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Black Raven Sunthief Kristallweizen
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (14978) - 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.
Useless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9252) - 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 (8239) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6702) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6169) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AmEricanbrew (5863) - 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 (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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5004) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3696) - Everett, 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.


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