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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,368 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,368
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 65
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by davidchollar:
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davidchollar

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

oh, my. god. i am so happy the world cup is in germany. my local stores all have a special "campaign" with a lot of new, foreign, and plenty of german beers being promoted. i've seen some that have made me mildly happy, (ooh, newcastle brown). but today i saw an endcap with all weihenstephaner beers, 4 different styles! i was unashamedly vocally appreciative, and i noticed the locals noticing me but i didn't care. what a cool sight.

my first kristal weizen. i have tried - and thoroughly enjoyed - three of the other beers made by this, the oldest brewery in the world. and to finish the story of the first paragraph, all the others have been through mail order from a special internet store. this was my first time seeing it at a normal store, in person. this is my fourth, and this ancient brewery is threatening to become my favorite. i just love the label, damn it makes me thirsty.

after reading the beer style description here on BA, i would say this fits it perfectly. looks like i would expect - like a filtered hefeweizen, crystal clear, highly fizzy, beautiful huge head. smell is slightly muted due to mosquito-repelling smoke in the air, (oh my god, how am i going to review for the next few months, with a dulled sense of smell or full of bites? you see, in japan these fuckers get you in or out of your house. they know no bounderies). but i can still pick up great weiss bier scents. spicy, banana, i guess there's really not as much wheat as a normal hefeweizen. so the smell is not as good as it's more famous, higher rated brother, but it's still good.

taste and mouthfeel are very predictable. just what you would expect. it's crystal clear! smooth. perfect balance, highly thirst-quenching and tasty. interesting note: this would probably be a good beer to give to a total rookie, as it is closer in appearance to a boring macro. as opposed to a cloudy, foggy hefeweizen which can definitely scare some noobs. i have a new mission for converting my macro-swilling co-workers!

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2006 17:22:36 | More by davidchollar
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4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful looking beer with an enormous head. A brilliantly clear yellow straw color beer. The head is very tall and quite dense with plenty of lacing left in it's wake.

The aromas are not as pronounced as with Hefeweissbier but i can still smell cloves and yeast. It's just more subtle.

Taste is good but as in the nose subtle. Yeast and malts are present along with phenols of clove. It's sweet and spicy and drinks very smooth. A clean finish.
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07-26-2014 11:21:10 | More by micromaniac129
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gr0g

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4/5  rDev -1%
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

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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,368 ratings.