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Krombacher Weizen - Krombacher Brauerei

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Reviews: 59
Hads: 209
Avg: 3.51
pDev: 23.93%
Wants: 10
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheSarge on 09-15-2007

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Photo of jayv519
4.35/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of tempest
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of JayQue
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  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.


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Photo of Bung
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of Cyrano41
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy burnt orange with just over an inch of head. The head dissipates quickly into a sporadic lacing. The smell was strong citrus and spice, but not really sweet. The taste had strong citrus overtones, but a heavier hoppiness than I expected. Not unpleasant. Mouthfeel was a bit grainy and ...persistent? Sticky? Kinda like a dog with a spoonful of peanut butter, I have to urge to lick my teeth to get it off. But the whole thing wasn't bad, I may get more to flesh out a sampling of the style, but it doesn't rank among the best of.

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Photo of bmwats
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330 cl bottle into a weizen.

A: Cloudy golden hue. Pours about a 2 finger, foamy, white head. Settles slowly. Some thick initial lacing mostly retreats into the body of brew, but does leave a sporadic display remaining.

S: Fresh hay, lemon, cardboard, and rubber.

T: Light lemon citrus accentuates a pungent, heavily fermented wheat. Paper-y.

M: Light, crisp body. A bit of a washed out feel. Pungent finish lingers.

D: Easy drinking, but there is something of an off-putting characteristic.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Thick head, and fair lacing. Nose is full with grain, citrus, and synthetic notes. Flavor is a really pungent wheaty tone with a bid of citrus and kind of a cardboard-y type thing going on. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of Viciousknishs
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a cloudy burnt orange amber color with a healthy finger and a half of off white head. Ok head retention.

S- predominate clove aroma with some light banana notes. Honey like sweetness from the malt with some hearty doughy wheat bread characteristics on the finish.

T- honey glazed wheat bread and a doughy aspect on the start. Spice and clove come out mid palate with a touch of under-ripe banana. Finishes a little weak with a light grainy malt and spice.

MF- doughy bready moutfeel with a light medium body. Overly carbonated... No bueno.

D- decent drinkability.

Overall a decent Weizen.

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Photo of BeerDocT
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Appearance 4.0: No head to speak of. Very attractive beer in the glass, however. A deep golden color, but opaque and somewhat cloudy. If I saw this beer poured in a glass, I would drink it without knowing what it was.

-Smell 4.0: Wow. Delicious bouquet of yeast, sugars and barley. Somewhat a mid-level scent but very appealing.

-Taste 4.0: Front is somewhat sweet and the middle is vaguely citrusy. Finish is yeasty and has a delicious (and unexpected) light flavor of...vanilla. It must be noted that the finish is also dry and there is almost no aftertaste at all.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Mid-to-high level of carbonation in this beer, but it is an excellent complement to the flavor of the brew.

-Overall 4.0: Excellent Weizen/ weiss beer. How do you know when you are making an excellent beer that is completely indicative of the style? When it perfectly embodies the style. Krombacher perfectly embodies Weizen. Recommended.

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Photo of Tone
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of diamondc
3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Huge fluffy head into a hefeweizen glass. Cloudy, lots of bubbles. Looks great.

S: Oranges, green bananas, fresh bread

T: Watered down OJ, banana mush, caramel, wheat bread, honey.

M: Fizzy, bubbly carbonation. Spot on for the style.

O: An average hefeweizen, quaffable, yet tastes watered down. Just not enough banana or clove flavors to wow me.

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Photo of zdk9
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours out a dark yellow moving into orange territory. It's a little hazy but I wouldn't say cloudy. A big billowing head of tiny egg white foam bubbles.

S- Lemonade, white bread, mushy banana

T- More banana in the taste but still lots of sweet lemon, and white bread malt flavors- like you mushed up a piece of wonder bread, sprinkled some lemon juice on it, and wrapped it around a quarter of a banana.

M- Very creamy. I like that aspect of the beer quite a bit. It makes it supremely more drinkable.

O- Could be a little stronger with the tastes, and a little less sweet and generic, but the mouthfeel is nice.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

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Photo of pschul4
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into weizen glass

A- it's really interesting, cloudy but like ribboned ya know? Very tasty looking pours a nice 2 finger head with decent lacing

S- Appricots for sure, so fruity and inviting I can't wait to taste this beauty

T- Major let down.... Very watery and just a faint fruity taste without much hop or malt presenc. Not bad but not good either

M- Very carbonated and almost soda like, just feels like a milder fresca

O- Not impressed after the smell still better than any macro though

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours nice hazy draw color with white head. Nose has yeasty bready notes, with babana. Palate offers dry wheat flavor with clove, banana, and a sour quality. Light, easy drinking, not heavy on palate or in the belly. Could do many of these with appropriate food pairings.

