Paulaner Weissbier Kristallklar | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
paulaner.de

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
96
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
12.68%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of F_riedrich
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleigator
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, bright golden color, with a fluffy white head.

Smells of wet grass, fresh crushed black peppers, wheat, sugar infused white bread dough, balanced by fruity banana and a whiff of anise. The aromas come very well together, don't turn too sweet, but offering a perfectly balanced nose with a nice complexity to it.

Has a high, yet softer carbonation, complimenting to the stony mineral quality, which leads to an utmost refreshing appearance.

Tastes of a nice interplay between herbal hops, banana and soft straw with a clingy, sweet malt coating. Develops an effervescent mineral stoniness, reminiscent of cold well water, highlighting the prevailing banana flavor, which turns a bit fizzy during the finish.

Very light, well nuanced beer with a weak ending, as it simply does not hold up the beers initial complexity, but finishes a tad too sweet.

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Photo of TGS
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BaileyMitch
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Euroglot
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dunkelnacht
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Carrefour. In Paulaner glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 1x07. Drinkable and tasty. Not different from the non-crystalclear one.

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greasy
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drmeto
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a clear golden with a medium,frothy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-banana,clove,white pepper,bready,spicy
T:
-Follows the nose plus biscuity malt
F:
-light to medium body
-soft,medium carbonation
O:
-Upper Echelon Kristallweizen

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Photo of spycow
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RossR
4.65/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Got it on draft at a Paulaner bar in Munich. Very crisp taste with plenty of cloves and wheat and a little banana. Golden color and huge foam head. Good light to medium body and was probably the best weissbeer I had in Germany out of the 6 original brewers there (Hofbrau, Augustiner, Franziskaner, etc.).

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rivoire
2.15/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Has to be served very fresh for indeed refreshing your palate, but this beer doesn't offer a good tasting, because of his lack of aromas.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice weissbier kristal, easy to drink and refreshing. Paulaner is always a safe buy. Filtration process takes away some flavour and character but it becomes a very sessionable beer.

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Photo of UrbanH
2.99/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served with a lemon, took some of the flavour away. Look is not that inviting, looks just like regular lager. Smell was almost completely covered because of the lemon. Taste was good, regular weißbier, nothing special. Smooth feeling in mouth.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pictured here poured into a weizen glass. A pale yellow amber with copious quick-breaking white bubbles. Aroma is the expected banana and clove elements, albeit much dialed down compared to unfiltered exemplars of the style. Nice old world wheat malt undercurrent. Flavor is similarly subtle yet reasonably complex, neutered clove pervades the proceedings but is trumped by sparkling pineapple, orange, and bubble gum notes. A pleasant dry wheat spiciness lurks in the background along with a light caramel sweetness. Light bodied and super fizzy. Well-crafted but leaves me wanting the full meal deal. There is really no need to filter this style and the relative lack of yeast character looms too large to ignore.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of MynamesRickJames
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of AndreasDif
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Allegue04
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of beerMeporfa
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Paulaner Weissbier Kristallklar from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.55 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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