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Schöfferhofer Kristallweizen | Binding-Brauerei AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG
Germany
binding.de

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
74
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 74
Photo of basica
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I tasted this beer at Brauhaus and it was actually from Paul's glass; he ordered it after his
Pilsner Urquell which was pretty disappointing. This Kristalweizen was not sour like the
Franziskaner KristallWeizen that Junde had during my first sitting at Brauhaus. It pours out
not as cloudy as the Hefes which is expected but the carbonation was significantly furious.
When I tasted it, I felt that it had an immediate refreshing touch to it; more than the typical
German Weizen. The after taste contains a subtlety of wheat. On the whole the taste seems a
bit watered down and bland for me. I need something with more taste to it but this one's
exactly what Paul likes. Although he was disappointed with the Urquell, he felt that this
Kristallweizen was something truly impressionable.
(Disclaimer: I did not have enough of this beer to write a review. This review is based on
what I feel from what I have tasted and I am writing it because I probably would not be
having this beer again.)

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Photo of TheSarge
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Awe, it's finally nice to have a real German beer for once here in Korea, especially after the heat wave caused by our pesky northern neighbors. As I was walking by my local Class 6 (military liquor store) I could see from the window pillars of newly shipped beer, and I could see the Hefe and Kristall shouting my name. Anyhow, it was a good day. First off I'll give this Kristallweizen a thought.

Appearance wise this looks pretty fresh, especially something exported from Germany all the way over here to Korea. There is much co2 which produces a moderate head, not like my favorite Hefe of course. This brew is golden in body and ultra crystal clear.

Schofferhofer Kristall gives off an aroma of a freshly baked sweet roll, with subtle hints of banana.

This tastes a bit citrusy, somewhat lemony in nature.

Kristall kind of reminds me of drinking champagne; likewise, very rich in carbonation and easily agitated.

Overall this is a very refreshing beer, especially on a nice moderately warm afternoon. The Germans serve this type of beer with a wedge of lemon, which highlights the citrusy flavor.

TheSarge

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Photo of vancurly
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow gold, nice froth that falls away.
Very noticable toasty/caramel nose, that becomes more and more evident the further into the bottle you go. Subtle note of tinned vegies. Not really sure about this....
I taste the toast again....some banana in there, lemon.
Mouthfeel is a bit cloying, no crisp finish.
I'm tasting this in parallel with Weihenstephan and Erdinger (hefe). The toasty nose is the real difference here... not sure how that aligns with style. It's still a nice drop.

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Photo of jarmby1711
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Respendently clear.There is a lot of bubble and a lovely white sudsy head that persisted to the bottom and left a lace allthe way down.
Obvious wheat and yeast on the nose ,but not overpoweringly sharp or acrid like some wheats can be.
The wheat contribution is very subtle, but is obvious.The flavour is sharp clean and crisp.
The brewers advise on the label that a SLICE OF LEMON is an option.Do they offer the same advice on the home packaged product?
So should I or shouldnt I.Well the lemon tree is doing well so why not push the envelope.
It certainly didnt detract from the flavour and I think it adds a little complexity, so to my mind it is a reasonable option.
The mouthfeel is excellentas the persisting head lets you draw the biting crisp beeer through a soft and fuzzy barrier.
The more I have of wheat beer the more I enjoy them.
I had this in winter and look forward to trying it on a hot summers evening when it is likely to excell

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Photo of willgro
4.72/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is made in the state of Hesse, and it makes a great wheat beer. It is the national group of Binding in Frankfurt. The orignial brewery site was the home of Peter Schoffer, a pioneering printer from the same deal as Gutenberg. This is very dry with a plummy, damsonlike fruitiness and a suggestion of grapefruit zest in the finish. It is widely available in Germany and can be drunk at any time of the day (trust me). It is not quite as good in the bottle as it is on tap, but really very good. If you like wheat beers, it truly doesn't get any better. (or rarely better).

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Photo of Finite
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark golden with lively carbonisation. Thick smooth and large head.

Smell: Sweet of bananas, spices and yeast.

Taste/ Mouthfeel: Spices with an underlying sweet wheat taste. Aftertaste is bitter with some banana sweetness, coriander and earthen spices. A lively carbonisation goes down smooth and is a tad bitey.

Drinkability/Overall: A very nice refreshing brew. Again this brewery seems to produce classic brews for their style. This brew and its brewery’s Weizen line is a great starter for anyone curious to the style.

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Photo of KarlHungus
2.36/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear pale golden color, with a creamy white head. It looks slightly watery for a kristal weizen

Smell: Citrus and cloves.

Taste/Mouthfell: Citrus and cloves like the smell. The aftertaste is kind of off though, with a slight metallic flavor. The mouthfeel is a little thicker than I'd expect from a kristal, especailly from one as pale in color as this one.

Drinkability: The metallic aftertaste kills the chance of me trying this beer again.

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Photo of libertine
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly deeper than straw colour. Minimal lacing around glass. Lots of carbonation visible but doesn't build to a thick head.
Unusual, but not overpowering, banana notes, stone fruit - perhaps apricot, vanilla, wheat. Easy supping. Tastes a little watery, a little acidic and the banana comes thru tho' not again not overpowering. Much like other mid quality kristallwiesens. Mouthfeel is good, quite carbonated. Nice on a hot day, and a slice of lemons tones down the 'nanas and gives it more bite.

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Photo of joecast
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours clear gold with a smaller white head than the hefe. the head though is just as stable and is there for all 500ml.
lots of carbonation in this.
real nice clove and banana yeasty aroma. i can immediately taste bananas as i burp (pardon me).
spicy refreshing flavor with just enough dryness.
mouthfeel is bubbly and effervescent and smooths (as does the flavor) as it warms.
overall, this is pretty darn good. just lacks the punch of the hefe.

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Photo of stoutman
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kristall golden colour with a tall rocky white head. Pleasantly subdued banana aroma and crisp, clean wheat flavour with some slight fruitiness. If I had to describe this beer in one word I would use is 'boring'. It has all the good characteristics of a weizen, but nothing really makes too much of an impression. A good, well balanced, easy to drink beer. Probably a good beer with your morning bratwurst haha.

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Photo of Sheldon
2.95/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer started a bit above average with a clear straw color and a creamy white head. The head took off about half way through the glass and left no trace of existence with lace or even a couple of bubbles. It has kind of a week fruity fragrance that I almost had to dig for. The taste consisted of a slight fruit/citrus/bitter combination. Although it is a rather crisp drinkable beer, my opinion is that it is somewhat average and I will stick with its companion the Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen.

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Photo of rastaman
2.72/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pretty average i think, i usd to drink it a lot, but every time i have it, i like it less and less, very edgy watery character, with a bit of a yeasty wheat, and banana character.

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Photo of Anonmatel
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

nice smell, beautiful mouthfeel, but lacking in the taste department. It's just another Wheat beer, but it's a little too subtle for my likings. a banana flavour, averagly hopped, malt and wheat present.

a nice beer, but nothing really stands out.

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