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 patra7
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Gold / amber color; cloudy, especially at the beginning. Off-white thick head that quickly gets thinner but stays on as a thin layer.

Smell: Fruity (citrus type?) and yeast, with some notes of burnt toast at the start which make it different than other hefe-weizens I’ve tried.

Taste: Yeast and malt with some fruit presence (barely discernible).

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Little carbonation. Kind of mushy.

Drinkability: Not of the most refreshing type but interesting enough to quickly disappear from my glass. Beers tend to do that…

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass by freshness date.

Hazy yellow brass color with thick white velvety head with good retention, it gradually recedes to half-finger layer of froth atop, high carbonation.

Trademark smell of Hefeweizen, there comes banana, citrus, malt and clove spice.

Banana with hint of sweetness from biscuity malt mingles with light citrus and phenolic spice. Hop bitterness is rather mute.

The body is medium, smooth mouth feel, dry finish.

Very refreshing and high drinkable, it is well round balance in every angle, well done.

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Photo of dasenebler
2.93/5  rDev -16.3%
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 ticklechicken
1.79/5  rDev -48.9%
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 NightINgale
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought directly from Germany...
0.5L bottle poured into my Paulaner glass...

A - Cloudy amber body, a pretty solid and typical hefeweizen colour to it. The head is soapy and frothy at first, but then it becomes a little bit disappointing. Not very great head retention; minimal lacing.

S - Nothing spectacular here, but it's in line with the majority of good wheat beers. Yeast, bread, a touch of toffee, some citrus notes and some spices (cinnamon and clove).

T - Tastes like a typical German wheat beer, only milder. Wheaty breadiness and moderate banana-like sweetness dominate the palate. Some hints of spice and vanilla add another layer of flavour. A bit too tart in the finish, which I found quite surprising.

M - Light-to-medium body to it. Definitely not watery, which I really liked. Medium level of carbonation. Some moderate spiciness on the tongue. Quite soft overall. A slight hint of alcohol could be detected.

D - Not bad, but I've had better drinking hefeweizens. Even though this is a 5.3% beer, I felt that it was a bit hefty, and I even managed to get a minor buzz after having eaten a full dinner. Odd.

Overall, it was nice to try a non-Bavarian German wheat beer for a change, and I would definitely be willing to try it again. However, I would probably not put it in my top-5 hefeweizen list.

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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 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 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 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 atis
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow/orange with large white head that slowly fades. Aroma is fresh banana, yeast, some fruity esters - orange mostly, bits of clove, quite typical Hefe, but weaker than I would have expected.

Taste is sourish lemon, prickly and rather strong yeast, banana and bits of bittery herbs. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation.

Overall, typical, refreshing and well made.

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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 elricorico
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Direct from Germany, brought over as a gift by a friend of a friend. Very hazy golden brown with a finger of fluffy white head. Good retention.

Clove seems to dominate in the aroma category, with a hint of lemon/lime type citrus mixed in.

Good amounts of semi-sweet citrus flavour up front, opening up into the clove and vanilla infused wheat taste that carries until the finish. Not outstanding, but nice.

More body than the average weizen, with the high carbonation you expect. Altogether a solid brew that is an easy drinker with more than enough character to be interesting. My thanks again for the fresh German beer delivery.

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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 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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Krombacher Weizen from Krombacher Brauerei
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