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Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
81
good

209 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 9
Gots: 5 | 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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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16%

03-16-2014 03:04:59 | More by Fettpopps
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curewhatalesu

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16%

12-21-2013 15:47:23 | More by curewhatalesu
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Damn, I was expecting more from this beer. It's a good brew in all aspects, with the exception of the most important: Taste. Poured out to a nice golden color with medium high carbonation and medium lace notes around the glass. Not much of an aroma, but minor hints of grain and some sweetness. Taste was just... bland. It's missing character. Some citrus notes and hints of grain and grass, but just as i'm starting to get a feel for it, it's gone. Finished crisp and clean. Good drinkability, but the addition of solid flavors would really be a perk in this brews corner. I must imagine there are better Kristal Weizens out there. Still worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2005 03:53:22 | More by Frozensoul327
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RocketWidget

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Don't misinterpret my scores here; There is nothing wrong with this beer. Its just a little plain for my tastes, and if I was looking for a beer like this, I would choose a Hefe and get a little more flavor.
Pours a Cristal clear golden color, with great carbonation and moderate white head. Smell is distinctly crisp and hoppy. Taste is fine - slightly lemony, very lightly spicy. Nothing to complain about. A good beer, but I just don't get excited about it.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2005 01:53:49 | More by RocketWidget
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hotstuff

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was a disappointing beer from Erdinger as it lacks flavor in my opinion. It poured a huge rocky, frothy white head with a carbonated and clear body with a yellow-gold hue. The nose consisted of malt, banana and clove. The flavor was sweet with a smooth and thin mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2003 02:08:28 | More by hotstuff
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Quej

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - Very light clear golf, bubbly white head and fierce effevescence.
S - Sweet and quite metallic with bits of sourness. Not strong smelling.
T - Very light tasting, smooth. Some wheat and straw tastes detectable. Almost no significant tastes whatsoever.
M - Very light bodied, overcarbonated.
D - I could drink it all day, but water is cheaper.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 13:11:52 | More by Quej
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cambabeer

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fairly persistant white head on a clear gold body. Not very unique. Smell is somewhat average, a little like corn. Taste is seet then butter with a hint of hops in the aftertaste. Fairly good mouthfeel and carbonation. Leaves a slight pasty feeling on the palate. Drinkable, with a medium body. Worth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 18:15:42 | More by cambabeer
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atis

Finland

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours clear pale golden with large white head that rather soon fades to white patches, some downsliding lacing. Aroma is grain with some spice, citrus.

It seems more subdued that other Kristalweizens - watery citrus, mild sweetness and faint hops. I would give it 2.5 if not for pleasant clove that was felt later in the glass. Mouthfeel is light, pleasant prickly carbonation.

Overall, I did not enjoy this beer too much.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 18:15:25 | More by atis
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ah, good old Erdinger. The only bar worth going to in all of Korea has Erdinger Weisse, Dunkelweiss and Kristal on tap all the time and I needed all three to make it through my stint in the Hermit Kingdom. God bless the 3 Alley Pub. Found a half litre bottle at Shoreline Beverage in Huntington, NY.
Pours a classic Hefe look, if a bit less cloudy but with the pale wheaty look and solid waft of foam. The smell is grainy and sweet but otherwise fairly bland. A bit of a citrus note also is detected but not exactly bursting with aroma, is she?
Taste is yeasty and fresh but without that knockout wheat and citrus flavor you get from conventional cloudy wheat beers. A bit of a metallic tase as well. Mouthfeel is crisp and a bit overcarbonated.
This is slightly disappointing. I enjoy a good Hefe but this is not quite the real thing. Worth a try but I'll be sticking with the cloudy stuff from here on out.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2005 08:05:12 | More by daliandragon
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illidurit

California

3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Franziskaner weizen glass. Crystal clear (imagine that) and gold in color. No matter how slow I pour, the head billows up to ridiculous proportions.

Smell is pilsener-esque, with a little wheat character. Mainly sweet and grainy.

Mellow banana flavor, with faint clove and sweet malt. There's also a metallic note that probably shouldn't be there.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and clean, but the carbonation is over the top. Pretty refreshing and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2008 01:42:26 | More by illidurit
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought at the Carrefour in Varna, Bulgaria, along with a bunch of other beers I never thought I'd see in this country.

