TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine appearing brew. Lightly cloudy copper color with massive off white head that is retained. Aroma is wonderful and akin to Celebrator, nicely malty and nutty with a bit of toffee. Flavor is delicious. Wheat flavor, some light banana, bit of apple juice a dash of spice and a clean dry finish. Man am I glad spring is here. I am love the Hefe's.
Aurelius (4963) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an interesting brew. It distinctly smells like fried plantain -- banana and char smoke. Hazy, muddy beer with some green tones. Very cool cap redeems the appearance rating. Sweet, a bit smoky, like watery brown sugar light body, residual sweetness. Can't taste the alcohol. Some phenols in the finish. I fear that I could drink a lot of this in short order. Has gentle homebrew qualities.
PorterPounder (7062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Hefe done right. Murky, dark golden appearance with a decent sized head and lacing. Aroma of bubble gum and yeast. Crisp muted citrus flavor with some bubble gum notes and a velvety mouthfeel make this a winner. 5.8% alcohol hidden extremely well.
Dorwart (2500) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great big light tan head which lasts for a while. Decent carbonation. Grassy/compost aroma with a touch of spices. Color is a slightly cloudy medium orange. Flavor is a little vinegary (sp). Crisp and fruity but with a sour vinegar kick. Slight bitterness in the finish and pretty clean and smooth. A decent wheat with a kick.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2006 bottled: these are how wheat beers are suppose to taste! beutiful caramel hazy color with a nice cream colored head. dough and spice up into the nose. nice balance of malt sweet, bananas, cloves, bread. an excellent weisse. PROST!
TBone (15708) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2004 Bottled (from weizen class)
Hazy brown/orange color. Big foamy white head. Typical hefeweizen banana aroma mixed with hints of smoke. Banana taste is also there but roasted malt dominates the palate. More crisp than sweet. Fresh but thin. (7/4/6/3/12 3.2)
Re-rated, bottled (BB 12/2004)
Hazy nut brown, rocky brown head. Sweet grilled banana aroma. Refreshing with citron and a hint of apple flavor. Well-done Ayinger. (6/4/6/4/14 3.4)
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A real smacker. I mean that in a good way - smack, smack, like it's tasty, you know. It is a fine competitor with the Ayinger Brau-Weisse. It's funny how Ayinger, one of the best breweries in the world, seems to compete with itself. This pours a beautiful orangish-amber colour. The taste is crisp and yeasty, refreshing and complicated, simple and intriguing. Truly a fine brew.
Hangover (1107) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darker than any weisse I've had so far. Head dissipates quickly, but enough remains to be attractive. Strong malt aroma with some wheat evident. Interesting taste. Strong malt/wheat taste up front. Some bananna, bread, yeast maybe pear come at me the strongest before the finish. Finish is clean. A surpsingly complex weiss. Damn near as good as weihenstephaner in my opinion.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ayinger equals perfection. This beer has the perfect aroma for a dunkel weisse, absolutely perfect. Pours a wonderfully vibrant shade of reddish brown. Good sized head that grows with consecutive pours, very nice. Great mouthfeel as well, which kind of surprised me considering Ayinger's other selections which seem to have a bit of a bite to them. Great beer.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is just how I expect a German wheat to taste. This is definitely not one to disappoint on the palate. Taste is crisp and clean with a lingering sour bite on the tongue. Just the right flavor of roasted malts with a bit of tangy nuttiness, fresh bread aroma and a solid malt backbone make this very complete.