alassio (78) - USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is turning into one of my favorite beers - - and a particular godsend since I spend half the year in Germany (where the craft beer movement is just now STARTING to get some traction). For a weizenBOCK the Vitus is lush and lovely - - the banana and clove are wafting, enchanting. For a WEIZEN it has an assertiveness and fullness that is lacking in most weizens. Absolutely delicious. This combination of fullest weizen character with bockish assertiveness and a gorgeous frame rules supreme.
leaparsons (8701) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg, Brewdog, Leicester. Hazy yellow gold with a white foam. Aromas are wheat with hints of caramel and banana. Bready yeast with lemon rind and leafy herbs. Flavours are sweet wheat with herbal notes and coriander heat. Banana with oak barrel. Restrained alcohol with a peppery finish. Very good.
Flanfl (177) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow colour. Huge white head. Strong aroma of banana, clove, bread and spices. Flavour banana, bread, clove and alcohol warmth. Nice medium sweet finish with alcohol warmth. Full body and medium carbo. Excellent.
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brianza_ale (178) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried several times on tap and, obviously from bottle. Now reviewing from 50cl in Ayingerweiss glass. Pours an abundant, dense creamy and white head; nice deep golden to light orange, cloudy and bubbly. Smells instant spicy, vanilla, yeasty, clove, fruity, super estery, banana, creme bruleŤ, complex and aromatic. Tastes yeasty, spicy, sweet fruity, lemon pie, wheat and cereal syrupy; medium +plus sweetness, quite low+ citrusy bitterness. Creamy, medium to full bodied, well carbonated; dangerous for its drinkability and the almost 8%. Rich and complex, very probably the best blond wheat/weizen beer in the world (beware of aventinus), highly reccomended
mjansen1310 (118) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5 liter bottle. Golden trouble coloured beer. Defintely tastes a bit like the all known white beer from weihenstephaner, its a bit more spiced and thanks to that an other character.
tekstr1der (120) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jeez, Iím lucky to have had the Ayinger weizenbock a few days ago. This one may just have the edge. Bright, cloudy golden pour is beautiful. Thin white head with some grip. Esters and ripe fruit aromas on the nose are pleasing, but the flavor is outstanding. More banana and a solid wheat malt backbone make this one smooth-sipping beverage. Way too easy to drink.
anfractuosity (193) - - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely wheat beer, nice aroma and sweetness, probably coming from the 7.7% strength.
Chmelo (30) - - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Out of 0,5l bottle. Tall white head. Incredible nose. Pleasant carbonation. Complex body, definitely above average. Wíd highly recommend this one.
donniemillan (78) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours classic Weihenstephaner huge billowing head, cloudy yellow. Has a really sweet and sough, dough aroma, and also strong lemon taste. I saw someone describe it as not banana but banana peel and I agree, itís more citrus rind that straight citrus. I didnít realize it was 7.7%, 3 standard drinks in a bottle, and it definitely has kick.
UrbanCaveman (150) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at ~45 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a somewhat cloudy (fingers visible but blurry on the opposite side of the glass) brilliant golden yellow, and forms a massively fluffy white head that barely collapses even when drunk - I donít know that it ever went below a half-finger in height, with appropriately off-the-chain lacing. Carbonation streams continuously through the beer as tiny bubbles.
Smell: Pure ester heaven. Rich notes of banana and clove swell out of the glass, with hints of coriander, peaches, and lush ripe wheat.
Taste: Coriander citrus opens the flavor profile, and is swiftly joined by banana and spicy clove. A spot of peach flavor enters as it moves along, and bits of white pepper emerge at close to the same time. Underlying it all is a light biscuit-cracker malt, which comes more to the front at the finish, leaving behind a lingering mixture of wheaten malt, banana, and peach after the swallow.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied yet silky, this is an easy-drinking beer, not unlike the feel of a good hefeweizen.
Overall: Less "imperial dunkelweizen" and more "imperial hefeweizen", this is definitely what one would expect from Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Turbo Edition. Iím quite the fan, though ultimately I give the nod to Tap 6 Aventinus for Best Weizenbock Ever.
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.com. Pours hazy gold with healthy white head. Gorgeously sweet weizen-bock aroma, continuing to a lovely fluffy taste with plenty of overripe banana esters to go around. Creamy, fruity, full and delicious. Yum.