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Rieser Kristall-Weizen - Ankerbräu Nördlingen

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 6
Avg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ankerbräu Nördlingen
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Style | ABV
Kristalweizen | 5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: biboergosum on 03-06-2010

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 6
Reviews by ChrisCage:
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4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
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 -20.2%

Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pretty new to Alberta, and seemingly to BA as well...

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden straw hue, with one finger of soapy white head, which dissipates quickly, leaving a ring of lace in its wake. It smells of banana esters, soft sweet wheat, and a bit of light pepper. The taste is barley and wheat malt, some mild banana and citrus essences, and faint floral hops. The carbonation is bit on the high side, the body medium weight, a bit fruity, and it finishes clean and dry, a bit of fruitiness 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 famous purity law of 1516. What I can say, is that this, being my first kristalweizen, is a nice restrained version of a hefeweizen, relying on subtly to get its point across. Enjoyable and quite drinkable to my English-speaking palate.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
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 -5.1%
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 +6.4%
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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