j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a large white head and some murky grey sediment. Sweet malt and a light musky banana yeast note. Spicy and tingly, but a little bit papery and sweet. Finishes up with more spicy yeast and some caramel notes.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a big, fluffy, lasting white head. Has a very nice aroma with lost of spicy yeast and fruitiness, with banana and a touch of citrus noticeable. Has a bready wheat malt flavor, with the clove-like spiciness also coming through a lot. The banana is more pronounced on the flavor to me than in the aroma, as well as bubblegum. Hides the alcohol extremely well, I felt almost no alcohol presence despite the higher percentage.
popery (1560) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good Weizenbock with lots of banana/bubblegum flavor. This beer pours the color of a lightly bruised banana peel. The liquid is very cloudy and the head is enormous and creamy. The aroma is all quality German wheat. There’s a lot of sweet banana and bubblegum with a touch of clove. It reminds me more of Vitus than Aventinus. The flavor has just about the perfect level of sweetness to complement the aroma, and it finishes with just a kiss of hop bitterness. Aying is a truly great brewery.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a cloudy light gold with a good white head. The head is frothy and lasts well. Lacing is good. Has a sweet aroma of bubble gum, banana, cloves, and some bread. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is good, crisp and sweet, very refreshing. Has a medium body. The texture is thin. Has a good finish with a nice aftertaste. This is a tasty refreshing beer a good thirst quencher.
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark yellow body with a small, frothy white head that sticks around. Aroma of sweet banana, clove, lemon, bread and dust. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly sweet, moderately acidic and lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, velvety texture and lively carbonation. Very nice beer all around. It starts fruity and sweet with notes of spice. Those tastes give way to a light bitterness and nice tartness. Add a full, smooth mouthfeel. Ayinger brews lots of excellent beers and this is another one. Very enjoyable.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle...cloudy deep golden pour, huge white head ,sparse lacing .Aromas of wheat ,yeast and banana . Flavor is fruity (banana) and sweet with a touch of caramel towards the finish . Finish is dry .Medium bodied ,light carbonation.
Pershing (485) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy straw (I was expecting it slightly darker) with a thick white creamy cap that hangs around for a while. Banana and bubble gum with a mild spice aroma. Nice carbonation level that fits the style. 7.1 ABV is hardly noticeable. Nice clean somewhat filling finish. An excellent Fall/Spring brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: November 13, 2009
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, frothy creamy white head
Aroma: sweet wheat aroma, nice banana sweetness, light spicyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich sweet banana flavor, light spicyness, the wheat adds a nice lightness to offset the richness of the banana
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden yellowish orange color with golden ripe banana yellow hues when held to a light source and a lot of visible carbonation bubbling up. Two finger frothy white head that quickly fizzles into a lasting cap. A lot lighter colored than I expected.
Yeasty aroma with hints of fresh bread, crisp light fruit, citrus peel and subtle zesty spice. Hints of ripe banana, apple, lemon peel, zest peppery spice and subtle clove. Slightly earth and funky.
Fuller end of medium bod with a lot of smooth bread yeast. This gives the beer a lot of it’s full body and contributes wonderfully to the flavor. Lots of zesty, peppery spice and crisp citrus fruit are very well integrated making this beer extremely flavorful and quite complex. Plenty of ripe banana along with hints of apple, lemon zest, pepper, clove and citrus lemon peel. All of these flavors are extremely well balanced with no one flavor overpowering the other and the ABV is excellently masked making this beer extremely quaffable. Highly recommended for German wheat beer fans or anyone really. Excellent!
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2011 In bottle; color-golden, honey. aroma-spice, banana, citrus.Taste-very good, I was expecting a little stronger of a taste at 7.1% but solid citrus (lemon) notes, with subtle banana, wheat, grassy, and spice notes. Overall a very good beer.