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


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RATINGS: 2189   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!

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (522) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Cola like pour with long lasting white head. Aroma is malty, a bit of wheat and caramel. Taste is caramel, a bit of fruit, bread and wheat. Smooth, not really boozy tasting for such high ABV. Pretty good beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (277) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2015
Dunkelbraun mit wenig hellem Schaum. Geruch: Banane, Nelke, Pflaumen, Alkohol. Toll! Der Antrunk ist eine Wucht an Aromen: Trockenpflaumen, Lakritz, Gewürze, Rum. Das Mundgefühl ist ölig und schwer. Der Alkohol lässt das Bier langsam abklingen. Sicher ein perfektes Dessertbier. Absolute Empfehlung!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zlotta (241) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled in june 2014. Very murky, dark reddish brown to purple with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Great fruity-spicy aroma of ripe bananas, cloves, prunes, raisins, figs and dates. The alcohol is already noticeable. Very intense, sweetish-fruity aroma of prunes, raisins, ripe bananas and cloves, followed by a warming, quite alcoholic but not unpleasant finish with notes of rum and licorice. Full body, creamy and oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. Wow, what a belter! It contains elements of a wheat doppelbock and a quadrupel which is an absolute stunning combination. So rich, powerful and heavy, I love it! Just a little too alcoholic in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werthergoethe (116) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 17, 2015
очень крепкое (алкого ощутим во вкусе) пиво, во вкусе сладков& солод, сухофру& пьётся тяжело.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1911) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Draft at Khyber Pass. Very dark brown pour with a large (though quickly disappearing) beige head. Classic Eisbock - albeit with some stronger stickier dark fruits. Prune danish. Candied black cherry puree. Chocolate liquorice. Flammable plum pudding. Very rich dark red fruit caramels. Pungent deep aromas. Big stuff. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1115) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle 33 cl. Dark brown with a short lived lightbrown head. Malt, dark fruits and wheat aroma. Light bittersweet and alc. Taste, with a soft long dark fruits end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (1593) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle from McTapps, thanks Sabine. Pours cola brown with a fast diminishing tan head. Boozy, bitter start. Dark fruit, nothing really fights through. Schneider do better than this, decent winter warmer but can’t help feeling disappointed. Drank on a mild May evening, maybe better suited to a cold winter’s night.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Teran (131) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 12, 2015
Rarity, vey special. Strange colour. Full body, rich aroma, lots of flavour with sweet dark malts. Excellent look, creamy head. Expensive, but smooth and strong at the same time. A hint of saltiness which I adore together with caramel in dark beers. Beer to celebrate the first snow. Fantastic and delicious desert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdg (110) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Dark brown color, cloudy liquid; slightly tan head - Aroma: strong banane aroma, already clearly recognizable in the nose. Aroma of dark fruits, wheat, yeast, spices / herbs, malt, alcohol, some earthy hops - strong sweet and very slight bitter taste - full body, thick, heavy, round and warm texture - sweet and fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (261) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
A fine example of eisbock. Cloudy, powerful, robust, sweetish and very long. Very nice.

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