Krombacher Weizen | Krombacher Brauerei

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Krombacher WeizenKrombacher Weizen

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Krombacher Brauerei

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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Photo of jayv519
4.35/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from the only glass I could find at the time (Duvel) that brought out some subtle flavors, but still not much of a banana taste, which is a good thing if you ask me.

Refreshing summer time drink, if you like wheat beers, you'll not want to pass this one up.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.23/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3rd Birmingham pub of 18th September 2012 mini-crawl: The Barton Arms.

After a pint of Oakhams JHB I thought I’d have a change of direction and had a half-pint of this fine Weizen: it was poured into a small Krombacher Weizen glass and looked a picture. I enjoyed it just as much as I did its bottled version back in 2008.

Orange and misty look to it: strong aromas of vanilla, bananas and semi-sour citrus fruits.

Tasted just right; everything you’d expect in a good quality Weizen, but with a little bit extra thrown in. Flavoursome and perfectly balanced between tart bitterness and fruity refreshment.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.21/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy amber beer with huge and compact white head, aroma of banana, clove, lollipops and wheat malt, slightly biscuity. Taste is round, essential, classic for weissbiers, some tartness in the finish.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a hazy honey-golden with a thick, pale honey head. Rich, nose-filling wheaty aroma has a firm citrus undertone that is sweet and mainly lemon. Rich, wheaty flavor has yeasty and sweet lemon tones and hints of orange and grass. Lively, fizzy, full-bodied texture completes one of the best wheat beers I have ever enjoyed.

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Photo of seanyfo
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

50cl bottle poured into the branded Krombacher Weizen glass. Bought at beach front cafe in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife.

A- Hazy orange hue, with a 3 finger creamy head siting on top, with excellent retention and lacing.

S- Yeasty! Staple banana and clove weizen smells, hint of vanilla.

T- Fruity esters of banana coming through well to a nice soft bittering finish. Lingers well.

M- High carbonation and light body.

D- Lovely to look at and a pleasure to drink with refreshing carbonation and good flavour profile.

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Photo of BeerDocT
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Appearance 4.0: No head to speak of. Very attractive beer in the glass, however. A deep golden color, but opaque and somewhat cloudy. If I saw this beer poured in a glass, I would drink it without knowing what it was.

-Smell 4.0: Wow. Delicious bouquet of yeast, sugars and barley. Somewhat a mid-level scent but very appealing.

-Taste 4.0: Front is somewhat sweet and the middle is vaguely citrusy. Finish is yeasty and has a delicious (and unexpected) light flavor of...vanilla. It must be noted that the finish is also dry and there is almost no aftertaste at all.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Mid-to-high level of carbonation in this beer, but it is an excellent complement to the flavor of the brew.

-Overall 4.0: Excellent Weizen/ weiss beer. How do you know when you are making an excellent beer that is completely indicative of the style? When it perfectly embodies the style. Krombacher perfectly embodies Weizen. Recommended.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy bright orangish yellow color with white head. Bananas and cloves with some wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with banana and clove with some hefe sweetness.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
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.


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Photo of Mesha
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy apple juice color with a long-lasting foamy head. Smells sweet and sour. The taste is fruity and yeasty with a pleasant banana flavor note. This is one of two widely available wheat beers in Sarajevo (the other one is Erdinger) so I don’t have enough wheat beers to judge it against, but drawing on my memory this seems to be a true representative of the style, and a pretty good one at that. Anyway, a pleasantly tasting beer and a nice alternative to the ever-present bland pale lagers.

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Photo of botham
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

half liter bottle poured into a weizen glass. pours a hazy golden color with amber highlights and four fingers of off white pillow-like head that remains for a couple minutes.

aroma is mainly citrus with a note of vanilla. fruit notes include banana and apple. a slightly bready character is present as well.

taste is similar to the aroma, only with a more refined citrus and a smoother profile. finishes on a creamy note with lingering grain.

mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a slight bite from co2 and a slightly watery finish.

drinkability is good. the citrus here is well proportioned and seemlessly intertwines with the malts. prost!

