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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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390 Ratings

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 26
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of goochpunch


4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2007 02:25:53 | More by goochpunch
Photo of russpowell


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2007 02:41:50 | More by russpowell
Photo of JudgeRoughneck


3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2007 15:49:14 | More by JudgeRoughneck
Photo of lordofthewiens


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

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2007 21:59:56 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of tempest


3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2007 02:17:49 | More by tempest
Photo of cktison


4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2007 15:54:31 | More by cktison
Photo of BuckSpin


4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 500ml bottle in a classic Weizen glass

Bonus: any beer with a full color, beer holdin' monk on the bottle cap is doing alright even before its opened!

Beautiful, classic Hefe Weizen nose. Full of soft, ripe banana, clove, traces of lemon rind, black peppercorns, soft, inviting, creamy in aroma...very pleasing. Color is also classic - hazy, unfiltered, murky, thickened honey gold to slight orangish- amber hue lurks directly below the stunningly sculpted 3 finger's of thick, landscaped winter white head that has retained 2 finger's worth of coverage well after pouring and remains throughout the entire glassful, lacing nicely. An almost aquarium-esque cascade of bubbles march relentlessly thru the beer in a somewhat suspended state as they fight thru all that lovely murkiness. This is a visually & aromatic beauty....very nice.

Oh, so crisp, yet creamy! Wow...this is very nice. The clove spiciness adds to the crispness, but yet an underlying sweetness balances it. Banana qualities rise up very noticably, but not so much as a flavor but a continuation of the experience. There is a little bitter peep on the tongue and it returns to its basics of malt & wheat with a subtle cracker like quality, some lemon, the the finish begins with a flurry as that peppery quality from the nose rises and slaps those cracker crumbs right off your palate, but also leaves a pleasing, clean sweetness (apple?) as it fades away, a semi-dry ciderlike crackle as well as painting the mouth with, well, a little of everything just experienced, with a slight nod to that banana tone.

Without question one of the best Hefe Weizen's I've ever had. This hit on all cylinders, and there were no low spots. Could see this being a fantastic warm weather refresher, or pairing well with with white fish, salad, chicken, shrimp, a sharp cheese, and so on. This was really enjoyable, and I will definitely make this part of my warm weather cellar. This is a no brainer - highly recommended. Check it out!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2007 14:39:26 | More by BuckSpin
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy and bright light amber color with a large white head that fades at a decent rate and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is strong with wheat and yeast, along with a touch of lemon & spice and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is very well-balanced with flavors of wheat, lemon, banana, spice, hops and a light malt character. All of the flavors compliment each other and there isn't that skunky bite in the finish that can often occur in beers of this style. The after-taste is bready with a very mild sweetness.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy body, nice clean finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down extremely easily, not very filling, excellent representation of style, I could stick with this beer for quite a long time. This one is definitely one of the best that I've had in style.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2007 23:09:25 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of jwc215


4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2007 19:23:32 | More by jwc215
Photo of Zorro


3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled due to the kindness of MABZ.

The pour reveals a cloudy light brown colored Hefe with a decent but not spectacular white head.

The smell is sweet and malty with a fair amount of banana and clove scent to it. This is a beer that is heavier on the banana than the clove and smells a bit like a banana Crème brûlée. Malt is a bit sugary with a fair wheat cracker aroma.

The taste begins neutral sweet and quite spicy on the tongue. Sweetness subsides quickly and this quickly becomes a clove and spice drop flavored HefeWeizen. Fairly bready in taste the banana that I could smell is totally gone in the taste. Malt and spice are what this beer is all about.

Mouthfeel is quite full in this beer, almost like toast in milk thick.

A nice drinkable Hefe but maybe not a perfect summer beer. This is quite thick heavy with malt and substantial for a German wheat beer. This is a quite nice winter to spring transition beer almost being a little like a bock in its thickness. In the summer though this probably would be a bit too thick. A good beer for 70 degree days but not really a beer for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 04:31:07 | More by Zorro
Photo of goindownsouth


4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up from Scrooge's in Anderson, South Carolina.

