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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,261 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1261
Reviews: 719
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%


Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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Kulrak

Australia

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light gold color with lots and lots of bubbly white head that just doesn't want to go away, and clings to the glass. Smells heavily of yeast and a little of noble hops, sweet and spicy. The taste is also sweet and spicy, not a lot of hoppy flavor, but it's wheaty and malty with some banana and cloves, very nice. Mouthfeel is light and creamy, not very fizzy or tingly like a hefe can get. This is a very tasty and easy to drink, I'll definitely be looking for it again

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2007 12:05:13 | More by Kulrak
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2014 15:54:08 | More by vonnegut21
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Ohiolager

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weihenstephaner Kristall weissbier 16.9 fl oz bottle $2.39(OH)

16.9 fl oz bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. No freshness date. ( Look it up on freshbeeronly)

Pours a nice crystal clear pale golden color. A three finger thick creamy bright white head that last forever it seems. The creamy Head being thicker and taller towards the middle of the glass. Very nice soap bubble like lacing is left all over the bulb of the glass. I have never seen a clear hefe before.

The aroma is a weak combo of wheat, banana's, lemons, cloves and other spices.

Taste follows the nose. But the malts are heavy, the wheat taste is very low. As well as other tastes. The banana's aren't very strong nor are the cloves. It's well balanced but the all the tastes are subtle. Maybe a clear hefe is not such a good idea, is it taking away all the flavor? It don't taste no where near as good as the original hefe.

mouth feel is OK. carbonation is good. Malts cling to your palate. It's just that it lacks that spicy/clovey banana feel that clings with the aftertaste. It has it but its weak.

Overall, i have walked past this several times and finally i said i'll give it a try. I should of just walked by to get some original hefe. Or the new Yuengling summer wheat, which is an amazing budget hefe. Would i buy this again? no. Its not the hefe style that i am growing to love. I would take some summer wheat over this any day.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 04:56:35 | More by Ohiolager
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Greg_Nall

Florida

3.24/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not a big fan of wheat beers with a lot of "wheat" attributes to them, have had several good ones. This one just isn't high on my list of wheat beers.

Appearance; served from brown glass bottle (capped) into tinkered, firm off white head with medium bobbles lasting 3+ minutes, deep yellow color, and very clear.

Aroma; medium strength (glass towards nose) with banana notes

Taste; medium high malts with a typical wheat flavor and medium low hops, flavor intensity seemed medium with the malts upstaging the hops with a smooth finish.

Mouth feel; medium to full with good carbonation

Overall; An alright beer, but as stated, not a fan of the stronger "wheat" beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 15:46:11 | More by Greg_Nall
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall Weihenstephan glass

A- Pours as the label states, crystal clear golden color with a huge pillowy and foamy white head that retains long after the pour, eventually leaving a two-finger head behind with some small patches of lace

S- powdery yeast gives aromas of sugary banana candy, melon, pear and underlying clove. A hint of wheat and cracker-like malt closes out the aroma

T- subtle candy-like sweetness up front with the fruity flavors of banana and pear following, earthy yeast with a subtle crackery malt lead to a dry finish with lingers of clove and banana

M- medium body with light carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth and crisp finish

O- as with most of their beers, this one is the standard when it comes to the style. Similar to the regular hefeweizen, but a cleaner palate. Perfect for a warm day with all day drinkability

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 20:10:09 | More by Treyliff
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ajdemma

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-12-2014 20:10:34 | More by ajdemma
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Twpsyn

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.6%

04-10-2014 23:09:42 | More by Twpsyn
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od_sf

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-10-2014 01:48:19 | More by od_sf
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-09-2014 11:45:23 | More by victory4me
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-09-2014 02:29:40 | More by marlinsfan4
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Marshall_ofmcap

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

04-07-2014 02:03:29 | More by Marshall_ofmcap
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-04-2014 02:32:13 | More by jkane101
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-03-2014 16:57:20 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-02-2014 15:37:23 | More by GOBLIN
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Asics

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-01-2014 20:47:22 | More by Will_F
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jcb7472

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-01-2014 18:32:37 | More by jcb7472
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-01-2014 01:08:31 | More by RKing44
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-30-2014 23:11:07 | More by bubseymour
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mudboneINla

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-30-2014 23:09:40 | More by mudboneINla
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Texas

5/5  rDev +24.1%

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jroberts8811

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-30-2014 02:59:50 | More by jroberts8811
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-29-2014 19:15:38 | More by jim_carignan
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Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-29-2014 17:50:39 | More by NickThePyro
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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,261 ratings.