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RATINGS: 3427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Deep and complex – for big and relaxing moments by the fire.

Dark-ruby colored wheat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums meet liquorice and roasty aromes. Full-bodied and warming, with a well-balanced and smooth finish. The ideal companion for hearty roast meat, venison and also fruity chocolate desserts, “Kaiserschmarrn” (pancakes), “Elisenlebkuchen” (christmas cookies) or blue cheese.

Oldest wheat doppelbock of Bavaria. Since 1907. 18.5°

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2007 mmmm this smells wonderful. Reddish amber color.Very fruity, sweet, spicey smells. Tastes just like it smells. This is a VERY complex, sweet, alochol heavy brew. They should be proud of this one. Careful though, they go down deceptingly smooth for being 8%. A couple of these in one setting is all she wrote for me!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
someblackguy (16) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2006
this is a great beer. when i first tried it i thought wow im going to check on ratebeer and if this didnt score well theres gotta be something wrong. Unsurprisingly the results speak for themselves. Has a big, long lasting head, flavour is great, carbonation great, aroma is like nothing else and has a nice lasting taste. i strongly recommened you try this beer, up there with some of the best ive tried

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Bottled. Pours a dark amber with a light tan head. The aroma is dominated by cloves, with a bit of citrus and toffee behind it. Creamy medium body and medium carbonation. The taste is sweet without being syrupy, again dominated by cloves, with some vanilla, bread and toffee leading to a spicy, very lightly bitter finish. The earlier comment of ’One for the holidays’ is pretty much spot on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
500ml Bottle: It’s like Schneider has been reading my diary. My first dark weiss I was already excited to try it, and not disappointed at all. Pours a beautiful light leather brown with orange edging, and a hefty foam head that never quite left. Pleasant aroma of bread, citrus, and pumpkin spices (ie. clove, cinnamon, licorice). Absolutely amazing taste exactly as advertised. Hits immediately with a citrus-heavy weiss punch that goes down smooth, trailing with the spices and a strong anise aftertaste. Immediately afterwards you catch those bock tones and fades to a hoppish end. Terrific all the way through, would have it again in a minute.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2006
A malty, toasted, breadlike (yeasty) aroma, moderately doughy. The head on this one is a huge and frothy sight that reminded me of rising bread dough, could have just been the aroma influencing my senses. Smelled of a bit of raisin, vanilla, all-spice, a bit wine-like, with an ever so slightly alcohol odor. The froth had some serious hang time too. Off-white in color it complimented the clear, deep reddish orange color of the brew, which seemed kind of flat with a tiny hint of effervescense. The flavor was very spicy (Cinnamon & clove) which reminded me of Christmas time (that is Christmas night with a warming sensation radiating from the inside out as the brew travels from your tongue to your stomach. A pretty good beer overall but not good for me. One for the holidays.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2006
slightly hazy dark brown with a large off white head. Aroma is of banana, vanilla, caramel, and bread. Taste is the same with some dark fruit showing through, spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2006
Bottled. Hazy reddish-brown color with impressive but vanishing head. Bready aroma with banana, smoke and berries. Bready, sweetish and warming flavor with notes of banana and dark fruits. The finish is silky, oily and warming. Great beer with deep flavors!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2006 Huge, long-lasting bubbly head. Dark brown/amber/reddish color. Flavors were a complex blend of malt, caramel, a hint of raisin/fruit. A great, great beer. Extremely refreshing, easy to drink, not too heavy at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2006
The Aventinus Dopplebock was a nice suprise. The pour was a very dark brown, with hues of red as well. The head was a quickly subsiding burst of bubbles the color of carmel. The aroma was very fruity and wine-like. The taste was very fruity, with a belgian quality to it. The finish was smooth and somewhat dry. A very nice brew."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2006
Comes highly recommended so a lot to live up to. Redish dark brown colour pours nicely out of the bottle, average size head, but long lasting. Mild citrus hoppy aromas, with a touch of spice. Slightly sweet taste, but not too much so. Nice full body.

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