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Photo of halo3one
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Yellowish copper, 3/4 inch of white foam, moderate lacing

S - Lots of wheat, bread

T - Wheat, malty, toasty

M - Mild carbonation, sweet aftertaste

O - Not sure if it was the heat of the day or maybe this style appeals to me but it was pretty good

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Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
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 searsclone
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle that was 5+ months past its best before date.

cloudy butterscotch color with less head than I expect from the style

smell is smoke and butter and bread

taste is more of the same, with some bananas and bubblegum following and a smokey finish

nice carbonation with a clean finish. I would like it to be more chewy

picked this up as part of a build your own 6 pack, and I will definitely look for it again.

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Photo of drpimento
3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A decent Bavarian Weizen. Has the traditional aroma and for the most part the flavors although with the texture being a bit soft, the flavor's affected by that too.

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Photo of jesseejames
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a nice hazy golden with a great head that lasts and leaves lacing all the way down to the end. It smells of malt with a bit of fruit. It tastes a bit more malty with fine hints of fruit. It is nice and smooth all the way down with a smooth finish. Another fine German wheat beer that is always a good choice.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from BroueHaha QC for 2.75$

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with a huge size fizzy/foamy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, citrus, yeast/spice, bananas

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with lemon and a yeasty spiciness. There is also a fair bit of ripe banana flavour and pepper. It ends with a pretty spicy/peppery aftertaste.

Overall – Not bad at all. It has a surprising amount of kick to it during the aftertaste and some good fruity notes. A beer that is well worth trying.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
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 TheSarge
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Hefe pours with massive amounts of CO2 and creates great amounts of head retention. This takes a while to pour. The body is quite hazy and is golden orange in color.

Aromas detected are mostly dominated by bubble gum and vanilla.

This is a bit light in taste. Mostly banana in character.

This feels a litte spicy but still quite refreshing.

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Photo of DragonsSlippers
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: An opaque, hazy deep gold color. Had a solid foamy white head that lasted a long time with excellent lacing.

Sent: Wheat and yeast with hints of banana, citrus, malt and clove spice

Taste: First cloves and banana then some spice and citrus.

Mouth feel: Smooth, medium body, dry finish with a bit of copper

Overall Impression: Might drink it at a party, but probably wouldn't pay for it again.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish orange colour with a large, foamy white head on top that has the great retention.

Wheat and yeast with spice and coriadner on top of that. There is some clove in there too and the beer has a good, traditional hefeweizen smell.

Some cloves and banana coming through first foloowed by some spice and citrus. There is a solid, pretty normal wheat beer taste to this one but it is enjoyable nonetheless.

Smooth with a medium body and similar carbonation, there is a nice amount of spice and the beer tastes quite refreshing.

Quite a nice wheat beer with pretty much what you would expect from the style. Tere is nothing out of the ordinary but it is well balanced and is one I wouldn't mind trying again.

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Photo of Zet
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a typical Weizen: dark golden/light orange with a nice head of foam. Not a lot of carb visible on the outside. A nice Weizen nose of clove, which continues in the taste. The taste also has a little sourness (lemon?) in it, and the sweeter fruits like banana i tend to associate with Weizeners appear to be lacking completely. The mouth feel is smooth like a Weizen should be. All in all a good Weizen, but i prefer ones with more accents of fruit in them.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Photo of zdk9
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours out a dark yellow moving into orange territory. It's a little hazy but I wouldn't say cloudy. A big billowing head of tiny egg white foam bubbles.

S- Lemonade, white bread, mushy banana

T- More banana in the taste but still lots of sweet lemon, and white bread malt flavors- like you mushed up a piece of wonder bread, sprinkled some lemon juice on it, and wrapped it around a quarter of a banana.

M- Very creamy. I like that aspect of the beer quite a bit. It makes it supremely more drinkable.

O- Could be a little stronger with the tastes, and a little less sweet and generic, but the mouthfeel is nice.

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Photo of JayQue
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good hefe. Pours a slightly hazy gold color into a Bud Select pilsner glass. Head is about average size with delicate bubbles. Leaves some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is strong. Lemon zest, cloves, wheat and a little banana /coriander.

Taste is good but not as robust as the aroma. Mostly lemon zest and wheat, with the spices taking a back seat.

Mouthfeel is light but not watery and refreshing.

I've had better hefes but this one is pretty good. Would not turn one down on a warm day.

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Photo of Tone
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, golden color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, citrus, slight wheat, slight hops, and a hint of coriander. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, pale malt, sweet malt, hint of hops, and a hint of sulfur. Overall, good aroma and feel, but average appearance, body, and blend.

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