19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Suprising wheaty malt body that - lots of sour yeast products with a heavy dose of banana and light spice. Somewhat floral with a very dry finish that was punctuated with a soapy residue. For a hot summer day: Take it or leave it - I think I’ll leave it.
Nephilium (1487) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle labeled Crystal Wheat Ale, and tagged an American Wheat Ale. Touch of wheat and clove in the aroma, but not much there. Pours a clear light amber with about half an inch of white head. The flavor is more hops then wheat. Bitter notes, touch of pith, and the barest hint of wheat. Very light mouthfeel. Not bad, but not the first thing I’d reach for.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taster - Washington Brewers Festival - Kenmore, WA
Aroma – Huge wheat aroma. Banana and grapefruit lingering.
Appearance – Golden in color, Big haze with a thin head.
Flavor – Deep hazy wheat beer with a deep fruit flavor of grapefruit and banana crisp flavors.
Palate – Good Mouthfeel, nice texture with a dry wheat finish.
Overall – A very nice wheat ale that would be perfect for the hot summer days. This did have too much sediment. Can lead to headaches.
jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Pale golden color with a short lived white head. Dusty, grassey, and light malty aroma. Taste is dusty with light bits of wheat and even a little bit of florls. A little soapy in the tail.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy copper color with light white head. The nose is lightly malty with some light wheat and husk; vague malt comes across as citrus. Yeasty flavor and a thin body. Lacking in pretty much every category that a hefeweizen excels in.
ChainGangGuy (4507) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a small, thinning, white head.
Smell: Altogether mild aroma of wheat, light citrus, and an even lighter yeastiness.
Taste: Weak wheat malt taste with a medium sweetness. Hint of citrus fruit. Slight yeastiness. Faintly floral hoppiness with tiny amount of bitterness. Clean, drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation, though a bit prickly.
Drinkability: We got a real snoozer on our hands here, but I guess it could be worse.
drpimento (2462) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wellllll.............. It’s ok, I guess. It’s just that the other wheat beers taste so much better. I don’t know what the purpose of this style is. Kinda like a macro on steroids or somethin. Looks like em too. Pale clear golden color. Fizzy. A tad bitter. Not that great in the mouth. Ditto finish. Just not a huge fan of this kinda beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Name: Crystal Wheat Ale
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head,
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma with a touch of fruity character and light floral hops,
Flavor: light sweet malt flavor, touch of earthy bitterness, light wheat character, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew pours a clear golden colour with an initially large fluffy white head. Lots of carbonation, great retention in the head but zero lacing. Aroma is of honey, malt and potatoes. Taste is full on the palate, semi sweet and fruity forward with soft honey and raspberries.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light amber with a 1 inch white head. Few lacings.
Nice vegetal aroma.
Taste is sweet malts and slightly bitter hops. Good balance, good session brew. Good beginner brew. Very drinkable. Dry, bitter finish.