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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,354 Ratings

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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

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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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-10-2014 14:11:43 | More by Ace608
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-08-2014 01:59:38 | More by WiserBud
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-06-2014 02:23:57 | More by Svendozen
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-05-2014 23:33:37 | More by TahoeTweezed
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-05-2014 17:12:44 | More by DC_Brah
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-03-2014 16:30:14 | More by DangYankee
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-01-2014 06:12:07 | More by wieshefe17
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-30-2014 05:32:48 | More by gtermi
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-27-2014 21:57:40 | More by koopa
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

04-25-2014 22:17:24 | More by randylangford
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-24-2014 02:45:34 | More by tclipse
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-23-2014 22:49:13 | More by Lehighace06
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-23-2014 15:51:33 | More by 22Blue
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-23-2014 02:10:02 | More by Sebas
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3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9 ounce bottle poured into a wheat beer glass

A - crystal clear medium gold with an initial large foamy head, excellent retention and small bits of spotty lacing.

S - fresh bananas, clove, grains, and grasses. None of the notes are overpowering.

T - I honestly feel this a pretty one dimensional beer. Nothing seems to change from start to finish. It is malt forward and dry.

M - good carbonation but a little watery.

O - This is a very lite easy to drink offering, probably perfect for a hot summer day. It just isn't very bold.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 02:06:17 | More by Mojo
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-22-2014 19:34:22 | More by FreshZ
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-21-2014 10:38:34 | More by parintele
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South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-19-2014 23:54:57 | More by SD-Alefan
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-18-2014 16:09:14 | More by cbnz
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2014 15:54:08 | More by vonnegut21
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3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weihenstephaner Kristall weissbier 16.9 fl oz bottle $2.39(OH)

16.9 fl oz bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. No freshness date. ( Look it up on freshbeeronly)

Pours a nice crystal clear pale golden color. A three finger thick creamy bright white head that last forever it seems. The creamy Head being thicker and taller towards the middle of the glass. Very nice soap bubble like lacing is left all over the bulb of the glass. I have never seen a clear hefe before.

The aroma is a weak combo of wheat, banana's, lemons, cloves and other spices.

Taste follows the nose. But the malts are heavy, the wheat taste is very low. As well as other tastes. The banana's aren't very strong nor are the cloves. It's well balanced but the all the tastes are subtle. Maybe a clear hefe is not such a good idea, is it taking away all the flavor? It don't taste no where near as good as the original hefe.

mouth feel is OK. carbonation is good. Malts cling to your palate. It's just that it lacks that spicy/clovey banana feel that clings with the aftertaste. It has it but its weak.

Overall, i have walked past this several times and finally i said i'll give it a try. I should of just walked by to get some original hefe. Or the new Yuengling summer wheat, which is an amazing budget hefe. Would i buy this again? no. Its not the hefe style that i am growing to love. I would take some summer wheat over this any day.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 04:56:35 | More by Ohiolager
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3.24/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not a big fan of wheat beers with a lot of "wheat" attributes to them, have had several good ones. This one just isn't high on my list of wheat beers.

Appearance; served from brown glass bottle (capped) into tinkered, firm off white head with medium bobbles lasting 3+ minutes, deep yellow color, and very clear.

Aroma; medium strength (glass towards nose) with banana notes

Taste; medium high malts with a typical wheat flavor and medium low hops, flavor intensity seemed medium with the malts upstaging the hops with a smooth finish.

Mouth feel; medium to full with good carbonation

Overall; An alright beer, but as stated, not a fan of the stronger "wheat" beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 15:46:11 | More by Greg_Nall
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West Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall Weihenstephan glass

A- Pours as the label states, crystal clear golden color with a huge pillowy and foamy white head that retains long after the pour, eventually leaving a two-finger head behind with some small patches of lace

S- powdery yeast gives aromas of sugary banana candy, melon, pear and underlying clove. A hint of wheat and cracker-like malt closes out the aroma

T- subtle candy-like sweetness up front with the fruity flavors of banana and pear following, earthy yeast with a subtle crackery malt lead to a dry finish with lingers of clove and banana

M- medium body with light carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth and crisp finish

O- as with most of their beers, this one is the standard when it comes to the style. Similar to the regular hefeweizen, but a cleaner palate. Perfect for a warm day with all day drinkability

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 20:10:09 | More by Treyliff
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-12-2014 20:10:34 | More by ajdemma
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

04-10-2014 23:09:42 | More by Twpsyn
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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