chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with quite a bit of yeast and little head retention. Nose has alcohol, strong tobacco and wood notes. Alcohol is present on the mouth along with robust woodsy weizen flavors. An interesting and exceptional brew.
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 330ml bottle #2004/23380-pours a fizzy dissipating offwhite head with brown-copper color. Aroma is medium malt, sweet, dark fruit. Taste is alcohol tingle, medium malt, sweet, dark fruit. A sipping beer that splitting one with a friend would be plenty.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby color with fizzy 1/2" offwhite head that quickly fades. Smells of dark fruit, clove/spice, and alcohol. Tastes of dark fruit, black cherry, caramel, and a faint hint of chocolate. Almost like a very subdued and alcoholic chocolate covered cherry. Very vinous in feel and a bit dry in the finish.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from chevy chase liquors. aroma is huge malt and booze. body is almost syrupy. flavor is an explosion of caramel, banana, clove, malt, and more malt. there’s booze, but it’s hidden better than the 12% would indicate. aventinus on steroids. so good.
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this wheat doubblebock very much. Kind of reminds me of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale only with a little more caramel malt flavor. A very complex tasting brew. Slightly sweet, but not too much so. A great beer
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"WOW not what i expected, but a great beer. Poured a dark brown with a nice head which lasted. Aroma was taken over by the alcohol. Flavor was sweet thick mostly dark fruits, oh and alcohol, this beer didn’t hide it well at all, but still a good beer."
demitriustown (1127) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a muddy dark brown color with medium quickly dissipating head. Heavy wheat notes, alcohol, slightly malty with a woodsy aroma to this brew. Tastes very similar to their regular Aventinus, sweet with an alcohol burn to it though. Palate is sweet and rather long with the alcohol tingle lingering for quite a while. I didn’t like it as much as their regular Aventinus. The alcohol took over this beer, and I feel it drowned out other subtle nuances.
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown body with a creamy beige head. (3+) Booze aroma with some underlying malt. Hint of smoke? Hot alcohol over sweet malt, with a dry alcoholic finish. Nice brew, but the alcohol is pervasive and diminishes the effect of the malt. Medium palate is a touch syrupy.
hatchy (32) - USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
much sweeter than regular aventinus, not as complex tasting, a bit more syrupy, interesting, but definitely a lesser brew
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12.28.05) 11.2 oz brown bottle purchased from DiCarlo Wine and Spirits (formerly Armanetti’s), Mundelein, IL. Bottle number 050234. Clear brown doppelbock having a tiny diminishing white head with spare lacing. No discernable carbonation. Light sweet malt and toffee aromas. Full bodied with light syrupy oily texture. Starts with rich light sweet malt and toffee candy flavor. Finishes with pleasant malt aftertaste. Though sweet and thick, this beer is not cloying at all. An outstanding dessert beer to be savored alone (no food).