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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,565 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,565
Reviews: 753
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 85
Gots: 106 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

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Ratings: 1,565 | Reviews: 753
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3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Let me start off by saying that this isn't a bad beer, but I'm a bit disappointed. I loved the Hefeweissbier and the Dunkelweizen (albiet a little less) and this one just doesn't come close.

A- The beer looks great. While I tend to prefer darker colors, it's an attractive yellowish gold with a nice, thick head, a bit of lacing, and bubbles floating to the top even as the glass is almost finished. That said, it's not what I was expecting, as the label says "crystal clear" under the name, so I expected even lighter.

S- The beer smells better, and more complex, than it tastes. It has a similar smell to that of the Hefeweissbier. Quite light and fruity.

T- This is where I was disappointed as the taste didn't live up to the strong, sweet smell. It's a bit weak and flavorless, and I don't taste the banana or bubblegum that others mention. That said, the aftertaste is pleasant.

M- Light, not too thick or thin, though.

Overall, I think it'd be a great summer beer, and I may try it again on a hot summer afternoon. Then again, if I like the Hefeweissbier better and that's the same price, I'll probably skip this and go with that, as that's still light as well.

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4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,565 ratings.