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Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
81
good

214 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | 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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HappyHourHero

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from a brown 500ml bottle. Thick white head, dissappeared after a few minutes. I really like the mouthfeel as the carbonation bubbles in your mouth. The beer is light golden in color. Its a pretty drinkable wheat beer, light in flavor with not much of an aftertaste.

07-25-2003 00:45:26 | More by HappyHourHero
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

Wow, I wasn't quite expecting this all the way around. Poured from a 500ml brown bottle with freshness date marked on back label. Very crystal clear golden in appearance, with a huge white foamy head for a fanfare, stuck around a long time, receded to a thin cap and left some great lacing. Not cloudy like an average wheat ale, but that would be because it's "kristall-klar". Crisp metallic nose on it, and the faintest scent of spice. Flavour is of sweet malt, some banana, hardly any trace of hops. Mouthfeel may be a little watery, but this is honestly one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had in my life. Could be trouble, but I'd almost be willing to welcome it. To think I couldn't even stand wheat beers some time ago....

07-03-2003 16:22:02 | More by IronDjinn
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nomad

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured a clear gold color. Had lots of carbonation on pour, but had none as it sat (lack of yeast is the reason, I suffice). Similar action with the head: lots on pour, small as it sits. Smelled of faint banana and cloves, but was mostly a straight wheat body. Taste was again faint banana and cloves, though mostly malt. Hearty in a light wheaty way. A very clean and clear taste with quite a creamy and dry finish.

Very drinkable, better than most pilseners in my opinion. But without the yeast this weisse is boring and without the classic benefits: none of the phenols, flavors, or hangover protection of a hefe-weisse. I guess it serves its purpose, a plain and simple throw-it-back beer.

04-03-2003 07:47:37 | More by nomad
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AudioGilz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

This beer is clear and pale, but a huge fluffy head forms. This is a highly drinkable brew, pretty refreshing. It's like a very mellow hefe-flavor in a way, but also very lager-like. It didn't excite me too much. I'd much rather drink a cloudy ass hefe-weizen. But this beer is worth a try.

03-10-2003 20:07:43 | More by AudioGilz
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Gusler

Arizona

3.43/5  rDev -4.2%

The beer pours a cloudless golden yellow to light amber color, the head impressive in size, frothy in texture and the lace nice thick clinging sheets to cover the glass. Malt dominated nose, with that refreshing spritzy citrus crisp and clean tone. Mostly malt at the front, slightly sweet, the top skinny in feel, the finish mellow in its acidity, pleasing in its hop spicy bite, dry lingering aftertaste, quite a refresher no matter the time of year.

12-30-2002 13:08:06 | More by Gusler
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Bright clear yellowish-straw with a pillowy creamy white head and very active carbonation. Light yeasty and grain aroma and taste. A bit restrained for the style. Light bodied, effervescent, and refreshing.

Very similar to the unfiltered version before that one is swirled (big difference is the color afterwards).

[16.9 oz bottle for $1.99]

12-16-2002 11:12:36 | More by RBorsato
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Todd

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +9.8%

Presentation: 0.5l bottle purchased and consumed in Berlin, Germany. Freshness date. "Die Prickelnde Frische" = "No Yeast For You" on the label, which is important to note.

Appearance: Poured into a proper Erdinger Weisbbier glass, it produced a crystal clear golden beer with a thick white foam head -- awesome stick and stay!

Smell: Clean overall, with light aromas of steel and grain. Mention of spice.

Taste: An even, medium body. Soft malt flavours and sweetness cradle a subdued fruity character. Very faint banana. Thin floral hop flavour with a citrus edge and touch of spice. Mineral character throughout the beer. Finish fades into a palatable dryness.

Notes: A helluva beer, and spot on for the style. A clean, clear, tasty and very drinkable wheat beer. Exactly what it should be.

10-27-2002 06:22:14 | More by Todd
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yen157

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%

Golden brew with a big, fluffy, white head that doesn't go away too soon. It had prickly carbonation, and like the name said, it was crystal clear. The beer was fairly dry up front and had a pretty substantial malt flavor with a hint of vanilla on finish. Also, there was just a little bit of hops for balance. Good beer.

09-24-2002 18:52:54 | More by yen157
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bditty187

Nebraska

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%

The complexity of this beer would be increased if there were yeast. Not to say the taste is one dimensional or bland, because the lemony, bubblegum, and vanilla flavors are reasonably enjoyable. But this beer could have used a spark. The nose was of banana, ultra subtle clove and malty wheat. It is a really, really light (not watery) beer to drink. If a wheat beer is ideal during the summer heat, this beer must really hit the spot in Death Valley in July.

"Die Prickelnde Frische" translates to "No Yeast For You!"

09-12-2002 13:30:38 | More by bditty187
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BeerManDan

California

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
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.4/5  rDev -33%

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.

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

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

Pours a clear golden color with adequate carbonation. The huge thick white creamy head actually stuck a full inch over the lip of the glass. Very nice to look at. The aroma was slightly sweet of citrus and malt. The maltiness carried through into the flavor with the citrusness slilding into the background, although not disappearing. The finish was slightly watery however. This is my least favorite of the Erdinger offerings.

08-02-2002 09:28:09 | More by ryanocerus
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

Here's a different wheat beer, there is no hefe, its clear without the yeast so it lacks the stronger flavor that a hefeweisen has. Clean, smooth mouthfeel. 500ml. The U.S. importer is Wine Warehouse City of Commerce, CA.

05-15-2002 16:21:06 | More by jdhilt
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%

Clean, tasty with the stubborn, lacey foam (good). I can take or leave the "hefe" in my weizen and in this one I don't miss the yeast. Thirst quenching. German goodness throughout. I wish there was a category for "value" because the only strike against it is the price per bottle.

05-13-2002 10:33:26 | More by EagleTalon
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Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar from Erdinger Weissbräu
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