Dorwart (2457) - 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 (14610) - 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 (1094) - 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 (768) - 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.
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good classic HefeWeizen beer. Hazy deep yellow color and a stiff head. The aromas were a little subdued, but these beers don't age well, so I suspect a fresher sample would score higher. The banana/ wheat aroma is there, but very slight from what I would expect. Refreshing and somewhat filling. A good Summer beer.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddiosh opaque, rusty brown. Huge, thick white head. Ester qualities emerge immediately and prevalently. Citrucy and light for an Ur. MAlty and rich. a very lively palate brings on some toasty malt character and subdued fruitiness and hop presence. somewhat noticeable alcohol on finish brings out the phenolitic quality. Light and refreshing with a solid alcohol punch, I think its a good summer ur-weisse.
fiulijn (16644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy light amber color, brown hue; fine perlage, giant head. Aroma mixed of spices, wheat, vanilla, paper, banana and light apples. Good mouthfeel, some sweetness, later is spicy and lightly fruity (banana). Not a strong character, but quite drinkable.