skortila (4348) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very weak aroma. It's hard to say what's in it. Malts certainly, bit sweet. Cloudy, brown coloured, off-white head. Nice, doesn't really last however. Taste is okay. Sweet and roasted malty; banana's. Bit yeasty and spicy. Fresh palate. Decent brew.
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown colour with a generous light brown coloured lasting head. Aroma of malt, slight banana and caramel.Taste of pepper and ice coffee and malt.This is easier to drink than the Aventinus as the alcohol is not as noticeable but it is not as complex.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 Dark black/brown. Nice, slightly foamy, dimishing off-white head. Caramalty aroma. The first zip reveals the stronger doppelbock character. In contrast to Aventinus, which hides the double malt behind a wheat character. Malty sweetness combined with a yeasty, wheaty taste. Spicy. A great beer, not as good as Aventinus, but certainly better than the average rating suggests. Re-rate: After drinking this for a couple of times more, I found that it is simply lacking in complexity for a Weizenbock. RE-rerate: After finishing my case (20 bottles) I think it´s even less great than before.
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yes, thedm, this beer went very, very well with our steak supper. Good choice! This was a very drinkable and enjoyable beer that was much to my liking. It poured a large sized frothy tan head with fine-small sized bubbles that was mostly diminishing. The body was opaque and carbonated with a dark brown hue. The nose was malty and sweet with a caramel and brown flavor that lasted from start to finish. It had a very, very smooth mouthfeel and it was light bodied. There was very sparse lacing with this beer.
thedm (4888) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew poured a very large envigorated head of light brown colored mostly diminishing foamy finely sized bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a hazy dark brown colored carbonated body. The aroma was mild with a sweet caramel malt overtone and the mouthfeel was very smooth from start to its mildly tart finish. The flavor had a slight well hidden alcohol content to it with some "Brown" flavor along with its dark malt taste. This was a very good beer that went very will withour steak dinner.
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very dark cloudy brown color with some sediment in suspension. The texture is quite heavy. Flavor is very "Earthy", but doesn't quite do it for me.
RichardGretton (4182) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark thick and chimney black beer, with a sweet wheat beer aroma, and a nice mild dunkel flavour. A very good dunkel, it is so much better when it is served in the right glass.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty disappointing really. Not much aroma, just a touch of alcohol and toasty malt, but lacking any of the characteristic clove/banana/phenolic smells. Appearance was very good, very flocculent yeast (very clear in glass), with massive head. Flavour also uninspiring. Thin, bubbly, alcoholic and slightly sweet. It was quite drinkable, but very boring.
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rounded dark look, and a pleasant drinking experience. Not many flavors, or different angles of approach. Fine, if unspectacular.
kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown with a dense, light tan, lasting head. Very malty w/ a raisin and chocolate malt aroma. It doesn't have the spicy clove or banana esters I expected. Heavily malty and more bock like than weizen like. Very malty sweet from first sip to finish and aftertaste, but not cloying; very well balanced and no hop flavor whatsoever. Some of the peppery spiciness is in the flavor that is absent in the aroma. Slightly fruity; it also seems to dry as it warms instead of finishing very sweet. Higher carbonation and light medium m/f adds to enjoyment along with a pleasant warming alcohol. Not my favorite weizenbock, but a very nice beer anyway. Nice quaffer for a fall campfire!