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Photo of RuudJH
2.8/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wheatbeer from a big brewery, trying to get into an unfamiliar market.
0.5 l bottle.

Golden colour, thick big fluffy head, but disappointing low carbonation.
Smell has clear banana in it.
Taste is very bland, of a bit malt, bread, starch, and some banana. Watery, no real bitterness or sweetness. A slight unpleasant aroma and taste of cod liver oil, in the aftertaste.

Not a particularly good hefeweizen, i think.

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Photo of emerge077
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of patra7
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Gold / amber color; cloudy, especially at the beginning. Off-white thick head that quickly gets thinner but stays on as a thin layer.

Smell: Fruity (citrus type?) and yeast, with some notes of burnt toast at the start which make it different than other hefe-weizens I’ve tried.

Taste: Yeast and malt with some fruit presence (barely discernible).

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Little carbonation. Kind of mushy.

Drinkability: Not of the most refreshing type but interesting enough to quickly disappear from my glass. Beers tend to do that…

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass by freshness date.

Hazy yellow brass color with thick white velvety head with good retention, it gradually recedes to half-finger layer of froth atop, high carbonation.

Trademark smell of Hefeweizen, there comes banana, citrus, malt and clove spice.

Banana with hint of sweetness from biscuity malt mingles with light citrus and phenolic spice. Hop bitterness is rather mute.

The body is medium, smooth mouth feel, dry finish.

Very refreshing and high drinkable, it is well round balance in every angle, well done.

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Photo of dasenebler
2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

.5L, best before 10/27/11.

Pours a light, burnt orange with fizzy head that is insufficient for the style. Not much lacing, okay retention.

The aroma is yeasty and subtly clovey, though there's some raw, stinky yeast cheese in there I don't care for-- kind of sulfuric.

The flavor is light and basic. Not a terribly sweet Hefeweizen, with more of a crusty bread and medicinal flavor. Somewhat spicy and clovey. Finish is a touch bitter for the style. The mouthfeel is decent, if a bit watery, with more prickly than creamy or fluffy carbonation.

A pretty average wheat beer, but drinkable. I wasn't expecting too much from a new Krombacher beer, since they're really a lager brewery at heart.

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Photo of ticklechicken
1.79/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Lookswise, this is a typical wheat beer: deep orange, minimal head, and this one had very little lacing. The smell was something different though: very grassy with clove and spice, and sort of... mouldy. This was but a hint of the bizareness to come with the taste. This beer had an incredibly earthy taste, which immediately reminded me of game meat. Besides that there were strangely long lingering aftertastes of bubblegum, clove and grain: such complexity in the aftertaste is somewhat strange. This beer was certainly unique, but I have to wonder if mine had gone bad, despite being in date. In the mouth, it was somewhat prickly with some later stickiness. In sum, I'm yet to try a Krombacher beer that I've enjoyed, and I have to rate this weizen's drinkability as pretty low. I might try it again in the future, just to be sure I'm not being to harsh on a beer that has gone stale.

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Photo of NightINgale
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought directly from Germany...
0.5L bottle poured into my Paulaner glass...

A - Cloudy amber body, a pretty solid and typical hefeweizen colour to it. The head is soapy and frothy at first, but then it becomes a little bit disappointing. Not very great head retention; minimal lacing.

S - Nothing spectacular here, but it's in line with the majority of good wheat beers. Yeast, bread, a touch of toffee, some citrus notes and some spices (cinnamon and clove).

T - Tastes like a typical German wheat beer, only milder. Wheaty breadiness and moderate banana-like sweetness dominate the palate. Some hints of spice and vanilla add another layer of flavour. A bit too tart in the finish, which I found quite surprising.

M - Light-to-medium body to it. Definitely not watery, which I really liked. Medium level of carbonation. Some moderate spiciness on the tongue. Quite soft overall. A slight hint of alcohol could be detected.

D - Not bad, but I've had better drinking hefeweizens. Even though this is a 5.3% beer, I felt that it was a bit hefty, and I even managed to get a minor buzz after having eaten a full dinner. Odd.

Overall, it was nice to try a non-Bavarian German wheat beer for a change, and I would definitely be willing to try it again. However, I would probably not put it in my top-5 hefeweizen list.

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