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Franconia Kristal-weizen - Franconia Brewing Company

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Franconia Kristal-weizen
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BA SCORE
82
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-05-2010)
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BJasny

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

06-27-2014 00:16:29 | More by BJasny
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allengarvin

Texas

4.19/5  rDev +16.4%

This bottle pours out a crystal clear light gold with a very small head. Lack of head retention counts for points off. However, the nose is really great for a kistralweizen--it smells just like their normal hefe, with fruity and highly phenolic notes, and a pleasant underlying slightly nutty maltiness. The flavor is also excellent. It's perhaps slightly subdued ester-wise from their normal weizen but the clovey spice is all there, with some crackery malt flavor. The body seems a little less carbonated and more watery.

Overall, this is one of the best Kristals I've ever had--it certainly has more weizen character than the German varieties we get, which seem to be aimed at blandness. This has real yeast character. I hope this becomes a standard item, since because of my gout, I've had to cut back on bottle-conditioned, unfiltered beers. And there are almost no good filtered German-style weizens out there.

07-09-2014 02:50:12 | More by allengarvin
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champ103

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +15.3%

A: Pours a perfectly clear and bright golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: Banana esters, citrus, and lemon aromas. Phenolic yeast and spice. A light grassy aroma and citrus hops. Very clean and sharp.
T: Follows the nose. Big citrus and lemon. Slightly tart even. Banana esters, phenols, and spice. Again very clean.
M/D: A light to medium body. Perfectly crisp, dry, and clean. This is incredibly refreshing and easy to drink. All day with this one.

Another really enjoyable and subtle hit from Franconia. It is great to have another brewery that creates well made and fresh German styles in the heart of Texas. Well done, and will know doubt be underrated here.

09-09-2010 01:59:17 | More by champ103
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-01-2012 03:05:19 | More by Danobold
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Hayden_Rhea

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-03-2013 02:58:50 | More by Hayden_Rhea
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armock

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

On tap at the Gingerman in Houston, TX on Oct 24, 2010

A - Poured a golden color with a white head that leaves lacing

S - Is of wheat with some lemon scents

T - Follows the nose with a wheat flavor and citrus

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

O - This is a pretty decent beer sure its not very exciting but its a good drinker with a good taste thats east to drink worth grabbing a pint if you see it around

12-03-2011 03:41:00 | More by armock
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Westyn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-24-2014 03:35:59 | More by Westyn
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-10-2014 17:27:23 | More by greenspointexas
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-06-2014 02:59:40 | More by kew
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crog7

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-23-2014 19:25:19 | More by crog7
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

Drank a pint at the Plano Gingerman.

The beer pours a clear golden yellow with a white head. The aroma is grain with some citrus and floral hops. The flavor is floral hops with some wheat, biscuit malt and lemons. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

07-05-2010 02:47:58 | More by Mora2000
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Northtexan

Texas

3.64/5  rDev +1.1%

08-19-2014 01:37:43 | More by Northtexan
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rtepiak

Poland

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%

a terrible looking beer that cleans up... come out a bit orange and nearly clear with a head of about a half of finger. not think bubbles. nice and hoppy quality and grit wheat malt. not as crisp as same as it seems to have an american hop malt quality. still something good but not as lean as i would like to see it. i would say more so an american crystal wheat with come wheat quality but not light in body. still happy to say something like this coming out of here though. thanks guys keep them coming.

08-02-2010 05:51:03 | More by rtepiak
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Bamarooster

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-23-2013 23:12:40 | More by Bamarooster
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-08-2013 00:32:20 | More by dmorgan310
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Mortarforker

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-27-2014 02:48:21 | More by Mortarforker
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kds2437

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-02-2014 01:04:03 | More by kds2437
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-29-2014 00:28:37 | More by cdwil
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nloyless

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

08-31-2013 19:27:49 | More by nloyless
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dts311

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

08-03-2014 01:11:56 | More by dts311
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scm2787

Texas

2/5  rDev -44.4%

08-22-2012 16:35:43 | More by scm2787
Franconia Kristal-weizen from Franconia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.