dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think some people have to be color blind because this isnít anywhere near gold. Bottle pours deep amber (almost copper) with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of clove, wheat, and light cinnamon. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of vanilla, light banana bread, pepper and doughy yeast. Overall body is light to moderate and soft with a nice spicy finish.
Hair6a11 (1227) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pour is fairly clear, medium gold with amber highlights. Off white head that does retain well in this weizen. Light, spotty lacing is present as well. The nose is fantastic; clove, cinnamon, and bananas. The flavor profile is exactly what I expected; a highly drinkable hefeweizen, in a typical new glarus fashion. I cant say how traditional this one is, but it is fantastic nonetheless. As expected.
joshmcg000 (266) - Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear gold. Nice fluffy white head, lots of carbination, very good looking beer. Aroma is bananna bread and grain. Goes down very smooth, almost taste like a Dancing Man light. Lots of yeasty bananna flavor, clove, cinnamon..Has a slightly bitter finish. Could drink alot of these in a night, good stuff.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle.
IT pours an interesting color for a kristalweizen, it is not a traditional one because I havenít seen any Kristalweizen that has looked like this. It is nice and clear though.
Smells like a kristal weizen, thought the banana is perhaps a bit overly intense.
The flavor is very kristalweizen-y. It has a slight bit of lemon to go with the banana and clove.
Not super duper true to style, but for the style it isnít bad.
sherm1016 (991) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, copper color with a big, white head and some lacing. Aroma is spicy, clove, banana. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, wheat, cereal, with a spicy, clove finish. Very good, very drinkable at 4.5%, but not as flavorful as the Dancing Man.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear honeyed orange with a short cap of off-whtie head. The aroma picked up semi-sweet honey and bready malts with vibrant accents of cloves, coriander, and pineapple.. warm vanilla undertones.. really good nose! The flavor found more bready sweetness at the core paired with a bit of maple and some black pepper-laden fruits.. tacky and fairly spicy toward the back.. tasty stuff! Dry and scratchy on the palate with prickly carbonation.. just an OK flow.. easy-drinkiní and tasty.
madvike (2373) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours clear amber with a slight reddish tinge and a huge foamy white head. Nose is beautiful, with bright clove and cinnamon notes and a sweet banana wheat base. Smells just like a classic hefe. The taste is where you can really notice the filtering. All the flavors are there, but theyíre not as pungent and chewy, and itís a bit watery. Itís good, just not as good as the nose would let on. What it loses in taste it gains in drinkability. Thereís nothing harsh here--itís all smooth, rounded edges that would make this beer great for a huge stein. Dan Carey, youíre the man.
JoePeesie (848) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours as described similar to the color of a red foxes coat. The spices of clove and cinnamon hit your nose and palate and the sip ends with a touch of bitterness. Another solid offering from New Glarus.
fidelis83 (1727) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear medium amber center with old gold at the edges tall fluffy, off white head that has excellent retention. Aroma is big on banana, clove, spice, a touch of bubblegum and vanilla. Flavor is banana, playful hints of grain, light clove, a touch of vanilla and light spicy hops with a toasty banana bread, mineral water finish. Palate is fairly light with a medium, blanketing, but not at all sharp carbonaiton and a slightly creamy entry leading to an off dry, mineral finish. Really fantastic Kristallweizen, I havenít had many, but this is easily the best that I have had.
HonkeyBra (2849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the GTMW 2011. Ok, this is a wheat beer from New Glarus so if youíve been paying attention you should know where this review is heading. Bright orange pour with a creamy white head. Aroma of strong wheat, cloves, banana, bubble gum. Flavor is clovey, banana-y and spot on for the style. New Glarus is putting a clinic on with how to make awesome wheat styles. This is ridiculous. Dead on for a Kristallweizen. New Glarus is Killing it. Hard to get this excited about a wheat beer.