Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a light lager color with a large head and no lace with bubbles that are widely spaced, like a Bière de Garde. The aroma is clove and yeast. The flavor is moderately wheat like, clove, and sweet. The palate is pretty rich and smooth. Overall, I prefer the unfiltered variety, but this one works.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
drops and powder texture. Malt, lemongrassy and cloves and banana and yeast. Light gold and white head that settles in. A natural carbonation.Lightly bitter.
mjg74 (2457) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. Smells sweet and strongly of wheat. Strong wheat flavor, some sweetness. A tiny hint of metal to finish. Very drinkable. I think this style should replace pale lagers in the US. It would be the perfect pounding brew and it would taste really good.
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2005 I’m not a fan of Kristall Weissbier. I don’t see what the point of it is. That being said, This is a reasonable beer which retains most of what we love in a wheatbeer. Sweet, spicey, banana flavours come through. Mine had a slight metallic aftertaste.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pale with huge head. Plastic, yeasty, clean aroma. Sweetish spicy banana palate. Sterile.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours almost clear yellow with a monster dishwater head. Aroma and taste of freshly cut grass and lemon. Dusty.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Real Gold Coloring. Cappacino Head. Grassy, Flora Aroma. Like Drinking Freshly Cut Grass...
0o9i (437) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Gargantuin, white, fluffy head with minimal lacing. Head is dominated by yeast: heavy earth tones, musk, dough; banana, clove, caramel. Upon tasting this, I’m not certain the bottle has been properly cared for prior to my obtaining it...flavor has a definite sour note, metallic and generally things that shouldn’t be in beer. Dominated by metal. =[ This sucks. In the finish I can taste the banana clove with sweetness and that is nice and balanced, but the beginning to middle is dominated by bottle cap flavor. Light to medium body, lively, effervescent carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Might be a very nice beer without the bottlecap flavor, which does die down as it sits, so I rated it "if that weren’t there" kind of thing. True to the style, refreshing.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Not quite absolutely crystal clear, but haziness is only mildly present; very light yellow, massive fluffy head. Nose of banana, spices, bit of lime and a hint of sweet chocolate. Velvety-smooth palate, almost like a nitro tap...this is a beer to quaff in large quantities, not sip. Lightly citrusy and banana-tinted throughout, touch acidic but mostly smooth and invigorating. Not an amazing beer, but somehow a delight nonetheless.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2004 Poured a kristal clear, light golden color with a large white head and also left some nice lacing on the glass. Spicy banana is certainly the #1 aspect of this aroma, also followed by a sweet wheat characteristic. Light lemon citrus taste, nice sweetness, lightly spiced. Certainly the type of beer that would refresh you. I did not have high expectations for this, yet I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. Rerate: I had this tonight after a wit, and caramel bananas is what comes to mind.