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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2459   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2008
pours muddy brown, with lots of chunks and sediment floating around with a thin beige head. Smells heavily malty and kind of bread like, with fruits and brown sugar. Flavor is extremely smooth, nice chocolate bread like taste with a warming alcohol finish. The flavor is great, nice and mellow for a pretty strong beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eleventh11Man (7) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2008 does not count
a very dark chunky brown color with strong alcohol aroma. has great taste of clove and carmel. very strong but extremly drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (8618) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle, about a year old. Pours deep brown with chunky sediment that sinks right to the bottom of my glass and a thin, fizzy off white head. Rich aroma with a lot a fruit, including plum, raisin and banana. I also catch a bit of chocolate and spice. Medium full body, with alcohol that tingles and cools. Flavor is again sweet fruit, mostly banana and raisin, as well as clove, bread and caramel. Extreme, very nice and quite drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2008
(GERMANY) Courtesy of AFI96, Thx Waylo !!! Color is a med brown with a sm-white head. This one has a delightful dark fruit / cookie aroma that is very pleasant to the nose. The taste is of vanilla, caramel , robust malts. the 12% is well hidden in the brew, very nice...... If you see this one buy it !!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2008
bottle. pours a deep brown with a small white head. wonderful aroma of banana, citrus, dough, and a bit of spice, mainly clove. taste mimics the smell though a bit subdued. medium bodied with pleasant carbonation. the 12% abv goes without notice. a wonderful drinker if only it wouldnt put me on the floor after a few bottles.

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 (1658) - 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...


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