Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar | Erdinger Weissbräu

BA SCORE
81
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295 Ratings
Erdinger Weissbier KristallklarErdinger Weissbier Kristallklar
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu
Germany
erdinger.de

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
295
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sludgeman
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice. Best by date of 4/2014. Purchased for $3.79/16.9 oz.

Not impressed with this kristall. 3.5

A – Pours a crystal clear pale golden with a one-finger dense white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a lasting thin layer. - 3.5

S – Wheat with faint citrus, banana and phenolics (but no cloves). – 3.5

T – Crackers and toast with good bitterness. – 3.5

MF – Medium light body with a dry finish. - 4

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of syndelee
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of scotorum
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From an Erdinger five bottle gift set which came with the glass I used to drink this. Not 100% sure this is the same beer others have reviewed here, the silver-colored label reads "Weizen/Kristall" all in large script lettering on two lines, while the small middle strip label is blue and reads "Prickelnd Frischer/Weissbiergenuss." The beer itself was a darker gold than other reviews have noted.

Poured into an Erdinger Weissbier glass from the 16.9 oz. bottle.

a: Deep clear gold with a tall white head which dissipated slowly to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

t: Wheat malt well balanced. Went well with oven baked chicken dinner.

m: Medium, more body than most weissbiers, perhaps from Crystal malting if that's what "Kristall" refers to rather than simply the clarity.

o: Exceptional and enjoyable to the end.

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Photo of BrandonOakes
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Poupae
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ssgunbond
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.57/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Scent is sweet bready. Pours very pale ,slightly hazy, yellow with very full and thick white head. Head lasts well and laces the glass in fine drapery to the bottom! Taste is crisp, honey lemon and biscuits. Very fine carbonation, no bitterness at all! Highly enjoyable.

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Photo of DSkilling
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of TasteFiend
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of John_Squires
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of ronin926
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of KohlbeckM
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Walts_Frozen_Head
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of seydou
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a bottle. Extremely carbonated, tough to pour without a big fluffy head that sticks around unless touched, then quickly shrinks. Pure white color on top, beautiful, but unfortunately matches with a Miller Lite- like color.

I am terrible at picking out smells but this smells slightly fruity and a bit unusual, in a good way.

Goes down so, so, so easy. Very drinkable. Smooth. No bitterness. Light beery flavor. One of my favorites for hot weather and grilled food.

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Photo of rangerred
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours a crystal clear gold with a huge fluffy white head. Unfortunately, the head retention is quite poor and it also leaves not a trace of lacing as it fades.

Aroma of orange peel, lemon, and a hint of caramel and toast. A tiny bit of clove and bubblegum as well.

The flavors are somewhat muted but there are notes of orange and clove along with more caramel. Mouthfeel is very full and slick as is typical for the style but the finish is a bit of the sticky side. Nice lively carbonation.

Overall, a decent wheat beer but far from the best I have had. Nice to pick up every once and a while for a change of pace.

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Photo of Luiz0930
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of HumphreyLee
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.32/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best before 2/2014.

Pours a clear light gold with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, sugar, and slight fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and slight fruit flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and somewhat medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is pretty lacking in traditional weizen aromas and flavors, even for the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar from Erdinger Weissbräu
3.54 out of 5 based on 295 ratings.
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