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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,526 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,526
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 81
Gots: 79 | 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

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.

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

Pours a crystal clear gold color with an excellent head and a respectable amount of lace. The smell is a bold mix of bananas, lemongrass and cloves. The taste is of bananas, cloves, some other herbs, bubblegum from the yeast and a great hop bitterness in the finish. The hoppyness is definitely more pronounced than any weissbier Ive tried, Im not sure if this is a kristal thing or a Wehenstephan thing, but its definitely a thing. The mouthfeel was surprisingly fullbodied for such a light looking beer (like a lager really). It wasnt as crisp as Schneider Weisse, which is unexpected considering it has no yeast in it. A nice beer but I prefer the hefes more.

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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,526 ratings.