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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

398 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 27
Gots: 13 | 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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Baldpacker

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-21-2012 12:16:21 | More by Baldpacker
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HowlingTurkey

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-24-2013 04:27:41 | More by HowlingTurkey
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putnam

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A tall, roiling, starch and protein bomb emerged over this muddy yellow liquid. The top layer was glazed pearlescent. It chattered.
The aromas were rebel-hoppy.
"This is Bavarian Hefe Weizen?"
Aromas of popperings, glazed lemons, cakes, doughs, sweet fruit cocktail, angelfood, clove-laden pineapple cakes, dry, juicy apricots, cream, butter...
pine...
lime...
keylime, cinnamon.
An unctuous, melting texture.
Flavors of orange, pepper and sour banana give it seriousness.

The hops and thorough attenuation make it bone dry, but it is loaded with glycerin.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2004 03:09:42 | More by putnam
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Suigintou92


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-29-2012 03:52:17 | More by Suigintou92
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videofrog

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-26-2013 14:15:39 | More by videofrog
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wingaersheek


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-02-2012 17:42:00 | More by wingaersheek
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TychoNDC

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-22-2013 04:05:11 | More by TychoNDC
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-04-2013 21:22:33 | More by WOLFGANG
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-08-2013 23:39:06 | More by brutalist
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-10-2012 02:54:10 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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Kirian

Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-28-2013 02:39:58 | More by Kirian
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-19-2013 18:08:58 | More by Chucker17
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robertjskelton

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-30-2013 01:03:26 | More by robertjskelton
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Loki

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy, golden amber with a very pillowy head that last much longer than most hefes I've seen. Scents of hops, lemon, and hay waft from this brew. The beer tastes of buterscotch, wheat, hops, and hints of amaretto. A little different than other hefes I've had, maybe because its a golden or bavarian style hefe I don't know. What I do know is I really liked this beer and thought it was great and will be getting many, many more.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2003 06:20:28 | More by Loki
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RushLimbmalt

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

There is not much better than a German Hefe Weizen. This beer is pretty damn good. It is a nice hazy burnt orange and has no head moments after the pour. It has a nice ripe banana aroma. The taste is quite refreshing, a bit of clove and citrus with a nice crisp finish. This is going to be a beer to look for during the summer, but was a nice on this cool evening as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2005 08:59:27 | More by RushLimbmalt
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crnipeter

Slovenia

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle, BB date reads 14. October 2011, into Kapuziner glass. Pours hazy, dark golden effervescent body with streams of uprising bubbles below the thick, moussy white head with good retention. The somewhat restrained aroma exhibits clove which is inferior to the banana esters and dominant baked bread with sweetish toasty, almost caramel like qualities. The beer is sweet on the palate: banana and wheat perceived as well-baked bread are wrapped in sweet Pils malt, there's a faint citrusy tartness probably originating from the high CO2 content and finally comes low hoppy bitterness. Nearly medium bodied with wheaty texture donating creamy, fluffy sensation yet the beer remains prickly on the palate due to high carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 17:58:22 | More by crnipeter
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Tballz420

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This brew is a cloudy orange color, good white foam head topping it off. Great classic hefe aroma, banana, clove, grain malt. Same for the taste, light grain in front, some clove, some light tartness and citrus aspects. Med bodied. Also some spicy elements as well. The germans rock our world when it comes to hefes, and heres another great member of their team.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2004 23:58:08 | More by Tballz420
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kshankar

District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Cloudy amber with white foamy head. Good retention, leaves nice layer on top after it recedes. Typical look of a hefeweizen, so good so far.

Aroma: Cloves and banana...also some spice notes apparent on this one.

Taste: This is great. Mostly the cloves come about here, with the spice notes taking a much more pronounced note than I'm used to in a hefe. The shift to focusing on spice notes on this one was a good idea.

Mouthfeel: Crispness and carbonation isn't as prominent as it is on a hefeweizen, but is made up by superb creaminess. Goes down exceptionally.

Drinkability: Highly drinkable, its creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish with the spice notes make for a great beer to have.

