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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,362 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,362
Reviews: 725
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 65
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
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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Samp01

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a large lasting fluffy white head. Aroma and Taste of wheat, banana, some citrus and grassy notes, with some mild bitterness. Palate is a light to medium body, a crisp clean mouthfeel with good carbonation. Finish is a combination of wheat, sweet citrus and banana flavor, a bit of tart notes with some bitterness on the end for balance. Overall a very good, crisp and refreshing brew. Nicely done

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 15:13:26 | More by Samp01
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gr0g

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Straw-colored with no haziness. Head formation and lacing characteristics remain as good as Weihenstephan Hefe. Streaks of foam adorn the glass. True to style, the aroma is much like a hefe but with less yeast character. More biscuity malt character is apparent, smelling a bit like a Helles lager. Clove/banana/bubblegum are still present.

Mild clove and a bit of banana. Dry with a mild bitterness throughout. Clean, dry finish. Very soft and pleasant texture. German malt profile comes through more after the filtering, but the flavor remains light and "wheaty." A little less filling than the hefe.

The differences between Weihenstephan Kristallweissbier and Hefeweissbier are fairly subtle, and I say this having had both back-to-back. Either one is a great version of the classic German wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 23:20:42 | More by gr0g
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Up to the light, a brilliant pale gold color. Excellent clarity (the condensation on the outside of the glass is more hazy than the beer itself) 2 fingers head which could show some more variation in texture,

S: I can smell the banana aroma from a foot away. Cloves and pronounced nutmeg closer up.

M: Light, smooth, superfine and active carbonation give a creamy feel. Highly effervescent and an ideally crisp finish.

T: Follows the nose but with more of a bubblegum aftertaste to it. It's a little too bubblegum pronounced for my liking, but good for style. Has a good malt sweetness, and although I detect little breadiness, combines with the bubblegum flavor to make it chewy for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 19:45:35 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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jamis

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-25-2014 17:52:32 | More by jamis
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Joecaddie

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-25-2014 00:40:11 | More by Joecaddie
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Gator Beverage. Pours slightly hazy but nearly clear light golden yellow with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of yeasty banana esters, hay and wheat, pears and light fruits. Flavor is banana, yeast, hay, a honey sweetness that makes this sweeter than a hefe, pears. Pretty much tastes like it smells. Very light bodied with plus carbonation with a lingering sweetness on the tongue. A nice brew overall that I would never turn down.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 00:10:11 | More by BMMillsy
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Drakemurray


5/5  rDev +24.1%

07-24-2014 23:39:39 | More by Drakemurray
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Johnct

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-24-2014 01:42:43 | More by Johnct
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thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-23-2014 16:18:26 | More by thufflife
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-23-2014 02:39:07 | More by Pens1967
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schneidk

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-23-2014 02:28:27 | More by schneidk
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-20-2014 21:49:51 | More by Hopswagger
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-19-2014 05:24:55 | More by CraigTravor
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-18-2014 18:11:31 | More by curlybird
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-18-2014 00:24:32 | More by Doomcifer
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-16-2014 16:42:03 | More by Artjsantos
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ThaHealer

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-16-2014 00:19:10 | More by ThaHealer
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msumike89

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-15-2014 19:44:48 | More by msumike89
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dandelin

Korea (South)

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-15-2014 08:08:04 | More by dandelin
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-14-2014 22:51:25 | More by thatoneguymike
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-14-2014 19:02:01 | More by atlbravsrno1
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bouncepass

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-13-2014 22:31:52 | More by bouncepass
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Skud

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-13-2014 19:19:39 | More by Skud
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Herky21

Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-13-2014 16:45:39 | More by Herky21
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Reinbeck11

Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-12-2014 23:04:53 | More by Reinbeck11
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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,362 ratings.