SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Well, Ayinger certainly knows how to do bock and weizen, so put the two together and you have a pretty solid beer. A relatively pale take on the style, though I suspect some munich malt got thrown in there, lending a deep bready and bready-crust maltiness that stands up to the alcohol and spicy banana. Typical baked banana bread aroma with a dusting of clove. They got a good attenuation in this though, which makes it quite drinkable, while still packing a lot of malt flavor in. Yeasty and not really bitter at all, with ripe banana giving way to a generally clean finish. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Very nice for a paler weizen bock, but I still miss the chocolate notes that you get in something like Aventinus.
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great aroma of wheat, coriander, and a little citrus. Flavor has a little hay, with lots of sugar, orange, coriander again, and a very sweet finish. A great looking beer, hazy, with a huge head that took some time to drop before I could drink it.
mybrainhurts (378) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant aroma of fresh wheat, yeast, and citrus fruits. Tastes of banana, wheat, yeast, and tangy citrus. Finishes slightly tart and acidic. Very easy to drink and refreshing. Alcohol is deceptive and hits like a brick. Good stuff.
mcg80 (5) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really love that taste of this beer, it has everything that is great about a hefeweizen with a hint of tartness in the aroma and taste to give it a unique character.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a large white foamy head, and great lacing.
smell is of ripe banana, wheat, a touch of citrus, and some spice.
taste is smooth, wheat, and banana, ends creamy.
Reid (2095) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy golden beer body with a large tightly bubbled white head.
Lovelly,honeyish,spicy, banana-bready aromas..very delicious..my mouth is watering.
taste is very similar to the aroma but with a more phenolic quality, and for me hints of marischino cherries. peppery finish.
Nice intresting mouthfeel to this its carbonated but just anough to let this roll over the tongue easily.
very nice beer. i am really enjoying this.
AmEricanbrew (6446) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky golden color with a lasting, viscous off white head, nice pour. Tart pale wheat, clove banana estery aromas. Rich smooth mouthfeel. Hearty banana bread, clove, pale wheat flavor is lightly sweet. great wheat brew.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright,bubblegum,spicey banana ,wheat tang aroma, that Ayinger does and no one seems able to match,generous weizen head, taste has all the wheat aspects up front they actually fade to background and your left with malt and melanoidin sweetness and German biscuity malt,surpringly different from Aventinus. Excellent
obguthr (4772) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic banana and clove nose, with a bit of lemon and sour milk, which may be attributed more to a dirty glass than the beer. Cloudy golden, thick firm lasting head, abundant streams of carbonation, some lacing. Flavor is of fresh underripe bananas. My experience with weizen beers is that they tend to taste more like overripe bananas, which makes this a little unusual. Not nearly as much clove on the palate as on the nose. Mouthfeel is harsh with too much carbonation. Alcohol is completely imperceptible. Tasty and somewhat unique, but not exceptional.
SudsMcDuff (7113) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh I told him that the nose plays... the nose plays. Pours a mango juice, low foam .. . wait a minute, horses don’t talk, no no nothing about this adds up at all .. . light clove, pear, melon, pie crust .. . tasty stuff- simple no nonsense .. . abv done nicely .. . enjoyable .. i turned canadian so fast!..