Falkensteiner Weizen | Privatbrauerei Bischoff

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Falkensteiner WeizenFalkensteiner Weizen

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Bischoff

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DarkerTheBetter on 12-30-2005

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of brandonld23
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of PaF
1.75/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of yankinwis
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of zeff80
3.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at World of Beer - Coconut Creek, FL

A - Poured a hazy, golden orange color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy patches of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of banana and clove. Mild wheat notes.

T - A German weizen dominated by flavors of banana and clove. The wheat taste takes a backseat.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty German brew. I had never had anything from Bischoff so I had to try it. I wasn't disappointed.

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Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of tmoneyba
3.12/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from World of Beer, Clearwater, FL.

Poured a clear pale color with a huge frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate grassy wheat aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet flavor with a light to medium sweet finish of short to moderate duration.

My expectations where not met.

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Photo of jamie2dope
2.64/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I wasn't really sure if this was a Hefe or Kristall, but as it turns out, I bought this and the Hefe without even knowing it. Poured from a capped green bottle a vibrant golden color, with just a tinge of murk, and a decent sized white head. Smell is a bit strange in that it has a sort of husky grain/skunked character that reminds me of a macro lager like Heineken. It isn't exactly unappealing, in fact it gets better as it warms, but it really doesn't smell like any other example of this style I have encountered. Taste is lively with carbonation, with a sickly sweet taste accompanied by a mild skunked flavor. Traces of banana and wheat are there, but very much masked by the off flavors that are present. Body is an improvement, with a good dosage of carbonation, and a light refreshing crispness. I have to say that it was difficult to finish this bottle. I toyed with dumping it, but decided to let it unfold a bit more. It took on some of the characteristics that the Hefe did, but ended up falling short in comparison. A strange beer IMO, not completely a waste, but Im not gonna recommend it. Cheers

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Photo of wheelinshirt
3.42/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 mL green bottle with a metal twist off lid--a bit odd. Picked this up from Abe's in Bethlehem on a whim, just wanted to try a kristalweizen. Best by date Apr 24 08.

Poured into a pilsner glass (all my weixen glasses got broken). Huge white head and tons of carbonation swirling up from the bottle, very clear golden color.

Aroma is lots of banana and lemon, very nice and assertive. Taste is much softer, not quite as enjoyable. Finish isn't clean, a bit of a lingering aftertaste. Very light bodied and highly carbonated, goes down easily but im definately going to be burping after this one.

Drinkable...yes, but i don't know if it makes me want another. Something nice to try, but i love yeast and all the vitamins that come with it, so i would pass on this one again but am glad to have tried it.

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Photo of livingregret
3.91/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle Beer 1 pt .9fl oz

Appearance: Pours a lovely golden yellow w/ a lovely 2 finger head and TONS of lacing. Very nice

Smell: I got strong banana, lemon, and a slightly sweat wheat smell. The wheat was tame while the banana was strong

Taste/Mouthfeel: A Very lovely crisp palate cleansing brew that goes down smooth w/ a bit of bite. Light tasting w/ a touch of lemon and banana that goes down nice. QUite enjoyable. A touch of what comes through

Drinkability: I will certainly be trying another one of these beers, very tasty and enjoyable.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bischoff Falkensteiner Kristallweizen comes in a Euro green bottle, with a tin twist off cap. Not like what you’d see with an American Macro beer, but something like a pop bottle.

This beer gives off strong aromas of banana, lemon, and rind. It pours with a very fresh appearance. The body is ultra clear and golden in color. The head is bright white and forms together quite well. There are massive amounts of carbonation action noted here.

The brew tastes quite light: a little lemony and it has a bitter finish. There is not a whole lot of sustenance here, but is quite refreshing.

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Photo of HugoGrim
2.39/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden crystal clear body with no head.

Unimpressive nose with nothing real to speak of. I detect no spices or real wheat aromas.

The flavor has a crisp clean bitterness, and just like the nose very little in the way of wheat. It tastes like Heineken if it were neutered, if that makes any sense. Slight hint of apple. Needless to say I was expecting more, much more actually.

This was my first taste of a Kristall Weizen, and it's possible that I just don't enjoy the style, however as a big fan of Hefe Weizen I will not accept this after trying only one example of the style.

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Photo of shertzogovina
3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 500ml green screw-top bottle. No gas release hiss when I opened it.
Pours deep golden and clear, with a nice white head that didnt stay for long.
Yeasty aroma with hints of clove and smokiness.
The taste is very wheat-beer like, only milder. malt sweetness, some fruity esters (banana), and protein creaminess.
Hops are way in the background ,hardly noticed.
Pleasant mouthfeel, good carbonation ,easy finish.
Quite drinkable and thirst quenching, though lacks the real punch of a true wheat beer.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a light copper color with a thin white head. Smells like a pilsner with a touch of wheat and some sour honey. Tastes like a crisp pilsner with a touch of smoky skunkiness. There is only a hint of wheat detected as well. Finishes dry. The mouth feel is light with a medium carbonation. I’m not impressed. Tastes like a Deutsch attempt at an American macro lager, but the bottle says “kristall weizen.” I suppose every German beer can’t be amazing.

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Falkensteiner Weizen from Privatbrauerei Bischoff
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 16 ratings