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


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RATINGS: 2386   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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2003 Bottle #02774 from the 2002 batch nice aroma of fruit and malt nice head that lasts for awhile taste was malty with the same fruity tones that are in the aroma nice warm feeling in the finish from the alcohol.All i got to say is what a beer can"t go wrong trying this one folks

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 I've recently had this on draft at the Buckeye Brewing Company. This is probably the best beer I've ever had! The bottled version was very, very good, but the draft version blows the bottle away. I highly recommend it if you get the chance to try it on tap. It's all this and a stick of bubble gum too!Deep mohogany hazy beer, nice purpley/red highlights, great head retention and lace on sides of glass. Aroma is very strong clove, bubble gum, banana, wheat malt, peppery, plummy, and a hint of diacetyl. Alcohol also appears in aroma as it warms. Clove and malt flavor also up front with dark fruit and alcohol playing supporting rolls; finishes drier than expected for a very malty beer. Very well balanced. Alcohol is very subtle warming and not noticeable in the draft version making this a very dangerously good beer. Higher carbonation lends to lighter than actual body. Very good beer on a cold winter night, or a hot summer day. If you are able to have this on tap, I highly recommend it!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Joeytre (3) - Oswego, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005 does not count
This beer is quite a blast to the taste buds. From a sweet, malty aroma, to its oh so complex yet perfectly rounded finish, it is pure heaven. If any beer lover doughts the existance of God, I would suggest a bottle of this. Thereafter, I would ask the person when they would like me to schedule their their baptism.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Aventinus Eisbock pours to a deep murky garnet color with a creamy tan head and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is jam packed with big chocolate, carmel, and sweet malt aromas coupled with that signature funky, yeasty aroma of Aventinus, and alcoholic strength. The palate is very rich and complex with intense malt flavors. Big flavors of sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, estery fruit flavors of banana and pear, vanilla, and toffee coat the tongue. The body is fat and lush on the tongue as it slowly glides down the throat. This beer finishes with more big sweet malty flavors up front, then ends with a long, soothing, high octane burn. Aventinus Eisbock is a very potent brew coming in around 11% abv. This beer in a word is; stunning. Without a doubt one of the most impressive beers on the market today. This beer is very potent, and is marketed in 11.5 oz bottles, vrs the 1/2 liters you usually get Aventinus in. It is very rare as Beverage United, its importer, only gets 120 cases of this beer per month over the winter, making it a hard to find beer. This beer is perfect this time of year, and is the ultimate beer to sip and savor. Drink this beer alone, enjoy the complex flavors and aromas. This is heaven in a glass.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ianhuntley (4) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2006 does not count
Dark brown color with very faint head. Aroma has a wheat and slightly sweet scent. Not too strong but mild alcohol flavor. By far the best Eisbock, having lived in Bavaria and toured most of the monestaries and breweries, I would know.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerBitch12 (16) - , Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2009
This beer is everything the regular Aventinus is and more. Itís so much more intense than the regular 8.2% counterpart. The aroma gets you going...malty, caramel, toffee, chocolate, banana, slight bit of hops....mmmmmm... Very thick, fluffy head that looks like a Whoppers Malted milk ball. Raisin, prune, banana, chocolate...pretty much it tastes how it smells. The hops are overwhelmed by the flavor. Best dark(er) beer EVER.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle #063233 I have been cellaring this for a little while on my own, I cant tell if its a vintage but I donít believe it is, Iíve finally unleashed it since I received the Aventinus Eisbock glass. Upon first look into bottle all you see is black, that is about to change, so I pop it open. After pouring it into the official glass with a 2 finger tan head that dissipates quickly it is very dark but has a brownish reddish hue in the thinner parts of the glass and along the sides that makes for viewing wonder. The yeast continuously funnels its way to the top, this thing wont stop bubbling. The yeast itself is a wonder with this beer. Iím not sure if this particular glass shape lends itself to the active yeast but it is a great looking and feeling glass to drink out of and I highly recommend getting one to try this beer with. Massive amount of scents here, Iíve got some herbalness, fruitiness, and even some sourness in the nose. Soft clove and raisin are the main scent hits. First taste. Woooow, creamy, smooth, with enough bite from the yeast, heaps of flavors begin to spill out, coffee, chocolate, raisin, clove, honey, the yeast adds a bit of tartness and the aftertaste is of ripe fruit. This is a malty beer through and through and is like a total bier dessert. As it warms the yeast mellows out and the full flavor effect is reached. The last drop (gulp) was insanely yeast infested and was like the grand finale, maybe not the best part, but a taste experience nonetheless. And Iím not even tasting the alcohol in here one bit. This beer is highly drinkable despite its array of potent flavors, but it is best enjoyed with smaller sips. This beer went great with chocolate truffles, dark cherries and to a lesser extent Assiago cheese. Overall this is one of my favorites, full bodied, full flavored, and full strength. It is well worth the money and then some. Godlike.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Not a daily beer, shoud be left for special moments. Take the regular weizen, aromas and add, caramel, chocolate, coffee, toast, vanilla, woody. So you can imagine...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Iguanaman (11) - Seneca, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Deep rich pour with plenty of sediment. Great rich flavor with little bitterness. Creamy drink with a lot of malt and high ABV makes it one of my favorites.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RD400F (226) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 50cl bottle to weizen glass.

Aroma: Fantastic! Plums, banana, clove, cinnamon, nuts, spices, flower bouquet...you could go on and on. The complexity is quite high. Then you have the classic weizen aromas too.

Appearance: Muddy dark chestnut color with a very dense, foamy, cream colored head. Much CO2 rising up.

Taste: One of the strongest and most powerful beers Iíve ever tried, bar none. So much flavour, mostly balanced on the sweet and malty side of things. Pretty much mirrors the aroma.

Palate: Viscous, chewy and very complex. CO2 is somewhat hidden and the alcohol does make itself known in the finish but overall itís very good.

Overall: This beer is fantastic, almost too much, since itís so complex and drinks so easily that itís ridiculous. You get 50cl as opposed to 33cl AND the price is great which makes it even better. The ABV is quite high too but surprisingly hidden so watch out! The thing that amazes me most is the sheer quality of this...IMO it matches the work of the trappists and dare I say itís right on par with Westvleteren 12 if not even better.

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