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Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
81
good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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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
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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Photo of colts9016
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%

Pour: golden yellow color with carbonation 2 finger head with lacing.
Nose: malt, wheat, straw, and a hint of citrus.
Taste: Wheat, yeast malt character with hints of citrus.
Body: thin, not watery
Finish clean easy drinking. I really enjoyed drinking this beer.

colts9016, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of Offa
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
Photo of krunchie
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%

Served in a Franziskaner glass at 10.1°C (approx 50°F)

A: Crystal clear (as the name suggests), yellow liquid. You can see right through it. Love the color! Very fluffy white head, which lasts the entire review and longer. Beautiful!

S: Malted wheat, yeast, banana and perhaps some mandarin orange. Much more like a Hefe than a Kristall, but still good.

T: A little like a lager actually. Wheat malt, little hop aroma and VERY sweet. Almost like vanilla. Actually, there's a lot of vanilla aromas in this. Nice, but a bit too much on the sweeter side than expected.

M: The head makes it thick, creamy and fluffy, however the body is quite light (maybe medium). Once again, a bit too sweet

D: Very easily drinkable, even flow of CO2 and a smooth and thirst quenching satisfaction. Perfect summer brew

krunchie, Mar 07, 2009
Photo of nasty15108
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%

POured from a 1pt 0.9oz bottle into a Weihenstephenae weiss glass.

A - Poured a slightly cloudy straw color with a thick head of white foam. Excellent lacing and carbonation.

S - Slightly herbal/medicinal aroma. Slightly metallic with hints of banana and clove.

T - Herbal flavor with hints of spice, citrus and honey.

MF&D - Light body, crisp and easy to drink.

nasty15108, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of pmcadamis
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%

Tried this at the Sunsinger wine shop in Champaign IL with my parents. My dad is a BMC guy, who is occasionally willing to try my "weird beers," and I ordered this for us since I thought that it would be relitively unintimidating and refreshing.

A - Clear macro lager pale yellow hue with a big three finger head that leaves quite a bit of foamy lace on the glass.

S - Fruity and clean with big yeasty donut qualities and some massive buttery diacetyl notes. Butterscotch and pancakes with butter and syrup. Really unique and aromatic.

T - Sweet fruity chewy candy...like Sweedish fish or something. Subdued fruitcake and date flavors behind a massive wall of buttersotch. I personally love diacetyl-laden beers, and this one has it in boatloads.

M - Full bodied, softly carbonated, and chewy. Refreshing with a clean and sweet finish.

D - Excellent. Really fruity, buttery, and thirst quenching. This was an excellent crossover beer for lager-lovers who fear anything dark or hoppy. My dad loved it and actually considered buying something similar for home consumption! I may be getting closer to converting him to good beer!

pmcadamis, Jul 29, 2007
Photo of SamN
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%

A- Huge 3+ finger head, extremely clear, golden beer. The head is huge and reminds me of Miller, but it leaves very nice lacing down the glass as the foam fades. The color, clarity and ample carbonation reminds me of champagne. Jaw-droppingly beautiful, not your average looking wheat..

S- More of a grassy smelling wheat. Lots of elegant light malts and (again) champagne yeast. Subdued banana scents, but they are definitely there. This is not nearly as light smelling as I thought it would be; in fact, this is remarkably spicy. Almost aggressive smelling.

T- Lighter corn husk malts, slight adjunct quality, but with more depth. Not a bad beer, just nothing spectacular. Slightly above average, quite refreshing and light but not completely boring. Almost zero aftertaste, maybe a slight spice.

M- Quite good. Despite it's bubbly nature, the carbonation is not overwhelming; in fact, like everything about htis beer, the bubbles are subdued. Unexpectedly thicker body,which is quite nice.

D- Excellent drinkability. Very sessionable, slightly higher ABV but nothing overpowering.

SamN, Mar 02, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

jsh420, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

bsjapost, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

shick1, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

SimonTHGolfer, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

DmanGTR, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

ZBerkeleyan, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

no8, Feb 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

SoonerNY, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of MTNboy
4.43/5  rDev +24.1%

It is a very bright hay gold color with good lacing and a nice white head. It has a strong weizen aroma. The usual cloves banana, cloves and spices. The taste strongly resembles the smell except there are some citrus and floral esters from the hops. The mouthfeel is fizzy with a little burn and pretty light. It is to drink and a great anytime beer.

MTNboy, Nov 09, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

intoxabroad, Oct 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Griffith, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Maltyduo, Jun 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Dmtfs7, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

warrior02a, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.59/5  rDev +28.6%

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.

CaptJackHarkness, Aug 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

PaBeerLover, Dec 01, 2011
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Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar from Erdinger Weissbräu
81 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.