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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

435 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 32
Gots: 18 | 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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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of mmmbeer
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half-liter German bottle with no freshness date. It pours an opaque peach, with medium carbonation and a big, fluffy, pockmarked white head that reduces quickly, and leaves a few spots of lacing. Earthy yeast and nutty grains in the nose, with a light dose of papery oxidation. Tastes of nutty wheat, spicy noble hops, yeast, bubblegum?, hints of tropical fruits, a faint breath of alcohol, and lingering pear on the back of the throat. It has a medium body with ample carbonation, and smooths out very well toward the end. Incredibly easy to drink, and a well-built hefeweizen, but I could use some more banana yeastiness.

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of rousee
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

All my scores are trying to keep in mind the style that is involved here.

Light apricot-peach appearance which forms a 1 finger cap quickly. Settles quickly to a fairly thick foamy brush on top. No lace on glass. Quite murky.

Smell is almost Belgian-blonde type smell. Ok-so maybe I didn't smell this trait until after I had tasted it but that is how it tastes. Much more honey essence than wheat. It is herbal and complex--more so than most Hefe's. No bananna /clove taste to speak of. It has a dry clean finish. It is a good value for the price.

Mouthfeel is just perfect. The way this thing finishes it has a slight peppery aspect but it is dry and clean.

Drinkability is good although I would bet on a hot day even better.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of jesseejames
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This wheat beer pours a nice slightly hazy golden color with a great head that lasts all the way down with nice lacing. It smells great with nice fruity and spicy tones. It tastes even better with the malt being over toned with fruits and spices. It goes doen really smooth all the way to the fine finish that leaves you wanting another. A great beer for its style.

Photo of steelerguy
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Didn't have the head retention I would expect from a hefe. Hazy gold color with orange highlights. Low carbonation could be the reason head retention was not great. (This was a growler fill, so very dependent on place I got it from)

S - What, spice, clove, esters.

T - The wheat really stands out, but there are also flavors of clove, ripe banana, light citrus, with a slight bubble gum.

M - Light and refreshing, could use some more carbonation but it wasn't there. Again, from a growler so dependent upon distributor.

D - Like the mouthfreel, it is light and refreshing. This is perfect for a summer day or after working outside when you not only want a beer but want something refreshing.

Photo of drabmuh
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flip top bottle poured into an Erdinger weissbrau glass intentionally served with sediment. Beer is dark amber to brown and hazy with a nice thick white head of small bubbles that completely coats the glass. The carbonation is high and aggressive but not overly so. Loots really nice, its a little dark but that might be my fault.

Aroma is sweet, mild, grainy, with some banana notes. Smells good.

Beer is medium in body and wet in the mouth. The carbonation on the palate is surprisingly low. Its tasty but slightly grainy too. The banana is a lingering flavor that fades forward from the back. I love hefeweizens and this isn't my favorite. Its probably a middle of the road hefeweizen honestly. Its good, well flavored, appropriately light. It fine.

Photo of MasterSki
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, poured into a weisse glass. No discernable expiry date - just a batch # (1814343...whatever that means!)

A - Golden apricot color, starts cloudy and clears up from the bottom. Thick white head that dissipates relatively quickly. A fair bit of carbonation is apparent.

S - Wheat, yeast, spice. Everyone else says bananas, but I don't smell 'em. Nothing special here.

T - Ah - there are the bananas, amongst the wheat and cloves. Not quite as much yeast in the taste. I think this tastes a fair bit better than it smells. Pleasant aftertaste too.

M - Great consistency. Smooth, a little bit creamy, and not as carbonated as it looks - just a little bit of a tingle near the end.

D - 500ml bottles are the perfect serving size for something this light, and I could imagine having quite a few on a hot summer's day.

Solid wheat beer, but not in the same class as Weihenstephaner.

Photo of BogleHill
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flip top bottle from Julio's. A hazy light orange brew with a white fluffy head and good carbonation. Very good spicy citrus aroma. Mouthfeel is light with good citrus and spice / banana and clove flavors. Crisp and refreshing finish. Pretty good overall.

Photo of BWED
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A- Hazy burnt orange pour. Thin off white head doesn't retain very well. Lots of active carbonation, however.

S- Wheaty, a little clove and spices. Some banana. There is a bit of a sourness as well.

T- Wheat and biscuit malt. A little bit of a sour fruit flavor.

M- Light and smooth. Nice easy finish.

O- Pretty damn good. Lots of good qualities.

Photo of James_at_Specs
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was craving a hefeweizen after work today and decided to try this one. I'm glad I did.

