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Schlägl Kristall

Brewed by Stiftsbrauerei Schlägl
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Aigen-Schlägl, Austria
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Ein Juwel aus der einzigen Stiftsbrauerei Österreichs. Ein mit Mühlviertler Hopfen gebrautes, helles Spezialbier aus kristallklarem Wasser, hergestellt nach alter klösterlicher Brautradition: ein Spezialbier mit ausgeglichener Hopfenbettere.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Ok drinking. Not a lot of flavor here. Golden pour. Crisp finish. Average carbonation. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1431) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 9, 2015
500 ml bottle from Klosterladen Schottenstift, Vienna.
Deep golden, clear body, with a big, frothy, lacing, white head.
Aroma of bread, grass, ripe fruits, honey.
Taste follows this, with some more citric notes and some herbs.
Medium, a bit creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter, a bit dry, hoppy, citric, grassy, herbal.

Nice one. Definitely not an average Helles, pretty aromatic for this style, with interesting fruit notes, but still easy and fresh. Another great style example from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1311) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
August 14th, 2013 - The previous beer in the Schlagl panel was the Doppel Bock, and the next in line is the Kristall. No, not the fabulously decadent symbol of wealth, but a demure brew showing off the power of subtlety and parsimony in brew crafting. The head is a web, mottled mess, and the body is a deep honeycomb orange with a shifting sand style of haze. In the smell I catch honey and white grapes, though the vapors aren’t spritzy enough to carry the full implication of freshness that the scents express. The taste is also quite light, with a touch of white peach flesh, honey, and apple juice, served on a delicate yet sudsy palate. Another fitting entry, and an under appreciated bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11772) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle [from Euro Swap 7 thanks to Sebilinz] @ home. (Note: even after consulting Erich / Sebilinz we weren’t sure which beer it was, but we’re guessing this one. Bottle said "helles" but also 5.0% ABV. Barcode was not in the database so no way to tell for sure.) Clear light yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, hayish, decently bitter. Suitable body and carbonation. Quite clean and crisp. Nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhunter111 (12963) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
Flasche von Geiserich, vielen Dank! Dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht getreidig, malzig. Geschmack malzig, getreidig mit leicht metallischem Abgang.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (6113) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Slightly murky golden hay-colored beer. Not much of a head. Evokes the musty, dusty side of European lagers ... big time corn-like vegetal character. The finish is creamy, both in feel and flavor, followed by a very final dying kick of that crunchy corn. (#5509, 5/7/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear gold body with a small fizzy white head that left a bit of lacing. The nose is mostly bready malt with a minimal touch of hops and some cereal grains. The flavor is a bit bland with a little too much sweetness for the style and light hoppiness. Some pale bready malts and a little bit of a vegetal note. Light bodied with a bit of clinginess on the finish and fizzy carbonation. Not the best example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (4937) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle from an Austrian friend. It poured a lightly hazy golden liquid with a white head. Bready and malty smell with some flowers and grass. Similar taste. Ok lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11450) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, spicy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light corn notes, spicy hops and light bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
islay (1837) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
16.9 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-24-12. Labeled as “Stift Schlagl Kristall.” Aroma features white grape juice, apple juice, lemon, and golden raisins. Pours an effervescent, mostly clear, pale gold with some milky haze. Many small, slow-rising bubbles. Moderate to large amount of uneven, off-white head. Produces good lacing. Minerally taste features mineral water with light bitterness and just a little bit of fruitiness (apricot, peach). Bland. Dry, minerally aftertaste. Light body; watery. Somewhat lively in the palate. Looks cool. Smells okay. Subpar, weak flavor and mouthfeel. Not offensive at all, but not good.

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