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

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.


KajII's rating

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Poured a medium yellow with a large white frothy head that was mostly diminishing and had poor lacing. The aroma was strong of yeast, light flowery hops and a straw malt with notes of banana. It tasted very light with the flavor being very yeasty and slightly bitter in the beginning and mellowed to a mild yeast flavor with a hint of banana and some spice. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a soft carbonation. Overall an OK light kristall weisse.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2438) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2016
50cl bottle. Clear golden with a medium white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Subtle sweet and bitter tones. Wheat, banana, vanilla and grain. Good stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (5848) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2016
500ml bottle (Tante Lisbeth, Berlin). Clear golden color. Huge size, white head, stays. Looks fizzy. Citrus, sweet and very strong lemon in aroma. Well there is a slice of lemon floating in me beer. Sweet and lemony in taste. So watery and dull. Lemon is nice, but beer naah.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (7251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2016
(Kiev 2016) 500 ml. bottle. BBF 02.11.16. Clear indeed, sparkling golden, little fizzy egg-white head. Nose is dull banana, faint DE fish guts yeast, sweet grain, low wheat, touch watery. Taste is bit neutral banana, easy, low DE fish guts, neutral sweet, mellow apple, low cardboard. Sparkling. Overall, clean, easy enjoyable, tad bland, cardboard bit in the end got a bit to me & lessened my enjoyment a touch. This one pales next to the Weisse Original but I knew what I was getting into when I got a Kristallweizen, I rarely come across a Kristallweizen, wanted to tick one.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hauxe (310) - Butzbach, GERMANY - APR 8, 2016
Pours clear gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is fairly typical for a Weizen with banana and yeast coming to the fore. However the beer is much more light bodied than Maisels original, a sort of Maisels Lite if you like. The flavors are less pronounced than the original; the banana remains and is accompanied by a light lemon bitterness, particularly in the aftertaste. It is the excellent aroma which keeps drawing you back in and reminding you that this is really a Weizen. Decent, and I am obviously not a fan of the style, but I just don’t see a reason to drink this if the original is available.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11831) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle at Hausmann’s, Frankfurt. Pours sparkling and clear gold with a large, frothy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy wheat malt, lemon zest, and light banana notes. Flavor is spicy and earthy wheat malt, fresh lemon zest, light bananas and a crisp, dry finish. Light body and heavy carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2016
Large white soft foamy head clear gold pour aromas mild carbonation banana spices citrus grain the flavours sugary sweetness banana clove citrus wheat is rich crisp taste barley note good backing near floral like sweetness so good the finish lovely beer good wheat taste spices lasting sweetness crisp overall sharp for the palate lovely

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8432) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2016
500 ml bottle picked up during my trip to Hilton Head from notes. Pours a clear yellow golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have pale wheat malts, sweeter than many wheat beers, light banana, light spice, mild tangy citrus, fairly soft overall, I wouldn’t normally pick something like this but needed to boost my kristallweizen numbers a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ArtificialCyst (405) - Szczecin, POLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Aroma: Banana and wheat, light spice. Appearance: Color is straw, head is high - quickly dissappears, dense. Taste: Light watery wheat beer with some bananas and bread, spicy finish, light bitterness. Palate: Carbonation is high, body is low.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (1113) - BELARUS - FEB 24, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 Clear golden, tall airy head. Aroma of spice, grains. Light body. Pleasant sweetish taste of wheat, spice. Low bitterness. Decent

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gubihumle (540) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2016
Farven er lys gyldengul, med en stor flot hvid skumkrone. Aromaen er banan og honning (?). Smagen er let frugtagtig. Meget behagelig øl.


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