bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrusaroma, almost honeyish, like clover honey. Slightly herbal bitter af first. After a while a slight estery fruitiness comes up. Certainly not bad, but the hefeweizen is better.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. poured light yellow gold and very fizzy with a white fizzy head. aroma of champagne, chardonay, lemon, grass, hay... initial wheat, yeast, lemon grass taste...a very effervescent palate, light astringent, refreshing...not a whole lot of character but enjoyable and very refreshing...would be nice for spring, tastes like April.
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours crystal clear sparkling pale yellow (hence the name, eh?) with a nice creamy white head that sticks around and looks great for a while. Pleasant sweet yeasty wheaty aroma. Taste is smooth and flavorful, yeasty and a little sweet but dryer than most hefeweizens. Nice body and palate, not heavy but full and malty for a weisse. I like it! Very nice!
Lunkie (1399) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hoppy aroma with hint of sweet flowers. Clear yellow colour with desent head. Sweet malt flavour with added hops. Flat palate.
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. translucent golden colour with lots of carbonation. Explosive white fluffy head. Creamy yeast aroma, banana and spiciness. A little more subtle than the regular hefe. body is a little bit thin and watery. yeasty and sour and high in carbonation. It’s refreshing but not really my kind of weizen.
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biscuits and bananas, I say! That’s the aroma, not some strange curse, that emanates from this clear golden brew sporting a rocky white head. Sweet doughy malts and banana is what greets your tongue as you drink, leaving a delicately fruity (banana and pear) finish. Not bad, but I’ll never understand why one whould want to filter a good hefeweizen.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Banananana and pear aroma from stately head, waveringly lacing to the edges like amateur skaters. (?) Mouthfeel is malty, with subdued carbonation in the body. I agree with szkot that it’s light for wintertime, but imagining a warm summer day, I feel that this could be a big winner. Perhaps a bit sweet and busy for a session beer, but a few couldn’t do any harm.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale yellow with a medium head. Smells slightly of cloves and banana. Taste is typical for the style. Perhaps a good beer for the summer, but seems kind of lacking during the winter.
ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s just not a wheat beer without the protein haze! Admittedly the first Kristall I have tasted, and what better way than Weihenstephaner (one of my favourite breweries). Poured into a Weiss glass, a beautiful fluffy inch of foam formed upon a transparent pale gold body. A clean aroma, yeasty-bread like and banana esters, quite sweet. Aroma was a little light on, possibly due to filtration. Good body, well rounded flavours and well balanced in the mouth. Banana and vanilla tones, quite subdued and relatively smooth, led to a medium, sweet aftertaste. Sessionable, but not complex.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is golden with a smallish white head that lasted for a while...smell is sweet with light fruits (faintly) and some yeast...a little spicy...taste is a little sweet with bananas and some malty overtones...finish is nice and a little chewy...great example of this style...