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


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RATINGS: 2522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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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FatPhil (15966) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2017 330ml bottle - - Alko
Banana and hoppy aroma. Massive kick of hops in the mouth, and a fair burn of alcohol. A touch rough, but not that objectionable - it certainly warms on you. Warms in you too. I am hoping this will soften a bit with age, as the alcohol is too prominent currently. The malts and yeast need to turn fruitier and port-winey. (6:4:7:3:12=3.2)
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Alko) - BB 2013, Same batch as previous tasting, just 2 years on.
7 Sweet fruity berry aroma, sharp red-currents and some raisins and plums.
4 Deep red, fizzy brief head.
7 Rich sweet body, a little oxidized and dusty, maybe just going past its best. Some apple retronasals, but not soured at all which was something I feared might be associated with the sharpness of the aroma.
3 Very sweet body, but fizzy carbonation. Sweet aged malts, a little tired. Hops a little dusty, and no biting bitterness any more.
12 A very different beer, I guess that 18 months might be its peak. Same score, after all that.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (same batch - bottled 2008, drunk 2012)
OK, I’ve had a few beers tonight, including 2007, 2009, and 2011 Aventinus, however, this is really lighting up all the lights. Liked the raisons that are taking over every aspect. All the harshness is gone. All the hops are gone. It’s oxidised to hell and back, but in a good way - nice and raisiny. Bumped the palate and overall by one - it’s nice with 4 years on it.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Gambrinus Degustation, Tartu) (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Super mellow.

MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Dark ruby with a large, fizzy near-white head. Nose of banana, spice, and an odd, off-putting cream. Warming alcohol comes out a little in the spicy flavor, some sugar adding to the already sweet Belgian flavor. Relatively carbonated for the medium body and a little too sticky for my preferences. Nice beer, but I think the best qualities here are found in greater abundance elsewhere.

vulcanmeister (269) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Dark brown color, thin beige head. Aroma of fruit,yeast,and malt. Alcoholic overtones with a syrupy mouth feel. Sweet taste of raisins, plums, and toffee. Finishes with a long sweet balance of alcohol and raisins.

terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2014 500ml bottle from the LCBOThe aroma is banana and bready malts with the alcohol showing throughPours a nice ruby dark brown with a big long lasting tan headNow this is a winter warmer AMAZING bready banana sweet with the alcohol fairly well hidden

jmm1 (132) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - DEC 14, 2008
From bottle at the Weisse Brauhaus. Dark brown cloudy body with a off-white puffy head that lasts forever and leaves a heavy lacing. Plum, raisins, clove and cinnamon in a powerful nose with heavy esters. Highly complex in mouth with ripped banana, chocolate, dark cherries, plum hitting at some part or another. Port-like palate with a nice alcohol content and a sirrupy finish lighted by a subtle carbonation. Impressive beer but it is not an improvement over the normal weizenbock Aventinus.

fredthecat (328) - CANADA - DEC 10, 2008
smells really strongly of alcohol and a tiny bit like raisins. it fizzes alot like cocacola and even looks like it. it tastes like alcohol and heavy heavy raisin, dates etc.. and alot of candied sugar. the alcohol taste is in fact a nice bonus for me, but i can see how alot of people would hate it. its got a good mouthfeel, and oh man halfway through the bottle i can already really feel it hitting me. this is a pretty cool beer, didnt quite live up to its reputation, but almost, and the price per alcohol is pretty kick ass when you factor in the fact that it also tastes really good.

cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
Aroma is powerfull raisin. Average frothy, off-white head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing longevity. Cloudy brown body with small particles in. Flavor is heavy sweet with a power full tast. Medium to full palate.

hallinghansen (3126) - Odense SV, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
Dark brown color. Powerfull weizenbock. You can taste the alcohol, but its not unpleasant. It is a very nice beer.

jerohen (2277) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2008
Number 1500 exclamation mark. Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Very dark brown coloured, brown head. Complex aroma, malts, fruit, raisins, wheat, very nice. Pretty harsh flavour compared to the regular Aventinus, the alcohol really kicks in. Very smooth everlasting finish, though. I like the regular Aventinus more for its drinkability, but this is still quite good.

nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Bottle. Poured a cloudy brown color with a small white head. Aroma of wheat and bananas. Flavor was sweet with bananas and a good alcohol warming finish. I prefer the regular Aventinus, but this was good.

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