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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,354 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,354
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 65
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 1,354 | Reviews: 722 | Display Reviews Only:
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-15-2012 01:05:01 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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prisoner1572

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.6%

05-09-2012 16:05:59 | More by prisoner1572
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Calculat0r

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-09-2012 15:42:02 | More by Calculat0r
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500mL bottle, a code o "4042" on the back label, not sure the meaning.

appears clear golden color, huge 2 inch bone-white head, that fades down to thin covering.

aroma is still the familiar hefeweizen aroma - wheat, and herbal yeast. taste is a bit "cleaner". lower banana and clove notes. thin body, fizzy carbonation.

overall - I like it better that most hefe's, but I still wouldn't seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 03:04:31 | More by jmdrpi
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ng85

California

5/5  rDev +24.1%

04-29-2012 21:00:54 | More by ng85
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beaulabauve

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +24.1%

04-29-2012 20:55:24 | More by beaulabauve
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Myst

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-29-2012 05:26:36 | More by Myst
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium globe. The beer is a crystal clear golden hue with a constant stream of bubbles rising to the top (from the New Belgium glass). A huge, frothy, sea-foam head sits on top. This thing looks like a bubble bath. Awesome. Random but good sticky lacing. The beer smells slightly skunky, actually. But once you sift through that, bananas and wheat come through. The beer tastes a bit sour with fruity aspirations. The banana and floral notes kick in, as well as a lemongrass taste. The mouthfeel is light bodied, and the beer goes down smooth.

Overall, ups and downs with this one. The appearance is outstanding, and the beer is clean and crisp. It was fun to try and this would be great on a sunny, Saturday afternoon on the deck with some bratwurst.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 02:38:41 | More by JuicesFlowing
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petluo

Finland

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-25-2012 13:14:19 | More by petluo
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-22-2012 10:19:32 | More by jaidenjb
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-17-2012 12:55:40 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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Ishogai

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-17-2012 04:45:42 | More by Ishogai
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2012 19:27:05 | More by ale207
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A hazy orangey color smell of bananas and cloves....tastes great. mouthfeel crisp and well carbonated...more crisp than the regular hefeweiss due to filtering...this is becoming my favorite brewery....this is an awesome beer. all their beers are great and have a similar taste. glad i tried it, it is a bit pricey though, but worth it.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 06:30:05 | More by Beermazter310
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Caskaway

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-14-2012 02:31:19 | More by Caskaway
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SpartanHistory2013

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-10-2012 22:53:03 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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soju6

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear light golden color with a large head that fades slowly. Has nominal lacing.

S: Aroma is a mixture of banana, spices, fresh grain and a bit of malt sweetness.

T: Taste is a blend of banana, clove, spices, fresh grain and some malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Light body, lots of carbonation, smooth with a nice clean feel.

O: Good example of the style. Well worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 11:25:08 | More by soju6
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle - from Bevmo La Quinta CA for 3$

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes..

Smell - Lemon, grains, yeast, coriander/cloves

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste lemons, corn, and grains/bread. There is also some very light yeast/spice. It ends with a corny/grainy aftertaste with a light spiciness and a hint of banana.

Overall - Very light and the flavours are fairly subdued. I expected a little more from this one, but I haven't had a lot of beers within this style.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 01:14:09 | More by spinrsx
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Fitzmke

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-07-2012 06:00:26 | More by Fitzmke
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz served into a Weizen glass.

A - Pours 3 fingers of white moundy suds and slowly sinks into a small collar. Brilliantly clear body with active streaming bubbles.

S - Spicy yeast, green banana, clove, white bread, sweet pale malt.

T - Clean flavors of banana bread, clove, yeast, wheat, green pear, and a dash of lemon. Floral hops combined with the carbonation adds a very crisp finish.

M - Moderate prickly carbonation, light to medium body, very clean feel.

Very clean flavors with excellent carbonation. The nose is mellow compared to the flavor. This would hit the spot on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 02:20:08 | More by StaveHooks
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-28-2012 22:58:19 | More by gleemonger
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-28-2012 00:38:46 | More by polishkaz
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galapas

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-25-2012 19:50:15 | More by galapas
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no8

Ethiopia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-22-2012 07:44:53 | More by no8
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illini4x4


3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-19-2012 23:42:40 | More by illini4x4
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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