Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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4.13/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
500ml bottle into weihenstephan weizen glass
A - huge bright white head on this beer. the body is a bright straw colour, like a light honey yellow. the head sits on top for a good long while before settling down to a normal sized .5 finger layer. this beer is indeed kristallklar. the beer has all the parts buy maybe a tad more depth to the colour would be better.
S - primarily smells wheaty, in that sweet manifestation that it is wont to provide. though I have none of the classic banana and clove aspect to the beer, there certainly is fruit: rich ripe pears. I think the beer might have been filtered too well, thus muting the banana and clove aspect. either way, the brew still smell quite good.
T - ah, here are the cloves. the beer is basically a muted version of the regular one. that is what is supposed to happen, so I understand. the initial taste is of the classic clove note that is regular to weizenbier, a hearty wheat flavour, and some slight hoppy bitterness. the finish has the banana aspect come out and blend with the cloves, all atop an underlying wheat flavour. the aftertaste is just like a regular weizenbier: wheaty cloves and a slight sweetness that comes to stay. this is a pretty good wheat beer, but the pronouncement of the flavours can be too subued at points. and when one compare the complete burst of flavour that the regular weihenstphan gives, the understatement in this beer is just too much.
MF&D - the beer feels almost like my homebrewed weizen. the carbonation is lacking a slight ammount, and the body is just a bit too thin. its not watery, by any means, but the beer should have a bit more slosh to it. either way the brew is great fun to drink and the low abv keeps em coming.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2009 20:39:26 | More by erz316
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