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RATINGS: 1336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4638) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is citrus and cloves. Pours a transparent pale gold with a nice white head that lasts a minute or so. Not much lacing. Banana is the stronger of the tastes with citrus and cloves in the background. Slight bitter finish without much aftertaste. A very good beer. I’ve been impressed by this brewery so far.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Very light overall. I have had better Kristalweizens. A very light gold color with a creamy, white head. Aroma of grass and slight banana. Taste is light and refreshing with slight orange and vanilla. A little clove spice. Too light.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2004
Every time I try a beer from this brewery I am happy, and this one is no exception. Not quite the outstanding product that the Hefe Weiss is, but a close second. Good balance between yeast and wheat flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2004
Bottled, and my first kristalweizen. Poured a clear golden color with lots of carbonation and a large fluffy white head. The aroma is dominated by cloves, and the flavor was very yeasty with some hints of fruits - bananas, mainly. I liked the hefeweizen way better, but this is interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2004
Typical Weihenstephaner aroma - banana, clove, hints of vanilla. Pale yellow beer, lots of bubbles, thick white foam stand that comes out the top of my weizen glass. Nice light wheat beer taste, plenty of banana and clove, although less full than the unfiltered version. Medium-light body, high carbonation but it doesn't bite. A nice light wheat beer that still has enough character to keep it interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 24, 2004
A pale yellow beer with a large white head, which is reatined well. Aroma is fruity - of banana and yeast. The flavor is OK, but very muted. Very light bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangelazarus (53) - USA - APR 22, 2004
Beers seem to be either 'beery', like most american domestics, or nice and sweet, like belgians and a lot of wheat beers. This one surprised me by being a very nice balance between those two styles. At every step, the beer is both at once.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1415) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2004
I guess I have to agree with the "castrated wheat" comment in the style desciption. Why filter these beers? Anyway, beer is pale golden in color with a massive egg shell white head that is retained. Aroma smells appropriate, banana, bubblegum, and clove. Flavor has the right characteristics, albeit, in a very muted fashion. I think in the filtering process they filtered out quite a bit of flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2013 A wonderful aroma of vanilla ice cream coupled with a lemony background. The appearance is clear light and carbonated much like a lager; no head or lacing to speak of. The flavour is full, creamy and extremly clean. Better in my opinion to hefe-weizens.Score 3.4
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4, 3.5, 3.2 and 3.3. Score unchanged

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3120) - Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2004
If you must drink a filtered Hefeweizen, this is the one to drink. It has the most of the good Hefe characteristics left in. Still not the beer that their Dunkelweizen is.


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