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Schöfferhofer Kristallweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

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Schöfferhofer KristallweizenSchöfferhofer Kristallweizen

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2002)
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Reviews by jhtipton:
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jhtipton

Spain

3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Limited time offer at the PX in Korea. I don't recall ever getting that much head out of a bottle of beer. Slightly fruity and sweet. Very drinkable kristal. Drank out of a pint weizen glass and although I poured carefully started off with about 4" of light foam. It dissipated quickly and did not attach to glassware. Would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 23:43:03 | More by jhtipton
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renatopi

Serbia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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California

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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Fatehunter

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2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear light straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice wheat smell with some notes of banana.
The flavor is weak. A little metallic, inappropriate bitterness in the middle. Wanders.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The taste was a letdown.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 07:50:20 | More by Fatehunter
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gnikola

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-28-2013 16:30:04 | More by gnikola
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jeiiVP

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-06-2013 15:36:29 | More by jeiiVP
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doktorhops

Australia

2.98/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well it's about time I reviewed the Schöfferhofer Kristallweizen. To be honest I probably never would have gotten around to this had my local not run out of its Hefeweizen brother, it being a staple in my fridge, and I having a particularly strong craving for wheat beer after 1 long month of abstinence. But here we are and lucky for Schöfferhofer Kristallweizen that there was no Hefe to slake a mighty thirst.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a stein.

A: First thing noticed, apart from the clear golden body, is the 3 inch white head that wont quit... for a gentle pour that's insane, and disappointing Hoff.

S: The biggest reason I'm personally not a fan of Kristallweizens is because of they lack the flavour and aroma of the Hefes, and this one is no different; the light clove/banana aroma with a hint of bread yeast and the slight grassy hops make this a bit of an insipid experience.

T: Much the same as the aroma, flavour is a light clove/banana/yeast affair. There is a sour yeast/bitter hops palate in the finish, but overall it's boring and uninspired. The grassy note, which you wouldn't get in a Hefe, is a cumbersome reminder of a Lager flavour that is best avoided.

M: Missing the creamy mouthfeel of the Hefe as well, this Kristal is gassy and mid to light bodied.

D: Overall a disappointment. When you consider that the Hefe is only $1.50 more expensive for a six pack and miles better in flavour, aroma and mouthfeel it's a bit of a no-brainer which one to buy. I would avoid this one. You have been warned.

Food match: Kristals tend to be a lighter palate Weizen, with this one there is a Lager grass note thrown into the mix so the food match has a bit more scope. I would see this working well with light BBQ fare more than anything else; grilled steak/sausage, coleslaw and potato salad.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 09:23:54 | More by doktorhops
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djura

Serbia

3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Lots of bubbles at first. Yellow color. Almost no foam.
S-Mostly pale malt with some fruits, apple mostly.
T/M-Bitter aftetaste, crisp and refreshing. Grains in the mouth.
Malty. Medium carbonation. I am missing whet in the taste.

O-Decent. Classic German pilsener.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 19:07:00 | More by djura
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-09-2013 03:02:43 | More by stampfler07
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magpieken

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-02-2013 15:39:44 | More by magpieken
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

05-27-2013 03:36:10 | More by pin
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-31-2013 20:32:49 | More by safaricook
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delta490

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 500ml bottle into an Imperial Pint glass (it's all I've got that fits the bottle). Pours a moderate gold with a big creamy white head that lingers on and left some lacing. This might be entirely due to my chosen glassware. Aroma is nice, but somewhat underwhelming, with notes of fruity esters, a slight whiff of banana and a little spice. The taste is about the same. It has a nice mouthfeel, not to thin or thick and just a little tickle of carbonation. A solid, well-above-average weizen.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 07:16:54 | More by delta490
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Alex-by

Belarus

4/5  rDev +14%

02-10-2013 18:17:10 | More by Alex-by
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MenInVen

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-12-2013 23:24:45 | More by MenInVen
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FLima

Brazil

3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thick and persistent head on top of a nice bright golden color with lots of bubbles coming up. Good lacing as well. Aroma of cloves, banana, cereals, good intensity although it is kristallweizen.
Nice and different flavor, yeast and other expected tastes for a Weiss beer are less intense here, on the other hand you can better feel its malt and hop bitterness. I may have got some metallic notes, though.
Very light body with decent carbonation and small bubbles.
I liked the fact that this beer has in average a higher drinkability than other Weiss given it is a bit less sweet and you can better feel its bitterness and malts. Light beer for a summer day and to get some rest from traditional Weiss biers.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 18:21:52 | More by FLima
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev +14%

12-10-2012 19:24:53 | More by innominat
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

2.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle 5,0% ABV
Served chilled in a weizen glass.

Appearance: The body is crystal clear and very light golden in colour. A gentle pour yields a massive, fluffy, white head that lasts an absolute age and leaves some good lacing.

Smell: This actually smells quite nice for a kristalweizen! Pale malt dominates, with notes of malted wheat and fresh citrus also noted. As the beer warms, the traditional banana notes of a weissbier become apparent.

Taste: Blegh, the flavour falls a long way short of the nose! Very little flavour and quite watery - almost verging into macro lager territory! Warming yields some improvement with notes of pale grain, wheat and a little banana.

Mouthfeel: Light, watery body with a high level of rather harsh carbonation.

Overall: I think a bottle or two would go down quite well on a very hot day, but it is still not a beer I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 09:17:58 | More by Thehuntmaster
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-26-2012 19:36:51 | More by KimenTshom
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JGTorres


3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-24-2012 13:26:07 | More by JGTorres
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SpencerLanham

Turkey

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-11-2012 06:27:52 | More by SpencerLanham
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maviola

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-10-2012 21:13:02 | More by maviola
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Anacross

Texas

4/5  rDev +14%

06-01-2012 18:43:58 | More by Anacross
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TrevorWGrover

Germany

3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This extremely pale beer poured with a very thick, but fluffy, head. Retention was nothing spectacular, but respectable. The clarity was amazing to me but this the first Kristallweizen I had had. After learning that it was heavily filtered I was less impressed with the clarity.

There are a lot of aromas coming out of this beer. A lot of fruit, mostly banana I'd say. Very fresh smelling. Not getting much hops but a lot of pale malt fruity flavors and, of course, the typical wheat scents.

The taste is very smooth and very crisp. The banana fruit flavors are the most dominant in this fizzy, almost sparkling like a belgian-style, beer.

The mouthfeel is, again, fizzy and crisp.

Overall, a pretty good beer but nothing stand-out. I'd say about average in the style if I had to guess.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 21:57:44 | More by TrevorWGrover
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Schöfferhofer Kristallweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
80 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.