Franconia Kristal-weizen | Franconia Brewing Company

Franconia Kristal-weizenFranconia Kristal-weizen
BA SCORE
51.4%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 35 ratings
Franconia Kristal-weizenFranconia Kristal-weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company
Texas, United States
franconiabrewing.com

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mora2000 on 07-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,587
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
35
Liked:
18
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
13.81%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.82/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.
LOOK: Pours with a quarter finger's worth of white foam that dies into a line after 20 seconds. Rising bubbles are subtle. Dark straw yellow in color (almost gold, but not quite). Lacing is nearly non-existent.
SMELL: Mild aromas of pale malts, pears, and lemony zest meet subtle aromas of bananas, peaches, smoked goodness, cloves, and wheat. This is a unique and surprising combination of aromas. I can dig it.
TASTE: Initial taste is of strong pale malt flavors and mild peach and pear flavors. About 2 seconds pass and mild wheat and lemony zest flavors along with subtle clove flavors enter. My tongue is left waiting for the smoked goodness and banana flavors that were detected in the smell.
FEEL: Light-bodied with subtle carbonation. Goes down very smooth and finishes even more crisp.
NOTE: This is the perfect example of a beer that smells way different than it tastes. It smelt pretty good, but the taste was disappointing.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid beer as always from this brewery. Nice for the hot summer.

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3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle pours out a crystal clear light gold with a very small head. Lack of head retention counts for points off. However, the nose is really great for a kistralweizen--it smells just like their normal hefe, with fruity and highly phenolic notes, and a pleasant underlying slightly nutty maltiness. The flavor is also excellent. It's perhaps slightly subdued ester-wise from their normal weizen but the clovey spice is all there, with some crackery malt flavor. The body seems a little less carbonated and more watery.

Overall, this is one of the best Kristals I've ever had--it certainly has more weizen character than the German varieties we get, which seem to be aimed at blandness. This has real yeast character. I hope this becomes a standard item, since because of my gout, I've had to cut back on bottle-conditioned, unfiltered beers. And there are almost no good filtered German-style weizens out there.

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Franconia Kristal-weizen from Franconia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 51.4% out of 100 with 35 ratings
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