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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,356 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,356
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 64
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 1,356 | Reviews: 722 | Display Reviews Only:
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no8

Ethiopia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-22-2012 07:44:53 | More by no8
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illini4x4


3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-19-2012 23:42:40 | More by illini4x4
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scninmer08

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

03-16-2012 03:15:14 | More by scninmer08
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leokbelo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-14-2012 01:43:33 | More by leokbelo
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TheLastEngineer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-13-2012 13:45:50 | More by TheLastEngineer
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tall pilsner glass.

Monster head on this one, yellow and crystal clear with tons of rising bubbles, good lacing.

Tons of yeast in both nose and taste, sweet and clovey too. Very flavorful, this is my new favorite Kristalweizen!

Very clean on the finish with a bit of residual yeasty flavor, very light body, great full carbonation.

Definitely a great example of the style, will absolutely have this one again and again.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 13:29:15 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Drinking_Milkshakes


5/5  rDev +24.1%

03-10-2012 05:33:06 | More by Drinking_Milkshakes
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big fluffy two finger white head. See through Kristall clear golden color body. Very active carbonation.
Bananas and clove pop out more than anything, but there are hints of lemon, melon, and wheat
Lots of the banana and clove in the flavor with some added sweetness in the finish.
Great medium bodied mouthfeel on this one. The carbonation melds wonderfully.
Weihenstephnaer can craft a beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 03:02:34 | More by MattSweatshirt
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-07-2012 03:08:44 | More by BMart
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -25.6%

03-02-2012 04:41:32 | More by ygtbsm94
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-01-2012 02:50:13 | More by Bubbalito
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ericwilson54

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-01-2012 01:44:20 | More by ericwilson54
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-01-2012 00:19:40 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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djcira

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-27-2012 22:48:22 | More by djcira
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elBecko

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-27-2012 16:06:12 | More by elBecko
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle from Supermarket Liquors in Ft. Collins, CO, $3. Into a weizen-esque glass.

A: Crystal clear gold in color with a massive, dense white head, like half the glass worth of head. Excellent retention, almost so much so that I can't pour the rest of the damn beer in the glass. Massive gobs of lacing are left behind.

S: A fair amount of wheat malt, slightly lemon like in profile with a bit of an earthy hop bite. A bit of a German weizen yeast profile but it is a definite second fiddle to the wheat malts. Not bad.

T: Much like the nose leads on, a rich wheat malt profile with a slight bit of lemon like tartness. A touch of earthy hops and a faint hint of bitterness. Just the right amount of clove and banana in here to set it straight as a weizen. Really tasty.

M: Slick in the mouth, carbonation isn't nearly as abrasive as I had anticipated, in fact it is very light and rolls along the tongue. Finish is bone dry and spot on. Really nice.

O: I still enjoy the hefeweizen more, but this is no slouch. Really an enjoyable pint. Definitely will drink this again come summer time.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 00:57:23 | More by pokesbeerdude
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

S: Typical wiesbier fermenting banana smell.

A: Pours a huge white head. Perfectly clear straw coloured body, three or four sleepy strings of bubbles.

T: Typical banana/clove wiessbier combination but more bitter than usual and lighter bodied and lager like. Refreshing. Great head retention. Big dollops of foam cling to the glass. Clean bitter aftertaste.

O: Typical wiessbier flavour but more lager like. A very sound but unremarkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 17:07:16 | More by Hoppsbabo
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logicerror

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-25-2012 06:50:41 | More by logicerror
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear (no pun intended) pale straw yellow with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. There is a two finger tall foamy white head that has excellent retention - barely diminishing over the entire course of the beer. Also, significant lacing is observed.

S: The aromas are similar to many of the hefeweizens but not quite as intense - hints of grassy hops, citrus hops, clove, and banana.

T: Again, the flavors are very similar to a hefeweizen but not as intense. A very nice complexity of flavors and balance. The flavors are primarily banana and clove with hints of citrus and grass. The presence of wheat is detectable.

M: Light bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation.

O: I really like this beer - very delicious and a great example of the the style. Very sessionable, I could literally drink this beer all afternoon evening and not tire of it. What a "light" beer should have been in America - a slightly lighter version of something great.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 00:07:11 | More by dbrauneis
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-20-2012 23:31:04 | More by ltdantheman
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snowsurfer422

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-18-2012 00:18:22 | More by snowsurfer422
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DeltaGolfSierra

Tennessee

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a crystal clear straw color with a big billow head on top. The scents are of bread and lemon and clove, with a slight alcohol scent too, but a bit on the weak side. The taste is banana and clove, a touch of floral/grassy flavor, with a slight bubble-gum sweetness. Carbonation is high. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbeir is one of my all-time favorites, so I can't help but compare the two. Kristal falls a bit short of its cloudy brother - the smell and taste just seem more muted (maybe an older bottle?) - but is still very good.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 08:57:34 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-17-2012 04:53:29 | More by avaldivia
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant, super crystal clear bright gold color with frothy bright white head that bubbles away quite quickly. Clove and banana bread on the nose. Big bubbly mouthfeel. Incredibly crisp. Big sweet clove flavors and bready mouthfeel. Some alcohol detection on through. Long and tingly finish.

My first kristall Weiss. Strange having that wheat beer taste in a crystal clear beer. Good though. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 18:24:48 | More by jtierney89
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-16-2012 17:55:21 | More by JAHMUR
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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