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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: 2508   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Bottle - pours a syrupy dark brown with chestnut highlights. Light carbonation with a skim of tiny bubbles lacing the surface. Aroma of raisins, cherries, alcohol and caramel malts. Initial flavor is similar with raisins & cherries but yeilds to creme brulee, caramel & tofee notes. Flavor becomes smokey, earthy/leathery then finishes with a bit of peppery spice and light alcohol that gives you a hint of the beers strength. Rather substantial palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Poured a dark murky brown with a foamy off-white head that lasted. Aroma of dark fruit and sherry. Flavor of raisin and sherry with a bit of the wheat flavor. Good mouthfeel for a beer of this strength. Not too heavy or hot with alcohol. Another world-class beer from Schneider.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3989) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2008
Brown bottle, 500 ml, savoured on January 18 2008; eye: dark caramel, hazy, no effervescence, nice creamy beige head, no lacing; nose: caramelized malt, candied fruits, banana, light leather, light earthy; mouth: silky, caramelized malt, caramel, candied fruits, light ash, light hops, finale in caramelized malt-banana with a good presence of pepper and of warmth from the alcohol, mildly sweet, slightly bitter, medium body, slightly sticky texture, not much carbonation; overall: excellent FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, savoure le 18 janvier 2008; il : caramel fonc, voile, pas deffervescence, beau collet de mousse crmeuse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt caramlis, fruits confits, alcool, banane, lger cuir, lger terreux; bouche : soyeux, malt caramlis, caramel, fruits confits, lger cendr, lger houblon, finale en malt caramlis-banane avec une bonne prsence de poivre et de chaleur dalcool, moyennement sucre, trs lgrement amre, corps moyen, texture lgrement collante, peu carbonate; en rsum : excellente

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (3143) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
Flaske. Absolut ingen skum p denne mrke l. Meget frugtrig duft med en anelse karamel. Denne karamel gr endnu kraftigere igen i smagen, hvor man tydeligt kan mrke bde varmen og smagen af alkohol. Fantastisk l der er nsten liges god som den normale aventinus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 14, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2008 While, I thought The Weizen-Eisbock was a solid beer, I was a little disappointed, considering the original Aventinus is one of my favorite beers. It poors a deep brown with a foamy head. The aroma is pleasant and complex, but not strong. The flavors were relatively mild and lacked complexity. Hid the alcohol well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (6393) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2008
500ml bottle. Clear reddish brown body with a beige head. Aroma is malty, marzipan, dry fruit and alcohol. Flavor is also sweet malty, dry fruit and warming alcohol. Quite impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3335) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
Hazy brown hue, with a frothy beige head, leaving laces, yeasty bananaish nose, with some toasty, wheaty, clovey notes, with a nice spicy vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg accent, with some good dried dark fruity aromas of fig, plum, raisin and ripe apple, follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a smooth, yeasty banana character, with some toasty, wheaty malts, with a nice spicy accent of cloves, cinnamon, some good caramelized ripe apples, some figgy, raisiny and plummy fruitiness, with a mellow warmth mouthfeel, leading towards a sweet malty, fruity, spicy, warm finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
opc (16) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
This is an incredibly good beer. It has a beautiful velvet head and a rich, thick, dark consistency that borders on being a syrup. Its extremely high in alcohol, but youd never know it from the taste. Its bold and full bodied, thick one the tongue and quite sweet. If youve ever had a normal Aventinus, you can basically multiply that by 1.5 and thats what you get here. Nice banana, hickory, smoke sausage, molasses, port and maple syrup undertones. Its increasingly complex as it warms up. If I had it my way, this beer would certainly be in the top 50, a must try!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
500ml Bottle: Excited! I love the regular Aventinus so I cant wait to try this one. Pours a dark brown and red, not much in the way of head for me. The aroma is almost as rich and satisfying as the Aventinus with that port wine, black cherries, and pumpkin spices alongside the newfound yeast and prevalent alcohol notes. The flavour is milder than I expected with all that was promised but in somewhat muted tones, but an obvious kick of alcohol that leaves it less enjoyable than Aventinus, but good regardless. Im looking forward to aging one and trying it again down the road!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Pours dirty brown with lots of floaties and clouds. Strong off-white head that lasts. Banana bread, cane sugar, yeast, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and cake batter fill the nose. Rich, full mouthfeel and taste. Great balance between the wheat and banana / yeast esters and spice. A great winter beer.


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