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Krombacher Weizen - Krombacher Brauerei

Krombacher WeizenKrombacher Weizen

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.9%

Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheSarge on 09-15-2007)
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Photo of jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2013. Picked up recently from a B&M store - cheap due to being short-dated.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A very hazy, translucent orange-amber hue with copious carbonation. Produces a vast head of creamy white foam that resembles meringue; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Aroma of bright, fruity yeast esters with notes of banana, orange, bubblegum, clove, mild spice, wheat and earthiness. There is a faint metallic twang in the background.

Tastes of fruity yeast esters with a dry, lingering finish. Notes of banana, clove, bubblegum, orange, faint pepper, spice, wheat, stewed hops and earthy yeast. Highly attenuated and lightly acidic; reminiscent of sparkling water. There is a hint of harsh cardboard in the background, followed by a mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with well-judged carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of banana, fruity yeast esters and earthiness.

Pretty good - not quite a Wiehenstephaner but this weizen possesses an appropriate depth of character. It looks great; cloudy and effervescent. The aroma and flavour are suitably yeasty, with plenty of banana and fruity esters making themselves known. Faintly harsh, though this doesn't detract much from the experience. Good body for the style. A decent, well-crafted weissbier that is worthy of your time should you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:03:51 | More by jazzyjeff13
Photo of Jree261


3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-Foggy gold to pale yellow on the edges with an eggshell white foam.

Smell-Bananas, some red strawberry type fruit.

Taste-Bananas. Lots of bananas.

Mouthfeel-Clean with a decent finish. Nice body. Light to medium body with a creamy texture.

Overall-I wouldn't be upset if I was drinking this or making it a float with some chocolate ice cream and strawberries. So much banana.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 23:25:44 | More by Jree261
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Haven't tried this brewery since finding a few odd-seeming taps at a fancy downtown pizzeria in T-dot a few years ago. Kind of sad how the import bottles for this style have things like 'Naturally cloudy' front and center on the label.

This beer pours a rather cloudy medium golden amber hue, with four hefty fingers of puffy, bulbous, and slickly foamy off-white head, which leaves some nicely swooped limestone arch lace around the glass as it slowly dissipates.

It smells of strong banana pudding, baker's yeast, and semi-sweet clove, all atop a decidedly sweet grainy wheatiness, with an indistinct earthy, weedy hoppiness. The taste is more thin mushed bananas, lightly spicy clove/coriander, earthy yeast, and grainy, edgy wheat malt. I get a subtle alcohol hint as things warm up.

The bubbles are small, tight, and generally up-lifting, the body a near medium weight, and generally smooth, a few tics from the perceived spice really the only interlopers here. It finishes off-dry, but just, as the fruit sheds its sweetness, the yeast, grain, and spice holding it steady.

A none too shabby incarnation of a Hefeweizen, kickin' it old-world at that. All the components are here, and none smack you upside the head either, making this a rather drinkable version of said style. Worthy of a go, if this sort of thing floats yer U-boat.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 02:21:27 | More by biboergosum
Photo of Brabander


2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I got this beer yesterday from my buddy Andy when we played the Colonists of Catan. I am a big fan of this style when the weather is hot.

Poured in my Struise small tasting glass the beers looks like a weizen should. Cloudy yellow with a nice big white head. Smell of banana. Taste is a bit disappointing, i have had far more better on's in this style. Mouthfeel is very thin, no carbonation in the mouth and the beer has a very dry twist. Next one!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 21:19:53 | More by Brabander
Photo of jesseejames


3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a nice hazy golden with a great head that lasts and leaves lacing all the way down to the end. It smells of malt with a bit of fruit. It tastes a bit more malty with fine hints of fruit. It is nice and smooth all the way down with a smooth finish. Another fine German wheat beer that is always a good choice.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 05:18:23 | More by jesseejames
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11/27/12. Best before 11/27/13.

Pours a murky golden orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, banana, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, banana, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid traditional hefeweizen aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 04:56:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 330ml bottle to a shaker

A: Very cloudy hazy looking yellow topped with a bit less then one finger of head. Retention was decent.

S: Banana and clove. A touch medicinal.

T: Banana comes through as being most dominant but there is a little bit of clove in the balance as well. A bit of bubble gum is made more apparent as the beer warms. Pale malts are also present in the beer. Once again the beer takes on a medicinal type character and while I don't really care for this flavor its to be expected of a hefe.

M: Crisp, clean, and dry. Little aftertaste is left behind leaving the drinking wanting more.

