Fill It or Spill It

Eisbock

In Germany on August 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm

One of my favorite beers is Aventinus from Schneider-Wiess, so I had to do a post about the Eisbock.  I’ve had the Eisbock once before, but to be honest didn’t want to do a review from memory.  So, I did what any beer nerd does…..went and bought the beer.  The Eisbock is a little hard to find; I haven’t seen it around all that much, so when in doubt just buy the beer.

The beer poured a dark brown color; it looks like cola.  The pour produced some creamy beige head that dissipated pretty quickly.  The ABV on this bad boy is a healthy 12%, so you know it is a sipper.

The aroma is classic dark fruits and raisins.  The aroma also had some cherry-like sweetness, so a little tart smelling.  There was also some brown sugar sweetness to it as well.  It’s one of those beers you want to keep smelling.  (I just noticed what an odd little sentence that was and it would only come from a beer nerd).  Moving on……

The mouthfeel was really slick, so very easy to drink.  The carbonation on it was good too because it left that carbonation tingle after every sip. It had the dark fruit sweetness, as expected from the aroma.  It also had some wine like tartness; very much like the cherry tartness I got in the aroma.  The 12% ABV is very well hidden.  If I hadn’t seen it on the bottle, I would have never known it was big on ABV just by tasting.  However, after finishing the glass I had really good buzz going.

Verdict: Fill It!  This was an easy Fill It because Aventinus is awesome.  I will absolutely have another one of these.  This beer is very enjoyable and perfect for just lounging around the house and watching some TV.    This beer is flat-out delicious and you should buy one.

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