portableparty (1953) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from 12 pack sampler. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Aroma has citrus wheat some light pepper scents. Taste has a subtle bitterness and citrus notes along with solid malt/wheat flavors. Palate is thin chalky and drying. Pretty flavorfull and I dig it.
Maltser85 (313) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma is phenolic, yeasty, clove, banana and slight grain and lemon. Taste is the same with a slight tartness to the lemon. Dry and crisp finish, light body. Tasty brew
boozedude (1970) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into glass,..clear orangish pour with thinwhite head.. aroma of citrus some fruit...sweet decent
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours clear with a very large meringue like white head.
The aroma is light, it’s certainly spice forward with a good clove character. The fruitiness of lemons and bananas are also featured.
The flavor is fairly dry and light with a mild bitterness. Much of the spiciness is well retained along with a mild fruitiness. There is also just a touch of smoky phenolic character going on here.
The palate is lively and light.
northropfrye (2302) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light yellow body foamy thick white head. Metallic slightly sweet aroma. Taste is a little bit banana and spices, but it’s really pretty faint like a whipping cream watered down. A touch of tartness. I’m looking forward to trying the hefeweizen as the kristall was a bit weak for my liking. Still, not too bad.
cards04 (1843) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice beer. Pours a light yellow with aromas of sweet banana and bread. Flavors are banana, tart lemon, and some funk. Interesting and tasty brew.
nellycale (190) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a light cloudy hue with a thin white head. Nose is somewhat spicey, somewhat barnyard and a little apricot. Taste is light, grainy, cloves, peppery, some banana and an interesting barnyard funk to it. Mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation. Different take on a hef, not bad, but nothing to go home about. Not bad for 1984...
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Trev (1960) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold clear pour, massive white head.
Aroma is grainy wheat, grassy lemony and light clove spice.
Very light body
Flavour is light malted wheat. Watered down fruitiness.
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asedzie (616) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear - thin white head. Nose is slightly spicey wheat. Flavor is mild, grainy w/ touches of barnyard funk (surprisingly). Some mild citrus notes in the finish and even some mild banana. I like it - although not to style for a kristalweizen, a somewhat complex U.S. wheat ale.
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 This is not very good, which is what I would expect of beers produced in 1984. Some light banana and clove in the flavor, but virtually no flavor. Thin, watery palate, low carbonation. I understand their "30 year" theme, and it is interesting to try these old recipes.