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Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
81
good

234 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 12
Gots: 14 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500ml Bottle from Tesco (£2.19):
Clear amber to gold colour with a thumb sized head that is full of fairly large, rough looking bubbles that settle to a thing lacing on the top of the beer that starts to turn patchy.

Light with some wheat and faint grassy hops, almost coming across as a pale lager in places as apposed to a wheat beer. This soon passes with some citrus and light banana followed by some background malts and bread.

Wheat, malts and banana start things off, with the latter coming through stronger than it did in the nose. There is some cloves, a light citrus taste and touches of bread too, plus some background fruits.

Lively with a fairly good balance and a medium body with a very slightly sticky mouthfeel. The beer was quite an easy one to drink although it did come across as a little bland in places.

Quite a strange beer initially and started almost like a pale lager with light malts and very faint grassy hops before the kristalweizen in it started to shine through. Not a bad effort overall but there are certainly better, and more readily available, Erdinger beers out there to be had.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice. Best by date of 4/2014. Purchased for $3.79/16.9 oz.

Not impressed with this kristall. 3.5

A – Pours a crystal clear pale golden with a one-finger dense white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a lasting thin layer. - 3.5

S – Wheat with faint citrus, banana and phenolics (but no cloves). – 3.5

T – Crackers and toast with good bitterness. – 3.5

MF – Medium light body with a dry finish. - 4

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From an Erdinger five bottle gift set which came with the glass I used to drink this. Not 100% sure this is the same beer others have reviewed here, the silver-colored label reads "Weizen/Kristall" all in large script lettering on two lines, while the small middle strip label is blue and reads "Prickelnd Frischer/Weissbiergenuss." The beer itself was a darker gold than other reviews have noted.

Poured into an Erdinger Weissbier glass from the 16.9 oz. bottle.

a: Deep clear gold with a tall white head which dissipated slowly to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

t: Wheat malt well balanced. Went well with oven baked chicken dinner.

m: Medium, more body than most weissbiers, perhaps from Crystal malting if that's what "Kristall" refers to rather than simply the clarity.

o: Exceptional and enjoyable to the end.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.59/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Scent is sweet bready. Pours very pale ,slightly hazy, yellow with very full and thick white head. Head lasts well and laces the glass in fine drapery to the bottom! Taste is crisp, honey lemon and biscuits. Very fine carbonation, no bitterness at all! Highly enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar from Erdinger Weissbräu
81 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.