b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2007 Dark brown in color with giant head that lasts forever. Sweet light aroma with strong flavor. Rich malty flavor, caramel and some light fruits. Very delicious islay (2920) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2006
16.9 oz. bottle, split with my dad. Classic, appetizing hefeweizen aroma, though a bit sweeter and stronger, with the familiar clove and cinnamon elements. Pours an amber/brown color with a large amount of off-white to tan head. Sparkling, clear liquid. The doppelbock flavor dominates the wheat. Aventinus tastes like a strong European lager with weisse overtones. The malt is prominent, but so, somewhat surprisingly, are the hops. The alcohol is noticeable in the flavor, but it’s not overpowering. Crisp, drinkable, and refreshing in the palate, but nothing out of the ordinary. Light to medium bodied.
<P>This is a good and interesting brew, but it is underwhelming. I expected more from what is, according to the raters at this site, Germany’s second best beer. It tastes literally like a mix of a good wheat beer with a good doppelbock, as if done in the glass at home or a bar rather than in the early stages at the brewery. The weisse dominates the aroma while the bock dominates the taste. I would classify this beer as a Double Weisse Bock rather than a Weizen Bock, as "weizen" to me implies an unfiltered and cloudy brew, whereas this beer is filtered and clear like a "weisse." Aventinus would make a perfect beer for the early warm days of spring, when the sun is inviting and warm but there is still a chill in the air. swanmann (777) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Aroma of dark fruits, almost winey. Poured full of eggshell colored suds, hazy almost purple, amber. Flavor is lightly spicy, with some cherries or plums. This bottle may have been a little old, thus, the palate seems a little thin. But otherwise, pretty remarkable. dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Huge frothy head on a dark brown cloudy beer. The aroma is raw grains. Medium body, with a grain taste and finish. coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2006
This is one brew that I have been attempting to understand for many years now. To help me in this journey, last week I enlisted the aid of an old Professor of mine. We attempted to discuss the inner workings of this beer over six of them and concluded the following.......
Aventinus has captured nature and chaos and combined the two in an exciting mixture that is never the same twice. Thank you....thank you very much
kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Deep brown pour with lots of bubbles and a nice tan head. Aroma of nuts, caramel and malt. Taste of caramel and brown sugar. Great lasting finish. optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Bottled - Pours slightly cloudy amber...with a bigg fuzzy head..lots of carbonation upon opening..Aroma is lots of spicy clove and sweet fruits.. Taste is sweet with lots of (fenils?) clovey.. a malty sweet ending.. great wheat bock auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Dark amber colored pour with a nice medium sized head. Had malty aroma with hints of fruit. Had a nice malty sweet finish. Nice..... TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2007 Bottle. Pours dark with foamy admirable head. Wheat and grassy aroma. Stiff taste, sedate bubble. This is a mature beer without all the needless bells and whistles (ie. not overspiced). Its German pure! Light for a bock in body, not in alcohol. Another German standard showing how a beer style should be done! TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 500 mL bottle. Deep brown (wouldn’t quite call it "ruby" - more orange/copper), with thick beige head. Aroma of spice, alcohol, and the old banana/clove thing. Flavour goes through at least three distinct stages, as the alcohol enhances, rather than smothers each. Initially you get the alcohol, which then sweetens into a bit of caramel, along with the usual wheat beer flavours. The finish is interesting as well: it begins bitter, but gradually sweetens. This beer sweetens significantly as it warms, but the alcohol does not become more prominent. Incredibly smooth and full. Excellent.