ronaldtheriot (985) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Schneider Aventinus has a thick, fizzy, light-beige head and an initially clear, brown, bubbly appearance, that becomes cloudy brown upon swishing and pouring in the bottom third of the bottle. Not much lacing is seen with this one. Aroma is unique- cinnamon powder, wheat bread, molasses, spices, and fruit cake. Taste is of cinnamon, spices, nutmeg, yeast, pepper, monkey bread, nuts, and other things I can’t pinpoint. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Aventinus finishes refreshing, crisp, and surprisingly drinkable. Overall, this is an epic, world-class beer. I beg you to try it. RJT
electrotype (146) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plus foncée (fruits vieillis, raisons noirs, corps plus profond) que la Schneider Weisse Original TAP 7. Le corps demeure très vivant et agréable mais la buvabilité laisse davantage la place à la dégustation. Ça demeure une bière très raffraichissante. Un très beau compromis en fait!
AdiBeer (100) - ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: dark fruits, sweetness. Appearance: very dark brown, hazy, amber head. Taste: sweet, rich. Palate: heavy body, alcohol noticeable. Overall: great Weizenbock! Bottle at the Octoberfest Pub, London.
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle info: 10.354 3
Dunno what that means, but I think it’s bottled around Xmas, 2010
A: pours a dark brown ale with limited clarity and a small hint of orange on the light source. Two fingers of peanut head falls slowly to a broken quilt of the same. Insane lacing.
S: Yeast wins. Clove, banana, coriander on the nose. Then the doppel aspect comes thru - darkened malts with molasses characteristics and some brown sugar.
T: match the nose. Add some hints of copper. Also some extra sweetness. The flavor is good, but not even close to the best or among the best doppelbocks. Too much copper flavor.
M: Medium to light for the style with moderate carb. Dry finish.
O: Good, but not special. I wouldn’t put this with the best of the doppels.
Serving type: bottle
mikeyo1 (37) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy brown with a frothy quickly diminishing head. Aroma is sweet and complex. Nicely balanced between clove and ripe bananas. Smoke, raisins, plums, and of course lots of wheat. Smooth full bodied mouth feel. Taste is similar, with a a really nice long lasting dry fruit character, slightly sour and moderate earthy bitter finish.
Vighals (441) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Litt uklar brun med beige skum. Nøtter, banan og hvetelukt. Søtlig banan, lite bitter. kort søt ettersmak.
Moscicki (101) - Tarnow, POLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s absolutely massive beer! The aroma is so complex that I’m lacking words to describe it - cloves, bananas, yeast, smoke, peat, malt, toasty, etc. Sweet in taste, smoothly carbonated, very slow sipper that reveals a layer after a layer with each sip. Warming up as well!
tmzl (13) - SLOVENIA - DEC 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Look: Equal, thumb high thick off-white foam, again equal fast retention. Lots of sparkling, almost no lacing. Dark brown with some amber undertones. Lovely stuff.
Smell: Dark fruits, raisins, figs. Then comes roasted, caramel, molasses wheatines. There are some spice and yeast notes. Pleasant, balanced and inviting.
Taste: Again dark fruit at start, goes to sweet, caramel middle and closes with banana esters, cloves. Hard to find any hops but there is some woody bitterness. Sweetness stays with you for a while. Alcohol well hidden. Smooth and balanced ride.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, almost syrupy (but in a good way). Leaves coating. Carbonation is smooth. Surprising drinkability for such a fat, strong beer.
Overall: Pinnacle of weizenbock style. Hard to imagine anything better. Complex, balanced, fuck yea.
bulldogops (825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #800- December 2, 2013- Don’t know why but I like celebrating big number ratings with 100th percentile beers. 12 oz on draught at beer revolution. Nose is pastry shop, banana, and a mild floral note. Bold and medium-full bodied for 6.5%, medium alcohol warmth. Medium-heavy carbonation, quite bubbly golden pour with white cap. Mouthfeel is clean, taste is banana, nice yeasty kick, finishes perfect with a hint of lemon zest and fir tree needles. Love this style, and couldn’t be more enamoured with this brew.
beeebon (24) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting one this, I bought it on a whim as I’ve not tried the style before. It pours a murky brown colour with a frothy tan coloured head, which starts big and soon diminishes. The smell is fine though nothing too exciting, revleaing a kind of sweetish wheat beer scent. The taste for me was of dried bananas and plums initially, followed by other dried sweet fruits. Behind that has the wheat beer taste along with a bit of yeast (to provide the much needed bitterness). It is rather frothy and creamy in the mouth with a noticable but mild level of carbonation.
To sum it up then, this was a nice beer although perhaps a little sweet for my liking. At times it reminded me of a strong Belgium ale but without the complexity. I would be happy to drink this again but I can’t see myself being in a hurry to purchase any more.
GSAP (369) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage 2011. Appel, sherry en witte wijn zijn de kern woorden als aroma.
Smaak is appel, druif en verdere frisse zoetheden zoals in de betere dubbeldranken. Een apart soort bier, wat geuze, middel lang gerijpt.
Tap @ Bierpreuvenement Horst 2013, laatste in de rij van 10.