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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,485 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,485
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 75
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

drmcleod10, May 12, 2014
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Bandi, Dec 25, 2013
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abex44, Feb 04, 2013
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mjgrady, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

NickThePyro, Mar 29, 2014
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mwar, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

yeaprolly, Jun 13, 2014
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Bubbalito, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

bckayaalp, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very clear, almost like a very light macro lager. Nice lacing to match the head.

S- Smells like a weissbier, typical fruits that are typical of the Weihenstephan beers.

T- Taste is clean and refreshing. Again with the typical Weihenstephan tastes for their Weissbiers. Its a nice clean taste.

M- Feels great and is excellent for the mouth.

D- Yes in deed, great summer beer.

Wetpaperbag, Jul 28, 2008
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jcb7472, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Evan47, Jan 14, 2013
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MatthewPlus, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Weihenstephaner Kristall is much clearer than a typical weissbier, but isn't without some smudging haze. Still, it manages a glorious golden-yellow tone that, although the glass stretches only about half a foot to the sun, radiates a great deal of its brightness. Little bubbles float up in unison like you see in one of those 'oxygenator' things that are attached to aquariums. Head is fluffy but incomplete.

The aroma on this Weihenstephaner confirms that you can filter a hefeweizen but you can't filter out the hefe (yeast) character. Seriously, with every sniff I asked myself "What filtration?" It smells almost (if not, as) effervescent as the classical Weihenstephaner Weissbier which, I may remind you, is widely considered the prototype of the style.

The taste also reminds us that, like the villain in any horror movie, yeast does not die easily. Even more vividly than in the smell, notes of over-ripened banana, apples and pear blend with crisp, sun-kissed straw and wheat and are doused in a lightly peppery, clove-like spice. It is far more assertive a flavour than you typically get with beers this light in colour.

Still, however, the mouthfeel is very clean. Its carbonation is piercingly high but is quenching without compromising on flavour and its texture is simultaneously grainy, creamy, bubbly and spicy. Given the reputation of German brewers in general, and the stellar character of this brewery in particular, it goes without saying that this is superlatively well brewed.

If I could buy the world a Coke... it would actually be a German wheat beer, and why not this one? If the Germans know one thing about brewing it's how to make a beer that is appealing to just about anyone and infinitely drinkable with breakfast, lunch, dinner (or any time in between). This is a full-flavoured but easy drinking beer perfect for those hot, dog days of summer. Like every Weihenstephaner offering, it get's my recommendation.

biegaman, May 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a straw color with a huge white head

S - Is of malt and fruit mostly banana

T - A lot like the smell malt with banana and fruit

M - This one has a medium body with high level of carbonation

D - Like other Weihenstephaner brews this is very good and pretty easy to drink worth trying sometime

armock, Mar 02, 2008
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

msumike89, Jul 15, 2014
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hopnerd, May 25, 2013
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Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 22, 2013
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Resuin, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: the beer pours a clear yellow-golden color with a huge fluffy head.
Smell: Very fruity, apple, banana, clove, lemon and wheat
Taste: Wheat and fruity flavor, citrus, mango and blackcurrant. Light bitter-dry finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: Nice brew, would drink this one again. Bit more bitter than most in the style

rvdoorn, Jul 23, 2011
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TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into a weizen glass. The beer pours crystal clear with a large white head. Cloves and bananas dominate the smell. The taste follows, there are also bubble gum notes. The beer is highly carbonated, light in body, and way to drinkable. IMO this and the better hefeweizen's are interchangeable.

bonkers, Aug 31, 2009
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ZethOfTheNorth, Apr 17, 2012
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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