Krombacher Weizen | Krombacher Brauerei

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Brewed by:
Krombacher Brauerei
Germany
krombacher.de

Style: 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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#40,817
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75
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271
pDev:
12.85%
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3.2/5  rDev -10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of yauri
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Considering it is a mass produced one: surprising, high quality, fun - and great money-value.
Cloudy, pale-gold colour with sexi head.
Light, cirspy to limited (and well balanced) extent, touch on nuts and lemon. Not the typical Weissbier taste, in a fun way.
Quite a reach taste for a mass produced beer. Very impressive.
Downside: smell - where have you gone too...? (should note: cigarrete smoke in the surounding may took it away).

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2013. Picked up recently from a B&M store - cheap due to being short-dated.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A very hazy, translucent orange-amber hue with copious carbonation. Produces a vast head of creamy white foam that resembles meringue; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Aroma of bright, fruity yeast esters with notes of banana, orange, bubblegum, clove, mild spice, wheat and earthiness. There is a faint metallic twang in the background.

Tastes of fruity yeast esters with a dry, lingering finish. Notes of banana, clove, bubblegum, orange, faint pepper, spice, wheat, stewed hops and earthy yeast. Highly attenuated and lightly acidic; reminiscent of sparkling water. There is a hint of harsh cardboard in the background, followed by a mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with well-judged carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of banana, fruity yeast esters and earthiness.

Pretty good - not quite a Wiehenstephaner but this weizen possesses an appropriate depth of character. It looks great; cloudy and effervescent. The aroma and flavour are suitably yeasty, with plenty of banana and fruity esters making themselves known. Faintly harsh, though this doesn't detract much from the experience. Good body for the style. A decent, well-crafted weissbier that is worthy of your time should you come across it.

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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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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bit above the glass gave this beer a big white to slightly off white head above a clear golden colored beer.

Aroma is big on banana with cloves and light lemon and yeast mixed in to give it a little more fullness.

The banana and cloves share the taste about equally with some lemon tartness sneaking in there.

A slight dry aftertaste with some cloves and citrus hanging around on this light bodied beer that keeps a light lacing throughout the drinking of this 12 ounce bottle.

Very weizen, if that's what your into.

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4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Krombacher beer - I am a huge fan of Weizen and that good ole wheat beer.

Appearance - Cloudy bountifulness and a nice mellow yellow to slight orange hues

Smell - Wheaty and good hop notes. Not much else there besides this but its all it needs

Taste - same as the delicious smell but with a bit of copper taste. I don't really like the copper but still definitely a decent taste.

Mouthfeel - Not much carbonation here but with the taste and smell not much is needed here.

Overall - A really decent Weizen, just a bit less copper in the taste would be great.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

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