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


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RATINGS: 2217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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!

Canuckistani's rating

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisbruce (18) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Very dark brown pour with a large (though quickly disappearing) beige head. Classic Eisbock with some stronger stickier dark fruits. Prune danish. Candied black cherry puree. Chocolate liquorice. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (9382) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle from Fresh Fields Market, Croydon, it pours dark mahogany brown with a quickly dissipating beige head. The nose is rich, bitter - sweet, caramel, plenty of dried fruits, date, fruit cake, glacé cherry, rich spice, brown sugar, earth and brandy. The taste is rich, bitter - sweet, so much dried fruits, raisin, dried cherry, fruit cake, light spice, good alcohol boost, cherry cola, chewy malt, caramel, earth and toast with warming, woody finish. Medium - full body and moderate carbonation. Quite the beverage. Strong and revitalising!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (262) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Aroma: clove, banana, alcohol, bread, Appearance: clear dark amber, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, alcohol, caramel, vanilla Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Excellent, glad I finally got to try this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (613) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 30.03.2020 Pours deep cloudy dark red to brown liquid, minimal frothy tan head, Aroma: candied fruits, griotte cherries, banana, warming alcohol, Taste: heavy sweet, light bitter, light sour, fruity, griotte cherries, citrus, lemon grass, malty, brown sugar, Palate: full body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation, long sweet banana alcohol finish, Overall: very good fruity, cherries, banana, alcohol, brown sugar, enjoyed, bit too sweet and alcoholic but enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greks (130) - GERMANY - JUL 23, 2015
0,33 Flasche vom E-Center Stengel. Karamell-Kastanien-farbend, ölig, kaum Kohlensäure, wunderschöner Schaum. Riecht nach Marzipan, Nelken, malzig, Aroma Explosion! Schmeckt nach Marzipan, Nelken, Kaffee, Röstmalz, Feigen, auch hier eine Aroma Explosion. Im Aftertaste würzig-hopig, leicht bitter und sehr wärmend am Gaumen, Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlassBrass440 (295) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 23, 2015
Pours a thick, dark, cloudy brown with no head. Aromas of banana, raisins, alcohol, fruitcake and honey. Flavours bring banana, caramel, alcohol, molasses, and raisins. Hints of smoke in the late palate. Thick bodied with a light carbonation that occasionally pokes the tongue. Sweet, fruit cake finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
szeli (78) - GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
Appearance: brown with a frothy, brown foam Aroma: caramel, banana, clove, raisin, plum Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, caramel, alcohol, banana, clove, raisin, plum Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (263) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark hazy ruby red with a mostly fading off white bubble head. Aroma of red fruits, berries, woody, caramel, cookie dough. Taste is of caramel, berries, red grapes, treacle. Medium to hard carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (66) - - JUL 19, 2015
Pours clear dark brown with big off-white rocky head. Aroma is heavy malty with notes of caramel, cookie, milk chocotale and bread. Light hoppy aroma, heavy yeast aroma with notes of dough, soap and broth. Notes of alcohol, peach, toffee and maple syrup. Heavy sweet, moderate bitter with long finish. Moderate acidic. Somewhat (dried) fruity notes. Body is full, palate is creamy, carbonation is lively, light astringent, moderate to heavy alcoholic finish feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cristobal37 (392) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Very similar to Aventinus but less head. Banana clove wheat and malts. Warming alcohol. Fig and raisin. The malty mixture and booze are strong with this one. Badass.

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