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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner KristallweissbierWeihenstephaner Kristallweissbier

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90
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1,270 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1270
Reviews: 720
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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Reviews by livingregret:
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livingregret

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type:1pt .9fl oz bottle

Appearance: Pours a bright golden yellow w/ ample carbonation fizzing to the top leaving plenty of lacing behind. Poured w/ a 2 finger head that to quickly left

Smell: Fruit....banana's and peaches perhaps. a touch of spice mixed in, cloves is my guess

Taste/Mouthfeel: Crisp but a bit of the carbonation comes through w/ a odd feeling on the tongue. A bit of "bite" from the carbonation feels slighty out of place. That "bite" from the carbonation actually masks a lot of the flavour of this beer. The banana/peach taste is there but it feels like one of those Non-alcoholic ciders you give to children during Christmas time...meaning the taste is washed away quickly cause of the carbonation. The carbonation lingers more than the taste does which is a bit odd to me

Drinkability: Hmmmm...it's drinkable and good at cleansing the palate. Enjoyable enough but is a bit "tame"

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2007 05:28:57 | More by livingregret
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9 ounce bottle poured into a wheat beer glass

A - crystal clear medium gold with an initial large foamy head, excellent retention and small bits of spotty lacing.

S - fresh bananas, clove, grains, and grasses. None of the notes are overpowering.

T - I honestly feel this a pretty one dimensional beer. Nothing seems to change from start to finish. It is malt forward and dry.

M - good carbonation but a little watery.

O - This is a very lite easy to drink offering, probably perfect for a hot summer day. It just isn't very bold.

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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.

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3.24/5  rDev -19.6%
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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

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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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