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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,399 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,399
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 67
Gots: 48 | 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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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-05-2013 20:22:29 | More by Janeinma
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fionn13

Ireland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-06-2012 14:01:55 | More by fionn13
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elBecko

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-27-2012 16:06:12 | More by elBecko
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-08-2011 18:49:16 | More by valkyre65
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pwoods

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

01-19-2009 04:36:04 | More by pwoods
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psykad

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-14-2012 08:41:09 | More by psykad
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-25-2012 23:21:12 | More by ste5venla
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-21-2014 15:01:54 | More by mdaschaf
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-26-2013 18:25:40 | More by cclark67789
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-28-2013 04:17:05 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-24-2014 03:17:00 | More by whatname
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-25-2014 21:02:22 | More by tdm168
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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-24-2014 02:45:34 | More by tclipse
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

08-20-2009 06:48:41 | More by BigJim5021
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-28-2013 18:50:43 | More by Seaba
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-17-2013 14:50:04 | More by ImperatorScab
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Troyone

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours a clear champagne color with a white fizzy head that quickly dissipated and plenty of carb action.

A sweet, crisp banana/cookie, and grainy malt smell with a lemon/lime aroma.

Evenly sweet, acidic, and bitter crisp and grainy malt taste with a crisp flowery lemon/lime hops flavor.

Light bodied, dry and slightly syrupy texture, soft and fizzy carbonation, and a smooth slight banana and lemon finish.

Very drinkable, no falts for the style, nice aroma while drinking, and definitely a session beer.

09-06-2005 04:00:01 | More by Troyone
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mikerems

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-10-2014 23:47:53 | More by mikerems
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JamLand

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-28-2013 00:53:05 | More by JamLand
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Acforster2

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-03-2012 12:38:41 | More by Acforster2
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Jirin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-11-2014 02:15:00 | More by Jirin
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WillyMac

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-21-2011 16:10:09 | More by WillyMac
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jal30

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

This is a really good Kristalweizen, as you might expect from one of the world's best breweries. That being said, it only confirms my distaste for the style, because even when done at its best, it just isn't for me. A tamer and less interesting version of their hefeweizen, which is a beer to die for. Similar cloves and bananas in the taste and smell to the hefe, but not nearly as pronounced. Quite refreshing. You could drink this one all day, but you'll probably get bored after one or two. A brilliant version of a style that I just don't care for at all.

08-16-2010 01:11:56 | More by jal30
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-16-2011 05:47:31 | More by Neffbeer
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,399 ratings.