Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: German Kristallweizen
Erding, Germany
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 683   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
This gives ERDINGER Weissbier 'crystal clear' a sparkling and refreshing character which wheat-beer lovers appreciate, especially in summer.

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Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Pours off white and fizzy with a nice white head. Smells of sweet wheat, some bananas, some coriander hints. Tastes of citrus, some sweet caramel, lots of wheat character. I still don’t quite grasp this style, but this beer is refreshing enough.

sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Sweet and dry. Quite grassy and slightly floral. High carbonation. Sugary... a bit like a sweet pilsener.

jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2007
500 ml. euro bottle, best before date on the back label, sampled in a weizen glass. Like it states on the label, crystal clear appearance, yellowish golden with a steady flow of micro bubbles, large rocky white head, good staying power and a plentiful amount of sticking. Largely clean nose, light aromas of grain and wheat, a subtle fruity banana, traces of spice and floral hops. Smooth creamy medium body, soothingly crisp and dry. Mild graininess and soft fruity wheat malts. Hints of green bananas. Lemony hops that add a spiciness to the dry malty finish. A good refreshing Kristal Weizen, quite easy to drink, perfect on a warm late September day.

drpimento (3639) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2007
just beer. Not much of anything going on here at all. Very clear yellow. Some head and a bit of lace that doesnt’ last. Almost no aroma. The carbonation isn’t like most other Bavarian kristal weizens - it’s much harder than the majority. Having this at the Bodega Brew Pub, downtown La Crosse, WI.

Rune (12777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2007
500ml bottle sampled with Finn. Huge, dense foamy head leaving moderate lacing on the glass. Lightly fresh fruity smell. Citric vagueness in taste. Foamy mouthfeel and lively carbonated. Crystal clear, indeed, but it seems that they also filtered away most of the flavours (Tromsø, 06.09.2007).

DerWeg (1682) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2007
Nondescript, smooth and easy drinking un-weissbier. (By definition a Weisse has to be cloudy when the light hits it, a Krystall cannot be.)Hints of pear and citrus aroma, light banana aftertaste, vague clovey spice. Fizzy but pleasant I guess. When would you choose it over regular Weisse in summer? Novelty I guess.

DuffMan (10433) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle from the TCR in Launceston Tasmania. Clear brassy gold with a fairly dense white head displaying weak retention. Sweet aroma, vaguely of canned pears. Sweet palate with poorly defined fruit-syrup character, but not sickeningly so. Still, not one I’d come back to.

bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of wheat, maybe citrus, but not detecting banane. Apricot gold color with a fine bubble, substantial white head. Thin to medium bodied; carbonation that is almost creamy. The flavors are wheat, citrus, and some sort of yeasty spice. Arguably a bit of ripe stone fruit. Overall, the palate is subtle, and it’s really rewarding. It sparkles. It refreshes. There is something like banana oil lurking at the finish, but I didn’t detect banana in the beginning. It’s a good drink. Period.

shadey (2135) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Pour is a clear deep gold with a huge head of tight white bubbles that quickly reduces to a thin layer of lace. Aroma is subtle wheat character with some citrus hiding in there somewhere. Flavor is interesting, not sure how to describe it. There is wheat, citrus and something more, perhaps it is the yeast character. The body is a bit sharper than the hefe I tried earlier today. More active carbonation may contribute to its refreshing character.

estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2007
Golden body with a large fizzy head that dispears fast. Aroma is mostly of wheat some citrus are there to. Flavor is of citrus, wheat and water. I noticed some really small notes of fruit. Little metalic aftertaste. Palate is thin and watery but more oily than water.

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