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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,453 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,453
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 71
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

boesesfleisch, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

40oz2heaven, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

bckayaalp, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

freundnam, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

brittanylicious, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

heysuz, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Jtrigonis, Aug 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Kimchi270, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

AndyandAng, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

AlexFields, Jul 30, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a glass into a tall 24 oz. pilser glass.

A: A lovely yellow-gold with tinges of brown, gorgeous thick head with significant milky lacing, excellent carbonation which rises from the bottom of the glass in ribbons.

S: Bitter with lots of yeast, citrus and a nice hop balance.

T: Very light but no negative flavors. Not as wheaty as expected. Lots of hops and light toasted malts form the body. Citrus, spice and banana notes covering.

M: Crisp and fresh, easy to drink.

O: Definitely an extremely nice, easy to drink beer. Not as wheaty as expected but otherwise very flavorful. A good glass to drink with a light meal.

jsausley, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

edmiglia, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Danny1217, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

kevindp9, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Rhernan81, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

aoampm, Jul 27, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

micromaniac129, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

gr0g, Jul 26, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

orcrist_cleaver, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

jamis, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Joecaddie, Jul 25, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

BMMillsy, Jul 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Drakemurray, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Johnct, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

thufflife, Jul 23, 2014
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,453 ratings.