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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,485 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,485
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 74
Gots: 68 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jim_carignan, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Robyn, Sep 08, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear straw yellow color with a substantial pure white creamy head that fades slowly to just a thin layer bt continues to leave some decent lacing. Plenty of tiny bubbles continue through the glass.

The aroma is cloves, bananas and some bready wheat and grass.

The taste starts with a bready wheat followed immediately by cloves. Hints of bananas come in the middle. The finish is peppery, spicy, grassy and slightly dry.

Medium bodied, smooth and very easy to drink. Excellent with food.

whynot44, Oct 03, 2006
Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One pint .9 oz bottle, poured into a Weizen glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow, very active carbonation that holds up a thick and tightly packed, pure white, head. Head fades into a half in cap in a couple of minutes, carbonation still incredibly strong. Not much lacing to speak of, which is just a little disheartening.

S: Phenols are not too subdued, that same familiar banana and clove aroma is here, and in spades. Slight graininess works its way into the aroma picture as well.

T/MF: Mild creamy orange, clove and banana to open, very crisp and clean mouthfeel, closes with a slight graininess. Pinch of cinnamon works its way in here as well. Again, sip after sip, closes with a slight grainy upswing and finishes pretty clean with a lasting impression of clove and cinnamon (which I suppose taste pretty similar anyways). Medium bodied, which is nice to see out of this style, nice balance stuck between smoothness and chewiness.

D: Not bad, but I think I enjoy the extra yeast in the bottle of hefes, but keeping in line with the style, and being that this is my first kristallweissbier, but the look of this beer brings down the drinkability for me just slightly.

bluemoonswoon, Oct 12, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

illini4x4, Mar 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

KC9LDB, Nov 22, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden color. Huge frothy head, somewhat fizzy. Not as much retention as expected, fading quick. Smell is nice. Cleaner version of a Hefe. The spice is toned down along with the banana. Light grain. Faint bubble gum. Taste is similarly soft. No sharpness from spices. Very clean and easy going, soft around the edges. A light banana and again bubble gum are present. Some doughy bread. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Slick going down. Again, very soft. This brew is meant to be consumed in large amounts it seems. Light, refreshing, and simply enjoyable.

ncvbc, Jul 11, 2008
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

unclekeith, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

mrcraft, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Vogt52, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

mattparsons, Aug 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

ExaltedNecrosis, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of seaoflament
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up today by mistake as I thought I had grabbed the hefeweissbier.

Poured into my hefe weizen glass. Very active even with a careful and slow pour. This one is a clear, filtered, wheat beer and has the color of store bought apple juice. About two fingers of white head and continuously effervescent.

The aroma is wonderful, with grape, green apple, pear, slightly lemony and a sweet wheat malt backbone. It smells like a fruit salad, yum.

The taste is just like the aroma, very clean and mouth coating as well. Very fruity, almost too fruity for me but I'm enjoying it.

Very solid all around. Would pick this up again, and it was a nice beer to drink on a warm day.

seaoflament, Jul 20, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

MarkJBurch, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Benesi88, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal/kristall clear gold in the 0.5 SOHM Erdinger Weissbrau glass with a stiff white pillowy head. Banana, wheat and bready aromas a little dimished by filterings as is the over all flavor. Less sweet that the standard heffe with lighter mouthfeel from the missing proteins. Still in all a very drinkable summer offering from Weihenstephan that some may prefer until they aquire the taste of the fuller unfiltered version.

karst, Jul 15, 2006
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

a: poured from a 500ml bottle into a weihenstephan glass. crystal clear, golden color with a two finger head that slowly settles.

s: a bit of a muddled nose compared to a normal hef, but still retains all the same qualities (herbal spiciness, citrus, etc)

t: citrus up front, quickly followed by that signature german yeast flavor of banana and clove. really great stuff. great malt character too

m&d: mouthfeel is spot on. drinkability is a 5, because it has the great refreshing character of a hefeweizen, without the yeast.


if you like weissbiers, be sure to get this.

tzieser, Jan 27, 2010
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

meanmutt, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

fionn13, Oct 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Artjsantos, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Smileitsfreetobehappy, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a large lasting fluffy white head. Aroma and Taste of wheat, banana, some citrus and grassy notes, with some mild bitterness. Palate is a light to medium body, a crisp clean mouthfeel with good carbonation. Finish is a combination of wheat, sweet citrus and banana flavor, a bit of tart notes with some bitterness on the end for balance. Overall a very good, crisp and refreshing brew. Nicely done

Samp01, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

yeaprolly, Jun 13, 2014
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,485 ratings.