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


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RATINGS: 2347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 1940ís, 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 (836) - 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 thereís 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. Thereís 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; itís 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, itís enjoyable. M: At the first sip, itís just about the silkiest damn thing Iíve 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 íairy sponge cakeí quality to the texture. While itís hard for me to taste the alcohol, itís very easy to notice on the tongue, esophagus, and stomach - the syrupy finish doing its job to an extent. O: Fresh, Iím sure the booze would knock my tongue out, but itís done a good job of evolving into something soft and mellow...ish. I seriously canít 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (185) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 23, 2016
Aroma of wheat and alcohol, yeast and lacquer. Pours a muddy, hazy brown with an off-white, short head that rapidly dissipates. Big flavors of wheat and sourdough with sweet caramel notes and not unpleasant alcohol. Not subtle but pretty balanced. Fizzy mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation. Not my favorite style but its pretty impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
caribou43 (464) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2016
I bought this bottle at Drink of the World, Lucerne. I drank it in Bonfol. It is the same version than the Aventinus with a stronger degrees of alcohol and in my opinion even better. The taste is perfect, plum, apricot, malt, sugar, caramel, hop, well balanced and like a syrup. The body is brown and red, low-middle carbonation, white and brown foam. I love it and the best it is to drink this beer with a nice meat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UjoKlobasa (460) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle. Dark chestnut color, cloudy liquid, tan head, heavy sedimentation. Aroma of banana, orange, generally fruits, alcohol, white wine, cognac. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toscanoigor (81) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - JUN 17, 2016
Uma cerveja intensa: marrom, turva, com boa formaÁ„o de espuma. Aroma complexo de trigo, leveduras, figo, chocolate e um toque de cravo. Na boca, ť doce, frutada, encorpada, com o Šlcool realÁando o sabor. Final levemente amargo, que persiste, e picante. Uma beleza!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiedrzensky (716) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours is cloudy amber to brown with medium persistent beige head. Aroma is fruity, wheat, touch of yeasts, banana, peach, plum, lot of spices. Taste is medium sweet, fruity mouthfeel. Heavy body with massive malty background, alcohol warmth, spicy character, oily to creamy texture, lively carbonation, spicy aftertaste. Beautifully complex beer, awesomely ballanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Desmond007 (9) - Roskilde, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016 does not count
Smell: alcohol, fusel, metallic, dark fruits, prunejuice ( i get more prunes than bananas) celery seeds, spice, sulphur, oceanic, meaty, fatty, some zesty fruits like lemon/lime, roasted nuts, overly ripe fruits (plums, apples), caramel. Taste: alcohol, fusel, malt, malty bitterness, sweet, bitterness stays on tongue, alcoholburn. I think there are too many fusel oils in this beer, giving it a alcoholic "roughness". Itís not a refined beer. Some more hops, both bittering and aroma, would have made it more interesting imo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukka19 (507) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma of cloves, spices, banana, raisins, dried fruits, caramel, notes of honey, alcohol. Taste is strong malty, caramely, sweet, berries and dried fruits, banana, spices, wheat, nuts and alcohol. Nice balanced beer.good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhilosophyGuy (294) - Lodz, POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Aromat bardzo intensywny, pszeniczny, lekkie banany, goździki, melanoidyny, tostowy, ciemne owoce, trochę perfumy, szlachetny alkohol. W smaku słodziutkie, goździkowo-bananowe, nuty tostowe, lekko karmel, lekki pieprz, likier. Piana niska, szybko się degeneruje, mały lacing. Bardzo przyjemny, rozgrzewający alkohol, świetny balans między poszczegůlnymi smakami, gęste. Niesamowite!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (741) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 23, 2016
330 mml bottle tasted on the 22/05/2016. Cloudy dark brown color with a beige creamy head. Aroma of bananas, wheat, dark fruits and some caramel. Taste is sweet with caramel, banana, wheat, plums. Aftertaste has some alcohol as well. Next one please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
indrekr (343) - ESTONIA - MAY 21, 2016
Aroma: wheat, light smoky, bread. Appearance: brown, hazy, white foam, does not last. Taste: medium sweet, light sour, light bitter. Palate: full body, average carb, creamy texture, astringent aftertaste.

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