emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 Poured a ruddy brown that showed red in the light. The head is thin, medium, frothy, and light brown. The aroma shows some definite wheat, sweet, alcohol, has a faint sourness, a slight saison quality, and mellowed dark fruit. The flavor shows alcohol, but well masked for 12%, mellowed dark fruit, earthynes, also a slight saison quality. The palate is dry and very mellow. The finish warmed my stomach. I liked this one a lot more than Kulmbacher’s.
SudsMcDuff (7971) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
jesus h christ ..this beer has got a bite... a bit thin...pours a nice big head, low lacing...quite tart, with a sweet warming kick...batch 2006...has a strong wheat library...this is a big beer, but the thinness and appearance lower it to just average.. needs to be more ...syrupy? ...but i have wanted this for a while and am not sorry i got it..if i had a cellar i would buy a few!!!
gunnfryd (14043) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red black colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, alcohol, sweet, malt, vanilla. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, hop, vanilla, roasted, fruit. Nice beer.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle, $3.49. Intense aroma of fruity malt. Notes of raisin, plum, pear, pineapple, and bananas. Average sized, off-white head that fully diminished and left no lace. Murky dark brown body that’s thick with huge particles. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderately bitter with a long finish. Palate is full bodied and oily. Flat carbonation with a moderate alcohol feel. Wow, what a brew. Intense describes this beer best. Heavy on the fruity malts and a hint of sushi in the flavor. The sediment was a bit much. Lot’s and lot’s of huge particles in this beer. Great alcohol content, I’d highly recommend.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006/04391. Dirty brown with not much head. Nose of raisins, bananas, yeasty aromas and cloves. Taste was a nice complement of dark fruits, bananas, cloves and bread. Medium bodied with a nice creamy finish, however it is a bit acidic.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock
12 oz bottle
Moderate pour in a snifter
Unknown brewing (bottle number 023597), iced 05/07
Poured a deep dark brown mahogany with a small very light brown quickly diminishing head.
Smelt of strong roasted dark rye bread, cloves and cinnamon, raisins, bananas, sherry, molasses.
Taste was upfront strong bitter sweet dry sherry or whiskey with molasses, raisins and leather followed by a harsh bitter earthy and leathery feel and some light burnt sugar and grassy hops on a long whiskey liquor finish.
Palate was medium to full bodied, creamy, softly carbonated lightly astringent and strongly alcoholic.
Overall, this feels like drinking liquor. Pairs up nicely with a cigar, but a little harsh to drink. A sipper at best. Very strong and interesting aromas though.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
FWIW, bottle #066137. All I can tell from a visual bottle inspection is that it’s dark, and it contains a jagged landscape of flocc reaching to an inch in places. In the glass, mysteriously red with pinkish hues, chunky with floaties, and zero head. Enticing and varied aromatics of rich licorice and vanilla; also floral (violets and mock orange) and faintly smoky. English barleywinelike flavors: figgy and raisiny, cola, hints of chocolate, tobacco, and leather. Noticeably, but not unpleasant, tarry character. Peppery and exotic. Obvious ethanol mesmerizes with its complex quality… comfortable as flannel, yet as urgently alive as arcing plasma. Rich and buttery palate, almost waxy. Bittersweet aftertaste; funky herbality suggest Mr Pibb soda. Overall, stunning. Decadent and incredible. Thick with flavor and alcohol, compares favorably to aged dark rum.
nearbeer (4825) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2009 Bottle no. 2005-08519. Dark brown with a huge head that immediately fizzes away. Aromas of alcohol, chocolate toffee and dark fruit. Sweet flavors of raisin cake with icing, slight chocolate and caramel are balanced well by alcohol and some dryness on the finish. Tastes like a good Belgian strong. Palate is chewy, mostly smooth and has a nice alcohol and carbonation tingle. Very nice.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 Pours a deep amber brown color with a white head. Aroma is malty, banana, and clove. Flavor is lots of wheat, banana, cloves, and some spices.
Pours a hazy amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel,
raisins, plum, biscuit, and alcohol. Flavor is caramel, biscuit, plum,
raisins, apricot, and alcohol.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
huge white head with a dark brown appearance. dopplebocks have always been strange to me, it feels as though the maltyness overshadows the wheat flavor and vice versa. this is good, a subtle wheat flavor with some malty undertones. the high rating surprised me, but maybe i’m just not a fan of the style