Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephaner KristallweissbierWeihenstephaner Kristallweissbier
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
Ratings:
1,872
Reviews:
829
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
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133
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233
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been drinking this beer for years - time for a review.

Pours a crystal clear bright gold. Can see the bubbles rushing up to keep a nice 1/8 inch bubbly head at all times for the duration of drinking.

Smells lemony with just a bit of grass & hay. No lemon addition necessary at all.

Slightly sour, lemony & hoppy on the tongue. The normal yeast taste with hefes isn't there by design, so just the perfect balance of hops & malt shine through with this beer. Feels great in the mouth as the sparkly carbonation dances in your mouth & holds up throughout.

Absolutely a world-class beer from a world-class brewer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, orangish yellow.
Smell: Wheat, banana, and light orange peel. Light lemon.
Taste: Light banana and citrus. Small tart aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Crisp.

This is a great brew. I've never had a Kristalweizen before (I don't believe), but it is quite refreshing. It is crisp and smooth, and has a banana and citrus taste and smell. This certainly has the earmarks of a Hefe, but is more refreshing than most. I would get this again.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What a nice beer, An excellent wheat beer, very light and fruity. Gentle banana and othe rwheat esters. Slightly over-carbonated, but that's to be expected from the bottle.
Crystal clear, with a nice white foam. Easy on the mouth a crisp and refreshing gentle giant.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a bad deal picked up a bottle of this for $3.29 shipped to my door. Thanks halftime beverage!
A - Light golden in color, clear, and with a fluffy head that receded into a patchy ring. Some lacing but it seems to be carbonated well.
S - Bready dough, fresh wheat of course, and a touch of lemon and grass makes for a great Weizen.
T - Well it's very tasty the levels of lemon and wheat seem to be perfectly balanced. Fresh sourdough bread taste is excellent with a great hop balance to boot. Tasty stuff.
M - Drinks with more of a medium body finding myself sipping it and really enjoying the flavors.

Overall these are the best examples of the style. Not as tasty as the Weizenbock but I think I prefer it to the Hefeweizen simply for it's easier drink ability.

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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.03 out of 5 based on 1,872 ratings.
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