bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2003 Small head that dissipates quickly; smooth texture; a bit sweeter than I like; definite alcohol aftertaste; I prefer their Dopplebock
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color, fruity and smokey aromas and rather thick. A nice Bock beer if not a bit sweet for the variety.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ooh, what an aroma. Vinous, alcoholic, smoky, all sorts of interesting things. Very dark brown, with quite a bit of carbination. The alcohol is quite noticable in the taste. A hint of bananas too, I think. A good bit of malt backs it all up. Thick, but not syrupy. I'd certainly drink it again.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong rootbeer aroma. Coppery brown color. VERY VERY malty. This brew has a level, stable, warming taste. It's actually comforting to drink. Well done.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent, but not as good as the regular Aventinus. Overly alcoholic in taste.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer seemed familiar as soon as I tasted it. This beer is obviously what the guys at Unibroue were copying when they created Trois Pistole. I poured an Aventinus into one glass and a Trois Pistole in a separate glasse (always have some of this on hand). Side by side the had the same dark ruby-brown appearance, smelled almost identical and tasted virtually the same. After the Aventinus warmed a bit it started to show its alcohol content in both the nose and on the palate. Delicious sweet bananna, clove, bubble gum flavors. Medium body, mild carbonation (less carbonation than the Pistol). I paid around $4 a bottle for this. A 4 pack of Trois Pistole runs me $7.49 at Kroger. Exceptional beer, but if you can get your hands on the Unibroue brew, save your money.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
very dark with a nice small head, somewhat fruity, with a roasted taste, nice on a damp rainy evening!
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 08158 from 2001.
Pours very dark cloudy brown, small head, and minimal lacing. Aroma is powerful - banana, dark fruits (raisin and plum), maybe some apple in there,too. Flavor starts with some banana, middle has the other fruits mixed in with alcohol, and ends dry with a strong alcohol feel to it. Very light carbonation, and a good bit of warming alcohol parade around the mouth.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great complexity in this beer, with cloves especially and some banana. Very spicy with the alcohol warming. Good mouthfeel and pronounced flavors all around.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
No. 15298 of 2002: This beer poured a huge off white head that held for awhile then subsided to nothing with no lace. It was a murky dark brown color. It had an aroma of malt, cloves and bannanas. A flavor of malt and caramel with slight elements of the alcohol present. A medium, slightly syrupy body to it. I find this to a more rounded beer than the EKU.