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


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RATINGS: 2525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 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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delirium2 (4) - ridgefield, Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2008 does not count
a good beer. But when it comes to aventinus you cant beat the original. I only suggest the eisbock if you want the extra alcohol or like a really sweet powerfull tasting beer.

DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Mud brown pour with a nice inch of foamy tan head. Ultra sweet aroma of plum, banana, caramel, butter, and a little yeast. Wow, much more alcohol in the flavor then the aroma. Initial taste is soft and sweet, with a buttery caramel like body, but the finish is almost straight alcohol. Leaves my mouth numb actually. Lot of spice in there too.

rocbyter (2165) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Sweet fruity aroma and evidence of alcohol. Similar to a Belgian. Cloudy dark brown with a large tan head. Slightly bitter in the start then developing a strong sweetness that mellows in the finish. Moderate body.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle during Maria’s Ton Up Tasting.
Mid amber brown with a slim off white head. Sweet as hell and almost buttery in the aroma. The extra alcohol spoils a lot of what I like so much about the regular Aventinus but it’s still pretty damn good. Very little of the 12% is hidden and strangely enough, the more I drink the more I like... Am I getting drunk I wonder... It’s hardcore but rather lovely in a perverted sort of way. Marzipan, sweet as anything and some big stinging alcohol. Looking forward to trying the bottle I have set aside for aging, I’m sure it will be much better.

nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown, hint of banana, very sweet flavours, the alcohol has a nice kick and is predominant but still has a smooth finish. Not quite there with the original but a quality beer nonetheless.

andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2008
12 oz bottle. aroma: sweeter malts, juicy like a sweet plum that has been over-extracted. even white grapes and passion fruit show up on the nose, as well as a violet and wildflower fragrance. the appearance yields a thicker brown/earthy hue; head is compiled of millions of tiny bubbles, about avg in size. the taste is quite unique, even for an eisbock. it’s a fruit bomb in the mouth, with elevated acidity; complemented by sweet honey like malts and an alcoholic yet subtly smooth finish with over-ripened berry and bing cherry flavors. this is quite impressive and the alcohol is masked, though does show itself a bit on the finish. nonetheless, it’s quite a clean and scrumptious beer.

french tickler (648) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
Shared with Pyrozoid. Murky light brown prune like poor with a thin light brown head. Aromas of brown sugar, maple syrup, alochol, caramel, hints of peppermint, dried raisins... Creamy full bodied, sweet and perfecty balanced mouthfeel. Flavors are mixed dark fruits, prunes, salty, pepper, alcohol induced... Not as great as the original... definitely worthy of my liking. Very evolutive...

Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
(Dégusté avec french tickler) Biere brune brouillé. Collet tres mousseux et stable. Arome de sirop d’érable, sucre brun, creme de menthe, poivré et raisin sec. Gout tres cremeux, sucre, raisin, petit coté bonbon et caramel. Une biere complexe d’une qualité supérieur et définitivement a essayé.

SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2008
On tap: This was cloudy brown in color and had aromas of chocolate, burnt caramel. The palate was missing weight and power but remained smooth.

TonyDiUlio (679) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2008
nice and smooth. Poured dark with little head. It had an aroma of fruit, not sure what type, but it was there. it was nice to drink with a nice after taste

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