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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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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of SolomonGrundy
2.53/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good lord, it's hard to find this actual beer. The German breweries are the WORST when it comes to renaming their beer styles for the U.S. Market...This has to be like the 10th different beer name I've found from a German brewer. Fine, it's a "weizenbier" in Germany, but all of a sudden it becomes a "hefe-weizen" in the U.S. WTF!!!

In any event, this is a quickie...

The basics: $3.99/500ml FLIP-TOP bottle and 5.4% ABV...OK on both accounts..

Slightly hazy, pale amber with almost no head or lacing...Yikes...

Very malty aroma, has a super-sweet almost cloying aroma to it, like the yeast didn't fully eat all the wort sugars...If you've ever brewed beer, it smells exactly like caramel malt extract...Yikes...

Flavor is ho hum..In fact, I'd say it's not good...I'm actually getting more disappointed the more I drink it. Some spritz from the carbonation greets you with a quick handshake, then it leaves you so the yeast (if that's what I'm tasting, though I'm pretty sure) comes up and waves as it passes by...Who was that??!! Then the finish gets a tad thin and nothing really meets you on your way out..."See the Egress" as P.T. Barnum used to say!!! Wait, where was the flavor?? That, my dear friends, is the conundrum...

What I like most: The German origin of this beer...

What I like least: Everything about this beer...

Verdict: How a brewery like Weinhenstephaner can do this so much better for even cheaper is beyond me...Don't even bother with this when you can find like 30 German Weizenbiers for less that are better...

<edit>: I'm actually dumbfounded that people think this is good beer given they can spend less for better German Hefe-Weizens...it's mind-boggling..

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.55/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown 0.5 litre bottle, best before 07-2008, drank 12-2007.

Poured into one of my Franziskaner Weissbier glasses.

This is a hazy one, all Hefeweizen are hazy, but this one is real hazy. The huge white head sits atop busy bubbley highly carbonated beer.

It may be the haze king but its aroma is small fry compared to others. There is some vanilla and banana, but very little in comparison with most other hefeweizen.

All the right flavours are here, but it appears lightwieght in everything about it. The mouthfeel is weak, the flavours don't linger and the aftertaste isn't correct.

Not overly impressed with this beer, I have had many better Hefeweizen and I'll not be having another of these.

Photo of AlexLMS
2.65/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: cloudy, but without the floating yeast, with a pale orange colour. The head is white, moderately large, fair retention and little lacing.
Aroma: citrus, wheat and some yeast notes.
Taste: confirms the aroma. Bitter with a yeast tang.
Mouthfeel: dry, average carbonation, average strength and light body.
Finish: not very long bitter aftertaste.

Overall: not very impressive. Too watery. Probably my last one.

Photo of AndoBrew
2.7/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

*did not mind would not buy*

app: a rainbow of yest slury .. I like to dump the shaken yeast in not able to see through it.. it is yellow orangish with a weak pillowy white head. 3.5 cause it looks so scary I am intrested.

smell: B A N A N A S this beer is.. just that and a little bit of butter.

taste: very alive for lotsa heffys I have had, pretty mild balanced heff.. I think I really like its spritzyness. a little bit dry and strange back of mouth taste on finish of second gulp... some sort of chemical taste.

nah.. this is not a great heffy, just an okie dokie down the middle one with a strange taste that is like very watered down paint thinner at the end.


mf: like the carbonation .. its to thin though.

drinkable?: minus that taste yes it is. so kinda.

dont waste your time on this unless you just have to try a new beer or drink all heffs on the planet.

Photo of jsaviflo
2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of PorterLambic
2.83/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

"Mit Feiner Hefe" the label proclaims.
Pours a cloudy, lemon yellow. Big fluffy, off-white head that leaves no lace.
Smell is hops, malt and a metallic note, all very light. I really had to search to find anything to smell.
Taste is hops, malt, banana, citrus and yeast. Much better. Decent balance and good complexity.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, good carbonation all over. A bit of a hoppy bitterness at the finish.
Drinkability: a decent wheat if smelling you beer isn't a big issue.

Photo of WhiteOak
2.88/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- The color was an odd amber with a pronounced olive green hue, with a bit of haze. The off white head left some lacing.

S- Caramel predominates, with very faint spice & fruit. Light and uninspiring aroma compared to the competition.

T- Aside from the expected sweet wheat malt flavor, clover honey was the only other detectable element. There was a chemical/solvent off-flavor present.

M, D- Medium bodied and smooth. Even at this low of an ABV, there was a volatile ethanol element.

Photo of Halcyondays
2.9/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

16.9 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy light orange, with a rather small head for a hefe, good retention, really no lacing.

S: Definitely on the clovey side, spicy, dried bananas.

T: Clove bitterness hits first, a drier taste than I'm used to in this style. Wheat malt makes up the remainder of the flavour, light acidity.

M: Have a bit of the problem here, the carbonation is prickly and just too much, makes the beer difficult to drink on the whole, watery as well.

D: An OK beer, brand new at BevMo, so I thought I'd pick one up per the reviews on this site. Overall taste is too bitter for me in this style, a hefe I could drink, but there are plenty I'd rather have.

Photo of beerbrains
2.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a swing top bottle into a stein a hazy straw color in the glass topped a white head that quickly disappears.

