ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and spicy aroma, with hints of lemon. Pours a golden tan, with a large white head. Complex flavor - wheat, yeast, lemon, bananas, spices...the list goes on. Very refreshing, one of the best Hefeweizens I have had. Ayinger has yet to disappoint me!
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 bottled: this is a classic, refreshing, delicious....mmmm, mmm,mm!! weisse beer. this is what the germans do best and nobody can top them. i love this wheat nice and light with lots of flavor. hazy tan yellow with a nice white rocky head in a glass. lots of wheat and bread smell in the nose with a little tingle in the nares with a deep inhalation. banana, spices and lemon on the palate. way smooth and easy to drink. this is probably a little lighter then some typical weisse beers but the best for hot summer days to quench that complex thirst we all have....best of the lights.
Radek Kliber (6602) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick, white head, cloudy gold looking beer. Sweet, wheat, yeasty aroma, nice pleasant malt notes. Very nice full texture, fresh, true weizen set of flavours. Pleasure to drink.
Holdwine (1116) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
All yeasty and yummy. Huge and lasting head. Very fruity and piney notes. Robust for its looks. Easy too drink for such a complex beer.
Dorwart (2425) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge snow white head of fine bubbles. Frothery and lasts a long time. Very plesant aroma of lemon, wheat, yeast and hay. Color is a slightly cloudy, pale gold. Flavor is light and crisp and very refreshing. More lemon flavor with a hint of spices. Not dominated but yeast which is very nice. Finish is clean and refreshing. A great summertime beer that is very eary drinking.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fine wheat aroma, some good spice notes too. Hazy golden, small white head. Mild wheat flavour, small bit of clove. Light bodied, creamy. A well made beer.
Hangover (1088) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, light yellow pour, with a huge, lasting head. Very light aroma. Yeast, wheat, banana are evident. Nice, creamy mouthfeel. A bit heavy on the banana, but the vanilla adds a bit of complexity to this brew. Excellent, smooth finish. Extremely easy to drink. An excellent hefe.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 2013-04-01. Hazy dark yellow body with a nice white head. 3+ Sweetish yeasty wheat aroma, modest esters, fruit, banana. 7+ Flavour is similar sweet fruity wheat character, mild yeast and banana eaters. 7+ Average plus bodied palate suits it. 3+ A touch mild even for a weisse, but quite enjoyable. 7/3/7/3/15+ Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
Re-rate Unintentional re-rate, but I am glad I did. Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Slightly vigorous pour yields a massive white head on a hazy pastel golden yellow body. Yeasty, slightly citrusy bready aroma and a fair does of banana. I thought I god some bubble gum at first sniff but I couldn’t find it again. Sweet, with the slightest hint of wheaty tartness, very slight citrus in the flavour. Excellent mouth feel is full bodied with the occasional lighter moments. Finish is banana with an alcoholic follow up. Very nice. 8/4/7/4/17
Pre-Ratebeer Rating Fairly clear body. Bit of light clove in the aroma. Has notes of the usual wheat beer flavours of banana and yeast but not much of either. Light, not exceptional wheat beer. 6/3/5/2/13
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow. White head. Yeasty banana aroma. Light, grainy feel--could be livelier. Yeasty, grainy flavour of banana, peach, wheat & cream.
rajendra82 (975) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out of a standard Hefeweizen sized 500 ml bottle. Aroma is very faintly banana. Looks decent with a cloudy pale golden body, but the head is a bit too small for the style. The head also dies out very quickly and little to no lace is observed later. Lively carbonation and light mouthfeel. Taste is light on the bananas and clove, and much more leaning towards lemon, orange peel, and pineapple. Very refreshing and crisp, but lacks the creaminess of some other hefeweizen beers I have tried.