MaBeer1972 (1262) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2011 (Obviously a bad bottle last time) 2011 re-rate: poured into a tulip glass. A deep purple brew. Low head, decent carbonation. Aroma of sweet prunes, faint alcohol nose, but not too bad. Heavy, complex flavor, but very smooth and drinkable. Well balanced. Much better as it warms. Time for a nap!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with light head and no lacing (actually more than I would expect for this high of an ABV). The aroma is lightly hoppy with a cherry, bockish quality to it. One aroma stands out that doesn't quite please me is a fresh outhouse smell. The flavor is lightly sweet with complex malt and yeast filling out the back. Some fruity flavors are there with a pear, raisin end to the flavor. Finishes with a nice alcohol sting and warmth feeling. Overall this had an almost positive and negative aspect compared to the regular aventinus.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a thin head that barely covers the beer, and has some spotty lacing. Aroma is shocking to the nose. Eyes almost started watering. Nose has a small undertone of fruit and then an assault of strong alcohol, something sharp and not pleasing at all. Thankfully, the nose isn't really associated with the flavor which is actually quite enjoyable. Warm on the way down, malt and fruit are in the aroma. Sticky palate, but isn't too cloying. If not for the aroma, I would have enjoyed this beer more.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2003 I give this one slightly higher marks for being unusual. Dark beer, thick and lasting head. Alcohol aroma. Rich and malty, with strong alcohol. The alcohol feels cooling as the beer passes over the tongue and seems to evaporate into the brain.
legion242 (2143) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
About what I expected. Thinnish on the tongue- I really would have loved some more body. But no doubt that this is what is advertised- a super sweet version of the great Aventinus.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2004 vibrant, deep copper body, foamy, light brown head. Barley corns, chocolate, carmel. a small dose of phenols. Smooth, yeasty and sweet initially. then effervescent and astingent. yeast returns on finish. Mildly roastey and pretty strong.
RE_RATE summer 2004: man, I underestimated my liking of this beer. Intensely fruity nad complex nose. Beautiful radiant body. wonderful warmth!
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, dark brown lager. Big, fizzy, tan head.
Crazy nose! Banana and bubblegum followed by notes of licorice, light perfume, mint and sassafras.
The flavor is a medley of Drambuie and sweet caramel.
Medium-bodied with an oily/syrupy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation.
Lengthy, grassy, alcoholic finish. Leaves the tongue a bit numb and oily. Odd, but very enjoyable.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle No. 022315. Pours with a big fluffy tan head and a deep caramel color. Aroma is the same as the weizen bock (regular Aventinus). Banana, coriander. Flavor is the same as well with well pronounced wheatiness. Overall a great beer with a huge alcohol bite to it.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
First encounter with an eisbock and I'm hooked. Deep brown and murky, nice fluffy wheat beer head with just the right amount of carbonation. This is certainly the big bro of their standard weizenbock. Smooth caramel, banana, clove, brown sugar, fruity, and a hint of vanilla. Very rich buttery notes are thrown in for good measure. Good complexity from start to finish. A must try!
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle pours the color and murkiness of prune juice with a good head. Fruity aroma with some spiciness. The flavor is fruity and wheat like and yeasty with some clovyness and a banana showing. The palate is good and rich. I like this.