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RATINGS: 1345   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
The beautiful bastards at Weihenstephaner have done it again. This was my first Kristallweizen but Iím sold. The appearance was extremely sexy. Effervescent, clear, heady, golden. Iím convinced that this beerís looks will get you laid. Potential sex partners will shed their clothes and inhibitions at the sight of this glorious beer. Okay, I might be exaggerating a little but itís a really good looking beer. Smell is excellent, too. The aroma had some banana, clove, and yeast. Taste had lots of banana, a good amount of bubblegum sweetness, cream, and spicy yeast. White meat and creamy cheeses would be a perfect match for this ale. Kristall was silky smooth, light, and refreshing. This one is perfect for when you want a wheat ale thatís a bit more fitting for a special occasion.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. A- Banana, laffy taffy,spices, wheat. A- Yellow color, crystal clear liquid, white head. T- Banana, banana, banana taffy, slight spice, wheat, slightly sweet, bubblegum. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- Tons of banana in here. A lot like Banana laffy taffy. A little bit of spice like cloves and coriander come through as well as a hint of bubble gum that make it feel like a lesser Hefeweizen, but lesser doesnít mean worse! The banana and flavor is just outstanding! The appearance too. I have never seen a beer so clear. Itís like looking through a glass of hinted water. Just a great beer. Really want to try more of this style now.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
The body has a clear golden color with lots of beautiful carbonation steaming up to the surface. The pour produced a very tall, aggressive and tight foamy head. It has a bright white color with great retention and lacing. Its nose is full of fruity yeast with notes of banana and clove. There are notes of pale beady wheat as well and just a touch of citrus. The flavor is very bright and fresh with plenty of fruity yeast. There are notes of banana, clove and a slight hint of citrus fade into dry crisp wheat malt notes. The finish is very crisp and snappy with some wheat tang and citrus quickly leaving the tongue. The body has a solid medium feel with cleansing active carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (922) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
For those that believe their Bud Light is refreshing, they need to try one of these. Clean aroma of wheat and slight citrus. Clear golden appearance with a white head. Light and watery palate with good carbonation. The finish is clean. Great blend of wheat, citrus and pale malts. This has a German feel that makes it traditional yet unique. Good summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (951) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent golden with a layer of off white head. Aroma of bananas, yeast, and bread malts. Taste is nice and crisp, the yeast hits you first then the bananas join in.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2236) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2014
0,5l bottle from Alko Hietalahti. Pours clear golden with a high head. Aroma is malts, wheat and yeast. Flavor is malts, wheat, yeast and banana. Quite nice for a kristallweizen.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - JUN 22, 2014
From the bottle, pours a clear light amber with a frothy white foam. Grains, hay, and grass like aromas. Body is light with a slight bitterness. Wheatgrass with a touch of toasted like flavor. Bitterness and a slight sourness from the wheat completes the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1320) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Smell of yeast, grain, banana. Very pale yellow colour, almost clear. Extreme white head. Aroma of honeydew melon, banana, sugar, yeast, finishes with grain. Very sweet. Rich but soft carbon. Kristallweizen is not among my favourites, but as they go, this is one of the better ones.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (627) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2014
On draught at Prost - pours clear golden with medium thick head. Nose of cloves, banana, grass. Taste is of smooth balance if grass, cloves, and banana . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kordestanchi (41) - - JUN 14, 2014
Pours crystal golden pale with thin white head. Soft fruity aroma, dry taste. A bit of banana taste too


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