Category Archives: German Eisbock

H.K. Lovecraft Eisbock

Brewery: H.K. Lovecraft
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 9%
Style: German Eisbock
Other Notes: 25 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from H.K. Lovecraft Facebook post) Our Eisbock is made by freeze distillation. It’s full bodied, along with touches of cake. Outstanding sweet aroma of caramel malt and forward. High alcohol content without rising to the level of booziness. Take a sip and indulge in this amber beer.

My rating: 4
My rating: 4.13
My rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml wrapped bottle, with no clear bottled on or best before date (despite it stating ‘see the label’ multiple times). Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A nice clear amber copper colour with a one finger off white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malt, honey, caramel, with notes of plum, bubblegum and booze.
Taste: Sweet malt, honey sweetness, caramel and plum.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Lots of sweet and malty characteristics, but nicely balanced in that it’s not overly sweet or cloying, with a nice mix of honey, caramel and plum notes. Alcohol is also well hidden.


Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock

Brewery: Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Country: Germany
ABV: 12%
Style: German Eisbock
Other Notes: 15 IBUs. Hops – Hallertauer Tradition and Magnum. Malts – 60% wheat malt, 40% barley malt from the region of Kelheim.

Brewer Description: (from website) Stronger than strong. Powerful aromas and an intense flavor.

Mahogany, nearly black Eisbock. The aroma reminds of ripe plums with a hint of bitter almonds and marzipan displaying strong characteristics of banana and clove. It is full and warming on your palate. The ideal digestive after a great dish.

Aventinus Eisbock is a class by its own. Legend has it that Aventinus barrels froze during transport in cold winter days. Brewers tasted the liquid that had remained unfrozen and were most deligthed. As the water freezes before the alcohol, what remains is a concentrated Aventinus – concentrated in aroma and in alcohol. We can offer this delight at any time of the year.

My rating: 4
My rating: 4.39
My rating: 4.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 5th May 2020. Using Tap 6 as its base is a very good start.
Appearance: It poured a dark brown colour with a reddish/purple tint. There was barely any head other than a thin tan coloured layer and not much lacing.
Aroma: Sweet plum, grape, bubblegum, caramel with some light booze.
Taste: Dark fruits, grape, plum, prune, bubblegum, syrup.
Mouthfeel: Mid to full bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: My first Eisbock and a very good one at that. Considering its 12% ABV, although there was a small amount of alcohol in the nose, there was none in the taste. Very easy to drink and wish I had a few more bottles on hand to age.

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