Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
í06 bottle #10527. Consumed12-09-07 side-by-side with regular version. As others have stated chestnut color fits rather well. Tannish head fades rather quickly. Aroma pretty close less rotten banana with some alcohol in the background. Flavor doesnít have as big of a banana characer, but more sweet dark candied fruits. Alcohol takes over towards the finish, diminishes score a little bit. Wheat not as chewy, sweeter and almost cloying at times. Still pretty solid overall.
darkninja67 (40) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle- pours a cloudy brown with good carbonation. Head dissipates quickly. Aroma is strong with this one. Almost smells like a Unibroue. Taste raisins and the alcohol is well hidden for a 12% brew. Very easy to drink. Overall an extremely well done German brew.
cheap (5148) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Freshly baked Italian bread and chocolaty milk olfactory. Inpissate when poured from the bottle. A swirling, hypnotizing, brown beer. Good representation of a dark beer for the human eye. Feels like a high perched copse on the tongue, no detectable carbonation, just something creamy, clear and free. Sweet, mephitic and aphoristic, all in one swig. Overall, borders on impudicity. Though a rather strong beer, it hides itís 12% alky nature with prim and pretension. This stuff is pretty much on par with the regular Aventis.
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, that I had to really push for to get (supposed to be in stock, still in the back, mis-marked; thankfully the LCBO employee was friendly and helpful enough to go search it out for me). Appearance: Pours a deep, dark, and murky brown, almost black actually, with a large beige head, that almost has a purple tint to it. Itís so dark and murky I canít even make out a definitive over-all colour when I hold it up to some light. Aroma: lots of yeast, fruity esters, hints of the alcohol, sweet hints of malt complexities, fairly powerful smelling actually. NOTE: The aroma actually does eventually start to spread throughout the room! Taste: POWERFUL! In a good way of course. The yeast hits first, setting the stage for the sweet fruity aspects, which gives way for alcohol, then a very loooooong sweet, malty, complex finish. I swear my tongue almost vibrated during the finish with the sweet flavours rolling up and down it. You can definitely tell this is a 12% ABV brew, yet the alcohol isnít cloying, it just calmly makes itself known. The mouth-feel is probably fuller than any other beer Iíve ever had! Itís so complex Iím tasting totally new things while just sitting here and thinking about it. Actually every sip I take seems to be something new, but there seems to be an underlying theme of fruits, not necessarily just dark ones like prunes, but also vague hints of peach, grapes and cherries? Wow. Another theme seems to be the bubble-gum sweetness flavour that I really liked in the normal Aventius. The thickness and sweetness almost makes me think of maple syrup, with some musky woodiness added. WOW. I can not stress enough how impressed I am. The more whiffs you take, the more you can smell, and the more you let it sit and warm, the more complex and tasty it gets. The 12% ABV seems to demand respect for this beer, and it is not undeserved!
pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The pour puts a murky chestnut colored beer in the goblet with a sufficient sticky cap that laces.
Aroma is like Aventinus but less pungent and more defined and complex...clove phenolic bubblegum-passion fruit-banana and cocoa is very distinct...glorious !
The flavor is Aventinus doppelbock on steroids..the concentrated malt acts like a rich viscous sweet bread blanket which floods the palate leaving the banana-bubblegum-fruity esters to poke up through it and the clove phenols stab through this complexity the ice process creates.
This is my flag beer...I love it...itís pretty much bottled sex
DerWeg (1579) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Must be approached almost like a Belgian. Unlike Trappist ales, the Eis-Weizenbock does not rely on the addition of spices, sugars or non-malt íadjunctí grains. It is all in the yeast and craftsmanship.
It has all the strength, warmth, fullness of aroma, and persistence of flavour as Chimay Bleue and perhaps even seemed better in some aspects - more rounded-out fuller and smoother in the way Achel Extra is.
Itís all different though - It still has the signature lightly acidic ítangí of good cleanly-brewed German wheat beers, making it very original. I wish the German Monastic breweries would get in on making this style!
The aroma from the empty glass stays in the room for a long time. It is great warm or chilled, and so could be enjoyed much in the way people drink dessert wines such as Muscat, Tokaji, Sauternes or Eiswein at many times the cost. Try it "Vin Santo" / Tuscany style, warm with some biscotti after a meal & see what you think.
TheJester (2417) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 mL bottle. Chestnut brown with a nice, lingering beige head. The aroma is heavy on the raisins and dried fruit. Some spice in there too. The taste . . . Aventinus times two, basically. Possibly the fullest-bodied beer Iíve ever tried. Canít wait ítil this shows up in the LCBO.
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 500ml bottle from the LCBO for less than $4! On the nose the eisbock reminded me a little of trois pistoles, and some of the other high alcohol unibroue beers, with a deep ripe fruitiness wafting upwards. The body is an odd murky brown colour with a tinge of burgundy, and it sits under a constantly replenished off-white head. The flavour was very intense and fruity, with a huge warming finish. The alcohol seems reasonably well-integrated into the drink, but nonetheless hits pretty early. Thick, almost syrupy, mouth feel, with aggressive carbonation exploding flavour on the taste buds. A nicely souped-up version of the regular Aventinus, but it loses points because I couldnít imagine being able to drink too much else after polishing off a half liter of this.
nuplastikk (5675) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2007
4.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown-black color, with just a tinge of deep burgundy. Deep pungent aroma. Rich and malty, with very subtle chocolate malt tastes along with the banana-like favors of the weizen yeast. The alcohol is completely complimented by sweetness of the malt, reminiscent of a dark Belgian strong ale.
hoooraybeer (53) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very good, but itís too strong compared to itís perfect less strong sibling