Aventinus Eisbock
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn

Aventinus EisbockAventinus Eisbock
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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
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Ranked #1,942
4.25 | pDev: 11.06%
Sunday at 02:11 AM
Nov 05, 2001
Aventinus has been known to be the most intense and complex Wheat-Doppelbock in the world. This was the case in the past, but not anymore... Recently, Hans Peter Drexler, Brewmaster at G. Schneider & Sohn, heard some stories about some extra special Aventinus resulting from some partial freezing during a cold winter transport in the 1930's. He decided to recreate this classic "mistake" to further concentrate Aventinus in a modern, controlled facility. Thus, the Aventinus Eisbock was reborn. Prost!

Georg Schneider VI, 6th Generation Brewer

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Reviewed by mpruden from Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle at fridge temperature into a glass mug.

Look: Dark apple cider with a massive beige head that mostly dissipated within a couple minutes, leaving some lacing, which then also disappeared.

Nose: Light scent of stone fruit with a bit of brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: Very thick, adequate carbonation.

Attack: Follows the nose, plus alcohol. A little more malt flavor as the beer warms.

Finish: All alcohol.

Overall: This is my first Eisbock ever, so I’m hard put to know what to compare it to. It seems to fit the BA style description well. It reminds me somewhat of a Wee Heavy, but I like a good Wee Heavy better. I don’t think this’ll be my favorite beer or style, but that’s not a good reason to downgrade it.
Oct 28, 2023
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Rated by USArmyRangerVet from New York

5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Wow, just wow. Superb.
Oct 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep amber colour. Head lingers longer than expected. Smell is fruity, caramel and boozy. Something seems familiar, but I can't quite name it. Taste is very much the same with a lingering warmess. Freeze distillation does it make more boozy than other beers of the same abv. Feel is smooth and sweet. First time I've really liked a German beer.
Oct 15, 2023
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured a 330ml bottle into a pint glass. A big four finger bubbly tan head on cloudy dark amber brown.The head sticks around to the end. Some patchy lacing.
Spice and caramel in the nose. Sweet. Slightly boozy.
Banana bread, figs, raisin and molasses. Alcohol is present but very smooth.
Medium body and low carbonation.
An awesome beer! Very complex and well crafted. Don't pass it by.
Oct 13, 2023
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Fantastic doppelbock...

Pours out like liquid caramel, dark caramel, but thick and rich as I would imagine it would. The smell is sweet and malty with just enough of the booze to let you know it will warm you up quick...and boy does it. Mouthfeel, though carbonated, is thick and full-bodied which makes up for it. Great beer, kinda off the style, but a welcomed experience.
Sep 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Spade from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark coppery-red body with a thick beige head. The flavor is alcohol with malty sweetness and a hint of toffee. The finish has some slight hoppiness with the cleanness of a lager. If this isn't perfect it's very close.
Sep 02, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by a_pal0 from Italy

Jul 05, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by doctorgary from New York

Jul 01, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by not2quick from Missouri

May 21, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by amp112 from California

May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by Krusader from Wisconsin

May 05, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by siege06nd from Virginia

Apr 30, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by meanmutt from Ohio

Apr 03, 2023
Rated: 4.32 by waudozer from Canada (BC)

Mar 08, 2023
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Reviewed by rhamning from Ohio

4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Medium brown, cloudy/hazy, a bright brown. A bit of a head that persists. Nutmeg, caramel, banana in the nose. Fruity. Full body, smooth feel. Nothing off putting. Round, smooth, enjoyable. Sweet but not excessively. Well balanced. Long finish with nothing unpleasant. Very good.
Feb 27, 2023
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Reviewed by MrOH from Maryland

4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours extremely dark brown, dense off-white head, ok retention and lacing, but I'm going to give the beer the benefit of the doubt and say that the glass wasn't washed as well as it could have been.
Smells like a banana bread with raisins that's been soaked in spiced rum.
Damn. Raisins, bananas, nut muffins, caramels, clove, and a booziness that is warming and prominent but not harsh at all.
Heavy bodied, syrupy but not cloying, low carbonation
This is a good one for a Christmas nightcap. Not something I could see drinking more than once a year and only on the coldest of nights.
Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Dec 25, 2022
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