BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared with MereLikesBeer. This poured a very cloudy straw yellow with fluffy white head. It had classic wheat beer aroma and flavor, with lots of yeasty notes as well as banana and clove on the flavor profile. Great first wheat beer from Sierra Nevada! Cheers!
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty good all around beer. For a wheat beer, it stands true...I tried this with BeerBaron617, and it was a little less than what I feel for a wheat beer, but at the same time, the more I drink it, the better I feel about it. It poured a nice hazy golden straw yellow color with a white head. Aroma was nice and wheaty, with hints of some spice - maybe the clove everyone is talking about. Taste was pretty good. At first, it wasnít very carbonated, which was odd, but then it sort of started to go that way, which was even more odd. Very strange. Ok, I donít know what else, but yeah, itís pretty good.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours cloudy amber with a small head that fades quickly. smells of bananas clove and other spices. tastes almost belgian with a heffeweise taste also. pretty decent white.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting Ė Wine Source. Hazed gold, creamy white head. Banana clove aromas round with a touch of warming yeast. Subdued spice and banana cream flavors are nicely balanced on a touch of backend breadiness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, lightly spiced finish. A decent rendition that is quite sessionable...
Pailhead (4362) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of banana, bubblegum, wheaty citrus notes, and faint clove. It pours a cloudy orangish-yellow with a half inch white head that diminishes to a ring around the edges of the glass within a minute or so. The flavor starts with light-moderate citrus. The finish has light-moderate banana, light bubblegum, clove, and a hint of smoke. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a soft mouthfeel.
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
super murky yellow body with a white head.nice aroma of wheat,cloves,bananas,and yeast.flavor is much of the same with a nice full mouthfeel.this has so much flavor for a 4.8 % beer.this is a perfect summer sippin brew.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BevMo. Wow, I like this one a lot. Phenomenal appearance, hazy straw color with a lasting white head and good lacing. Aroma of banana, clove, and yeast. Flavor is more of the same, sweet and wheaty. Body medium for the style with a creamy palate. An ideal session beer.
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this stuff poured like I had mistakenly bought banana puree! very cloudy yellow body, great white head that leaves some scattered lacing and a nice frothy ring, practically no highlight; the flavor mimics the aroma - tropical fruit, typical hef spice, just tart enough - big and tasty, but simple; the palate is creamy yet somewhat prickly - itís enjoyable; overall very good.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber-gold with big, foamy off-white head / Nose of sour malt, lemon, orange peel, and spice / Medium body, some sweetness, with good balance of big malts with some hop dryness on the finish / Flavors of sour malt, wheat, lemon, orange peel, banana, clove, and coriander / A big hefe, but outstanding.
mansquito (3054) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange color with a thick mostly white head. Banana and spice aroma. Banana tastes provides this beer with a lot of sweetness. Pretty creamy. See sediment floating. Overall a full flavored hefe, which is something that is hard to find even at ayinger.