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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Alehouse exclusive. An American style light bodied wheat ale that is refreshingly flavorful. Crystal wheat ale was inspired by Pyramid’s first beer in 1984 the wheaten ale, which was the first year round wheat beer brewed in America since prohibition

Malts:
2-Row Pale Barley, Malted Wheat

Hops:
Liberty, Tettnager, Hersbrucker


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30909) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
From tap at the Pyramid taphouse in Walnut Creek. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity. Citrusy hops flavoured, smooth and distinct fruity. Subdued bitter and lingering fruity flavoured finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
Draft at the alehouse in Walnut Creek. A golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is sweet and malty - I don’t pick up any wheat. The flavor is sweet and mostly malty, but towards the finish a light wheat note appears and makes the finish dry with just a hint of citrus fruits. Forgettable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
On tap. Clear golden with a small, creamy off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts and fruit. Medium body, rather sweet and clean malts with a subdued bitterness. Very fresh and quaffable. 250709

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2008
Draught @ WABF 2008. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a small white head. Fruity wheaty citrus aroma. Fruity malty citrus flavor with some banana hnts. Has a fruity wheaty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
On tap at Pyramid Alehouse
Golden, sparkling. Slightly fruity, slightly wheaty. Clean and somewhat refreshing. Typical for the style in that it lacks yeast complexity or interesting malt notes. Achieving emptiness should be the purview of depressed goth kids not brewers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2007
on tap-pours a thin white head and pale yellow color. Aroma is mild medium malt/grain-some note of sweetness. Taste is mild medium malt/grain-some note of sweetness, hint of coriander/spice –hops. Light body.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle from John’s Market in Portland, OR. Brassy gold color with a slight white head. Aroma of wheat. Hop? Doubtful. Surprising fruit - like apricot. Body is near medium; carbonation is coarse. Finish is light fruit, but some bitter lurks beneath. Refreshing and enjoyable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Name: Crystal Wheat Ale
Date: 06/06/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

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
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *+/4

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2008
12oz bottle pours light wheat yellow in color with a white head, slight chill haze. Nose of musty wheat and grains and a lighter note of moldy, old honey. Flavor is sticky honey sweet malts, light wheat, light dried fruit... not too complex but pleasent enough. Basic semi-sweet honey malt flavor, little to no bitterness. Simple but not bad. Texture is medium to full bodied for the style, somewhat resinous and oily and moderately thick.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (7826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Deep gold pour with off-white head. Hopcit and pale malt in the nose and taset, with apricoty fruit in the flavor as well, but the balance falls off late. Not bad, but not that great either. This one started very apricotty fruity for me, and trailed bitter late, which seems to be the consensus here.


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