Krombacher Weizen
Krombacher Brauerei

Krombacher WeizenKrombacher Weizen
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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #512
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
81
Ranked #42,596
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 12.85%
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
287
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Krombacher Brauerei
 
Germany
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  81
SCORE
81
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Reviews by FBarber:
Photo of FBarber
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, but not opaque, golden color. Two finger white velvety head collapses pretty quickly, but never completely.

Aroma has notes of cloves, wheat, cinnamon, and a somewhat light hint of overly ripe banana.

Taste has notes of clove and nutmeg, almost like a pumpkin pie spice mix coming through up front. The malts have some wheat in them, but there are also some caramely sweet malts that are overall more pronounced.

Feel is light to medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Lightly prickly carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall this was a solid Hefe. Not going to wow you, but its an enjoyable drink.

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More User Reviews:
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 biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Haven't tried this brewery since finding a few odd-seeming taps at a fancy downtown pizzeria in T-dot a few years ago. Kind of sad how the import bottles for this style have things like 'Naturally cloudy' front and center on the label.

This beer pours a rather cloudy medium golden amber hue, with four hefty fingers of puffy, bulbous, and slickly foamy off-white head, which leaves some nicely swooped limestone arch lace around the glass as it slowly dissipates.

It smells of strong banana pudding, baker's yeast, and semi-sweet clove, all atop a decidedly sweet grainy wheatiness, with an indistinct earthy, weedy hoppiness. The taste is more thin mushed bananas, lightly spicy clove/coriander, earthy yeast, and grainy, edgy wheat malt. I get a subtle alcohol hint as things warm up.

The bubbles are small, tight, and generally up-lifting, the body a near medium weight, and generally smooth, a few tics from the perceived spice really the only interlopers here. It finishes off-dry, but just, as the fruit sheds its sweetness, the yeast, grain, and spice holding it steady.

A none too shabby incarnation of a Hefeweizen, kickin' it old-world at that. All the components are here, and none smack you upside the head either, making this a rather drinkable version of said style. Worthy of a go, if this sort of thing floats yer U-boat.

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Photo of Bung
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A slightly older bottle, looks like a little over a year.
Kind if dark gold pour, half finger of white head.

Aroma, grainy wheat, light clove and ginger.

Taste, caramel, grainy malt. Just faint clove and banana, only accenting unlike so many American versions. Good straight forward version of the style.

Lighter side body wise, but coats pretty well. There is a slight stickyness to it. Drank easy after a day of yard work.

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Photo of dasenebler
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

.5L, best before 10/27/11.

Pours a light, burnt orange with fizzy head that is insufficient for the style. Not much lacing, okay retention.

The aroma is yeasty and subtly clovey, though there's some raw, stinky yeast cheese in there I don't care for-- kind of sulfuric.

The flavor is light and basic. Not a terribly sweet Hefeweizen, with more of a crusty bread and medicinal flavor. Somewhat spicy and clovey. Finish is a touch bitter for the style. The mouthfeel is decent, if a bit watery, with more prickly than creamy or fluffy carbonation.

A pretty average wheat beer, but drinkable. I wasn't expecting too much from a new Krombacher beer, since they're really a lager brewery at heart.

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Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a 11.2 oz bottle.
Look: Huge head over a hazy golden body.
Some banana and a light spiciness.
Light flavor for style.
Overall: Quite drinkable.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of atis
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow/orange with large white head that slowly fades. Aroma is fresh banana, yeast, some fruity esters - orange mostly, bits of clove, quite typical Hefe, but weaker than I would have expected.

Taste is sourish lemon, prickly and rather strong yeast, banana and bits of bittery herbs. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation.

Overall, typical, refreshing and well made.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Krombacher Weizen has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a bubbly, very cloudy, yellow-orange appearance, with some good lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of white wheat bread, some coriander, and a faint citrus. Taste is of light lemon, white wheat bread, a touch of coriander, and the faintest banana undertone. Bitterness is low. Mouthfeel is medium, and Krombacher Weizen finishes refreshing, dry, and easy drinking. This is a good beer.

RJT

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Photo of Jeffo
3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

From a bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a massive 4 finger white medium thick fluffy head that mounds out of the glass like a mountain. A decent amount of carbonation is evident with tiny little bubbles. Quite a few floaties unfortunately. Colour is tangerine orange with some amber at the bottom. Head is pretty persistent and a thick cap remains to the end leaving some decent lacing down the glass. Very nice looking.

