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Brewed by:
Krombacher Brauerei
Germany | website

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 UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11/27/12. Best before 11/27/13.

Pours a murky golden orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, banana, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, banana, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid traditional hefeweizen aromas and flavors.

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Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high bright white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of wheat and clove in the nose along with hints of bananas.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some notes of yeast.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some refreshing properties. It is a good representation of the style.

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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 LXIXME
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
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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Photo of emerge077
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, production date 5.5.11, exp date 5.5.12, so this bottle is a new arrival to the market and a relatively fresh import.

Into a weizen glass it pours a sunny golden orange that becomes opaque when the yeast is poured in. Excellent retention with arcs of puffy lace clinging to the glass. Mild wheaty aroma, vaguely sweet with a hint of banana, not especially exciting.

Softly sweet taste, banana and mellow wheat flavors, vanilla wafer and a hint of dry nutmeg or clove in the finish. Creamy feel, rather mellow with a slightly astringent bite. Not a bad summer quencher, though it's a bit tame. My go to hefeweizens are New Glarus, Weihenstephaner, and Paulaner... probably wouldn't seek this out again, but wouldn't refuse one either.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've noticed Krombacher rolling into the state of Georgia fairly recently. Popping up at various bottle shops and on-tap at a few spots. Production Date: 05.05.11. Oh. Ohhhh. So, it's new and old at the same time.

Appearance: Lightly clouded, golden-amber body with an initially large head, but it settles fairly quickly.

Smell: Water-soaked wheat malt, with just the thinnest, near non-existent notes smelling of honey, citrus, and spice.

Taste: Tangy, bready wheatiness and barley with a brisk layering of reduced honey. Modestly sweet. A few drops of lemon juice, almost a notion of banana (almost). Slightly spicy, with a hint of flummoxed cloves. Very little hop character or bitterness (even with the addition of hop extract, apparently). Sweetness slides back in for the somewhat drying, fairly crispish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It's like somebody stomped on over to the flavor dial and cranked it down several notches. No part of it tastes inherently bad or 'off', but it's just a bit blah.

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Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev -4%
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 tempest
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle at Euro Market in Astoria. Best by 12/9/12. Poured a hazy amber with a two-finger head. The flavor is lacking in banana and clove. Instead it's a cleaner, creamy wheat bread. There's a touch of citrus mixed in with the toast and an adequate hop balance. The carbonation also seems a little too sharp. There's certainly a subtle earthy element to this beer, but it's too subdued.

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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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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 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 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 Bung
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
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 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 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 Jeffo
3.09/5  rDev -11.7%
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 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.

RJT

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Photo of david18
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Late night after dinner imperial pint was a great way to end the evening. Shared with my wife on a square in the center of berlin. The best part was the significant banana aroma that leaped from the glass. Would recommend to anyone who travels to the great city of Berlin.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a light amber / yellow colour with a good yeasty haze... White head poured typically thick and foamy then faded slowly to decent thickish covering ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... fair amount of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Very light clove spiciness, good wheatiness, some breadiness, very little malts - just some faint biscuity hints, sweet banana, light fruitiness (apples and lemons), some peppery traces, hay traces...

Taste - Very light biscuit malts, faint clove, quite strong wheat malt notes, quite yeasty, definite breadiness, some soap, metallic hints, nice fruitiness (lots of lemon and banana), light sour notes, peppery hints...

Feel - Fairly smooth with a little bite underneath... light body... As with most hefe's this is pretty refreshing and drinkable...

Overall - A pretty standard, though decent, hefe... certainly worth a try...

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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 yemenmocha
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours nice hazy draw color with white head. Nose has yeasty bready notes, with babana. Palate offers dry wheat flavor with clove, banana, and a sour quality. Light, easy drinking, not heavy on palate or in the belly. Could do many of these with appropriate food pairings.

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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 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 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 Amalak
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A. An opaque, hazy deep gold color, with a solid foamy white head and only a little bit of lacing.

S. Very strong wheat and metallic malt scent.

T. It has a thick, malty and yeast taste. The wheat is strong, but the flavor is a bit tampered...or other flavors. A bit too much. Some grape or dark fruit taste. A mild alcohol taste.

M. Carbonated. A bit of tingle.

O. A basic wheat. Nothing special or memorable, but not bad, either. I'm not a huge wheat-beer fan, so maybe I'm missing something, but I think this is simply a solid effort.

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