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Sunthief Kristallweizen - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Sunthief Kristallweizen
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BA SCORE
87
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bfarr on 05-25-2010)
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4/5  rDev +2%

mdaschaf, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%

On tap at Black Raven.

A - Served a very light, clear yellow with a nice foamy cream-colored head. Bits of lacing were left on the glass.

S - Not much here. Some pilsner malt, and subtle spice.

T - Banana, lemon, spices, wheat.

D - Light body and good carbonation.

O - Light, crisp and refreshing. Good summertime beer.

HuskyinPDX, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

I had this on-tap in a pint glass at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: medium yellow hue with a very light haze and a somewhat lazy effervescence. Head is a thin layer of white foam. Not too bad!

Smell: lightly wheaty with just a hint of something piquant -- sour maybe. Not particularly strong in any case, though.

Taste: rather grainy right up front with a little bit of a sharpness around the edges; a refreshing wheaty character runs all the way through. Reminds me a lot more of an American-style pale wheat ale than a German weizen. Not bad, but not particularly exciting.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess for the style. Nothing to complain about here.

Overall: quite refreshing indeed. While the graininess is just a tad harsh up front, the wheaty character really smooths out the finish. Quite drinkable, but otherwise unremarkable.

flagmantho, Thursday at 08:03 PM
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a light, clear straw amber with a fine half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, wheat, light lemon and a hint of banana. Flavor is wheat, mild biscuit malt, light lemon and banana with a biscuit wheat finish. Starts slightly sweet, finishes semi-dry. Light bodied, but peppery carbonation creates a pleasant mouth feel. A nice weizen style beer that's great to have fresh from a brewery. I lean more towards unfiltered wheat beers, but this has lots of wheat flavor and nicely subtle citrus and fruit flavors. Flavor is a bit on the light side, but a refreshing light wheat beer I will revisit again.

LiquidAmber, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

strongaf, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Kurmaraja, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

dwagner003, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of RJLarse
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%

On tap at he Black Raven tap room. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is a straw gold color and crystal clear, with a small white head.

Smell is a sweet soft fruit aroma. Honeydew melon, and ripe banana.

Tastes like a Bavarian hefe. There is a cloves flavor and a faint banana taste. A very low hop profile on this one.

Mouthfeel is thin and clean. It may be a little watery. There is a bit of a dry finish.

Very drinkable and a good thirst quencher.

RJLarse, Jul 25, 2010
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4/5  rDev +2%

NickThePyro, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jmccraney, Jul 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

DOCRW, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Eighty, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

DaveMiller, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

HoppySeb, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

leedorham, May 28, 2013
Photo of Bfarr
3.88/5  rDev -1%

Sunthief is a clear golden yellow with a thin head and moderate lacing. There are aromas of honey, and a little wheat with a very tiny hint of clove. A crisp honey taste meets your lips first followed by pilsner malts, light wheat and a subtle hop bittering. A thin but very clean carbonated finish.

This is a very refreshing and tasty beer. The pilsner malts give it a little body and the finish is smooth. Great for a hot day or if you just want something light. I easily drank a 20oz glass before I knew it.

Bfarr, May 25, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

irishgreensoda, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Sound_Explorer, Friday at 03:36 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

iKrystin, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

TrojanRB, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

TwoTrees, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

ScreamForMe, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

distantmantra, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

beefandbean22, Nov 19, 2011
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Sunthief Kristallweizen from Black Raven Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.