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Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
81
good

242 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-11-2002

US import name "Erdinger Weissbier Crystal Clear"
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of jiggahertz
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Huge three finger foamy head on tpo of a pale golden translucent pour, not much lacing.

S: Not much on the nose, slight metallic and grain.

T: Sweet up front, then a hint of banana. Finish is of light citrus and floral hops.

M: light to medium body and high carbonation.

D: Could drink a lot of this, nice cleansing finish.

Photo of mousebeer
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryanocerus
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Bonifeks
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of MattWatson37
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of gosurfobx
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle. Pours a clear (no yeast here) straw color with a massive head that settles down to a finger width leaving some nice lacing. Smell is malty with a slight hint of hops. Taste is like a true weizen with out the yeast. Some clove and banana flavors along with malty start that ends with a bit of hops. Mouth is good with a great level of carbination. A drinkable beer and good intro to the kristal weizen style.

Photo of hefevice
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle. I don't believe this, finally a kristall that I actually like better than its hefe stable-mate. Looks good on the pour, a clear light gold with a dense white head and plenty of life. On the nose while it is more attenuated in the phenols than you would expect from a hefe, there is plenty of ester (banana) there on top of a good malty foundation. The taste starts sweet and malty as expected, there is a very slight hint of the banana in the aroma, and it finishes with just the right amount of bitterness and a little toastiness. Although it is more subtle than you would expect from a hefe, this is more than made up for by the balance. The carbonation is much better than the hefe version as well, which improves the mouthfeel considerably. This is a very refreshing and well balanced beer.

Photo of KohlbeckM
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MaSaiani
4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TasteFiend
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of monkeybeer
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a clear golden yellow, with a large foamy white head and light lacing
S- A slight fruit smell and somewhat bready.
T/M- Taste starts out like a lager with a hops and malt, but finishes with a wheat aftertaste. The beer seems to be a little overly carbonated.
D- This was not bad; I have others from the brewery that was better. Would not turn it down, but would not go out and buy it again.

Photo of Blissmo
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Ryan82
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Ch1mpy
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden colour with white head.

Distinct banana smell. Not many other flavours really shine through.

Spicy taste of banana and cloves. The taste is brought forward by the carbonation which I feel is just on the right level for this type of beer.

This was a pleasant surprise. I was not expecting such a highly drinkable beer and I can honestly say that I prefer this one over both the Erdinger dunkelweizen and their hefe.

Photo of AdamO
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of no8
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of kmk1503
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of krunchie
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SimonTHGolfer
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of ZBerkeleyan
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of SoonerNY
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of curewhatalesu
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of SGriner
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of SierraDeuce
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of seydou
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a bottle. Extremely carbonated, tough to pour without a big fluffy head that sticks around unless touched, then quickly shrinks. Pure white color on top, beautiful, but unfortunately matches with a Miller Lite- like color.

I am terrible at picking out smells but this smells slightly fruity and a bit unusual, in a good way.

Goes down so, so, so easy. Very drinkable. Smooth. No bitterness. Light beery flavor. One of my favorites for hot weather and grilled food.

Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar from Erdinger Weissbräu
81 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.