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Franziskaner Club-Weisse Kristalklar - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Franziskaner Club-Weisse KristalklarFranziskaner Club-Weisse Kristalklar

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BA SCORE
84
good

125 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%


Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 07-06-2001)
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This a dull straw colored beer with a very big head that makes a proud showing the last. Champaigne carbonation looks really pretty. The aromas are citrus and very faint banana. This beer is very acidic on the palate and has a citrusy, spicy, character with subdued clove undertones and occasional berry notes. It is as if there is nothing to buffer the wheat "zip" anymore. Mouthfeel was thin and slightly astringent. I bet this would rock with lemon-baked fish.

This is my first kristal-weizen, but the style notes say it should be softer on the palate than hefe. That is not how I would describe this at all. You will note that I scored this beer highest on appearance. My guess is that is what it was bred for, in an effort to compete with Pilsner back in the day. While this is notably divergent from hefe in taste, I can't say I reccomend bothering with it unless you are a real freak for wheat beers of all stripes.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2006 01:26:27 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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kgrichards

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

03-30-2014 21:37:08 | More by kgrichards
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Straw color & crystal clear appearance. Crown is white, thick, close & lasting. Fresh bread, banana, clove aromas, spiced notes & phenolic touch. Crispy upfront & gentle creamy malty flavor. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Fresh bready hues in the middle & low herbal bitterness with spicy touch. Slight fruit & phenolic flavor arise to provide a sweet/malty finish with low acidity. Nice spot of the Style.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 00:55:21 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Vanz

Australia

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-28-2014 00:25:20 | More by Vanz
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danielfda

Italy

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

01-25-2014 22:13:46 | More by danielfda
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jmtpi

France

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-01-2014 09:55:25 | More by jmtpi
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-08-2013 15:12:39 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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Australia

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

10-28-2013 06:24:51 | More by djbx
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Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Franziskaner Weissbier Kristallkalr, Premium Weissbier. Nach Alter Brau Tradition. Alc. 5.0% by Vol.

Big, allowing chalk white head, tremendous lacing, with clear, golden coloring.

Aroma: ah, beautiful, fresh, lively, sweet, wheat-y aromatics. Lemon and lime zest, floral notes, lightly spicy. Just gorgeous.

Taste: more citrus notes, wheat-y texture. It's crisp, clean, and refreshing. Slides down seriously smoothly. But I know what I'm missing. Kristallweisses are fine and dandy, but I want the yeast. I want to see the cloudy look, and I want it to be in the flavor, as well.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 03:22:03 | More by feloniousmonk
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exonthebottle

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

10-16-2013 16:40:56 | More by exonthebottle
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

08-08-2013 21:24:35 | More by mpalestino
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Riik3

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Slovenia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -19.6%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Ireland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-21-2012 15:40:58 | More by mk66
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Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Franziskaner Club-Weisse Kristalklar from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
84 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.