willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
06.29.04 50cl bottle. Hazy, opaque, iced tea color. White head is medium/small and bubbly. Smells like banana bread, some milk chocolate notes. Bananas are all over flavor, too. Nutty. Very nice, slightly sour finishing acidity. Some fresh, grassy bite, mostly just deliciously malty. Very nice, as are most Ayinger beers.
Sammy (11075) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow wheat beer. Sour wheat and corn and banana and honey-like malt/yeast combo, and brown sugar grains.. Sharp coriander and cloves, better with some juice or slice of citrus. Thin creamy mouthfeel. Lightly acidic. Mild carbonation. Malt and banana aftertaste.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottle had yeasty gook all over it. Literally all over it. I popped it and there was sediment all inside the rim of the bottle. So awesomely gross. So Awesomely gross. Pours with a Giant head, to big for my glass beer everywhere. I feel so german right now. Flavor is good but leaves a good bit to be desired. Very obscure in the nose and on the tongue. The only thing that comes to mind is the color grey, this is because nothing is too distinct. Malt has a lovely presence but it is obscured by the yeast. I either got a crappy bottle or this beer could be better. Its certainly not bad, but could benefit from some clarity.
jzzbassman (1583) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have to admit to not being a big fan of the style, but I actually found this one pretty interesting. Looks great in the glass and has a little less of the sweet flavor that I generally find off-putting in the style.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super cloudy orange/brown color, fizzy off white head, great aroma like tart cider, very carbonated, creamy mouthfeel, banana, dull hop bitters, very refreshing on the first hot day of summer, just like caribou rides.
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Malty aroma with some apples and some other "weird" aroma that I must say I’m not real fond of. Pours a very hazy orange with a medium head but not a lot of retention. Very malty taste with very sweet finish. Definite banana and some cloves. A lot of apple flavor in the finsh increases the sweetness of this beer. A nice beer, but that odd aroma will drop the rating slightly, and not indicate how much I actually like this beer.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber body, big frothy off-white head, It collapses in very neat looking pockets that give it a very unique look. Huge ripe banana aroma. The flavor is straight up banana and wheat. The palate is bigger than its lighther cousins. A nice but by no means great beer.
cdwooley (4) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another one of my favorites. Ayinger is professionally consistent with their beers. This beer is a dark wheat beer compared to their Brau Weisse. More head than most Hefe’s, excellent wheaty yeast smell and flavor with a hint of cloves at the finish. Add a lemon wedge and Watch it go!
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
fruity apple banana. a darker, more robust flavor than the lighter hefe weizens. light, roasted fruit, slight bitterness. sweet finish. nice aftertaste. a nice complex brew with a killer bottle cap.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is decent; looked good from the pour, with a bronze murkiness, large head and very wheaty aroma. There was something however, that didn’t taste right to me, perhaps just too sweet, perhaps too much apple. The Brau-Weisse is far superior.