npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an off-amber with a decent head and some yeast floaties, not quite as dunkel as I’d like. Nose is great--bananas and spice cake. Flavor is a bit disappointing though: some of the banana/spiciness comes through, but it’s overridden by a tart sweetness.
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was my first ’dark’ wheat beer. I was pretty impressed at the flavor it had. Amber in color. Signature wheaty aromas (banana fruity). Large head white head. I usually like my wheat beers colder than other beers, but this one was very nice as it warmed. The flavors became more complex. The beer tasted like a typical wheat beer some caramel/chocolately tones. Good carbonation. I was fairly satisfied with this beer.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark and solid wheat dunkel from Ayinger. I’d call this beer middle-of-the-pack for a German dark wheat. I found the entire Ayinger line-up at a beer store in Brooklyn and am a very happy man.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color, the head beige, large, frothy, lace in sheets to coat the glass. Nose?, malt, yeast, earthy and aromatic, front? sweet, top?, medium, finish? dry, lightly acidic, touch of hops, moderate to light carbonation, all in all a very drinkable beer.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick white head which dissipated quickly. Aroma of spicy bananas. Spicy flavor which turns to a fruity, almost candylike, finish. Not at all what I expected.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy iced tea appearance with some small yeast chunks. Foamy off white head with some cocoa powder flecks. Light color for a Dunkel Weizen. Heavy carbonation. Doughy aroma with some cloves, cocoa and apples. Nicely malted with a mellow body and light wheat tang and sour fruitiness. Lighter in body but not in flavor. Lingering roasted chocolate aftertaste. Finishes mellow and lightly tart with an apple/chocolate mix. Quite nice, but thinner than I’d like, and again a pricey choice.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
fraternie (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fruity, full-bodied dunkel. Sweet malt flavor, smootj finish.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 9, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big bottle of this answered my craving for some Wheat beer. This brew pours a hazy medium golden. Floaties. The colossal rocky bone colored head is fully lasting with fair lacing. The nose is very fruity: banana, bubble-gum, grape, apple, etc. Some spices like ginger aroma also present along with caramel, cereal, and flowers. Finishes like it starts very sweet, kinda acidic, and somewhat bitter. Overall very rich, sweet and fruity. The medium creamy/dry body has lively carbonation with an alcoholic feel to the finish. Ahhh!!
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The fizzy nature of this beer spoiled it on many levels. The weak taste of the dark component of this beer was disappointing as well. Of course this beer is millions of times better than stuff like Becks, Molson, Newcastle and others beers that most people think are great.