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Schneider Aventinus Eisbock

Schneider Aventinus Eisbock is a high octane version of their original Weizenbock. At 12%, it's dangerously drinkable and is full of dried fruit before the clean, semi-dry finish.

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Heavyweight Championship of Beers: Round 3 Schneider Aventinus vs Hopfenweisse

Weizenbock is one of Bavaria's creations and there are many great examples. Two very different ones are Schneider's seminal Aventinus and its collaboration with Brooklyn Brewing, Hopfenweisse.

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Schneider Hopfenweisse

Schneider Hopfenweisse is a great collaboration between Schneider Weissbier brewing giant and American craft beer innovator Brooklyn Brewing.

Schübel Kellerbock

Schübel Kellerbock is an interesting unfiltered Bock with some Weizenbock elements but firm hopping showing as it warms.

Trunk Nothelfer Fest Bier

Trunk Nothelfer Fest Bier is malty but balanced Festbier with enough hops to dry out the finish and make it moreish.

Ebensfelder Heller Bock

Ebensfelder Heller Bock is a richly malty but well-balanced brew with ample hopping, making for a dry easy drinking Bock.

Ebensfelder Dunkler Bock

Ebensfelder Dunkler Bock is a rich contemplate brew full of cocoa and roast and is deceptively strong at 7.2%. It's one of my favorites of 2020.

Leupser Weihnachtsbock

Gradl's everyday dark beer is one of Bavaria's finest and their elusive Weihnachtsbock is a dark Christmas treat with lots of roast and hops to counterbalance the ample malt which brings this potent Bock to 7.2%.

Zum Löwenbräu Fest Löwe

Zum Löwenbräu Fest Löwe is an excellent balanced Festbier with a great mix of malt, grain and hops and a dry semi-bitter finish.

Hennemann Bockbier Dunkel

Hennemann Bockbier Dunkel is a rich unfiltered chestnut beauty with a gorgeous rocky tan head and rich malty palate tinged with burnt toffee. There are ample hops to make for a semi-dry bittersweet finish.