MetalNHopHead (1918) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 15, 2016
If the grey, gloomy weather is any indicator, winter is already on the way. Thankfully there’s some cold-weather appropriate wheat beer from Ayinger to ease the transition into that season. This Weizen Bock pours cloudy gold with a pure white head. Grainy and mildly fruity aroma. Cereal grain, apple, and banana. Smooth, creamy feel and finish. For something straight out of Aying, this is about as authentic as you could hope for. Damn easy to drink, too. TheBeerUnited (51) - - AUG 7, 2016
First weizenbock I’ve tried and wasnt sure what to expect. Familiar hefeweizen flavours but much more complexity. Frothy tasty head. Fruity aroma of banana and apple, grass and wheat, sweet honey as well. Taste is predominantly sweet and sour with low bitterness. Flavours- has some sour notes or citrus, coriander/spices. Low alcohol taste for its ABV (7.1%). Sticky and oily mouthfeel, definitely full bodied and warm. Appearance goes murky near the end of the bottle. Finish is smooth, sweet and dry. hopdog (12486) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Poured a goldenyeast, color with a larger sized head. Fruity/bananas, yeasty, and cloves. Blah but not offensive. Eructoblaster (4183) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle - 500ml. Beautiful hazy, golden body with an average white foamy/creamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with yeasty, banana, and citrusy hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its relatively complex taste carries woody, fruity, and yeasty notes. Ends with a bittersweet, moderately warming finish. More Hefeweizen than Bock. MaBeer1972 (2042) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle from Julio’s. Not sure how fresh it is. Big white head upon opening. Otherwise this settled very nicely. Cloudy light orange color. Soft fruity bready texture. Classic banana and clove flavor. A supercharged hefe. Ayinger always makes good stuff. I am pleased with this one. Would love to try a fresher bottle.
drpimento (3578) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2016
A tad pale for a weizenbock, but who cares. The flavor’s divine. Appearance has a colossal thick billowy cream colored head. Aroma’s traditional Bavarian hefeweizen with clove banana malt. Flavor’s like nose, plus with the bock a touch more sweet. Still enough tang to make it so drinkable. These guys have it together. Bricktop86 (844) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2016
On tap hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is wheat bread andgrass. Taste follows nose. yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
Un grand merci à Ju-Lo pour le partage de cette délicieuse blanche que nous nous sommes envoyée en ce 500e anniversaire de la loi de la pureté allemande - loi qui fit son entrée en vigueur en 1516. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Nez de bananes vertes sur le point d’être mûres, d’épices, de céréales blanches et d’une douce levure gomme-balloune. Douceur parfaite en bouche. Le liquide me coule en bouche avec une douceur des plus appréciables, laissant dans son sillon un délicat arrière-goût de blé, de cardamone et de cette banane verte et trop fraîche. Tout simplement délicieuse et facile à boire! Taboada (1300) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 30, 2016
500 mml bottle tasted on the 27/07/2016. Cloudy pale orange colour with a nice and thick white head. Aroma of wheat, banana and cerals. Taste is mid fruity and grainy with some caramel and yeast. Next one please! hauxe (712) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2016
Pours dirty orange from the bottle. The head is bubbly and rapidly collapses. Lots and lots of evident carbonation. The aroma is yeasty. Taste trends sour at the outset, with an underlying sweetness. The carbonation is quite aggressive on the palate during the first few sips, much more in line with a soda than a bock beer. Then the surprise. The palate settles down and the beer takes on a new depth. The sourness becomes less pervasive, and an apple pie sweetness takes over. The aroma also becomes more nuanced, an interesting mix of ripe banana and pear settles over the yeasty background.
By the end of my bottle, about 25 minutes later, the palate was very nearly flat. The swings in the palate are disconcerting. Amazingly despite 7.1% there was no trace of alcohol, and not even much warmth.
An intriguing beer. Going to have to drink a couple of these to fully make up my mind.