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Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar - Erdinger Weissbräu

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222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website

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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

szmnnl99, Mar 25, 2012
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no8, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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2/5  rDev -44%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

tclapper, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Kahlerbock, Dec 15, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

DeutschesBier, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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4/5  rDev +12%

rekel, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16%

Thehuntmaster, Nov 15, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev +5.9%

Pours a clear bright gold body with a smallish white head that is held aloft for a long time by highly active carbonation that gives the whole beer a very lively appearance. Aromas and and taste are perfectly aligned: predominantly grainy (but nearly as "wheaty" as the average hefeweizen) with very gentle hops. Lightly sweet, but overall just not very interesting to dissect. Its strongest point is its texture, which starts off tingly before breaking into a creamier mass of bubbles.

droomyster, Nov 03, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

A - Poured a golden straw colour with a white frothy head that hangs around with nice lacing on glass.

S - Citrus aromas, banana and cloves with some lemon.

T - Citus flavours, banana, cloves and some apples

M - Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation

O - A good beer that is very refreshing for a summer afternoon.

PolarBear3, Oct 27, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%

From my beer journal. Originally reviewed on June 7, 2011.

A: Straw light gold color. Extremely clear. Fluffy light white head with nice lacing. 1 finger sticks around.

S: Cloves and lemons with some nice malts.

T: Cloves and citrus dominate. Light wheaty flavor. Actually has a bit of a bite on the tail end.

M: Light body, but not as carbonated as weihenstephaner.

O: Not bad, but I prefer Weihenstephaner if I had to pick a Kristalweizen

tony223366, Oct 17, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +12.9%

Deep gold, huge white head steadily shrinks to rich, foamy ring, some lace.

Aroma is lots of fruity grain, apple, light yeasty bread dough, light herb and hint of mineral.

Taste is light, crisp fruity grain, dough, apple, apple peel, hints of herb, lemon and mineral – all very light and ultimately mostly dominated by mineral, apple and hint of grassy citrus, with the finish being mostly mineral and apple. It has a nice, zesty feel, is light and crisp. Character is light and rather simple, but it’s very pleasant and drinkable, with enough body and character to keep it going.

Offa, Apr 27, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +4.5%

Darnk from my Eridinger Weizen glass

A - Pours a clear golden straw colour wotha white frothy head that retains well and leaves lacing on the glass.

S - Malts, clove and banana

T - Citrus up front with some light bread and malt present, finishes with a little bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

O - Highly drinkable Kristalweizen

eric5bellies, Apr 17, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured from the bottle into a mug at Biergarten Haus DC.

Giant head off the pour just like a Hefeweizen that is white and thick. Big retention almost rock hard but gets a little soapy. Good looking carbonation from the bottom, pale gold/straw body with good sticky lacing while drinking. Yup this looks good.

Bouquet is kind of small but good. Small malts it seems but typical lemon and banana. THis seems also a little powdery and dry.

Taste and feel is a little bit gaseous and off putting. Big prickly carbonation masking some of the banana flavor, crispness dry cracker a little but mostly gaseous on the finish.

Overall it seems okay to me but not something I'd want to have again.

smakawhat, Apr 16, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev +0.3%

500ml bottle poured into an Erdinger weizen glass by freshness date.

The pour produces transparent bright gold color with thick frothy white head and with good retention. It falls to thin foamy layer and leaves some patches of lace along the glass-side, rather high carbonation.

Malt predominates with akin breadiness, subtle on banana, yeast and clove yet with a hint of floral.

Light on fruity ester, malt is there with a sharp wheat and a bready sweet. Citrus zest moderately flares along with ghost-like bitterness from hop and some spice from clove. Finish is sweet by a clean maltiness.

The body is medium, smooth mouthfeel with a stellar crisp from lively carbonation, dry and clean finish.

It’s a pretty good brew that still have some vitality and gusto even being filtered.

Everydayoff, Apr 13, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev -3.9%

Best before 9-2011.

Poured into a pilsner: Transparent apple juice yellow with plenty of small, fast nucleation bubbles. Shiny. Four fingers of sudsy, large-beaded head with some nice rising action.

Never would have guessed this was a wheat by the smell: slighty mineral, musty lager smell with a little apple & lemon tartness.

Taste follows suit, like a cross between a mild apple cider or even sparkling apple juice & a basement-y helles. Some sugars in the aftertaste, but with a dry, seltzer kind of center.

Active, crisp & a little tingly, not too far from champagne. A little on the sharp side, but not too bad.

Reminded me a lot of some Euro pale lagers I've had, & again with a character not unlike champagne. I miss the smooth creaminess of a traditional hefe, though this will do. Nothing too challenging about it, easy enough to drink, though I'm not sure I'd jump at the chance to try it again.

OneDropSoup, Mar 28, 2011
Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar from Erdinger Weissbräu
81 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.