TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2006 Combined rating from bottles and Munich brewhouse - Pours dark caramel (light brownish red) with a thicky foamy off-white head. Aroma of cloves, toffee, apples, banana, lightly toasted bready malts, and delicate spices. Taste is all about the spicy yeast. Phenolic notes of cloves, pear, and apple. Sweet chewy initial taste becomes more dry and influenced by the wheat malt. There’s plenty of toffee, caramel sweetness, but it’s mostly hidden behind the immense yeastiness. Mouthfeel is soft and supple with lush carbonation. Complex and easy to drink. Certainly my favorite dunkelweizen, I just wish Ayinger would start dating their bottles.
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big yeast smell and something fruity, but not bananas. I can’t quite figure it out. Decent hefe taste, but stronger (obviously, as the name indicates). Pours a cloudy dark amber with a fluffy bone colored head. I can sort of taste the banana-ish flavor, but it’s as strong as other tasters indicate. Slightly citrusy. Not as flavorful as hoped. Decent.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured. Huge aroma of overripe bananas. Sweet and yeasty banana flavour. Thin finish.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
this must be a breakfast beer. cloudy amber color. more banana flovor and aroma than i usually like. pour it over your cornflakes.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautifully fresh blend of lemony cut grass, and banana aroma make this a very respectable wheat.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Forever lasting white head thrones above the delicate pure amber body. Initially seemingly simple nose: yeasty bananas and cashew nuts. It just grows on you and boasts a great palate, full, creamy with the finest bubbled carbonation, smooth and delicate. Plenty of ripe fruits (Bananas with a capital B, berries, pomegranate, orange, apricots) accompany the perfumey and bready yeast, elegant in itself and unveiling traces of cloves and even rye or grilled marshmallow sweetness rather than straight caramel. Good stuff, very malty, extremely clean with a confident balance. One of the most quaffable (while being pleasant) products I’ve encountered. Thanks Clark!
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy brown with a huge head that fades very slowly. Aroma is of a strong hay and wheat with some banana. Flavor is wheat then caramel and banana, and a slight spice. Flavor is nice.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 9, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark coppery color, very cloudy appearance. Little vanishing white head. Strong banana aroma with mild spices. High carbonation. Flavor has banana, mild caramel and citrus, ends with lasting dryness and biting carbonation. Thin to medium bodied. Too much carbonation, still nice refreshing dunkelweizen.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden brown with a white head. Aroma of bananas, clove, and yeast. Expected more body. Banana sweetness gets more pronounced as it warms, nearly to the point of being cloying.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dry, large head, high carbonation, medium body, dark amber color. Taste very clean and crisp, subtle flavors of carmel, banana, citrus fruit, spice (clove?). Excellent.