kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 9, 2010
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 (19886) - 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.
crajun (1276) - , Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
solid overall; but nothing special; lots of flavors/aromas but not much really stood out. I also had an odd taste at the end that I am not sure of; would be a good thirst quencher on hot day but won’t go out of my way to try again.. Tmoney99 (15140) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle. Poured an cloudy yellow color with an average creamy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate banana, wheat and clove aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer. graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Pours a completely clouded yellow gold into the glass with a large white head. Aroma is bready with banana and clove esters. Flavor has a bit of bubblegum flavor as well as a very low amount of alcohol coming through for a 7.1% beer. Good beer, would like to try it fresh.