Franconia Kristal-weizen | Franconia Brewing Company

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Franconia Kristal-weizenFranconia Kristal-weizen
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Franconia Kristal-weizenFranconia Kristal-weizen

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Franconia Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by Mora2000 on 07-05-2010

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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +3.6%

Photo of champ103
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a perfectly clear and bright golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: Banana esters, citrus, and lemon aromas. Phenolic yeast and spice. A light grassy aroma and citrus hops. Very clean and sharp.
T: Follows the nose. Big citrus and lemon. Slightly tart even. Banana esters, phenols, and spice. Again very clean.
M/D: A light to medium body. Perfectly crisp, dry, and clean. This is incredibly refreshing and easy to drink. All day with this one.

Another really enjoyable and subtle hit from Franconia. It is great to have another brewery that creates well made and fresh German styles in the heart of Texas. Well done, and will know doubt be underrated here.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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

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

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

On tap at the Gingerman in Houston, TX on Oct 24, 2010

A - Poured a golden color with a white head that leaves lacing

S - Is of wheat with some lemon scents

T - Follows the nose with a wheat flavor and citrus

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

O - This is a pretty decent beer sure its not very exciting but its a good drinker with a good taste thats east to drink worth grabbing a pint if you see it around

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.62/5  rDev 0%
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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2.82/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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

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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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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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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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Franconia Kristal-weizen from Franconia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 35 ratings