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Paulaner Weissbier Kristallklar - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-28-2002)
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4.83/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I will have to admit at first I was afraid to try a kristallklar weizen and talk about bad luck it started as soon as I bought it. I went to the local trinkmart and bought this and on the way home the cap came off and started leaking around my car I thought for sure this is not a beer for me and that was the sign. Weizen beers to me should have the yeast on the bottom of the bottle and before you pour it you roll the bottle around to mix it up that's what gives it the flavor.

With this beer I would have to rate it as one of the top weizen I have tasted, the filtering suprisingly had no effect besides the fact that it was easier to pour. The look was a cloudy golden color with a strong bannana aroma but not overpowering to turn you away. The taste was bursting with different flavors with bannana barely noticeable. One thing you will notice is that, atleast in my opinion weizen beers feel the best in your mouth and going down your taste pallat with this particular selection being no different. With only one downfall to drinking weizen beers I would recomend this on highly for a strong wheat beer taste. OH ya that downfall is you get extremely bloated if you have more than three or four of these or any weizen beer so be prepared to have other beers in the fridge and remember you better pick something that you really like because as you will learn in wine tasting you start with the low quality and only work up so please don't torcher your taste buds after this fine german wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2004 23:08:46 | More by paulaner
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

01-01-2012 17:24:29 | More by RedFox
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear pale yellow, streaming with small carbonation bubbles and huge white head with excellent retention, patchy lacing. Aroma is sweetish banana, spicy as well as weak wheat.

Taste is clean banana, hints of vanilla, wheat and dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium with slightly more than average carbonation that helps to accentuate hints of spice that can be better felt after midway through the glass.

A decent Kristallweizen, one of the best I have had. Its flavour is much stronger if compared to other filtered Weizen beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 16:18:44 | More by atis
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

09-02-2012 17:48:03 | More by Suigintou92
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

01-29-2013 20:18:15 | More by DmanGTR
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

07-18-2012 00:50:41 | More by Quik4life3
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4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a consistent and nice head. Golden color and the label says it is not hazy once this Weiss was filtered.
Aroma predominantly banana and a hint of cloves and condiments.
Low carbonation.
Refreshing taste, not very sweet. It has a zesty flavor, mildly bitter (you can feel its hops!) and with some species. Even though was filtered you can still taste the yeast. Harmonious ending, a little dry. Definitely a top notch weissbier extremely well balanced and still off the beaten path. Really liked this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 13:46:04 | More by FLima
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-02-2013 18:10:18 | More by Misterefe
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-16-2012 12:11:40 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

09-09-2013 04:52:09 | More by Raziel313
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-09-2012 14:48:33 | More by BigCheese
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-11-2012 19:42:46 | More by Cabal17
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-10-2012 04:35:29 | More by DGR
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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Weißbier. Yesterday was a hot day in Holland and we ate pizza's outside. Mrs. Brabander and i drank this beer in the original glass.

Wonderfull beer only to look at. Light sweetness and light carbonation. Citrus. Five fingers head but that is very easy to get with this beer.

This is one of the better German Weißbeers that you can get on the market.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 12:24:29 | More by Brabander
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3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50 cl.), tasted in 2001.

Appearance : A light yellow color, with a white foamy head.
Smell : sweet malty and wheaty aroams, with a light grainy note. Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty and wheaty flavours, a light spiced note.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Pale filtered wheat beer (Kristalweizen).

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 16:40:54 | More by thierrynantes
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-01-2014 20:41:43 | More by Savaseri
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-22-2012 16:21:43 | More by Niklas
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-27-2013 21:12:05 | More by Mattias
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-10-2012 21:41:05 | More by estevaom
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-29-2013 18:20:41 | More by felipeprates
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-16-2013 16:27:01 | More by Sati


3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-21-2013 02:18:37 | More by BUNZILLA
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3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A foamy head fades into a fine white collar on an almost transparent yellow golden body. The smell shows wheat and some roasted malts with light hints of caramel. The taste is of wheat, slightly citric, iodated, and I thought it lacked a sweeter note. The mouthfeel is very round and ends in a dry way. There’s an impression of banana and grapefruit mixed together, but more with the citrus of the grapefruit than with the sweetness of the banana. Hops are faintly noticeable, but they contribute to the dryness of the finish in a decent (but not great) manner. It’s still a quite drinkable brew, but it seems that it could be improved easily.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2004 21:15:55 | More by tjd25
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3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, light yellow, starch white foamy-turn-rocky head, high level of carbon.

Aroma is basically just a lighter heffe with lemon and banana notes present.

Taste & Mouthfeel
Firm, biting carbonation, light body, refreshing light wheat taste

Great if you want a lighter beer and still want the wheat beer flavor. Good!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 15:34:26 | More by JEdmund
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3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is exactly what the name promises--crystal clear. Head is initially huge but rapidly rescends to a light white film. Bananna notes are strong but not as forceful as a Hefe or Dunkel version. Aroma is light, fruity, and pleasant. Taste is comprimised of weak background malts, a clover middle, and forceful fruity and banana forefront. All flavors are much more discernable than in a Hefe or Dunkel. Things just dont seem as muddled together. Aftertaste is pleasing as flavors linger slightly but not with the sour and aged flavor aftertaste of a Dunkel. Body is lighter than fullness of flavor would suggest.

Extremely interesting, thirst quenching, and flavor makes this a very drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2003 20:48:51 | More by allboutbierge
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Paulaner Weissbier Kristallklar from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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