generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the pour I got a tall three to four finger head of slow fading stiff foam over a cloudy flat tan/orange colored liquid. Lots of visible carbonation flows up to the head which also makes lots of slick lace patterns on the glass. The nose is full of estery, fruity and bready yeast notes. The flavor has loads of tasty wheat character. There is a semi-sweet mix of bread malt, tart wheat and hops with a twist of lemon and green banana peel. The finish leans more to the dry side with a very mild hop presence. Its palate feels lively and well carbonated with a firm medium body.
Grzesiek79 (4000) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks for this beer to kevnic2008. Piwo ma srednia piane i srednio trwala. Jak na pszenicznego kozlaka to nie jest zbyt ciezkie. Metne i to bardzo, morelowa barwa i zapach pomaranczowej skorki, bardzo silny aromat gruszek i bananow. W smaku nmus jabjkowo bananowy, melon i odrobina przyprawy chyba z kurkuma mi sie kojarzylo lub curry. Bardzo smaczne wyraziste i po prostu smaczne piwo. Alkoholu jak na ten styl stosunkowo malo, polecam
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Microbar, Clapham, "Just a quick one" session, 18th Dec 08 (well, by this point, in the early hours of the 19th!) Classic weiss taste but not too citrus, with lots of bock malt there. This is a man’s weiss beer! Heavenly aroma - orange peel, wheat, fresh dough. Clear yellowy amber colour with a persistent white head. Smooth, full bodied. Soft, foamy, clean finish. Just perfect for this style. Tastes like 5% not 7.1%. This redefines weiss beer for me. One of the most enjoyable beers I drank in 2008.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Pours a very cloudy orange, highy carbonated, white foamy head. Huge aroma of clove and banana, lots of wheat malt. Very sweet flavor, rich wheat, clove, and a bit of banana puree. Heavy bodied, rich and flavorful. Overall, it finishes with a forward charge of bold hefeweizen character. Lots of hefe... its and Imperial German Hefe. Awesome and rich.
EithCubes (5616) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2015 125h rating for this beer - my 19th Weizenbock and easily my favorite. Bottle. Ooooh baby! Bottle itself hasnít even been recycled yet. Nose is super malty, dry though, light brown sugar and light cloves. Light golden body (surprisingly so) with visibly strong carbonation. Head is a pillow, soft and densely bubbled. Medium body, soft and smooth. Taste of medium bananas, heavy bubblegum, seemingly a little candy sugar, indistinct berry. Malt profile is gentle on the whole but thereís a frisk side lurking under the surface. Aftertaste is dry and pure honey-malty goodness. Vanilla, cream, light meringue, light lemon zest. Light and refreshing, no muddy or grainy malt, absolutely no sign of the strongish alcohol. A pleasure to drink, and an extremely promising offering for a style that was leaking hope. Manna, poetry, gift of the ancient eagle, stolen by Odin and given to man to reward his faith. [2009.12.10: 4.5]
Another bottle, coincidentally almost on the sixth anniversary of my last. Spice sets this apart from many other bocks, weizens, and weizenbocks, as does the great creamy-yeasty underpinning. Fruit melds perfectly with citrus, perfect crispness and full of life. Touch, oily-sticky, late-arriving grape, alcohol makes itself known (more like 9%!) but doesnít hurt. Really strong, bright wheat. Bubblegum getting a little out of control, but otherwise a killer! And I like how this maintains identity as a supercharged HW rather than a mutt. [2015.12.08: 4.3]
corby112 (2804) - 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 itís 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!
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Chris & Dennis, thank you gentlemen.
Hazy orange color with a fluffy white head that settles quickly to leave good lacing. Aroma of licorice, bubblegum and grapefruit. Flavor also has banana and decent malts. Great example of the style.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy tan with a fluffy white head. Aroma is very nice and balanced with sweet malt, cinnamon, gingerbread, cloves, grass, hay, wheat, caramel, and banana is nicely in the background. Tastes follows suit with Sweet bread dough malt, sweet potato, caramel, cloves, grass, ginger, and plenty of pungent (rather than fruity) yeast qualities. Finishes earthy and gentle, like a sweet sourdough bread. Not heavy, but not light, high carbonation without being irritating, and effortless to drink. As big and well-made as Aventinus, but with a lighter colored beer. Hell yes!!
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 itís a wonderful winter ale that is smooth and doesntí show itís 7% strength. Excellent brew!
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours from the 16.9 oz. bottle a cloudy, hazy yellow with a giant 2 1/2 finger head that stays for quite a while. Very active carbonation...tons and tons of bubbles rising in the murky haze. Aroma is of banana , lemon, and perhaps a little orange, with a hint of spice (coriander?) as well. 1st sip is an amazingly delicious blend of the banana and citrus, with a soft, sweet, almost candy-like undertone. The classic wheat malt crispness shines through. Mouthfeel is soft and full with a nice sparkle from the carbonation. Drinkability is almost TOO good for a beer with that packs a 7.1% abv punch. These would be such a treat on a hot summer day, although it hits the spot here in January, too. Overall, a very tasty and satisfying beer! Iíll be picking up more of this soon and letting some age for summertime!