Kristalweizen / Kristal Weizen
Sometimes called “Kristal Weissbier,” the yeast from this German-style Hefeweizen is filtered out after fermentation, leaving a crystal clear weizen beer with no haze or clouds. Exhibiting aroma and flavor characteristics similar to a Hefeweizen, Kristalweizen is generally perceived as more crisp and clean on the palate.
|Taste/Smell||Crisp, Fruity, Banana, Wheat, Light- Medium-bodied|
|Alcohol-by-Volume (ABV) Range||4.9 – 5.5%|
|Popular Examples||Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier, Erdinger Weizen Kristall, Tucher Kristall Weizen|
|Serving Temperature||Cool, 46-54°|
|Cheese Pairing Ideas||Brick, Edam, Feta, Goat Cheese (Chèvre)|
|Food Pairing Ideas||Salads with fruity or vinaigrette dressings, German-style dishes and apple glazed pork|