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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle & keg; Filtered.
Ingredients: Wheat and Barley Malt (2/3 Wheat Malt); Hops from Munich; Franziskaner top fermenting yeast strain; Water from own wells 200m deep.
Crystal clear, clean in taste and color. For those who desire a weissbier without yeast.
Also known as Club Weissbier and as Kristall Klar.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
500ml bottle.
Pours clear, light gold with a large, fluffy, white head that was constanlty replenished by a steady stream of bubbles from the bottle. This might be the clearest beer I’ve ever seen. Amazing. You could easily read through the glass. Slight hint of banana in the aroma and not much else. The taste strikes me as a Belgian Tripel of Abbey wannabe. This would be a fine summer beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Bottle, 55cl. My wife bought me a case of this. Pours a darker golden color. A big fluffy head. Slightly sweet aroma with a little wheat. This was a pretty good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrat (1323) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
Bottle.Dark gold in colour.large head,aroma is fruity,taste is smooth and fruity with some malt.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Skinnyviking (8435) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. White lasting head. golden unclear body. The expected banana aroma. Flavor: Kaum vorhanden or in English almost none. What a disappointment.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2006
Pretty bland offering from this old Munich institution, I wonder if it has anything to do with the ugly folks working behind the InBev war machine. Well charged; upon cracking it I had to aim it at the kitchen sink to take the brunt of expanding foam, whatever made it to the glass assumed a 50-50 mix of a huge dome-like white head atop a crystal clear, palest straw-gold body with a lot of carbonation keeping that crown in it’s place. Pleasant ’across-the-board’ nose showing sticky lemonade, husky grains, fresh crushed banana and some salted fish (?). Overly subtle and desperate for character in the mouth. Thin in body and mostly sweet for flavour. Sugary, tangy lemonade and palest starchy barley flavours shine right through to the short, lightly sour and heavily soapy swallow. Becomes lightly gummy as it warmed, and also becomes increasingly soapy with a detergent flavour coating the tongue ruining it completely. I’m not huge on Filtered wheat beers, and this just didn’t excite me at all. Average. (50cL, BBE 04/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2348) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
500 ml bottle. Very clear very clean. Huge head that kept forming from a constant stream of bubbles coming off the bottom. Aromas were weak, almost like a pilsener. Flavors were still pilsenery, but the hefe flavor came through a bit. I just think something is missing... oh, it’s the yeast...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5429) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Bottled. Clear golden-yellow pour, huge white head. Laced. Normal wheaty aroma but lacking in bananas. Clove. Crisp, smooooth mouthfeel with similar taste. Thin-bodied and obviously filtered, a very good Kristall, but doesn’t match up to the "normal" Franziskaner.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light golden hue with a nice long lasting head. Tastes like an almost weiss beer. Flavors are almost there but not quite. Mostly watery and although hardly unpleasent, still not great either.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4260) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle at home (031012). Light amber with a large white head, almost lasting, fine lacings. Aroma moderate malty and yeasty, light hoppy (coriander, citrus). Flavor moderate sweet and acidic, light bitter. Light body, watery, lively carbonated. Not as full a flavor as the unfiltered version.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scubatrip (609) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
From the bottle, pours a clear, somewhat pale golden color with a bubbly white head that doesn’t last too long. Smells kinda sweet, a bit fruity, really no bananas or bubble gum in this one. More malty aromas than anything. Tastes malty as well, and a bit heavier than expected. I much prefer Franziskaner’s hefe-weiss over this one.


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