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:
97
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
12.68%
 
 
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4
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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 psugrad98
2.45/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I agree with Duece. Filtered is not better. Less flavorful and complex than traditional wheat beers. No nuance.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of TommyW
2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Pours a clear yellow with about a half-inch head that quicly goes away. Leaves no lacing.

S- Smell is similar to a normal wheat beer, but not as strong. Banana is definitely noticable along with a touch of fresh bread.

T- Taste follows the smell. Very similar to a hefe-weissen, but the flavors are not as prominent. The taste dissapates from the mouth rather quickly.

M- High level of carbonation gives it a sort of bite. Fairly flat overall though.

D- Being that this is much lighter version of a wheat beer, one could easily drink a few of these.

Overall, I dont really understand or agree with the idea of filtering a wheat beer. But, if you want a light beer with the flavor of a wheat beer, give this a try.

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Photo of bark
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The colour is yellow; the large head slowly sinks down to a thick white airy head, leaving very little lacing.

The smell is sour with lots of dough, yeast and some bitterness.

The taste is sour with lots of dough, yeast and some bitterness. It is clean and rather simple. There are some fruity notes of kiwi and carambola. The aftertaste is mild with a creamy flavour of white loaf and exotic sour fruits. It is a little sharp.

The carbonation is quite strong with small bubbles. The liquid is mildly creamy.

OK, I admit it. I have never really understood what the point in a Kristal Weizen is: The Hefe Weizens are so much more interesting.

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Photo of ricke
2.91/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving date: 2009-01-30. Served in Paulaner weizen glass. 500 ml bottle.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale straw-like color with golden nuances. A rather aggressive pour creates a very big and rocky initial head that settles just a little too soon, but leaves a nice uneven coat of foam that sticks around towards the end. Small lacings.

Smell: Malted wheat and the accompanying aroma of white bread, banana, faint notes of cloves and yeast.

Taste: A distinct taste of bananas, orange peel and even some sweet clementines. Some metallic flavor. More malted wheat and bread. The yeast, faint already in the smell, is even more moderate in the taste. The finish doesn't have much to offer - its semi-dry with a slight bitterness and fades away too quickly.

Mouthfeel: The lingering foam and strong carbonation provides a creaminess to the light body.

Drinkability: This is a decent beer, highly drinkable and quite refreshing, but it's not very interesting. It's just too polished - it's a bit unidimensional, and the flavors lack depth and are presented in a too orderly fashion. For someone who thinks a hefeweizen is too powerful, this one might be recommended though, since it's basically a "hefe light".

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Photo of Mjoepp
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear golden, much carbonation. Normal sized bubbles, dissapears quickly.

S: Yeast, banana, sourdough bread.

T: Yeast, banan, citric. Aftertaste is yeasty, disappears quickly along with the sour undertone.

O: Average beer, good in the summer to cool yourself. I prefer the hefeweizen-style though

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

Photo of thundersteel
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of bstrdo
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of RodneyFarva
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into a half-pint Paulaner glass, sitting on a Paulaner coaster. How 'bout that?

a: pours a clear golden, lots of carbonation bubbles rising. 3 finger head or so quickly fades to a half finger which sits on top.

s: malts and wheat dominant, some very light banana, not really much spice.

t: pretty light, nice malts, some light banana flavor, again not much on the spice end, pretty strong carbonation

o: average, not too exciting, but i know i prefer hefeweizens over kristalweizens.

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

Photo of arturorg
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served into Erdinger Weizen glass

A: Golden with a small frothy head thats stay for a while small lace, a lot of carbonation going on, it almost looks like a champagne glass.

S: Banana, sweet, malts

T: Very thin and watery, same banana flavor, some cereals, a lot of carbonation going on that make me confuse as spiciness.

Overall not a very good beer or at least a dont like the style, feel like light soda to me

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Photo of treque
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: very pale, somewhere between yellow and amber, traslucent 2 finger head made of white foam, creamy, good retention. Constant and permanent carbonatation.

S: wheat hints nothing else is perceived

T: light body, esay to have big swallows, very refreshing, with a sligth wheat end.

If you havent had a weizen beer, this could be afirst one so you understand the difference among malts

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Photo of seanyfo
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

0.5l bottle poured into my Paulaner 0.5l weissbier glass.

A- Deep golden colour, 5 finger creamy head from typical aggressive weizen pour. Very good head retention and lively beading.

S- lots of banana and fresh breads. a light toffee, sponge cake sweetness.

T- A little thin in flavour, lots of banana but this quickly transcends to a thin bland finish.

M- Spritzy and light, although seems a little stale

D- A ok kristallweizen, a little thin and lacking in refreshment, but overall drinkable

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Photo of Blissmo
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of rale
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of vr6corrado
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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 Lgarciaosuna
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of RuudJH
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very disappointing receipe: I had expected far better from a brewery that makes one of the best hefe's in beerland.

Very boring and tasteless beer.
Smell clearly of bread and grassy hops.
Nice straw colour and nice carbonation as well. Fluffy head.
All in all, it's beer as clear as you'd like, reminding of a lager.
The banana and spice that is so great in wheatbeers from Germany is very much missed. In fact, this is just a very plain and ordinary beer.
As I said: if you want something like this, you might just as well pick a plain lager of some kind... the wheat character is there, but this drink should be much more exciting.

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3.55 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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