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Krombacher Weizen - Krombacher Brauerei

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81
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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-19-2012 02:28:05 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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
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metter98

New York

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've noticed Krombacher rolling into the state of Georgia fairly recently. Popping up at various bottle shops and on-tap at a few spots. Production Date: 05.05.11. Oh. Ohhhh. So, it's new and old at the same time.

Appearance: Lightly clouded, golden-amber body with an initially large head, but it settles fairly quickly.

Smell: Water-soaked wheat malt, with just the thinnest, near non-existent notes smelling of honey, citrus, and spice.

Taste: Tangy, bready wheatiness and barley with a brisk layering of reduced honey. Modestly sweet. A few drops of lemon juice, almost a notion of banana (almost). Slightly spicy, with a hint of flummoxed cloves. Very little hop character or bitterness (even with the addition of hop extract, apparently). Sweetness slides back in for the somewhat drying, fairly crispish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It's like somebody stomped on over to the flavor dial and cranked it down several notches. No part of it tastes inherently bad or 'off', but it's just a bit blah.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 03:44:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +13%

07-01-2013 22:00:24 | More by zeff80
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emerge077

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, production date 5.5.11, exp date 5.5.12, so this bottle is a new arrival to the market and a relatively fresh import.

Into a weizen glass it pours a sunny golden orange that becomes opaque when the yeast is poured in. Excellent retention with arcs of puffy lace clinging to the glass. Mild wheaty aroma, vaguely sweet with a hint of banana, not especially exciting.

Softly sweet taste, banana and mellow wheat flavors, vanilla wafer and a hint of dry nutmeg or clove in the finish. Creamy feel, rather mellow with a slightly astringent bite. Not a bad summer quencher, though it's a bit tame. My go to hefeweizens are New Glarus, Weihenstephaner, and Paulaner... probably wouldn't seek this out again, but wouldn't refuse one either.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 23:03:44 | More by emerge077
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
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
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
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
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13%

05-21-2012 23:32:56 | More by MarkyMOD
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
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
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-30-2014 12:59:24 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

07-10-2014 23:02:23 | More by Gonzoillini
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-29-2014 21:05:39 | More by Latarnik
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
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
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Tone

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, golden color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, citrus, slight wheat, slight hops, and a hint of coriander. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, pale malt, sweet malt, hint of hops, and a hint of sulfur. Overall, good aroma and feel, but average appearance, body, and blend.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 11:34:35 | More by Tone
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-13-2014 22:17:02 | More by rolltide8425
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a hazy honey-golden with a thick, pale honey head. Rich, nose-filling wheaty aroma has a firm citrus undertone that is sweet and mainly lemon. Rich, wheaty flavor has yeasty and sweet lemon tones and hints of orange and grass. Lively, fizzy, full-bodied texture completes one of the best wheat beers I have ever enjoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2011 23:23:06 | More by Cyberkedi
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pour is murky, light orange with a rich large creamy head that takes it's time to dissipate. Lots of lacings.

S: Ripe banana - wheat. Spicey. Faint malt and lots of citric notes. Some yeast as well.

T: Banana once more, a little held back in comparison to the taste. Bready sweet malt. Citric notes and yeast. lots of spices.

M: Aftertaste stays longer than I anticipated and holds some dryness. Body is light to medium and carbonation isn't offensivly rich.

D: A refreshing Hefeweizen that holds a little more breadyness than usually - not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 18:43:47 | More by Evil_Pidde
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-27-2011 05:33:33 | More by barnzy78
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Bung

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A slightly older bottle, looks like a little over a year.
Kind if dark gold pour, half finger of white head.

Aroma, grainy wheat, light clove and ginger.

Taste, caramel, grainy malt. Just faint clove and banana, only accenting unlike so many American versions. Good straight forward version of the style.

Lighter side body wise, but coats pretty well. There is a slight stickyness to it. Drank easy after a day of yard work.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 01:11:30 | More by Bung
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dcmchew

Romania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-05-2013 16:58:51 | More by dcmchew
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-07-2013 01:41:48 | More by WDJersey
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-21-2013 12:22:48 | More by Ciocanelu
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

From a bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a massive 4 finger white medium thick fluffy head that mounds out of the glass like a mountain. A decent amount of carbonation is evident with tiny little bubbles. Quite a few floaties unfortunately. Colour is tangerine orange with some amber at the bottom. Head is pretty persistent and a thick cap remains to the end leaving some decent lacing down the glass. Very nice looking.

SMELL: A decently strong scent of wheat malt, bananas and bubble gum. A bit of clove in there as well. Pleasant.

TASTE: Wheat malt, some clove with banana undertones, but slightly lacking on the initial taste. A mild and short wheat malt aftertaste has a slight bit of spiciness from the alcohol. A little disappointing, as it doesn't quite live up to the nose. Not off putting at all, but no better than average.

PALATE: Medium body and lower end carbonation. Goes down smooth with no bite and finishes very dry on the palate, perhaps a bit too astringent.

OVERALL: This one was an odd one. I had no expectations beforehand, as I didn't even know Krombacher made a weizen. The beginning was a pleasant surprise, but once I took my first sip that enthusiasm turned to disappointment as it turned into an average weizen at best. Great to look at and drinkable enough, but not worth seeking out again.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 17:58:56 | More by Jeffo
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Krombacher Weizen from Krombacher Brauerei
81 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.