eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at Yiayia’s in Lincoln. Brown with a white head. Aroma was of yeast, dark fruits, fig, cloves, and roastiness. This is a very malty beverage. It featured sweet dark fruits such as fig, as well as a strong yeast character. Just the slightest bit of chocolate and a chewy caramel taste to further add to the flavor. Very full bodied with a dry finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5340) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 Ah the world famous Aventinus. A fine beer and on the short list of German beers I will seek out. +++ Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle the beer poured a cloudy dark brown color with a large tan head. The aroma was sour malt and a bit of fruit and wheat. The flavor was malty, had some wheat flavor and a bit of molasses. Sweet malt lingered on the finish. Very pleasant.
The Etruscan (567) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beige thin fully lasting head. Brown color. Aroma is malty with caramel, coffee and dark fruits notes. Flavor is malty with raisins and roasty tones, ending in a sweet caramelly finish. Full bodied.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber color with a medium, fugaceous white head. Strong aroma of banana and herbs. Assertive flavor of banana accompanied by herbs and spices, a very mild chocolate flavor, the finish is sweet. Full body, creamy and slightly oily texture, lively carbonation. Wow, what a classic, it’s been a while since I had the pleasure to drink this beer and it’s still as good as I remembered it to be.
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich deep amber with a nice tan head.
Aroma is thick, sweet and malty with a strong presense of fruit, wheat & spice. Its quite nice. Flavor is spicy, sweet and has qualities of a belgian tripple. It has a fruity like banana flavor and some hints of corriander. Can taste the alcohol a bit. Palate is bubbly and very crisp. I enjoyed it.
Choos (661) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: pineapple, malt and alcohol in generous proportions. Appearance: big off white head, good cloudy brown with hints of head that looks almost silty. Flavour: grainy, sweet malt, some hop bitterness at the end that stops it from being cloying. Don’t know if their were bad batches of this around but I remeber being repulsed by it the first time I had this (though I was a doppelbock drinker) and now I think it’s lovely!
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky gloomy crushed up spoiled pear with pit included. Head is white, frothy, lasts long and laces well.
Subdued chocolate covered banana aroma with some clove spicyness.
This tastes pretty damn good! This is wonderful! It is simple yet complex and very flavorful. Banana and clove spicyness with some other light fruits and moderate spices. Get a tiny bit of chocolate but not much. Alcohol is very well hidden which makes this just about as drinkable as a regular 5% Hefster.
SED43 (23) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love weissbeer with fire and passion. But once I tried this weizen Bock. I truely believe there is a beer GOD! amen. As for aroma heavy clove with slight vinagar and yes there is some smoke. Lots of bubbles high carbonation no head retention. Dark ambered lovely cloud. Sorry no bananas for me. But hey I’ve been beering all day :^). Lovely flavor cloved with fruit and wheat notes. A little alcoholy when warm but I can work with it. Burgundy of weiss bocks. Yet smooth and harsh to it’s own sense of complexity. A must have for hard days and nights. Think not for what you can do for your beer. But what your beeer can do for u.
pintbypint (2849) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml brown bottle. Brown with ruby highlights. Hazy. Thin, smooth, tight beaded head formed. Aroma of fruit - bananas, cloves, brown sugar. flavour mirrors aroma - banana and clove, with a note of alcohol. Sour/bitter note to the finish.
chris081283 (7) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a really great beer! It does not look inspiring, yet tastes it. I would have it again and again if it were not for the strength (though i doubt that to be such a bad thing)