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


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RATINGS: 2436   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Subversive (11) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Very complex and spiced flavor, with a perfume-like smell. The malts have a roasted flavor, while the hops are very subtle. It also had a sweetness that is hard to describe. A heavier beer, but wonderful all on its own.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2740) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. Malts have moderate notes of dark bread and toasted, hops have a light perfume and herb smell, and yeast has a moderate to heavy barnyard, musty and earthy smell to it, with brown sugar, dates and alcohol. Head is large, frothy, off white, has fair lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy brown. Flavor starts moderateky sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and very lightly bitter. Palate is medium, creamy and has a lively carbonation. It finishes lightly alcoholic. A bold beer with nice wheaty/yeasty overtones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Poured a mahogany colour with a thin off white head. Fruity plum and alc. tones. Flavour was sticky, with an initial jagged bite that rounds off into sweetness and lingering malt and dark fruit. Better with every sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (740) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Murky brown pour with about a 10 second, highly carbonated head. Intense aroma is heavy on alcohol, but also has accents of brown sugar and dark fruit. Flavor is pretty hot, but good nevertheless. Syrupy sweet up front, I felt like I was almost drinking sugar. Palate is syrupy and thick as well. Nice fruity flavors underneath, the alcohol is extremely evident in this brew (yes, I know its 12%, but other brews of comparable ABV dont taste so alcoholic). That being said, I enjoy a good alcoholic beverage, and this would be an enjoyable bock in my world!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5827) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a clear deep chestnut bronw with an initial bubbly off white head that settles to a smooth creamy slick. very nice aroma of raisins, figs, brown sugar and slight alcohol. Very dry palate with lots of carbonation and alcohol warming. Big time alcohol flavor with some less noticable dark fruit and slightly sweet. Nice beer that is worth trying.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 Cant believe this beer isnt rated higher. It is a super sweet and complex beer. Tons of dark dried fruit that tastes candied. Brown sugar and wine are prevalent flavors of this beer because it is so alcoholic. Fantastic brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Gotta say this is one of the worlds best. A lot of sugary/caramel/toffee nose. Fair amount of head but a deep red/amber hue in the glass. Translucent. Taste is big on spiciness. Cardamon, cinnamon, allspice, cloves...with no added spice - truly exceptional. Explodes in the mouth, , but finishes clear and easy. Strength of alcohol does heat it up a bit on the palate. wonderful

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (3293) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Blah..A bigger beer is not always better. I am not a huge fan of eisbocks and this brings out the worst of the style in my opinion. Aroma was big...strong malt character with a bit of light fruit. Pour was a thick dark orange with no movement and no head. Taste was hot and alcholic (not suprisingly) with heavy malt and spices and strong fruitiness. Little carbonation and goes down heavy. The regular Aventinus is 100% better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2008 Single bottle from Bev Mo Carmel Mountain. Pours a deep rusty brown with a small off white head. Great aroma of of dark and dried fruits. Rich malty flavor, a great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Very strong beer that is syrup like. Good color and scent. Not my style of brew. Couldnt appreciate it like others.

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