Brewed by Krombacher Privatbrauerei Kreuztal
Style: Low Alcohol
Kreuztal-Krombach, Germany


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
I figured this would be some strange stuff and it is. It looks more or less like a run of the mill hefezen, cloudy w/ a big head of medium bubbles. It sort of smells the part too w/ a mild banana note in the nose. Whatever process they used to get the alcohol out of this though seems to have done some weird business w/ the phenols in this. Where you would normally expect cloves and bananas, you get an almost smokey character out of this. It is not chemical tasting or anything, just a bit odd.The texture is at least pretty close to the highly carbonated creamy texture appropriate to the style so points for that. I cant say this is terrible but other than the curiousity of drinking an acohol-free weizen, there is no real reason to try this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cerbier (402) - - JUL 20, 2014
0,5l Flasche. Orangenes trübes Weizen mit schöner Schaumkrone. Riecht etwas nach Hefe. Im Geschmack süßlich malzig, leicht fuchtig nach Banane. Bei heißem Wetter ist es gut gekühlt genießbar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Most alcohol free beers are awful. This one wasn’t bad. Hazy, gold color. Nice head. Aroma was banana, a little spice. Taste was sweet, banana, spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kalervo (802) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Mökillä. This could be quite ok regular hefeweizen and as a low alcohol beer it was really good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 5, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a one finger thick and white head. Mild fruity and estery aroma. Smooth wheat and ester flavoured, light banana and orange fruity. Ends mild fruity and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2009
At vonk slijterij zaandam, hazy golden, full fluffy head, some grain, banana and other fruits like grape, very nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (21963) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Bottled@Mallaskukko, Turku. Hazy goldeny orange colour with small white head. Aroma is wheat, spices and some banana and cardboard. Flavour is herbs, wheat, banana and some mild cardboard as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pinball (11072) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2011
cloudy orange, smooth offwhite head. aroma of wheat beer, sweet notes, faint flowery. flavor is wheaty, cereral, flowery. palate is pretty smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - APR 26, 2011
Bottle. Hazy orange with a big stable white head. Aroma of wheat, fruit esters and some graininess.. Flavor is sweetish, wheaty, fruity with some graininess, banana, some citric notes, a bit of bread and a slightly drier finish with a spicy note. Fluffy mouthfeel. Very good for a non-alcoholic beer, better than some of the regular Weizens I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lesifflebiere (1397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
Mousse abondante et odorante ; odeurs très fruitées, de bananes et d’agrumes entre autres, avec aussi un côté guimauve. Liquide trouble, couleur pêche. On ne soupçonne pas l’absence d’alcool à prime abord, jusqu’en bouche, où il semble en effet manquer une pièce du puzzle. Ce n’est pas réellement un défaut en soi, les saveurs présentes suffisent à compenser ; ceci dit, elle possède quelques défauts importants (gomme balloune très présente, ainsi que les bananes et une sensation de succédané de sucre) qui l’éloignent considérablement de l’excellence. Pas mauvaise, surtout froide, et son alcool nul ne l’handicape pas vraiment, mais il y a encore place à amélioration.

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