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Edelweiss Kristallklar Weissbier - Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)

Edelweiss Kristallklar WeissbierEdelweiss Kristallklar Weissbier

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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 10.19%


Brewed by:
Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union) visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 08-17-2001)
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BucBasil

South Carolina

2.53/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Just as the label suggests, crystal clear. Thin. Head dissipates after a few seconds.

Very light taste with some honey. Weak and dumbed down. Some yeast in the finish. Trademark weiss flavors are there - clove, banana, etc, but way subdued.

What is the point of making a weiss if you're going to filter everything out of it?

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 04:06:30 | More by BucBasil
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Brent

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very assertive, seemed too highly hopped for the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2001 00:19:55 | More by Brent
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anders36

Sweden

3.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got three bottles of Edelweiss from my father and this Kristallklar is the first one i taste. It has a clear straw colour and pours a big white fluffy head. But the head disappears quickly leaving just a thin lace. It has a little sweet smell and hints from bananas and wheat. You have the bananas in the taste too. It has a bit sweet taste too and hints of wheat in the aftertaste. This is not one of the best weissbier i have tasted. But i like hefe weissbier better.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2004 16:49:25 | More by anders36
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Gusler

Arizona

3.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer emerges from the 50cl brown bottle a limpid gold color with a prestigious white head that is semi-creamy in texture, as it slowly erodes the resultant lace a thin coating upon the glass. Nose is dominated by the malt, sweet and crisp with the start pleasantly malted and somewhat sweet, the top is light to middling in feel. Finish nicely hopped, dry, mildly acidic and a clean drinking beer even if it is a 'Bit' light for me, none the less very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2004 20:22:31 | More by Gusler
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Edelweiss, Edelweiss…. Why can’t I get that bloody song out of my head?
Well probably because I picked up 3 of their offerings tonight. All are Weißbiers, and all have the same generic looking label, but each with a different color tab, and of course, a different name on the label. This one is blue & cream and called “Kristallklar”. There is only one other review for this beer, and I am no expert, but I am sure it translates as crystal clear.
Well it pours an extremely light golden straw color, like watered down Hoegaarden. And it is indeed crystal clear, for there is definitely no trademark hazy look here. Head is white, starts big but settles quickly to a thin 1/8” but stays that way. A quick swirl of the beer reveals high inherent carbonation, which contributes nicely to a medium mouthfull.
Has a nice wheat nose, reveals fresh fruits, creamy tasting at first with a very light banana aroma and spicy cloves. Lovely introduction in the beginning reveals a clean drinking wheat beer with some sweetness and banana-clove cloyness balanced by a mild bitterness towards the end. A different, very crisp drinking and quite quaffable I have to say. A reasonably good, clear wheat beer, perhaps a bit lacking in "strength of taste" if there is any complaint.
A 1 Pint 0.9 fl.oz. Brown Glass Bottle, dated 02.2003.
All in all, for just $2.09, it’s not that bad really.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2002 20:04:03 | More by TheLongBeachBum
Edelweiss Kristallklar Weissbier from Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)
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