Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar | Erdinger Weissbräu

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319 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu
Germany
erdinger.de

Style: German Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
US import name "Erdinger Weissbier Crystal Clear"

Crystal-clear with an inviting frothy head: this lively wheat beer specialty features fruity-fresh aromas.

With its extra portion of sparkling and energizing carbonic acid, ERDINGER Kristall is especially refreshing! Strong malted wheat notes combine with an elegant hop bouquet to round off the finish.

It gets its shining, crystal-clear appearance from intensive filtration. Those who feel traditional Bavarian wheat beer is a little too cloudy will love the clarity of this top-quality ERDINGER beer."

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,429
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
319
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
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14
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Ratings: 319 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of Ice_Cream_And_IPAs
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardTarget
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Does what it says on the tin, it's clear, with a rich gold color holding a solid finger of sticky bright white foam that is dropping into a creamy glob.

Aroma: Earthy hop note with a mineral water background, classic German profile. Some mild citric esters give a hint of complexity.

Taste: Very balanced, goes a touch toward bitter in the front with a mineral tonic edge but then slowly fades over to a mild sweet almost candy finish. Aftertaste is grainy, wheat and barley, a light malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, oily finish, firm carbonation.

Overall: Solid beer, see through version. I think the goal of the Kristal approach is reducing the yeast, giving a more refined, champagne like finish. It works, but I like yeast and so the extra effort is somewhat lost on me. Still, it's easy to appreciate the craft involved and this isn't a light beer by any means. An easy sipper for a cold afternoon.

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Photo of ewpass
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with a good head. Wheaty nose. Full wheat body with a little crispness. Novelty clarity for a witbier. But I do prefer the original.

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Photo of Bf_89
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mclusal
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

M04

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Photo of eberesford
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Indeed pours crystal clear - but that clarity comes at a price - both aroma and flavour lack the wheat character that I look for in a Weiss

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Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pkalix
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

to the guy below me, it's not cloudy cuz it's Krystal (clear).... it's their version of a clear wheat. i love this stuff!

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Photo of Flyjdix11
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not as cloudy or strong tasting as normal erdinger. Still, excellent creation. More of a “light” wiessbeer

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Photo of Kubishark
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really quite good, one of my favorite styles for sure, but just isn't on the same level as a certain older (one might say oldest) brewery's version.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden coloration with a large, foamy head and visible carbonation. Smell is quite subdued, with only very faint aromas of wheat and yeast coming through. Taste is similarily unremarkable, with only very faint notes of grainy wheat malt, grassy hops and yeast esters, with a certain medicinal band-aid note was well. Finishes quite crisp, with a light bitterness and a slightly metallic, medicinal aftertaste. Effervescent mouthfeel with a light body and very lively carbonation. This is very crisp and clean, but completely lacks the rich wheat and estery yeast character you would expect from a regular Hefeweizen. Ok as a refreshing summer beer, but has nothing in common with a proper Hefeweizen, basically the AAL of Hefeweizens.

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Photo of D1noB
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A light beer, with grainy taste. Nothibg that sticks around but a good beer.

Beer rating in words: A smooth drive down an old country road.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKV
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Very beautiful color in a shapely glass. No distinct smell. An airy and light body, kind of like drinking a cloud. However, there's not much actual flavor besides the distinct wheat character.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, gold in color with one and a quarter inch head. Taste is bready, wheat, and a touch of bubblegum. Light bodied, high carbonation, and sweet. Tasty and a nice German lager, but I do prefer other versions of the style.

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Photo of F_riedrich
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PatrickCT
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Flat bonde body. Kristall clear. 3 finger white head that fizzed away quickly.
Wheat and grass in the aroma. Some bubblegum and Band Aid from the yeast.
Bready malts with some grass and spice. bubblegum and Band Aids show up towards the end.
Medium body, medium carbonations. A little weighty on the the palate.

I am bored to death.

Edit: And bananas. I get over ripe bananas.

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Photo of JPNesker
2.84/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Surprisingly unexceptional

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
2.73/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mdog
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear yellow, big head.

Smell: Very big bubblegum, I like it.

Taste: Bready, some earthiness, mild sweetness. No bubblegum or banana, kind of disappointing.

Overall: Beer #2 from the sample pack. I really liked the smell of this beer but none of the smell was apparent in the flavor. Tasted like a standard lager or generic wheat beer.

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Photo of Bajengurkan
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OlaB
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pous a clear golden color with a big top of creamy white head that disloves slowly, sticky nice lacings on the glass.

A: Aroma is off wheat,grass,banana with some slight notes of citrus and spices.

T: some malty and bready notes in the back with some fruity sweetness and hint off spices in the front, slightly dry finish. Aftertaste is quite weak. Very little that resembles a weissbier in this one.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean but a little to watery.

O: Is decent and easy enough to drink, but not very interesting in any aspects.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 319 ratings