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Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Weizen Bock
Erding, Germany

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RATINGS: 815   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Lovers of strong beer need not worry that ERDINGER Weissbier Pikantus 'dark bock beer' is going to be too sweet, as is the case with so many bock beers. Despite the higher alcohol content, the Erding brew masters have succeeded in retaining the special Pikantus taste.


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2002
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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2003
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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2003
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2003
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2002
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2002
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
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..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2002
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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2002
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.


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