O: I'm beginning to discover that Hefe's aren't really my style. I enjoyed this one somewhat and have with other examples but in general they don't amuse me that much.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 20:11:59 | More by Haydn-Juby
Photo of yauri


3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Considering it is a mass produced one: surprising, high quality, fun - and great money-value.
Cloudy, pale-gold colour with sexi head.
Light, cirspy to limited (and well balanced) extent, touch on nuts and lemon. Not the typical Weissbier taste, in a fun way.
Quite a reach taste for a mass produced beer. Very impressive.
Downside: smell - where have you gone too...? (should note: cigarrete smoke in the surounding may took it away).

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 16:49:12 | More by yauri
Photo of rangerred


3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy medium orange with a huge billowy white head. Takes awhile for the head to settle to pour the rest of the bottle into the glass. Lots of lacing left after the head does begin to fade.

Aroma of banana and clove and some light bread. All of it is on the mild side.

The mediocrity continues into the flavor. More banana, clove, and bubblegum along with some bread. Quite watery mouthfeel with just a very light amount of bitterness. Clean finish.

Overall, a very quaffable hefe but very unimpressive at the same time. Watery and lacks flavor. Probably not one I will pick up again.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 23:32:21 | More by rangerred
Photo of Mesha

Bosnia & Herzegovina

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy apple juice color with a long-lasting foamy head. Smells sweet and sour. The taste is fruity and yeasty with a pleasant banana flavor note. This is one of two widely available wheat beers in Sarajevo (the other one is Erdinger) so I don’t have enough wheat beers to judge it against, but drawing on my memory this seems to be a true representative of the style, and a pretty good one at that. Anyway, a pleasantly tasting beer and a nice alternative to the ever-present bland pale lagers.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 22:44:33 | More by Mesha
Photo of janubio


3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml.bottle, crystal clear colour with a big head, the usual for the style, as it is the rest : smell of bananas, cloves, coriander and a bit of citrus, with some funkiness included. Lighter in the palate than one could expect, I don't really notice too much carbonation. Palate is the same: bananas, coriander, clove and some citrus. Just correct, I'd rather have some of the others weizens out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 19:34:31 | More by janubio
Photo of searsclone


3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle that was 5+ months past its best before date.

cloudy butterscotch color with less head than I expect from the style

smell is smoke and butter and bread

taste is more of the same, with some bananas and bubblegum following and a smokey finish

nice carbonation with a clean finish. I would like it to be more chewy

picked this up as part of a build your own 6 pack, and I will definitely look for it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 01:15:27 | More by searsclone
Photo of DragonsSlippers

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: An opaque, hazy deep gold color. Had a solid foamy white head that lasted a long time with excellent lacing.

Sent: Wheat and yeast with hints of banana, citrus, malt and clove spice

Taste: First cloves and banana then some spice and citrus.

Mouth feel: Smooth, medium body, dry finish with a bit of copper

Overall Impression: Might drink it at a party, but probably wouldn't pay for it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 07:31:52 | More by DragonsSlippers
Photo of mralphabet


3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a hazy yellow color a very nice head, good finger and a half of head that settles to a nice thin layer with great retention. Good start

S: Has all of the Hef notes you are looking for, banana, citrus, malt and clove spice.

T: The banana hits right up front with a hint of sweetness from biscuity malt, then I'm getting a light citrus note and a touch of spiciness, not much hops to speak of.

M: Strangely more medium bodied than I was expecting, smooth mouth feel, and pretty dry finish.

O: A well rounded Hef, pretty normal for the style but looking for.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 00:37:28 | More by mralphabet
Photo of flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish orange colour with a large, foamy white head on top that has the great retention.

Wheat and yeast with spice and coriadner on top of that. There is some clove in there too and the beer has a good, traditional hefeweizen smell.

Some cloves and banana coming through first foloowed by some spice and citrus. There is a solid, pretty normal wheat beer taste to this one but it is enjoyable nonetheless.

Smooth with a medium body and similar carbonation, there is a nice amount of spice and the beer tastes quite refreshing.

Quite a nice wheat beer with pretty much what you would expect from the style. Tere is nothing out of the ordinary but it is well balanced and is one I wouldn't mind trying again.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 15:31:16 | More by flyingpig
Photo of Amalak

New York

3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A. An opaque, hazy deep gold color, with a solid foamy white head and only a little bit of lacing.

