Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner KristallweissbierWeihenstephaner Kristallweissbier
BA SCORE
84.5%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 1,882 ratings
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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:
#2,667
Reviews:
832
Ratings:
1,882
Liked:
1,591
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
10.12%
Alströms:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
134
Gots:
238
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,882 |  Reviews: 832
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.06/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One question...why?

Ya...it's okay but nowhere near worthy of its brethren. All that makes Weihenstaphaner the king is filtered out in this offering. Taste isn't important to those that opt for this over unfiltered.

Do yourself a favor and drink the unfiltered weissbiers...or have a lager instead if you must.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of utopiajane
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours perfectly clear the color of light straw yellow with a tinge of something green. Champagne effervescence and a billowy white head that is loathe to recede and just stays with a thick collar and cap. Soapy wet lace. Very beautiful. Nose is yeast, banana, clove. fruity lemon and peppery with a little skunk. Taste is light as a feather and follows the nose. Banana, sweet grain, bubblegum, a touch metallic and just a little bitter to end. Malt comes forward as it warms but never becomes too sweet. Finishes dry with a hint of apples and pear. Soft, creamy and earthy. Delicate.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of IronLover
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straw yellow in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a huge white, billowy, yet slighty fizzy foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap. Wheat bread aromas up front followed by sweet banana and light peppery spice beneath. Medium bodied with light, but rich, tangy carbonation. Balanced combination of wheat malt, sweet banana, and light peppery spice up front and into the middle. Tart flavors and a spicy, tangy bite thru the middle to the end with hints of banana sweetness. Finishes with a clean light tartness with sweet notes overtop. Fabulous delicate textures and flavor nuiances. Can't go wrong with Weihenstephaner.

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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale straw yellow with lively bubbles and a frothy white head that hangs around.

Smells of banana, nutmeg, an earthy nuttiness, floral notes, and sour yeast.

Tastes light and refreshing with a full body lurking in the background. Banana and clove notes are there with some lemon zest bitterness. Backed by some earthy wood cedar notes. A solid brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Light yellow amber, lot's of carbonation. Large, thick head. Dissipated rather quickly, but a thin white remained for the duration of consumption.

S - Banana, clove, some sweet malts. Not bad, not great.

T - Not a really a fan of the style, so I didn't really expect to like it. And I didn't. Not terrible, flavorwise. Soft banana and banana bread flavors up front. Dark fruit in the aftertaste, and a hint of a blueberry-like taste when warmed.

F - Average-good. Crisp and refreshing feel.

O - Again, not a big fan of the style, but I didn't care for this beer. Too much wine-ish taste, and not enough "beerness". Certainly not a bad beer, and it's rating in my book improved the 2nd time I tried it.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: practically crystal clear straw yellow. 3 finger rocky white head. doesn't look quite as carbonated as their here

s: wheat, bubblegum, pears, something smells almost smokey in here (i'm probably crazy). sweet citrus

t: bubblegum, ripe banana, pear, slight white grape, sweet lemon zest. this definitely has a nice wheat backbone. towards the end this fades to some nice sweetness and mild clove spice. delicious

m: medium with tons of carbonation (just they way i'd want it)

o: great stuff. their hefe is still my favorite, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with this and is super delicious and refreshing. no reason not to drink this.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Crystal clear pale golden/straw colored body with a ridiculously large cream colored head that takes over the whole glass.

S- Wheat, banana, dried grass, hints of citrus, slight herbal aroma as well.

T- Lot of wheat, with just a slight mineral taste. I get a ton of the banana and bubblegum flavors, way more than the hefeweizen. I get an herbal taste at the end as well, I cannot pinpoint what it is in the nose or flavor, but it is there.

M- Medium-high carbonation, light-medium bodied. Not as chewy as the hefeweizen, but that is to be expected for the filtered style.

O- Very good offering and better than I expected. This style is so different from the hefeweizen, but it is very nicely done for what it is.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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