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


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RATINGS: 2413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Dark brown pour with a off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of candied dark fruits, yeast, and wheat. Flavors of dark fruit, wheat, toffee, and a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8552) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 Bottle thanks to jrob_21. Pours a cloudy brown with a nice beige head. The aroma is very rich; alcohol, yeast, dark fruits, and grains. The taste is also rich and great; sweet plums, raisins, wheat and rich malts, a real alcohol presence that is great. Like a rich German cake or bread. A bunch of mud in the bottom of the glass. What a great beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
n0superman (7) - Piscataway, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2008 does not count
2007 bottle, this was a first for me of this style, and the first thing I noticed was the strong smell/taste of wheat and yeast. Dark brown, murky color with short lived head. Very complex flavor, begins sweet and fruity, ends a little bitter with some alcohol taste that lingers. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2008
2007 vintage bought at Big Z in Huntington, NY. Great complex, balanced beer that is in a category of its own. To be savored slowly as an apertif or dessert drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Poured into a weizen glass. Body is the same color as the bottle, and theres little head and no lacing. Smells like unfiltered apple juice, with a touch of banana and alcohol. Flavors of bready malt with a lot of fermenting apple and some banana sweetness. Notes of dark chocolate. Not a lot of carbontion, but still pretty smooth. Finish is dirty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5241) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2008
This is a good rarity to drink. I do not consider it an everyday beer by any stretch. It has a very dark sugar/ caramel/ toffee aroma and it is very syrupy on the palate. It burns a bit on the way down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Many thanks to KingG for the bonus. Pours clearish caramel brown with a fizzy white head. Smells of alcohol and caramel malt. Tastes very malty sweet and caramelly. Alcohol burn on the finish. Thin brew with super crisp carbonation that fades towards the end of the glass. Coats the mouth a bit. Ehhh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2502) - USA - FEB 21, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 A cloudy brown brew with a fizzy head and a pungent, fruity aroma. Aventinus has a rich, complex flavor that is like no other beer. I tasted grapes, ginseng, prunes, currants, hops, and honey in the middle of the palate. Then the tingly carbonation becomes apparent, before a surprisingly dry, mildly hopped finish. It is hard to believe the alcohol content is 12% - so that is why my brain began to emit a cheery buzzing halfway thru the bottle. Aventinus eisbock is unique and special. It is worthy of parades, songs, statues, medals, fan clubs, legends, etc. Alas, I did take it down a few notches, since subsequent tastings have not been as impressive. Im not sure why that is - possibly my tastebuds have grown more discerning as Ive tried more high quality brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Bottle. Pours a turd-water brown with a lot of well-carbonated soapy head that slowly fades. Some watery lacing persists. Aroma is strong candied plum, cotton candy, banana, mango, chalk. I can already anticipate something very unique. Flavor doesnt disappoint: molasses, caramel, chocolate, plum, vanilla, yeast, cotton candy...very unique and definitely something to be experienced. Very rich flavor and body, syrup-like on the tongue. Way too drinkable at 12%; alcohol is hidden very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2008
2002 vintage bottle at Hopleaf. Pours an explosive roasty chocolate color with huge white head that sticks around quite a while. Nose is bubblegum, cloves, banana, spice and black pepper. Flavor is vanilla, pepper, cloves. Nice big mouth feel. Finishes nice and clean with some notes of cinnamon. Quite nice.

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