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Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
81
good

208 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
US import name "Erdinger Weissbier Crystal Clear"

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-11-2002)
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kojevergas

Texas

1.95/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle into Erdinger Weisbier pint glass (how apt!). My bottle displays its name as simply "Kristall", but the ABV and labels match.

A: Pours a hazy but transparent yellow-gold with a thin head of fair retention and little cream. Generally appealing.

Sm: Musty one-note scent of malted barley. A poor aroma, but thankfully a light one.

T: As lacking as the smell. One empty open to a single generic note of barley with a lacking finish. Poorly balanced and poorly constructed. A bit of vanilla on the finish - strange for this style.

Mf: Lumpy. No joke. Far too heavy on the tongue for how little flavour its taste contains. A bit overcarbonated. Too smooth. It's almost got the thickness of syrup without the sweetness. Alarmingly dense. By far the worst part of this beer (and hitherto the worst characteristic of any Erdinger brew I've ever tasted). There's a hint of coarseness on the finish which is kind of nice.

Dr: Won't buy it again, won't have it again, won't speak of it again. A damned disappointment for Erdinger. Not bad tasting, just empty. It should be said that it hides its ABV well, however

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 20:00:22 | More by kojevergas
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Tagsg

California

2/5  rDev -44.1%

01-26-2012 02:06:33 | More by Tagsg
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.13/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is a disappointment. A real yawner from an otherwise very good brewery. In removing the yeast they've also removed all the rest of the character. Almost no aroma, very little flavor. Light head and very little lace. The body isn't too good either. Very sharp hard carbonation in the mouth. It's just beer. That's it and that's that.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2007 01:49:34 | More by drpimento
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magictrokini

California

2.35/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This tastes like a German's take on a Bud Light with more wheat. Pours fizzy yellow with an oversized white head. Corn, wheat, sugar, and metal in the aroma. Wheat with very little bubblegum and clove flavors which quickly disappear for a lager-like finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2008 22:36:10 | More by magictrokini
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.4/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tastes more lagery than anything like a wheat beer, their regular wheat isn't that flavourful anyway, so why the hell would you want to drink a filtered version of it, kind of tasted a bit artificial aswell.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2002 01:47:09 | More by rastaman
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

10-07-2013 21:23:09 | More by Whiskeydeez
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BeerManDan

California

2.58/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

After pouring this brew in a glass it had a golden hue with tight white foam. After that it was all down hill. Where was the wheat? It had no bitter taste, but it like drinking a type of lager with no flavor. Pleasent after taste, but after taste of what? First and last time! Where's the Wheat??????

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2002 13:40:56 | More by BeerManDan
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BierStein711

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into weizen
Four finger soapy head, and just like they say, "crystal clear."

Smell: malt, not much else

Taste: Barely anything except wet grass.

Mouthfeel: Watery!!

This is the weakest beer in Erdinger's portfolio. I wouldn't recommend it. Try Urweisse or the Dunkel, if you want something different. I may try this again, but only if on tap.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 21:45:43 | More by BierStein711
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow/ripe banana color with clear edges and a 2.5 finger fizzy bubbly head that slowly dissolves. This bear isn't very "clear" at all actually. It's a little less hazy than a regular German wheat beer but is still kind of dark and cloudy.

Earthy aroma with subtle hops, citrus peel, clove and ripe banana aroma. All of these scents are very faint and much less prominent than in other German wheat beers. Kind of smells like a bland version of the style with some dirt thrown in.

Pretty carbonated for the style that adds a pleasant effervescence. Watered down light body with slight earthy hops and citrus peel. Decent amount of clove spice and a good amount of ripe banana.

This beer is a bland version of a style that I usually love. Kind of disappointing really but good for pounding down in the warmer months.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 06:19:16 | More by corby112
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patre_tim

China

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-26-2014 01:57:16 | More by patre_tim
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jgammoniv

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

05-15-2013 01:07:08 | More by jgammoniv
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bubseymour

Maryland

2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- beautiful golden clear body with billowy head and mots of carbonation

S- Malthus and a little skunky. Smells like a euro lager.

