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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

427 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 268
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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Photo of yesyouam
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Kapuziner Weissbier is a very cloudy, sparkling, pale yellow beer with a thick, foamy, white head. It has a muted aroma of banana bread and lemon pepper. It is light bodied, fluffy and very crisp with a dry finish. The flavor is nice: lemon, banana bread and fruity wheat. It has a boozy lemon pepper finish. This is a good, solid Hefeweizen.
(rated Sep 7, 2008)

yesyouam, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of Dirty25
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Dirty25, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of BrewSomerville
3.28/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aromas of citrus, and spices.

It had a big, white, rocky and fluffy head. Good head retention, one or two spots of lace. Golden/ straw in colour, and hazy.

I tasted the traditional banana & clove plus pineapple. Maybe some orange. It had a slight tartness or bitterness, but very, very subtle.

Mouthfeel was creamy smooth. It floats in your mouth.

Overall, I think it's a good heffe. Great summer Beer. I'll drink it again.

BrewSomerville, Jun 21, 2007
Photo of biegaman
3.3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured with good head, although only really the minimum you'd expect from a weiss. The body colour is murky with bits of sediments. Aroma rather pleasent, could again be more considering I know the capacity of this style. Notes of fruit and spice are detectable but far from bold. A light pungeancy, drinks as if it was served too warm. Texture wheaty: dry and grainy. A lack of finish, flavours seem to dicipate too quickly. One of the weaker German weiss beers I've tried, characteristics are just too weak.

biegaman, Sep 11, 2006
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap and served in a weisse vase, the beer is a creamy, cloudy, opaque orange-gold coloring with a thin, foamy, dense white head. Aromas of banana bread, orange, and a hint of clove, with some pineapple and mango highlights, also. Pineapple and clove heavy on the forward tongue, with the spice giving off to a roasted character and bready backbone, all of which is kept light and crisp by an increased and steady flow of carbonation. Decent cling of thick, foamy lace. The aftertaste gives off more of the blended fruit sweetness, with pineapple, mango, peach, and orange abound. Like drinking the juice out of a fruit cocktail. The finish has a slight cloying feel, but that is broken up quickly by the carbonation. Flavors are a wee bit too fruity for me, but it's a solid beer, nonetheless.

GarthDanielson, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of BeerNinja007
3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this 500mL brown bottle from Wegmans in Cicero NY for $3.69. Code 1814343 on the label. Served cold in a chilled weizen glass.

I poured this a bit heavy and backed off just in time to keep it from going over the rim. But the beer certainly did help out in that effort, because the head rose to a good 1/2" over the top of the glass and held together without spilling over (I actually measured it). Brew is a cloudy honey color with abundant carbo floating upward. Nose is stale cinnamon (AKA "styrene", the fake plasticy kind of spice that seriously turns me off. Did you ever bite into a styrofoam cup or plate etc? That's what I'm talking about), a bit of astringent banana peel, skunk, yeast. For the most part, taste follows directly from it. Feel is average for the style.

BeerNinja007, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of Lexluthor33
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellowish orange color with a one and a half inch head and very good lacing.
The aroma consisted of malts,bananas,citrus and clove notes with some yeast on my nose as I began to sip.
The taste was a bit of a downer. Decent malts,mild lemon/citrus flavor with some clove hints pursuing.
Here is the thing that did not sit well, it was the mild metallic tones.
The overall feel was medium body,high carbonation and a crisp,clean finish. Some mild tartness,but overall an o.k. balance.

Notes: I am not saying I would not purchase this again,but I will say that there are many better selections available.
Perhaps this could be paired with a specific meal or on a hot day I see no harm.One can say that it was a decent brew,just do not expect the world from it.

Lexluthor33, Sep 05, 2008
Photo of ArrogantB
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle $3. Very nice looking golden, cloudy color, served in a pilsener glass. The smell was cloves and bubblegum with extra yeastiness. The taste starts out very nice with a strong bubblegum component but then finishes with a buttered popcorn flavor that I do not care for at all (diacetyl?).

ArrogantB, Apr 13, 2009
Photo of ccrida
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

On draught at The Beer Stein in Eugene, OR, and served in a Schneider Weisse glass, Kapuziner Weissbier is a hazy straw color with a thin white head.

The aroma is moderate, but classic hefe, in this case all clove esters.

The taste is also classic, and while it is still heavy on the clove, it has some banana fruitiness lingering in the background.

The mouthfeel is pretty thin and a touch watery.

Easy drinking and very refreshing, and while it's a fine example of the style, it's not particularly distinct or noteworthy, and ultimately forgettable.

ccrida, Aug 15, 2007
Photo of falloutsnow
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased from Friar Tuck's in Savoy, IL.
No obvious bottled-on date on bottle.
Poured into a Schell's weizen glass.

Beer has, as expected, a huge off-white head that's very frothy, almost like meringue. Declines over many minutes to a constant 0.5cm cap. Leaves some good lacing on glass sides. Body is a dark copper, almost copper-brown in color, probably the darkest hefeweizen I've seen. Murky, as expected, from the yeast. Carbonation noticeable, despite the haze, and quite active.

