Crystal Weiss by Spanish Peaks Brewing

Crystal Weiss, an American style clear wheat beer, is a filtered(less taste, no yeast sediment) wheat beer modeled after the German Kristall Weizen style of beer.

Made by Spanish Peaks Brewing Co, this beer is pretty easy to drink and may be a nice introduction to craft beer for somebody who usually wouldn’t venture beyond the domestic light beer realm. Crystal Weiss is lighter than most wheat beers and features Saaz hops, typically not known for their bittering capabilities, and Hallertau hops, the original German lager hop.

Next time I may just opt for a true German Kristall Weizen. When poured the beer developed a small white head, had a nice pale straw-colored hue, but the taste offered nothing to the imagination. Though the Kristall Weizen is its own distinct style of brew, I prefer my wheat to feature a little yeast floating around as I find it tends to provide flavor to an otherwise bland category of beers. No aromas beyond the wheat.

In short, nothing special here – simply a thirst quenching beer with low alcohol content(4.5%) to get you through the early afternoon.

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J.S. Lewis

Beer advocate. Beer lover. Beer enthusiast. I also care for water.

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