ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I must agree with badgerben that there is a certain element of solvent in this one. However, I feel I must come to the aid of this uncomplicated rye-smelling and lavender-palating treat. I believe that I could fall in love with this style, mainly because I don’t understand it and the only other kind I’ve had is Weihenstephaner’s Kristallweissbier (sorry for the spelling). Not a bad mid-sessioner, and it really helped me cruise through grading some of my students’ papers.
badgerben (4577) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light yellow color, getting very near to that clear area. Aroma almost reminds me of mead with a burst of honey, but slightly moldy too. The taste wasn’t all that good though: mild honey covering up a thin layer of wheat. Unfortunately, my drinking companion said it tastes like model paint smells, and I really can’t get that out of my mind because it was completely true.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not normally leading the cheers on this style, as I like the hefe with my weizen, but have to admit this won me over.
Crystal clear, honeyed yellow appearance, under a slim, soon-gone head...whoops, where’d it go?
Aroma, sweet, honeyish, light fruit, sly hops...very pretty.
Taste: what was gleaned in the nose appears anew on the tongue. Slides smoothly down the palate, glides on the tongue and rolls down the gullet. Light/medium body, untroubled texture, nice wheaten taste, but dominated by a sweetness that remains unabated. Very clean and esily to toss back, with the sweet and the citric ringing through in every gulp. Lemon and honey hanging around in the mouth, bringing nothing but happiness.
I like it, I like it...
JK (4865) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark gold coloring, and only a little cloudy due to the filtration. Light wheat aroma. Light hefeweizen flavor; medium sweet wheat, a touch of citrus, with some sourness in the finish.