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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

440 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 34
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002

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Photo of BretSikkink
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden straw color with orangey highlights. Rivers of bubbles languidly make their way up the glass to the white, creamy, rocky head.

Heavier on the banana than the clove, this one has both in abundance. Impressive.

There's a pretty strong prick of alcohol here, which is interesting, it's a nice, peppery addition to the lightly toasted malt. There's also a nice sweetness from the banana flavors of the yeast, while the peppers are complemented by the clove.

Great creaminess in the mouth, not too carbonated so the liquid can dwell on the palate. Side by side with the Ayinger Brau, I definitely prefer the Kapuziner. I'm impressed very much by the drinkability and consistently strong flavor here.

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap in Bamberg, Germany.

This hefeweizen poured a cloudy, golden tan color with white foam that left lace on the glass. The smell was very nice: fruity banana, yeast, and some wheat. The taste was first banana and clove up front, and then yeast and wheat followed. The finish was nicely tart. The mouthfeel was smooth and yeasty with medium body and medium-low carbonation feel. This was a very tasty hefeweizen.

Photo of charlieos
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

very solid, if pretty conservative, wheat beer. not going to change your life, but probably a good representative of wheat beers in general.

I wish it had a little stronger wheat flavor. Unlike a lot of new wheat beers it didn't strike me as too fruity or overly spiced.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy golden, virtually opaque and classic for the style. Nice initial head fades to a thin cap and leaves some spotty lacing. Smells spicy with clove and pears, no real banana. Nice herbal background and some pepper as well. The taste is very nice. Spicy notes from the yeast, crisp and with creamy soft wheat flavors, beautifully balanced. On the crisp rather than creamy side, and quite spicy, this one holds your interest as you continue to drink.

Photo of Crosling
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow color with a large froth. Vibrant clove, vanilla and banana aromas, with light hints of caramel, tart winter wheat, toffee and sweet tarts. Big body for a weiss, with a noticeable alcohol flavor. Rich and juicy flavor, doughy and loaded with malt and yeast flavors. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, clove and banana. It’s very soft and balanced and isn’t tart in the flavor at all, which I like. Very nice, probably my favorite hefeweizen thusfar.

Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jonmikel
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of BeerBeerBeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Jor-El
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Appearance 3.5
Hazy yellow to very light orange, lasting head/thick lace.
Aroma 4
Loads of banana nut bread, grapefruit, wheat.
Mouth feel 4.25
Very balanced and finishes semi dry.
Taste 4.25
Great Weiss very enjoyable and balanced taste from sip to finish. Starts out thick with bananas. Yeasty with strong citrusy middle and nice banana bread finish.
Overall this is a fine example of the Weiss style and very drinkable.

Photo of AndyandAng
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jsh420
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Bpierso1
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Top 50 German beers tick #23, wahoo. Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt, no freshness date.

The body is a dirty dark amber, not exactly the most appetizing appearance, but you have to be a little forgiving with weizens. It pours with an inch and a half of white suds, which settles to a thin cap in time.

It smells pleasantly citrusy, lemon and lime-like. There's a light malty sweetness, wheat and tropical fruit (pineapple) along with a dash of spice. Pretty distinctive for the style, actually.

Taste is quite good, very fruity - lemon, pineapple, banana. Clove and pepper are noticeable up front, but fade away mid-palate. Malty, but not particularly sweet at any point, this is refreshing stuff. The finish is mellow and brief, banana and pear-like esters lingering on the tongue.

Very good, certainly a standout hefeweizen. Glad I finally got around to trying this.

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jwc215
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass

Pours cloudy golden yellow with a huge, towering head that descends and hangs around. Broken rings of lacing stick to glass.

The smell is of banana/clove. Nothing unusual, but very fresh and robust.

The taste is of banana/clove - not quite as powerful as in the aroma, but pleasant. Sweet grainy malt leaves a candy-like sweetness, but well-balanced by tropical fruitiness. Finishes sweet and tangy.

The body is appropriately light, smooth and refreshing.

This is very easy-to-drink and quite the refresher/thirst-quencher

Photo of Cramerican
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of HabiMendes
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of BobsledTM
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of gdub
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Derek
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this at the Original Bierhausla in Kulmbach.

A: Hazy straw, fluffy white head, not much retention, but a little lace.

S: Bready malt, banana, citrus.

T: Not a lot of flavour, but VERY pleasant. Bready, banana, hint of citrus in the finish.

M: Light to moderate body & carbonation. Creamy.

D: It's like water!

Photo of ranger7
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of wonothesane42
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of RedHaze
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange with a two finger head that leaves behind a thick coating of lace. I really like the appearance of Hefe-Weizens

Smell; bits of orange peel, ripe bananas, cloves with a very solid caramel malt presence.

Taste; sweet honey like flavor upfront, followed by oranges bananas and cloves. There's a nice bread dough and caramel malt backbone, with just some hints of black pepper. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, and very drinkable.

Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.