Friday, July 31, 2009

Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier

I had high hopes for this brew, and was intrigued by the words "crystal clear" on the label - I expected it to actually be clear, like the Crystal Pepsi. It was a pale and wan yellow, but still yellow nonetheless.

Supposedly this Austrian brewer has a "secret method of fermentation" and filtration, which leaves the beer being free of yeast. But I like yeast. And with the alcohol content appallingly low here - 5 percent - I can't see much reason to plunk down the bills for this stuff again. I do like thin, light, diaphanous beers, but heck, I coulda had a cerveza.

- - JSH

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