RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Alehouse exclusive. An American style light bodied wheat ale that is refreshingly flavorful. Crystal wheat ale was inspired by Pyramid’s first beer in 1984 the wheaten ale, which was the first year round wheat beer brewed in America since prohibition

2-Row Pale Barley, Malted Wheat

Liberty, Tettnager, Hersbrucker

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boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Bottle... Not much going for this beer. Poured pale straw with a tiny white head that diminished right away. Aroma of cereal grains and malt. Way too much carbonation that made want to either spit it out or swallow it immediately. Mostly sweet malt flavors and hint of tart wheat characters.

19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Suprising wheaty malt body that - lots of sour yeast products with a heavy dose of banana and light spice. Somewhat floral with a very dry finish that was punctuated with a soapy residue. For a hot summer day: Take it or leave it - I think I’ll leave it.

Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Bottle labeled Crystal Wheat Ale, and tagged an American Wheat Ale. Touch of wheat and clove in the aroma, but not much there. Pours a clear light amber with about half an inch of white head. The flavor is more hops then wheat. Bitter notes, touch of pith, and the barest hint of wheat. Very light mouthfeel. Not bad, but not the first thing I’d reach for.

BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Taster - Washington Brewers Festival - Kenmore, WA
Aroma – Huge wheat aroma. Banana and grapefruit lingering.
Appearance – Golden in color, Big haze with a thin head.
Flavor – Deep hazy wheat beer with a deep fruit flavor of grapefruit and banana crisp flavors.
Palate – Good Mouthfeel, nice texture with a dry wheat finish.
Overall – A very nice wheat ale that would be perfect for the hot summer days. This did have too much sediment. Can lead to headaches.

jake65 (3944) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Bottle: Pale golden color with a short lived white head. Dusty, grassey, and light malty aroma. Taste is dusty with light bits of wheat and even a little bit of florls. A little soapy in the tail.

BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Bottle: Pours a hazy copper color with light white head. The nose is lightly malty with some light wheat and husk; vague malt comes across as citrus. Yeasty flavor and a thin body. Lacking in pretty much every category that a hefeweizen excels in.

ChainGangGuy (4896) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a small, thinning, white head. Smell: Altogether mild aroma of wheat, light citrus, and an even lighter yeastiness. Taste: Weak wheat malt taste with a medium sweetness. Hint of citrus fruit. Slight yeastiness. Faintly floral hoppiness with tiny amount of bitterness. Clean, drying finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation, though a bit prickly. Drinkability: We got a real snoozer on our hands here, but I guess it could be worse.

drpimento (3672) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Wellllll.............. It’s ok, I guess. It’s just that the other wheat beers taste so much better. I don’t know what the purpose of this style is. Kinda like a macro on steroids or somethin. Looks like em too. Pale clear golden color. Fizzy. A tad bitter. Not that great in the mouth. Ditto finish. Just not a huge fan of this kinda beer.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Name: Crystal Wheat Ale
Date: 06/06/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head,
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma with a touch of fruity character and light floral hops,
Flavor: light sweet malt flavor, touch of earthy bitterness, light wheat character, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *+/4

phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2008
This brew pours a clear golden colour with an initially large fluffy white head. Lots of carbonation, great retention in the head but zero lacing. Aroma is of honey, malt and potatoes. Taste is full on the palate, semi sweet and fruity forward with soft honey and raspberries.

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