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Black Raven Sunthief Kristallweizen

Black Raven Sunthief Kristallweizen
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6259) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3120) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (370) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (869) - 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.

3.3
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Soft wheat malt, a little bread and cereal grain as well as lemon and soft german hefe yeast. Pours golden, thin white head. Flavors of wheat malt, cereal grains, a hint of honey and moderate bavarian hefe yeast, light banana and clovey notes. Nice carbonation, crisp and bright finish. I like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2012 Growler @ Armin’s house, courtesy of Azurescens. Thanks Dan! Clear golden appearance with a fluffy, white head. Pretty spicy, light clove, sort of husky wheat aroma. Well carbonated. Pretty rich bready, spicydull, grainy wheat flavor with notes of lemon and honey and a bit of tartness. Some acidity from the carbonation. Easy drinking and a nice summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6148) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pour out of growler, thanks Aaron! Pour is clear yellow with creamy white head, aroma brought notes of slight sweaty socks, banana and slight wheat, hints of clove, touch of vanilla, grainy notes as well. Taste is nice sweet biscuit, vanilla, hints of sweet fruity notes, slight banana, touch of spice but fairly muted, finishing fairly sweet but dries out well. This is definitely tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2012
Clear light yellow gold, thin white head. Aroma of clove and banana. Taste is mild, sweet grain, some citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a clear yellow-gold color with a medium thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of wheat and fruit. Light body with flavors of sweet wheat, yeast and fruit. The finish is short and sweet with a yeast aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.


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