eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2002
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
smells all right - black bananas. goes downhill from there. murky brown, thin, bubbly. shallow caramel flavour precedes ugly cheap vodka/boiled vegetable finish. an insult to aventinus drinkers
GermanBrews76 (678) - 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.
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.
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, 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.
jsquire (3337) - 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.
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.
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.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Drive your car full of chocolate bars to the abandoned steel mills of Buffalo, go to the edge of Lake Erie and fill your glass with lake water...walk back to your car and open it up to find that the chocolate bars have come alive from the sun's piercing rays and are now rapidly oozing into every crevice..
Now all you see is liquid chocolate with sharp metal objects sticking out here and there..now forget all about that and take a big swig of your cold lake water..mmmm..now open your eyes..your in a padded room, totally restrained, and drinking pepsi from a tube..
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.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is no Aventinus by any means. The Beverage Tasting Institute of Chicago gave this a 98 out of 100...I wonder if they were drinking the same beer I was drinking because this does not deserve a score like that.