hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
muddled dark brown color almost like strong southern iced tea. smells really sweet and wheaty/oaty/grassy with yeast and verjus ( thats green grape juice to the non chefs!) very fizzy and actually lighter in body than i expected. the flavor is yeasty and malty with golden raisins. surprisingly itís not cloyingly sweet but the alcohol does shine through even when cold...
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was talked into this by the bartender. This was a very nice beer. It had the great flavors of banana and clove along with the strength of a Panzer division. It took me a half an hour to finish it. I would like to get my hands on some more of this.
pintocb (649) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and muddy looking. Some head. The aroma has a lot of banana in it with some spices. The alcohol is well hidden in the flavor, but it is definately felt. Heavy, sticky finish.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle, labelled 2006. Pours a murky, muddy brown with some little bubbles on the side of the glass. Aroma is wheaty, but not particularly strong. Taste is all Aventinus up front, but then feels heavier and more alcoholic on its way down. Almost warmer. I probably should have prefaced this review by saying that regular Aventinus is one of my favourite beers of all time, so I was practically giddy about trying this one. Flavour is good (well, it would have to be), but Iím not sure itís necessarily better than regular Aventinus. But it certainly goes down the throat more like hard liquor than a beer.
CheersMate (1333) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
After the pour the alcohol scent really hit my nose. I couldnít believe this thing had a whopping 12% ABV. The fruity flavor really hits your nose, and I could smell raisins. Dark fruits and alcohol come to mind when smelling this beer. The beer looks like a dark, dark caramel brown. In fact, the beer deos seem to have a raisin color to it. The head quickly fades away. The alcohol is very noticeable. I get that alcohol burn at the back of my throat. WHOA this is warming me up. Hints of fruit; plums, raisins, grapes in the taste that quickly disappear due to the ABV. The beer is nice and smooth, and not excessively carbonated. The fruity taste hits me with some of the beer, but other parts I get the alcohol burn, a nice mixture actually. Malty goodness that I will probably purchase in the winter months to warm me up. Pretty good beer, with a pretty good taste, ABV, and price tage. Cheers!
rane (999) - Nibe, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 Bottle. Dark brown with small long lasting palebrown head. Aroma of malt and small traces of wheat and some banana. Taste again malty with banana and wheat notes in the background. A long aftertaste. Quite heavy alcohol burn. I could drink a lot of these, a nice beer.
240608 tasted again. Same ratings without looking at the old ratings. Very nice beer.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 The color was rusty brown with a light beige, fizzy, creamy head. The aroma was wheat, sout, fruity, and earthy. The flavor was sweet malt, earthy, wheat, and alcohol. The palate was medium bodied. The finish was warm and earthy.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, snifter, big yeasty aroma, with tons of fig and raisin and alcohol. Cloudy dark brown color with a quickly dissapaiting head. Tons of malt flavor, a bit of a burn of alcohol. Not too sweet though and not very cloying either, Pretty damn tasty, I guess its hard to cover up 12%. Was actually suprised by how light the palate was.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed this at the pool with my baby over July shutdown. Nose of malty wheat, bananas, and bubblegum. Pours with a lovely cascade that resolves into a hazy copper with a fully lasting stiff, sticky, & creamy beige head that leaves behind light lace. The brew is sweet warm and fruity. A light tartness is present in the middle, and in the finish along with a moderate alcohol bleed. The full body is syrupy, and soft. The finish feels very alcoholic.
yespr (38487) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cL bottle (#061887). Pours hazy brown with a bit of sediment at the bottom of the glass. Very little head, but it was off-white to light brown and crispy when poured. Carbonation keeps working in the glass. Strong dried fruit aroma with dark portwine like notes. Thick mouthfeel. Dark roasted malt, strong raisin flavour into strong sweetness with a solid alcohol base beneath. Slight clove spiced from the middle towards the finish. Long lasting alcohol lifted finish with dried fruits and roasted malt. Very nice, complex flavoured but still very clean and accessible palate.