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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

409 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 28
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002)
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Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
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4.97/5  rDev +23%

On tap at Monk's in Siouix Falls

One of the best Hefe's I've had.

Everything I like in a hefe is here....dominant flavors are banana and vanilla..also evident is bubblegum, and some light cloves..

The banana flavors are bright but not oversweet...the flavoring is perfect in that it has a nice flavor but doesn't overwhelm you...highly drinkable...thirst quencher....had this after running for 40 minutes in the humid Sioux Falls heat and it really hit the spot....

Would love to have a keg of this for the summer....right there with Ayinger, Weihenstephener, Paulaner...hard to say what is best

ZAP, Jun 28, 2009
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4.85/5  rDev +20%

A Christmas present from my mother-in-law, 22oz swing top. Looks translucent goldish tan with a frothy white head. Smells of banana bread and medicinal esters with a ROCKIN sweetness to it. Taste is....WOW! Semi dry, biscuit-like but with notes of that banana bread and a clean finish just sharp enough to be really refreshing. Mouthfeel is carbonated and a tad sticky. This is hands down the best hefe I've ever had. Where has this been all my life? Pardon me while I have a moment alone with my new best friend.

roblowther, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%

Appearance: Cloudy golden sunshine tone with a large fluffy effervescent white head leaves scattered specks of lacing around my wheat beer glass. Aroma: Rich banana clove tones strong citrus scent ties it altogether with the yeast inspired tones with a finishing touch of Hallertau hops. Taste: Syrupy sweet banana finish wheat is sharply sweet the clove and citrus/tropical fruit tone is incredible one of the most impressive wheat beers I've tasted by far. Mouthfeel: Bubbly texture medium body to it fluffy and chewy nice sensations across the palate. Drinkability: Excellent, had Weihenstephaner on draft last night and I must say I like this one at least twice as much from the bottle good stuff.

WVbeergeek, Feb 11, 2004
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4.83/5  rDev +19.6%

A- Pours with a huge white head on a hazy golden body with just a little copper tone to it.
S- Really nice big up front wheat, ripe banana, clove, light straw, light grass hops, hint of peaches, and just a touch of lemon with caramel around it.
T- Just a really clean tasty well made hefe. Nice ripe bananas are up front and linger in the mouth. The wheat comes through blended in nicley, grass hops come out and leave a nice size bitterness on mid tongue. Peach seems to come out too. Nice clove flavor that really helps cut the malt body even more.
M-Medium body with a low carbonation to it. Nice smooth easy drinking feel.
D- Probably one of, if not the best, hefes I have tried. Just a great and well made beer. If your a fan of this style I would advise seeking it out.

BlindPig, Jan 05, 2008
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4.8/5  rDev +18.8%

Pours a beautiful cloudy orangey/golden color with a huge pillowy, creamy, white head that last forever and laces the glass rather nicely. Huge spicy aroma of cloves and some slightly more subtle pepper. There is a bit of fruitiness in the background but it is almost completely masked by the spiciness. The taste starts off very fruity with some great banana and some slightly orangish qualities to it before it fades into a nice spiciness in the middle of the brew before fading back to it's fruitiness and getting some big time banana flavors and then finishing nicely balanced flourish of fruitiness and spiciness. The mouthfeel on this one is a bit on the thin side but that is about the only thing wrong with this beer as it is still super creamy and refreshing and extremely drinkable. This may have just performed a coup on the throne of my favorite hefe. An absolutely excellent bier.

Murph, Sep 09, 2002
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4.78/5  rDev +18.3%

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy and bright light amber color with a large white head that fades at a decent rate and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is strong with wheat and yeast, along with a touch of lemon & spice and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is very well-balanced with flavors of wheat, lemon, banana, spice, hops and a light malt character. All of the flavors compliment each other and there isn't that skunky bite in the finish that can often occur in beers of this style. The after-taste is bready with a very mild sweetness.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy body, nice clean finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down extremely easily, not very filling, excellent representation of style, I could stick with this beer for quite a long time. This one is definitely one of the best that I've had in style.

TheManiacalOne, Mar 24, 2007
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4.78/5  rDev +18.3%

Soft, slightly musty aroma of wheat and lemon zest. Huge, bright off-white colored head is fed by a storm of bubbles rising through the hazy golden beer. It's got a soft bubblegum/banana flavor up front that is quickly joined by refreshing lemon and spicy hop notes. Even with all of the carbonation visible in the beer it still comes off as soft and full. A tasty beer that is incredibly refreshing and inviting.

