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

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RATINGS: 1999   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!


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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Canuckistani (41) - Dundas, Ontario, - DEC 17, 2007
(5cL bottle from Barrie, Ontario) Strong, heavy beer, as an Eisbock is supposed to be. Pours a dark, cloudy, thick stream with a nice head that would probably have ended up nicely if I had tried to make it good in a proper glass (using a pilsener glass unfortunately). Head is white; lacing is reasonable but not as thick as it should be for a beer this strength, in my opinion. Alcohol is noticeable, but only to an aficionado of strong -bocks; makes itself known through the palate. Spicy citrus notes similar to a Belgian witbier are to be expected. Initial sweet flavour becomes increasingly salty as time goes by; finish is very long and astringent at first.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (217) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Dark brown, beige head. Aroma and taste are full of fruits like banana, figs, raisins and plums, roasted but sweet malts, vanilla, clove, wine tones and a bourbon-boozy burn: quite complex, yet relatively easy drinkable. Lingering sweet aftertaste. Full body, (too) lively carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (210) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Smells great, well balanced aroma of dark fruit (plum, prune) and candi sugar. Hazy, dirty b rown with long lasting brown head. Tastes great, not overly complex but well balanced. Upfront get some candi sugar, finishes with some dark fruit and alcohol heat. Comes off a bit hot, but still integrates well with the sweetness of the drink. Not too complex, but I can imagine with some aging this would be great. Above average carbonation and medium bodied. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimsal27 (204) - New York, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours dark, muddy brown out of bottles. Aromas of bannana, dark fruit, . Taste follows nose. Sweet. Like sipping a port wine.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintjulien (86) - - JUL 6, 2014
chocolate, roasty, resin, black, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlainG (1127) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Une bičre brune trouble ayant une mousse beige qui tient un temps en place avant de diminuer en un mince voile qui reste lŕ. Un nez de bon caramel chaud, de raisins secs, d’herbes et d’herbes , rassemblés par un alcool assez convaincant. Le goűt est trčs agréable. trčs prčs des arômes, une touche fruitée agrémente bien le palais. On y trouve des bannes en purée, qu’on auraient préalablement flambées. Belle et douce texture veloutée et crémeuse. (1107-120614)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (752) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle pours murky brown with off tannish white head. Toffee, banana, soy sauce, molasses, alcohol. Medium, lightly crisp body. A little sticky. Medium sweet. Light bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Clear ruby from the bottle. Aroma of red fruits, brown sugar, and raisins. Body has a thick feel. Some alcohol marries with the molasses and caramel sweetness. There is a rum like flavor to the finish which lasts quite a while. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 24, 2014
Olajos testtel csordogál a pohárba borszerű lenyomatot hagyva a pohár falán. Habja nem sok van, illata annál inkább: a masszív alkohol elrejtőzésére természetesen esély sincs, azonban a túlérett trópusi gyümölcsök jegyeit is magában hordozza, valamint egy különleges aromát is, melyet leginkább egy cukrozott paradicsomlé keltette illathoz tudnék hasonlítani, és amellyel korábban a Verboden Vrucht kóstolása során már találkoztam. Íze legalább ennyire gazdag és változatos, intenzív sör, melyben az alkoholos alapot egy erőteljes gyümölcságy fedi, már-már likőrszerű benyomást keltve. Nem egy mindennapi darab ez sem.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (782) - - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours an opaque dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is slightly boozy with malts and dark fruits. Taste of raisins, yeast, bread malts and a slight alcohol burn.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (113) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2014
12 oz bottle pours dark brown, little head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Heavy malt taste with hints of spice, raisins and banana. Boozy finish. Not bad.


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