Erdinger Weissbier Kristallklar | Erdinger Weissbräu

BA SCORE
81
good
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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Ratings: 295 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of TheyCallMeYukon
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of yen157
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden brew with a big, fluffy, white head that doesn't go away too soon. It had prickly carbonation, and like the name said, it was crystal clear. The beer was fairly dry up front and had a pretty substantial malt flavor with a hint of vanilla on finish. Also, there was just a little bit of hops for balance. Good beer.

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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 kilobees
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of AudioGilz
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is clear and pale, but a huge fluffy head forms. This is a highly drinkable brew, pretty refreshing. It's like a very mellow hefe-flavor in a way, but also very lager-like. It didn't excite me too much. I'd much rather drink a cloudy ass hefe-weizen. But this beer is worth a try.

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Photo of curasowa
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving was from a 16oz. bottle that was a month past it's sell by date (guess that's why it was on sale)

Clear, yellow color with great foamy head and good lacing - a good looking beer. Aroma was pretty faint, just a hint of citrus. Fairly thin body with some nice sweetness that gives way to a bit of bitterness before finishing fast and clean. Overall, a very drinkable if not terribly flavorful beer.

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Photo of Augustiner719
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a .5L stein.

Appearance: poured a very clear, yellowy orange light color. Yielded a nice 2 finger head that dissapated quickly. No lacing present.

Smell: Smells much different than typical german hefeweizens. Very little malty character came through and there was a distinct soapy almost detergent aroma comming through. Still it was fresh smelling and nice, just not typcial for the other german hefes ive had.

Taste: Tastes pretty good. Not overpowering or memorable by any means. Sorta a typical run of the mill german hefe. Fresh tasting and very light, even for this style.

Mouthfeel: Although it yielded a decent head, it dissapated quickly which threw me off as to why this beer was so carbonated. Its a little too much for me, but its got nice texture.

Drinkability: Easy drinking, goes down smooth. Nothing crazy here, but its a terrific replacement for bud light or whatever run of the mill football or sports beer there is. Good session, but there are betting ones out there for sure.

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Photo of PorterPro125
4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
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 BrandonOakes
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Benvarine
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of StoicBeast
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of gefinley
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BierStein711
2.71/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into weizen
Four finger soapy head, and just like they say, "crystal clear."

Smell: malt, not much else

Taste: Barely anything except wet grass.

Mouthfeel: Watery!!

This is the weakest beer in Erdinger's portfolio. I wouldn't recommend it. Try Urweisse or the Dunkel, if you want something different. I may try this again, but only if on tap.

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Photo of DuncanMcBommer
2.64/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jamesmk48
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerguy
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MatthewD4
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of intoxabroad
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of tony223366
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my beer journal. Originally reviewed on June 7, 2011.

A: Straw light gold color. Extremely clear. Fluffy light white head with nice lacing. 1 finger sticks around.

S: Cloves and lemons with some nice malts.

T: Cloves and citrus dominate. Light wheaty flavor. Actually has a bit of a bite on the tail end.

M: Light body, but not as carbonated as weihenstephaner.

O: Not bad, but I prefer Weihenstephaner if I had to pick a Kristalweizen

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Photo of DSkilling
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of mistahmojoryan
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jgammoniv
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of RocketWidget
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Don't misinterpret my scores here; There is nothing wrong with this beer. Its just a little plain for my tastes, and if I was looking for a beer like this, I would choose a Hefe and get a little more flavor.
Pours a Cristal clear golden color, with great carbonation and moderate white head. Smell is distinctly crisp and hoppy. Taste is fine - slightly lemony, very lightly spicy. Nothing to complain about. A good beer, but I just don't get excited about it.

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Photo of Mojoman8561
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of syndelee
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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