ALLOVATE (2540) - 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...
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a pale golden, light straw color with a very large continuous white head. Extreme carbanation. Good strong clove, spiced, yeasty aroma. Some flower scents. Very nice banana flavor. Fresh, smooth. Sweet vanilla finish. Didnt really see a big difference between a regular hefeweizen. Very enjoyable beer. Suprised.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 This is so good, one feels like they have cheated on their spouse after finishing a glass of this sinfully tasty brew. Crisp, clean, filling, and downright heavenly.
DrnkMcDermott (2872) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cost Plus. Popping the cap on my 62nd of the 65 beer styles! Opening the bottle gives a slight impression of skunkiness. Poured in a tall weizen glass, I get a pale straw color, very little haze, with a thin head. Still, there’s a little weizen taste of banana and clove, and a bit of German hop, otherwise a very light beer taste.
scotty (1077) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as complex as the hefe version but this is a very attractive beer, head dies rather too quickly tho, fresh fruity aroma and a clean refreshing flavour...lovely beer.
Geiserich (3595) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma has strong notes of wheat, is fruity and sweet. Clear golden color, big head, fizzy carbonation. Soft malty, medium sweet, some clove notes, light peppery. The finish is something weak and light astrigent. O.K. Kristall, but i prefer the ’Hefeweizen’ style.
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold and looks a bit like a bog standard pale larger. Wheat beer nose but somewhat more subdued than the Hefenweizen. Palate confirms with a flavour profile that seems slightly dilute (again when compared to the stablemate) but still a handy drop.
jb (2414) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aroma, very inticing. Clean taste of wheat and light subtle hop flavor. Clean finish. Nice carbonation, pale color and clean long-lasting white head. Nice wheat beer.
Eructoblaster (3272) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 500ml. Nice golden body topped with a decent foamy head. Pleasant malty/hoppy aroma with evident flowery and citrusy notes. Well-balanced hoppy taste with grainy hints. There’s also a strong presence of yeasty flavors. Decent hoppy/bready finish. More than drinkable...