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


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RATINGS: 2213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/9/2013.11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. 2010 vintage. A: Pours a very dark brown with good opacity due to the haziness of the yeast. Huge yeast particles settle on the bottom of the glass. This features really impressive head retention for 12% - I poured it about 4 minutes ago and there’s still a solid off-white colored film left on top. S: The first thing I notice is huge dark fruit sweetness, along with lighter fruit esters and even some faded hops. After a while, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and chocolate will enter the picture. There’s a noticeable oxidation to the aroma, giving it both a stronger fruit vibe along with an underlying soy note to it. The alcohol presence is mercurial; it’s about what I expected. T: Flavors start off with a lot of ripe cherries and wheat malt. Afterwards, it shows hints of soy sauce (in a mild, pleasing fashion), chocolate, ripe pear, and apple. Not quite as deep, or even as intensely flavored as I expected. Once it warms up, it becomes more and more boozy without really contributing much complexity, and after a while becomes even sweeter; though it also becomes spicier in the finish as well. So yeah, this does have a bit of complexity and depth to it. Warts and all, this is a hell of an experience - and honest to God, it’s enjoyable. M: At the first sip, it’s just about the silkiest damn thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. After a while, it becomes a bit more astringent and even boozy. Combined with the carbonation, it features that subtle ’airy sponge cake’ quality to the texture. While it’s hard for me to taste the alcohol, it’s very easy to notice on the tongue, esophagus, and stomach - the syrupy finish doing its job to an extent. O: Fresh, I’m sure the booze would knock my tongue out, but it’s done a good job of evolving into something soft and mellow...ish. I seriously can’t imagine how boozy this would be with only a month or two of age on it. The warmer it gets, the harsher it gets - and the less I want to drink it. Worth a try, but drink cold!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greks (72) - GERMANY - JUL 23, 2015
0,33 Flasche vom E-Center Stengel. Karamell-Kastanien-farbend, ölig, kaum Kohlensäure, wunderschöner Schaum. Riecht nach Marzipan, Nelken, malzig, Aroma Explosion! Schmeckt nach Marzipan, Nelken, Kaffee, Röstmalz, Feigen, auch hier eine Aroma Explosion. Im Aftertaste würzig-hopig, leicht bitter und sehr wärmend am Gaumen, Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlassBrass440 (289) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 23, 2015
Pours a thick, dark, cloudy brown with no head. Aromas of banana, raisins, alcohol, fruitcake and honey. Flavours bring banana, caramel, alcohol, molasses, and raisins. Hints of smoke in the late palate. Thick bodied with a light carbonation that occasionally pokes the tongue. Sweet, fruit cake finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
szeli (59) - GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
Appearance: brown with a frothy, brown foam Aroma: caramel, banana, clove, raisin, plum Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, caramel, alcohol, banana, clove, raisin, plum Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (216) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark hazy ruby red with a mostly fading off white bubble head. Aroma of red fruits, berries, woody, caramel, cookie dough. Taste is of caramel, berries, red grapes, treacle. Medium to hard carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (39) - - JUL 19, 2015
Pours clear dark brown with big off-white rocky head. Aroma is heavy malty with notes of caramel, cookie, milk chocotale and bread. Light hoppy aroma, heavy yeast aroma with notes of dough, soap and broth. Notes of alcohol, peach, toffee and maple syrup. Heavy sweet, moderate bitter with long finish. Moderate acidic. Somewhat (dried) fruity notes. Body is full, palate is creamy, carbonation is lively, light astringent, moderate to heavy alcoholic finish feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cristobal37 (369) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Very similar to Aventinus but less head. Banana clove wheat and malts. Warming alcohol. Fig and raisin. The malty mixture and booze are strong with this one. Badass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (846) - Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown with no head. Nose and taste is banana, burnt caramel and brown sugar. Lots of alcohol. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcolw (600) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Cloudy, light brown color. Large spots for lace. Moderate head. Smells of banana, clove and semisweet chocolate. Lots of wheat on the tongue. Some sweet bread flavor as well. Strong banana in the swallow. A slightly sweet aftertaste. Good body with a high carbonation level. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (416) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2015
Cloudy amber liquid with yellowish head. Aroma: nitro solvent, alcohol, caramel, banana. Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, banana, burnt caramel, bread, cherry compote. Palate: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown with small beige head. Aroma is full of nitro solvent, malty, sweet notes, caramel, alcohol, banana, wheat, fruity. Taste is heavy sweet, burnt caramel, slight roast, bread, banana, fruity, alchohol. Medium to full body. Sweet finish.

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