Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Aventinus - Weizen-Eisbock

An ice-distilled wheat doppelbock, brewed by G. Schneider & Sohn of Germany

12.0% ABV

Pours a cloudy, raisin brown color.It has a tall, pillowy cream head, which quickly dissipates and leaves modest lacing.

The aroma has a rich, caramel maltiness loaded with sweet, sticky, plummy fruit notes. Despite the high ABV, there's only a slight alcohol burn in the nose.

Taste & Feel
Taste is strong and malty. Much like the aroma, it is filled with sweet, syrupy caramel and plum notes. I enjoyed the warm raisin finish and the touch of apricot in the aftertaste. 

It has a medium body and rich, smooth flavor.

A tasty brew. The high alcohol content hides itself well. The price is a bit steep, but worth grabbing a bottle or two.

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