Sigmund (5618) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500 ml bottle, bought in Denmark.) Filtering off the goodies - what an idea! But that’s what Kristall Weissbiers are all about, for the benefit of people who wouldn’t dream of drinking a beer they can’t see through. With Franziskaner Kristallklar they get at least a decent aroma of banana and cloves, the beer is pale yellow and crystal clear indeed, pours with an enormous head. Flavour is crisp and moderately sweet, some cloves are there, but of course it’s not as good as the Hefe. Still a nice refreshment.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, weisse glass. Crystal clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma or slight banana and clove, otherwise mostly malty and helles-like. Flavor is malty and crisp. Banana and clove is barely noticable. Basically a lawnmower beer with a touch of character that is easy to drink.
mjg74 (2733) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2008 Pours a pale golden color with a big foamy white head on top. Smells of grain, with a little bit of sweetness. Starts with a sweet grainy taste. A little bit of skunk towards the end. Pretty enjoyable.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden with a medium white head. Smells quite skunky with the head. Once the head diminishes it smells similar to a hefe with banana and clove smells. Malty wheat taste with some hint of banana. Not great tasting, but not too shabby either.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow and very effervescent...huge head indeed...smells of malt a hint of clove and (Lumpy I got it too) Banana Boat SPF 14...malty and bile like on the sides of the tongue...dry (heave) finish...
HermanW (1045) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine german weisse. A bit sweet.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Light, light, light body with a HUGE foamy white head. After it settles, it looks like champagne. Notes of yeast, banana, cardboard, wheat, and suntan lotion come out. Very unpleasant taste that is hard to enjoy. I would not have this agin unless I was forced to.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear golden color, malty aroma, fruity taste, light body, light finish. I rather have a weissbier
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden and clear with a white head that lingers and lots of sticky lace. Aroma is malt. Flavor is light spice maybe some clove. Malty and with a very faint fruit taste. Clean finish. It is a decent brew but I would never chose this over a regular Hefe, there is just something not right about it.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours gold with lasting head. Aroma is yeasty, and so is taste. Did not really enjoy this one.