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


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RATINGS: 2017   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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!

hman43's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (322) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
The aroma is that of banana, caramel that almost smells like BBQ. Is is a cloudy brown with a weak head that disappeared quickly. It has a good combination of malts with a banana taste that comes with it. There is a hint of raisin as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (107) - GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
Dunkelbraun, perlig, schaumig im Glas. In der Nase starke Bananearomen, Alkohol, dunkle Früchte, Karamell, intensiv. Am Gaumen süß, Karamell, Malznoten, Liköraromen, Alkohol. Sehr ausfüllend und wärmend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
Light beige-tan head, a little gush from spout. Hazy red brown dark body. Aroma; juicy caramel malts, prunes and plums, fermented apricots, wine notes. Taste; dark juicy sweet malts, dark fruit jam, dark sweet powerful wheat malts, sour candies, raisins, lemon, dark candied almonds, a crumb of brown cheese, a hink of spices. On palate solid, wine style, medium carbonation. Finishes on the sweet side, with dark caramel malts, lots of juicy fermented fruits. Overall a tasty slow-sipper. [33cl brown btl 12%abv #113 BB04.11.18]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from lcbo. Opaque milky brown with a fizzy dark beige head that dissipates to a thin film. Boozy maltiness, raisin, wheat, CO2, caramelised bananas, brown sugar, butterscotch, some cherry. Moderate carbonation and body, smooth, slightly sweet and more malt on the finish. Unique and worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1030) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle I picked up from France 44 to try this ageless classic out. Some day I’m going to try and partially freeze a doppelbock and see if I can get this. Good strength and complexity

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2195) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
DØE-Århus syd 16013: concentrated version of Schneider Aventinus in numbered bottles. no foam - the shower up, and all the foam disappears. strong scent of original Aventinus mixed with the smell of alcohol. strong beer, with burning alcohol. it is too much. a special beer that absolutely must be tasted. easy banana.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (179) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a quickly diminishing off white head. Aroma: raisins, cane sugar, nuts. Taste: raisins, chocolate, rum, banana, cherries, caramel. Lively carbonation, full body, quite complex, sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Long lingering sweet cherry finush with an alcoholic punch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Murky brown pour with medium bubbly tan beige head that bubbles down but leaves some good lacing. Sweet aroma with lots of dark fruit, butterscotch. Taste is similar, lovely balance of sweet malts and a good amount of bitterness. The alcohol definitely comes though in both the aroma but less so in the taste. Medium body with lots of carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OOKPIKABLE (66) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours cola- coloured with dense off-brown head. Aroma of cloves, cinnamon,some banana. Taste of the same with lingering aftertaste of booze and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimspady (178) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
Murky red. No head to speak of. Sour cherries. Fruits. Smooth. Very good. Very much like a quad. Never had an eisbock before. This is a great style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (843) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Tap. Amber pour. Banana, chocolate, malt. Sweet feel. Medium body. Very nice

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