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Paulaner Weissbier Kristallklar - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

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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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-17-2012 07:39:43 | More by nickfl
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -15.3%

12-01-2011 20:10:49 | More by Rochefort10nh
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 0.5 litre bottle, 5.2%, best before 01/2008, drank 07/2007.

Poured into one of my Franziskaner Weissbier glasses.

It looks the part, light golden yellow with a white head which is constantly being refurbished by the bubbles from below.

Full on banana, with vanilla coming a heavy second, very impressive. I was expecting the banana aroma to be a lot less than the hefe weiss, but I didn't find it so.

Dry overall, but refreashing also, the aromas come out in the flavour too, so banana and vanilla hit your mouth in waves, these tastes stay in the mouthfeel and make this a very drinkable beer IMHO.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2007 19:26:08 | More by BlackHaddock
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bark

Sweden

2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The colour is yellow; the large head slowly sinks down to a thick white airy head, leaving very little lacing.

The smell is sour with lots of dough, yeast and some bitterness.

The taste is sour with lots of dough, yeast and some bitterness. It is clean and rather simple. There are some fruity notes of kiwi and carambola. The aftertaste is mild with a creamy flavour of white loaf and exotic sour fruits. It is a little sharp.

The carbonation is quite strong with small bubbles. The liquid is mildly creamy.

OK, I admit it. I have never really understood what the point in a Kristal Weizen is: The Hefe Weizens are so much more interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2007 22:51:25 | More by bark
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours light golden with a medium large white creamy head. The head sinks slowly into nice lacings.

S: Malt and wheat, a bit sweet. Ripe bananas ans citric notes. A bit spicey.

T: Ripe bananas and white bread. Citric notes, orange sezt. Some spices. The taste is somewhat weaker than the smell.

M: Aftertaste is short and sweet. Body is light and carbonation is rich with really small smooth bubbles.

D: It started really nice but turned weak on me...

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 19:25:54 | More by Evil_Pidde
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

01-29-2013 20:18:15 | More by DmanGTR
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thierrynantes

France

3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
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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FLima

Brazil

4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
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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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-31-2013 04:11:28 | More by CoryR
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bright, orange, golden beer with a lot of carbonation and a stable, thick head. Too bad this doesn't have the hefe in it, this is not the 'real thing'.

Smell of ripe bananas and vanilla on top of a grainy wheat maltiness. There is a sort of musty smell to it, which reduces the freshness of the beer. Together with the sweet smell.

Taste of wheat, with typical fenolic yeast profile, ripe bananas. I did not taste a lot of clove though. Unlike any other Weizen, this has a slight bitterness, which fits this beer. The sweetness in the smell is not in the taste, the beer is rather dry and has a fenolic aftertaste. I miss the extra taste that the yeast normally adds to a weizen, it seems to always add an extra taste and mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2007 07:10:44 | More by Absumaster
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Brabander

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +13%
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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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-08-2013 21:24:45 | More by mpalestino
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Stoffel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-06-2012 03:43:27 | More by Stoffel
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Mattias

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-27-2013 21:12:05 | More by Mattias
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Sigmund

Norway

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, at Cardinal, Stavanger. ABV is 5.2%. Pale yellow colour, crystal clear like the name says. Large to moderate head. Typical weissbier aroma, fruity with bananas and cloves, but the the aroma is not as strong as you’ll get from a hefe-w. Crisp and spritzy mouthfeel. Moderate cloves and tolerable hops in the flavour, but boring compared to the hefe. Why filter away the goodies? Short aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2006 22:53:09 | More by Sigmund
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-21-2013 02:18:37 | More by BUNZILLA
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atis

Finland

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
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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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

0.5l bottle poured into my Paulaner 0.5l weissbier glass.

A- Deep golden colour, 5 finger creamy head from typical aggressive weizen pour. Very good head retention and lively beading.

S- lots of banana and fresh breads. a light toffee, sponge cake sweetness.

T- A little thin in flavour, lots of banana but this quickly transcends to a thin bland finish.

M- Spritzy and light, although seems a little stale

D- A ok kristallweizen, a little thin and lacking in refreshment, but overall drinkable

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 14:15:21 | More by seanyfo
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle 5.5% abv

Appearance: Light golden colour, huge frothy white head, leaving reasonable lace.

Smell: Typical banana and cloves, not very complex.

Taste: The flavour is lighter than I expected (probably due to filtering). Typical weizen taste, with the addition of peppery and fruity (citrus) notes.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slightly creamy with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, good drink for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2010 13:49:57 | More by Thehuntmaster
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-25-2012 10:45:40 | More by BrazilianAussie
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JEdmund

Kansas

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Overall
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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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

05-09-2012 14:48:33 | More by BigCheese
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RuudJH

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very disappointing receipe: I had expected far better from a brewery that makes one of the best hefe's in beerland.

Very boring and tasteless beer.
Smell clearly of bread and grassy hops.
Nice straw colour and nice carbonation as well. Fluffy head.
All in all, it's beer as clear as you'd like, reminding of a lager.
The banana and spice that is so great in wheatbeers from Germany is very much missed. In fact, this is just a very plain and ordinary beer.
As I said: if you want something like this, you might just as well pick a plain lager of some kind... the wheat character is there, but this drink should be much more exciting.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 20:08:29 | More by RuudJH
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tjd25

France

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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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allstar255

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-15-2013 10:35:11 | More by allstar255
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Paulaner Weissbier Kristallklar from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
81 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.