Rieser Kristall-Weizen | Ankerbräu Nördlingen

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Rieser Kristall-WeizenRieser Kristall-Weizen
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Brewed by:
Ankerbräu Nördlingen
Germany | website

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 03-06-2010

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by ChrisCage:
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4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A- The bottle has a twist off cap, similar to an old style pop bottle, which I haven't seen before. Upon the initial pour, there is a very white head, that isn't super thick and it is very fizzy around the edges. There is lots of fine carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass as well. The color is a very clear light gold and there is some modest sticky lacing clinging to the glass.

S- The overall aroma has some of the usual citrus notes but also contains a deeper fruity aroma, mainly of bananas. Further in, there is some drier biscuit and grainy smells that are complimented by a modest hop bitterness. It smells clean.

T- The overall flavors are crisp and mild. The banana fruitiness is very noticeable, and I usually eat a banana a day so it's not hard to pick this out. There is also some sweeter wheat and barley malt flavors noticeable. The finish is a mix of slight floral and more dominant leafy bitterness. A very nicely balanced beer in terms of flavor.

M- The body is on the thin side...normally I wouldn't like this as much, but in this case, the watery body accentuates the crispness of the flavors. The carbonation is very fine and zippy, scrubbing the palate really well.

D- This is probably one of the best wheat beers that I've had. The overall character is light and mild, but with enough flavor to keep anyone interested. This is a perfect warm weather beer and I would love to have this on the patio with grilled fish and salad! I recommend this to anyone!

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - this offering is pretty new to Alberta, and seemingly to Beer Advocate as well, it would appear.

This beer pours a very slightly hazy, medium golden straw hue, with one zaftig finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and soapy bone-white head, which dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a mere ring of sudsy lace around the glass for its effort.

It smells of dry banana chip esters, softly sweet wheat malt, meaty yeast, faint muddled citrus notes, and perhaps a bit of light white pepper spice. The taste is gritty barley and wheat malt, some mild banana and citrus fruity essences, yenta-like yeast, and a debut of some faintly floral and earthy noble hops.

The carbonation is a bit on the high side, what with its Panzer-esque piercing frothiness, the body a stoic middleweight, and generally smooth, all owing to the robust inherent fruitiness. It finishes clean and rather dry, yet with a bit of that pithy banana and citrusy fruit character persisting.

My German isn't very prolific, so all I can discern about this beer from the label is its Bavarian origins, and adherence to that region's (in)famous purity law of 1516. What I can say is that this, being my first Kristalweizen, is a nicely restrained version of a hefeweizen, mostly relying on subtly to get its point across. Overall - enjoyable and quite drinkable to my English-Canadian speaking and drinking palate.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - clear golden with 2 fingers white soapy head retaining well, some light lacing
S - a very leafy grassy hop scent, some light metallic type notes, along with grainy toasty malts, classic bavarian
T - grassy with light banana yeast notes, the metallic quality is almost not in the taste, and light florals on the finish
M - medium carbonation, a light and easy drinking body, leaves a slight tingle on the tounge
D - this is a very easy drinking classic german beer, the only way to describe it is well rounded in every aspect, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts

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Photo of wordemupg
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into pint glass april21 2010

A clear straw yellow with some very tiny particles I wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't held it up to the light, very little carbonation I'm talking one bubble per second popping up from the bottom of the glass, unusual in this aspect. fast falling thumbs width of head left no lace

S lots of banana and wheat not much else

T again banana is quite easy to pick out along with some cornflakes

M not sure where this carbonation came from but it's enough to give it a slightly creamy feel

D decent beer for this warm day, sinks pretty quick and with the low booze I could drink a few of them without worries

don't know much about this brewery and this style is something I don't see much of either, I also can't think of another beer that has this resealable twist of cap I see here

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Photo of Shadman
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Resealable twist off...the only brewer I've seen so far using it.

Light straw colour, crystal clear ( hence the name) with a nice bone white head, great retention even cold out of the fridge. Lot's of fine bubbles tising from the centre.

Bready wheat amlts with a nice, subtle banana aroma.

Crisp start with very nice malt and banana flavour with a hint of pepper spice thrown in. Finish is dry and crisp with a slight clove spiciness.

body is a nice medium, maybe a tad high on the carbonation end, but still works well with the crisp taste.

Hope this one sticks around as it is going to be killer good once it gets hot. Best Krstalweizen I've tried yet...

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Rieser Kristall-Weizen from Ankerbräu Nördlingen
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