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

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Added by TheSarge on 09-15-2007

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244
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3.5
pDev:
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Reviews: 64 | Ratings: 244
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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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 TownDunkel
3.5/5  rDev 0%
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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Cyrano41
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
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 bmwats
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330 cl bottle into a weizen.

A: Cloudy golden hue. Pours about a 2 finger, foamy, white head. Settles slowly. Some thick initial lacing mostly retreats into the body of brew, but does leave a sporadic display remaining.

S: Fresh hay, lemon, cardboard, and rubber.

T: Light lemon citrus accentuates a pungent, heavily fermented wheat. Paper-y.

M: Light, crisp body. A bit of a washed out feel. Pungent finish lingers.

D: Easy drinking, but there is something of an off-putting characteristic.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Thick head, and fair lacing. Nose is full with grain, citrus, and synthetic notes. Flavor is a really pungent wheaty tone with a bid of citrus and kind of a cardboard-y type thing going on. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of Viciousknishs
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a cloudy burnt orange amber color with a healthy finger and a half of off white head. Ok head retention.

S- predominate clove aroma with some light banana notes. Honey like sweetness from the malt with some hearty doughy wheat bread characteristics on the finish.

T- honey glazed wheat bread and a doughy aspect on the start. Spice and clove come out mid palate with a touch of under-ripe banana. Finishes a little weak with a light grainy malt and spice.

MF- doughy bready moutfeel with a light medium body. Overly carbonated... No bueno.

D- decent drinkability.

Overall a decent Weizen.

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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 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 diamondc
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Huge fluffy head into a hefeweizen glass. Cloudy, lots of bubbles. Looks great.

S: Oranges, green bananas, fresh bread

T: Watered down OJ, banana mush, caramel, wheat bread, honey.

M: Fizzy, bubbly carbonation. Spot on for the style.

O: An average hefeweizen, quaffable, yet tastes watered down. Just not enough banana or clove flavors to wow me.

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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 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 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 pschul4
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into weizen glass

A- it's really interesting, cloudy but like ribboned ya know? Very tasty looking pours a nice 2 finger head with decent lacing

S- Appricots for sure, so fruity and inviting I can't wait to taste this beauty

T- Major let down.... Very watery and just a faint fruity taste without much hop or malt presenc. Not bad but not good either

M- Very carbonated and almost soda like, just feels like a milder fresca

O- Not impressed after the smell still better than any macro though

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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 RuudJH
2.8/5  rDev -20%
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 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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