redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a cloudy caramel amber color with a lasting, lacing white head. The aroma is a unique blend of spicey lager yeast, fruity ale yeast, and estery hefe yeast. Behind all that is a thick sweet raisin/caramel malt aroma that lingers. The malt sweetness dominates the flavor, drifting between raisin caramel malt and sweet wheat malt before giving way to a yeast finish. The beer is viscuous on the tongue and finishes warmly. This beer definitely takes the winter chill away, and likely the winter blues, as well.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - MAR 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a very tasty brew. chocolate color w/ fruity aroma. it’s definitely quite unique in its texture and aroma. just a nice brew.
rbloodworth (15) - CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 I’ve recently changed my mind about this brew - it’s quite good. The biggest selling feature for me is the colour - a purplish brew that screams raisins and other delights. Huge frothy head and wonderful taste...I will get this again!
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is simply one of my favourite beers, and one that I don’t really think has the reputation that it should have. It’s an absolute beauty, loaded with flavour - fruits, malts, wheat and just a touch of bitterness to counter the sweetness. Fantastic, and a relative bargain.
chandernagor (39) - Oak Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark/brown, opaque with a huge white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity (humm! ripe banana), with roasted malts. Flavor starts sweet with ripe banana striking back, a nice spicy touch (essentially clove and cinnamon) it then evolves to something more malty and finishes on a kind of whiskey/bourbon aftertaste. A very tasty medium-bodied beer.
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown with a VOLCANIC white head, takes a few minutes to pour. Clove, banana and some smoke in the nose. Taste also has notes up front of wheat, clove, yeast/fruity esters and banana - on the back end, flavors of roasted malt and caramel come through. Alcohol content very well hidden. Medium smooth, body with lively carbonation. No lacing but great head retention. Very nice stuff.
Padron4KM (690) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. another cryptic date code.
pours a cloudy dark brown with a huge soapy tanish head.
Aroma is clove, feint bannana, caramel, and prunes.
Flavor is spicy, malty and fruity.
like a Captain & Coke allowed to warm before drinking. Just enough wheat in there to add some texture.
finish is slightly sweet with plummy flavors and just a touch of bitterness.
Watch out tho. This beer goes down amazingly easy for an 8%
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy dark brown with a big white fizzy head. Spicey aroma. Taste is sharp spice and clove. Great malt hides behind the spice. Good stuff.
BobBarley (12) - CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I don’t want to describe the taste. Other people are better at that than me. But here’s my testimony; If I was promised an unlimited supply of Aventinus, I would gladly give up all my possessions, friends and all that other useless nonsense. I don’t want to give a perfect rating, but sometimes you just have to.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Off-white head on a hazy dark ruby body. Lots of fruits on the aroma. Qlcohol is well hidden behind a very nice taste that remais a long time on the tongue. Roasted tones but very well-balanced taste. A beer I would drink again anytime !