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


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RATINGS: 2508   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 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (5382) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
Brown and slightly hazy. Hits you at the back of the throat straight away.Thick mouth feel slightly like a medicine.All right as a one off but not to drink regularly or in large quantities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (2052) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2008
11.2 oz bottle. 2008 vintage. Bottle # 02759 purchased at Julio’s Liquors in Westborough, Mass. Pours a deep, cola like brown with a 1/2" off white head. Huge malt & wheat nose with a warm slightly carbonated palate. As to flavor, this is complex huge beer. Huge malt background with wheat, dark fruits, nuts & alcohol. This is a sipper for sure. Goes down smooth, but warm. Almost like port or brandy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2008
this is balanced and the abv is blended into layers of flavor and texture. much more malt than i had expected and slightly less sweet. it is dark like port with a brownish hugh. big fruit flavors and nose with a short finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2008

Bottle number 04472 from the 2006 batch Tasted on 4/01/08

Pours a dark amber color and has quite a head that fades very quickly but leaves no lacing. I can tell it is pretty carbonated just because it sounds like a cola after I pour it. Smells like I would expect from a bock up front with some wheat smells afterwards. Raisiny, malty, a little bit of wheat, and a hint of alcohol coming up the rear. Tastes absolutely phenomenal. A smooth mellowed out caramel, malty taste with a hint of the wheat but very little alcohol. The alcohol really sneaks up on you in this one since it comes in at 12%. The mouthfeel is really smooth and goes down easily. Its very drinkable but I can’t see myself drinking much else for a while after this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2008
11.2 oz. pours brown with small white head. aroma is dates figs prunes and malt. taste is more of the same. the alcohol is modestly present. a good eisbock...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaga (4) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2008 does not count
A very unique aroma - alcohol, malt and a strange scent I can’t describe. Brown with a off-white head. Personally I prefer them to appear a bit more bold at this level - but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Very strange sediment. Taste is nutty with cloves and spices. Creamy finish. Overall a great beer - VERY original and holds its own in a very high league. Girlfriend Review - "Holy shit goddamn, that is the nastiest shit I’ve ever tasted!"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2732) - JAPAN - AUG 15, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 A great beer, obviously a concentrated version of the weizen bock. I think the younger sibling has the upper hand, just for the fact that the alcohol can be a bit too cloying here. Still a great brew though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
I’d have this again in a flash - aroma of caramel and dark plum, flavors of raisin, fig, roasted/fermented fig/plum/dark grape and nicely balanced with roasted malt. A hell of a beer - really reminds me of a quad. Actually reminds me a little of Westy 12 specifically, which I hope doesn’t get me shot. A beer that’s fab at any temperature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Funknmilla (743) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle...brown, beige head....Initial whiff is alcohol, then sweet candy malt...some brown sugar...just lots of sweet sugar in the nostrils...mouth, sweet at first that leads to a quick sour finish then a sweet again with a light alcohol heat...some caramel + toffee blended with sweet sweet sugar malt and licorice...a silky mouth feel---some spices in the mid-palate---I dig the silky palate, the licorice, not so much...alcohol well disguised in taste, not aroma

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Pours a dark black-brown with a big brown head. Aroma is full of dark fruits, wheat and yeast. The body is very full and wet. Flavor is full of dark fruit and cola... I always avoided this one, just assuming it was not as good as the regular Aventinus... mistake... an excellent beer that I’ll be revisiting many times!

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