matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2003 Good double bock ale, Aventinus is quit an exceptional German beer. This is a dark amber wheat beer with a fruity aroma and a sweet finish. Definitely worth your time, effort, money, soberness, it’s strong. I am actually rerating this beer 6/6/03, every time I have this beer I enjoy it more. This sampling I noticed how naturally effervescent this beer is.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic nose—vanilla, caramel, cloves, cinnamon, malt, yeast, alcohol, apples, and pears. Incredibly smooth. Nice full mouthfeel. Not as complex as it smells, but still full of malt, vanilla, and roastiness. A hint of fruit. Pleasing. Rich swallow that is just slightly dry. Fantastic but too pricey here to have on a regular basis. Save for special occasions!
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2005 Great big frothy head which lingers for quite a while. Aroma of wheat and spices (cloves very prominent). Little bit of dark fruit in there also. Excellent color of foggy dark orange/amber. Good carbnation which keep a thin layer of foam on the surface for the duration. Flavor is spicy with subltle wheat flavor behind. Slightly sweet and fruity also. Little bit of sourness in there with the fruit. Finish is creamy and smooth with slight sweet wheat overtones. Alcohol is well hidden. An excellent beer which should appeal to many different people with varying tastes.
JMerritt (1735) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red in color, medium head that is mostly diminishing except for a small ring left 'round the edge. Aroma is of smoke, ripe fruit, and some cinnamon. Flavor is of over-ripened banana, slight alcohol, and finishes moderately sweet.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
To me this beer had way too much of a clover aroma and I just couldn't acquire a taste for this beer.I thought it had a slight bitter aftertaste.To each his/her own.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught - Very wheaty aroma. Beautiful dark copper color. Nice head. The wheat flavors are really drawn out in this Weizen Bock.
thedm (4869) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 This brew poured a nice dark brown pour with a very lively medium head full of medium sized bubbles. It has a very mild cloven aroma. The body contained some yeast residue floating in it. It's taste leaves a lasting impression on your tongue as it goes down. It has a very nice taste with a hint of raisin and at the top of my list, but not the very top. After a few drinks, the alcohol content really comes through.
Re-Rate 1/31/2003 was 8-4-8-4-16 this rating 7-5-8-5-17 bumped palate up to compenate. This bottle was aged 3 years prior to opening by the manufacturer. It came in a specially wrapped paper wrapped to distinguish it from the unaged brews. The wrapper had Aventinus brewed in 1999 on it in purple letters with a light yellow background. It poured a very large head of mostly diminishing light brown colroed finely sized bubbles. The body was very carbonated transparent and dark brown in color. The aroma was sweet with caramel malt notes and the mouth feel was bubbly tingly and vinuous yet smooth. Very nice indeed! The flavor was that of caramel malt mild clove and mild dark chocolate.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very yeasty and very malty. A surpring indication of wild berries on the nose that really came out in the flavor. Sweeter than most weizen bocks, almost to the point of being cloying. Finished nice though.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong bread, banana, and clove nose. Has a certain sulfury character but that diminishes as it warms. Mildly wheaty with mildly sweet bready malt, banana bread, Chianti, and cloves, and a little alcohol. Finishes much of the same with a slight medicinalness
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2003 Wonderful appereance: dark brown colour, huge and creamy head. Caramel, yeast and banana in the aroma. The flavour is initially yeasty and malty, but after a while it becomes fruity (apple, banana, pear) with swet caramel and toffe notes. Incredible aftertaste with traces of chocolate and nuts. Complex and well balanced, with the right amount of sweetness. Very interesting!