dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow color with lines of very fine bubbles rising to the surface. Spectacular white rocky head. Very strong aroma of fresh but spicy banana and orange. Complex flavor of wheat, spicy clove and malt. Very delicate palate at the start which comes on stronger and more noticably towards the finish.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color with a good creamy head and a fruity aroma, apples, oranges, a bit bready. Medium bodied and tangy with tasty wheat and citrus flavors. Spicy clove and ginger notes rounded this one out and the finish was short and on the sweet side. Another quality brew from Ayinger.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
spicy aroma; pale yellow with a long-lasting head; some spiciness in the flavor, but it tastes watered-down
Reid (2051) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ayinger always a favourite brewer of mine.
Comes in the typical Ayinger slopped 500ml brown bottle..same simple label..and painted cap.
Very nice loking beer bright yellow and hazy with a very large pure white head.
Lovelly german hefe aroma..but this has more "spiciness" than bananas..also more wheat sourness is detetcted than usual.
Tatse is very nice as expected from the aroma the banana taste is muted..but theres an attractive creamyness to the beer, slightly bitter aftertaste.
Strangelly for it having a creamy flavour the mouthfeel doesnt hold out..it becomes rather watery near the end.
Drinkable summer beer..but far from the best of the style
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden appearance with a VERY rapidly diminishing white head. Aroma of a hodgepodge of spices and fruits - namely bananas and oranges. Flavor is just lacking, in my opinion - after such a strong aroma, the tastes are bland in comparison. Lacking complexity, but nothing offensive I suppose.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sudzy-white head atop a whitish and cloudy, yellow-orange that glows brilliantly in front of a light. Citrus and fresh yeast aromas exude in the nose. Light mouthfeel with a lively carbonation. Malts are slightly sweet, doughy and yeasty. Notes of orange, lemon, yeast, biscuit, banana, whole wheat and spices, with some sourness thrown in to round things out. Finishes on the dry side. Overall, has quite a bit of flavors and aromas going on, but none of them are very intense. Nevertheless, enjoyable.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out to a nice thick off yellow color with a head that hung around. Aroma of yeast, fresh cut wheat, and a touch of fruit. Flavors were that of slight lemon with touch of banana and yeast. This is what a hefeweizen should look and tast like.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazey whiteish yellow with a real nice head and some lace. The aroma is yeasty, wheaty, ripe bananas, and a touch of clove spice. The flavor is clovey with a less developed banana flvavor as in others of the style. The flavor is nice and dry and quite refreshing. The palate is right for the flavor. Overall, this is a very good Hefeweizen that I will seek out as a summer beer.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 Hazy, banana color, soft white head, and a body that bubbles like a fish tank aerator is hidden in my glass. Aroma of citrus, kiwi, and fresh bread. Clean citrus flavors with a touch of bubble gum and butter on the tongue. A refreshing and tasty palate cleanser and pleaser. Another worthy beer from Ayinger. Great summer beer that goes well with sushi.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy medium straw color, with a huge frothy white head that mostly lasts, leaving good lace on the glass. Aroma is quite big and nice - banana, lemon, cookie dough, honey, some clove. Flavor is also quite large - sweet start with a good bit of banana and honey, some spiciness in the middle and end, and a slightly sour, acidic finish. Medium-full bodied, but not heavy at all. Lively carbonation. Supremely drinkable, perfect for quaffing on a nice summer day, out on the boat fishing...and would pair equally well with said fish at the dinner table.