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


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RATINGS: 2410   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (2101) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Brown color. I taste cherry---with lots of sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. No hops that I can detect..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle at Mondial 07
Appearance: hazed brown with medium creamy white head.
Rich, fruity with hints of cherry. Soft wheat character with huge malty backing.
Full bodied. Clean and smooth alcohol welcomes you at start nicely warming your palate. It blends seamlessly into fruity malty mash. Soft and clan at such strength is commendable. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2007
12oz - 2004 - Intense toasted malt and caramel aroma. Raisin, toffee, chocolate and alcohol. Pours deep copper with a small head, decent lacing and tons of floaties even though I poured it carefully. Flavor is fruity raisin, black cherry, plum with a malty chocolate and caramel finish. Palate is sticky and sweet. Alcohol is hidden well but the warmth lets you know its there. A very tasty and complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Pours a red brown with an off white head. Wheat, apples, pears, and sugar on the nose. Taste is sweet with lots of fruit, wheat on the backside which shifts to a taste almost of yellow cake. Alil warm. Very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle. 2005 vintage. Pours deep rich brown. Quite viscous looking. Very thin white head. Odd aroma: blackstrap molasses and motor oil with a hint of alcohol. Oily on the palate. Quite vinous and alcohol-y tasting. Notes of raisins, dates, malt, yeast. Finishes surprisingly dry and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3938) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle at Mondial de la Bire (Montral). Dark brown body topped with a lasting beige foamy head. Complex aroma and taste that carry fruity and yeasty hints. Texture is smooth and finish is warming. Very similar to the Doppelbock. Awesome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mart (211) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2007
Mondial de la bire 07. Couleur brune-chocolat fonce. Quelle mousse fantastique ! paisse et persistente. Nez superbe de clou de girofle, de bananes, dpices, dalcool. Got puissant malt, sucr, pic, levure, banane, domin par lalcool. Finale longue en alcool. Corps assez rond. Cette bire est gniale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Clear bright light red brown with an offwhite to light tan head diminishing to next to nothing. Sweet cinnamon nose tinged with alcohol. The banana/clove esters of the standard version are nearly absent compared to the forward alcohol. Bubble gum and tutti fruiti abound. Feels a bit syupy with some low carbonation, though later sips after harder pours were creamy and smooth. Perhaps it was the yeast. A medicinal sweet alcohol reminiscent of a decent sambuca. Sweetness is cut by alcohol and then some. Cinnamon, cloves, some allspice. Banana comes out more toward the end of the bottle (the yeast?). Some buttery diacetyl well cut/hidden by the alcohol. The heat is in fact a bit overwhelming. Some anise in the lingering aftertaste. Immediately fruity and alcoholic finish. Toned down alcohol would go a long way in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdp (59) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Picked this up at Pizza Italia. It was the last bottle. Serial number on the back label 2005/09212. Little to no head when poured. Nice sweet smell almost reminscent of malta. Sweet, malty flavor with a slight alcohol taste at the end, but still quite smooth. Had hints of caramel, vanilla, faint molasses/sugar cane. I actually enjoyed the flavor more as I drank it. I let my wife taste it and she took the last 3-4 ounces from me and proclaimed it one of her new favorites. Would like to have a few in Dec/Jan because 90F weather probably isnt the best for this style of beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2007
why did i choose to buy/drink this during the summer? because theres nothing interesting left at binnys chicago for me to buy. i hated the other shneider aventinus beer i had, but as the steve winwood song says, when you see a chance, take it. held up to the light this beer is pretty, apple ciderish with a 1/16inch head. from afar, it looks like a murky mess. smells pretty appetizing. definitely a wheat backbone but quite a bit of pears and apple rinds on top of it. definitely a sweetness thats there to try to hide the alcohol, and a bit of a champagne aroma for that reason. taste is unfortunately a bit wild for me. very sugary, almost puckeringly so. definitely a bit of wheat as soon as the beer arrives on the tongue. its actually not so bad, i was influenced by the rating from the person before me. still very sweet, but i like the complexity and all the fruit on that back end. too carbonated and alcoholic on the palate.

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