Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Foggy Amber, thin white head. Aroma is lightly yeasty, citrus, very heavy on orange peel. Taste is citrus, yeast- very forward beer. PorterPounder (8289) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverages - 500 ml. bottle. Dark orange pour, sticky off-white head. Nice bubble gum and clove aroma. Flavor had the requisite banana and bubble gum without being too sweet or cloying. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2010
A solid pour nets me a fluffy, four-finger thick head in my 25cl tulip glass that is a pale tan color. The beer is a murky looking gold / amber color that shows a deeply hazed, bright orange / straw color when held up to the light. I wasn’t expecting a Helles Weizen Bock, but I am quite happy to see one. As I am pouring this characteristic aromas of clove and banana are quite noticeable. A more focused inspection of the nose yields lots of banana backed by spicy clove notes in the finish as well as a touch of white pepper. Underneath are aromas of grassy grain, a rustic grain character that reminds me of fresh crushed wheat, perhaps a touch of fruity apple notes. This has a nice, characteristic aroma that I am definitely digging.radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Somewhat dry tasting, at least I was expecting more sweetness in a Bock version, though there is a hint of complex wheat sweetness that is a suggestion towards the finish. There is a nice bite to the finish that is a combination of spicy yeast character, hop bitterness and a carbonic bite. This has a really nice grain flavor to it, chewy, rustic, a bit hay-like and lightly tart in its wheat character. Soft flavors of banana, and perhaps even some sweet / tart green apple are noticeable here. This has a nice lush texture to it, chewy, almost toothsome at times; I have had normal strength Hefes with this texture, but this is a bit chewy compared to most normal strength versions. This beer is so drinkable though, my first pour of this disappears way faster than I was expecting it to.
This is a very tasty beer; it really hides its strength quite well, which is certainly dangerous in a 7.1% beer. I really like how vibrant the traditional Hefeweizen character is here; it definitely seems like the character volume has been turned up a bit, which is really then only, subtle, sign that this is not a traditional strength Hefewiezen. Very tasty and one that I am definitely enjoying, this must be an absolutely killer beer when it is fresh.
500ml bottle. Poured a slight golden orange color with a medium sized, foamy white head. Aroma is orange, malts, yeast. Flavor was pretty full bodied, caramel, orange rind, banana, cloves, yeast. Creamy, finish was pretty clean, bit of lingering yeast and bananas remain. Solid weizen. Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2010
500 ml. bottle- Pours cloudy golden with a thin white head, lots of carbonation bubbles, the glass might have something to do with the small head, I poured it int a dimpeled mug, but I wish I would have poured it into my wheat glass. Aroma is wheat and bananas with some yeast. The flavor is banana esters and wheat, a pretty standard German wheat beer, standard not being a bad word. Its creamy, un-filtered, full bodied high carbonation like a good wheat beer should be. No off notes makes it a great German wheat beer.
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle: Pours a dark golden, with a fluffy white head. Has the smell and flavor characteristics of your typical german wheat; banana, clove, citrus, with a spiciness. Medium Bodied feel, this brew did not exactly blow me away. rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle from Kenny Road Market, poured into weizen glass. Hazy golden pour with a fluffy head. Aromas of clove, banana, and barnyard with flavors to match, though the spiciness is really accentuated on the tongue. Oily mouthfeel. Pretty good. BeerandBlues2 (13821) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, creamy-frothy white head, good retention with good lacing. Aroma is huge banana esters with caramel and vanilla nose, light bread and biscuit malt. Light citrus hops and a warm, near fusel alcohol character as it warms. Flavor is alcohol to start with moderate caramel malt, sweet toast and biscuit notes and a light hop bitterness. Banana esters and a dry finish. Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation. nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 11, 2010
500ml bottle from K&L. Pours a hazy yellowish-orange color that magically transforms to a clear golden as it sits. A well-formed white head sits on top and leaves some lacing. The aroma is excellent for a weizenbock. Really big yeasty notes of banana, clove, and bubblegum. The flavor has slightly sweet wheat malt, big banana esters, and spicy cloves. Just a tiny acrid note to detract, but it’s barely noticeable. The mouthfeel is great - medium-bodied with a good level of carbonation for this style. Great for the style overall, as I expect to get from Ayinger. RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2010
this one did not knock my socks off. banana, clove, sweet, whatever. you know the drill. what do i know know about weizen-bocks? nothing. you’d be better off reading the next guy’s review.