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RATINGS: 3417   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 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Bottle and on-tap. It was a rich redish brown color. It had a huge creamy white head somewhere between 2-3 inches tall and it did not go away fast. When I had Aventinus on-tap at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur it had a very pronounced taste of clove and was very complex with hints of fruits and a slight banana flovor. It was listed as 9.4% ABV, but you’d never know it. I couldn’t wait to get a bottle from Green’s and try it again. I did. One word, BANANA! That’s it nothing else came through. I found Aventinus again at another place and got another bottle. It was almost like what I had on-tap. I think it has to do with the age of the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 Pours a tawny amber color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Superb hangtime receding to a full ring and canopy lace. Aromas of malted bananas and mildly medicinal. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. The texture expands to pillowy soft and chewy effers. Mildly sweet w/ a predominance of malt character. Flavors of spicey banana bubble gum, slight medicine, angotura bitters, rootbeer, and a touch of sour dark fruit that persits from start to finish. The finsh is long w/ a mild sweetness and a tart bittering component.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 Bottle. Tasted again, more than 18 months since the last time. I just thought that I should add that my first thought when smelling it this time, was a fine Belgian triple. There’s some of that thoughts when I taste it as well, and it leaves me warm inside, and very content. A really lovely weizenbock. By the way, I think I remember the Weizen Bock from Haandbryggeriet (N) to be a bit fizzy, but I’m not sure anymore, as Aventinus has a quite heavy carbonation as well. Anyhow, I’m really fond of Aventinus, and my rating stands unaltered. (070912)

Bottled. Slightly hazy, amber beer with a thick, beige head. Heavy aroma with sweetness, toffee, cloves, dried fruits, a little banana and a hint of alcohol. It is quite fizzy in the mouth, but not as sticky as expected, and flavors of caramell, cloves, hops, alcohol, banana and dried fruits swirls around your mouth along with some yeasty notes, finishing off in a sweet, yet bitter, warming aftertaste that leaves you very satisfied. Full-bodied classic beer, and it was a good choice for this cold, snowy evening. It left me very pleased. (060216)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jgeiman (27) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Bottle: Rich, deep dark brown coffee color, thick foamy yellow head. Spicy wintery aroma complements the initial sweet fruit tastes. Finishes in spice with clove notes. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3405) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Clear amber pour with lots of bubbles. Spicy aroma, reminds me of alcohol. Smooth easy drink. Full bodied, with hints of apple and caramel. Finishes a bit bitter and sour. Well balanced beer. Great beer for the winter season.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2006
Beer #100!!! Here we go!
Bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy red, with a generous bubbly off-white head.
Aroma is sweet malty caramel. Spicy. Hint of yeast. Very promising...
Alcoholic sweet flavor. Malt, caramel. Fruity and yeasty. Slightly bitter, alcoholic aftertaste.
Medium-to-full body. Rather heavyish carbonation. Gassy.
A wonderfully warming beer for cold winter evenings.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFowler (32) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2006 Very Intriguing brew. Aroma full of fruit yet subtly wheat. To much carbonation.Sweet malty flavor makes it easy on the taste buds. Good overall character. I personally like the clove finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ghawener (1565) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle: Dark cloudy ruby colour with a heavy white head. Aroma of ripe red fruits, strong wheat presence. Taste is complex, a mixture between a great wheat beer and a doppelbock without losing one or the other, alcohol is nicely hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geastman (5) - USA - FEB 4, 2006 does not count
Is a bit fruity, with a slightly nutty taste. Highly carbonated. Very good complement to a meal, but not interesting enough on its own

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with red tints, has a small white head. Aroma is strong of yeast, some fruit notes and wheat. flaor is of a wheaty belnd with dried nuts and fruit. There is a slight peppery flavor to it. Medium carbonated mouthfeel. Pretty good.

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