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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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The Kristale is a filtered German style wheat beer


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7575) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Draft at Naked City. Wow, another exactingly made session beer--awesome! Bright, pale gold with tons of sparkling rising carb. Dense, creamy white head. Mild grassy nose. Crisp, sparkling body. Grass, nuts, toasty wheat, and sweet floral notes on the mid-palate. Mild finish. Very refreshing and clean beer...gorgeous addition to the summer session beer lineup.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Clear golden color / thin head. Really could not smell any thing in this beer. Flavor is some light wheat tartness with a mild honey sweetness. Not really bad, just bland. Draft@ Raven’s Nest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5574) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Black Raven Brewery – Redmond, WA
Golden in color, clear and thin head. Nice wheat malt aroma and added hops. Flavor was strong in malt with banana and clove like flavors. This was subtle and very tasty lots of citrus finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
Sparkling golden,small white head. Light wheat malt nose. Spicy yeast profile, hint of citrus

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Growler courtesy of bvc. Growler was filled on Sunday, enjoyed on Friday evening. Pour is clear yellow golden with a big white head that falls quickly with not too much lacing. Aroma of corn grain, touch of wheat and some light lemon citrus. Taste is mostly corn initially, followed by thin wheat and citrus. As this opened up some, the corn faded, revealing nice balance between the light wheat and lemon citrus. Palate was medium carbonated, pretty light on the palate. The initial after taste was the corn, though as with the other tastes, this faded pretty quickly. This was ok, but I will re-rate this fresh at the Brewery tasting room to give it a full fair shot. Thanks for sending my way Brandon.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3086) - 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.


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