overall
99
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: 2506   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 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 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 (733) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (468) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2008
Pours a muddy brown. Prickly carbonation. Strong ester aroma, plum, raisin, clove, and banana. Complex flavor of raisin and banana bread. Malty and thick bodied. Slight alcohol burn. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 picked up at binnys in schaumburg.this is my first of this style,and was looking forward to cracking this one open.poured murky brown small off white head with a fast disapatting minute bubblles, i could actactly hear the buubles popping like a coke.unfiltered with floaters aromas of friut bananas, plums raisens and alcohol ,taste is sweet like caramel and raisen bread the sweetness mask the high alcohol content this beer rocks

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
Pours opaque brown, ruby in direct light. One finger tan fine-bubbled head fades to a frothy cap and lasts. Nose is banana, ripe dark pit fruits, dark berries, toffee and caramel, slight alcohol presence. Taste is more subdued, more balanced though at the expense of distinctive flavors: licorice as well as clove spiciness, generic dark fruitiness, caramel sweetness, banana esters fade to just a slight trace. Very little alcohol either up front or at the finish; finish is fleeting, aftertaste is subtle caramel and toffee malt notes. Moderate carbonation, very creamy, and extremely drinkable for the alcohol level. I was initially apprehensive, thinking this might edge into cloying sweetness - but not at all; in fact this is a tremendous beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2008
Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma of clove, banana, a little caramel, and alcohol. Nice sweetness, it would be better if the alcohol wasnt as strong.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dj (616) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2008
Bottle #2008/05714, 330ml. A cloudy, very dark brown colour. A very strong aroma, with raisins. malt, caramel and brown sugar. Taste has more raisin, a pronounced malt flavour, hints of coffee, cherry, and liquorice. Some hints of wheat and yeast also. Moderate carbonation. A fantastic taste, somewhat reminiscent of a Christmas pudding. Damm, this is good!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
4 year old cellared bottle. Pours dark brown with just a faint dappling of tan bubbles. Smells of alcohol, dark fruit (mostly raisins, some plums, some cherries), sugar, earthy. Tastes of molasses, roasted malt, a lot of residual sugar that balances out the percievable alcohol nicely, some spicy elements, licorice. Mouthfeel is full bodies and oily. Finish yields some sweetness and warming alcohol. I dont think I could drink more than a few ounces of this at a time, but it would make for a great desert drink in place of a cordial.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
33cl bottle. Dark brown with a red tinge and a nice creamy head that settles into a nice ring. Fruitcake, cotton candy, and a shot of mild alcohol in the aroma. Sweet berries and burnt sugar, with a very slight tartness showing. The alcohol comes in and dries up the finish. Thick with lower carbonation. Feels almost like a stronger sipping alcohol, but the flavors stay balanced within reason. I can tell that there is a weizenbock down there somewhere, but the massive amount of alcohol kinda squashes all the other flavor nuances. Pretty nice, but just really intense.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy amber pour with a thick off-white head. Nose of bananas, cloves, alcohol. Great flavor: big and malty, sweet and rich. Thick on the palate. Beer concentrate. Like this one quite a bit.


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