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

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RATINGS: 2296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeuroPliny (235) - Calgary, Alberta, - JUN 24, 2013
Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a stem glass. Generous brown head that is slow to fade leaving nice lacing. Aroma is is sweet malt, barley, wheat, with a hint of spice and cloves. Flavour is rich malt and wheat with layers of brown sugar and molasses. Amazing dark wheat beer.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkydodson (855) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 6, 2016
the aroma is fruity and caramel with hints of dried banana, figs, toffee, sweet red wine, bisquit and candy... the taste is fruity and creamy with notes of dried apple, figs, port, bisquit, toffee and some spices... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenOver (221) - SLOVENIA - FEB 4, 2016
Pours dark with an aggressive head, which quite quickly settles. Strong coffee aroma and roasted malts. A hint of plumbs and some sweet honey notes in the aroma as well. Strong sweet first impression, followed by a very strong and with a more aggressive CO2 level pronounced roasted feel. Full mouth taste. An excellent body, which gives way to a slightly bitter finish through roastiness. The feeling you are left with when drinking this beer is... Being full :)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (591) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 2, 2016
Murky dark brown color with creamy, beige head. Aroma is yeasty with lots of dark fruit character. You still get some of the wheat beer components like banana and clove but also the dried fruits like raisins and dates. Taste starts sweet and slightly boozy with lots of yeast esters. There is some bitterness on the finish and continues in the aftertaste but mostly itís a sweet, syrupy beer. Body is heavy and quite smooth, with a good amount of carbonation. The alcohol level plus the intense yeast character make the beer feel a bit cloying but overall itís a nice, complex tasting beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (20) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Powerful dried banana in aroma with some sweet sourness and caramel. Sweet dark dried fruits in taste with a touch of alcohol. In some aspects similar to St. Bernardus 12 and Rochefort 10 in taste. Good beer as digestive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvgeniyKurilov (100) - - JAN 30, 2016
Солод, банан, карамел& специи (гвозди почти без горечи, алкогол& не чувству&

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Punkero (108) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Licorice, rye, Christmasy boogie. Dark atmosphere. Thick body. Luscious. After careful sipping the bottom yeast is poured in and the whole shebang intensifies. Which is nice. Too strong for me. Iím weak. Still awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebwaw (57) - POLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Served in teku. Bottled in October 2012. Pours with beige and rocky head, which very quickly reduces to tiny layer. Colour is very intense, dark ruby, very clear. Delicious aroma, lots of dried fruits, raisins, cherry, vanilla, toffe, dark chocolate and hints of woodiness as well as sourness (grapes). Very pleasant and encouraging. Before taste, you feel the power of this beer, its not alcoholic but very heavy. Taste is not disappointing, full of sweet maltiness, cherry, distinct bitterness and very long finish. Its really sticky as well. Great beer, very complex and uncompromising.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle to wine glass. Dark brown coke color. Small foamy head dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is sweetness malt and clove and raisins. Sweetness, yeast, raisin, alcohol with pleasant bite. Sticky but smooth. Medium carbonation that dissappears. Chunky yeast sediment in bottle. A nice change of pace.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (234) - Borlšnge, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
Mestadels små bubblor, Beize skumkrona väldigt mörk siraps/amber färg. Söt doft av olika torkade bär såsom plommon, russin m.m. Söt, seg sirapsaktig smak med lite knäck & kola, även här torkade bär, enkel ton av kaffe i eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (339) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours ruby brown with a very thin head. Aromas of dark fruit, raisin, clove, brown sugar, coffee. Flavors are sweet and fruity. Definite presence of German ale yeast. Raisin, plum, coffee, spice...hint of dark chocolate...vanilla...vinous tones...very complex flavors. Notable roasty bitterness and booziness. Sticky mouthfeel. Very nice.


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