HappyHourHero, Aug 12, 2005
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4.73/5  rDev +17.1%

500 mL bottle poured into weizen, three finger head

Light amber brown in color, moderate carbonation

Smells of banana and clove

Taste: Banana, clove, bubblegum, with a balanced, smooth finish

Mouthfeel: Smooth and refreshing!

Overall, this is a solid beer. I'd have it again. Frankly, I'm tempted to buy the mini keg.

This is an exceptional example of the style, and its worth your time if you are interested in exploring the wonderful world of weissbier. Or perhaps, you just have a hankerin for a Hefeweizen!

BierStein711, Jan 06, 2013
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4.72/5  rDev +16.8%

.5L bottle served chilled in a tall Weisse/Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Cloudy orangish yellow topped by an impressive fluffy white head. A thick film of bubbles was supported by the constant stream of bubbles as I greedily drank this beer. Wisps of lace were left on the glass.

Smell: Wonderfully fragrant smells of bananas, lemons, cloves, oranges, flowers, and hints of bubblegum. Complex and subtle due to it not overwhelming the nose.

Taste: Subdued and subtle flavors of sweet wheat malt, mild lemons, melons, and oranges. Bubblegum and cloves on the finish. Could have used just a titch more fruitiness (especially banana).

Mouthfeel: Very light, crisp and refreshing. Seemed just a tad watery, but only just.

Drinkability: Damn near perfect hefe in my experience. If I see a minikeg of this stuff, it is so mine! A very subtle beer that is a testament to the German craft.

ManekiNeko, Jun 23, 2004
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4.7/5  rDev +16.3%

This beer was so good, I don't know where to start, great appearance, good smell,This stuff, was as good as good sex! one of the best hefe's I've tried by far! and one I will seek out again!!! I recommend highly!!! banana, and clove, but very subtle!

steinlifter, Nov 20, 2004
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4.65/5  rDev +15.1%

16.9 ounce bottle.

Very hazy, almost opaque, very dark orange, with a decent smooth head, and lots of chunks of yeast. Not much lacing, but I don't expect much from this style.

Smell of fruity banana esters, mild citrus, a bit of grass, mown hay, and lots of clove, with a hint of black pepper.

Taste is clove and spice, citrus and clove, orange and clove, a tiny bit of banana, and -- did I mention it already? -- clove. Solid malted wheat presence that rolls over your tastebuds. Hints of black pepper. Really intriguing and pleasant.

Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Leaves a feel like peppermint -- cooling and refreshing. Just a fascinating sensation. Wow.

Soooo drinkable. What a complete and complex brew! Really quite nice. Go get some now! I repeat: you MUST go get some now!

ColoradoBobs, Nov 13, 2005
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4.63/5  rDev +14.6%

Presentation: 500ml bottle in a classic Weizen glass

Bonus: any beer with a full color, beer holdin' monk on the bottle cap is doing alright even before its opened!

Beautiful, classic Hefe Weizen nose. Full of soft, ripe banana, clove, traces of lemon rind, black peppercorns, soft, inviting, creamy in aroma...very pleasing. Color is also classic - hazy, unfiltered, murky, thickened honey gold to slight orangish- amber hue lurks directly below the stunningly sculpted 3 finger's of thick, landscaped winter white head that has retained 2 finger's worth of coverage well after pouring and remains throughout the entire glassful, lacing nicely. An almost aquarium-esque cascade of bubbles march relentlessly thru the beer in a somewhat suspended state as they fight thru all that lovely murkiness. This is a visually & aromatic beauty....very nice.

Oh, so crisp, yet creamy! Wow...this is very nice. The clove spiciness adds to the crispness, but yet an underlying sweetness balances it. Banana qualities rise up very noticably, but not so much as a flavor but a continuation of the experience. There is a little bitter peep on the tongue and it returns to its basics of malt & wheat with a subtle cracker like quality, some lemon, the the finish begins with a flurry as that peppery quality from the nose rises and slaps those cracker crumbs right off your palate, but also leaves a pleasing, clean sweetness (apple?) as it fades away, a semi-dry ciderlike crackle as well as painting the mouth with, well, a little of everything just experienced, with a slight nod to that banana tone.

Without question one of the best Hefe Weizen's I've ever had. This hit on all cylinders, and there were no low spots. Could see this being a fantastic warm weather refresher, or pairing well with with white fish, salad, chicken, shrimp, a sharp cheese, and so on. This was really enjoyable, and I will definitely make this part of my warm weather cellar. This is a no brainer - highly recommended. Check it out!

BuckSpin, Mar 27, 2007
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Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.