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. cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2006
Draft. Drawn fresh from the keg, this is an awe-inspiring beer bursting with unbelievable amounts of yeast, overripe banana and honey dew melon, and supported by a maddeningly addictive fullness not matched in any other dark weiss that I know of. Try this bottled, though, and you wonder what all the fuss is about -- personally, I haven’t touched a capped version of this for years. A real downside to this brew, however, is the whopping punch it delivers after a mere two tall glasses -- usually this undesirable quality is only found in beers of lesser quality. bubbleflubber (2226) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2006
This hefe-dopplebock pours cloudy raisin/mahogany, with a huge head and good retention. The nose is of raisins, prunes, plums, dark fruit and spices. It has sweetness indicative of dark fruits, figs, dates. The light alcoholic finish and subtle carbonation lends to a zesty mouthfeel. The light, latent heat in the esophagus is nice. Good for an apertif or dessert brew!
wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2006
What an aroma to kick this one off. Its its you hard with fruits,spices and an underlying alcohol. Appearance is just as nice. Pours a deep, deep red that is almost brown, but when the light hits it the orangy-red shows through. Great white head on it that really stuck around. Taste was really complete and had an amazing combination of citrus,cloves, and other spices. Has a sweetness to it that is quite pleasant. Finishes with a hit of bitterness that just seems to round it out perfectly.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2007 mmmm this smells wonderful. Reddish amber color.Very fruity, sweet, spicey smells. Tastes just like it smells. This is a VERY complex, sweet, alochol heavy brew. They should be proud of this one. Careful though, they go down deceptingly smooth for being 8%. A couple of these in one setting is all she wrote for me! someblackguy (16) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2006
this is a great beer. when i first tried it i thought wow im going to check on ratebeer and if this didnt score well theres gotta be something wrong. Unsurprisingly the results speak for themselves. Has a big, long lasting head, flavour is great, carbonation great, aroma is like nothing else and has a nice lasting taste. i strongly recommened you try this beer, up there with some of the best ive tried bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Bottled. Pours a dark amber with a light tan head. The aroma is dominated by cloves, with a bit of citrus and toffee behind it. Creamy medium body and medium carbonation. The taste is sweet without being syrupy, again dominated by cloves, with some vanilla, bread and toffee leading to a spicy, very lightly bitter finish. The earlier comment of ’One for the holidays’ is pretty much spot on. Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
500ml Bottle: It’s like Schneider has been reading my diary. My first dark weiss I was already excited to try it, and not disappointed at all. Pours a beautiful light leather brown with orange edging, and a hefty foam head that never quite left. Pleasant aroma of bread, citrus, and pumpkin spices (ie. clove, cinnamon, licorice). Absolutely amazing taste exactly as advertised. Hits immediately with a citrus-heavy weiss punch that goes down smooth, trailing with the spices and a strong anise aftertaste. Immediately afterwards you catch those bock tones and fades to a hoppish end. Terrific all the way through, would have it again in a minute.