Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan in Germany
There is a sour soapiness to this which turned me off at first.
But the taste turns sweet and spicy after the initial oddness. Unfortunately the smell stays a bit sour, maybe spicy – but it’s a spice I don’t care for.
Refreshing to drink, the crystal weiss is clear with a mild orange colour, like a pale lager. No cloudiness like other wheat beer styles, which defines the kristallweizen style.
Overall skippable in my opinion, but worth trying once to see if your tastes enjoy it. I simply found it a bit bland and bitter, without any real discernable flavour profile. I’ll need to try this beer and/or style again as most people thoroughly enjoy this beer.
The Wicked Wheat Beer Series is a collection of great wheat beers ranging from Belgian Witbier to Dunkelweiss to Hefeweizen and everything in between. If you’re a glutton for gluten, or wild for wheat beers, these are the refreshing beers for you.