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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
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1,423 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,423
Reviews: 732
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 69
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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Photo of everetends
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this bottle from Four Winds of P'cola, FL in a mixed brewery sampler. Poured into the weizen glass that bears the name of this fine brewery.

A: A very vibrant yellow that is exactly what you expect from this beer: Crystal friggin clear. Had to be careful on the pour because this beer wants to provide you with some serious head. Got almost 3 fingers of big time, foam head. The retention was pretty good as it receeded to a never dying top cap that leaves so nice, carbonation filled lacing streaks. Seriously active carbonation is constantly streaming up this beautiful brew.

S: Smells like a thin Hefe. Got some nice subtle scents of yeast and wheat. Clove and banana are there with a touch of citrus. A very subtle sugary sweetness is on the backend.

T: Once again, just a perfectly nice thin tasting Hefe. Banana and clove come is oh so subtle. Wheat and yeast are there very nicely to add some nice earthiness to this brew. The sweetness is also there and very subtle along with just a splash of citrus flavor. Although this is subtle, it is still great. Very damned tasty.

M: So beautifully clean and crisp. This on the light side of medium in body. Carbonation is a heavy but necessary. Makes this beer so damned crisp and refreshing. Clove and banana linger a bit to remind who is the big brother of this beer. So nice.

D: If this poured freely, I would pull from that stream each day. This brewery is amazing and it shows you why they have stood the test of time. All of their brews are great, this is no exception. Drink up, can't wait for my Vitus!

everetends, Saturday at 06:20 AM
Photo of uustal
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light golden yellow, very easy to see through. Big fluffy pure white head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma of wheat and banana, light. Nice refreshing taste. Very light version of the hefe. Crisp wheat and banana flavor, less pronounced than the hefe, spices are very light as well. Nice sweetness. Sessionable.

uustal, Saturday at 06:04 AM
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from the "world's oldest brewery".

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow under a solid two-finger thick white head which fades to a thin cap and leaves clumpy lace.

N: Bananas and subtle cloves, estery, wheaty yeast, fruity and floral.

T: Clean yeasty, wheat, fruity, crackery malts.

M: Light body and semi-full carbonation. Finishes crisp, semi-dry and estery.

O: Refreshing and easy drinking. The best of the style from the world's oldest brewery, so they know what they are doing. Pure enjoyment.

wethorseblanket, Tuesday at 06:02 AM
Photo of micromaniac129
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful looking beer with an enormous head. A brilliantly clear yellow straw color beer. The head is very tall and quite dense with plenty of lacing left in it's wake.

The aromas are not as pronounced as with Hefeweissbier but i can still smell cloves and yeast. It's just more subtle.

Taste is good but as in the nose subtle. Yeast and malts are present along with phenols of clove. It's sweet and spicy and drinks very smooth. A clean finish.
A very good and easy drinking beer. One of the best.

micromaniac129, Saturday at 12:21 PM
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

you just don't see a lot of these in this country. a hefe that's been filtered out perfectly clear, hence "kristall". it really is a lovely brew, full flavored but delicate and light. I could drink this from sun up til sun down no worries. the pours is a bright and clear sunshine yellow color with a good two inches of white head. the nose is all the same yeasty banana and spice flavors im used to in their hefeweiss, but there a certain crispness to this one. the flavor is wheat malt on the front end with very little sweetness, and a familiar and refreshing fruity yeast finish. weve been drinking a lot of these kinds of beers lately, since my old lady here really likes that banana flavor. this one has a ton of that, and we both really liked how clean it drinks. one bottle was definitely not enough, but you do have to drink it when its cold. the warmer it gets the more it falls apart. great carbonation and a very light body, maybe a little thin, but I think that's the point here. taking out the yeast really makes this an all day drinker that doesn't fill you up a lick. impressive stuff again from weihenstephaner.

StonedTrippin, Saturday at 06:34 PM
Photo of scratch69
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance- Clear, pale golden color with two fingers worth of white foamy head. Fair amount of patchy lacing.

Smell- Clove and banana aroma with some wheat malt .

Taste- Wheat malt flavor with notes of banana and clove.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied, crisp, and generously carbonated.

Overall- Nice and refreshing. I prefer the unfiltered version but this is still a good beer.

scratch69, Friday at 09:39 PM
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Krystal clear body, brilliant pale gold color, lots of carbonation, thick, unyielding white lace.

Aroma: Bananas, cleaner then most weizens, honeydew melon, mild clove, wheat.

Taste: Banana and clove. Subdued light fruit. Lots of wheat malt.

Mouthfeel: Clean and refreshing. Mildly spicy. Medium to light bodied.

Drinkability: High.

Served in a bottle at Concordia Ale House, Portland, OR.

DaPeculierDane, Friday at 08:33 PM
Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev -0.7%

tbryan5, Saturday at 10:49 PM
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Janeinma, Tuesday at 08:22 PM
Photo of fionn13
4/5  rDev -0.7%

fionn13, Saturday at 03:01 PM
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

elBecko, Monday at 04:06 PM
Photo of pwoods
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml brown bottle, purchased at Party Source, poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a pale, almost dull straw color, crystal(or Kristal?) clear. A nice 2 finger pearly white head forms and holds for a bit. Some decent lacing.

S: Pleasant wheat notes with very light tartness. The banana and bubblegum are much softer as expected but it also picks up some apples(not really tart), apricot, and lemon. Everything is extremely subtle. Not yeasty :(

T/M: I really do miss the bold yeast. I know, I know. The wheat is much softer than it's unfiltered brother and very light on the tartness. The taste has the same fruit characters from the nose. There might be a bit of the clove in there but it might just be me looking for it. The wheat and malts are very clean which I guess is what is being showcased. Body is light and crisp with good carbonation.

D: As for style, well... it's spot on. I just don't understand why you'd want to drink an unfiltered Hefeweizen. Drinks great as expected though it makes me want the unfiltered version.

pwoods, Monday at 04:36 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

psykad, Friday at 08:41 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

mdaschaf, Friday at 03:01 PM
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

whatname, Friday at 03:17 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

tdm168, Saturday at 09:02 PM
Photo of mick_cooper
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Really nice banana taste at start - loses flavour towards end and a bit flat

mick_cooper, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of BigJim5021
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear (no shit) gold with a huge, bubbly white head. Looks like a pilsener that got too big for its britches.

The aroma is clove, banana and apple. Very pleasant.

The flavor is essentially a subdued version of the classic Weihen hefe with hints of apple. All the culprits are still here, they just aren't quite as pronounced as usual. Still tasty, though.

The creaminess of the hefe is replaced with a pils-like crispness. Very refreshing.

Drinkability is high. This is tops as far as filtered wheats go. I still prefer the flagship hefe.

BigJim5021, Thursday at 07:48 AM
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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