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100
style
Brewed by Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Style: Eisbock
Kelheim, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 1940s, 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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle. Interesting nose, lots of alcohol presence, light smoke and sweetness. Dark brown with a patchy head. Huge alcohol, but milky sweet character, caramel, and a smooth palate make it surprisingly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - MAY 12, 2008
2007 bottle. You can taste its more "alcoholy" than the regular Aventinus. Although I think a little of the full body flavor is lost in the process. I liked the aged (2002) Aventinus better than either the regular or the eisbock-- just really mellowed nicely over 5-6 years. But the eisbock is enjoyable, although Im not sure I like it more than the Kulbacker Eisbock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
2006 bottle. Not really an improvement, but still a good drink. Pours like the standard Aventinus, with a small, off-white head covering a murky brown body. Aroma of alochol, spices and banana esters. Alcohol masks the great Aventinus tastes, but bananas, vanilla, clove and dark malts still shine through. Mouthfeel is somewhere between syrupy and creamy. Perfect carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - MAY 12, 2008
2006 bottle. Pours a muddy, soapy brown with mild dissipating head. Deliciously enticing nose, full of rum soaked raisins, rich toffee, and bakers chocolate. Sweet and syrupy on the palate, with enough effervescence to carry the strong port alcohol across the tongue, ending slightly drying with a wheaty starchness and a medicinal herbal note. Packs a punch, but is subtle in its delivery enough to keep on sipping pleasantly. A tasty eisbock.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1645) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours *syrupy* - a murky, muddy brown with almost no head. This certainly isnt a looker. The aroma is nice - it doesnt mislead - smells exactly like what it is, a concentrated hef. Sweet, bubble-gummy malts abound. Notes of caramel, maplewood smoke and raisins, too. Tastes *delicious*. This is far better than any other weisen Ive ever had. Its thick, and coats your mouth, and what is usually sickly sweet in a weisen is now earthy, with a wealth of dark malts, wheat, caramel and spices. It has a seriously strong and complex (deep!) flavor, but manages to maintain balance. This is one of my new favorites - if nothing else for its novelty, and Im now very excited to try more eisbocks...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown mahogany pour into my glass. Aroma is sweet fruit, etoh, caramel. A real good offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle shared at tasting.
Pours a dark brownish color and smells of strong, sweet and alcoholic caramel. Rich and flavorful, but short of cloying. Taste rich concentrated malt flavor, some toffee like notes and overall pretty good. Surprised by this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2008
2007 bottle #14967 poured into a snifter has a red amber color and an initial light tan one finger head that fell quickly. aroma has burnt dark fruit, plumb, raisin, maple, and licorice. there is an almost smoked wood thing in the aroma distinct from the regular aventinus. flavor is certainly concentrated, dark fruit and malt, and some booze. such a strong concentrated flavor that it is somewhat overwhelming against the alcohol snap. very nice beer and boy is there some alcohol in here. i think without having tried the regular version i would not have appreciated this as much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - MAY 6, 2008
This was one of my gateway beers way back when and have enjoyed it many times since. Everytime I drink this beer I am reminded of why I love it so much. This is thick and rich on the palate, with some brown sugar and maple syrup notes, dark fruits and some modest spiciness. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
12oz bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours burnt amber with a modest off white head. Nose is dark fruits raisins, cinnamon, brown sugar and some alcohol. Smells like an ABT actually. Taste is also reminiscent of a fine ABT, strong on dark fruits and raisin and a noticable alcohol burn in the finish. Bready aftertaste characteristic of most doppelbocks. This lacks the complexity of the normal version because the alcohol dominates the palate too much. Still great but the regular is definitely better.


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