mikkos (202) - - FEB 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sweet bananas, ripe fruits and a foamy head. Taste of sweet banana, caramel malts. Soft medium palate. Pretty damn awesome this is.
YantarCoast (147) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Pilgrim in Moscow. Hazy brown with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of banana, wheat. Taste is banana, brown sugar, dark fruits. This is very nice. Can’t believe that it is 8.2%.
UrbanCaveman (23) - Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
1 pint bottle, poured into a bell glass at approximately 45 degrees F.
A: Pours the color of weak coffee or strong tea, pooling into the glass as a lovely shade of burnished copper, cloudy and murky with a red-copper sheen where light shines through along the sides of the glass. The head is a pale, faint tan, and lingers a while as a cap which leaves some sheet lacing that slowly slips back down to the surface.
S: Toffee-sprinkled wheat bread dipped in caramel, slathered in some banana and grape preserves.
T: A malt explosion, all toffee-caramel bread. Hints of banana and cloves swim through the sweetness, alongside some faint grape-raisin-black cherry echoes. There’s a touch of herbaceous bitterness to the finish, and oddly, I get more alcohol heat from the Aventinus than the Aventinus Eisbock.
M: A tad on the thin side, towards watery, but still somewhat sticky, with lively carbonation.
O: A phenomenal doppelbock, managing to keep the focus on sweetness, malt, and fruit flavors, without much of a noticeable hop presence. In a straight comparison, I’d choose the eisbock version every time, but that is an entirely different category of beer.
Dzhigga (129) - Kirov, RUSSIA - OCT 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color with huge beige long-lasting head. Aroma of banana, dry plums, some spice (clove). Taste is semi-sweet, with good amount of notes and nuances. So nice aftertaste! Long, rich and smooth. Should be sipped for better experience. Brilliant weizen!
CanCrusher (655) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - OCT 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 0,50L. Hazy, dark amber colour with large, froithy, light brown head and lively visible carbonation. Aroma is mixture of caramel and citrusy/grassy hops. Taste starts light sweet and caramely with it’s silky texture. Finish is light bitter and long lasting. Full body, soft carbonation. Excellent beer!
leebotton (219) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From: Brewers Droop, Bristol
How: Bottle (end dated 2015.06.18)
Blood alc: 0mg/100ml
Aroma hints banana and fruity / berry spices, some diacetyl. Big foamy lasting white head which lets through more spicey aroma as it slowly fades. Flavour is deep, fruity / estery with a little banana, a lot of spice and fairly dark but still having a lightness. Mouthfeel is silky smooth. The only thing I’m not so sure about is a slight plasticyness near the end of the mouthful, but I think that is just the wheat
g_georgiou (252) - CYPRUS - OCT 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown body with a beige head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits, some spice, malt. Taste is sweet with light bitterness. Very refreshing. Medium to thin body but mouthfeel is sleakier than what I expected from the looks. Very nice beer.
jackafholmes (242) - - OCT 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from wick at both ends, Sheffield. Chestnut brown with a good foamy off white head. Aroma is banana and clove, some Christmas spice and dry fruit. Taste is slightly spicy and sweet with some sour tang. Nice fizz and foam on the tongue. Like this one.
mile (3043) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, cloudy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty – wheaty and sweetish aroma, banana and fruitiness with notes of "sahti". Body is medium to full, malty – wheaty and sweetish flavor, some fruitiness and banana, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty –wheaty and sweetish, some fruitiness and light banana, light alcohol and spiciness.Fruity weizen bock - too sweet for me. Hides 8,2% well. OK but "Don’t Believe the Hype".
ShivanDragon (1732) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
donker bruin met kaki kraag
aroma is heerlijk vol, volmoutig, rozijn, lichte chocolade, gist, banaan.
smaken zijn alcoholisch, rozijn, aardse mouttonen, banaan, glad maar ook romig, iets aan de dunne kant, matig zoet, zwak bitter, mooie zachte bock met goede smaken.
CraftBeerNick (929) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 18th October 14, pours a big head, that dissipates, dark murky, red brown. Aroma, dried fruit, banana, slight spice and liquorice. Taste is rich, smooth, banana, dough, dates, some toffee, quite sweet, Not bad