ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear, light gold with a large, fluffy, white head that was constanlty replenished by a steady stream of bubbles from the bottle. This might be the clearest beer I’ve ever seen. Amazing. You could easily read through the glass. Slight hint of banana in the aroma and not much else. The taste strikes me as a Belgian Tripel of Abbey wannabe. This would be a fine summer beer.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 55cl. My wife bought me a case of this. Pours a darker golden color. A big fluffy head. Slightly sweet aroma with a little wheat. This was a pretty good beer.
Garrat (1323) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Dark gold in colour.large head,aroma is fruity,taste is smooth and fruity with some malt.
Skinnyviking (8435) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. White lasting head. golden unclear body. The expected banana aroma. Flavor: Kaum vorhanden or in English almost none. What a disappointment.
ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty bland offering from this old Munich institution, I wonder if it has anything to do with the ugly folks working behind the InBev war machine. Well charged; upon cracking it I had to aim it at the kitchen sink to take the brunt of expanding foam, whatever made it to the glass assumed a 50-50 mix of a huge dome-like white head atop a crystal clear, palest straw-gold body with a lot of carbonation keeping that crown in it’s place. Pleasant ’across-the-board’ nose showing sticky lemonade, husky grains, fresh crushed banana and some salted fish (?). Overly subtle and desperate for character in the mouth. Thin in body and mostly sweet for flavour. Sugary, tangy lemonade and palest starchy barley flavours shine right through to the short, lightly sour and heavily soapy swallow. Becomes lightly gummy as it warmed, and also becomes increasingly soapy with a detergent flavour coating the tongue ruining it completely. I’m not huge on Filtered wheat beers, and this just didn’t excite me at all. Average. (50cL, BBE 04/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
fordest (2348) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Very clear very clean. Huge head that kept forming from a constant stream of bubbles coming off the bottom. Aromas were weak, almost like a pilsener. Flavors were still pilsenery, but the hefe flavor came through a bit. I just think something is missing... oh, it’s the yeast...
EithCubes (5429) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear golden-yellow pour, huge white head. Laced. Normal wheaty aroma but lacking in bananas. Clove. Crisp, smooooth mouthfeel with similar taste. Thin-bodied and obviously filtered, a very good Kristall, but doesn’t match up to the "normal" Franziskaner.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden hue with a nice long lasting head. Tastes like an almost weiss beer. Flavors are almost there but not quite. Mostly watery and although hardly unpleasent, still not great either.
stouby (4260) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home (031012).
Light amber with a large white head, almost lasting, fine lacings. Aroma moderate malty and yeasty, light hoppy (coriander, citrus). Flavor moderate sweet and acidic, light bitter. Light body, watery, lively carbonated. Not as full a flavor as the unfiltered version.
Scubatrip (609) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the bottle, pours a clear, somewhat pale golden color with a bubbly white head that doesn’t last too long. Smells kinda sweet, a bit fruity, really no bananas or bubble gum in this one. More malty aromas than anything. Tastes malty as well, and a bit heavier than expected. I much prefer Franziskaner’s hefe-weiss over this one.