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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 1940ís, 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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/9/2013.11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. 2010 vintage. A: Pours a very dark brown with good opacity due to the haziness of the yeast. Huge yeast particles settle on the bottom of the glass. This features really impressive head retention for 12% - I poured it about 4 minutes ago and thereís still a solid off-white colored film left on top. S: The first thing I notice is huge dark fruit sweetness, along with lighter fruit esters and even some faded hops. After a while, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and chocolate will enter the picture. Thereís a noticeable oxidation to the aroma, giving it both a stronger fruit vibe along with an underlying soy note to it. The alcohol presence is mercurial; itís about what I expected. T: Flavors start off with a lot of ripe cherries and wheat malt. Afterwards, it shows hints of soy sauce (in a mild, pleasing fashion), chocolate, ripe pear, and apple. Not quite as deep, or even as intensely flavored as I expected. Once it warms up, it becomes more and more boozy without really contributing much complexity, and after a while becomes even sweeter; though it also becomes spicier in the finish as well. So yeah, this does have a bit of complexity and depth to it. Warts and all, this is a hell of an experience - and honest to God, itís enjoyable. M: At the first sip, itís just about the silkiest damn thing Iíve ever put in my mouth. After a while, it becomes a bit more astringent and even boozy. Combined with the carbonation, it features that subtle íairy sponge cakeí quality to the texture. While itís hard for me to taste the alcohol, itís very easy to notice on the tongue, esophagus, and stomach - the syrupy finish doing its job to an extent. O: Fresh, Iím sure the booze would knock my tongue out, but itís done a good job of evolving into something soft and mellow...ish. I seriously canít imagine how boozy this would be with only a month or two of age on it. The warmer it gets, the harsher it gets - and the less I want to drink it. Worth a try, but drink cold!


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Korcz (3375) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 25, 2017
Backlogi z kilku ostatnich tygodni - ciąg dalszy. Kran, 2016 rocznik. Znakomite połączenie bardzo intensywnych nut ciemnego pieczywa, suszonych śliwek. Gęste, ze świetnie ukrytym alko. Klasa.

3.4
47574xeCD (1123) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle at home bought from Beer Gonzo. Pours cloudy brown with cream colour head. Nose is malts wheat fruit. Taste is a mix of malt, yeast, wheat, dark fruits, hint of red wine, Quite tangy and tart.

3.9
SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Opaque brown with a thin beige ring of bubbles. Medium body with moderately high carbonation and warming alcohol.

Aroma: artichoke, toffee, pilsner malt, bready puding, caramel, creme brulee.

Taste: creme brulee with burnt sugar, fig and raisin, caramel, clean warm alcohol. Not as estery or phenolic as I expected being familiar with regular Aventinus.

2.7
M2ATK (21) - MEXICO - JUN 18, 2017
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! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
TomHendriksen (497) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
Fles gekocht in Edam-Volendam. Het is een donkerbruin bier met een kleine schuimkraag. Het is een kruidig bier, geeft een warm prikkelend gevoel, smaak blijft lang hangen in de mond.

3.8
beer-yum (1656) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2017
Restrained aroma in deep dark brown pour. Surprisingly light body (for strength) with complex, yet subtle, blend of spicy banana bread with a puree of preserved fruit on the side. Deliciously different - and dangerously so.

4
beskid (71) - Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2017
Intense weizen aromas with dark notes. Sweet and dense, bananas, rum, raisins, dark malts.

4.4
Jabic (564) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Ar: Deep maltiness, chocolate undertones; banana, bread pudding, and rum; booze-soaked peach skins and raisins. Ap: Brown-amber and hazy; medium-small light tan head with moderate retention, leaves a cap of foam, made up of medium-small bubbles. T: Rum and raisins; doughy and rich, dark caramel and roasted pudding; medium-high sweetness, fully and luscious but not cloying; booze flavor, but extremely clean and pleasant, with just a hint of rose; bitterness is low, no hop flavor; caramelized peaches and black pepper. P: Full body with high carbonation; finish is medium-sweet. O: Wow; this beer is mind-blowing; great depth of fruit flavor, perfect balance of alcohol heat, sweetness, and fruitiness; rich beyond belief, yet so drinkable.

3.9
vbaudry (141) - - JUN 10, 2017
Red brown robe with thin white head. Nose on malt, herbs and licorice. Bubbly attack that pops a bit on the palate. Medium/heavy body, quite sweet on caramel notes. Finish is sweet, liquorous, on caramel and herbs. Alcohol comes back after the finish. Has a certain complexity regarding aromas, not easy to distinguish. Quite interesting even if not too much my stuff.

4.1
pgliszczu (46) - - JUN 6, 2017
(330ml bottle) Aroma: Strong for sure, some fenols (kinda like in belgian beers), sweeteness, caramel, no alcohol. Complexed.
Appearance: Nice, quite big head, dark and unclear liquid.
Taste: Sweet and slightly sour. In flavour is very complexed, there is wheat, caramel, fenols too, slightly malty and breadish.
Palate: Medium to full body, oval and creamy texture, fizzy carbonation (definitelyy too much carbonated).
Overall: Great beer, for sure, aroma wasnít that astonishing, but in mouth the beer is simply amazing (carbonation is bad though) - complexed, full of flavours, no alcohol at all - simply amazing. Maybe I would prefer some more bocks typical flavours, but still - amazing.
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