johans (36) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loads of esters in the aroma - bananas, cloves and perhaps apricot.
Not really that Bock-like. A bit on the dry side and rather light in colour, so its more like a weizen, just a little bit stronger.
Edward104 (30) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose: strong bananas and yeast;
Appearance: Head is extremely carbonated, the head has such fine white bubbles as to be creamy and pours three fingers easily; body is golden straw color.
Mouthfeel: creamy, rich texture.
Taste: Spices, coriander, cloves; surprisingly little bananas;
Overall: Not as good as Aventinus or Weihenstephaner weizenbocks. Enjoyable but not worth the price.
Dtschirmer (28) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
.5L bottle. May have been served a little too cold. Poured a rich yellow with fluffy, loose, head and excellent retention. Typical weizen aroma. Full-bodied and very smooth. Sweet crisp lager taste with smooth weizen notes: this tastes like an excellent helles and an excellent weizen combined. Almost too sweet for me, but not quite. Excellent!
kvnstfrd (27) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Typical golden and cloudy weissbier. with a fluffy head. Smell of bubble gum, bready yeast and alcoholic fumes. Alcohol is present in the taste, but subtle. Very spicy yeast, bubble gum with hints of banana-bread and cloves. A sour finish. Mouth-feel is medium bodied, highly carbonated. Dry finish.
Iíve never cared much for Weizens, Tripels or anything "wheaty," but thought Iíd give the Weizen-Bock style a try. Obviously, not my thing.
khan (19) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Picks Liquors in Carbondale. Pours a cloudy orange/yellow with a short lived off white head. Aroma of banana, citrus, some wheat and clove. Taste is banana, orange peel, an abundance of wheat with a slight hint of clove as well and a slight spice. Medium carbonation with a pleasant mouth feel. Overall a another solid beer from Ayinger.
sketchmind (18) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy orange/gold with a nice head that dissapates fairly quick. Esters stand out here in aroma and flavor. Fruity, with just a slight bitter to balance it. Just a tad strange though, with a banana-pineapple-pepper taste - good, just hit me a bit odd. What I do have to really give this beer is itís wonderful palate. Smooth, full (but not overful or chewy) mouthful that made it so very drinkable. Got even better once it opened up for a few minutes - and the 7.1% is completely hidden. Good. Iíd drink it again.
s0me0nesmind1 (15) - Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint Bottle. Pours a Golden Orange with white head. Aroma consists of banana with a bit of wheat. Smells somewhat off to me - but yet goes down easy. Very drinkable, and overall not a bad drink. Taste of malty wheat, full bodied.
jkgraham (13) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Brown, cloudy, unfiltered
Aroma: Banana and cloves, not too strong. (But I have a weak sense of smell.)
Palate: Typical wheat beer texture, soft feel with medium weight.
Flavor: Fruit(Banana)-spice-malt-and hops can all be detected, higher alcohol content (7.1%) is well hidden. Hop flavor is detectable but low.
Overall: Great wheat beer. Very similar to German Hefe-Wizens which is my favorite style and this fits in very nicely. The higher alcohol contentment isnít noticeable in the taste. Iíve tried this several times; sometimes the malt flavor is stronger and the banana flavor is less whereas other time the banana flavor is stronger and the malt flavor is less.
southerntear (11) - - JUL 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of fruity esters, with a bit of banana, and some wheat on the backburner. Hazy golden color. A nice one and a half finger off white head. A lot of the fruity banana esters up front. On the back of the tongue you get a bit of a dark wheat taste, with the alcohol making a bit of an appearance at the very last, but well hidden for the 7+ abv. Overall a great beer, and one of my favorite offerings from a great brewery. One of the better Weizen-Bocks I have ever gotten my hands on.
joshmod (8) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great bananas, clove, bubblegum and rich and buttery finish - its almost creamy it is so smooth. Weather this is your style or not, you canít complain about how well it just absolutely nails it.