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Brewed by Brauerei Gebr. Maisel Bayreuth
Style: German Kristallweizen
Bayreuth, Germany
Serve in Weizen

bottled
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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crystal-clear brilliance and lively sparkling carbonic acid are the outstanding features of Maisel’s Weisse Kristall and make it a wonderfully exuberant refreshment. Due to the special composition of sun-ripened wheat varieties and brighter barley malts, fermented and aged with our special white yeast, unfolds at first sip a balanced bouquet of different fruit flavors of ripe banana to a slight citrus note, which mixes at departure with the typical, slightly spicy wheat beer flavor. A predicate for a particular quality.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (4949) - Tau, - FEB 2, 2013
500 ml bottle, bought in Germany. ABV is 5.1%. Like the name says: crystal clear, pale yellow colour, moderate white head. Fairly strong aroma of ripe bananas and cloves, hints of citrus. The flavour is refreshing, with moderate notes of banana and cloves, but not nearly as good as the Original or Dunkel. Thin mouthfeel.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Flaske, 50 cl. Gyldengul og klar, stort hvidt skum. Dufter af brød, korn, moden banan, let citrus. Fremstår friskt og let-sødlig sur uden megen karakter, slet ikke humle-karakter. Før ingen fortræd, men 50 cl går man - jeg - i al fald hurtigt træt i.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (635) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2014
sweet pilsner smell, taste is mostly of bubblegum with a finish that gives you a dry mouth...taste is maltier with low hops

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (519) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 13, 2014
Couleur dorée très claire, forte mousse très blanche. Nez fruité (banane) et levure.Gout bien doux de banane et note de levure. Cremeuse en bouche.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chopper925 (116) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Pouras in golden with a small white head. Aromas are banana, fruits and a bit yeast. Taste is light sweet, moderate bitterness. Palate is pleasurably fresh, more a thin mouth feel, fruity banana, malt finish. Great Kristall, not as heavy as a Weizen, but equal in taste, perfect if a Weizen is to much.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (148) - SERBIA - MAY 14, 2014
Draft at Transit in Berlin.Pour it yellow gold color carbonated.Taste of sweet fruits especially banana.Good

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2047) - GERMANY - MAY 1, 2014
0,5 l bottle BB 06. Dec. 14 Golden color, clear and with a frothy / fast disappearing white foam head. cereal, banana, dough, citrus, herbs, hay, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciocanelu (51) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2014
500 ml bottle poured into Weizen glass. Clear golden color. Large head after pouring but fades away quickly and leaves almost no lacing. Looks like a standard lager but less carbonated. Aroma is nice. I can smell wheat, yeast, citrus and apples. Taste seems a bit to sour for the style. It isn’t really unpleasant but it seems a bit out of place. Body feels light and soft. Not very carbonated. Overall I wasn’t impressed. The taste didn’t seem right. It was too lemony and it left my mouth dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2469) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bamberg Jolly Day 1 24/0/14. Bottle split at maisels. Aroma is clean banana, some orange and a slight sweetness. Flavour is ripe banana with some spicy clove. Crystal clear yellow straw coloured pour with small white head. Wel made.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1270) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle 50 cl from Bier-Bienne (CH). Luminous blonde with a pure white headsticking to the glass. Aromas of banana, chewing gum, spices. The taste had similar nuances with apple, lemon, toffy and clove. Lively and very fresh beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GoufCustom (763) - HONG KONG - MAR 11, 2014


500ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Clear light golden honey colour; One and a quarter finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing and very fizzy carbonation; Pretty fragrant aroma of malt, with banana, wheat malt, light vanilla, light caramel, cloves, spices and very light grass; Minimal sweet taste of malt, with fairly light tartness, wheat, faint banana, light yeast, light cloves, lemon, and light but sharp grass; Close to light body, thin and fairly crisp palate; Mouth feel is quite high-carbo, wheaty, still quite yeasty weiss in a low tartness background. Minimal fruity tastes bar banana and lighter cloves, very clean tasting. Alright… Hoppiness is faint grass nose, lemon and light sharp grass in taste. Testable low-fi bitterness, light wheaty finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: Standard Kristallweiss, certainly not as colourful as the Hefeweiss proper, but also has no off-taste and with a bit of hops to boost. All-round play-it-safe cleaniness, good for pulling up your feet and chill out after a day of hard work.


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