mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hi-Time Wine. Pours a very hazy dark brownish color. Aroma is like a nice sweet hefe. Lots of banana and bubblegum. Thick rich mouthfeel. Packs quite a punch. Like a really strong thick hefe. Alcohol is very well hidden. Quite a brew.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, cloudy, deep violet body. Large, rocky white head that settles quickly to a thin film. No lacing. I was surprised at just how much this beer resembles the regular Aventinus. It is virtually the same in all respects, except more concentrated. I picked up vinous fruit on the nose, along with dark malts and wheat. The flavor is exceedingly sweet, with dark malts, red table wine, and concentrated sour red fruits. The body is sticky and slightly cloying, with a short, sour finish. Not a huge fan of the style, but this is a nicely crafted brew.
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous maroon-amber with aroma of marsala, and figs, and raisins that translates into similar luscious flavor, Rich, complex, with alcohol eliciting the best out of the components.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2009
Date: November 17, 2004
Appearance: dark amber, headless
Aroma: sweet malty aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, too simple, may need to age a bit
Date: May 05, 2005
picking up some nice spicy character, light bitterness, redeemed and needs more study
Date: August 20, 2006
Source: brick store
Appearance: muddy brown, thin fine beige head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a touch of ripe fruit
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, nice growing chocolate character, light bitterness, picks up some fusel alcohols after reaching room temperature
Date: March 08, 2007
Source: Blind Tasting
Appearance: muddy brown, frothy beige head
Flavor: sweet dark caramel malt flavor with a nice fruity character, hot buttered caramel flavor, sugary sweetness, lots of fruity character, a big fresh load of bread
Date: December 05, 2008
Source: brick store
Aroma: sweet peppery banana aroma
Flavor: hot caramel and banana flavor, spicy clove adds a bit of balance, peppery alcohol melds well with the spicy clove
Date: August 16, 2009
Source: brick store
sweet and peppery and as wonderful as ever, banana cream pie with a dash of pepper,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
jredmond (6659) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Aventinus...hm. I did not really enjoy this beer but i understand why everyone else would. You can taste some alcohol - but not 12%. Aroma is raisin and wheat. Extremely complex - i get it, just didnt rub me the right way.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 I like the Weizen-bock much better. The palate on this one is very heavy and syrupy. Lots of bubbles in my glass, but the palate is smooth. Aroma is sweet and alcoholic. The flavor really bothers me. Its VERY sweet--raisins, plums, banana. Upfront the flavor is nice, but it leaves an aftertaste that reminds me of vomit. I’m just not a fan of heavy sweetness. Alcohol comes in late, and warms the stomach. I just had a hard time enjoying this one.
harlond (2) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2007 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a one-inch, light-colored head that does not last long. Very little lacing. The color is an opaque dark caramel. Carbonation bubbles persist for a good while. Aroma of malt. First taste is just a bit astringent, not quite as full as I expected, growing more complex, full-bodied, and sweet as the beer warms. The longer it lasted, the better I liked it. Significant sediment in the bottom of the glass, which is fine with me. An excellent, complex, flavorful beer. BTW, this is my first rating, so if it sounds like I don’t know what I’m talking about, well, I don’t.
Plovmand (7184) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely fantastic beer. Alcohol well hidden. Flavor is sweet candy, banana and wheat. I want more!
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 Great beer. Sweet plums, raisins, and some wheat in the aroma and flavor. The alcohol is well hidden by the strong sweet flavor. Full bodied, thick, and complex flavor.
Dedollewaitor (14916) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown colour with no head. Aroma & taste is roast caramel, & sweet sugar, wheat, banana. Very sweet. Medium bodied & very warm! Fine experience and I love the aventinus doppelbock so my expectations with this one were probably too high!