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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,550 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,550
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 83
Gots: 96 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a weizen glass

A- Poured a very light yellow color, streaming carbonation, very high clarity, giant fluffy bright white head that left some spotty lace. Probably the lightest color and clearest beer I have ever had.

S- Huge bubblegum, banana, clove, and bready malts. Very clean, fragrant, and fruity.

T- Big bubblegum, banana, and fruity notes. Lots of sweet biscuity and bready malts, light floral notes, and some clove.

M- Quite smooth, soft carbonation, and medium to light body.

O- Reminds me of their Hefeweizen (which I still prefer) except with a lot more sweetness and cleaner.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the latest LCBO seasonal spread...

A - Crystal clear pale golden color, reminiscent of a light lager, two fingers of light fluffy head, solid retention ad sporadic lacing.

S - Loaded with cloves and bananas, wheat and citrus undertones with some cotton candy and apple juice.

T - Lighter than implied off the nose, fruity cloves and hints of banana off the top, nice breaded wheat flavour lingers alongside a hint of orange citrus.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - A tasty ale with loads of flavour, but not to be interpreted as overwhelming. Nice summer ale, quite fruity and sweet and well worth grabbing.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with about two inches of near white head. Head settles down to a nice lace but doesn't leave any stick.

Smell is quite grassy with a good amount of hops, also a healthy dose of clove, some grain, yeast and banana.

Taste has a light sweetness and some grain, with some banana and wheat flavor, too. Little bit of yeast. Some clove and peppery spice take over into the finish along with some grassy hops and a little bit of bitterness.

It's quite crisp and smooth, medium bodied and very drinkable.

I don't really like hefeweizens so I much prefer this, which seems to be a lighter version of that style. Solid brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a bright straw yellow, glinting and as clear as a mountain stream, like, well, kristall. Three fingers of pure white wispy head ebb slowly to foamy hillocks. Grins of lacing smile along the inaide of the glass.

The aroma delivers a soft grainy, grassy sweetness, with blueberry and yeasty dough. Banana and clove play off of a peppery noble tang.

Upon sipping, there's a twist of sweet malt and wheat which quickly crisps out to a dry apple tartness, which is buoyed by a tangy taste of yeast. Clove and a sassy pepper note spice up the middle, and a mellow, grassy grain redux fades to a gentle bitter lingering finish. It's a solid, very enjoyable flavor profile that implies history.

Pretty much light bodied, the grain and carbonation combine with a nice glow the product on the palate.

First, I have to say, this is a very pretty colored beer, though a bit mainstream these days. And while what followed was just a bit lesser, that's not a damning thing. It has the crisp wheat thing going on, and the ABV is nothing intimidating, so that means it goes down smooth and easy. So it's summertime, and the weissbier's fine.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a huge 3 inch stark white head that fades to a small puffy cap. Nice rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smells of wheat, spices, and slight banana. Taste is of wheat, spices, and a subtle banana flavor. There is a nice spice aftertaste with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer from the world's oldest brewery.

Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,550 ratings.