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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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409 Ratings

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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 28
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002)
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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%

16oz picked up last week at the Coop for about $3.30.. tonight poured into my small weizen glass.

Big long lasting white head atop a hazy golden brew.

Aroma is husky grains with lighter than average banana and clove.

Banana shows up long and lingering on the palate.. alot less clove in comparison but still very present... sweetness dies off quickly leaving a dry banana... one of the best hefe's I've had recently... A little bit thicker than average ... but the abundant carbonation really helps move things along.

This is only the 2nd or 3rd time I've had this brew, but I do remember really enjoying it last time ... for good reason.

JohnGalt1, Feb 04, 2008
Photo of BlindPig
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%

A- Pours with a huge white head on a hazy golden body with just a little copper tone to it.
S- Really nice big up front wheat, ripe banana, clove, light straw, light grass hops, hint of peaches, and just a touch of lemon with caramel around it.
T- Just a really clean tasty well made hefe. Nice ripe bananas are up front and linger in the mouth. The wheat comes through blended in nicley, grass hops come out and leave a nice size bitterness on mid tongue. Peach seems to come out too. Nice clove flavor that really helps cut the malt body even more.
M-Medium body with a low carbonation to it. Nice smooth easy drinking feel.
D- Probably one of, if not the best, hefes I have tried. Just a great and well made beer. If your a fan of this style I would advise seeking it out.

BlindPig, Jan 05, 2008
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%

Poured from .5L bottle to a big hefe glass the liquid is a right looking cloudy dark gold with excellent carbonation. The head is way big and white, but could leave a bit more lace.

The smell is excellent, banana, cloves very traditional, very good.

The taste follows, this is a very good German hefe, banana-clovers dominates with a note of peach, really nice, yet the malt could be a bit bigger.

The mouthfeel seems a little off, maybe the carbonation was spent in the pour/heat, but it seems a tad thin.

The drinkability is very good, a great brew to be sure.

Prosit und Zum Wohl, MK

MuenchenerKindl, Jan 03, 2008
Photo of Stephen63
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%

A - Incredibly lively pour, with half the glass appearing as foam which took quite a while to settle. Massively hazy...

S - Very sweet with some citrus. Nice.

T - Suprisingly flat. Found the flavour to be lacking with some of the sweetness only coming through (orangy). Felt like there was something missing.

M - Quite smooth and pleasant level of carbonation but a bit thin.

D - If I had a limited choice and this was one of them I'd take it, easily drinkable but certainly not particularly memorable.

Snapped this up on one of my rare visits to Morrisons supermarket (was there for a Nintendo game!). Overall this looked and smelt the part, let down with the body which was rather a pale comparison to some of the classic hefes. Hmm.... If you want to sample the weissbier style start off with Schneider or Weihenstephaner.

Stephen63, Dec 30, 2007
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.55/5  rDev -36.9%

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.

BlackHaddock, Dec 21, 2007
Photo of JBogan
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%

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.

JBogan, Nov 26, 2007
Photo of Gmann
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

Pours a bright golden orange color with a fantastic pillowy white head that dissipated into a nice cap. This brew is very cloudy, kind of looks like dirty orange juice. The smell is sub-par for a German hefe, reminds me more of an American wheat. Strong wheat malt and lemon citrus aromas. The taste on the other hand is quite smooth. A nice banana flavor base with some light phenols and a light citrus touch. The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Finishes slightly tart. It has the typical hefe crisp yet creamy texture. A good hefe but not a great hefe. The citrus like flavors cut into the banana/phenol flavors that should be center stage. I nit-pick a little, this is a really good hefe.

Gmann, Nov 24, 2007
Photo of Pegasus
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

Appearance: Quite hazy, dark golden color, with a moderate white head, and numerous streams of carbonation.

Aroma: Mildly sweet, bready aroma, some ripe banana notes, and a strong herbal hop note.

Taste: Mildly sweet, with honey-like notes, cloves, and ripe bananas, the taste turns to tart malt in the middle of the taste. The finish is dry, with a mildly bready malt, and herbal hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, full, and pleasant, soft on the palate.

