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Krombacher Weizen - Krombacher Brauerei

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Krombacher WeizenKrombacher Weizen

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BA SCORE
81
good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.11%
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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DylanWoods

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-20-2013 22:25:32 | More by DylanWoods
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 02:21:27 | More by biboergosum
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-15-2013 08:52:19 | More by hansavijaticar
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-07-2013 01:41:48 | More by WDJersey
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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

Netherlands

2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
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
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jesseejames

Montana

3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
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
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
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
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Cvescalante

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-19-2013 01:53:38 | More by Cvescalante
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-15-2013 16:51:07 | More by TT--Cashout
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EOC

Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-12-2013 22:05:39 | More by EOC
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yauri

Missouri

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).

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 16:49:12 | More by yauri
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Miha

Slovenia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-01-2013 23:28:02 | More by Miha
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Memi

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

05-28-2013 15:30:03 | More by Memi
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tzieser

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-27-2013 07:13:57 | More by tzieser
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Tennessee

3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
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
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jiffymon

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-16-2013 20:03:58 | More by jiffymon
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korene84

California

5/5  rDev +40.8%

04-06-2013 04:02:26 | More by korene84
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RD1163

California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-06-2013 04:01:24 | More by RD1163
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-25-2013 20:14:49 | More by Michaeldmanley
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Mesha

Bosnia & Herzegovina

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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
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GMan

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

03-22-2013 00:00:53 | More by GMan
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-19-2013 00:56:34 | More by pheelingIt
Krombacher Weizen from Krombacher Brauerei
81 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.