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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
Ranking:
#37,523
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
99
pDev:
12.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of spycow
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 0.5 litre bottle, 5.2%, best before 01/2008, drank 07/2007.

Poured into one of my Franziskaner Weissbier glasses.

It looks the part, light golden yellow with a white head which is constantly being refurbished by the bubbles from below.

Full on banana, with vanilla coming a heavy second, very impressive. I was expecting the banana aroma to be a lot less than the hefe weiss, but I didn't find it so.

Dry overall, but refreashing also, the aromas come out in the flavour too, so banana and vanilla hit your mouth in waves, these tastes stay in the mouthfeel and make this a very drinkable beer IMHO.

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3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours light golden with a medium large white creamy head. The head sinks slowly into nice lacings.

S: Malt and wheat, a bit sweet. Ripe bananas ans citric notes. A bit spicey.

T: Ripe bananas and white bread. Citric notes, orange sezt. Some spices. The taste is somewhat weaker than the smell.

M: Aftertaste is short and sweet. Body is light and carbonation is rich with really small smooth bubbles.

D: It started really nice but turned weak on me...

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Photo of bark
2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
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 FLima
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a consistent and nice head. Golden color and the label says it is not hazy once this Weiss was filtered.
Aroma predominantly banana and a hint of cloves and condiments.
Low carbonation.
Refreshing taste, not very sweet. It has a zesty flavor, mildly bitter (you can feel its hops!) and with some species. Even though was filtered you can still taste the yeast. Harmonious ending, a little dry. Definitely a top notch weissbier extremely well balanced and still off the beaten path. Really liked this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of josanguapo
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of flyingpig
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle at Paulanergarten, Bremen, Germany (€4.20):
Clear amber with a lot of bubbles. The heas is a good sized, foamy white one with good retention over the opening minutes & lots of lacing too.

Good balance of wheat, banana & cloves with bubblegum & touches of yeast. Some sweetness appears with grassy notes & citrus too.

Citrus with cloves & wheat initially, some banana & bubblegum come next with touches of orange. I got hints of spice & there was a nondescript mix of fruits towards the end.

Smooth & light-medium bodied, strong carbonation with some added fizz and a good balance throughout. Lively & one that proved an easy one to drink.

Both times I've had this beer I've found it quite enjoyable, but much like the majority of kristalweizen's that I've tried I'd probably go with the hefeweizen version if it was available, the only reason I didn't in this case was because of how easy the hefe is to get a hold on in the UK but I've yet to come across the kristalweizen version at home.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of thierrynantes
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50 cl.), tasted in 2001.

Appearance : A light yellow color, with a white foamy head.
Smell : sweet malty and wheaty aroams, with a light grainy note. Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty and wheaty flavours, a light spiced note.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Pale filtered wheat beer (Kristalweizen).

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Photo of Absumaster
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bright, orange, golden beer with a lot of carbonation and a stable, thick head. Too bad this doesn't have the hefe in it, this is not the 'real thing'.

Smell of ripe bananas and vanilla on top of a grainy wheat maltiness. There is a sort of musty smell to it, which reduces the freshness of the beer. Together with the sweet smell.

Taste of wheat, with typical fenolic yeast profile, ripe bananas. I did not taste a lot of clove though. Unlike any other Weizen, this has a slight bitterness, which fits this beer. The sweetness in the smell is not in the taste, the beer is rather dry and has a fenolic aftertaste. I miss the extra taste that the yeast normally adds to a weizen, it seems to always add an extra taste and mouthfeel.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Brabander
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Weißbier. Yesterday was a hot day in Holland and we ate pizza's outside. Mrs. Brabander and i drank this beer in the original glass.

Wonderfull beer only to look at. Light sweetness and light carbonation. Citrus. Five fingers head but that is very easy to get with this beer.

This is one of the better German Weißbeers that you can get on the market.

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Photo of drmeto
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
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 Sixpoint
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
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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Paulaner Weissbier Kristallklar from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 99 ratings
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