DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Village Bottle Shop. This is a very interesting and worthwhile dopplebock. A lucky find. The aroma has bread, vanilla, syrup and fruit- almost similar in some ways to many Belgian ales, but thicker. Pours dark and opaque with a lot of head that dissipates shortly with little lacing. The flavor is rich, full and satisfying with strong notes of spice, fruit, grain and even chocolate. The finish is long and complex, ending with some sweet fruit and bitterness. The high alcohol is not too noticeable, but warms and bolsters the beverage nicely. This one is definitely worth checking out if it is available. Will probably get this one again.
bluejacket74 (1452) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle, brewed in 2006. The bottle came wrapped in paper and had a tag on purple cord saying that the Schneider Brewery decided to age 240 cases of Aventinus each year starting in 1999, with each batch being held a minimum of 3 years. Served in a mug, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing were both decent enough. I like the aroma, the brew smells like cloves, vanilla, plums, raisins, and some dark bread. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some caramel, sherry and bubblegum. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this brew a lot. Too bad I can’t remember where I bought this aged version at, I know I’ve had this a little while but haven’t seen it around for a while either. I just know I liked it a lot, and will certainly buy this version the next time I see it!
Beardbeerman (197) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark amber topped by a finger or so of creamy tanned head showing excellent retention and lacing properties. Decent effervescence spotted through the glass. Beautiful beer. The nose is lightly roasty and gives notes of banana, raisins, plums, pumpkim seeds and a touch of hickory. The taste is along the same lines with a distinct fruity bitterness coming through a medium-light body with a nice round sharpness. The finish is woodsy with hickory. Great beer I’m glad I tried out. Cheers!
PiwnyMarek (237) - Łomża, POLAND - FEB 24, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Świetne. Aromat mocny i wyraźny (banan i guma balonowa). W wyglądzie ciemna herbata. W smaku jest bardzie fajnie, choć mi brakuje trochę goryczki. Polecam!
JaKeAFC (637) - ITALY - FEB 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 50 cl bottle.
Dark red-brown color, average offwhite head. Fruity smell.
Astonishing aroma of ripe banana and strawberry with an huge wiezen malt backbone. Great aftertaste with bubblegum, almond and whiteboard marker.
Taste sweetish, thick creamy texture, sticky alcoholic and aromatic finish. Average carbonation. Really massive, nothing to lose against belgian strong ales. Excellent.
branko (23) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 19, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Banana and dryied fruit aroma.
Apperance: dark brown color.
Taste of dark fruits and banana.
Overall: very tasty, great beer.
cards04 (2017) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is crazy good. Pours a deep burgundy/brown. Aromas are sweet banana and dark dried fruit. Sweet smooth and malty. No alcohol. Just dried fruit and banana flavors. Awesome.
AgentAle (889) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is apple, plum, yeast, light clove and sweet grain. Taste is very sweet malts, dark fruits, yeast and earthiness. Appearance is a murky orange with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
beertholomeus (995) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper brown color with a white head. Malt, toffee, caramel, dark fruit, spice, yeast and molasses aroma. Fig, raisin, plum, molasses, clove, caramel, biscuit, banana, toffee and malt flavors. Medium full body and average carbonation. Clove, banana and malt finish.
pantumnuss (48) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy brown color. Awesome head. You can smell out the bananas, the and fresh aromas of hefeweizen, malty caramel and bready aromas too but unfortunately with alkohol. Good aromas of gingerbread occurs after heating and than the beer becomes heavier and has more body and taste :) Not the best weizen bock I ever drunk but it’s definitely in the top 3.
LGH (1) - - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth, rich and full flavour. One of the Best Schneiders Weisse.
You smell the awesomness.It’s taste like banana with hints of Caramelle.A long tastefull Taste in the back.