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Style: Kristal Weizen
 
Style Information
Kristal Weizen (literally translated as "crystal white") is a version of weissbier that is filtered to remove the yeast, giving it a clarity not found in other wiessbier styles. The color ranges from very pale yellow to deep gold. The aroma should be similar to that of a Hefe Weizen, with malt sweetness, cloves, nutmeg, and fruit/banana characteristics apparent. Hops notes should be very low or nonexistent. The taste should have similar notes, with cloves, banana, and a decent malt sweetness. Bready yeast notes in both aroma and taste should be minimal, since this is a filtered version of a weissbier. The feel should be medium to full bodied, with notable carbonation. ABV should be 4.9% to 5.5%. IBUs should be low at 10 to 15.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Weizen Glass A wheat beer glass is a glass that is used to serve wheat beer, known also as weizenbier or hefeweizen. It is much taller than a pint glass, and is considerably wider at the top than at the base,... [more]

Top Consumed Kristal Weizen
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Grasshopper by Big Rock Brewery7
2. Texas Wheat by Saint Arnold Brewing Company6
3. Apollo by Sixpoint Craft Ales5
4. Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier by Brauerei Weihenstephan3
5. Kristall Weizen by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery2
6. Rockfish Wheat by Blue Mountain Brewery2
7. Laughing Fox by New Glarus Brewing Company2
8. Rosenweiss by Tin Man Brewing Company1
9. Pale Weiss by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery1

Top Reviews Kristal Weizen
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier by Brauerei Weihenstephan84
2. Apollo by Sixpoint Craft Ales78
3. Dancing Trout by Bayern Brewing, Inc.72
4. Texas Wheat by Saint Arnold Brewing Company70
5. Laughing Fox by New Glarus Brewing Company64
6. Honey Weiss by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company42