Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden/orange, fluffy/billowy head, fades to film. Aroma is dominated by yeasty dough and clove, hints of banana. Banana shows up much more in the flavor, creates a nice balance with the spicy clove, still very doughy. Mouthfeel is near perfect, carbonation falls apart a tad, still gets a five though. Can’t believe this is 7%. Very nice overall.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mL bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. I love that label. Pours a very hazy orange color with a large pillowy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, peach and other fruity notes, bread and yeast. Taste is bread, caramel, citrus, bread, cinnamon, toffee, yeasty finish. Medium bodied. This is tasty.
rosenbergh (9744) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. BBE 06.10. Finland.
Hazy orange colour with average white head.
Wheat, fruits (banana, abricot), caramel/toffee and some grainy malt in aroma. Notes of bitter hops but mostly wheat, caramel, fruits (banana) and malts in flavour. Hints of crème de banana.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Spicy, sweet, malty aroma, featuring copious amounts of clove and banana esters along with lighter degrees of citrus, dough, wheat grain and caramel. Cloudy medium-dark golden color, head is fine and lasting. Flavor profile is a pleasant combination of honeyish, sugary malt sweetness, lemon peel, clove and bubblegum with a mildly tart, gently bitter and spicy undercurrent. Finish sees a touch of dryness creeping in to help offset the abundantly sweet malts. Highly effervescence, almost fizzy palate, the tartness lending a nicely refreshing quality. Body is medium. An enjoyable rendition.
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden with a big head. Aroma-banana, clove, wheat. Taste- estery with nice wheat and citrus flavors. Medium bodied. Full flavored.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy dark yellow color with an off-white head. Big banana aroma with a mild yeasty clove spice. The flavor matched. Bananas with a yeasty spice. Light bodied. Semi-sweet start with a dry finish.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ayinger does an incredible job with this aromatic, sweet, bock. I agree with the last reviewer that it seems more weizen than bock but it’s a wonderful winter ale that is smooth and doesnt’ show it’s 7% strength. Excellent brew!
badgerben (4777) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Completely cloudy gold with a large head. Strong banana aroma, plenty of bubblegum and cloves. Bready taste. Lightly fruity. Strong wheat. Thick mouthfeel, yet pretty heavily carbonated. More weizen than bock, but no complaints here!
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a cloudy yellow orange, definitely unfiltered... foamy white head inviting me into the glass. The aroma consists of bananas, wheat and yeast the taste mirrors those aspects. A very nice bock here that hides the alcohol very well, extremely drinkable and extremely delicious.
wxman (1702) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy pale gold with a thick rich white weizen head with plenty of streaming bubbles. Aroma is cloves and wet french bread. Taste is classic hefeweizen; plenty of banana, clove and fresh yeasty dough. A very good hefeweizen with a bit of a kick.