5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Bottle: Brownish golden, not as cloudy as the Brau, mediocre pillowy off-white head, quickly settles, decent lacing, light carbonation. Bready, wheaty, cloves, soft banana, but no citrus unlike its cousin. Remains bready on the tongue, wheaty, but also has a smokey/charred wood quality to it. Very clean, fairly big bodied with a well rounded mouthfeel. The breadiness and clove aspect linger well beyond the finish. Tasty, but not as tasty as the Brau! lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a hazy golden brown witha dense ivory head that dissipates quickly. No lace but lots of yeast particles floating around. Smells of spicy wheat malt. Yeasty, fruity aromas. Banana, pepper and clove aromas as well.
Taste is very similiar to the smell. Fruity, wheat malt and banana. Cloves, pepper and add to that a light smokiness. Also light caramel. Mouth is a bit thin but has some sticky maltiness and lingers on the tongue. Smooth and silky. Really drinkable. I haven’t had a Dunkel Weisse for years, since Germany but this one would have to rank up there.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2005
Hazy golden colour with a white head. sweet caramel aroma with hints of banana. Caramel sweet flavor with some fruityness. Ungstrup (37561) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2005
A muddy orange brown beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma is extremely sweet with strong notes of banana and wheat. The flavor is very sweet and acidic with notes of banana, wheat, and citrus with a dry sour end. The body is thin. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2006 Combined rating from bottles and Munich brewhouse - Pours dark caramel (light brownish red) with a thicky foamy off-white head. Aroma of cloves, toffee, apples, banana, lightly toasted bready malts, and delicate spices. Taste is all about the spicy yeast. Phenolic notes of cloves, pear, and apple. Sweet chewy initial taste becomes more dry and influenced by the wheat malt. There’s plenty of toffee, caramel sweetness, but it’s mostly hidden behind the immense yeastiness. Mouthfeel is soft and supple with lush carbonation. Complex and easy to drink. Certainly my favorite dunkelweizen, I just wish Ayinger would start dating their bottles.
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Big yeast smell and something fruity, but not bananas. I can’t quite figure it out. Decent hefe taste, but stronger (obviously, as the name indicates). Pours a cloudy dark amber with a fluffy bone colored head. I can sort of taste the banana-ish flavor, but it’s as strong as other tasters indicate. Slightly citrusy. Not as flavorful as hoped. Decent. Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2005
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured. Huge aroma of overripe bananas. Sweet and yeasty banana flavour. Thin finish. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
this must be a breakfast beer. cloudy amber color. more banana flovor and aroma than i usually like. pour it over your cornflakes. RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Beautifully fresh blend of lemony cut grass, and banana aroma make this a very respectable wheat. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2005
Forever lasting white head thrones above the delicate pure amber body. Initially seemingly simple nose: yeasty bananas and cashew nuts. It just grows on you and boasts a great palate, full, creamy with the finest bubbled carbonation, smooth and delicate. Plenty of ripe fruits (Bananas with a capital B, berries, pomegranate, orange, apricots) accompany the perfumey and bready yeast, elegant in itself and unveiling traces of cloves and even rye or grilled marshmallow sweetness rather than straight caramel. Good stuff, very malty, extremely clean with a confident balance. One of the most quaffable (while being pleasant) products I’ve encountered. Thanks Clark!