yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
500ml bottle, 8.2% a/v
Pours a cloudy ruby colour with a head which just keeps on coming. Be careful, leave alot of room for the head to expand!! The smell is very complex with notes of cherries, malt, berries and booze. The flavour is somewhat like banana’s berries and spice all mixed together, and is very complex and interesting. The palate is much the same as the flavour with a beautiful lingering aftertaste. Doesn’t really taste boozy at all which surprised me! awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2006
I took this beer out of my beer cellar, "beer closet" and chilled this one for a few hours. I popped the cap and immediatley smelled the fruity smell. With that I poured and was greated with more fruity smell and a large whitish brown head. It quickly subsided and I let it sit for a few minutes. My first taste was sweet with a long lasting annoying sweet taste. I will end this review with the fact that I couldn’t drink this one down in the hour I devoted to it. Just way too sweet for me marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle, Strong wheat-doppelbock. Tastes like a dunkelweizen but much stronger alcohol on the aftertaste at 8.2%. Full of sweet notes, good clove bananna aroma and thick solid palate. Good overall but I prefer the dunkelweizens. hefegrizzly (5) - Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2006 does not count
Pours with a solid high slightly off color head. Begins with a sweet fruity taste that quickly moves to a wheat crispness, and then back to a fruity aftertaste, high on banana. A long finish on this makes it taste like a very heavy, very long hefeweizen. undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Pours brown/dark amber mix depending on light with a huge off white head. Aroma almost like a belgian strong but with the German banana. Taste of a lot of banana with a musky caremel flavor that is really cool. Wheat and alchohol also come through. Great mouthfeel. Yah GRIM!!! You picked a good one this time you big stud you!!!
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Pours brown with a large fluffy off-white head. Aroma of candy and fruit. Flavor is sweet sweet sweet. Very nice. Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Hazy brown with a tall tan head. Fruity aromas of bananas and yeast. Sticky sweet, full bodied with a subtle clove undertone and a slight spicyness. Roasted malts and sour dark fruit combined with a diminished alcohol presence makes this easy to drink. Remarkably dry for a beer of its weight. Rich and rewarding. LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
Aventinus! First tasted this last year, but could not forget it. It’s hard to appreciate if one has only tried a single bottle. There is nothing rough or crude about this drink. Not too fruity or sweet. Nothing harsh and full of flavour. Truly delicious. A rare pleasure to drink, especially nowadays. If only I could have it every day. I would never tire of it. Make sure all the sediment goes into the glass, although I’ve forgotten how to turn the bottle correctly. RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2006 Draft. Aroma: Nice toffee aroma. Raisins, vanilla, and banana. Very bready. Appearance: Light brown with dark orange highlights. Head was white, big, and mousselike. Nice head retention. Flavor: Lots of sweet caramel and toffee, chocolate, raisins and bananas, clove and vanilla, and a strong wheat bread flavor. Alcohol is noticeable. Tartness right before and into the finish. Palate: Medium bodied with a slightly creamy texture. Medium carbonation. Overall: Tried this in a bottle last month and thought it was ok, but not great. Had it on draft today, and man what a difference. Flavors were great, aroma was terrific, nice creamy mouthfeel. A totally different beer. unibaren (157) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2006
Bottle: Extremely lively when poured. I managed to pour half a litre of 100% head to begin with, so I had to wait for that to settle before continuing. Sweet banana-bubblegum aroma, but still kind of fresh. Head is - as you might have guessed: HUGE, creamy, long-lasting and off-white in colour. Colour is dark amber and hazy. Carbonation is lively, but even though it is a very good looking beer, I’ll have to deduct one point because of big chunks of sediment from the bottle. Flavour is very fruity with some alcohol sweetness and lots of warmth. Mouth feel is filling, but not quite as full-bodied as one might suspect from an 8% beer, maybe because of the huge amounts of carbonation. Although this is a very good beer I am not quite as impressed as most others. Don’t know if it is because the beer is too heavy for our present very hot summer weather, of maybe the big chunks of sediment put me off... Guess I’ll have to try this one again in a couple of months.