Review – Schneider Aventinus Weizen Eisbock
From the makers of Aventinus – 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!
Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn – Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 12 % abv. Purchased at Beverages and More, Pasadena, CA.
Appearance: A dark, murky reddish brown with white floaties dancing around in it. A quickly dissipated head leaves behind a trail of gathering bubbles at the top.
Aroma: Belgian-like yeast, dark fruit, cloves, and other spices. Also a nice alcohol presence.
Taste: Dark fruits, Belgian-like yeast, cloves, and a modest touch of hops.
Overall: A real sipper than makes you curious. Lots of stuff going on in this beer. Very tasty.