Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock (330ml Bottle)
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!
Wow, what a great beer. Poures dark brown with a nice white head that is about 1/2 inch and slowly disapates. Amorma is rich with hints of caramel, dark fruits (rasins, plums, etc.). Taste is awesome with a full body that lasts on the palate. The roasted malts, and other flavors mask the alcohol reministant of the better trappist ales. This beer rates with the best in my book.
A stronger version of Doppelbock. Deep copper to black. Very alcoholic. Typically brewed by freezing a doppelbock and removing resulting ice to increase alcohol content.