Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock Ale, Kelheim

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# BISCHNEWCX
Country: Germany
Region: Bavaria
Sub-Region: Kelheim
Grape Varietal: Eisbock
Review Score: 99BA
Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

24 bottles in stock for
in-store purchase.
$3.99
Available in-store only.

Phenolic/clovey with musty aromas, soft grains. Smooth, creamy and beyond malty on first contact. Malt body is full, thick, syrupy with treacle, honey, coffee, buttery toffee, chocolate, rum and a unique tropical fruity quality way back on the palate. Clove flavours pop-up all over, and you can taste a bit of the wheat and its husky tannins. Alcohol is there, and warming. Things get a bit coarse for a moment as a raw hop flavour tries is hardest to break thru the malt. It fails. The malt wins, and as a result there's very little bitterness (touch of cheesy flavour and feel, but it's real of hidden). Finish is soft, with all sorts of wacky residuals on the palate. This is one rich and robust beer with incredible depth and complexity. I love this beer. It's got a Plato of 28.7 or around a 1.117 specific gravity, which is very high. Hard to tell the alcohol content without knowing how it finished, but you can be assured that it's very high, especially given the freezing process of this beer -- said to be around 12-13%abv. This beer is a must for wheat beer and/or beer cellaring fans. Absolutely luscious.

99 points, BeerAdvocate (Jan 2002)