Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman Ohio
What makes this beer different: Plum meets wheat
Will I be drinking this again: Oh yes
2/21/2010: Yet another variation of a style non beer-geek people call “wheat beer.” So for non-beer geek people lets check the definition on BA… A more powerful Dunkel Weizen (of “bock strength”), with a pronounced estery alcohol character, perhaps some spiciness from this, and bolder and more complex malt characters of dark fruits. Hmmm interesting. I would say that is pretty accurate to describe Aventinus.
Aventinus is a lot darker than your typical wheat beer as you can see. Smell is mostly cloves, and a light malt scent. Taste is incredible. Cloves, Plums, and brown sugar. Beer is real complex and has just a tiny sour note that makes you want to keep drinking it. I almost wonder if they used a belgian style yeast in this because at times the mouthfeel felt like a belgian dark when I wasn’t paying attention to what I was drinking. I’m sure the plum flavor adds to that. Aventinus is dangerously drinkable for an 8.2% beer. If I had an endless supply of money this would no doubt be my tailgating beer of choice for steeler games. If you haven’t tried this beer yet, you need to regardless of your favorite style.
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