G. Schneider & Sohn Aventinus Eisbock (12%)

Aventinus EisbockWhat can I say?
Many of you will already have tried this beer.
Did I say tried?
I meant experienced.
This is an extraordinary beer.
A German wheat equivalent of a Trappist Triple.
Or something.
Eisbock pours a delicious purple brown with a creamy head and smells of woody liquorice fruit cake.
This is a BIG beer, full and round and packed with flavour.
It’s sticky with honey, candle wax, aniseed, rum, black cherries, rye bread and sage.
There are fence posts in here, damp with rain, mushrooms at their base, and an apple strudel as big as a dinner plate.
Eisbock is warm and breathless, a late night caller wooing you with Cognac and Munchies, salted peanuts, gorse bushes and Stollen cake.
Big and mental and brilliant, I wish I had another bottle.

Source: The Beer Hawk

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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One Response to G. Schneider & Sohn Aventinus Eisbock (12%)

  1. Hello Simon. I love this one. This was my take on this beast.

    This is the ultimate in wheat beer weighing in at an arse-shuddering 12%. If this beer were an animal, it would be a mountain goat. Muscular, commanding and only seen at the most precipitous heights, yes, yet it possesses a Zen-like balance, replete with a dazzling coat that keeps winter at bay. Almost black in colour, Aventinus Eisbock has an intense aroma of ripe plums, with a suggestion of marzipan and bitter almonds. There’s an abundance of banana and cloves flavours, leading to a finish that is hearty and warming.

    If you choose to climb this beer mountain, share the bottle with a friend. Choose your beer Sherpa carefully and get ready to taste the most complex wheat beer in the world.

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