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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,368 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,368
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 65
Gots: 41 | 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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Jimbrew

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

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

Thailand

4/5  rDev -1%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

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

California

4/5  rDev -1%

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

California

4/5  rDev -1%

07-11-2013 20:41:01 | More by carlitosbronson1
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

01-09-2013 18:48:42 | More by Auror
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -1%

03-29-2014 02:03:10 | More by dmorgan310
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1%

11-12-2012 01:58:30 | More by t0rin0
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beersarang

California

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, this is my first Kristal Weizen.

Poured with a huge white head over a light golden body. Almost looks like a macro, but the carbonation is faster and the head a bit more persistant.

Smells like earthy banana with some yeast action.

Light wheat twang at the beginning, a touch of yeast sourness, overall very simple and crisp. Not much else to say as this is a bland style anyway, but this tastes exactly as it should.

Crisp light body, perfect for summer, I would have it again on a hot day, but not the most flavorful of beers in the world.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2005 06:24:36 | More by beersarang
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Tschnab

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

06-02-2014 15:34:57 | More by Tschnab
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Lothore

California

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a golden yellow color with a nice, frothy, white, 2 finger head.

S- Faint banana, wheat, light fruits.

T- Lots of banana, very crisp, apricot.

M- Light and bubbly.

D- Very refreshing and light. This is an easy drinker. Great for a summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 00:18:08 | More by Lothore
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rtepiak

Poland

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the nose and palate of a hef and the quality of the gritty helles in body. straw color and crystal clear. note of banana and clove with a light weight that brings forth a hop wheat husk quality that you find in nice wheat beers. not creamy at all. mild caliber wheat with a lager feel. although when compared to hef light and helles not as bright. quite a bit drier in quality too.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 05:14:21 | More by rtepiak
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thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1%

07-23-2014 16:18:26 | More by thufflife
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Getalegup

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

05-23-2014 03:57:34 | More by Getalegup
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, the pour is one that has produced a lot of head. It pours clean and clear, like the label states. Its a nice light orange pour that looks pretty inviting on a warm summer night.

The nose on this beer is fantastic. That big fluffy head packs a wallop! Lots of spicy, clovey smells arise from it along with that familiar banana and bubble gum. Such a unique bunch of smells but together they work and work well.

Lots of taste with this as well, lots of spicey notes come out. The clove and banana is very, very present along with some sweet and tangy tastes. Its also a very dry beer with an aftertaste that is quite refreshing. I do have to say that I wasn't expecting the amount of flavor this one packs. I like it a lot and it works well as a summer beer!

For a "lighter" wheat beer this one still packs a lot of great flavor and is very refreshing!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 00:02:37 | More by indiapaleale
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

03-29-2014 19:15:38 | More by jim_carignan
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

12-10-2012 22:31:11 | More by ryanpj
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light golden in color with a good frothy white head that has great retention.

Smell has some slightly sweet grainy notes forward along with some banana clove phenols and wheat notes.

Taste follows the nose and has grainy wheat flavors forward and finishes with some clove and banana like phenols.

Mouthfeel is light crisp and highly carbonated. Very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 02:49:04 | More by Fcolle2
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,368 ratings.