Nice nose sweet and malty with some light banana esters. But not as explosive as most German hefes I've tried.

The flavor follows the nose closely with the addition of yeasty tropical fruits and lemony citrus.

It has a crisp dry finish that is missing the chewy grain mouthfeel that I usually enjoy in a hefe. Hefe-light?

If I didn't know better I would have guessed this was made by a large American brewery for appeal to a wide American audience.

Paired it up nicely with a side of dry roasted almonds.

Photo of negroobserver
2.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1pt 9oz Flip Top bottle - 5.4%ABV

C: Pours a nice hazy golden sunflower color with a lot of head and substantial visible carbonation. The head dissipates slowly and leaves behind a thick heavy lacing.

S: Wheat malt, light citrus scent

T: The first thing that stands out with this beer is the extra smooth texture. Hefeweizens are traditionally very watery, but this has a smooth rich texture. The flavors are flat. I don't taste any of the citrus that I was able to smell. It finishes with a light bitterness that lingers for a few seconds.

M: Again, the texture of the beer is great. It isn't overly carbonated as much of it is lost when poured.

D: It's okay. The texture of the beer is very enjoyable, but the lack of flavors or aromas doesn't make me want to try it again.

OVERALL GRADE: C/C+

Photo of stcules
2.98/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Yellow-orange color, clear. Weiss carboantion. Foam: OK, compact, creamy, persistent. A little hazyness.
Smell of banana, cloves, wheat, and maybe camomile. All light, thin, fresh.
Soft taste, not really fizzy: light banana, cloves, wheat: same of the taste even for the freshness; maybe some citric.
Quite light body. Citric aftertaste, maybe a little too much; wheat and banana, and it ends quickly.

Photo of Canada_Dan
3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of RuudJH
3.05/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kulmbacher Kapuziner weissbier. 0.5 swingcap bottle.

Great look of golden hazy beer with big head. Not too much carbonation.

Smell and taste are biscuits, malt , yeast. Low on banana and citrus notes. Low on spices as well. Not much hops either, allthough the bottle states it contains both hops and hop extracts.

Watery mouthfeel, plus disappointing of refreshment.
This beer needs more carbonation, as well as flavours.
Not a very impressive weissbier.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.05/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500 mL flip-top pours a hazed orange color with an ample cap of white head. Darker than a typical hefe and the head shows great retention and lace.

Nose leans heavier on the bananas than cloves with a pungent malt graininess.

Flavor has much more malt that Im used to is a hefe and honestly tastes a bit stale. I wonder how old this is...The yeast is subdued and unfortunately not very pronounced. Still easily finshable, but disappointed. Was hoping for a better hefe.

Photo of gentlebubbles
3.08/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

on tap at Redbone's

Served in very cool Ayinger glass: +.5 points. With lemon, despite being asked not to: -.5 points. Still pretty--a cloudy orange with fluffy white head.

Smells like...plastic? Huh. Okay let it warm up. Nope. Now it doesn't smell much like anything.

Tastes lemony with peachy fruit in the finish.

As it warms, the mouthfeel gets a little...how do I say this nicely?...mucilagenous.

I think I liked the bottle better.

Photo of dbaker61
3.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden yellow color, a little cloudiness; not as much as many other hefeweizens. About one finger of foam, much less than expected. Moderate amount of lacing.

Smell: Got a good hit of banana esters from the freshly opened can, but not much after it was in the glass.

Taste: This is a hefeweizen? A balance of malt sweetness and some hops flavors, but not much banana, cloves, yeast or other typical hefeweizen flavors.

Mouthfeel: A bit light in body. Crsip finish. Good carbonation.

Overall: A disappointment. It tastes okay, but I can't understand the high ratings this beer has been getting. Bad batch or damaged in shipping (I'm in China)? Next time I want a hefe, I'll look elsewhere.

Photo of JBogan
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy peach color with minimal head and lacing.

Banana and citric aromas come to the fore. Not as complex as many other beers of this type.

Taste mirrored the smell. Again mostly bananas with a slight citric tartness but overall not real complex.

Nice mouthfeel. Ample carbonation to tickle the tongue and a medium and smooth body.

A somewhat drinkable brew. Nothing real memorable going on here but nothing offensive either. I'd drink it again at some point, but not go out of my way to seek one out.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a weizen glass)
A- There is a hazy orange body with a strong carbonation of big bubbles that supports a pancake bubble head that last for a good bit.
S- There is a nice crisp pine note that has a pleasant light fresh honey note to the finish.
T- This beer has a dry club soda note with some bread dough and a faint alcohol hint. This beer has a soft flat apple juice finish with a soft bubble gum note that grows a bit as it warms.
M- This beer has a full mouthfeel with a watery texture.
D- This beer has a light crisp soft wheat bread flavor with a slight watery note. The flavor are pretty subtle but the apple flavors are a bit off.

Photo of sfprint
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Creamy cloudy bright yellowy orange. Vivid carbonation.

S: Sour yeast, alcohol, banana. Watery smell. Decent but not great.

T: Surprisingly watery, muted flavor. Water, malty yeast, but weak. Tart. The flavor is ok though. Just not so interesting or strong.

M: Mild carbonation, somewhat soft.

D: Fine, just not interesting or what I would consider good.

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