foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Description of aroma is accurate, vanilla and citrus. Good flavor, just lacking a little bit, can’t put my finger on it. Overall very enjoyable, and quite sweet. Awesome bottlecaps.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting foggy honey color with great head and lace. Citrusy/banana smell with a definite hint of flowers. I may tend to agree with the lemon and vanilla description. Rather thin and mild yet there is a complex maltiness that tickles the palate. I think this may be a bit overrated, as it seems a bit watered down for a good wheat, but it’s pleasantly refreshing....did I mention how cool the bottle caps are?
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2011 Frugal lemons and wheat ride refreshing effervescence…Admirable balance of banana esters and clove-y phenols...Excellent, refreshing weizen, from the bottle and on tap at the Ayinger Speis und Trank in Munich…
PorterPounder (5960) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of produce fruit stand - very fresh. Just cloudy enough but not so that you can’t see the ever flowing bubbles. Smooth, clean refresing taste with a hint of citrus.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good wheat beer. golden color and a full head. Slightly sweet flavor with a hint of citrus.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Didn’t get the big head on this one. Odd color, almost beige, cloudy. Nice refreshing grassy, flowery aroma. Tastes very clean with a touch of citrus-spice but mostly a very clean sweet-tart pure taste that is very refreshing w/o the overly spicy elements of some wheat beers. Great warm weather beer.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold pour nice head that sticks around as a thin lace. Aroma is citrusy and spicy. Nice palate, not to thin with enough carbonation to tingle the tongue. Nice tart finish.
jerohen (2055) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5586) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2003 After having tasted all those delicious German wheats, this Ayinger fit in nicely. Delicious aroma of the fine hefe, thirst-quenching palate.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale and foggy, downright beautiful creamy and long-lasting head. I seven-minute poured it as best I could and was very happy with the results. Oh, onto the beer. Floral bouquet, extremely crisp and refreshing mouthfeel, nice banana-clove things going on. Also hints of citrus, maybe pears. Clean finish. One of the more complex and flavorful hefes I’ve ever had.