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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,510 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,510
Reviews: 742
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 76
Gots: 75 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a half liter bottle into a weizen glass - nice two inch fluffy white head, straw yellow and crystal clear. Smell is wheat, banana and cloves. The taste is identical to the aroma, with the cloves and banana very prominent. I also get a big bubble-gum tone as well. The mouthfeel is very nice and light, as a kristalweizen should be. The prickly carbonation adds just the right touch. Overall, this is a very under-appreciated style - everyone has their hefeweizen, this one really fills a niche. Great beer!

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Sampled last night also on 10/1/14. Comes in a single 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for $2.99. From the World's Oldest Brewery (1040 AD). Bottle chille down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .5l 'Weihenstephaner 2014 World Cup' veissber vase glass.

This 'Kristalweizen' ( From BA: "A filtered version of a Hefeweizen, showcasing bright and clear bodies from pale straw to light amber. Overall character will be more clean and softer on the palate, and the common banana and phenols will be more subtle.") pours a clear light golden-yellow in color with a thick 3+-finger foamy white head that finally settles down to a good 3mm or so. Lots of lacing is seen when sipped, even ring-like and sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of wheat but doesn't look like one and has some spice in there also of bananas and cloves. The same with the taste with some nice sweetness. Lighter to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Very tasty with no bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. Never had this style of brew before but it is good. PROSIT!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at Wegmans on East Avenue in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear light golden yellow, with a voluminous head, about 3.5 inches, and a lot of lacing.

Smells like a wheat beer, doesn't look like one at all. Magic! Typical strong smells of banana, clove, and other spices. Not quite as strong, aroma-wise, as their regular hefeweizen, but still quite nostrilly pleasing.

Tastes like sweet malt, candied banana, cloves, bit of bubble gum. As it warms, it gets a bit skunky, unfortunately. Drink it fast, while it's cold.

This one has a fairly light body, with a large amount of carbonation, and a crisp, spicy mouthfeel.

I believe this is my first kristalweizen, and it's pretty solid. I think I generally prefer hefes, though.

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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,510 ratings.