overall
99
100
style
Brewed by Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Style: Eisbock
Kelheim, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 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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4.1
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Pours cloudy ruby with one finger frothy head. Aroma is raspberry, plum, ginger, and clove. Yeast character is quite prevalent, contributing to some serious spicyness. Other aromas are sweet sugary malt. Flavor quite sweet, though not cloying. Lots of spice complemented by banana, caramel, and molasses. Dark fruits prevalent. Sugars are thouroughly present, and contribute to well balanced and well crafted treat. Palate is thick, sweet, and rich, and suprisingly full. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden- never has 12% been this subtle. I was quite suprised by the character of this brew, for its complexity and flavors are hard hitting and well balanced.

3.9
AcctError65545 (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2008
2005 bottle. Pours a deep murky brownish red with very little white head and a bit of sediment. Aroma of fruits, alcohol yeast and spices are present. Flavor is subtle rasins, apples, bread, spices, vanilla, yeast and banana. Alcohol is well integrated at this age and this finishes with a nice thick but not quite too syrupy mouthfeel.

3.3
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle from Sam’s Clybourn. Pour is deep and dark with a thin offwhite head. Nose is sweet and tart, alcohol and cloves. A little yeast. Taste is loaded, lot of sweet and spicy character with a ton of alcohol noticeable. Rich, but far from great in my book...

4
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 PIB, tap... Poured ruby with a white head. Aroma of cloves and yeast and hops. Very, very sweet with bitter, strong alcohol and a nice malt and hop presence. Like strong, exaggerated wheat ale.

3.4
HenrikSoegaard (14291) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle. Creamy off-white fair mostly deminishing head. Muddy brown colour. Modrate malty aroma. Light swet moderate bitter flavor. Strong prúne and plumb notes. Creamy palate. Not my favorite.

4
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Pours a chestnut dark brown with a large short-lived off white head. Aroma is huge on the malt with a lot of dark fruit undertones, plum and raisin especially So many things going on with the flavor it’s hard to pinpoint any one thing, but there’s a little toffee, a little plum pudding, just so much going on here. I want to have another one right away so I can try to pinpoint some mroe. Definitely worth a revisit. there is a good alcohol burn there though. You know it’s a high ABV beer..

3.7
IrishBoy (4224) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
2004/05742 11.2oz bottle from Bottleworks; Nose of raisins, caramel, vanilla, and an alcohol note; hazy brown with avery thin layer of tiny bubbles that quickly disappear; flavor is raisins pie, caramel, and light pepperiness; finish is light brown sugar and alcohol warmth.

4
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2008
...bottle from Purvis. Well, how complex can you get for a weizen? This is the answer. Burgundy, with an off white, small but lasting head. Dark fruits on the nose, with a slight hint of alcohol. Wheat, raisins, port, thick bread, some vanilla and some spice, with a syrupy, big bodied mouthfeel. Finish is warming, with alcohol and wheat malt. Great flavorful sediment adds to the bad-assedness of this beer, what a great mistake. I would say, this is up there in complexity, and flavor and one of the most hardcore beers out there, made to be enjoyed, it’s so fukin hardcore. It will bitchslap you if you disrespect it, that’s how hardcore it is.

3.7
smith4498 (3650) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Pours dark, cloudy burgundy with off white head. Aromas of wheat, alcohol, port wine and spices. Similar flavors with the alcohol really dominant. Medium/full body with average carbonation and an almosy syrupy mouthfeel. An interesting beer to try, but the alcohol flavor was a little too strong for my taste.

3.4
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2008
11.2oz. 07 bottle from MO. Pours a murky amber brown with a thin light tan head that left no lacing. Aromas of sweet malt, bread, and a alcohol. Tastes of the sweet malt and bread fallowed by wheat with a lighter than the aroma suggests alcohol finish. Big body, very lively carb, thin syrupy texture, warm alcohol feel. An interestig and fine big beer. I’m not a big fan of the weizen’s, but this one is a worthwhile sip.


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