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Krombacher Weizen - Krombacher Brauerei

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BA SCORE
81
good

171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Krombacher Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheSarge on 09-15-2007)
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Cvescalante, Jun 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

cam477, Sep 26, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
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).

yauri, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

markallmon, Mar 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Jaysicles, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

jiffymon, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Miha, Jun 02, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

LXIXME, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

intoxabroad, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

biboergosum, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

bearbreak, Jul 05, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

TownDunkel, Sep 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Ciocanelu, May 21, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -13.2%

Lion088, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

avisong, Feb 16, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -2%
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.

tempest, May 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Gonzoillini, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

KMcG, May 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Bieniek30, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Fr0stb1te, Jul 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

kingskot, Jun 15, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Direct from Germany, brought over as a gift by a friend of a friend. Very hazy golden brown with a finger of fluffy white head. Good retention.

Clove seems to dominate in the aroma category, with a hint of lemon/lime type citrus mixed in.

Good amounts of semi-sweet citrus flavour up front, opening up into the clove and vanilla infused wheat taste that carries until the finish. Not outstanding, but nice.

More body than the average weizen, with the high carbonation you expect. Altogether a solid brew that is an easy drinker with more than enough character to be interesting. My thanks again for the fresh German beer delivery.

elricorico, Jan 20, 2009
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

RD1163, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

PhillyStyle, Jun 09, 2012
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Krombacher Weizen from Krombacher Brauerei
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