Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden orange. The head here is huge and rocky, constructed of fine bubbles and long lasting, just perfect for the style. The heavily spiced banana nose comes across as warm and fuzzy. Rather sweet and edging towards being too heavy and thick but w/ just enough carbonation to keep the mouthfeel from getting distracting. Still, I would say mouthfeel is a weak-point of this beer. Finishes w/ a spicy bitterness and some sticky sweetness. Overall, not an exceptional beer but one w/ hints of greatness.
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is golden orange in color, clear, with a decent white head. The smell is wheat, fruits, banana, clove, and good. The taste is alcohol, wheat, fruits, clove, and banana.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour was dark golden with a frothy head. Aroma was of wheat, some sweet malt, Light orange, Clove, and slight banana. Body was medium to light with well blended flavors making this a real easy beer to drink. You canít really go wrong very often with Ayinger.
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a frothy white head. Aroma is very musky and basementy yeast with hints of banana. Moderate carbonation. Taste is yeasty with a hint of sweet wheat and malt and a mildly bitter lingering hop aftertaste. Pretty swell stuff.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky yellow-orange-brown body, the color of dehydrated urine with protein and blood. Thin, recharging off-white head. Tangy, estery, dusty nose, with hay, lemon, clove, and banana. Sharp, tangy body, with wet hay, lemon, banana, pear and apple juice, and clove, estery and almost sour, with a dusty, spicy, earthy finish. Too much mineraly yeast (this does not pertain as much to the aroma), but still quite good.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Samís in Durham. I love the goat. Pours dark murkey golden with huge soft white head. Much lighter than expected. Nose of bananas and wheat and esters and sweet caramel. Fairly grainy. Similar taste, though a tad metallic. Still quite good. A bit over-carbonated.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a slightly hazy straw color with a good amount of head. Citrusy malty flavor with a quick finish.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 3/12/2010. This weizen bock pours a slightly hazy orange gold color from a 50cl bottle. Large sized quickly diminishing white foamy head. The aroma is wheaty and fruity, slightly sweet. A medium bodied weizen bock. The malts are wheaty, fruity and sweet. Some banana and clove a hint of orange, The hops are slightly spicy. Very soft and full carbonation. Hides the alcohol well. Very nice beer. Iím not sure if itís the hat or the beer the goat is holding in his hoof, but a very cool label. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
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. Canít believe this is 7%. Very nice overall.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.