Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar - Erdinger Weissbräu
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1.95/5 rDev -45.5%
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
01-16-2011 20:00:22 | More by kojevergas
2.13/5 rDev -40.5%
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.
09-15-2007 01:49:34 | More by drpimento
2.35/5 rDev -34.4%
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.
12-08-2008 22:36:10 | More by magictrokini
2.58/5 rDev -27.9%
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??????
08-23-2002 13:40:56 | More by BeerManDan
2.68/5 rDev -25.1%
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.
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.
06-07-2012 21:45:43 | More by BierStein711
2.68/5 rDev -25.1%
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.
09-25-2009 06:19:16 | More by corby112
2.8/5 rDev -21.8%
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.
07-13-2012 00:35:36 | More by bubseymour
2.8/5 rDev -21.8%
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.
11-07-2007 02:26:06 | More by brantadid
2.8/5 rDev -21.8%
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.
04-21-2008 20:40:42 | More by mmmbeer
2.9/5 rDev -19%
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.
02-06-2004 21:45:21 | More by merlin48
2.9/5 rDev -19%
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.
02-19-2008 02:32:08 | More by monkeybeer
2.95/5 rDev -17.6%
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.
11-26-2009 09:09:03 | More by CrazyDavros
3/5 rDev -16.2%
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.
08-25-2009 06:59:18 | More by HalfFull
Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar from Erdinger Weissbräu
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