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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,393 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,393
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 67
Gots: 49 | 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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gr0g

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

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

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-22-2012 20:38:16 | More by aflies
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elchingen

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-10-2013 23:13:19 | More by elchingen
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francisweizen

Alaska

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Crystal clear gold with a nice white straw cap head of foam.

Aromas of spice, fresh baked banana bread, and malt.

taste is clean, not overly yeasty, bright and vibrant and citrus

mouth feel is clean crisp and refreshing

drinkability is excellent.

Who needs the yeast?

03-02-2010 19:37:28 | More by francisweizen
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-14-2013 14:19:05 | More by mrfrancis
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-23-2014 15:51:33 | More by 22Blue
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-18-2014 07:05:24 | More by RobertColianni
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours a crystal clear light golden with a massive head and lacing. Light nose of yeast coupled with lemon and banana. Light medium body with a smooth texture that is attacked by the effervescence of this well carbonated ale. The flavor profile begins like the nose then progresses to a subtle clove spiciness. The finish is clean with a nice clove twinge that lingers. While outstanding in its own right, it tastes like a light version of Allagash White.

02-24-2014 20:49:23 | More by tillmac62
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-30-2014 02:59:50 | More by jroberts8811
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stephensinner

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-17-2012 00:19:46 | More by stephensinner
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caseyjacks

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-29-2013 01:14:29 | More by caseyjacks
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bentonbk

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-22-2014 04:34:07 | More by bentonbk
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-10-2014 18:18:14 | More by drummermattie02
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Jimbrew

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-21-2013 23:05:41 | More by Jimbrew
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-05-2013 00:27:47 | More by jwps214
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-27-2014 21:57:40 | More by koopa
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2014 15:54:08 | More by vonnegut21
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-28-2012 21:11:44 | More by BeerBeast
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-14-2013 13:41:02 | More by Poupae
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BeerTruth

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Picked this one up at Party Source in Syracuse.

16.9 oz. poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a crystal clear light golden hue with a three finger bright white head that takes a while to die down to a thin layer of bubbles. After swirling the glass, what lacing is there falls pretty quickly leaving just about nothing on the sides. Smell is banana, pear, and crispy wheat. Some clove and a touch of sweet bubblegum in the nose as well. Aroma seems sharper than a typical hefe. Taste begins with spice and clove followed by light banana. Clean wheat and faint pale malt midway on the tongue. Aftertaste is somewhat dry with a funky sweetness. Very crisp and refreshing light body with a soft feel. Carboantion is very steady in the mouth which seems to fit this beer and style very well. I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this beer. Unique beer for sure, one I would like to revisit again down the road.

07-30-2008 00:46:07 | More by BeerTruth
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fastsrt

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

poured 16.9 ounce bottle in weizen glass
A: pale golden with a impressive soapy head.
S: yeasty, cloves, banana.
T: pale malts, big banana, cloves, coriander, light hops
M: light feeling body, refreshing, dry finish
D: wonderful although i like my weizen beers a bit cloudy but it is tasty. and highly drinkable. great with a meal cleanses the pallet

02-09-2010 23:58:30 | More by fastsrt
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Phantomegg

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-28-2013 02:02:27 | More by Phantomegg
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-13-2013 02:49:48 | More by wtkphoto
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od_sf

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-10-2014 01:48:19 | More by od_sf
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carlitosbronson1

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-11-2013 20:41:01 | More by carlitosbronson1
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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