Black Raven Hefeweizen
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Unfiltered version of the Kristale. Think traditional, cloudy German style wheat beer. Available in the taproom year round.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6010) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2009
On tap at the brewery taproom. Nice aroma of citrus, wheat notes, light banana and clove as well. Pours hazy orange yellow with a nice big head in a weizen glass. Flavor is very quenching with a good deal of crisp citrus followed by sweet clove and banana notes. Nice vibrant carbonation true to style. Crisp and refreshing yet flavorful as the same time. Well crafted. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy pale yellow with a lacy white head. Aroma is dominated by cloves with a bit of grassy/floral hops, and banana sneaking in there. More cloves and some bread in the taste, with a crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3705) - Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Growler courtesy of bvc, poured into my .4l Kulmbacher Willebecher glass. Pour is cloudy hazy golden white. Big fluffy 3 inch white head caps the beer and is quite lasting. When it eventually falls, it leaves behind pretty lacing. Aroma of soft earthy banana, mineral clove yeastiness and nice grainy wheat. All very fresh. The banana fades fast. Taste is initially the earthy, grainy wheat which picks up a bit of a citric taste. The cove and banana are present as well, but behind the wheat. Finish is more of the mineral earthiness, ends with an almost flinty metallic which detracts some. Palate is medium, smooth and creamy. Despite having a bigger mouthfeel, it still goes down really easy like a good Hefe should. Nice one, thanks for thinking of me Brandon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2010
2/2/10 on draft at the taproom. Aroma citrusy and clovey, but not as heavy on banana notes as most; more biting. Appearance is hazy straw with a fluffy white head. Flavor is sweet/sour citrusy wheat malt forward with a spicy yeasty, but not bready, finish. Mouthfeel is quite creamy, with a light spritzy carb texture and dry, grainy finish. Overall, not as agressive as many of the hefs I favor, but this makes it a bit more drinkable in a way, so no complaints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2010
draft at the brewery. pours a deeply cloudy bright gold with a slim white rim and some loose white lacing. delectable hef nose, plenty of banana and some light cloves mixed in with some faint bready undertones. creamy medium body with soft carb...would be nice to feel some more tight bubbles and even a little bit of graininess. pleasant and refreshing banana, cream, clove, and brown bread mid palate, with a long banana finish. goodie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Hazy golden pour with a thick white tuft of head. Bubblegum, bready wheat, clove, and banana nose. Flavor is pretty similar, a bit more banana-ish somehow than the Sun Thief filtered version. Smooth light body, not a lot of carb to it compared to Sun Thief. Pretty decent hefe, slightly overshadowed by its fellow weizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy yellow with minimal head. A lot of bubblegum in nose. Wheat, clove, bubblegum in the taste, but nicely balanced. Not a bad hefe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5324) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Black Raven Brewery – Redmond, WA
Golden in color, hazy and thin head. Nice wheat malt lots of banana and other fruit like aromas. Flavor was strong in wheat malt with banana and clove flavors. A strong flavored wheat beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours hazy banana, white head Smell banana, gum and clove Taste sweet gum, spices, coriander and ester, fruity Light body Solid

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 10, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: muddy yellow, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet banana aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet banana flavor, touch of clove
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

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