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


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RATINGS: 2522   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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badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle number 040372. Beer poured out a burnt caramel color. Smells of yeast and banana, wonderful! Taste is caramelly with a strong presence of banana and various fruits. Mouthfeel is very syrupy and has an alcohol burn in the end, though not enough to take away from the beer. Drinkability is good, though I wouldn’t want to have a lot. One is probably enough in a night.

cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
500ml bottle
12.0% Abv
I tried this beer on December 23, 2007 after purchasing from my local LCBO outlet. The beer poured a dark brown with a fluffy tan coloured head which didn’t very long. The aroma was malt and sugar. It was a sweet smell. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied, slightly creamy, and medium carbonated. The flavour is primarily malty, but there is a peppery sense to the taste as well as an almost licorice taste.

corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 Pours a dar, clougy brown with very small beige head. Aroma of wheat, chocolate, plum, raisin and alcohol. Stronger fruit and alcohol taste than regular Aventinus. Tastes of raisin, plum and blackberry. Nice warm alcohol presence.

wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Tasted in Toronto. From Chimay chalice. Pours same brownish, muddy, purple colour as Aventinus Weizen (AW). No head. Cloudy..,.(n)ice.. After an initial sampling, I felt this was simply an H2O evaporated AW. On second sampling I did a full 180. The aroma, flavour and impact of the alcohol are exponentially more impactful than AW. Its like AW on steroids. My goodness.

wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Pours a murky brown with a diminshing beige head. The aroma is sweet, raisins being most prominent, with some notes of alcohol, and licorice. The flavour reflects the aroma, with very sweet notes of raisin, a warm alcohol feeling, and a tasty licorice finish. A damn tasty brew.

Tessic (1146) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
This eisbock poured a cloudy deep brown colour with a nice creamy tan coloured head. To the nose you could get scents of alcohol, raisen, ripe fruit and cream. First taste was very strong tasteing with a strong alcohol flavour flollowed by a kind of weiner yeast taste. Thats right weiners. Some ripe fruit and raisen flavours with spices. The finish is very perfume / floral tasting with hints of more spice and yeast. The palate is sweet with a lingering flavour of floral honey. Slightly bitter flavour at the very end.

Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2007
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a medium white head, great aroma, very much reminds me of ayinger celebrator, great brew overall.

Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Cloudy brown brew with a tight head. Aroma of raisins and bread and a surprisingly delicate and sweet taste, that improves as the beer approaches room temperature. A great bock to sip on a cold day. Nice mild lingering flavour that reminds of a GOOD fruitcake. Absolutely superb.

Becker (14) - Bayern, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2007
Plumb, raisen, alcohol aroma. Tan head and medium brown body. This doesn’t taste like a 12% beer, but you feel it. Very full sweet malt flavor with nice soothing finish. Quite nice.

Canuckistani (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2007
(5cL bottle from Barrie, Ontario) Strong, heavy beer, as an Eisbock is supposed to be. Pours a dark, cloudy, thick stream with a nice head that would probably have ended up nicely if I had tried to make it good in a proper glass (using a pilsener glass unfortunately). Head is white; lacing is reasonable but not as thick as it should be for a beer this strength, in my opinion. Alcohol is noticeable, but only to an aficionado of strong -bocks; makes itself known through the palate. Spicy citrus notes similar to a Belgian witbier are to be expected. Initial sweet flavour becomes increasingly salty as time goes by; finish is very long and astringent at first.

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