thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, what an amazingly complex, but balanced beer. Pours out to a deep-red/brown color in the glass. Aroma of dark fruit and malt. Sweet plum flavor initially, followed by a hint of spice, a bit of the hefe-bubblegum flavor. Only the slightest warming hint of the high alcohol. There must be some bitterness there to balance the sweetness, it’s just hard to find. Not a beer that you could hammer, but it is very easy drinking and leaves you wanting another bottle...
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Brew Kettle: Hazy mohogany brown w/ a very light beige, lasting very dense head. Heavy wheat malt & clove spice; bubble gum, banana, light plum fruitiness...Very nice!!! Well balanced w/ some spicy clove & peppery yeast flavor; wheat malt flavor; dry finish. banana and plum esters are not quite as strong as in the aroma. Aftertaste is wheat malt. Highly carbonated, medium body, very smooth, alcohol well hidden. Damn fine beer!!!! Classic of the style, although it is rivaled by Plank for this particular style. Dangerously drinkable given the well hidden alcohol.
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice weizen bock.... pours out dark brown color with a hint of sweetness in the smell. the carbonation was actually mind blowing, it fizzed more than a soft drink! but it didnt effect the taste and make it taste like champagne, so that was ok. taste was sweet and sort of malty with no presence of hops in any way shape or form. quite a nice beer, that i could drink alot of. seemed more of a session beer than anything else.
Pailhead (5450) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Nice sweet and malty aroma of caramel and apple. Light citrus and banana in there too. Pours a transparent dark reddish-brown with a fizzy head that diminishes quickly. Flavor is real sweet with lots of fruit. Definite apple, some raison, light banana, citrus and some light caramel. Light sourness in the finish.
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great weizenbock, but doesn’t compare to Ramstein Winter Wheat brewed right her in the Garden state. Could be a little maltier. I also find it to be way overcarbonated.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2007 Murky dark brown with some sediment and a big bubbly head. Aroma consists of banana, alcohol and clove. Flavor very yeasty with some light fruity esters, mostly banana and plum. Thins out near finish, slightly alcoholic. More carbonation would bring out the flavors and improve mouthfeel. As much as it pains me to say, I do enjoy the newer weizenbock on the block more.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into Celebrator glass. Pours almost all head, though settles into a nice brown/purple body. Smells of Bubblegum, cloves, a little citrus and banana and some dusty malts. Initial taste is heavily alcoholic, though not in too bad a way. Needs to warm a bit, I suppose. Taste also has some tang coupled with typically hefe flavors. Banana, roasted malts, citrus. I think if I let this warm up a bit, it’ll be better.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 Excellent beer. It is fantastic out of the bottle and even better poured in a glass. The smell alone sold me on this beer. The aroma is not my favorite of all time, but still good. It consists of malts, toffee, wheat, banana, mocha, caramel and wine. The taste is fantastic with one of the greatest mouthfeels of all time in my opinion. The wheat, malt, banana, caramel, toffee and wine dominate the taste. There is a hint of milk chocolate in it as well, plus a unique sourness which is very enjoyable. This has been a favorite of mine for several months. I recommend it warm because more of the flavors are present. Spectacular aftertaste.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 Pours a murky dark brown with red hue, nice aivory head. Mainly a roasted malt and brown sugar sweetness taste, then some slight banana and other dark sweetness like caramel, this being a re-rate it tasted way better the first time I had it, now it just seems average but still good and very drinkable.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 Aventinus is like a good friend that you continue to return to. Every time you see that friend, it is slightly different, and there’s always something new to learn. This was my first favorite beer, and it will always retain a special place in my beer palate. My palate has turned to hoppy beers recently, so I am not as in love with it as I once was, but when I lean towards malt, this is what I lean for. Just phenomenal