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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In our golden-yellow crystal-clear wheat beer the fresh citrus flavour harmonises very well with spicy banana notes. The fine sparkling gives it a tangy and animated appearance. Throughout summer and winter, it’s a prickling experience. It goes well with fish, seafood, white meat or it can be enjoyed as an aperitif. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,759
Reviews:
834
Ratings:
1,891
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
240
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3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CervezaNY
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlueSpader
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - it's always nice to see new products from this venerable brewery show up in one's neighbourhood, isn't it?

This beer pours a crystal-clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with four zaftig fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves some streaky webbed lightning pattern lace around the glass as it slowly but surely blows off.

It smells of bready and doughy wheat malt, damp banana chips, a subtle yeastiness, some muddled earthy spice, clover honey, and some very, very tame earthy, musty, and estery floral green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and doughy cereal wheat malt, underripe bananas, faint indistinct citrus notes, a still understated yeasty character, some clove and white pepper spice, and more sort of strange musty, herbal, and floral noble hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly tame in its workaday frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess evolving shortly after take-off here. It finishes off-dry, that wheaten cereal thing lingering like the boss that it is.

Overall - this is a decent enough version of the style, pretty much just a cleaner incarnation of the base Hefeweizen. Flavourful, and easy to drink, on a pleasantly 'warm' autumn Alberta weekend afternoon.

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Photo of DarthVorador
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewAskew
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours to a dense white permanent head that laces and lasts. Clear golden. Aroma is bubblegum and bananas and wheat malt. Flavor is tangy, spicy and right on the mark. Tastes just like a hefeweizen but without the looks. Textbook example.

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3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NelCet
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.11/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

For someone who rates their regular weissbier as one of my all time favorites, this was an epic disappointment for me. On the surface it deliver on all the things that I expect form this brew. However, as one of the reviewers has put it, it has a weird finish. There is an off-putting aftertaste that I can't quite describe aside from that it makes we not want to take another sip. So disappointing...

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Photo of wafers
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Like their Hefeweizen Weihenstephaner's Kristall Weissbier is a top notch wheat beer, but being filtered its clearer and has a similar but slightly more modest flavor.

Look: clear yellow golden with a two-inch frothy white head.

Aroma: yeasty dough, banana, and cloves

Taste: The flavor is wheat, banana, some clove and pepper, similar to the Hefeweizen but perhaps a tad milder.

Feel: light to medium body, some carbonation

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lastmango
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a straw yellow with 3 finger white foamy head. Aroma was musty at first followed by a hint of banana. This does not seem as spicy as the hefe. Taste is mild banana and clove. No hop bitterness. Medium light body and carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a clear straw color with a foamy white head. There is medium carbonation. The beer smells like bananas and cloves. There is a undertone of straw type color. The beer tastes like banana bread. The beer has a lot of carbonation and is thin.

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4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a clear straw golden with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-banana,white bread,doughy,honey,clove,hay
T:
-banana,white bread,doughy,citrus,fish,salty,grainy,herbal
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
A pretty big downgrade from their Hefeweizen.
The finish is really weird.Up until then it's decent.
The Kristallweizen from Paulaner, Franziskaner or Maisel are superior to this.

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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1,891 ratings
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