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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 mpyle
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2nd review. Knew I'd never seen it before, but wow.

App - golden color, quite cloudy. Pours a substantial white head, exceptionally thick and creamy and long lasting - could definitely float a bottlecap on this beer's head.

Smell - A bit of clove, and some cider-like fruitiness. Perhaps a gentle malt aroma. Generally quite clean.

Taste - Strong bready, wheat character. Hefe yeast character is secondary, with a subtle sweet clove. Gentle sweetness lingers into the finish, but a clean, almost lager-like flavor profile.

MF - Med body and med-full carbonation. No warming or astringency, but the carbonation does make its presence known as expected for the style.

D'ability - A bit bland, but goes down very easily. Use of a less assertive yeast, or cooler fermentation temperatures, make this example less estery than most. Some may find this desirable, but it left me a little underwhelmed.

mpyle, Jun 27, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single, 1 pint, .9 fl oz bottle purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
A steady pour yielded a great, hazy, straw-colored hue with an impressive foamy and frothy head that left a copious amount of lacing around the head of the serving glass...
Sweet, butter-filled, wheat-laden, ripe citrus aroma replete with pears and fresh, green apples...
Taste strongly complemented the smell, bursting with ripe fruit and fresh citrus, including, but not limited to, citrus, grapefruit, pears, melons, honeydew, canteloupe, and lemons...
Creamy, rich, thick mouthfeel along with a great level of drinkability make this an outstanding selection...
Recommended...

dsa7783, Jun 25, 2008
Photo of morebeergood
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single bottle from Bauer last week to enjoy Friday night. Poured into a hefe glass, and a huge white head formed. Cloudy yellow color and lots of lacing. Smell was of lots of cloves. Banana and spice were the major flavors in the first couple of sips. But as this beer got warmer, it seemed to lose a bit of flavor. It just seemed to get a bit muted. As I have recently had a Tucher, I'd have to admit that this one doesn't quite reach that level. This is a good (but not great) German hefe.

morebeergood, Jun 24, 2008
Photo of BretSikkink
4.2/5  rDev +4%
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.

BretSikkink, Jun 14, 2008
Photo of Slynger
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Kulmbacha's hefe pours a hazy orange-lemony-wheat color with a nicely fuzzy lid of cream coloring with a slight tint towards wheat.

The nose is good but a touch light. Smells lightly sweet orangey, with wheaty bananas, yeasty with hints of clove.

Flavor is even betta than the nose. It slides in lightly orangey with a tangy-creamy, wheaty malt backbone, and hints of bananas. Then the yeast comes in to compliment, with a kicker of a soft amount light clove and bubblegum. A solidly creamy fuzzer of a carbonation playfully tickles the medium body.

Hmmm. Kapuziner is a very good hefe which I believe to be the equal of Ayinger (which I reviewed earlier tonight) in my quickly developing second tier of Hefeweizen's. Definitely a classic.

Slynger, May 31, 2008
Photo of Matty1918
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

So I'm the first to review this heffe. Hope I give it a good review.

I bought it at Julio's in Westborough Ma.

A 1 pt 9 oz brown bottle. Imported by Shelton Bros in Belchertown Ma.

5.4% abv

MIT FEINER HEFE on the front of the bottle.

A great pour in my heffe glass. A thick white, creamy head. the beer itself was cloudy, golden color..almost honey color.

Aroma was very nice indeed. Grainy, slight lemon very fresh smelling. A nice smeeling heffe. I can compare this arome to the Weinstephaner heffe. VERY nice.

Taste...man this is a very good tasting heffe. Very light..you can taste the grain and citrus. There's a nice sweet aftertaste. Very good. This heffe is a little more mellow than Weinstephaner.

Mouthfeel is also nice. Swish it around and it's creamy with some mellow carbonation.

I'd have to say this is my 2nd favorite heffe. This one os right up there with Weinstephaner in my opinion.

Matty1918, May 24, 2008
Photo of shroompod
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the 1.32 gallon can with a rocky dense white foam head, Some lacing. A golden cloudy hue.

Slight lemon zest in nose.

Getting some orange peel , and yeastiness on the flavor.

Very light mouthfeel, good carbonation.

Overall a nice summer treat.

shroompod, May 22, 2008
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Georgiabeer, May 22, 2008
Photo of Pepeton
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not exactly a hefe man, although enjoy one or two from time to time.

Poured this one in one of my hefeweizen glasses only to find a hazy yellow-orange, with a 2-inch fluffy head. Nice thin lacing.

Good spicy, banana-ish smell.

Malts and ripe fruits hit my palate. Nice.

Good mouthfeel: buttery, refreshing. With a light twang as an aftertaste.

Will drink this one again.

¡Salud!

Pepeton, May 17, 2008
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 IBUnit63
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 500 ml into Reidel Extreme Riesling glass...

