emodx (10) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Becareful while pouring this beer as it can produce a big head. I really think this beer should produce a more heady aroma, but it is on par w/ most crafted beers. Very nice dark pour.
The taste is fantabulous. A big, well balanced, sweet flavor with a strong chocolate flavor, balanced with a slight spice flavor on the tip of the tongue. Can taste the alcohol content w/o it being in your face. Very nice after taste.
Wile the beer looks deceptively watery, the mouth feel is a chewy thickness ascociated with wheat beers. Do not drink this beer too cold as it will mute the big flavor. This beer is a staple for many dark beer drinkers.
wintersdying (49) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a massive head initially, then drops after a few minutes, to near nothing (hardly any lacing for me at all). yeasty, and definately pushing more to wheat than bock... but not too bad. i’d have gave the flavor more points if it had a better balance of wheat/bock flavors... the wheat flavors kinda took me off guard.
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.