kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours a massive, frothy white head. Lasting. Unexpectedly light colored body - rich golden with abundant, pearly carbonation. Clear body becomes hazy with yeast. Aroma is big-time yeast, even from across the table. Vanilla and fruit (tropical) at first. Closer sniffs reveal big, bready wheat malt and tangy citrus zest from the yeast. Some requisite clove and a touch of bubble gum. Flavor has more of the big, rich wheat malt and some banana and spice. Light, warming alcohol. Less of the bubble gum, but bigger clove and hints of vanilla and cream. Medium body is smooth and creamy with lively carbonation. Big malt presence with just enough bitterness to balance and keep it from being overbearing. Alcohol comes through in the finish, but isn’t distracting. Lingering spice. Overall a super beer. The Ayinger doesn’t dethrone Aventinus for me, but it’s right up there. SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 3, 2010
50cl bottle. Well, Ayinger certainly knows how to do bock and weizen, so put the two together and you have a pretty solid beer. A relatively pale take on the style, though I suspect some munich malt got thrown in there, lending a deep bready and bready-crust maltiness that stands up to the alcohol and spicy banana. Typical baked banana bread aroma with a dusting of clove. They got a good attenuation in this though, which makes it quite drinkable, while still packing a lot of malt flavor in. Yeasty and not really bitter at all, with ripe banana giving way to a generally clean finish. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Very nice for a paler weizen bock, but I still miss the chocolate notes that you get in something like Aventinus. JK (6295) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Great aroma of wheat, coriander, and a little citrus. Flavor has a little hay, with lots of sugar, orange, coriander again, and a very sweet finish. A great looking beer, hazy, with a huge head that took some time to drop before I could drink it. mybrainhurts (400) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Pleasant aroma of fresh wheat, yeast, and citrus fruits. Tastes of banana, wheat, yeast, and tangy citrus. Finishes slightly tart and acidic. Very easy to drink and refreshing. Alcohol is deceptive and hits like a brick. Good stuff. mcg80 (5) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2010 does not count
I really love that taste of this beer, it has everything that is great about a hefeweizen with a hint of tartness in the aroma and taste to give it a unique character.
robforbes (2267) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a large white foamy head, and great lacing.
smell is of ripe banana, wheat, a touch of citrus, and some spice.
taste is smooth, wheat, and banana, ends creamy. Reid (2626) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Slightly hazy golden beer body with a large tightly bubbled white head.
Lovelly,honeyish,spicy, banana-bready aromas..very delicious..my mouth is watering.
taste is very similar to the aroma but with a more phenolic quality, and for me hints of marischino cherries. peppery finish.
Nice intresting mouthfeel to this its carbonated but just anough to let this roll over the tongue easily.
very nice beer. i am really enjoying this. AmEricanbrew (7011) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Murky golden color with a lasting, viscous off white head, nice pour. Tart pale wheat, clove banana estery aromas. Rich smooth mouthfeel. Hearty banana bread, clove, pale wheat flavor is lightly sweet. great wheat brew. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Bright,bubblegum,spicey banana ,wheat tang aroma, that Ayinger does and no one seems able to match,generous weizen head, taste has all the wheat aspects up front they actually fade to background and your left with malt and melanoidin sweetness and German biscuity malt,surpringly different from Aventinus. Excellent obguthr (6666) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Classic banana and clove nose, with a bit of lemon and sour milk, which may be attributed more to a dirty glass than the beer. Cloudy golden, thick firm lasting head, abundant streams of carbonation, some lacing. Flavor is of fresh underripe bananas. My experience with weizen beers is that they tend to taste more like overripe bananas, which makes this a little unusual. Not nearly as much clove on the palate as on the nose. Mouthfeel is harsh with too much carbonation. Alcohol is completely imperceptible. Tasty and somewhat unique, but not exceptional.