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Franziskaner Club-Weisse Kristalklar - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 15
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website

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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-10-2012 19:25:18 | More by innominat
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-21-2012 15:40:58 | More by mk66
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-09-2012 15:58:30 | More by supermeniscus
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-25-2012 13:24:54 | More by petluo
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-27-2012 21:25:44 | More by substanceD
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-17-2012 16:12:14 | More by strongaf
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-17-2012 14:49:44 | More by Kahlerbock
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-14-2012 05:07:53 | More by tclapper
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-30-2011 14:05:14 | More by cdwil
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

12-28-2011 17:00:57 | More by kmwilson76
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-03-2011 17:24:30 | More by deapokid
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-01-2011 20:09:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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5/5  rDev +34%

11-19-2011 03:26:31 | More by inbierveritas
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New York

4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at the International Great Beer Expo, Rock Hill, NY.

Poured a thick head, clear dark yellow. Minor lacing. Hoppy aroma. A very pleasant weisse, banana and molasses hints. Excellent mouthfeel.

A very good session beer. Will definitely order again.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 20:51:58 | More by Nascartailgatefa
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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

.5 liter bottle with a best by date of 01/2012. My Dad brought this back for me from his recent trip to Germany.

A - Pours a pale straw, light-golden color with a billowy white head even from an easy pour. Well carbonated.

S - The nose is spicy cloves, muted banana notes, and slightly grainy.

T - I know this sounds uninformative and probably redundant, but the taste is like a very "clean" Hefeweizen. Light phenolic clove flavors, mild banana, and a dry yeasty finish.

M - Crisp light/medium bodied beer. Prickly carbonation.

D - Nice quality, low-alcohol, easy drinker for the summer time.

I've had plenty of Hefeweizen's in my day, but this is my first Kristalweizen. While this is a great brew, I still prefer the unfiltered "dirty" Hefe's. Glad to have tried this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 23:41:38 | More by kevinv
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at the Chicago Brauhaus.

Poured from the bottle into a Bitburger pilsner glass.

The color was a nice cloudy orange with a nice two fingers of foamy white head and some slight lacing on the glass.

The smell is a nice wheaty flavor. Some solid fruit flavor is making the nose seem nice and light. Some banana and a touch of pear. Some nice malty sweetness is there as well.

The taste was a bit more banana and had a good clove flavor that had me thinking of some earthy flavor. The malt is there for a while and it makes this beer a bit sweet then leads into a mild hop finish that stays just sec and then is gone.

The feel of this beer is pretty smooth and really enjoyable. It has a way of going down before you really notice it is done. It has just the right amount of aftertaste then lets go like it wasn't even there. It is really refreshing and was my favorite beer of the night.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 03:33:17 | More by Duhast500
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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours crystal clear gold with a huge lasting head.
Nose shows grassy and floral European hops with lots of doughy wheat and some soft spicy phenols.
Flavours include light fruit (pears and white grapes) and doughy wheat. Finishes with a hint of lemon and a very mild bitterness.
Carbonation is nice and high. Body seems a little watery.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 11:02:47 | More by CrazyDavros
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New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - golden yellow w/ white head, decent lacing, falls slowly

Aroma - citrus, orange, banana, grass(?)

Taste - banana up front, carmel in the back. with less spice than the hefe. disagree w/ other reviewers who report a lingering bitterness - i get a nice sweet aftertaste with a bit of wheat/hay.

Mouthfeel - medium to high carbonation but not too much, pretty light and sharp.

Drinkability - excellent, refreshing beer on a hot day. I found it went really well with spicy food.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 18:02:15 | More by gwijthoff
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one's yellowish-gold. Carbonation is lively and keeps the head pretty well. Some thin lacing is left in a few spots.
There's almost all wheat on the nose, with a little bit of a light citrus and banana. A gentle spice is just perceptible.
The flavor is pretty much the same, with a fairly strong wheat base complimented by citrus, a subtle pepper nip, soft clove and a light malt underlying.
The mouthfeel is crisp with a bit of smoothness. The body is light to medium and carbonation is on the heavy side of moderate.
This is a nice, refreshing wheat beer that i could drink a few more of.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 18:50:18 | More by Brenden
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3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Chilled bottle poured into a Franziskaner glass.

Bright gold in color with lively effervescent bubbles flowing up towards a creamy thick head with solid retention.

Nose is strong with wheat as one would expect from a wheat based brew. Summer fruits and banana notes come through too.

Taste is strong with the fleshy wheat taste and peppered with sweet malt and citrus notes. Whilst in the mouth the beer is crisp and medium bodied with healthy carbonation.

Good fresh beer that would couple well with shell fish

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 12:44:25 | More by SleepyMonk
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Regular German half liter bottle with a freshness month and year on the front. Pours the nice sharp traditional filtered Krystal color. Frothy yet sharp head with good retention. Professional grade look. Semi-vigorous bubbles, moving quickly to the top.

Smell: Sharp clove notes with a some what estery back drop. Reaches back into the nose. Slight detection of the hops.

Taste: Sweet, clove taste ever present with a nice back drop to the hops. Feels like a good summer style beer. Good sweet after taste.

Mouthfeel: A bit sharp but not heavy in the least not a challenge to drink nor does it feel like you are drinking your meal. Good flavor with a nice notes to it.

Drinkability: Good beer, all around. Made professionally and you can taste it. Not the sweetest example of a Krystal but good none the less.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2008 16:25:06 | More by JCBears
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3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Absolutely cristaline clean yellow colour, as usual, an enormous head that leaves a nice lace.it's just like the non-filtered Franziskaner Hefe, but lighter. Aroma of bananas, pears, melon and cloves. Taste of the same fruits, maybe some spice. Good, but if you've tried the Hefe Weissbier first... it's not the same.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2008 21:37:29 | More by janubio
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3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Cloudy pale yellow (because of an agressive bartender pour) which yeilded a large frothy head. Thehead dissapated quick to fine lacing.
S-Pleasing sweetness slight bannana
T-Sweet taste a tad remanicent of a hefe but better.
D- Good drinkability, a session beer to say the least. Yummy.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 21:54:42 | More by johnnyirishman
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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden straw colour with a big fluffy white head of roughly 2 inches that slowly falls away to a thin whisp.
S - Light spicy notes backed up by some banana and citrus fruit notes.
T - Like the smell but with a strong wheat malt presence as well.
M - Fairly light bodied with a medium carbonation.
D - Not the most interesting beer going around but certainly a nice, well balanced wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2007 10:56:47 | More by brendan13
Franziskaner Club-Weisse Kristalklar from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
84 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.