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


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RATINGS: 2459   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (3321) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2269) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2007
Biggups to my mate for getting me a bottle of this which he randomly found in a bottleo. Batch 2005/12081. Big rich aroma; dark plum, raisin, rich toffee, apple, clove, vinous dark cherry nuances, vanilla, chocolate and lightly roasted malts, aged dried fruit characteristics, hit of alcohol, fantastic really. Pours a viscous deep amber body with a collar of off-white lace, leaving legs on the glass. Texture is amazing, creamy carbonation, like silk over the tongue, slightly surup-like at times but carries the abv tremendously. Flavour is merely an extension of the aroma; baked apple, sherry, dark chocolate and vanilla, clove and cinnamon, muscat-like raisin, licorice, some citrus tang, I could go on and on and on, but the point is, its unbelievably tasty. Ridiculously long finish, slightly sweet yet with a tartness and dryness. I have to say, im a virgin to the style, but ive been seduced already!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barncatmatt (2281) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 330 ml bottle from a trade with hogtownharry. pours very dark brown with no head. good carbonation. aromas very similar to regular aventinus. dark fruits, yeast, and spice dominate. very complex flavours but nothing much different then regular aventinus. let this one warm almost to room temp if you wanna let it shine. oh and the 12% abv was not detectable by aroma or taste but i felt it half way down the glass and I was smiling like a 17 yr old boy at a tittybar by the time i was done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6004) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Expected banana and clove aroma with a pronounced metallic quality, very tinny. Cloudy brown pour with a slowly growing thick head. Full bodied, yeasty taste of currants and cloves. Cabbage finish that sets it off pretty well. Well concealed alcohol. A very drinkable bock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Pour is a ruby brown color with some sediment, minimal head. Fruity aroma with banana, plum, raisin, coffee, and chocolate notes. Flavor of coffee initially then the variety of fruit tastes. Warming alcohol is very present but not overwhelming. Somewhat fast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gpekar (496) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Pour reminded me of a weak coffee brown with just a wisp of a head. Creamy & smooth with the taste of molasses with a not overpowering alcohol aroma and taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Deep brown appearance with a very thin head. Strong aroma of malty and sweet fruit notes (I can never tell if theyre dates, prunes, figs...). Flavor strong with the same sweet fruity flavors but balanced out by minor toffee and bread on my palate. Excellent beer overall for a style that doesnt get much love. Fabulous beer for a cold winter day. The higher alcohol content warms you from within, just like a glass of brandy (only this is more fun to drink!).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottled at Schneider bar next to the Hofbrahaus in Munich. Enjoyed this during the beer tour while my wife and I talked to some Australian guys. Pours a slightly hazed brown with ruby tints. Alcohol is strong in the nose. With malty prunes, tar, and dark fruit. Sweet flavors of carmel, licorice, toffee, tar, bread, and dark fruit. The alcohol and licorice are rather strong on the tongue but a tasty beer.

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