humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with huge lofty head. Rich clean flavor with a lemony touch and a crisp maltiness. A little skunkish but not from exposure. Creamy and certainly has that malt liquor flavor but it comes off well with the help of peppery hops. Not too sweet. In fact a little on the dry side. Quite good.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear pale gold color with a large white head. Sweetish banana aroma with some herbal spices. Slightly sweet malts with light hints of citrus, some notes of banana and a light wheat tartness in the finish. Alright
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"A beer for everyone who wants a fresh weissbier without the cloudiness", says the website. Why on earth would anyone prefer filtered weissbier, say I? Sure, it has estery banana and spicy cloves, which come over quite well in the aroma. However, on the palate its a bit sweet and could do with the yeast to provide an edge to cut through the sweetness. Without that it feels a bit flabby and becomes cloying after a while. Not unpleasant though. 500ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk. BBE 31 August 2004.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Crystal Pale yellow in color with a fluffy white head. Banana and clove flavor. Malty. Fresh tasting. Crisp and malty. Decent aroma of banana and cloves. Easily drinkable.
Sigmund (5723) - 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 (2822) - 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 (1046) - 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.