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


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RATINGS: 2472   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Canuckistani (41) - Dundas, Ontario, - 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.

Schnabelhund (92) - TAIWAN - AUG 15, 2017
Aventinus Eisbock pours a dark brown color with a minimal tan head. The dense and fruity bouquet is brimming with ripe banana, backed by plums, prunes, as well as molasses and develops a slight savory note over time, while the clove note is subdued compared to the Aventinus this brew is derived from. The attack characterized is sweet, lightly roasty malts, caramel, as well as chocolate and is followed by a full-bodied mid-palate of brown bananas, dark fruits, and spices, although again with a surprisingly subdued note of cloves. The hop bitterness rises during the rich caramel finish with a light coffee note, in which the warmth from the alcohol is impressively well hidden for a brew that weighs in at 12% ABV. The thick, rich, yet smooth and surprisingly fizzy texture makes for an amazingly pleasant mouthfeel. Although whether the already great Aventinus benefits from the eisbock treatment certainly is a matter of taste, this big brew undoubtedly is a work of art worthy of praise.

Scipio (1109) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Pours brown with a full beige head that recedes slowly. The nose isn’t boozy at all, but is is sweet. Rather powerful, its very heavy in caramel and raisin, has some grape, fig, and hints of wheat. The taste remains sweet, but now I’ve found the alcohol flavors. And not very surprising, they’re pretty potent. Cherry is the main compliment here, with raisin, caramel, and plum in support as well. Alcohol and cherry aftertaste. Full bodied, with a thick, syrupy texture, and being more soft in carbonation. The alcohol content becomes apparent almost instantly with this one. Overall, this tastes very good but caution should be exercised. I wouldn’t want to drink more than one of these or at the end of the night.

poznan (45) - POLAND - AUG 7, 2017
Barwa brunatna, piana niska. W aromacie chleb, twaróg, owoce. Smak nie jest wcale zdominowany przez nuty chlebowe, jest naprawdę sporo owoców, ale wychodzi też alkohol. Pozostawia dość "winny" posmak. Piwo z dużym potencjałem, szkoda że alkohol nie jest lepiej ukryty.

Tjomleif (236) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle. This has tremendous aroma of berries, cloves and banana soaked in bourbon. The head lasts through the whole glass, topping a body of deep garnet.

ironprog (87) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2017
11.2 oz. bottle. AROMA: Scent of smoked gouda, caramel, and alcohol. APPEARANCE: Pours an opaque, dark brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly. TASTE: Very sweet with undertones of salt. Flavor of raisins is quite predominant, with a little bit of bubble gum on the back end. PALATE: Full bodied with a creamy texture. Carbonation is a bit lively. Finish is long and sweet. OVERALL: I believe that this is the first Eisbock brew that I’ve tried, and I have to say, I am quite impressed. The only negative thing I can say is that it is very sweet (even when it is ice cold), so it might be difficult to have more than one at a time. But that one will be oh so good!!

OminouSC2 (722) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2017
Mahogany color, medium sized beige head. Sweet aromas with caramel, sugar, malt, alcohol and spices. Sweet malt taste with caramel, brown sugar, spices, syrup and raisins.

lkowalkowski (438) - POLAND - JUL 25, 2017
Barwa soku ze sliwek. Bardzo ladna piana, drobna i gesta. W aromacie glównie sliwki i nuty chlebowe. W smaku dochodzi delikatna karmelowa slodycz, szlachetny alkohol delikatnie wyczuwalny, absolutnie to nie przeszkadza. Bardzo dobre piwo.

loscovar (393) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle from Saveur Bière.com Wow, this is fantastic!! It has an crazy liquorice aftertaste that last forever! Genius beer!!

meccahh69lol (245) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2017
well this is delightful and meets our heightened expectations. It has a lovely plummy sour smell with a pleasant whiff of alcohol very present. The appearance is a rich mahogany purple that looks like a dark Belgian. The is a whizz bang punch of plums, sweet yeast, some malt, and an almost red wine like savory finish. It’ll make you nibble like a bunny. Very very good stuff, wish it wasn’t 6 bucks a bottle or I’d drink it all the time. Good for a pre Jackbox cook sesh with some Best Show after a 10 mile urban hike.

dambor (723) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2017
Pours dark brown with small head. Aroma: raisins, grapes, dried plums, a bit of alcohol aroma. Taste: very thick taste of dark dried fruit such as plums, raisins, a bit of alcohol.

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