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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2004
Pours pale yellow with a huge foamy white head. Mad bubbles swirling for a long time. Aroma is spice and ripe banana. Flavor is malty, sweet with a nice banana hit. Finish dry, tart and crisp. Not too carbonated. Light body. A very nice Kristall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2004
Huge soapy white head. Body is straw, see through and very carbonated. Aroma is yeasty. Flavor is soft. Yeast and clove are present. Faint bitterness at the end.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DanielBrown (3819) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2004
Bottle from Rai Wines, Birmingham. Wheaty, sugar puff aroma. Fizzy yellow appearance, with a loose, bubbly head. Nice bubblegum flavour to kick off with, though things become blander in the finish, and I'm left with a watery, metallic wash. Big and bouncy in taste, though rather soft and flabby in mouthfeel. This lacks the bite and refreshment which should be provided by this style, and the end I was becoming overwhelmed by unbalanced sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Well, Spaten holds as being my first in almost all styles to have come from Germany, but those other than in Bavaria. enjoy the slight sourness and all the other elements of this. Need to throw back into my rotation of beers to have now and then as it had been a while.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Crystal clear straw colored with a small white head. Aroma of citrus fruit, banana and mild clove. Flavor is sweet,wheat tang,and of bananas.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
almostfrozen (26) - USA - MAR 13, 2004
This was unimpressive. I think reglar ole spaten premium is preferable over this. Surprisingly watery and foamy and blah...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2004
Quite pale lager color, big foamy head. Yeasty citrus aroma, not as strong as in the hefeweizen. Sweetish banana flavor with a bitter finish. More harsh, watery and carbonated palate than in the hefeweizen. Kristallklar clearly cries for the missing yeast. This is what you get for removing the most important ingredient from a weizen.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Very pale, very clear. Thick frothy head, fully lasting. High level of carbonation. Smells slightly of bananas. Flavor is sweet but crisp. Nice lace all the way up and down the glass. Aftertaste leaves bananas lingering on the roof of my mouth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Filtered clear straw color with large carbonated head and lots of lacing. The aroma is lighly citrusy with some malt tones and a little wheat. The flavor is balanced and clean, definate balance. Finished slightly watery and bland but not too bad at all. I don't know if I'd drink this again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2004
Clear golden colour. Big head. Slightly hoppy nose. Crisp, citric, bready, slightly hoppy taste. The Club Weisse is a bit soapy, while the Kristall Klar is not. This could be, because I drank the Club Weisse from the bottle and the Kristall Klar from a glass. Nonetheless a decent Kristallweizen, but nothing special.


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