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:
#3,135
Reviews:
843
Ratings:
1,920
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
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4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Wow. Wow... like J-Lo after an epson salt bath, this damn thing is clean! Now, let’s backtrack a second... Look at how beautiful this thing is. I mean, seriously, look at how beautiful this thing is! It’s like, uh... J-Lo pre-bath! Straw crystal clear so beautiful that even King Lothair III would be proud! With that is beautiful, yet delicate crystal malt aromas that make Raul want to use the hearts as eyes emoji. The taste, can you even imagine?! Like hooking up with J-Lo after she ate a schnitzel! Perfection!

Get this. Get it good!

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Photo of Ri0
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Weizen glass a clear, pale yellow amber with 3 finger white foamy head. Aroma is the expected banana and clove elements, albeit much dialed down. Nice wheat malt and a flavor is similarly subtle yet reasonably complex, neutered clove pervades the proceedings but is trumped by fruity citrus notes, orange, and bubble gum. A pleasant dry wheat spiciness lurks in the background along with a light caramel sweetness. Light bodied and prickly carbonation. A delicious beer to be enjoyed at anytime.

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

Photo of Dactrius
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Botulizard
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oleg85
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zombiefeynman
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very clear gold yellow color. Thin body with just above average almost champagne like carbonation. Aroma is bananas, yeasty bread, and malt. Taste is similar with a bit of banana bread with a mild hop bitterness. Well done and worth revisiting

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4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 06/11/17:

Pure, clear, extra pale gold color. Delicate, melting fine-foamed white head of moderate retention, film-forming. Distinct and semi-tart but mild banana and then a whiff of yeast are the main aromas here. Similar palate but with honey and lemon suggestions. Good balance, delicious and drinkable, but not really complex enough to be interesting. That’s more the specific style though than this brewery’s iteration of it. Medium-bodied, creamy even apart from the fairly mellow carbonation, just barely tingly and softening gradually to fine suds.

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3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ghowehattrick
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wg1041
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Damn good. For a wheat beer this baby is almost lager clear. Good effervescent
carbonation. Faint smell of corridander and orange. Not extreme on the citrus but balanced. Wow...it just amazes the palate. Perfect wheat beer. Balance is phenomenal. Hoegaarden suck it!!!

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Photo of Sulty
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a crystal clear gold with plentiful effervesce streaming up from the bottom, producing a huge (to the point of being difficult to pour), white, tight/finely bubbled, lasting, foamy head that leaves only a few motes & strings of lacing. Aroma is wheat, dough, honey, fruity notes, green banana, spice, clove & citrus. Taste is a nice blend of wheat, cloves, fruity notes, spice, green banana with pepper spice, thin honey & floral/herbal hopiness in the finish. After taste is shortlived wheat, floral, banana & clove. Medium bodied with a medium-high carbonation, smooth, dry & lightly oily with a chewy hint. A very dependable, old favorite.

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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

**
12/16/17

Bottle to goblet.

LOOK: pours a clear yellow, big white head fades to lacing but has good retention.
AROMA: wheat, touches of yeast, coriander, wet hay or grass.
TASTE: lots of fresh grains. bit of lemon in the finish. Hint of soap.
FEEL: light body, excellent carbonation. Little bit of a champagne feel.

Nice easy drinking beer. Great for enjoying with a meal.

**

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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very fine example of monkey beer.

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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1,920 ratings