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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,424 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,424
Reviews: 732
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 68
Gots: 56 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

carteravebrew, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of LIbeerguy
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a bright golden color with a large frothy head, plentiful carbonation

S: Bready, a bit tart, lemony, grassy

T: Bready, more so than in the smell, mild sweetness, granny smith apple, a bit spicy. Well carbonated, light-bodied, the apparent sweetness gives way to a little bit of bitterness/spicyness in the finish and the aftertaste lasts for only a few seconds.

A good job of filtering the beer to make it look nice while keeping the important flavors in the beer. While I would not make it a habit to drink this beer because I prefer traditional hefeweizens, this is a nice beer in its own right and is a good alternative to a hefeweizen if someone prefers a crisper-tasting and cleaner-looking beer.

LIbeerguy, Aug 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Kirdo, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of acevenom
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear golden with a large white head and plentiful rising tiny bubbles from the bottom of the glass. The head dissipates slowly. The beer smells banana and clove forward, though not as intensely as it is for their hefeweizen. It smells cleaner and the wheat malt presence is bready in the nose. the taste follows the nose. The wheat and barley malts bring a bready taste. The clove provides spicy balance and the banana flavor is also present. Both are milder than in the hefeweizen, allowing the malt profile to shine. This is expected for the style. The body is light with strong carbonation. The finish is smooth. The drinkability is very high. This is an excellent, refreshing beer.

acevenom, Aug 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

craigmj7, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

mattparsons, Aug 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Gypson, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

roadies, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

ferrettman687, Aug 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ZachRusk, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of Rijtjeshuis
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look (4/5) – Pours a very light straw colour. Head is decent: rose well of a standard pour; soapy texture; very white; and, falls a bit quickly to a cap without any real lacing. Clarity is brilliant. There’s some really nice visible carbonation.

Smell (4/5) – Some decent wheat graininess provides a nice background. The standard weizen yeast flavours of banana and cloves jump out at me right away. The balance between them is ideal; I like a bit more clove than banana. There’s also a note in there that I would describe as a bit sulphur-like, it’s not hugely strong and blends very nicely with the flavours. No hops and no alcohol notes are noticeable.

Taste (4.5/5) – Similar to the nose. The grain bill boasts some nice wheat graininess as well as a bit of very light melanoidins (I’d guess at a Munich pilsner malt with maybe there was some light Vienna/Munich malt included in the grist here). The flavours of banana and cloves are dominant, but they’re milder and lighter than you get in a hefe. No hop flavour, hop bitterness is medium-light. The sulphur-like notes were not very strong on the palate.

Feel (3.5/5) – Medium-light body (the malty sweetness of it gave it a slightly more substantial flavour) and high carbonation. Pretty standard fair for the style, but good.

I’m really much more familiar with hefeweizens than I am with krystalweizens, but this was a great example. Whereas a hefe is somewhat more substantial in both flavour and body due to the suspended yeast, I found that this one was a lot lighter and went down much smoother. This is a great summer brew is served cool enough. I still prefer the hefe that these guys make.

Rijtjeshuis, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

abankert12, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a large lasting fluffy white head. Aroma and Taste of wheat, banana, some citrus and grassy notes, with some mild bitterness. Palate is a light to medium body, a crisp clean mouthfeel with good carbonation. Finish is a combination of wheat, sweet citrus and banana flavor, a bit of tart notes with some bitterness on the end for balance. Overall a very good, crisp and refreshing brew. Nicely done

Samp01, Jul 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

NorCalBeer, Jul 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ExaltedNecrosis, Jul 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

philmen, Jul 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

beerhunter13, Jul 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

acycler, Jul 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

RTHKI, Jul 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

NightINgale, Jul 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

eristicrat, Jul 06, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours with a four finger head that lasts and leaves lacing on the glass. Pale yellow in colour and very bubbly. Smells of cloves, bananas, wheat, citrus, and sugar. Tastes just as it smells. Moderate banana, cloves, citrus, wheat and a touch of ginger. Mouthfeel is a tad watery, dry and a bit champagne like. A nice session ale.

slitherySOB, Jul 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

kelvarnsen, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

ms11781, Jun 30, 2012
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,424 ratings.