Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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

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Ratings: 1,882 |  Reviews: 832
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from HomeBrewStuff. Haven't had a weizen in ages, and kristallweizen is not my favorite style, but still tastes good. Crystal clear gold, lazy carbonation, small tight head. Wheat on the aroma, very bready, minor fruity notes. Banana/bubblegum flavors increase in the taste, and finishes sweet. Slick mouthfeel, but I really miss the sediment.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.05/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500mL bottle, a code o "4042" on the back label, not sure the meaning.

appears clear golden color, huge 2 inch bone-white head, that fades down to thin covering.

aroma is still the familiar hefeweizen aroma - wheat, and herbal yeast. taste is a bit "cleaner". lower banana and clove notes. thin body, fizzy carbonation.

overall - I like it better that most hefe's, but I still wouldn't seek it out again.

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium globe. The beer is a crystal clear golden hue with a constant stream of bubbles rising to the top (from the New Belgium glass). A huge, frothy, sea-foam head sits on top. This thing looks like a bubble bath. Awesome. Random but good sticky lacing. The beer smells slightly skunky, actually. But once you sift through that, bananas and wheat come through. The beer tastes a bit sour with fruity aspirations. The banana and floral notes kick in, as well as a lemongrass taste. The mouthfeel is light bodied, and the beer goes down smooth.

Overall, ups and downs with this one. The appearance is outstanding, and the beer is clean and crisp. It was fun to try and this would be great on a sunny, Saturday afternoon on the deck with some bratwurst.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A hazy orangey color smell of bananas and cloves....tastes great. mouthfeel crisp and well carbonated...more crisp than the regular hefeweiss due to filtering...this is becoming my favorite brewery....this is an awesome beer. all their beers are great and have a similar taste. glad i tried it, it is a bit pricey though, but worth it.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear light golden color with a large head that fades slowly. Has nominal lacing.

S: Aroma is a mixture of banana, spices, fresh grain and a bit of malt sweetness.

T: Taste is a blend of banana, clove, spices, fresh grain and some malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Light body, lots of carbonation, smooth with a nice clean feel.

O: Good example of the style. Well worth checking out.

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3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle - from Bevmo La Quinta CA for 3$

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes..

Smell - Lemon, grains, yeast, coriander/cloves

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste lemons, corn, and grains/bread. There is also some very light yeast/spice. It ends with a corny/grainy aftertaste with a light spiciness and a hint of banana.

Overall - Very light and the flavours are fairly subdued. I expected a little more from this one, but I haven't had a lot of beers within this style.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz served into a Weizen glass.

A - Pours 3 fingers of white moundy suds and slowly sinks into a small collar. Brilliantly clear body with active streaming bubbles.

S - Spicy yeast, green banana, clove, white bread, sweet pale malt.

T - Clean flavors of banana bread, clove, yeast, wheat, green pear, and a dash of lemon. Floral hops combined with the carbonation adds a very crisp finish.

M - Moderate prickly carbonation, light to medium body, very clean feel.

Very clean flavors with excellent carbonation. The nose is mellow compared to the flavor. This would hit the spot on a hot day.

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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 84.5% out of 100 with 1,882 ratings
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