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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,487 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,487
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 76
Gots: 68 | 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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Photo of BierStein711
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer!!

500 ml bottle poured into Erdinger Weizen

Three finger head with a pale gold body, moderate carbonation

Smells grassy and herbal

Tastes of clove, bubblegum, and malt, this beer is not complex. But, good beer does not have to be complex to be good!

Mouthfeel: Smooth and warming!

Overall, this is a good beer. Not the best Weihenstephaner, but I have enjoyed this brewery's portfolio.

BierStein711, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

BeerBeast, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Paulkasykes30, Dec 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Sco, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Dec 28, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

Julian4077, Dec 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

GennyCreamAle, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

odement, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Balz360, Dec 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

zachary80, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of slyons16
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

slyons16, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of acelin
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Wiehenstephaner wheat beer glass.

Pours a clear golden color, very simliar to the hefe but you can see clear through the beer. No haze. No yeast floating in this brew. Huge head with decent lacing.

Smells of clove, slightly green bananas, but less so than the normal hefe.

Taste is very clean, very dry, with more banana than clove, and the wheat malt certainly dominates more so than in the hefeweizen. No yeast flavors.

Mouthfeel is good, very drinkable.

acelin, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

psykad, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ryanpj, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Maxwell
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours superbly clear, like ginger ale in color, with yellow straw tendencies. The head is massively smooth and white with tightly packed bubbles. The body is extremely clear with lots of bubbles running up from the bottom of the glass. Lacing is slippery, sticky with fat and thick with walls along the sides of the glass like latte foam. On the nose the beer smells cleanly of wet banana and clove with nice light yeast notes and slight spices from the wheat. The beer tastes similarly bananay with clove notes with slight tingly mint in the aftertaste. The beer begins as clean light wheat malt before opening into heavy banana notes with light clove hints, and slowly closing out into minty lingering. On the mouth this beer is superbly clean with light bubbling prickles. The beer turns slightly syrupy as it moves over the tongue with light to medium body, and it leaves the tongue slightly dry and very clean. Overall, this is a superbly clean weizen beer. I admittedly have never had a kristalweizen before, but as far as I can tell from style descriptions this beer meets them beautifully, marrying clean mouthfeel with the banana and clove flavors of a hefeweizen. A great beer with awesome wheat character.

Maxwell, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

jsladky, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

DersOne, Dec 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Beer_Belly, Dec 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

d5001986, Dec 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

vegasmac99, Nov 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

mdavidson, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ChrisMon02, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fills a Weihenstephaner weizen with crystal clear, pale yellow beer and streaming fine carbonation that builds a four-inch, creamy white head. The head drops to a meringue, leaving patchy lacing.

The aroma is crisp with strong yeasty grain that is clean and fresh with some coriander notes.

Crisp with some apple and sourdough. The finish is light and quick with some acidity. Some banana is found with a hint of tart berries in this outstandingly balanced beer.

A medium body with explosive carbonation and cleansing light alcohol. There is a pleasant sharpness.

This is a great drinking beer on its own, with lively conversation, or with a meal.

SLeffler27, Nov 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

jsnoek, Nov 25, 2012
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,487 ratings.