Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar | Erdinger Weissbräu

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3.59/5
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304 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#39,873
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
304
pDev:
13.65%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
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Photo of PorterPro125
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle poured into an Erdinger Weissebier glass

A- Pours a "Kristal" clear gold colour (a little richer than a typical light lager). Fluffy white head with good retention. Thick patches of lacing.

S- Mainly bready with a hint of bubblegum. No typical Banana flavour found in a Weissebier (I expect that has something to do with the filtering process. A clean, crisp flavour that is a nice change of pace from the typical Wheat Beer.

T- Like the aroma, the flavour is very clean and crisp: Mainly a wheat/bready note, a hint of bubblegum, and an earthy/floral hops.

M- Light Body and steady, smooth moderate carbonation. Wet finish. Extremely refreshing.

O- The first Kristalweizen I've had the Privilege to try and I have to say that I was deeply impressed. Clean and crisp flavours comparable to the Czech Pilseners with the added Body/flavour of Wheat malt.

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Photo of eerdenk
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gefinley
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Honeybourne
3.01/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spike
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jcubz
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foley67
4.44/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chippysteve
4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

One of the best Krystal Weizen in Germany. I've lived it for 10 years and tried others. Only Weihenstephan beats this....but that's difficult to find. (I[m in NRW. There are great lagers, Helles, down south.) No Banana taste in this one. If you order it from a bar, ask for it without lemon... not required.

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
2.64/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of einman
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of celikelf
2.92/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Shadman
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesmk48
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a weizen glass.
The appearance was a fairly clear, pale golden yellow color, with about a three finger puffy white foamy head. After the head dissipates, there's some stringy lacing sliding into the beer nicely.
The smell starts off with a bready sweetness and lets in some of the typical "bubblegum" notes of a krystalweizen. Banana esters become faint with light cracker details, and is somewhat wheaty.
The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors adding a light earthy to semi-grassy hop bite closer to the aftertaste. There's a light sweet wet finish.
The mouthfeel sat about a light on the body with a nice smooth carbonation running about.
Overall, as a krystalweizen, it works, but I think I'd rather go for a Weihenstephaner one first.

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Photo of briburt
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 304 ratings