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RATINGS: 1388   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2540) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2005
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2005
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...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2005
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2005
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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2872) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2005
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1077) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2005
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (3595) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 7, 2005
Bottled:
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2005
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2414) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2005
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3272) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2004
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...


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