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

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RATINGS: 2192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (742) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2013
12 oz from the Coop for about $5... enjoyed from my HotD goblet. Not much head at all ... deep amber brew. All sweet bananas and raisins ...a touch of pink bubblegum and cloves. Deceptively smooth for a brew with this much alcohol ... medium body and pretty explosive carbonation on the palate. Flavor is bananas and the expected bubblegum.. thick "raisin box essence" on the finish. Some caramel mid palate. Lingering spicy clove esters. Very good, but so rich it is only a 1-2/year indulgence.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (131) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
S: very similar to the Tap6 with dark fruits coming through more T: -plums,raisins,dates come through heavy -slight notes of banana and chocolate F: For a 12%er not that boozy O: Fantastic all around

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OwainTurner (395) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle shared with friend. Probably one of the tastiest beers I’ve have tried. Punch of sweet dried fruit, fruit cake and marzipan. Thick and chewy. Just delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (458) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Dark licorice color with very little foam. The smell is heavy wheat malty with caramel licorice bananas. The taste is heavy, screams licorice and a little Christmas (at least it’s well done for a snowy winter night). The beer has a background carbonation, that is extremely well dosed. The beer is not my style. The aventinus was already a bit too heavy and boozy for me, and this one is even more extreme, but this beer is so round and balanced, that it’s still a pleasure to drink, so I recommend this, even if you wouldn’t describe it as something I particularly like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (529) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Cola like pour with long lasting white head. Aroma is malty, a bit of wheat and caramel. Taste is caramel, a bit of fruit, bread and wheat. Smooth, not really boozy tasting for such high ABV. Pretty good beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (286) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2015
Dunkelbraun mit wenig hellem Schaum. Geruch: Banane, Nelke, Pflaumen, Alkohol. Toll! Der Antrunk ist eine Wucht an Aromen: Trockenpflaumen, Lakritz, Gewürze, Rum. Das Mundgefühl ist ölig und schwer. Der Alkohol lässt das Bier langsam abklingen. Sicher ein perfektes Dessertbier. Absolute Empfehlung!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zlotta (253) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled in june 2014. Very murky, dark reddish brown to purple with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Great fruity-spicy aroma of ripe bananas, cloves, prunes, raisins, figs and dates. The alcohol is already noticeable. Very intense, sweetish-fruity aroma of prunes, raisins, ripe bananas and cloves, followed by a warming, quite alcoholic but not unpleasant finish with notes of rum and licorice. Full body, creamy and oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. Wow, what a belter! It contains elements of a wheat doppelbock and a quadrupel which is an absolute stunning combination. So rich, powerful and heavy, I love it! Just a little too alcoholic in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werthergoethe (120) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 17, 2015
очень крепкое (алкого ощутим во вкусе) пиво, во вкусе сладков& солод, сухофру& пьётся тяжело.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1926) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Draft at Khyber Pass. Very dark brown pour with a large (though quickly disappearing) beige head. Classic Eisbock - albeit with some stronger stickier dark fruits. Prune danish. Candied black cherry puree. Chocolate liquorice. Flammable plum pudding. Very rich dark red fruit caramels. Pungent deep aromas. Big stuff. Great stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1115) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle 33 cl. Dark brown with a short lived lightbrown head. Malt, dark fruits and wheat aroma. Light bittersweet and alc. Taste, with a soft long dark fruits end.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (1617) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle from McTapps, thanks Sabine. Pours cola brown with a fast diminishing tan head. Boozy, bitter start. Dark fruit, nothing really fights through. Schneider do better than this, decent winter warmer but can’t help feeling disappointed. Drank on a mild May evening, maybe better suited to a cold winter’s night.


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