Excellent sudsy, tight, 2 1/2-finger head. Cloudy, lemon/orange zest body with mild honey tone. Not a whole lot of visible carbonation; decent lacing.

Clean, moderate aroma of "electric" wheat. Slight yeast texture with tangy citrus and a mild hop profile.

Very clean and enjoyable - citrus flavor is tangy and well-pronounced; wheat/malt has a light but powerful backbone. Zest and other esters complement in background.

Silky mouthfeel - very clean and a little light with a long, balanced, cool finish.

Doesn't pack a huge flavor profile but is great for a warm-weather lawnmower or beach beer. More of a classic weissebier than newer ester-laden caricatures (not that they're bad, either). Nice!

IBUnit63, May 07, 2008
Photo of tai4ji2x
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from jenny lou's in beijing.

500ml can

orangey golden color, cloudy with yeast (needs to be swirled in). decent head gradually fades to ring and wisps. some sparse lacing.

fruity aroma, orange rind, very ripe pears, whiff of banana. faint clove and yeast notes.

flavor has some spice notes (cilantro?) that approach phenolic and medicinal, but not to the point of distraction. more banana/apple fruitiness, hints of bread. slight acidity. bitterness is mild and melds into aftertaste.

not watery, but not as smooth as i'd like. lively carbonation isn't a minus, but not really a plus either.

decent enough.

tai4ji2x, May 01, 2008
Photo of Traquairlover
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint, 0.9 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Cloudy orange with large, firm white head that looks like whipped egg whites.

S = Bananas, fresh oranges, nutmeg, very refreshing and complex.

T = Bananas, light spice tastes like nutmeg, coriander, tart lemon flavors in the back of the mouth, nice long tart finish.

M = Medium light body, good mouthcoating, nice frothiness.

D = This has good drinkability, it is a great light, flavorful beer on a hot Spring or Summer day.

Traquairlover, Apr 26, 2008
Photo of BBM
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Spring is upon us, which means hefewiezens are back in season! This beer pours a cloudy bright yellow with a chunky white head into a hefe glass. Aroma is citrus and banana, with hints of some spices.

German hops and spices nicely compliment the light, sweet underbelly of this brew. It's not too heavy, but doesn't leave you for wanting either. At times the sweetness was a tad much, but overall this beer satisfied my hefe craving. Mouthfeel was carbonated well, and it's very quaffable.

BBM, Apr 25, 2008
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I guess I'm alone on this one, but I really like this hef!

Pours a gorgeous hazy peachy yellow, with a fantastic fluffy white head. Nose is predominantly clove and banana. Taste follows with awesom banana bubble gum clove estery goodness! Super crisp and refreshing taste. Mouthfeel could maybe be a touch thicker for the style, but i actually like my hef a slight bit thin and carbonated, which this one is. Amply carbonated. Drinkability is solid and is enhanced by a good touch of carbonation. This one drinks like a goddamn soda. Overall defenitely the best hefeweizen I have had in a while. I will defenitely be buying more of this! Fantastic!

AKBelgianBeast, Apr 24, 2008
Photo of orangemoustache
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a hazy yellow gold with thin bubbly white head that quickly dissapates into a paper thin covering with very little lacing to show

S-yeasty,spicyness,some hints of fruit

T-this brew is chalked full of banana,lemon pie,clove,orange rind,and some mildly nutty yeast

M-a bit sticky on the lips,medium body with a gentle foamy(not creamy)mouth feel is quite soft and wonderfuly unique

D-this is a delicious brew,for me they dont get any easier to drink than this!

orangemoustache, Apr 18, 2008
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Maduro. Permahazed pale yellow-orange body with an everlasting white head. Aroma is particularly clean with just kisses of banana and spice. Taste is also very clean with balanced and light flavors of banana, vanilla, and clove. Very mild. Body is lighter than many in the style and nicely carbonated. Drinkability is quite high.

DaPeculierDane, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of Lothar666
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured a cloudy, golden orange with honey colored body with a three finger thick, creamy white head that displayed excellent retentionbut left minimal lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Bananas and wheat bread dominate the nose when whiffed at a distance. Up close the strong yeasty smell takes over and hides the more subtle fruity aromas.

T- Blonde wheat, bananas, and banana peel, with some hops in the finish make up a delicious and complex example of a style that is horribly underrated and all too often bastardized by other brewers. This one is a tribute to everything that this style can be.

M- Full bodied, thck and bready but not so grainy as to diminish the overall drinkability of the brew. Texture is dry, crisp and clean.

D- Despite being full bodied and unfiltered, this brew is extremey refreshing and goes down incredibly easy by itself or as a companion to a meal. Very high drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

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Lothar666, Mar 07, 2008
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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%
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.

BlackHaddock, Dec 21, 2007
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.

JBogan, Nov 26, 2007
Photo of Gmann
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
91 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.