Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
Big thanks to BeerFMAndy for getting a nice box of New Glarus out to me. Served in a New Glarus tasting glass.
Pours a medium golden-copper color. Not sure how a Kristalweizen ends up this way, but it’s far, far too dark. Short white head. The nose carries some light yeasty notes plus a bit of grain. Not too much going on. The flavor is is similar, with a bit too much bready malt coming through. Body is medium and a bit heavy. brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 28, 2012
Clear orange-amber with a frothy, sand-colored head that lasts. Nose is wheaty, doughy, and fruity, with hallmark banana and spice. Very light caramel sweetness and a subtle, refreshing tang in the flavor. Body is thin and a little slick. Carb is very soft and carries through to a lightly tart and mildly lingering finish. Solid Kristall, but nice and easy at 4.5%. Thanks for the bottles, Matt! Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
In short: An oily and lightly-spicy golden wheat ale. Just ok.queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2012
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed relatively fresh approximately 2 months after it was released in bottles. Bottle sent to me by MatSciGuy, thanks a lot Levi
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is semi-ripe bananas, notes of fruit salad, light notes of cinnamon and a little something that I’d describe as countryside field. Taste is very smooth, juicy, canned fruits juice, olive oil, creamed bananas, some bubblegum, light notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Carbonation is very soft, a bit too much so. I was very curious to try this beer because it is the highest rated German Kristallweizen on ratebeer, but frankly I fail to see what’s so special about it. This beer is overrated. I say this beer doesn’t deserve to be the top rated German Kristallweizen but I don’t even understand the German Kristallweizen style, but I love bullshitting and lying, I’m even thinking about joining "Liars Anonymous" just to go to a meeting and tell them I am really happy to be here.
Bottle courtesy shrubber85. Banana, wheat malt aroma. Clear copper with a large, quickly dissipating head. Wheat, banana, spice, and a very pleasant acidity in the flavor. Quite carbonated medium body. Very nice and refreshing. mrjaxson (641) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pours to a puffy white head over a slightly used copper-penny color. The aroma is green apples right away, then yeast as it settles. Medium carbonation makes it tingle on the tongue, with a mix of sweet and sour tastes. Tart apples reappear to dominate the finish, which is lengthy and pleasant. This was a good last bottle to add to a recent mixed six pack.
Efeswasmy1st (15) - LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Poured from bottle into pint glass.
Aroma is heavy on banana, clove, some vanilla Similar to their Dancing Man Wheat.
Appearance is outstanding. Pour amber orange, and a frothy tan foam so thick was similar to a root beer float.
Taste has a medium sweetness and lightly sour.
Palate is light in body, slick and fizzy on the tongue.
Fun, different than average fall/winter beer.
Chel (33) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2012
This is a deep fox red with a tangy and bittersweet taste and is the best Krystal Weisen out there. It has complex flavor characteristics. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
12 oz. bottle. The pour yields a clear, dark, brassy-golden shade that is really quite unique. Robust streams of bubbles effervesce constantly, feeding a moderately sized, dense cap of off-white foam. Lasting a good while, the head leaves behind rounded, foamy flares and meandering, sudsy bubbles. The nose is decidedly fruity, showing loads of banana esters over a creamy, whipped, wheaty base. Banana bread comes to mind. Clove brings a nice spice bite over the underlying malty sweetness. The flavor follows suit, primarily sweet and doughy up front, with plenty of banana character. A quick, sharp snap of acidity comes through, not at all tart or out of place, but drying and fresh. It is what distinguishes this brew as a Kristallweizen (aside from the appearance, of course). Clove is distinct and peppery, but not overpowering. The palate is more substantive than I’d expect, showing some residual sugars, but again ending with a dry, snappy finish. Overall, a solid, sessionable brew. Probably the best Kristal I’ve had to date, by a good margin, again proving that nobody does German style wheat beers in this country better than Dan Carey. Still not a favorite style of mine. jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle, pours dirty copper, a bit of haze. Big, billowy white head. Nose is yeasty, with spice and bits of clove. Good bready mouthfeel, with more hints of clove, slight banana, and an herbal aftertaste. Amazingly flavorful for the strength. Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2012
12oz bottle 2/24/12-42° in Weizen Glass-Pours a clear amber iwth a big off white head. Aroma of wheat, banana,clove, cinnamon, and slight hops. Taste of the same with a little bit of a floral taste coming thru. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth. Great brew.