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Black Raven Sunthief Kristallweizen

Black Raven Sunthief Kristallweizen
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
The Sun Thief is a filtered German style wheat beer that is rarely produced in the US. Light in color and alcohol, the Sun Thief features subtle banana and clove components layered onto a wheat and pilsner malt base.

NABA 2011 Silver Medal - Kristallweizen/Berliner Weisse
NABA 2012 Silver Medal - Kristallweizen/Berliner Weisse

Malts: Pilsner, Wheat, Honey
Hops: Magnum, German Hersbrucker

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12516) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Draft. Large white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, berry, wheat. Taste is moderately sweet, beryl, some wheat, light bread. Effervescent light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Clean yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is wheat, clove and banana. Flavor is papery wheat, clove, banana, with a lot of fruity esters. Medium bodied and fizzy. BL SW

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2969) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Flight at brewery. Very pale color, clear. I think it’s a well executed. Just enough banana aroma to make it a definite weizen but clean and clear with just a slightly muddled malt - a bit vegetal white bread. A mineral quality. Decent stuff for this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Draught at Elizabeth Station, Bellingham
Blond color, clear. Smell of corn and stale water. Dry and weak mouthfeel, some wheat, otherwise poor flavor; low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Draught at SB. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head on there. Nose seems to have quite a bit of wheat in there, with come corn coming through. Taste is pretty light and moderately wheaty, but without a lot of substance to it. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (10585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at Black Raven, pours a clear pale blonde with a small white head. Aroma is very dry and dull, with dry cereal notes. Flavour is dry, with dry cereal and crackery malt. Bone dry and drinkable, but pretty boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4347) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2014
Light body, very wheaty character with a touch of straw. Decent amount of hops. Good character for a crystal Weizen, but still fairly straight forward simple beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1764) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft pour at 192. Very light pour with little head. Hints of banana flavor. Happened to be in the mood for something lighter, and overall I thought this was a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Draft at Black Raven. Aroma: Clove, banana, toast and bread.

Appearance: Clear, extremely pale straw/golden in color.

Taste: Toast, biscuit. Lasting biscuit in the finish. Mild.

Palate: Light body, lively carbonation, thin texture.

Overall: Could down a lot of these on a hot summer day. Not a style I’m well-versed in, so taking my rating with a grain of salt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevetheman717 (23) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2013
Tried at the Black Raven tap house in Redmond. Light in color can definitely taste the subtle clove taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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