Sanwald Kristall Weizen | Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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Sanwald Kristall WeizenSanwald Kristall Weizen

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Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KarlHungus on 05-28-2005

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by IchLiebeBier:
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden/amber; effervescent; big head

Aroma: Peppery; cloves; slight yeast

Taste: Malty; smooth; zippy flavor from carbonation; fairly well balanced, but a little light in the end.

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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More User Reviews:
Photo of brewerburgundy
3.01/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

0.5l bottle, rocks glass, and it looks like best by 14 Feb 19.

From what I can tell with a hard pour into this smaller glass, it’s certainly crystal and the head is what should be expected of a wheat beer. The color is a solid gold.

Clove forward with a bit of skunk. It’s more spicy than fruity.

While I can tell it’s a German wheat beer, it is overall softer and more rounded, as the style description says. Wheat malt, slight dry spice, phenols, moderate bitterness, and a cleaner finish than most Hefeweizen.

Body slides towards the thinner side of the scale with a lot of carbonation, a little too much. The result is aggression where there should be balance. While it finished cleaner than a Hefeweizen, the smaller body doesn’t stand up to the carbonation as well.

The point of filtering a Hefeweizen is a bit lost on me. This would be a decent one if it hadn’t been filtered.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bit more than a finger of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is wet wheat, banana and earth.
The taste is fairly clean, mild fruit sweetness and a little lemon bitterness.
The texture is fizzy.
A middle of the road brew.

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Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TheSarge
3.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours quite nicely with a golden clear body and a decent head that sticks around for a bit. The aromas are mostly dominated by fruity esters and lemon drop. The taste is bready and lemony with a smooth crisp feel. This is not a bad interpretation of Kristall.

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Photo of jandadeboer
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of speedvagen
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of SHDoyle
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Description: A thick, fluffy white head - 1.5 to 2 fingers worth - that dissipates a bit. Color is light gold and clear. Smell is malty and bready with a bit of hops...reminds me of Budweiser. Taste is sweet and malt with a small note of bitterness, but it's overall mild. Mouthfeel is light and this beer is highly carbonated.

Suggested food pairing: Sauerkraut

If you like this beer then you should also try: Budweiser

Overall: 3.5 (This beer is average and I would not likely drink it again) I'm not familiar with this style of beer, but as a beer in general there's nothing exceptional about this. I'm old enough to remember when 'import' somehow denoted 'good' when it came to beer. For example, I once saw an Applebee's that listed Killian's and Blue Moon as its 'import' beers. While these beers are neither imports nor particularly good, calling them 'imports' was a way to denote their quality and distinguish them from America's normal macro brews (e.g., Bud Light). That was a looong time ago....As this beer and many of its European counterparts (I'm not talking about you, Belgium) show, the tables have certainly turned in the battle of imports versus domestics.

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Photo of KarlHungus
2.7/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark straw color with a large white head and lots of carbonation. It appears to be a more solid brew than most kristal weizens. The smell is of citrus, and, like the appearance, is richer than can be expected in this style. Unfortunately, the taste does not live up to the appearance and aroma. The taste is like citrusy carbonated water with foam in it. The mouthfeel is thin. Perhaps, my expectations were set too high after seeing and smelling this beer. Afterall, kristals are not known for big flavor, but this beer was still hard to finish.

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Photo of Thomas_Picton
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of 40oz2heaven
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Ry1975
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of JHendu
2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of stonesean
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from .5 liter bottle into a clean weizen glass.

A: Pours a good golden color, the head was smaller than I expected from a weizen and dissapates quickly. (This could be from my own bad pouring, or from the beer itself)

S: Initial weizen smells as expected. A bit of fruit, maybe banana, a yeasty undertone, but something is missing.

T: Very average. A harsh soapy sourness up front, toned down after a second or two to standard weizen flavors.

M: Uneven, thin fizzy mouthfeel. I think this is due to the filtered nature of the beer.

D: This is certainly not the worst beer I've ever had. I tried it due to my lack of experience with the style. I wouldn't turn it down if offered, but I think I'll stick to the unfiltered weizen from now on.

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Photo of Bill235
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of stevoj
2.96/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle from Ramstein shoppette. Not a big fan of the kristall style, as I think the sediment adds too much character to the beer. That said, this one was ordinary at best...

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Sanwald Kristall Weizen from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 18 ratings