DuffMan (10070) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the TCR in Launceston Tasmania. Clear brassy gold with a fairly dense white head displaying weak retention. Sweet aroma, vaguely of canned pears. Sweet palate with poorly defined fruit-syrup character, but not sickeningly so. Still, not one I’d come back to.
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of wheat, maybe citrus, but not detecting banane. Apricot gold color with a fine bubble, substantial white head. Thin to medium bodied; carbonation that is almost creamy. The flavors are wheat, citrus, and some sort of yeasty spice. Arguably a bit of ripe stone fruit. Overall, the palate is subtle, and it’s really rewarding. It sparkles. It refreshes. There is something like banana oil lurking at the finish, but I didn’t detect banana in the beginning. It’s a good drink. Period.
shadey (2101) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a clear deep gold with a huge head of tight white bubbles that quickly reduces to a thin layer of lace. Aroma is subtle wheat character with some citrus hiding in there somewhere. Flavor is interesting, not sure how to describe it. There is wheat, citrus and something more, perhaps it is the yeast character. The body is a bit sharper than the hefe I tried earlier today. More active carbonation may contribute to its refreshing character.
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden body with a large fizzy head that dispears fast.
Aroma is mostly of wheat some citrus are there to.
Flavor is of citrus, wheat and water.
I noticed some really small notes of fruit.
Little metalic aftertaste.
Palate is thin and watery but more oily than water.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Erdinger Kristallklar is a pale golden ale that is, in fact, crystal clear. The white head is huge and pillowy and leaves wonderful fuzzy navel lacing. The aroma is smart and tart. The fruity hops smell like they’re from a deep forest. In the mouth, it’s a touch thin and gritty. It belies the soft appearance of the head. Smooth, nonetheless. The flavor is simple hops and a light but meaty grain that ends up a bit grassy tasting. There is a candy-like aftertaste-- like SweetTarts. Dare I say it’s malic? It tastes like a handful of Runts candy-- leaving the banana ones in. I’m fussy with wheat beers but this one is really mature and refined... and crystal clear!
MontereyJimbo (79) - Monterey, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another very good weizenbier out of Germany. Without getting into all the cliche beer snob descriptions, I’m still waiting to taste an American wheat beer that can touch those made in Southern Germany. I don’t give a rat’s ass whether it is a hefe or a kristall, they’re all good.
mjg74 (3078) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo. Pours medium gold with a huge foamy white head. Slightly sweet acidic aroma. Flavor is not really all that hefe-like. Only a hint of wheat and yeast. Drinkable, but quite boring.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from the bottle clear golden decent head good carbonation .aroma starts out bananna (Last as long as the head) tase almost pilss like not what I expeceted ,clean lite palet sweat start light bitter finish
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle at Blå Rock Café, Tromsø. Clear, pale golden colour, modest head. Fruity aroma, hinting of bananas and clove. Flavours are nicely balanced, sweetish fruitiness and dry spices. Medium carbonation, medium to full body. Quite harmonious and refreshing.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sampled on tap at Firewaters, AC. Lightly hazy straw color. Aroma is light spicy hops with a lemony citrus presence. Taste is sweet malts, lighty tangy with citrus (lemon rind) notes. Finishes lightly spicy and phenolic. not bad.