hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at azwine 8/29/11.
hazy yellow orange typical hefe colored... a minimal white head.
the aroma is soapy, dusty... cardboard box kinda dusty, orange, umami/savory wheat notes, earthy and a little spicy. the smell is distinctly of cheerios from when i was a kid...and the smell of the box they came in.
the flavor is the same...ish. there is a little banana thing going on at the end, notes of lemon pledge/artificial perfume and a spiciness on the finish. also, as it warms there is something in there which tastes like the aftertaste when i eat salmon skin...weird. not terrible all together, just not great...and odd.
it is flat and rather dead on the tongue... i want this style to be crisp and pop. it should be lively and this falls short. 6/3/6/2/12
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in AZ. Pours a hazy, golden orange appearance with a very lively, white head. Spicy clove, lemon peel citrusy, light banana, apple/pear, wheat malty aroma. Fairly spicy, banana/citrus fruity, somewhat sharp wheat malty flavor with a bubbly, highly carbonated mouth feel. Not bad but the carbonation seems really high to me.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: frontal tartness, flat single aroma set up. Bit funky. 4-
Appearance: clear golden look with medium light white top. 3-
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium light bodied. Creamy with slight wild funk feel. I don’t think that was intended but worked fine. As German hefe this is fail as beer over all I don’t mind. My first funky Kristal.
Ron (2313) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden hue typical of hefeweizen brews. The nose is that of cloves and bananas. The flavor has the same clove and banana as the nose. The mouthfeel is light with a slight amount of tangyness at the finish. A decent Hefe but not up there with the Germans.
r464 (1737) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden amber color with a thin off white head. Wheat, spice, and a hint of fruit. Nice body, finish is full but not crisp.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-pours a thin white head with hazy yellow color. Aroma is fruit. Taste is fruit,/spice hops, grain/wheat.
omega (637) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
With a hint of cloves on the nose I thought that the palate was a little flat with little carbonation. Guessing this beer did not travel well.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Premiere Gourmet. No a great representative of the style, this beer has some spot-on characteristics of the style and some poor ones. Pours unfiltered look, but also light orange with rising carbonation bubbles. Some orange and wheat aroma but also a little stinky. Sour wheat was OK, some sips tasty, but also off notes. A bit thin for the style. I did not finish the bottle.
Leafs93 (1575) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light orange with very minimal white head. Aroma is banana, cloves, bubblegum and hay. Taste is sweet with muted tartness on the finish. Light and airy mouthfeel. Overwll this was decent and not as bad as oher reviews hve stated.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with no head. Aromas of sweet apple, Belgian yeast, and sour fruit/cherry. Flavors of Belgian yeast, slightly tart fruit, and banana. Eh.