BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 Murky dark brown with a gigantic head. Definite smell of cloves, bannana, and yeast. I get a blast of floral, alcohol, grape and spice flavors. The high ABV is definitely eveident, but this beer has so much more going on, that I could care less. This rocked. lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a deep hazy brown with a frothy tan head. Lacy. Smells of wheat malt and ripe banana. Cloves and light caramel.
Wow. This beer is amazing. My description will not do it justice. Tastes of dark wheat malt and strong ripe banana. Caramel and cloves. Rich, complex flavors. Fruity. This is sooo smooth. For a 12% ABV brew, it remarkably smooth. Rich malty aftertaste. Soooo drinkable and so tasty. This beer makes me happy.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Nice dark wheat characteristics in the aroma. Flavor consists of moderate sweetness in the form of caramelized bananas which balances the alcohol well. Very different experience but still unmistakably German wheat beer. Incubus1981 (12) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Absolutely gorgeous aroma and flavor. Nice, sweet hefe clove and banana in the nose and in the glass with a long, lingering finish. No sensation of alcohol. Very smooth. Very, very highly recommended. osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2005
This is one good looking beer. Pours a deep carmel color with a booming cream head. Nice yeast aroma with hints of cloves (as advertised). Flavor is bold with carmel tones, good alcohol, and mild fruit. Nice malt balance. Love the sour finish. No heavy linger on the palate. This is my first Weizen Bock....and very good.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2005
poured a cloudy brown with white head. smelled sweet and spicey. tasted of anis and banana. other spices mixed in as well. very smooth finish. the flavor doesnt linger. a surprising beer. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 I better re-rate this fellow, iv been drinkin it alot recently since its one of the best easy goign beers in the world. First the purple label has banter written all over it, its just a great bottle. Pours a deep kind of mirky browny, red colour. Aroma is like AAGGGHHHH, theres just so much going on in an aventinus. Fruits ranging from wheaty banana, to apricots and dark berry fruits to go with spice’s off all kinds, mainly cardimon and 5 spice. Taste is just outstanding, everything thats going on in the aroma but with a immencly refreshing dry bite towards the end. Alround id like to see if i could do 10 of these in one nite as its one of my favourate beers the now, a must. RERATE: Down from 4.6, the wheat charactwer is etting annoyign these days, but still an excellent beer. tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Apperance: Hazy brown. It poured with a big frothy head, but it quickly faded.
Aroma: Mostly the peppery/clovey phenols typical of German Hefes. A hint of some bock-like charactor. Some alcohol.
Flavor: Again with the clove. Some banana. Again typical of Hefes. Wheaty. Rasins of prunes. Alcoholic as it warms a bit.
Palate: Quite full bodied. Velvety smooth. Fairly high carbonation. Alcohol warming near the end.
Overall: Man. If you keep these too cold, you could easily drink 2 or 3 of these monsters and end up on your face. The classic example of the style. Outstanding.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Great beer. aroma is banana and spices. Almost like banana bread. Dark murky amber with a great head. Flavor is a subtle banana and yeast. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2005
From A Bottle.Chestnut brown in colour with a large head,aroma is of banana and yeast,
taste is of yeast,malt,alcohol burn and some sweet fruit.