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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
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1,525 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,525
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 81
Gots: 78 | 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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Photo of Mosstrooper
3.23/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into 23oz NY Mets pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours clear, light golden color with a huge, slowly dissipating white head that leaves a good lace as it dissipates.

Smell: Lots of banana and phenolic smells, with tons of yeast.

Taste: Sweet, yeasty beginning with a banana finish that also reveals more yeast flavors. Too much yeast, actually.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light body with balanced, natural carbonation and a refreshing finish.

Drinkability: A pretty good beer, but a bit too heavy on the yeast. I may have gotten a bad bottle, so I would be willing to try this again.

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of LutherBrau
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of herrburgess
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of huntermop
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Clydesdale
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear golden-straw color. The ivory colored head is initially very tall, with a patchy, foamy, and rocky texture as it slowly settles. Retention is solid, and irregular lacing sticks to the glass.

S: A mild, slightly sour graininess with a bit of dusty sweetness. Clove is prevalent, with lesser fruity notes of banana and pear. A standard German herbal hop note is also present.

T: Sweet and lightly sour up front, with clean wheat malt flavors. Fruity - the usual banana along with pear and perhaps some golden apple. Moderate clove and bubblegum flavor. A light touch of German hops provides a bit of focus.

M: Medium-light mouthfeel. Generally soft and creamy, with mild carbonation. Eminently refreshing on this hot evening.

D: Another winner from Weihenstephaner. I was a bit apprehensive about a filtered version of such a yeast-forward beer, but this is subtle, refreshing, and enjoyable.

Photo of cypressbob
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle

Pours with a medium yellow body, high levels of carbonation although not harsh, Large foamy head

Smell is nutty and dry, hints of dried fruit

Taste is dry, almonds, peaches and melon comes through, very strong esters, fruity overall

A nice beer, although I prefer a non filtered wheat, its still very drinkable and refreshing

Photo of IronLover
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straw yellow in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a huge white, billowy, yet slighty fizzy foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap. Wheat bread aromas up front followed by sweet banana and light peppery spice beneath. Medium bodied with light, but rich, tangy carbonation. Balanced combination of wheat malt, sweet banana, and light peppery spice up front and into the middle. Tart flavors and a spicy, tangy bite thru the middle to the end with hints of banana sweetness. Finishes with a clean light tartness with sweet notes overtop. Fabulous delicate textures and flavor nuiances. Can't go wrong with Weihenstephaner.

Photo of CarolinaKev
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jim_carignan
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Traquairlover
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint, 0.9 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Clear golden yellow, foamy white head with decent retention.

S = Strong smells of bananas, nutmeg, coriander, the filtering did nothing to diminish the smell. This has good strong wheat beer scents.

T = Light flavors of banana, orange zest, lemon juice, light Middle Eastern spices, long, clean finish.

M = Medium body, good frothy carbonation, good mouthcoating.

D = Good drinkability, this one has nice refreshing flavors in a clean package, but still with good weight.

Photo of ale207
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of oelergud
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perfectly transparent straw golden body with lots of carbonation. Huge white and fluffy creamy head that holds decently and leaves good lace.
Traditional clove and banana scent with wheat and mild floral notes and faint apricot and cherry.
Slightly grained wheat flavor mixed with clove and very mild apple. Abit of banana and mild hops. The aftertaste has stronger a stronger hop presence.
Light body with very little coating and a fairly dry finish.
Very drinkable and easy to enjoy.

-Oelergud

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Crystal clear golden, clean, with a 2 finger white head that has outstanding retention and pretty sticky lacing.

S- Very impressive. Wheat malts, grain, and lots of intense clove. Fresh banana bread.

T- Clove and wheat again. Bready hints of banana. A little more subdued than expected based on the nose, but still a smooth, balanced brew as to be expected from this brewery. Hoped for a little more spice. No bitterness.

M- clean, crisp, and refreshing. Lighter body as the style dictates.

O- A nice German wheat that is quite refreshing to have on a hot summer day by the pool. This brewery just simply knows what they are doing. A fantastic take on the style. A lighter, cleaner version of their hefe.

$3.29 for 500 ml bottle

Photo of jneiswender
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 350ml bottle into a pils glass.

A-very, very clear yellow body and a marshmallow thick white head.

S-cloves and spice yeast smell

T-very clean, well balanced malt, hop and spicy yeast flavor

M-light and highly carbonated

D-very refreshing. good beer with food.

Photo of Joecaddie
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of ColdPoncho
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

from notes

A - crystal clear (makes sense), light golden yellow body. Decent white head.

S - light zesty lemon. Good and simple

T - light vanilla maltiness, zesty citrus. Great balance with nose.

M - a bit of punch from the carbonation, smooth and light

O (D) - very drinkable, easy to enjoy beer.

Photo of StevieW
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz bottle. The guy at my local beer store loves this one, and always has it in stock. Pours kristall clear, as advertised, with the same big fizzy head as the other kristalls. Nice wheat, yeasty smell, some citrus, then a certain sourness took over. Some very noticable yeast flavors, but again, a very bitter sour finish that wasn't expected. Not as crisp and clean as the other kristalls I have had, and a bit heavier. For some reason the sourness, (maybe stale ?) flavors dominated. I would choose the franziskaner club-weiss over this one.

Photo of vancurly
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow/straw. Nice persistent froth.
Aroma notes of clove, nutmeg.... subtle but intriguing.
Flavour is lemony, with spicy clove finish. A light citrus tang.
Crisp & refreshing, very light touch of bitterness.
Drank this with Erdinger hefe, and Schofferhofer Krystal. This was the clear winner.

Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,525 ratings.