T- hmmm this one is tough to rate. Some malt and grain notes. Some weird off taste in the back of my pallet that I cant distinguish except its not pleasant.

M- acceptable for the style

O- disappointed with this german offering. Don't care to try again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 00:35:36 | More by bubseymour
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brantadid

New Jersey

2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured clear and light yellow color. Nice inch and a half white head. Diminished quickly with next to no lacing.

Smells like bread or dough. Very faint however.

Tastes like yeast and faint banana. Not much depth of flavor. Very short finish.

Moderate carbonation and a very thin mouthfeel.

I might drink this beer after mowing my lawn on a really hot day, but that is about the only time.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2007 02:26:06 | More by brantadid
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Side-by-side comparison with their hefeweizen... half-liter German bottle, unpasteurized with a near-expired freshness date. The beer is crystal-clear gold, with lots of carbonation and three fingers of white head that retains well and laces nicely. Lightly sweet in the nose, with fruits, bubblegum and hints of wheat. The flavor is very fruity, with bubblegum, bready malts, and some late grassy hops. It has a light, dry, not-quite-tingly body that leaves a short finish. Interesting - tastes decent but doesn't really remind me a whole lot of a kristall. As to the comparisons with the hefe, this one looks much better, but the other tastes more authentic. Neither are great, and they both garnered the same score (granted for different reasons), but the prices are low enough to consider sampling them.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 20:40:42 | More by mmmbeer
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merlin48

Kentucky

2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle pours a beautiful clear canary color with a huge, rocky, white head that sticks around forever before fading to ring and sheet lacing. Very impressive to view. Aroma is, well, hmmm. If there is an aroma, it's faint hints of grass and pale malts. Mouthfeel is average, being light bodied and very carbonated. Taste is puzzling. Basically, there is none to speak of, other than faint lemony citrus, wheat, and something metallic. It's very refreshing, for sure, and is easily drinkable with no offnotes. Very disappointing considering how impressive it looks in the glass. I could easily guzzle a few of these, if I were thirsty, but I could satisy my thirst a lot cheaper with Miller Lite or water.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2004 21:45:21 | More by merlin48
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monkeybeer

California

2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a clear golden yellow, with a large foamy white head and light lacing
S- A slight fruit smell and somewhat bready.
T/M- Taste starts out like a lager with a hops and malt, but finishes with a wheat aftertaste. The beer seems to be a little overly carbonated.
D- This was not bad; I have others from the brewery that was better. Would not turn it down, but would not go out and buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 02:32:08 | More by monkeybeer
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Vibrant pale gold pour, with a large but quickly fading head.
Light aroma, hints of pears and banana, some spicy noble hops, but really quite faint.
Flavours are similarly faint, some bready wheat and the slightest banana, with some grainy malt creeping in as well.
Carbonation is way over the top. Very prickly.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 09:09:03 | More by CrazyDavros
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HalfFull

California

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a weizen glass. Pours a clear golden straw with a full inch plus of soapy white head. Head settles slowly and throws off some good lacing.

Nose has wheat and yeast on the nose but is otherwise lacking for the style. A bit of ripe banana exists but is well hidden and subtle and comes with a bit of cloaking malts. A perky carbonation continues. Some noble hops and wheat hide a lager like sense. Feel is more full bodied however giving the beer a decent feel and drink. Unexciting in the taste department, this beer is a bit of a wanderer. Think Weihenstephaner.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 06:59:18 | More by HalfFull
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-03-2013 10:12:49 | More by AnitaBrewski
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-28-2014 06:45:22 | More by KevMo84
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Luiz0930

California

3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-31-2013 07:11:00 | More by Luiz0930
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John_Squires

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-08-2013 01:06:37 | More by John_Squires
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-25-2014 16:58:46 | More by Shandycan
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-15-2011 09:28:24 | More by Thehuntmaster
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-16-2014 03:04:59 | More by Fettpopps
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Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar from Erdinger Weissbräu
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