goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Poured a hazy dark yellow color with an off-white head. Big banana aroma with a mild yeasty clove spice. The flavor matched. Bananas with a yeasty spice. Light bodied. Semi-sweet start with a dry finish. Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Ayinger does an incredible job with this aromatic, sweet, bock. I agree with the last reviewer that it seems more weizen than bock but it’s a wonderful winter ale that is smooth and doesnt’ show it’s 7% strength. Excellent brew! badgerben (5282) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Completely cloudy gold with a large head. Strong banana aroma, plenty of bubblegum and cloves. Bready taste. Lightly fruity. Strong wheat. Thick mouthfeel, yet pretty heavily carbonated. More weizen than bock, but no complaints here! dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2010
The pour is a cloudy yellow orange, definitely unfiltered... foamy white head inviting me into the glass. The aroma consists of bananas, wheat and yeast the taste mirrors those aspects. A very nice bock here that hides the alcohol very well, extremely drinkable and extremely delicious. wxman (1840) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Pours a cloudy pale gold with a thick rich white weizen head with plenty of streaming bubbles. Aroma is cloves and wet french bread. Taste is classic hefeweizen; plenty of banana, clove and fresh yeasty dough. A very good hefeweizen with a bit of a kick.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Bottle from BevMo La Jolla. Pours a cloudy deep golden orange with a frothy off white head that left some awesome lacing on the glass. Big nose of banana, citrus peel and clove spice. Palate was reminiscent of vanilla and banana cream, great carbonation and mouth feel. Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2010
Bottled 33cl. I am not a big fan ot the style. Fruity with bubblegum showing up, faint reminiscence of persimmon and dust. Sweet. Not bad at all. puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottled. Pours with a humongous head that fades very quickly and leaves no sort of ring. Mildly filtered with very little sediment. Typical spicy, bubblegum nose feels one dimensional and leaves a lot to be desired. The palate is fine, but the flavor is a bit dull, round, spicy and sweaty, with a non-existent finish. A bit too sweet and lacking in character. A big disappointment from the wheat beer masters. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Pours cloudy tan with a fluffy white head. Aroma is very nice and balanced with sweet malt, cinnamon, gingerbread, cloves, grass, hay, wheat, caramel, and banana is nicely in the background. Tastes follows suit with Sweet bread dough malt, sweet potato, caramel, cloves, grass, ginger, and plenty of pungent (rather than fruity) yeast qualities. Finishes earthy and gentle, like a sweet sourdough bread. Not heavy, but not light, high carbonation without being irritating, and effortless to drink. As big and well-made as Aventinus, but with a lighter colored beer. Hell yes!! Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2010
A large ivory head settles over the opaque, dulled down golden hue. I somehow had not expected a pale weizenbock. Profoundly yeasty nose has plenty to offer. Over a bready/toasty bed, phenolic linens procure spicy, clovey, borderline medicinal aromatics while banana bread, apple flesh&rhubarb (without the tartness) and litchi fruitiness provide ample complexity. Highly carbonated on the tongue, its initially explosive bubbles settle to an intense, albeit lightening motion for its considerable malt base. Full toasty breadiness develops an obvious biscuit character as honeyed wheat evocates candied breakfast cereals. Despite its strong maltiness, the yeasty nature and refreshing wheat bill remove any suggestion that this is too sweet. It remains very drinkable from the first to last sip. Competent stuff from these malt extraction experts.