Franconia Kristal-weizen | Franconia Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by Mora2000 on 07-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.72%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of tubeyes
2.82/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Myotus
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of amvrana
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rtepiak
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a terrible looking beer that cleans up... come out a bit orange and nearly clear with a head of about a half of finger. not think bubbles. nice and hoppy quality and grit wheat malt. not as crisp as same as it seems to have an american hop malt quality. still something good but not as lean as i would like to see it. i would say more so an american crystal wheat with come wheat quality but not light in body. still happy to say something like this coming out of here though. thanks guys keep them coming.

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3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -4%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank a pint at the Plano Gingerman.

The beer pours a clear golden yellow with a white head. The aroma is grain with some citrus and floral hops. The flavor is floral hops with some wheat, biscuit malt and lemons. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of galuskan
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
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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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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Franconia Kristal-weizen from Franconia Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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