Aventinus Eisbock

Beer:  Aventinus Eisbock
Brewery: Schneider-Weisse
Style: Eisbock
ABV: 12.0%

Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Pilsner glass
Drinking Establishment: Kerensa’s kitchen
Primary Consumer(s): Ally & Kerensa

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OVERALL RATING:

Sight: Cloudy mahogany, with a 1-finger frothy beige head that has big bubbles lingering in it.

Scent: Smells like extremely alcoholic butterscotch candy, with notes of raisins and apple as well.

Flavor: Reminiscent of banana-flavored Laffy Taffy–banana, but that sweet-candy kind of banana. There is a spiciness as well, in the way of clove and pepper.  A note of alcohol is also evident.

Feel:  There is a sort of oiliness that coats the mouth, and the alcoholic peppery heat lingers in the throat. Low carbonation.

Concluding remarks: This complex brew from German bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn is incomparable to anything we’ve had yet.  It sort of reminds us of a Belgian, with its sweetness, but the spice notes balance it well.  The flavor also hides the high ABV well.  The brewery refers to it as “stronger than strong”–and we like it like that.

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