Aroma of wheat malt, bread, applesauce, hushed other esters, and a slight yeastiness. While this may seem complex, it was heavily dominated by the malt and one has to dig for the other components. Fairly average.

Taste has similar qualities as the scent, with a strong barley and wheat malt backbone joined to very light banana esters, lemon, and clove. Aftertaste of sweet malt and slight lemony tartness. The darker body belies the stronger emphasis on the malt rather than the yeast and its metabolites (esters, etc.).

Medium-bodied with a carbonation level that is satisfying for the moderate heaviness of this beer. Feels smooth and fairly creamy on the palate. Finish is dry. A refreshing beer overall.

While this was very easy to drink, it felt lacking compared to other hefeweizens that I've had. In particular, Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, etc. are much more aromatic and flavorful than this right from the beginning. Essentially average, more focus on malt than the other flavors available from the style.

falloutsnow, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Absumaster
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the better looking beers I have tasted lately, murky orange with a stable 2 inch head that seems to last forever.

Smell of wheat and slight acidic with nice clovy and lemongrass notes. In the end I get some minor band aid smells. The smell is less distinct than other weissbiers, there is just not that much too smell.

Taste was a bit disappointing, what first struck me was the thin body, a bit too thin for me. There were the obvious wheat, spiciness and cloves there, which gave the beer it's complexity, but it was just not enough. I mean the taste was present, but seemed sort of watered down.
Drinkability was good, the body was thin.

Although the taste was a bit disappointing, I cannot give this beer a bad review, it is a good beer, but lacks an outspoken taste.

Absumaster, Jun 23, 2006
Photo of vancurly
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type = can.... 5L can.... @ $30 AU = $3 per 500ml weissglass... top value

But I can't help feeling I'm the butt of a practical joke.... as if someone has spiked my Schoff with a TED....

a) Fluffy white head, whipped egg-white. Colour a hazy light orange

s) Banana & orange, hint of ginger powder. Slight funkiness

f) Malt balance more barley than wheat, compared to others of style, and a more noticeable metallic hoppiness also (reminiscent of certain Aussie macros).

m) Not as wheat-creamy as I like in hefe; quite a dry finish, and a doughnut-effect hollow palate

d) With the dry finish, probably more quaffable than your typical hefe. Strange as it may seem, the dryness, funkiness and hoppiness makes it seem like someone's created a 50 using hefe & Toohey's Extra Dry

vancurly, May 16, 2008
Photo of gfreed
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice cloudy orange color, with plenty of yeast suspended in the glass-- more than I've seen in other German wheat beers. All that yeastiness looks great in a wheat beer glass, as it changes shape constantly and looks like thunderclouds in the glass! The head was airy and puffy, and the aroma was a tad weak for my taste. There were the usual banana/clove smells, but I like them a bit stronger. Ditto for the taste. On the Ayinger scale, I'd rate this a 7/10: worth a try but there are definitely tastier German samples available.

gfreed, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of wagenvolks
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml swing-top bottle into a Dogfish Head off-centered pint glass.

A murky, dull peach body with a yeasty haze fills the glass. Spittle-colored foam covers Kapuziner with a thin film that retains well but leaves no lace. Soft notes of clove and white pepper in the aroma with yeasty esters that suggest banana and dried pineapple. Faint floral hops and toasted wheat malt adds a solid background.

A bit more spice in the flavor (orange peel and clove), and the crisp carbonation level dries out the finish. Light sulfur minerals in the middle with semi-stale wheat malt and vanilla flavors. Light body is crisp and packs a tight carbonation level, but feels a bit thin on the front of the tongue. Overall, Kapuziner is a decent Bavarian Hefe, but I'd take Live Oak's Hefeweizen over this any day of the week.

wagenvolks, Mar 19, 2010
Photo of PopGun
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

PopGun, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Bierguy5
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 5 L mimi-keg. Pours a light golden color, with some orange tones. Very thick frothy white head. One problem with the can is that there is quite a bit of foaming, and waiting time as a result. Soft aroma of banana and clove. Slightly tart, with hints of banana. Flavor seems subdued. Good carbonation, but slightly watery. While the 5L was fun for a cookout, I was not overly impressed.

Bierguy5, May 29, 2006
Photo of bismarksays
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

bismarksays, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Dave_Treat, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

DaveJanssen, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

jazztoloc, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of wnh
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

9/4/09
500 mL bottle poured into a weissbier glass.

Pours a cloudy, deep, burnt-orange-tinted amber, dark for a hefe, with a relatively nondescript fluffy white head.
Aromas of dried bananas and spice, subtle enough that I can't say for sure that it's clove, with a solid yeasty bread note underneath.
Spicier on the palate than the nose would indicate, though it comes across not as clove but as perhaps coriander and baking spice. Rich and almost warming in that regard, and perhaps would work well as an autumn hefe, but not what I've come to expect. A pretty solid wheat backbone again, with a moderate lingering bitterness (hops?) on the finish.

Not bad, but not what I look for in a hefe; seems to miss some of the telltale hefe qualities.

wnh, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of Dogleg
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Duff27, May 17, 2013
Photo of maviola
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

maviola, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of WesM63
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

WesM63, Jul 28, 2013
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
91 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.