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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
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1,355 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,355
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 65
Gots: 38 | 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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

you just don't see a lot of these in this country. a hefe that's been filtered out perfectly clear, hence "kristall". it really is a lovely brew, full flavored but delicate and light. I could drink this from sun up til sun down no worries. the pours is a bright and clear sunshine yellow color with a good two inches of white head. the nose is all the same yeasty banana and spice flavors im used to in their hefeweiss, but there a certain crispness to this one. the flavor is wheat malt on the front end with very little sweetness, and a familiar and refreshing fruity yeast finish. weve been drinking a lot of these kinds of beers lately, since my old lady here really likes that banana flavor. this one has a ton of that, and we both really liked how clean it drinks. one bottle was definitely not enough, but you do have to drink it when its cold. the warmer it gets the more it falls apart. great carbonation and a very light body, maybe a little thin, but I think that's the point here. taking out the yeast really makes this an all day drinker that doesn't fill you up a lick. impressive stuff again from weihenstephaner.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 18:34:52 | More by StonedTrippin
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scratch69

Missouri

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance- Clear, pale golden color with two fingers worth of white foamy head. Fair amount of patchy lacing.

Smell- Clove and banana aroma with some wheat malt .

Taste- Wheat malt flavor with notes of banana and clove.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied, crisp, and generously carbonated.

Overall- Nice and refreshing. I prefer the unfiltered version but this is still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 21:39:55 | More by scratch69
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

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

Appearance: Krystal clear body, brilliant pale gold color, lots of carbonation, thick, unyielding white lace.

Aroma: Bananas, cleaner then most weizens, honeydew melon, mild clove, wheat.

Taste: Banana and clove. Subdued light fruit. Lots of wheat malt.

Mouthfeel: Clean and refreshing. Mildly spicy. Medium to light bodied.

Drinkability: High.

Served in a bottle at Concordia Ale House, Portland, OR.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2007 19:33:58 | More by DaPeculierDane
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-22-2013 21:49:39 | More by tbryan5
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-24-2012 21:23:49 | More by innominat
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-12-2012 20:31:22 | More by wattoclone
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-05-2013 20:22:29 | More by Janeinma
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fionn13

Ireland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-06-2012 14:01:55 | More by fionn13
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elBecko

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-27-2012 16:06:12 | More by elBecko
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-08-2011 18:49:16 | More by valkyre65
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pwoods

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml brown bottle, purchased at Party Source, poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a pale, almost dull straw color, crystal(or Kristal?) clear. A nice 2 finger pearly white head forms and holds for a bit. Some decent lacing.

S: Pleasant wheat notes with very light tartness. The banana and bubblegum are much softer as expected but it also picks up some apples(not really tart), apricot, and lemon. Everything is extremely subtle. Not yeasty :(

T/M: I really do miss the bold yeast. I know, I know. The wheat is much softer than it's unfiltered brother and very light on the tartness. The taste has the same fruit characters from the nose. There might be a bit of the clove in there but it might just be me looking for it. The wheat and malts are very clean which I guess is what is being showcased. Body is light and crisp with good carbonation.

D: As for style, well... it's spot on. I just don't understand why you'd want to drink an unfiltered Hefeweizen. Drinks great as expected though it makes me want the unfiltered version.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 04:36:04 | More by pwoods
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psykad

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-14-2012 08:41:09 | More by psykad
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-25-2012 23:21:12 | More by ste5venla
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-20-2012 23:31:04 | More by ltdantheman
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-21-2014 15:01:54 | More by mdaschaf
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-26-2013 18:25:40 | More by cclark67789
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-28-2013 04:17:05 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-24-2014 03:17:00 | More by whatname
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-25-2014 21:02:22 | More by tdm168
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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-24-2014 02:45:34 | More by tclipse
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BigJim5021

Indiana

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

Pours a crystal clear (no shit) gold with a huge, bubbly white head. Looks like a pilsener that got too big for its britches.

The aroma is clove, banana and apple. Very pleasant.

The flavor is essentially a subdued version of the classic Weihen hefe with hints of apple. All the culprits are still here, they just aren't quite as pronounced as usual. Still tasty, though.

The creaminess of the hefe is replaced with a pils-like crispness. Very refreshing.

Drinkability is high. This is tops as far as filtered wheats go. I still prefer the flagship hefe.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2009 06:48:41 | More by BigJim5021
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-28-2013 18:50:43 | More by Seaba
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-17-2013 14:50:04 | More by ImperatorScab
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Troyone

California

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

Pours a clear champagne color with a white fizzy head that quickly dissipated and plenty of carb action.

A sweet, crisp banana/cookie, and grainy malt smell with a lemon/lime aroma.

Evenly sweet, acidic, and bitter crisp and grainy malt taste with a crisp flowery lemon/lime hops flavor.

Light bodied, dry and slightly syrupy texture, soft and fizzy carbonation, and a smooth slight banana and lemon finish.

Very drinkable, no falts for the style, nice aroma while drinking, and definitely a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2005 04:00:01 | More by Troyone
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mikerems

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-10-2014 23:47:53 | More by mikerems
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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