Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good, but not great. Dry after taste.
More Weizen then Bock. Only need a couple of these to get you going.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2009 My total rating is from the newest of these ratings:
2006 bottle. - Pours hazy dark amber with a big fluffy tan head. Aroma of fruity cloves, sweet spice, crazy esters that I’ve never gotten from this beer: bubble gum, cotton candy, really sweet, no noticable alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied and lush, foamy carbonation makes this beer quite refreshing. It’s hard to call anything perfect, but this is as close to perfect as I’ve tasted. Ap 5 Ar 10 Fl 9 Pa 5 Ov 18
2004 bottle. - Pours dark and murky with a thin off-white head. Aroma is yeast and phenolic with notes of cloves, banana, toffee and a slight hint of bubble gum. Taste starts with sweet fruits and bready malt dripped in caramelized toffee, which slowly dissolves into a bouquet of flowery esters. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lush foamy carbonation. Alcohol content is subdued but evident in the aftertaste and after completing the bottle. This brewery certainly knows how to make a good wheat beer. If I had one desert island beer, this would be it.
Ar 9 Ap 5 Fl 9 Pa 5 Ov 18
2001 vintage. - Bought this bottle in honor of dortmunder. First time I have seen vintage Aventinus on sale in Atlanta. Rest in peace friend. This beer is presented in a white bag with purple lettering. Pouring the brew into my weizen glass caused a violent wispy head to form, and quickly recede. Incredible phenolic aroma of apples, nutmeg, oak, vanilla, and cloves. Taste is sweet chewy wheat, spicy yeast, and earthy aromatic breads. This beer felt heavier than normal because most of the carbonation was initially lost during the pour. Aged Aventinus is certainly more mellow, and in my opinion better than fresh samples. Four years might be taking it too long though.
Ar 10 Ap 4 Fl 8 Pa 5 Ov 17
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 Murky dark brown with a gigantic head. Definite smell of cloves, bannana, and yeast. I get a blast of floral, alcohol, grape and spice flavors. The high ABV is definitely eveident, but this beer has so much more going on, that I could care less. This rocked.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep hazy brown with a frothy tan head. Lacy. Smells of wheat malt and ripe banana. Cloves and light caramel.
Wow. This beer is amazing. My description will not do it justice. Tastes of dark wheat malt and strong ripe banana. Caramel and cloves. Rich, complex flavors. Fruity. This is sooo smooth. For a 12% ABV brew, it remarkably smooth. Rich malty aftertaste. Soooo drinkable and so tasty. This beer makes me happy.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark wheat characteristics in the aroma. Flavor consists of moderate sweetness in the form of caramelized bananas which balances the alcohol well. Very different experience but still unmistakably German wheat beer.
Incubus1981 (12) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely gorgeous aroma and flavor. Nice, sweet hefe clove and banana in the nose and in the glass with a long, lingering finish. No sensation of alcohol. Very smooth. Very, very highly recommended.
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one good looking beer. Pours a deep carmel color with a booming cream head. Nice yeast aroma with hints of cloves (as advertised). Flavor is bold with carmel tones, good alcohol, and mild fruit. Nice malt balance. Love the sour finish. No heavy linger on the palate. This is my first Weizen Bock....and very good.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured a cloudy brown with white head. smelled sweet and spicey. tasted of anis and banana. other spices mixed in as well. very smooth finish. the flavor doesnt linger. a surprising beer.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 I better re-rate this fellow, iv been drinkin it alot recently since its one of the best easy goign beers in the world. First the purple label has banter written all over it, its just a great bottle. Pours a deep kind of mirky browny, red colour. Aroma is like AAGGGHHHH, theres just so much going on in an aventinus. Fruits ranging from wheaty banana, to apricots and dark berry fruits to go with spice’s off all kinds, mainly cardimon and 5 spice. Taste is just outstanding, everything thats going on in the aroma but with a immencly refreshing dry bite towards the end. Alround id like to see if i could do 10 of these in one nite as its one of my favourate beers the now, a must. RERATE: Down from 4.6, the wheat charactwer is etting annoyign these days, but still an excellent beer.
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Apperance: Hazy brown. It poured with a big frothy head, but it quickly faded.
Aroma: Mostly the peppery/clovey phenols typical of German Hefes. A hint of some bock-like charactor. Some alcohol.
Flavor: Again with the clove. Some banana. Again typical of Hefes. Wheaty. Rasins of prunes. Alcoholic as it warms a bit.
Palate: Quite full bodied. Velvety smooth. Fairly high carbonation. Alcohol warming near the end.
Overall: Man. If you keep these too cold, you could easily drink 2 or 3 of these monsters and end up on your face. The classic example of the style. Outstanding.