Very, very cloudy on presentation out of the bottle. Hazy yellow in color, if you can even call it yellow. Huge, pillowy head. Notes of banana, bready goodness, yeastiness, and some spicy clove action hits up front. Smooth and balanced on the palate, with the subtle note of the spiciness adding a subtle twist. Finishes well. Very, very nice. A HUGE thanks to BA chuckee for recomending this Bavarian beauty - one that I will track down again very, very soon.


Serving type: bottle

01-17-2007 18:33:43 | More by goindownsouth
Photo of clemtig76

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 brown bottle picked up at Total Wine in Greenville, SC. Pours very cloudy with a nice billowy, fluffy head that hangs around. The color is a cloudy light golden caramel. The aroma is clean, with a nice bouquet of clove and banana notes, just like a hefe should be. The taste carries an excellent creamy yeast flavor, with plenty more wheaty banana with hints of clove and citrus. Smooth and creamy with good mouthfeel. Perfect carbonation. A beer can't go down much easier than this. An outstanding hefe!.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2007 03:55:52 | More by clemtig76
Photo of Kookiekwan


4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice hazy golden light amber color with a 2 finger head that is bright white, the consistency is frothy, and it leaves a fine lacing to conceal the glass. The aroma has a distinct bread dough smell, sweet malt, banana, and clove. There are some nice hops coming through in the surprisingly dry finish. The body is medium with a very fine carbonation that leaves it creamy and smooth. The flavor is rich but not overly sweet, wheat malt, a light banana flavor and its backed by an unexpected bitterness and delicate spiciness. It's very well-balanced and smooth - and not as richly sweet and effervescent as some - but possibly more drinkable. This is a Unique beer and possibly my favorite Hefeweizen!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2006 17:22:33 | More by Kookiekwan
Photo of basscram


3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this poured in a my half litre mug from a 5 litre keg I purchased at bev. castle temple terrace. This beer pours dark yellowish with some real sparkle to it inside. The head is very big and takes a while to subside. head dissipates after a couple of minutes. The smell is a slight orange with the wheat hint which is hidden well I might add!

Hits tip of tongue its very sharp but goes away quickly as it goes to the back of the throat. I do taste the orange in it and a tad bit of the wheat. There are a lot of flavors I can't describe in it.

This beer is very very easy to drink. I found a new hefe weizen that I like now!

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2006 05:03:14 | More by basscram
Photo of daliandragon

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yet another monk themed Bavarian hefe label; this particular monk is bald and helping himself to a hefe in a tall weizen glass. No lemon slice is visible. Back label claims to be "the most refreshing beer in the world".

Appearance and nose are spot on, with requisite color, head and essence of banana bread odor. Body is not as cloudy as some hefes but not transparant either.

Malty and yeasty and full of late flavor. Bananas are there against a malt backbone. Allthough not much sediment was visible, it definitely tastes unfiltered, which I suppose is the idea. Slightly cloying finish. Texture is indeed refreshing, although the claim may be a bit much.

Very nice, even for the style. I'd definitely throw back a few of these given the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2006 04:24:48 | More by daliandragon
Photo of mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle bought from onlyfinebeer.co.uk

Poured a hazy golden colour with some coppery tinges... Slightly off white head poured thick and meringue like and lasted for quite a while then faded to light layer... lots of carbonation races to the surface... patchy lacing...

Aroma - Strong bubblegum notes, some mustiness / earthiness, some clove spiciness, light vanilla notes, quite strong wheatiness, very light malts, light banana and lemony fruitiness, slight salty notes, peppery, no real hops...

Taste – Nice citrusy fruits (lemons, light limes, also some grape notes), light cloves, faint biscuity malts, light bubblegum traces, earthy, grassy, some salty notes, peppery hints, again no real hops....

Feel - Some light sharpness then smooths out... light body... Very drinkable and thirst quenching - would be nice on a hot summer day...

Overall - A decent enough hefe.... well worth a try....

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2006 10:28:10 | More by mdagnew
Photo of Byeast


4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a hazy , honey-orange , with a tight, small white layer of bubbles , some nice lacing left.

