Krombacher Weizen | Krombacher Brauerei

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Krombacher Brauerei
Germany
krombacher.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheSarge on 09-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
251
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
66
For Trade:
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Photo of ozzy87
1.75/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

too bad

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Photo of ticklechicken
1.79/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Lookswise, this is a typical wheat beer: deep orange, minimal head, and this one had very little lacing. The smell was something different though: very grassy with clove and spice, and sort of... mouldy. This was but a hint of the bizareness to come with the taste. This beer had an incredibly earthy taste, which immediately reminded me of game meat. Besides that there were strangely long lingering aftertastes of bubblegum, clove and grain: such complexity in the aftertaste is somewhat strange. This beer was certainly unique, but I have to wonder if mine had gone bad, despite being in date. In the mouth, it was somewhat prickly with some later stickiness. In sum, I'm yet to try a Krombacher beer that I've enjoyed, and I have to rate this weizen's drinkability as pretty low. I might try it again in the future, just to be sure I'm not being to harsh on a beer that has gone stale.

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Photo of Alexisz
1.99/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This is not a Weizenbier, just of joke version of it. Try a Franziskaner or a Weihstephaner, don't buy this one.

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Photo of lupercmda
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Trevormcraig
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of smbslt
2.54/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Past its best by date but still lacked in every department. The quick exiting head and coarse carbonation scratchiness detracted from this one. Maybe fresh, maybe in Germany this one may be better.

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Photo of kitschiguy
2.63/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought a 500ml bottle from one of the discount food stores in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong selling mainly imported European, Japanese and Korean products for HKD18. Poured into a wheatbeer glass.

Poured a cloudy orange/light brown with a couple of inches of tight to medium head that lasted well. Not much lacing. Looks well carbonated with streams of bubbles rising to the top of the glass.

The nose was a little bit disappointing; some orange, honey, very light spice and a weird plasticky/rubbery aroma.

Well-rounded malts, some fruit and a small amount of spice but the palate is a little bland for the style. No real bitterness.

Mouth feels nice. Carbonation is very light, despite looking otherwise.

Overall I was slightly disappointed with Krombacher. I've drank quite a few german beers in the hefewiezen style and this one didn't match up. Compared to Franziskaner, Weihenstephan et al it's rather bland and the nose is a little off-putting.

Not recommended.

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Photo of Westyn
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of eskimojoe
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of brandonld23
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of GMan
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of RuudJH
2.8/5  rDev -20.2%
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 TheBierdimpfe
2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Slightly veiled dark golden color with high activity. Foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with average legs.

Aromas of citrus and wheat. Flavors of grains, orange, lemon, banana, corn, caramel. A little bready with highly syrupy sweetness and minimal sharpness. Light bodied with a faint straw finish and minimal spices.

Overall an average beer having faint smell and flavors with an adjunct and unbalanced feel. Passable freshness being a little boozy and vinous.

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Photo of Brabander
2.92/5  rDev -16.8%
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 dasenebler
2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
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 kofukasho
2.97/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaysicles
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of jiffymon
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of KMcG
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of XmAjOX
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Beerucee
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Frankfurt football match

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Photo of Lukebell15
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of janubio
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml.bottle, crystal clear colour with a big head, the usual for the style, as it is the rest : smell of bananas, cloves, coriander and a bit of citrus, with some funkiness included. Lighter in the palate than one could expect, I don't really notice too much carbonation. Palate is the same: bananas, coriander, clove and some citrus. Just correct, I'd rather have some of the others weizens out there.

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Photo of Mack
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Krombacher Weizen from Krombacher Brauerei
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