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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,455 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,455
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 73
Gots: 62 | 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 -1%
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 -1%

msumike89, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

hopnerd, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Resuin, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%
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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4/5  rDev -1%
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 -1%

Reinbeck11, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

unclekeith, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up yesterday at Rick's in Alexandria, VA for $2.99. Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a weizen glass. This is my first beer in the kristalweizen style; one more down, only 5 to go.

a - Pours a very transparent bright yellow color with two fingers plus of fluffy white head and high carbonation evident. Head only lasts for a minute and leaves no lacing. Very carbonated, bottle was a very slow gusher when I opened it.

s - Smells of cloves, wheat, musty notes, earthy notes, bready malts, and very light bananas. Nice and crisp, getting more spices than bananas or fruit. While I like it, the musty notes drop it a tiny bit for me.

t - Tastes of bananas, cloves, spices, wheat, bready malts, grains, earthy notes, and light floral notes. More hefeweizen notes than the nose and more bananas, though seems a little bit like a watered down version of their hefe. Still very nice though and a step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Was actually expecting it to be too carbonated based on the look but thankfully it wasn't. Easy to drink.

o - Overall I thought this was a good beer and I enjoyed it. It isn't my favorite Weihenstephaner beer, but for the style it was exactly what I was expecting. A good beer I'd certainly have agan, though personally I'd get their classic hefeweizen over this.

mdfb79, Nov 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

Greasy, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

ElGallo, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a clear pale gold color with a big dense white head that is about 3 inches tall. Active carbonation runs up the glass.

S - Aroma of the traditional banana and slight clove hints. There is good bready wheat notes in this beer. The aroma seems clear and clean but with nice yeast phenols.

T & M - Flavors is crisp and clean and subtle compared to a Hefe. there is nice banana and clove but it is clean and subtle. It appears that the hazyness has been removed form the flavor as well. some slight banana bread and earthy grain is present. This beer is delicious and sooo drinkable. I would buy cases of this and drink it along side people who are pounding BMC. The cleaner flavors allow some of the hops to come out and balance the wheat flavor.

D - As stated before this beer is delicious. I would have it very often.

JoEBoBpr, Dec 04, 2010
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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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4/5  rDev -1%

shelby415, Aug 05, 2013
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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