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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,428 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,428
Reviews: 732
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 69
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 -1%

ferrettman687, Aug 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Texasfan549, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

Celtics76, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Iustus, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Herky21, Jul 13, 2014
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uturn, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear & light yellow in appearance with a nice, pinky sized white head that holds well thoughout & leaves some gentle lacing. Pretty good all round here

A nice banana & coriander mix upfront along with cloves and possibly melon or lemon in the background.

Great tasting and much like Hoegaarden in taste. A nice blend of coriander, spiced clove & citrus fruits mirroring the smell quite well. There is also some banana in there too.

Nice, crisp & refreshing to drink with a nice, light fizz that makes you come back for more.

A very nice beer in the style of Hoegaarden and generally very pleasant. Very wel balanced & flavourful with a smooth finish, nothing negative about this one.

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flyingpig, Mar 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

Kelp, Jan 25, 2013
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shelby415, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

CorgiDad, May 17, 2014
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PhatAtUT, Dec 11, 2011
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Mtn, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-11-15 in Danville, KY

A - Crystal-clear light yellow with a pillowy 3-finger white head that sticks around. Tons of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Mild lacing.

S - Some clove, light banana and fresh wheat bread.

T - Plenty of banana, clove, citrus tart, yeast, lightly malted wheat grain, touch of pepper but not real spicy.

M - Light-medium body and medium-high carbonation. Touch of creaminess amidst the crisp bubbles.

O - Refreshing. Not overly complex. Simple, well-balanced, doesn't demand a lot out of you but satisfies. Good stuff.

Tucquan, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

mmcnaughton, Nov 23, 2011
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tootsMcGee, May 13, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

gr0g, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

aflies, Sep 22, 2012
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elchingen, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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?

francisweizen, Mar 02, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1%

mrfrancis, Jul 14, 2013
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22Blue, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tillmac62, Feb 24, 2014
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,428 ratings.