VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark straw with some yeast chunks. Whipped cream white head. Heavy rushing carbonation. Aroma of zesty lemons, musty yeast and cloves. Crisp and tart with a luscious wheat flavor. Medium light body. Banana/clove flavors and a lemony zip. Head remains thick and sticky. Gets tarter and thinner as it sits. Less Weizen and more Wit like. Finishes thinner with a surge of light clove flavor. A refreshing but pricey Helles Hefe. Good choice if you just want one.
fraternie (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy and flavorful. A well-crafter wheat. A little thin with a bitter aftertase typical in a German wheat.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly dry for a wheat beer, although not the ’brut’ that the commercial description claims. Lingering spice, although, as Volgon says, too thin in the finish. Stick with the Ayinger Ur-Weisse if you crave wheat beer from Aying.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 Very impressive. Solid bodied with an excellent light flavor. They know how to make a good german wheat beer over there at ayinger.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large white fizzy head, acidic and slight banana nose. Mild fruity taste, that ends too thin.
Cruddler (32) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I guess I just don’t like wheat beers.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color, hazy but not quite cloudy, good initial head that dissipates quickly, lasting carbonation. aroma is spice/banana. Flavor retains the spice and banana notes, and adds citrus, more tart than bitter. Very good overall for a wheat beer.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably the best hefe I have had. The tartness gives it something more than Paulaner or Pyramid. Enormous head! Huge! Nice cloudy gold with yeast floating within. Went down smooth with lots of sweetness turning to tartness in the end. Good work Ayinger! You make good stuff.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
big head. fruity tartness. kind of ’spicy’ at the end
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m just beginning my exposure to wheats. My only previous experience, before my palate was ready, was Bell’s Oberon. I really disliked it. Then Aventinus, which I liked. Now, I can handle this, I think, and I think it is good.