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


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RATINGS: 2219   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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matthewjk (991) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Poured from $5 / 11.2 oz’er - Wow! Don’t think I have encountered something like this before! Quite intense ruddy hues and intense flavors! Lots of alcohol comes through, but it blends well the malts and smooth wheat. Very happy to encounter this heavy-hitter in battle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielecamo (845) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2015
In bottiglia a circa 3 anni dall’imbottigliamento. Colore marrone scuro, quasi nero con velature rossastre, schiuma poco persistente. Aroma di frutta secca, fichi, nocciola, frutta sotto spirito. Al palato molto corposa, frutta secca, datteri, fichi, nota etilica ancora un pò pungente. Finale intenso fruttato, lieve tostato e cioccolato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1456) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours murky dark amber with large foamy off-white head, sweetish caramel aroma, high carbonation, sweet toffee-caramel taste with fruity undertones, full body, long caramel finish. Very flavorful and satisfying.

   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 (9429) - 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 (270) - 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 (618) - 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 (138) - 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 (297) - 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 (87) - 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 (264) - 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.

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