Bottle poured into my trusty Flying Saucer pint glass.

Pours a cloudy bright orange with a two-finger, frothy white head, which dissipates slowly with almost no lacing. Strong carbonation.

Smell is BIG banana esthers and clove followed by lemon tart. Not as bready as other hefes I've tried. Quite inviting in this hot weather.

Taste is crisp oranges and fleshy lemons followed by cloves and light banana. Finish is slight bready with crisp citrus. Not a "banana bomb."

Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy with decent thickness.

Overall, this is one of the better hefeweizens I've had since coming back from Germany. Highly recommended and will buy again.

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3.96/5  rDev -2%

Photo of econ
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kapuziner Weissbier, brewed by Kulmbacher Braueri in Germany is the most affordable yet satisfying wheat beer you'll find in the Philippines. Poured into its very own weizen glass, it was golden straw with a majestic four finger head that peeked out of the rim - similar to the bald tops of the monks this brew is named after. Strong effervescence and carbonation make this a very beautiful beer. It smelled of banana and cloves, and tasted crisp and light, slightly wheat-y but not filling, with a mild sweet finish. All in all, a very drinkable beer, and I cannot say this enough - it is just gorgeous.

cross-posted on http://booksbitesbrews.blogspot.com

Photo of atlason
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from 1/2 liter flip top bottle poured into Hefeweizen glass. No freshness date to be seen.

Pours a clear medium amber before being taken over by yeasty haze. Medium/low head for Weizen with low retention and only slight lacing.

Sweet yeast on the nose.

Taste is fruity with slightly orange flavor. Wheat is well integrated. Hops barely present. Very little spicy notes or banana.

Mouthfeel is crisp with low carbonation for the style. Highly drinkable.

Overall a good Hefeweizen. I like this one but would prefer just a touch more complexity or assertiveness on some front.

Photo of jdhilt
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a five finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Cloudy amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Lemony yeasty nose. Starts sweet, lemony, piney, yeast and hops are balanced nicely in background, finish is clean. Nice Hefe. $2.50 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Photo of Henrich
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a beautiful golden color with a thick, rich head of foam, settling to about 1 cm. Picture perfect Hefeweizen; it looks quite delicious.
Smell: Very slight smell. It is slightly citrusy, but I don't really smell much else. When it warms a but, a slight acrid wheat smell emerges.
Taste: Clean, refreshing taste. It is a bit more neutral than I would like, but it is extremely refreshing and leaves little aftertaste.
Mouth-feel: Perfectly carbonated and pleasant. Spritzy and true to style.
Overall: I like this beer. I wish it had a bit more flavor, but, in an odd way, I'm willing to overlook that because it is so good in the other categories. Come summertime (and the sweltering temperatures), I will definately stock a few of these in the fridge.

Photo of Matthew
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a darker yellow than alot of the other wheat beers I've drank. Nice frothy head, settles to a small covering.
Nice sweet bready smell laced with notes of fruity banana, some spiciness, and just all around smells like a banana candy (remember runts!).
Nice fruity banana flavor up front with a nice big malty bready character, slight notes of clove are fonud, basic hefewiezen tastes but this one is not quite as sweet as others I have tried. A little less sweet, finsishes with less of a pronounced blend of yeasty and malty flavors, but not in a bad way.
Carbonation is also more pronounced than others.
A pretty good wheat beer all around.

Photo of BeerResearcher
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz dark brown bottle. No freshness date.
It pours a hazy honey amber color with a snow-white head.
It smells much like a field of wild flowers with a hint of citrus peel and cloves. An odd split oak woody aroma is noticed.
The body has a cereal grain taste to it. A taste of honey and caramel begin to strengthen as it warms.
The hops have a slightly sour citrusy taste and a mild flavor of green apples and cloves. A hint of bananas peeks through.
A light peppery spiciness is noticed throughout the glass.
Much better on tap!

Photo of tai4ji2x
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from jenny lou's in beijing.

500ml can

orangey golden color, cloudy with yeast (needs to be swirled in). decent head gradually fades to ring and wisps. some sparse lacing.

fruity aroma, orange rind, very ripe pears, whiff of banana. faint clove and yeast notes.

flavor has some spice notes (cilantro?) that approach phenolic and medicinal, but not to the point of distraction. more banana/apple fruitiness, hints of bread. slight acidity. bitterness is mild and melds into aftertaste.

not watery, but not as smooth as i'd like. lively carbonation isn't a minus, but not really a plus either.

decent enough.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, caramel, spice, and banana aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, spice, and banana flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a really solid combination of banana and spice aspects all around.

Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
91 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.