S. Very strong wheat and metallic malt scent.

T. It has a thick, malty and yeast taste. The wheat is strong, but the flavor is a bit tampered...or other flavors. A bit too much. Some grape or dark fruit taste. A mild alcohol taste.

M. Carbonated. A bit of tingle.

O. A basic wheat. Nothing special or memorable, but not bad, either. I'm not a huge wheat-beer fan, so maybe I'm missing something, but I think this is simply a solid effort.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 02:08:12 | More by Amalak
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Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from BroueHaha QC for 2.75$

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with a huge size fizzy/foamy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, citrus, yeast/spice, bananas

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with lemon and a yeasty spiciness. There is also a fair bit of ripe banana flavour and pepper. It ends with a pretty spicy/peppery aftertaste.

Overall – Not bad at all. It has a surprising amount of kick to it during the aftertaste and some good fruity notes. A beer that is well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 00:02:36 | More by spinrsx
Photo of TownDunkel


3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Krombacher beer - I am a huge fan of Weizen and that good ole wheat beer.

Appearance - Cloudy bountifulness and a nice mellow yellow to slight orange hues

Smell - Wheaty and good hop notes. Not much else there besides this but its all it needs

Taste - same as the delicious smell but with a bit of copper taste. I don't really like the copper but still definitely a decent taste.

Mouthfeel - Not much carbonation here but with the taste and smell not much is needed here.

Overall - A really decent Weizen, just a bit less copper in the taste would be great.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 23:53:38 | More by TownDunkel
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3rd Birmingham pub of 18th September 2012 mini-crawl: The Barton Arms.

After a pint of Oakhams JHB I thought I’d have a change of direction and had a half-pint of this fine Weizen: it was poured into a small Krombacher Weizen glass and looked a picture. I enjoyed it just as much as I did its bottled version back in 2008.

Orange and misty look to it: strong aromas of vanilla, bananas and semi-sour citrus fruits.

Tasted just right; everything you’d expect in a good quality Weizen, but with a little bit extra thrown in. Flavoursome and perfectly balanced between tart bitterness and fruity refreshment.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2012 12:16:40 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of jayv519

4.38/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from the only glass I could find at the time (Duvel) that brought out some subtle flavors, but still not much of a banana taste, which is a good thing if you ask me.

Refreshing summer time drink, if you like wheat beers, you'll not want to pass this one up.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 01:32:11 | More by jayv519
Photo of LXIXME

New Mexico

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bit above the glass gave this beer a big white to slightly off white head above a clear golden colored beer.

Aroma is big on banana with cloves and light lemon and yeast mixed in to give it a little more fullness.

The banana and cloves share the taste about equally with some lemon tartness sneaking in there.

A slight dry aftertaste with some cloves and citrus hanging around on this light bodied beer that keeps a light lacing throughout the drinking of this 12 ounce bottle.

Very weizen, if that's what your into.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 21:41:16 | More by LXIXME
Photo of metter98

New York

3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high bright white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of wheat and clove in the nose along with hints of bananas.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some notes of yeast.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some refreshing properties. It is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 14:08:27 | More by metter98
Photo of tempest


3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle at Euro Market in Astoria. Best by 12/9/12. Poured a hazy amber with a two-finger head. The flavor is lacking in banana and clove. Instead it's a cleaner, creamy wheat bread. There's a touch of citrus mixed in with the toast and an adequate hop balance. The carbonation also seems a little too sharp. There's certainly a subtle earthy element to this beer, but it's too subdued.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 00:27:20 | More by tempest
Photo of JayQue


3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good hefe. Pours a slightly hazy gold color into a Bud Select pilsner glass. Head is about average size with delicate bubbles. Leaves some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is strong. Lemon zest, cloves, wheat and a little banana /coriander.

Taste is good but not as robust as the aroma. Mostly lemon zest and wheat, with the spices taking a back seat.

Mouthfeel is light but not watery and refreshing.

I've had better hefes but this one is pretty good. Would not turn one down on a warm day.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 16:55:01 | More by JayQue
Photo of RonaldTheriot


3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Krombacher Weizen has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a bubbly, very cloudy, yellow-orange appearance, with some good lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of white wheat bread, some coriander, and a faint citrus. Taste is of light lemon, white wheat bread, a touch of coriander, and the faintest banana undertone. Bitterness is low. Mouthfeel is medium, and Krombacher Weizen finishes refreshing, dry, and easy drinking. This is a good beer.


Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 21:04:31 | More by RonaldTheriot
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