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Kristale | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
blackravenbrewing.com

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beertunes on 06-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
pDev:
16.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of DOCRW
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of irishgreensoda
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.06/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a clear yellow with good carbonation and a small white head

S: Nose is pretty faint, some wheat and banana but thats about it

T: Tastes much lighter and much more muted on the flavors of banana and clove. Crisp and light.

M: Lighter bodied, crispness, taste falls flat on the end

D: Ok but not one to seek out. Go ahead and try the hefe.

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Photo of ScreamForMe
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Probably the weakest offering from Black Raven thus far. Had this one during late Spring as well.

Very unremarkable. Maybe they've improved this as I had it from the very first batch.

Reminded me of a watery macro to be completely honest. Needs improvement.

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3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at the Green Frog Cafe in Bellingham, WA. Poured a severe clear yellow with a big, fluffy white head that dissipated quickly, leaving no lacing.

As this is basically a filtered Hefeweizen, the expected banana and clove aromas are the most noticeable. The flavor profile is similar to hefe as well, with a sharpness that doesn't fit well with the others.

The body is on the thin side, sliding over the tongue without leaving much trace of it's passage. This a very drinkable beer, although I didn't find it enjoyable enough to have several of. Your mileage may vary.

As this is a style I'm unfamiliar with these scores are higher than I was inclined to give, not having any reference points. An OK beer from a solid new brewery, try it if you see it, but you don't need to seek it out.

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Kristale from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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