Poured from the 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Uncontrollably huge head on this one, even with a careful pour. The beer is a light gold color that is, as the label suggests, Crystal Clear. The pure white head dies down within a minute, leaving some lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma is nothing to write home about, being somewhat faint in my opinion. What is there reveals some typically weiss characteristics, citrusy with a touch of yeast. Spice character is subdued, as with other kristallweizens. Overall, very clean.

T: Fisrt taste is surprisingly balanced, with a touch of malt in there, as well as some honey. Finishes fresh with a lot of light fruits and slight spice.

M: Pretty smooth, though also somewhat thin.

D: This is a solid beer with a nice fresh character. A good summer beer, but not something I'd go out of my way for again...

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 14:52:55 | More by BucBasil
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden colour, head froths up champagne-style, almost had a spillover but instead just got a very attractive dense marshmallowy head taking up half the glass, a thing of beauty. Carbonation is strong. Lacing is quite thick. Great looking beer.

Nose has fair sour wheat characters with a green edge, hints of underripe fruit - apple, peach and sour grapes - although I'm just saying that because Erdinger brews better beer than me. (That's a joke, by the way) Slightly vinous edge to it and a marginal hint of light wood - pine, I guess. Pleasant nose, nice and wheaty.

Taste has always been a letdown on kristalls and sadly this is no exception. Little of the sour, organic notes of the nose; they're instead taken over by a quite insipid sweetness, with a lolly water edge to it. Bright wheaty characters underlie it, but it ultimately has a majority palate of fruit juice, maybe with a little spice on the mid, but that may just be sizzle from the carbonation. Finishes fairly strongly though, with some noticeable hoppy phenols, grassy & dry with a slight spicy bite to them.

Once again I'm underwhelmed by the Kristall of a great Hefe brewer and left wondering why filter the yeast? Sure it's nice to have some variety in your lineup but it just seems like the backbone of the palate has been sapped away and all that's left is a floppy mess of weak and wobbly wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2009 04:48:57 | More by laituegonflable
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fionn13

Ireland

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-03-2012 23:34:16 | More by fionn13
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Blissmo

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-21-2012 12:02:40 | More by Blissmo
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TasteFiend

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-21-2013 16:34:53 | More by TasteFiend
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9%

04-20-2014 21:34:17 | More by drdiesel9483
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crossovert

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

1 Pint.9 oz bottle best before end: 02 2010.

Pours an unlimited bone white head (a theme among Erdinger Weißbiers) into my weizen glass. It is, like one might assume, crystal clear, with a ton of bubbles floating to the top. It looks a lot like a darker pilsener or lager.

Smell is typical clovy banana-wheat hefe. Nothing special and not overpowering. In fact, this brew doesn't have much of a smell at all, just a hint of what I just mentioned.

Taste is mild, nothing really here, some fruitiness and banana but overall not too much. This is a bubbly brew and it initially hits you with an avalanche of carbonation but as it warms it gets a smoother, more relaxed mouth feel.

Its highly drinkable and it isn't hard at all to but down a pint of this stuff. It's Germany's light beer equivalent to the US I guess.

Overall this is a pretty filtered and bland hefe, but I wouldn't mind it as a thirst quencher on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 17:16:14 | More by crossovert
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magpieken

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

04-08-2013 15:40:15 | More by magpieken
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ronin926

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-22-2013 19:02:02 | More by ronin926
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amano_h

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-08-2014 15:32:37 | More by amano_h
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curasowa

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving was from a 16oz. bottle that was a month past it's sell by date (guess that's why it was on sale)

Clear, yellow color with great foamy head and good lacing - a good looking beer. Aroma was pretty faint, just a hint of citrus. Fairly thin body with some nice sweetness that gives way to a bit of bitterness before finishing fast and clean. Overall, a very drinkable if not terribly flavorful beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 02:43:44 | More by curasowa
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jasewaaang

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

12-14-2013 02:21:43 | More by jasewaaang
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WarBuckeyes17

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-10-2014 12:38:03 | More by WarBuckeyes17
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Odri

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9%

09-14-2012 00:07:25 | More by Odri
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9%

12-13-2011 20:17:38 | More by DeutschesBier
Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar from Erdinger Weissbräu
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