SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A real stand out aroma that has almost a apple cider smell. Appearance is a tea colored brown with a gloomy amount of sediment floating. In order for me to create the head i had to pour the beer hard and even after that it dissappeared into a bare headless beer. The flavor has a okay caramel malt added with a touch of spicey yeast and a aftertaste of bitter. A little warming presence of alcohol, but still i didn’t enjoy this all to much
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark brown and hazy with a gigantic head. Three malts with 60% being wheat. Dry slightly sweetish with a very potent body. Nice indeed. 011199
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I did not enjoy this one as much as I’d thought. Yeast abounds and the citrus distracts fromt he beer. Caramel and barley malts come through unerneath. Pours red with a thick, lasting head. Great legs. Excellent carbonation.
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a nutbrown liquid with a fast diminishing head. The aroma is malty wich goes for the flavour as well. An almost fruity maltiness is outlasted by the woody/slightly smoked aftertaste.
It’s an extrodinary weissenbock and it leaves Erdingers version in the kindergarten. My beerpusher told me it was invented by a woman. If I’d known her i’d sent her a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolate!!!
ColoradoBobs (31) - Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unpasteurized, unfiltered with top fermantation yeast that settled to the bottom of the bottle. I wish I could tell when this one was bottled, since it’s truly a "live" beer that matures and ripens. Anyway, however ripe this one was, it would be hard to imagine it getting any better with age.
Beautiful dark red-brown pour, with an incredible tan head that lasted well; and yet it kept a nice carbonation throughout. Rich, almost warm smells of baked figs(?) and malt.
Really an adventure in beer: all that malt and all that wheat, and hardly any hops -- just the way I like it. A kind of nutty, unsweetened cocoa; a hint of raspberry; some smoke: a ton of flavor mixed in a very smoooth nectar with an almost clove-like finish.
I loved the last bit -- followed the instructions I was given and left a couple ounces in the bottom and swirled it at the end to pick up the yeast -- what an amazing flavor that was!
Overall, this is definitely a massive "WOW!" beer! One to savor. 500ml bottle definitely worth the $2.79 price!! I only wish I’d bought ten!
emodx (10) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Becareful while pouring this beer as it can produce a big head. I really think this beer should produce a more heady aroma, but it is on par w/ most crafted beers. Very nice dark pour.
The taste is fantabulous. A big, well balanced, sweet flavor with a strong chocolate flavor, balanced with a slight spice flavor on the tip of the tongue. Can taste the alcohol content w/o it being in your face. Very nice after taste.
Wile the beer looks deceptively watery, the mouth feel is a chewy thickness ascociated with wheat beers. Do not drink this beer too cold as it will mute the big flavor. This beer is a staple for many dark beer drinkers.
wintersdying (49) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a massive head initially, then drops after a few minutes, to near nothing (hardly any lacing for me at all). yeasty, and definately pushing more to wheat than bock... but not too bad. i’d have gave the flavor more points if it had a better balance of wheat/bock flavors... the wheat flavors kinda took me off guard.
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good, but not great. Dry after taste.
More Weizen then Bock. Only need a couple of these to get you going.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2009 My total rating is from the newest of these ratings:
2006 bottle. - Pours hazy dark amber with a big fluffy tan head. Aroma of fruity cloves, sweet spice, crazy esters that I’ve never gotten from this beer: bubble gum, cotton candy, really sweet, no noticable alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied and lush, foamy carbonation makes this beer quite refreshing. It’s hard to call anything perfect, but this is as close to perfect as I’ve tasted. Ap 5 Ar 10 Fl 9 Pa 5 Ov 18
2004 bottle. - Pours dark and murky with a thin off-white head. Aroma is yeast and phenolic with notes of cloves, banana, toffee and a slight hint of bubble gum. Taste starts with sweet fruits and bready malt dripped in caramelized toffee, which slowly dissolves into a bouquet of flowery esters. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lush foamy carbonation. Alcohol content is subdued but evident in the aftertaste and after completing the bottle. This brewery certainly knows how to make a good wheat beer. If I had one desert island beer, this would be it.
Ar 9 Ap 5 Fl 9 Pa 5 Ov 18
2001 vintage. - Bought this bottle in honor of dortmunder. First time I have seen vintage Aventinus on sale in Atlanta. Rest in peace friend. This beer is presented in a white bag with purple lettering. Pouring the brew into my weizen glass caused a violent wispy head to form, and quickly recede. Incredible phenolic aroma of apples, nutmeg, oak, vanilla, and cloves. Taste is sweet chewy wheat, spicy yeast, and earthy aromatic breads. This beer felt heavier than normal because most of the carbonation was initially lost during the pour. Aged Aventinus is certainly more mellow, and in my opinion better than fresh samples. Four years might be taking it too long though.
Ar 10 Ap 4 Fl 8 Pa 5 Ov 17
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 Murky dark brown with a gigantic head. Definite smell of cloves, bannana, and yeast. I get a blast of floral, alcohol, grape and spice flavors. The high ABV is definitely eveident, but this beer has so much more going on, that I could care less. This rocked.