych nut. Po ogrzaniu sie, pojawia sie wiecej nieco bimbowego alkoholu i karmelu. Smak dosc mocno alkoholowy (zwlaszcza w posmaku), przy czym alkohol ten generalnie nie jest jakis negatywny, jest przyzwoicie wkomponowany w calosc, troche a la quadrupele. Jest i slodko (cukier trzcinowy) i kwaskowato (pszenicznie). to co w aromacie zasadniczo tez jest analogiczne do smaku. goryczki jako takiej nie ma, ale dlugie wybrzmiewanie alkoholowe, likierowe, owocowe niejako ja zastepuje. W ustach lepkie, w miare pelne(choc bez szalenstw, w tym temacie spodziewalem sie wiecej). W trakcie picie kolejne lyki potrafia sie mocno roznic, spektrum "skojarzeniowe" od skondensowanego dunkel’a po owocowy quadrupel ;) Niewatpliwie nie jest to piwo codzienne, sesyjne. Wrecz do pewnego stopnia mi nie pasujace, jako zbyt alkoholowe. Ale zarazem jest w nim cos, co zapewne - na ile sie uda - skloni mnie do powtorzenia. Ma charakter. Niewatpliwie, cos, czego wrecz wypada sprobowac.

update 21.02.15 - przy powtorce robi niemniejsze wrazenie niz przy pierwszym piciu....

kolejna proba pod mosteczkiem, potwierdza wszystko co wyzej, tym razem mam wrazenie mocniejszych gozdzikow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (542) - Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 Dark cloudy brown with minimal tan head. Dark dried fruit and alcohol aromas. Flavors of prune, raisin, alcohol heat. Quite malty and boozy sipper. It’s like a Belgian quad without all the spicy esters and banana flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1383) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
Rouge orangé foncé, texture épaisse, le nez qu’elle présente est de fruits confits (prunes, marmelade, pêches) et de gâteau aux fruits. Bouche généreuse, avec un alcool présent mais qui participe au mélange sans accaparer l’attention. Rappelle davantage un weizen qu’un eisbock. Une bière superbe, un peu à cheval sur deux styles, et trop pétillante pour l’un ou l’autre, mais dont les saveurs et les arômes en général sont divins, complexes et tout à fait exquis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (839) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle @ home shared with friends. Color: hazy brown beer with no carbonation and small beige foam. Smell: banana and spicy notes an vanilla presence. Small malt nose. Taste: high banana taste with good caramel and and banana flambée. Spicy notes. Really taste full. Aftertaste: caramel and malt finish with alcohol notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Underdogs88 (225) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Nice malt aroma with candy like fruity esters. Appearance is a cloudy brown with an average tan head. Flavor has a rich sweet aroma with notes of plum and prunes. Alcohol is present in the taste. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, this is a classic eisbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from the York Beer & Wine Shop. Pours a slightly muddy brown colour with a good thick cream head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with strong hints of booze. The taste is sweet with lots of banana, stewed red fruits, toffee, port, clove and light spice. A huge amount of flavour going on. The alcohol is pleasantly warming rather than being too in your face. Feels thick and creamy in the mouth. My sort of beer. Super stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andy_ (860) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 330 ml bottle
Dark brown ruby red beer with little beige head. Aroma has ripe sweet banana, toffee, licorice and alcohol. Flavor has licorice, sugary sweetness, raisin and ripe banana. Palate is quite full and foamy in the mouth. Finish has mild bitterness but alcohol makes it long. Aftertaste is sweet with licorice, liqueur, ripe banana and salmiakki. Very sweet slow sipping brew, but straight-forward. Gets better towards the end of the glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
janubio (467) - SPAIN - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a almost black clour, with a big off white head. Good retention. Smell of dried fruits, spices, vanilla, clove, banana, lemon, alcohol. Medium body, one expect some more. Taste of prunes, figs, whisky, coffee, banana, spices. This is a hell of a beer, complex, rich and one that I sure will buy more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Milter (234) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015
Dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is malt and liqorice. Taste is sweet with notes of malt and marzipan

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (489) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2015
Dark brown hazy color, big but quickly fading beige head. Aroma of wheat, malt, banana, caramel, dry fruits, spices, alcohol. Sweet lightly dry taste has similar notes. Medium body, fizzy carbonation, warming alcohol burn in finish. Nice strong wheat beer.

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