Krombacher Weizen | Krombacher Brauerei

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Brewed by:
Krombacher Brauerei
Germany
krombacher.de

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheSarge on 09-15-2007

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Ranking:
#36,064
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
275
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
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14
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Photo of Macamah
4.37/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkalix
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRFounder
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roberto11232
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy copper straw with a big foamy head that displays excellent retention. The carbonation is visible.
Aromas of banana and bread crust, clove and light cinnamon.
In the first few sips, there is a bready and sweet wheat flavor, complimented by banana. This is soon balanced by clove spice that becomes more bold pronounced as the drinking session develops. There is a very gentle hops bitterness. The finish is dry, spicy and has a light lemon flavor. Midway through, the strong spicy kick from the phenols begins to mellow out, and more wheat and banana sweetness return.
Medium bodied and strongly carbonated.
A decent example of the style.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange wheat color, decent head

Nose typical hefe, creamy wheat, Luke citrus orange, mild banana ester notes, touch phenol spices

Taste the same, creamy wheat, little toasty, doughy wheat, more citrus orange zest, banana esters, mild phenol spices

Mouth med to lighter bod, creamy wheat, fizzy tingly carb

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Photo of 12ozfan
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Krombacher Brauerei "Krombacher Weizen"
11.2 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "PRODUCTION DATE: 11/23/17" and sampled on 06/06/18
$37.49/24 bottle case @ Javies Beverage, Philadelphia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Typical appearance with an orange body beneath a two-finger thick head of densely foamy white. Mild aroma with some banana and wheaty malt. The flavor follows with a bit of clove added in, and some mild tartness. It's not that bitter but there is some, and it's balanced nicely. This reminds me of many of the weizens that I've tasted in southern Germany, They're not the bigger, more flavorful examples like those from Ayinger, Paulaner, and Spaten, but they're popular because they're a little more accessible and drinkable. On a hot day in the biergarten one of these would go down nicely as the tartness is refreshing. Looking back, the head has dropped but it still maintains a full, creamy surface covering, and the lacing is pretty good - for a weizen it could be better. In the mouth it's medium-light and effervescently crisp with a very fine bubbled elevated carbonation. It only has a stiff bitterness to it but the carbonation helps to elevate that, and its tartness, and it finishes dry although a dollop of sweet malt lingers shortly. Overall it's not the best weizen I've had, nor is it really close, but neither is it the worst, it's actually far ahead. For the price I don't regret the purchase, although for about $6 more I could have moved up to a better brand. However, if you do the math that's an extra 16%. Given that I'll probably have a few parties this summer with people who aren't exactly connoisseurs I'll probably buy a few more cases of this, and some better stuff for myself!
Review# 6,052

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden coloration with visible carbonation and a large, creamy head. Smells of banana and clove, with a hint of grain and citrus. Taste is a good balance of banana, clove and grain, with nothing standing out too much. There are hints of citrus and caramel malt as well, the latter lending a light sweetness to this which really isn't too bad though. Finishes with a very light bitterness. Light body with lively carbonation. This is nothing special, but a pretty solid Hefeweizen with a nicely balanced flavour profile. It's mainly let down by its relatively light body and slightly overdone carbonation. Still very drinkable on a hot day!

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Photo of heeyongk
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AAG
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Griphon
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottvanbelois
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alexc11
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It meets all the characteristics of what a Weizen should be - banana/fruity overtones, cloudy appearance with strong lace, carbonation and nice, sweet refreshing, taste with no bitterness or even aggressive acidity. Now, whether it measures up to the great Weizens I can't say because I haven't tried them all so I'm going on its own merits. I enjoyed it very much.

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Photo of sbuck
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hychenglao
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-hunter
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 11.2oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.3 % abv

Appearance- Pours a golden yellow orange with a thick white head. Very hazy.

Smell- Grains, banana bread, clove.

Taste- Wheat based malt flavor up front. Turning more sweet, with a bready banana bread taste coming next. Sweetness lingers and blends with some bitterness into the finish. Flavor profile finishes with a bit of clove and wheat.

Mouthfeel- Thin/medium with active carbonation.

Overall- A seemingly light bodied, banana forward hefeweizen. Does not rival the greats for this style, but quite solid.

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Photo of DutchGermanguy
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My family bought two crates of this Weizenbier because it was on sale in Germany.
When poured into a glass it looks like a typical Weizenbier, with a golden orange colour.
The taste is nice, a sweetness like honey, but a bit thin or light. The taste is not really intense and does not last long.
I would say it is a good normal Weizenbier but there are better ones.

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Photo of Satorn
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint served in a proper hefeweizen glass at the restaurant I ate lunch at today. On tap and served with an orange wedge (yuck)

Appearance - Hazy and rich golden and orange colored beer. Impressive two and a half fingers of frothy white head with above average retention and lots of lace. Hefeweizens may be the most beautiful beer in the world when served properly into fine glassware.

Smell - Banana and clove as per usual. A little heavier on the banana than most. General wheat backing adds something.

Taste - A little thinner than some, while quite refreshing, this weizen didn't have the magic of others. Banana is steady and the clove a little underdone here making it a touch to sweet.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and light with a somewhat dense feel and middling carbonation.

Overall - A good but not great hefeweizen that I'm happy to have tried nonetheless.

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Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 275 ratings