Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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4.01/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
07-26-2014 11:21:10 | More by micromaniac129
4/5 rDev -0.7%
Straw-colored with no haziness. Head formation and lacing characteristics remain as good as Weihenstephan Hefe. Streaks of foam adorn the glass. True to style, the aroma is much like a hefe but with less yeast character. More biscuity malt character is apparent, smelling a bit like a Helles lager. Clove/banana/bubblegum are still present.
Mild clove and a bit of banana. Dry with a mild bitterness throughout. Clean, dry finish. Very soft and pleasant texture. German malt profile comes through more after the filtering, but the flavor remains light and "wheaty." A little less filling than the hefe.
The differences between Weihenstephan Kristallweissbier and Hefeweissbier are fairly subtle, and I say this having had both back-to-back. Either one is a great version of the classic German wheat beer.
07-25-2014 23:20:42 | More by gr0g
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
A: Up to the light, a brilliant pale gold color. Excellent clarity (the condensation on the outside of the glass is more hazy than the beer itself) 2 fingers head which could show some more variation in texture,
S: I can smell the banana aroma from a foot away. Cloves and pronounced nutmeg closer up.
M: Light, smooth, superfine and active carbonation give a creamy feel. Highly effervescent and an ideally crisp finish.
T: Follows the nose but with more of a bubblegum aftertaste to it. It's a little too bubblegum pronounced for my liking, but good for style. Has a good malt sweetness, and although I detect little breadiness, combines with the bubblegum flavor to make it chewy for me.
07-25-2014 19:45:35 | More by orcrist_cleaver
3.81/5 rDev -5.5%
Bottle from Gator Beverage. Pours slightly hazy but nearly clear light golden yellow with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of yeasty banana esters, hay and wheat, pears and light fruits. Flavor is banana, yeast, hay, a honey sweetness that makes this sweeter than a hefe, pears. Pretty much tastes like it smells. Very light bodied with plus carbonation with a lingering sweetness on the tongue. A nice brew overall that I would never turn down.
07-25-2014 00:10:11 | More by BMMillsy
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,393 ratings.