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


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RATINGS: 2261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerMountie (117) - Placentia, Newfoundland, - AUG 29, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with an aroma of fruit. You notice the alcohol in this one but it is not overpowering. A very thick enjoyable beer. I think this would be best enjoyed after a cold winter day. I think I will save my second one for just such a day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
popiela (220) - - DEC 1, 2015
Pours brown, little bit hazy. Medium, long lasting head. Aroma is fruity, mostly bananas, nice. Very smooth, low carbonated beer. When it comes to taste, at first you can feel banana sweetnes, then a little bit of alcohol but also pleasant. At the end there’s something like bread and very nice medium bitterness, mostly alcoholic but enjoyable anyway. Aftertaste lasts quite long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lampert (7) - DENMARK - DEC 1, 2015 does not count
Bottle at Barley Wine (CPH), Strong and long taste. Penetrating taste of wheat .Notes of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHult (461) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Flaska från @thaalcoholic, som vanligt, tack! Dimmig rödbrun vätska med beiget skum. Doftar fruktigt tungt. Härligt tung fruktig smak med en känsla av alkohol... Har bara druckit en Eisbock tidigare och den här spöar den med hästlängder. God!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HappyHandsClub (27) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Wonderful, bold, complex, best Eisbock I’ve tried. Seriously spirited fruitcake in a bottle with consistent hints of the 12% ABV throughout. Other Eisbock beers have a 1980s deja vu Löwenbräu Dark taste, but not this one. The character is all its own. Formidable Eisbock does the tradition well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (323) - - NOV 19, 2015
Aroma: dried fruits, banana, molasses, caramel, bubblegum, bread, malty. Taste: medium sweet, fruity, plum, caramel, malty, herbal, banana, bubblegum, bread. A bit too fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidezdonz (114) - , HONG KONG - NOV 19, 2015
A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 5th May 2020. Using Tap 6 as its base is a very good start. It poured a dark brown colour with a reddish/purple tint. There was barely any head other than a thin tan coloured layer and not much lacing. Aromas were of sweet plum, grape, bubblegum, caramel with some light booze. Taste was dark fruits, grape, plum, prune, bubblegum and syrup. Mid to full bodied with high carbonation. Overall, this was my first Eisbock and a very good one at that. Considering its 12% ABV, although there was a small amount of alcohol in the nose, there was none in the taste. Very easy to drink and wish I had a few more bottles on hand now to age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slautar (265) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 12, 2015
W aromacie dominuje wędzona śliwka przywodząca skojarzenie z Westvleterenem 12. W smaku podobieństwo jest jeszcze większe. Jest wyrafinowana słodycz z goryczką ukrytą pod niemałą mocą. Jest gęstość, chociaż może nie aż taka jakiej się spodziewałem czytając opisy degustacji tego piwa. Jest wrażenie jakbym nie pił piwa tylko zupełnie nowy gatunek alkoholu. I jest satysfakcja z Michaela Jacksona, którego dostanę po dodaniu tego wpisu. Bardzo dobre piwo. P.S. Jest też pewien niedosyt (czy niedobór) w posmaku jakby czegoś tutaj, na samym końcu, zabrakło.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (787) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle poured into a tulip glass..burgundy with a fluffy off-white head..Aroma of dark fruits,malts, bread..tastes of raisins,figs,bread,toffee..not too boozy..definitely a sipper..my first Eisbock and hopefully not my last.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dzhigga (288) - Kirov, RUSSIA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle. Brownish hazy color with thun unsteady head. Aroma is very rich: caramel, banana, dry fruits. Taste is also complex, with alcoholic notes, but rather well hidden. Bitter-sweet. Finish is long. Legendary beer. Must try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1554) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Great aromas and Flavors of plum, sweet bread, heavy malt and booze. Weighty palate with a nice smooth character and dark mahogany color. A definite sipper.

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