Smell: creamy citrus , musty barnyard , twangy yeast , bit of banana and slight clove.

Taste: Very smooth creamy and refreshing. All the yeasty twang qualities , citrus flavors , banana , some spice and clove near the finish.

Mouthfeel: creamy at first , finishes mildly crisp.

Drinkability: an exellent hefe. Nice , unique flavor , and perfect to style refreshing qualities.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2006 04:46:30 | More by Byeast
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2006 00:06:12 | More by AndoBrew
Photo of bennetj17


4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The foam on this Hefe is about an inch thick, although it does settle alot after a moment. The color is like caramel, very cloudy, darker than expected, almost more like a Dunkel. The aroma is clean, with a nice bouquet of clove and banana notes, mild. The taste carries an excellent creamy yeast flavor, with plenty more wheaty banana and also hints of lemon. Smooth and creamy on the palate, it gives it almost a medium to full mouthfeel. Nice carbonation. This beer went down easy. True Bavarian Hefeweizens always score high on drinkablility for me, and this one is no exception...

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 19:45:08 | More by bennetj17
Photo of biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2006 19:01:18 | More by biegaman
Photo of alexgash


4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium orange copper in a hazy, yeasty body. Big, hefe-head that overflows the Ayinger weizen glass. Woh. I swirled to let the beasties in. Looks like a hefeweizen should! As for the smell...yep, it's a good one. Caramelly sweet malt with big fruity, banana-y esters. Gerber banana baby food. A little clove and bubblegum too. Taste starts with a slightly vegetal wheat malt tangy sweetness. Thickish, proteiny feel mid-palate reveals soft banana mush with some pear juice. Wheat bitterness, yeast, and polished hops into the finish. A very nice hefe, but not the best of the German imports.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2006 20:42:14 | More by alexgash
Photo of acrawf6


4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a beautiful hazy and rich gold at the bottom of my hefe glass and a rich orange tint. Head is nice and frothy white that sits on top the throughout the whole beer. Incredibly enticing.

Smell. Heavy on the bananas with just a light aroma of cloves. Has a nice sweetness, and in big whiffs i get a little bubblegum.

Taste. I remember liking this one more, but still quite good. More banana tastes, but also with a good amount of a apple taste, like a tart apple juice or apple cider. Cloves are there, but not strong, and i love cloves.

Mouthfeel is good. Carbonation is high and normal for the style. The body is medium with a lively crispness from the carbonation.

Overall a very enjoyable hefe. I just remember it being better (when i say better, i mean like a superior hefe). It is still quite nice though. However, there are other hefes i'd take in front of this one, but not many. A beautiful looking hefe though.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2006 22:05:28 | More by acrawf6
Photo of SilentSabre

North Dakota

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fabulous hefe. Poured the standard cloudy yellow-orange with a big frothy snow white head that hung around for a long time. Smell is big wheat, with a modest amount of banana, clove, and yeast. Taste is more of the same with a nice dry wheat finish. Mouthfeel is very nice. Very light. I feel I could drink alot of this in a sitting. This is truly a great hefe if you're a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2006 23:31:06 | More by SilentSabre
Photo of Lagaffe74


4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one in a Kapuziner glass. The beer looked pale yellow at the bottom to become more of a copper-like color at the top, with a big silky head that lingered for quite a while in there. Quite a sight! It had a strong yeasty aroma, low in carbonation with some banana - and nutty- flavor. Very refreshing. Very satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2006 21:23:56 | More by Lagaffe74
Photo of Drew966


4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kapuziner Bavarian Hefe-Weizen pours a cloudy golden color with a white head froma brown one pint nine ounce bottle. Aroma is a bit different from other hefes I've had. Sure there's a touch of banana and clove, but also, as the label says, some tropical fruit. Flavors seem to begin with a little banana and clove, but end with some caramel. I wasn't expecting caramel in a hefe. There also do seem to be hints of tropical fruit in the flavor. This is a fine tasting hefe. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2006 22:37:13 | More by Drew966
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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