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RATINGS: 1469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The source of its pearling, effervescent taste is the secret fermentation process which we have developed especially for our crystal wheat beer. It quenches your thirst like no other beer. With its elegant appearance, it is the speciality of our brewery. Goes well with fish, seafood and light dishes.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Pale gold and crystal clear with a foamy white head. Big fruity hop aroma heavy on the banana, as youíd expect. Light maltiness and more fruit coctail flavor featuring, what else, banana. The beer has a very long finish but is crisp and clean on the palate. It was the perfect beer for the record-breaking heat today.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrAndo (39) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2006
bottle, light and clear, nice and refreshing, the finish is slightly tart, but all around great beer, and it just really taste fresh and light.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Clear golden color with a big big white head. Spice and banana aroma. Banana , citrus, wheat flavors. Slightly metallic. mildly astringent finish. B

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10714) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Sample at Whole Foods Market. Pours a clear pale gold color with a thin white head and fair lacing. Wheaty aroma along with a noticeable banana smell. Medium-bodied and smooth with flavors of wheat, banana and light spice. The finish is clean, wheaty and a little watery. Light spice and wheat aftertaste. Fairly enjoyable overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 Bottle 45F Weizen Glass. Very fruity aroma with good amounts of yeast. Very big citrus aroma, maybe a touch of soapiness. A wonderful light golden color with tons; and I mean tons of bubbles that rush towards to top at fantastic speeds it is nearly hynotizing. A great white head that is constantly replinished by the multitude of speedy bubbles. Flavor is of citus, and wonderful sour breads similar to blackforrest bread in its sourness, Great taste very fantastic, sweet and sour but finishes dry leaving you wanting more. Palate is smaller but with a huge amount of carbonation, this beer is still bubbling away. Easily quaffable, perfect for that worker who ends his day hot and thirsty. I can;t think of a cleaner or more refreshing taste, this is your hot weather beer. Ganz gut.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
16.9oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear light golden with a large white head. Aroma of metal, banana, powdered sugar and bubblegum, and dust. Taste is very metallic and dusty, getting a little in the way of the banana nad wheat, though not quite. Some lemon in there somewhere too. I didnít figure the kristall would be better than the hefe, and was correct. Not bad, not terribly wonderful, either. A little too carbonated, light bodied, though not watery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3009) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
I was expecting to be let down by this "new" style that was purchased solely for that reason (and to fill an online shopping cart up to an even 12). However, this came out prety darned good. The nice light crystal clear golden yellow color with bubbles steadily rising to the top was beautiful in my Weihenstephan Weizen glass. The initial head was too much for the bottle to fit quickly into the 0.5L glass, and the head lasted the whole drink, although at a thinner level than the initial showing. Lacing was low to average. The aroma was somewhat American wheaty (musty?) with bananas and spices coming through. The flavor was excellent with bananas and cloves over top of the mildly citrus wheat base. Mouthfeel was light to moderate and this was a very nice summer beer. Good stuff, even without that lovely cloudy hefe appearance.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3156) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, yeast, and slight bitterness Great smell. Flavor is fruit, citrus, sweet, and spices.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Pours incredibly clear pale straw with an enormous white head. The head fades, but leaves plenty of lace behind. Big bubblegum, banana and clove nose. The flavor is loaded with bubblegum, some clove and light lemon. The malt is light, but some sweet breads. Medium/light body with biting carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
(500 ml bottle: $2.99 at Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA) I didnít expect much from this Kristallweizen, not because itís Weihenstephaner, but because I havenít found one in the style that I liked so far. Until now, that is. Very pleasant spice and moderate banana immediately set the tone early, and I canít stop myself from just sucking this first pint down like Iím dying of thirst. Itís mildly sweet and shows no bitterness at all. I think the beer tastes better when itís cold because Iím finding that as it warms up, the breadiness of the malt is coming out more and slowly pushing aside the wonderful spice, banana and bubblegum that I was digging earlier. Spice and bubblegum aromas mimic the flavor. Body is light-medium, with significant levels of carbonation keeping the palate refreshed and the stomach burpy. Relatively clear, yellow body is capped by well over an inch of bubbly, white head. Retention is above average as the head maintains a thin layer for most of the session. Lacing is patchy. Easily the best Kristallweizen Iíve tried, though admittedly I havenít tried all that many.


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