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and very well-crafted, a sold example of the stylr.

Many thanks to Max for hand-carrying this bottle from Germany.

Pegasus, Oct 29, 2007
Photo of CharlieMopps
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%

With summer long past being officially over, but summer temperatures sticking around, I thought I'd sit down with this beer and toast my confusion/fear of climate change.

A: A rather easy pour yields a massive fizzing head that bubbles quite noisily in the weizen glass. Color is a hazy, pale orange glow with hints of gold.

S: Slightly phenolic with a faint hint of bubblegum, but the yeasty and grainy aromas are actually more noticeable.

T: Pale malt introduction that segues into a wheaty middle with hints of sweetness, however this fades abruptly and washes out in the finish. Aftertaste is of ghost-like sweet fruit, but mostly the pale malt fading.

M: Light bodied, somewhat watery but not out of character for a hefe. Carbonation is minimal on the palate, but still noticeable, making for a smooth sipper.

D: I tend to see hefeweizens as a quite drinkable style on the whole, and this one has that quality. However, because it does not pack a whole lot of punch on the palate in terms of the phenols, I just don't think it's a strong hefe. While a certain grainy taste is actually welcome, there's not much else to this one.

CharlieMopps, Oct 27, 2007
Photo of albern
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%

Not my favorite hefe-weizen, but not a bad one either. As everyone else mentioned, this beer is quite cloudy, orangish, with more head and retention than is typically characteristic of the style. The smell is prodigious and lasts throughout. Malt, crisp apple, some citrus smell, some cloves too. The beer is less sweet than I would have anticipated from the smell. This is a rather dryish beer, and particularly so for a hefe. You will get a moderately carbonated, tart, dry, yeasty wheatish malt taste, bordering on a toasted malt flavoring. What you won't get is the thick, sweet, typically banana qualities often present with hefes. The cloves are noticeably absent from the taste, but you will get the pepperish snap at the end, but very subtley so. The mouthfeel is significantly more creamy than I would have expected, and the after taste is a bit more pronounced as well. This is a hefe that is complex because it borrows characteristics from other styles. L'Chaim

albern, Oct 26, 2007
Photo of AlexLMS
2.65/5  rDev -34.4%

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.

AlexLMS, Oct 19, 2007
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev -1%

A - Poured out a a cloudy golden yellow with a foamy, white, four-finger head. It left lace.

S - It smelled of banana, clove and wheat.

T - It tasted of banana and sweet wheat. There were also citrus and clove flavors.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light-bodied beer.

D - A very good hefe. Very well balanced.

zeff80, Oct 15, 2007
Photo of HardTarget
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

Bottle Inspection: .5 liter brown bottle, 12.07.07 (sampled 07.10.07, slightly past due). 5,4% abv. with the serving suggestion of 8º C.

Aroma: Mild banana esters which I assume are yeast driven.

Appearance: Almost opaque, almost brown, let’s call it dark yellow with a creamy white, tight bubbled head that laced nicely.

Flavor: Again, mild banana esters, bit of clove, little grainy wheat bite with a touch of honey sweetness in the finish. Really nice profile.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation.

Overall Impression: Old school hefe! Old world charm. Good craftsmanship here.
I learned that the ß in the name is old school German for double S, making it Weissbier.

Big thanks to Max for hand carrying this back from Europe!

HardTarget, Oct 10, 2007
Photo of weeare138
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%

Appears a cloudy haze of orange toned gold with a heavy, tight head of off-white foam that slowly fades out into a sticky, batter-like head and collar. Lots of scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of vanilla, bananas, clove, and tropical pineapple.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with tart wheat found among the banana milkshake mixed with vanilla ice cream.
Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, milkshake like, along with some light lemony citrus coming through.

weeare138, Sep 11, 2007
Photo of ccrida
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%

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 bunnyhustle
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

