rand (1820) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle 33 cl from Bier-Bienne (CH). Misty blonde orangy color with a beautiful white head. Nose of citrus-fruits, orange, yeast and spices. The taste is unctuous, fruity, spicy clove, nutmeg, coriander, touch of rose water. The palate is fresh and lively, lemon, banana, apple, shades of chewing gum. jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
2010-07-01. Crisp dark yellow body, small white head. 3+ Flavour is pleasant, modest estery character, pleasant fruit and wheat, little or no alcohol presence. 7+ Modest wheaty aroma, light pale malts, mild esters. 6+ Average palate is lightly carbonated. Enjoyable, and a very nice change of pace from the heavier brews we had been sampling. Bottle at Seattle International Beer Festival mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
[3073-20100702] Sample. Light banana wheat yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange yellow body with a quick foamy white head. More banana wheat yeast flavour has a long floral potpourri finish. Medium body. Nice break from our other samples but not super interesting.
kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 9, 2010
(@ SIB 2010, Seattle, WA)
Bottle. Yellow pour with a massive frothy white head. Aroma of wheat and lemons. Great medium bodied taste of wheat, cloves, citrus and bread with a lasting slightly sweet finish. exparte (59) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Basically your standard wheat aroma, bit heavier on the banana over the clove, fairly light. Thin white head disappeared almost immediately leaving no trace. Cloudy orange brown in color, murky even. Fairly sweet with some spice and banana coming through at the end. Very thin feel and little carbonation. Disappointing to a degree which makes me think something was wrong with my bottle. I’ve come to expect much more from Ayinger so I’ll reevaluate another bottle.
mcberko (18950) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
Bottle sampled at SIB, pours amber orange. Aroma of banana, clove and wheat. Flavour of banana, clove, citrus, wheat and spices. Excellent. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
500ml bottle - BevMo
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Aroma - suprisingly fruity, solid wheat base...reminds me of fruit cocktail.
Appearance - cloudy golden orange body, 2" white rocky head, great retention
Taste - caramel, cloves, banana, light citrus zest, really nice
Palate - it defines smoothness and velvet/creamy texture. Carbonation melds perfectly.
Overall - world class greatness here, really a great price too
Bottle pours a very hazy golden body with a tall vanilla head. Nice retention with lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is mostly clove and overripe banana, but bready wheat and clover honey notes are picked up underneath. Creamy medium body has an ideal carbonation. Taste mirrors the aroma. Clove and ripe banana, accented by a lemony zing, yeast, and sweet bready malts. Subtle hops add a spicy/earthy bitterness. Excellent all around. rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Enjoyable beer. Good head, strong taste, solid head. It’s a rather strong beer so enjoy slowly. jkgraham (13) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Appearance: Brown, cloudy, unfiltered
Aroma: Banana and cloves, not too strong. (But I have a weak sense of smell.)
Palate: Typical wheat beer texture, soft feel with medium weight.
Flavor: Fruit(Banana)-spice-malt-and hops can all be detected, higher alcohol content (7.1%) is well hidden. Hop flavor is detectable but low.
Overall: Great wheat beer. Very similar to German Hefe-Wizens which is my favorite style and this fits in very nicely. The higher alcohol contentment isn’t noticeable in the taste. I’ve tried this several times; sometimes the malt flavor is stronger and the banana flavor is less whereas other time the banana flavor is stronger and the malt flavor is less.