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Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier

Brewery: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Country: Germany
ABV: 5.4%
Style: German Kristallweizen
Other Notes: 16 IBUs.

Brewer Description: (from website) In our golden-yellow crystal-clear wheat beer the fresh citrus flavour harmonises very well with spicy banana notes. The fine sparkling gives it a tangy and animated appearance. Throughout summer and winter, it’s a prickling experience. It goes well with fish, seafood, white meat or it can be enjoyed as an aperitif. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 25th February 2016, poured into a Riedel weizen glass.
Appearance: It poured a crystal clear golden straw colour with a big three finger white head that dissipated slowly leaving sticky lacing.
Aroma: Light aromas of wheat and banana with hints of clove and honey.
Taste: Starts grassy with some citrus lemon followed by banana and some wheat.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
Overall: This was not a bad beer but I definitely prefer the unfiltered version which has stronger aromas and taste.

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