Poured from 16.9 bottle with no freshness date. Pours a copper-like color and not as cloudy as a typical hefe, more like a haze. Thick, rocky head with ok retention. Smell is of cloves, bread, and what seems like a sour apple, very little banana present. Taste is good, nothing outstanding for a hefe, a little sweet and malty, a little apple taste as well which I havent experienced in this style before. Plesant aftertaste, good carbonation, and light mouthfeel make this an easy drinker. Not an amazing hefe but certainly a good one.

bunnyhustle, Jul 04, 2007
Photo of BrewSomerville
3.28/5  rDev -18.8%

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 plaid75
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured a deep cloudy straw hue with a four finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured the typical yeasty and banana esters wth a full biscuity wheat.

The taste consisted of a hearty and robust wheat malt with a spicy yeast ester. Some warming alcohol.

The mouthfeel was full and chewy.

Overall a nice an highly drinkable hefe. Subdued esters but full body.

plaid75, Jun 15, 2007
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

500ml bottle from A-1 To-Go. Murky orange-yellow body with a good inch to inch and a half of off-white head that dissipates slowly. Smells sweet and fruity, like banana, nut, spice. Tastes like banana, nut, and malty sweetness. Rich creamy mouthfeel. Very very drinkable. A fantastic hef. One of the best I've had.

MrHurmateeowish, Jun 14, 2007
Photo of goochpunch
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%

Poured into the glass a murky acorn squash tone with a very large, fluffy head that resigns in about a minute's time. There are tiny bits of lace left. What stands out the most in the smell is a mix of banana and crusty whole wheat bread. Clove plays a secondary part in the nose. Flavor is a well balanced mix of clove, banana, and wheat, with nothing overpowering. If I strain my taste-buds, I can pick pick up some toasted bread. Mouthfeel is dead on for a hefeweizen with a wheaty fluffiness and very lively carbonation. Definitely a classic example of a hefeweizen.

goochpunch, Jun 10, 2007
Photo of russpowell
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Pours an effervescent bronze with 4 fingers of egg shell white head. Good head retention & average lacing

S: Fruitty, wheat malt & not much else

T: Tart & dry up front. An apricot fruittyness follows, & just a little yeasty edge. Grainyness & juicyfruit in the finish.

MF: Medium bodied, juicy with low carbonation, well balanced

Drinks very easy, more my kind of hefe ( yeast is subdued ), purists will want more yeast signature. I remember it being a little more yeasty in Germany

russpowell, Jun 07, 2007
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%

This is a hazy, dingy, yellow-orange beer with a big head that fades fast. The nose is an understated and well-balancedmix of clove, lemon, and spicy yeast.

This beer has a heavier mouthfeel which is leathened by wheat zip. Flavor is very balanced, with spice and clove just barely sticking out over a mellow bananna character. No bubblegum, no citrus. A very solid hefe, but I'm alittle bored with it and prefer Paulaner or Franz

JudgeRoughneck, May 28, 2007
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

A 500ml bottle. It was a hazy yellow with a medium head. Kind of nondescript aroma, couldn't get more than a sweet, grainy aroma out of it. Pleasant taste, however. Fruity/banana, with a light malt taste. Very light and bubbly. I rather enjoyed this, and I ordinarily don't care too much for hefes.

lordofthewiens, May 25, 2007
Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

Normal looking hefe, a yellow-gold with cloudy yeast. The uyeast actually gives a little extra kick, so be sure to mix it in. The flavor besides that is average, but that's among other great German hefes. There's spicy banana with a touch of citrus. Not many beers pull of a complex mouthfeel, but this one's creamy mouthfeel, but it finishes juicy like a good hefe.

tempest, May 18, 2007
Photo of cktison
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%

A: Hazy golden color. Huge foamy head, stays around
S: Banana bread, yeasts, clove. Very nice.
T: Sweet, bananas and cloves, but not too strong. Banana much stronger than clove flavor. Smooth malts. Spicy, even a bit fruity.
M: Creamy, nice

Very easy to drink, summery, nice flavors. A great example of the style.

cktison, Apr 23, 2007
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