Reid (1899) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok first this is my first Dunkle -Weizen..so here goes.
Comes in the usual attractive Ayinger brown euro-style..500ml bottle..nice simple label and again the beautiful cap.
Well this is certainlly much darker beir than the usual Hefe-Weissen..a sort of dark murky gold..with a nice big white frothy, bubbly head.
mm same wonderful aroma of all the good German hefes( something that very few American versions can get)..the spicy esters..banana, clove..backed by that sour wheat aroma wonderful.
This beer has a good wheat profile in the taste and the banana flavour comes through strong in the after taste..nice.
Very pleasant sensation on the tongue!
A most drinkable dunkle..very very nice will try more of this style.
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber (this is the dunkel weizen??) with a huge frothy head. Nose is estery but also sweeter in malts and some hints of smoked malts. Medium bodied, banana flavors with tea-leaf hints and long lasting sweet aftertaste.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Banana caramel aroma.Orange cloudy appearance with full head.Sweetish fruity banana,caramel clove flavor with mild hop finish.Another great Ayinger product.
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured an oranger amber color with a foamy, fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel, wheat and cloves. Fairly complex taste including apples, bananas, clove and yeast. Rather weak mouthfeel.
texindy (2) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2003 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours cloudy with a good thick head. Has a great aroma that screams drink me. Awesome flavor with a hint of bananas. Quite possibly the best Hefe out there.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks great! Cloudy and with an amber colour. Huge thick head. Aroma of fresh bananas, wheat, caramel, salmon and lemon. Smooth and fruity flavour of yeast, banana, roasted malt, pears and lemon. Smooth, fruity and yeasty finish with a moderate carbonation.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malty-sweet and mildly yeasty, very attractive...The color is a cloudy bronze-tinged brown with a very fine cream-colored head...Flavor was mildly sweet with roasty notes and nice tang from the yeast that tasted lightly of lemon mixed with apples or pears..the subtle spice comments in the finish add nicely...Body is moderate, as is the carbonation, which adds to the smooth countenance of this brew...This is a very enjoyable wheat beer, more substantial than regular hefes, which is why I favor the dunkels, and this one is especially well-balanced and smooth.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A sun-tea like color. A yeasty, malt aroma. Somewhat light flavored, not as heavy as other dunkels. Smooth, fairly well balanced. Beer doesn't overwhelm the senses. The wheat flavors and aromas don't stand out, which is fine. Very drinkable.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, murky brown orange, nice white head and lace. Big banana yeast, wheat aroma of course, soft and strong together. Nice full body (for a wheat), well balanced and refreshing, not too much of a dunkel but better than the regular ayinger hefeweiss; lively yet soft carbonation.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is a cloudy haze of brownish gold with a large loose head of puffed creamy foam that ever so slowly simmers to a light haze on top and has drippy lace in large stringy patches.
The smell of this thing is very lively, wow, its all over the place, funky as hell, smokey banana and smoked salmon or bacon, dull lemon, musty horse blanket, soft rubber, and feet. Yep, its funky and pungent and I love it. I need this in a insense form so I can light one and let the whole place smell like this. People would wonder what the hell I'm I cookin' or smokin'. I'd be great.
Taste is soft and mellow of banana and frothy malts, touch of lemon and clove, sweetness is light, citrus is flighty with a light but favorable carbonation with a mellow, nearly creamy medium body with a little touch of hop and dryness with clove hints in the finish. The yeast is showcased in this beer quite a bit, especailly in the smell, but with that aside its one fine easy drinkin' dunkel.