motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 23, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
chunkous murky brown. it seems that even a bad weizenbock isn't that bad. quite dry and low in flavour except for vague grain
Chevboy (37) - Millgrove, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
If you can get past the murky appearance it's not a bad beer.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, thick head.... really... Almost too sweet for my taste.
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 [rerate needed] Nice malty aroma. First taste is hoppy and malty, very full. As you swallow a gulp, however, Pikantus begins to taste like an iced tea in which you’ve added entirely too much sweetener. I can’t shake the "sugar water" taste.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Night malty aroma. Dark brown pour. Malty, sweet, fruity, slight yeast and clove flavors. Nicely carbonated with medium feel on the palate. Very drinkable, almost as good as Aventinus.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tight head. Malty nose with good yeast presence. Hints of dark chocolate & some spices. Hints of cloves & yeast. Smooth, but well carbonated. Good balance.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild banana malt aroma.Balanced mild flavors of ripe bananas, chocolate and malt.A little weak on flavor and palate but is still a fine beer.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown with an initial big root beer head that quickly went away all together. Very sweet, syrupy malt flavor. Liquid caramel with a molassass/raison darkness to it. Not all that complicated a flavor profile, but a good sweet German dark.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
All in all this was pleasant, but, by no means, spectacular. Bananas are quite obviously present. Other than that, I found the flavors to be rather nondescript. I hate to repeat it, but its no Scheider Aventinus.
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well... I think that banana is there no doubt. Sort of a work in progress or something. Nice to have such a weird bock, but too fruity perhaps. Nice also to sink it though with eczy. Cheers mate. You coming over to watch cricket on Friday? Let me know anyway.