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Flat Branch Kristal Weizen
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Kristal Weizen is a clear version of the Weizen style, and is a great summer beer with its refreshing and crisp taste. Our brew is 50% wheat and 50% malted barley, along with a small addition of German Tettnang and Styrian Golding hops that add a little balance. A classic German Weizen yeast imparts a tart crispness, and subtle fruity weizen character. The ABV is 5.0% and hop bitterness is 11 BU's.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2525) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2012
On draft at the source. The beer is light yellow with a thin white head. The aroma offers a bit of banana and spice. A bit weak. The flavor is better than the aroma, with banana and clove character more present. Light in body with solid carbonation. One of the better offerings from Flat Branch.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcnielsen (2108) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2012
On tap at brewery. Pours light golden color with white head. Wheat, yeast, banana clove aromas and flavors. Average, nothing special.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2567) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2011
It poured a reddish color. The aroma was malts and spices. The flavor was weak hops and spice. An ok Weizen.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3215) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Pour is a clear gold with a large white head. Aroma is a little clove and spice with breadyness. Flavor is a dull wheat and none of the cloves show up in the flavor. Kinda finishes dry but uneventful. My samples of this style are few and far between so i would not even know of this is close to being spot on for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2009
The pour is mostly clear with a nich white cap. There’s an odd sour/tang in the nose. There’s some clove, but the odd character detracts. The flavor is much better though. Bavarian yeast character balanced with herbal hops and a crisp, refreshing finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drfabulous (3998) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2009
PIlsner-ish offering. Almost tasteless except for a lingering carbonated staleness. Weak all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2432) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Sampler @ brewpub. Comes to me with a completely clear, dark straw color. The carbonation is visible and strong. Has a thick head that leaves a lightly sticky lacing. It looks very nice, I am surprised I could find beauty in a filtered beer but this works. Aroma is surprisingly a thick white bread maltiness with some lemon and herbal hops. Definitely comes off as a filtered hefe but it actually works great. The esters are so reduced that these other aspects shine, especially since they are so vibrant and clean. Taste is similar where the lemon aspects are stronger. A beautiful execution of a clean wheat beer. It is easy drinking and fun, I never thought I would say that about a Kristal Weizen.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Tap at the restaurant. Kind of a hazy reddish pour. No head. Aroma is malts and spices. Flavor is some weak hops and spice. An ok beer. Very medium to light body. No real aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2008
The beer is very clear, and slightly hazy from being served too cold. Has alight spice nose, with almost no flavor on the palate, very light wheaty notes, but lacks body and is slightly watery in the finish. Disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2006
A little bit weak, but tastey. Hop in the front and an almosty malty flavor at end. Very mild, but very good. Quite a smooth palate.


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