SMELL: A decently strong scent of wheat malt, bananas and bubble gum. A bit of clove in there as well. Pleasant.

TASTE: Wheat malt, some clove with banana undertones, but slightly lacking on the initial taste. A mild and short wheat malt aftertaste has a slight bit of spiciness from the alcohol. A little disappointing, as it doesn't quite live up to the nose. Not off putting at all, but no better than average.

PALATE: Medium body and lower end carbonation. Goes down smooth with no bite and finishes very dry on the palate, perhaps a bit too astringent.

OVERALL: This one was an odd one. I had no expectations beforehand, as I didn't even know Krombacher made a weizen. The beginning was a pleasant surprise, but once I took my first sip that enthusiasm turned to disappointment as it turned into an average weizen at best. Great to look at and drinkable enough, but not worth seeking out again.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of millelacsmark
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jkermitj
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of NightINgale
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought directly from Germany...
0.5L bottle poured into my Paulaner glass...

A - Cloudy amber body, a pretty solid and typical hefeweizen colour to it. The head is soapy and frothy at first, but then it becomes a little bit disappointing. Not very great head retention; minimal lacing.

S - Nothing spectacular here, but it's in line with the majority of good wheat beers. Yeast, bread, a touch of toffee, some citrus notes and some spices (cinnamon and clove).

T - Tastes like a typical German wheat beer, only milder. Wheaty breadiness and moderate banana-like sweetness dominate the palate. Some hints of spice and vanilla add another layer of flavour. A bit too tart in the finish, which I found quite surprising.

M - Light-to-medium body to it. Definitely not watery, which I really liked. Medium level of carbonation. Some moderate spiciness on the tongue. Quite soft overall. A slight hint of alcohol could be detected.

D - Not bad, but I've had better drinking hefeweizens. Even though this is a 5.3% beer, I felt that it was a bit hefty, and I even managed to get a minor buzz after having eaten a full dinner. Odd.

Overall, it was nice to try a non-Bavarian German wheat beer for a change, and I would definitely be willing to try it again. However, I would probably not put it in my top-5 hefeweizen list.

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Photo of jrohrbacher
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pour is murky, light orange with a rich large creamy head that takes it's time to dissipate. Lots of lacings.

S: Ripe banana - wheat. Spicey. Faint malt and lots of citric notes. Some yeast as well.

T: Banana once more, a little held back in comparison to the taste. Bready sweet malt. Citric notes and yeast. lots of spices.

M: Aftertaste stays longer than I anticipated and holds some dryness. Body is light to medium and carbonation isn't offensivly rich.

D: A refreshing Hefeweizen that holds a little more breadyness than usually - not bad at all.

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Photo of RuudJH
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wheatbeer from a big brewery, trying to get into an unfamiliar market.
0.5 l bottle.

Golden colour, thick big fluffy head, but disappointing low carbonation.
Smell has clear banana in it.
Taste is very bland, of a bit malt, bread, starch, and some banana. Watery, no real bitterness or sweetness. A slight unpleasant aroma and taste of cod liver oil, in the aftertaste.

Not a particularly good hefeweizen, i think.

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Photo of rabbitguy
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mugsy62388
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Cyrano41
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy burnt orange with just over an inch of head. The head dissipates quickly into a sporadic lacing. The smell was strong citrus and spice, but not really sweet. The taste had strong citrus overtones, but a heavier hoppiness than I expected. Not unpleasant. Mouthfeel was a bit grainy and ...persistent? Sticky? Kinda like a dog with a spoonful of peanut butter, I have to urge to lick my teeth to get it off. But the whole thing wasn't bad, I may get more to flesh out a sampling of the style, but it doesn't rank among the best of.

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Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Brabander
2.92/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I got this beer yesterday from my buddy Andy when we played the Colonists of Catan. I am a big fan of this style when the weather is hot.

Poured in my Struise small tasting glass the beers looks like a weizen should. Cloudy yellow with a nice big white head. Smell of banana. Taste is a bit disappointing, i have had far more better on's in this style. Mouthfeel is very thin, no carbonation in the mouth and the beer has a very dry twist. Next one!

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Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of djrn2
2.67/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Krombacher Weizen from Krombacher Brauerei
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 287 ratings