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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2125   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcasta (839) - - FEB 20, 2014
wheat dopplebock; que mas puedo decir. trigo y un pijo de alcohol que se deja beber solo por la fama que tiene


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Underdogs88 (188) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Nice malt aroma with candy like fruity esters. Appearance is a cloudy brown with an average tan head. Flavor has a rich sweet aroma with notes of plum and prunes. Alcohol is present in the taste. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, this is a classic eisbock.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson (1542) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from the York Beer & Wine Shop. Pours a slightly muddy brown colour with a good thick cream head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with strong hints of booze. The taste is sweet with lots of banana, stewed red fruits, toffee, port, clove and light spice. A huge amount of flavour going on. The alcohol is pleasantly warming rather than being too in your face. Feels thick and creamy in the mouth. My sort of beer. Super stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andy_ (804) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 330 ml bottle
Dark brown ruby red beer with little beige head. Aroma has ripe sweet banana, toffee, licorice and alcohol. Flavor has licorice, sugary sweetness, raisin and ripe banana. Palate is quite full and foamy in the mouth. Finish has mild bitterness but alcohol makes it long. Aftertaste is sweet with licorice, liqueur, ripe banana and salmiakki. Very sweet slow sipping brew, but straight-forward. Gets better towards the end of the glass.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
janubio (457) - SPAIN - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a almost black clour, with a big off white head. Good retention. Smell of dried fruits, spices, vanilla, clove, banana, lemon, alcohol. Medium body, one expect some more. Taste of prunes, figs, whisky, coffee, banana, spices. This is a hell of a beer, complex, rich and one that I sure will buy more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Milter (89) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015
Dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is malt and liqorice. Taste is sweet with notes of malt and marzipan

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (455) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2015
Dark brown hazy color, big but quickly fading beige head. Aroma of wheat, malt, banana, caramel, dry fruits, spices, alcohol. Sweet lightly dry taste has similar notes. Medium body, fizzy carbonation, warming alcohol burn in finish. Nice strong wheat beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geophagus (309) - Lubin, POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
(Bottle) Dark brown, untransparent colour. Small, yellowish, fast falling head. Full body, low to medium carbonation, oily texture. Aroma: Light to medium strong alcohol, banana, cloves, red fruits, medium malty, toasty. Taste: Medium sweet, malty, soft alcohol, toastty, light fruityMedium to long, caramel finish. Very complex in aroma and intense in taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karstenborg (376) - DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is malt and liqorice. Taste is sweet with notes of malt and marzipan

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pacv27 (22) - - JAN 21, 2015
Dark brown in color. Rich malty smell with very smooth and complex taste. Bit of an alcohol burn at the end, but still very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolord (135) - - JAN 17, 2015
Schwarz im Glas, feinporiger schaum, süßlich malzig schokoladig in der Nase, cremig im Antrunk, sehr massig, Röstaromen schokolade, schön süßlich. Wunderbares Dessert bier


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