I'm partial towards Weihenstepaner, but this ones very close now...one of the best hefeweizens I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2008 04:46:04 | More by kshankar
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inebrius

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mountainous, pillowy head is typical hefe, but retention and lacing are far superior to most. All this action over a cozy clouded canary hue. Fruit salad nose of banana, apple, and strawberry on a fat piece of lemon pound cake. Delicate hints of clove, ginger and star anise. Superbly balanced through a draught as clean malt turns into a mild tartness riding the back of a zippy wheat past a small field of hops. Tartness lingers all fruity. Refreshing, yet full and rounded, lemon custard and meringue. Choice Weizen!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2003 20:47:28 | More by inebrius
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clouded golden topped with a pile of white pillow.
Full blown aromatics of bananas, pineapple, lemon, and ginger.
Begins fully fruity, though never oversweet. Grainy banana bread. Citrus pulp. Dusty tropical fruits, leaning towards either mango or pineapple. Breadier by the midsection, as this gains stature. Ends with a burst of pepper and clove, then a bit of rustic, earthen yeastiness.
Light bodied, but not disposable. This is tremendously quaffable.
A real stand-out amongst weizens. Unique enough to contemplate perfection in the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2004 06:38:19 | More by cokes
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

5L mini keg

A- great murky body, on the dark end for a hefe. Thick puffy off white head and the expected amount of swirly lace.

S- sweet and fruity yeast, going beyond the usual clove, banana and bubblegum. There's something tropical and pineapple, orange, coconut, melon, apple and nectarine with a subtle creaminess. Drop that on the day-old bread background and you've got a real winner.

T- banana clove and melon translate well with a fresh warm toasty grain flavor. A bit of bubblegum and tangy fruit on the back end but overall sweet and nutty. Finishes creamy like drinking the milk from a lightly sweetened whole grain cereal.

MF- carbonation is mild at first but livens up on the back of the tongue in a prickly fashion. Juicy body has a yeasty powdery feel.

D- a great beer deserving of its accolade. Very attractive and fruitier than most in an earthy yeasty way.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2012 00:34:45 | More by hustlesworth
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Damn good wheat! And I really don't think I would need it to be too much better. Everything is in its place here. The color is of artisanal honey-much like that found in the south of France- deeper than most hefe's with a hazy, slightly murky golden brown color. The beer is highly refreshing with that scrubbing, cleansing carbonation that I love in the style sending out streaks of subtle banana and spice then harmoniously blending the two flavors on the finish, which I wish was a tad bit longer. But this is still a hard to beat Hefe that if you find it...you should buy it! I bought my sample for a modest 1.99

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2003 01:33:33 | More by moulefrite
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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy, golden orange color with a tan, thick, creamy head that sticks around awhile and leaves thick lacing around the glass. So far so good. Funny thing is when I first bought the beer and held the bottle up to the light it looked clear. Then I put it in the fridge over night and the next day it was very cloudy. I guess the yeast are more active when the beer is cold.

Smell is of orange, banana, and some clove typical for a weiss beer.

Taste upfront is some clove followed by some spice then the banana notes with some hints of orange finish is very smooth with an aftertaste of yeast. Very pleasant beer to drink. Sets on the palate nicely.

Quality beer with a great mouthfeel and exceptional taste. One of the best weiss beers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 14:02:18 | More by weissbierdrinker
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up from Scrooge's in Anderson, South Carolina.

Very, very cloudy on presentation out of the bottle. Hazy yellow in color, if you can even call it yellow. Huge, pillowy head. Notes of banana, bready goodness, yeastiness, and some spicy clove action hits up front. Smooth and balanced on the palate, with the subtle note of the spiciness adding a subtle twist. Finishes well. Very, very nice. A HUGE thanks to BA chuckee for recomending this Bavarian beauty - one that I will track down again very, very soon.

Prosit!

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2007 18:33:43 | More by goindownsouth
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap @ Redbones in a pint glass.

Extremely cloudy almost khaki colored with a long lasting froth, aroma and flavor of banana bread, cloves, doughy yeast and mild medicinal phenols are very expressive. The spiciness of the cloves pushes hard against any sweetness that is present, finishes semi-dry. This is a very impressive hefe and should be sought out if you are a wheat beer fan.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2004 15:24:25 | More by Jason
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.