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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 1,564
Reviews: 753
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 84
Gots: 106 | FT: 0
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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: On top is a very bright white bubbly head that is a solid two fingers thick. Underneath is a clear golden where carbonation rises up from the bottom.

Aroma: Pears, apples a touch of spice from the hops that are rather floral. Along with all that is a very nice dryness in the nose.

Taste: Spice, pears, apple skin and a crisp mouthfeel that has nice carbonation. It finishes rather clean with a touch of dryness.

Notes: This is very easy drinking beer very tasty and a good one pick up. Cheers.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, due to not having a Weizen glass.

Look - light golden in color, clear, with about three fingers' worth of frothy white foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - very much like a Bavarian style lager. Hard to describe other than that. It has a certain ester that other beers don't.

Taste - it also tastes much like a Bavarian weizen. Just enough wheat in it, plus some other spices (maybe a hint of coriander?).

Mouthfeel - it leans a little more on the water side in regard to texture.

Overall - This brew is a nice remembrance of my times in Bavaria. So this one seems to have lost none of its originality.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz brown bottle with fresh date on back

A- clear and golden with very good carbanation. almost see though like liquid glass

S- very grassy and clean hop smells coming though for me. not much malt if any.

T- super clean with hop notes somewhat presant but more carbanation than anything. could easily knock back a sixer with no problem.

M- very thin and bubbly. great beer for a spicy meal or a hot day. also good for backyard work. nice and refreshing.

O- my first for this style and i enjoyed it alot. will try to seek out others to compare to. a very solid beer i would love to have around all year.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's. Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden hue with a fluffy one finger head that faded rather quickly and left well, nothing behind.

S - Very nice, just like the hefe. Good bananas and cloves and spice notes. The strength of the banana is rather impressive considering this is a kristal.

T - Nice taste here. More of those solid cloves and bananas backed by those light light spices. The flavours are strong and not limp but quite assertive. This again, quite impressive considering all the yeast has been filtered out.

M - Nice carbonation keeps it good and tingly though it does feel slightly thin/watery without the chewiness of the yeast.

O - Overall this stuff was rather tasty. Glad I finally got to try this style. Its pretty good, would buy it again for the price and would love to try this stuff legitimately fresh from Germany.

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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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