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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,423 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,423
Reviews: 732
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 68
Gots: 54 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Whiskeydeez, Oct 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

CN1234, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

innominat, Oct 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

RhodyNative, Oct 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

noahde, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

M_C_Hampton, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

kylefurlong, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

CarolinaKev, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

stephensinner, Oct 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

wbumgarner, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

harpus, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%

Opened this one to deglaze my bacon pan... Had like 3/4 the bottle left to drink. A double win.

A: Huge white head. Beer itself is pale wheat color.

S: A subtle wheatiness. Not many other smells but that isn't a bad thing.

T: For what it is the taste is really nice. Its a very light beer but the wheat note is the star. There aren't any offputting notes and it's a pretty nice beer to drink. A little fruity sweetness maybe in the finish.

M: For such a light and carbonated beer this really sits perfect (probably helps that it's pretty warm at this point). It sits with a light medium body but there is great flavor development and the bubbles have no harshness.

Overall a very nice lighter beer. It's an easy drinker and way better than other light beer I've ever had. Not something I would have another of due to the light nature of it but the execution is killer.

Jamesthebrit, Oct 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

gleeky99, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
4.03/5  rDev 0%

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Pours a golden yellow with exceptional clarity and a constant stream of bubbles rising from the etched bottom. The head was a nice, foamy white that retained excellently and left a decent amount of lacing behind. The nose hit with a familiar clove and banana scent, reminiscent of the hefeweisen style. The taste was also full of clove with a hint of banana, along with a sweet, yeasty, biscuity flavor that followed. The alcohol comes out at the end of the sip and sits in your mouth, however it doesn't burn (low ABV, here), it's just noticeable. Slight bubblegum-like sweetness goes hand in hand with the malts as well. Unlike many hefes, however, I feel the taste is "thin" and somewhat lacking, with an aftertaste that is just a bit too watery. The body is fairly thin and very crisp with a heavy does of carbonation (once again, common to this style).

Very nice hefeweisen. Easy to drink, sweet, and overall tasty. Slightly lacking in flavor compared to other hefes out there (including more by Weihenstephaner), but good nonetheless.

tectactoe, Oct 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

fionn13, Oct 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

BarleyQuinn, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

jnardone235, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

MFS_71, Oct 01, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%

A - Golden color with a white foam that retains well.

S - More of a floral scent than the hefeweisen. Still has the smell of cloves, and the banana smell is more faint.

T - Crisp clean taste. Very sharp taste of noble hops and grain. Very raw flavoring.

M - Very sessionable. Just a nicely rich german beer that is light on the palate.

O - Not a style I'd go after again, but this was enjoyable. I'm still preferential to the Hefe.

socon67, Sep 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Bubbydubby, Sep 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

henryhampton, Sep 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

GMB, Sep 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

kew, Sep 23, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +3%

Bottle, One Pint, 0.9 fl. Oz.

Clear, golden color. Few bubble rising. Thick bright white head.

Lots of banana in the nose, some cloves, a little citrus, bready wheat.

Banana up front along with sweet bready malts. Cloves comes thought the taste, I get some hint of apples, raw cookie dough, slight touch of lemony towards the finish. Body is almost creamy, very soft carbonation.

mjurney, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

aflies, Sep 22, 2012
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,423 ratings.