GRM (3671) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown bottle, 500 ml, 8,0 %; eye: opaque brown with burgundy and orangey reflections, nice white head, a bit of effervescence, suprsingly no lacing; nose: caramelized malt, spices, citrusy, yeast; mouth: you can hear it "pop and crackle" like Rice Crispies, full body, caramel, bitterness, dark chocolate, average bitterness, a hint of acidity and sourness, creamy texture, nice carbonation, long finale where the peppery side of the alcohol expresses itself, lightly sweet
Bouteille brune, 500 ml; oeil : brune opaque avec des reflets bourgogne et orangé, belle mousse beige, un peu d’effervescence; nez : malt caramélisé, épices, citrique, levure; bouche : tu peux l’« entendre » comme des Rice Crispies, ronde en bouche, caramel, amertume, dark chocolate, moyennement amère, pointe sûrette et acidique, texture crémeuse, très bonne carbonatation, finale où le côté poivré de l’alcool prend le dessus, légèrement sucrée
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, cararmelly brown color. A decent amount of head. Good body. Some yeastiness. Very nice mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Surprised by the 8% abv.
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown color. Huge ever-growing sustaining head and intense carbonation. Aroma of banana and cloves. Flavor evolves mainly around banana and cloves with some caramel and perhaps milk-chocolate. Quite sweet with a sour finish. Very round, luxurious mouthfeel. Despite being quite sweet and nevertheless its strong alcohol content, VERY drinkable, dangerous actually. My only complaint is it felt a little dull in the end since the carbonation was down. Yet, one of my all-time favorites.
Hangover (1110) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a somewhat murky dark brown with a nice, lasting beige head. Aroma is complex... when first opened and poured cold, it was mainly fruity/banana with some clove, but as it warmed it took on more of a chocolate/plum character. Nice creamy and carbonated mouthfeel. Initially very malty, but fades into a dried fruit, cherry/date, yeasty middle finally finishing with a bit of alcohol and stickyness. Yummy.
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewery aged 2001 bottle. Birch beer in color with tan head that dissipates completely. Aroma is of stewed fruit, apricot, and dark malt. Fairly soft and round on the palate with enough carbonation to make it crisp. Taste is of dark malt, slightly fruity, traces of coffee and clove. Five years has mellowed this usually very potent beer. I prefer a fresh Aventinus, but this is a nice change.
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2001. fruity aroma of grape juice, alcohol, caramel malts and a hint of spices. brown ruby color. loud, lively, large, off white head. a fruity beer with dark spicey malts. tastes similar to a dubbel. med- light bodied. the wheat adds a lightly sour finish.
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 14-04-06 purchased from Sainsburys, Kidlington, they are selling this at 96p a bottle in my local Sainsburys instead of £1.91. Dark Ruby colour, sweet wheaty taste with some hops, spicy aroma, very good beer, suprised that it is 8% as it does not taste this strong. Might go and stock up on some more!
vanvenlo (1703) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
14 Mar 2006 - Nice sweet malt, spicy hopped aroma. Cloudy dark brown-red colour, good head and suds lacing. Sweet light wheat fruit and spicy hop flavour. Thickish mouthfeel with a malty tangy hopped aftertaste.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2007 Phenomenal beer. Pours clear mahogany with a small head. Aroma of spices and cloves with some banana. Taste of malts with spice and some darker fruits a little of the hefe banana. Smooth mouthfeel with a sweet finish. The alcohol is totally masked. Will definitely get this one again.
ogivlado (7098) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Glöckl Bräu, Graz, Austria. -dark ruby coloured, medium brown head, nice fresh fruity aroma with clove notes and spicy hints, bitter and slight acidic finish