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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,392 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,392
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 67
Gots: 49 | 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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XenonX

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38%

09-15-2012 00:52:28 | More by XenonX
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%

Gushing carbonation on opening. Pale straw colour. Large, finely-textured white head is retentive and leaves a patchy lace. Wheat cracker aroma with hints of lemon and banana. Flavours of sweet white bread, clove, and banana. Light-bodied and heavily carbonated. Carbonation, though abundant, is soft and very finely textured. I prefer the richer mouthfeel and stronger flavours in the regular weiss, but this still succeeds on its own merits.

09-14-2012 01:09:44 | More by mintjellie
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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

09-13-2012 06:07:22 | More by WritersBlock
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-12-2012 20:31:22 | More by wattoclone
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eux

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-31-2012 05:37:17 | More by eux
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Stalbie


3.83/5  rDev -5%

Serving type: Bottle

A: Golden straw colour with plenty of fizz and a nice big white head. Little lacing

S: Sweet malts with some wheat and a hint of nuts. Hints of banana, pepper and bubblegum

T: Creamy, bready malts are sweet and balances well with the hops. There is slight bitterness from the hops, but the spicy pepper, cloves come through straight away, and finishes with a fruity whack of banana and bubblegum. Well balanced

M: Medium bodied, carbonation is good. Refreshing

O: A great beer that I would definitely try again

08-30-2012 19:00:31 | More by Stalbie
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neckwrestler

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

08-30-2012 02:31:01 | More by neckwrestler
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-29-2012 06:25:55 | More by Beeradelphia
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thegrifter

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-28-2012 00:10:55 | More by thegrifter
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-27-2012 06:09:19 | More by beerpadawan
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Escsolo

Arizona

5/5  rDev +24.1%

08-26-2012 05:26:01 | More by Escsolo
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jmathis

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -38%

08-22-2012 00:27:18 | More by jmathis
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-21-2012 18:08:21 | More by slowdaddy
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ryko

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-21-2012 07:58:33 | More by ryko
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-19-2012 17:51:04 | More by tclapper
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jhhollier

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-19-2012 13:32:39 | More by jhhollier
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Kromes

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +3%

Poured into a Pilsener glass. Like the name says, crystal clear. A pale straw/yellow color with a tornado of carbonation. The carbonation looks like wisps of smoke coming up from the tapered bottom of the glass. A huge hand width of shaving cream white head on top that stands on the beer due to the neverending carbonation. That's a good lookin' beer. The aroma coming off of the beer is very similar to the Hefeweizen. Some wheat, banana and bubble gum. Bubble gum/banana flavors, the taste is similar to a Hefe with a little bit more honey malt and grassy hop flavor. Feel is very light and spicy from the carbonation. There is a big difference in the feel. The smoothness of an unfiltered wheat beer is not there. This makes the beer kind of thin. Definitely a tasty, well-crafted beer. I'll be having more of this during the many German Beer fests in the coming months. Prost!

08-14-2012 21:49:23 | More by Kromes
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AWWONG


1/5  rDev -75.2%

08-13-2012 20:51:52 | More by AWWONG
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-11-2012 04:14:51 | More by carteravebrew
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LIbeerguy

New York

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%

A: Pours a bright golden color with a large frothy head, plentiful carbonation

S: Bready, a bit tart, lemony, grassy

T: Bready, more so than in the smell, mild sweetness, granny smith apple, a bit spicy. Well carbonated, light-bodied, the apparent sweetness gives way to a little bit of bitterness/spicyness in the finish and the aftertaste lasts for only a few seconds.

A good job of filtering the beer to make it look nice while keeping the important flavors in the beer. While I would not make it a habit to drink this beer because I prefer traditional hefeweizens, this is a nice beer in its own right and is a good alternative to a hefeweizen if someone prefers a crisper-tasting and cleaner-looking beer.

08-10-2012 23:16:11 | More by LIbeerguy
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Kirdo


4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-10-2012 20:51:29 | More by Kirdo
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

Pours clear golden with a large white head and plentiful rising tiny bubbles from the bottom of the glass. The head dissipates slowly. The beer smells banana and clove forward, though not as intensely as it is for their hefeweizen. It smells cleaner and the wheat malt presence is bready in the nose. the taste follows the nose. The wheat and barley malts bring a bready taste. The clove provides spicy balance and the banana flavor is also present. Both are milder than in the hefeweizen, allowing the malt profile to shine. This is expected for the style. The body is light with strong carbonation. The finish is smooth. The drinkability is very high. This is an excellent, refreshing beer.

08-09-2012 17:01:03 | More by acevenom
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craigmj7

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-07-2012 00:56:54 | More by craigmj7
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-05-2012 03:38:22 | More by mattparsons
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Gypson


4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-04-2012 08:03:38 | More by Gypson
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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