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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,399 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,399
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 67
Gots: 48 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

A-On tap at the Tap and Table in a Weisse glass. This was my first Kristall Weisse and I was amazed at the clarity and beautiful gold color. Very unlike a Hefe-Weisse. Lots of carbonation and I small lingering fluffy head.
S- Wonderful ripe bananas.
T- The taste is fantastic. Maybe a little more banana than clove as compared to the Hefe. Very smooth.
MD- This is as creamy as the Hefe and just as easy drinking. This is an all around fantastic beer.

07-03-2010 01:45:52 | More by confer
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

10-03-2013 07:48:42 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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3.94/5  rDev -2.2%

A- Crystal clear golden, clean, with a 2 finger white head that has outstanding retention and pretty sticky lacing.

S- Very impressive. Wheat malts, grain, and lots of intense clove. Fresh banana bread.

T- Clove and wheat again. Bready hints of banana. A little more subdued than expected based on the nose, but still a smooth, balanced brew as to be expected from this brewery. Hoped for a little more spice. No bitterness.

M- clean, crisp, and refreshing. Lighter body as the style dictates.

O- A nice German wheat that is quite refreshing to have on a hot summer day by the pool. This brewery just simply knows what they are doing. A fantastic take on the style. A lighter, cleaner version of their hefe.

$3.29 for 500 ml bottle

08-30-2013 00:54:04 | More by Bosoxfan20
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

A- Pours a golden yellow color with a nice, frothy, white, 2 finger head.

S- Faint banana, wheat, light fruits.

T- Lots of banana, very crisp, apricot.

M- Light and bubbly.

D- Very refreshing and light. This is an easy drinker. Great for a summer day.

05-09-2010 00:18:08 | More by Lothore
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

500 ml (16.9 oz.) bottle poured into a weizen glass. Part of batch 1438 and comes in at 5.4%.

A-Crystal clear straw yellow with a crackling 2 finger white head. The head slowly goes down to a one finger level. Tons of bubbles continuosly rise from the bottom. This one looks like a thirst quencher.

S-Lots of the usual weiss suspects. Fruit such as green apple and banana as well as a minimum amount of clove and as it warms some bubblegum notes.

T-A whole lot like it smells. The sweet fruits come fast followed by wheat and some clove. The aftertaste is very reminiscent of banana bread.

M-Lighter bodied and very crisp due to the great great amount of carbonation. The lasting head gives this one a nice creamy mouthfeel.

D-Refreshing and it goes down way too easy.

Another great on from Weihenstephaner. The lower abv coupled by its refreshing character make this a great beer that I will seek out many more times.

05-12-2009 04:54:26 | More by mjl21
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-25-2013 02:09:12 | More by Bandi
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New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

500ml poured into berliner weisse glass.

A: Almost transparent gold color. Thick cumulus head and plenty of lacing clinging for life.

N: Typical weihen banana smell. Absolutely delicious appeal. More lemon and citrus as it warmed.

T: There is substance here in contrast to the lighter appearance. The banana is the first hit but malts make an appearance and sweet fruits are there, perhaps pear or starfruit flavors.

M: Light and bubbly. Refreshing to the palate, good tingling spice aftertaste.

D: Immensely drinkable, not familiar with the style but as a hefe it is tremendous for a summer beer. Everything comes together well and it is as refreshing a beer as you'll find.

This brewery is incredible. Possibly my favorite from the other end of the pond.

06-20-2008 21:58:41 | More by marcpal
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-20-2013 21:14:09 | More by Bieniek30
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-11-2014 05:25:34 | More by Exeter
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours light golden in color with a good frothy white head that has great retention.

Smell has some slightly sweet grainy notes forward along with some banana clove phenols and wheat notes.

Taste follows the nose and has grainy wheat flavors forward and finishes with some clove and banana like phenols.

Mouthfeel is light crisp and highly carbonated. Very refreshing.

10-23-2013 02:49:04 | More by Fcolle2
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-20-2014 22:38:25 | More by nineworldseries
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-28-2014 00:11:04 | More by Hohnbaum
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

09-22-2012 03:17:13 | More by Auraan
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-17-2012 12:55:40 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-22-2014 21:02:30 | More by Vogt52
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Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

07-06-2012 03:20:28 | More by slitherySOB
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-01-2014 01:08:31 | More by RKing44
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-19-2013 18:13:02 | More by EigenBeer
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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

The head was thin for the style and faded quickly on the so clear and pale golden color body. Big bubbles. Very nice smell: wheat, yeast, banana, and a hint of something roasted. Very sweet. Slightly iodated too. The taste revealed more citrus than one could expect from the smell. Very sweet, almost artificial candy-like. Banana and wheat. Mouthfeel is very clean and kind of light. Watery. The aftertaste is of subtle fruity hops. Drinkable but not overly complex.

05-12-2004 22:16:51 | More by tjd25
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-29-2012 13:06:13 | More by YamagamiTravis
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-25-2014 00:40:11 | More by Joecaddie
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

01-15-2012 02:07:58 | More by beerme626
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-21-2013 20:25:45 | More by rand
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3.08/5  rDev -23.6%

Another Kristal Weizen that was fantastic to look at .
Clear, it has a head that stayed right to the end and a bead that fizzed all through.
From there I was let down The smell had nothing particular characteristic other than "wheat beer".
The style suggests it should be soft and clean on the palte , this bordered on astringent ,perhaps because there was a clove flavour dominance.
It developed through the palate which made it interesting and drinkable but far more like a hefe weizen than I was expecting

10-03-2005 09:52:00 | More by jarmby1711
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

09-11-2013 00:36:38 | More by jryanj927
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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