Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Kapuziner WeissbierKapuziner Weissbier

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

466 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 39
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Kapuziner Weissbier poured from a 16 oz bottle into a large weizen glass. Appears a murky straw yellow with a nice pillowy froth to it.

Light aroma of wheat and some soft grains.

All the typical flavors found within the style, hay like wheat and roasted grains adding a bit of sweetness. Bitter, almost sour, euro style hop adds some lemon rind notes. Minerally at times but that only adds to the uniqueness. A faint spiciness is found, bringing to mind clove and anisseed. Muted banana on the back end with the Munich style malt.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a lingering spicey finish.

Overall a quite drinkable beer that was good until the last drop. With a moderate price point, this beer could be a staple.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Kulmbacher im Bahnhof in Bamberg and served in a 300 ml weizen glass, on to the beer:

A few shaded darker than yellow is this weizen, with a head which retains well like most of the fresh German beers that I had in Bavaria. The aroma brings a solid base of banana and banana bread, yet still feels like something is missing. The missing aspect comes around in the taste; spice. Banana bread and vague baking spices bring some fun to this weizen, and with time gets a little more fruity. It's light bodied with pleasantly crisp carbonation, and is an easy drinker. When fresh, this is one to try.

Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Photo of smakawhat
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the swing top bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Big fluffy and uniform creamy off white and vanilla yellow, eggy looking head. Cloudy and deep rusted bronze body and fairly opaque if a little hazy. Creamy retention slowly settling, can't see much carbonation through the glass since it's quite dark for a body color.

I am loving this nose. Big fruity esters, and spritzy wine like aromas. Hints of lemon, and spicy classic clove characters. Bready caramel and toffee sweetness round out, lots of hinting cinnamon, powdered sugar and toast. Really impressive.

With that angle coming, I thought I was in for something really unique. In the end we have just classic hefe. Palate fills with a bright fruited sense of lemon, then finishes with some good hinting banana. Lightly bodied on the palate, and minimal carbonated, but some of the lightness causes some of the malts to wash out.

Overall pretty neat one, but comes out like a classic in it's realm.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.23/5  rDev +5%
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 weeare138
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Zorro
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Photo of wl0307
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle at an excellent offie, the Nelson Wines, South Wimbledon, SW London. BB 07/04/06, served lightly chilled in a weizen glass.

A: dark honeyish-orange golden hue, coming with a thick frothy white head dissipating slowly; the carbonation is just right--constant streams of tiny bubbles ascending from the bottom of the nectar.
S: at the first pour when I choose to serve it relatively clean, a very pronounced aroma explodes, mixed of banana-skin, caramel, sweet grains (wheat-ish), on top of a rich and exciting backbone of banana oil and bubble gum, along with some exotic yeastiness. The second pour, having disturbed the yeast-sediments, reveals more shell-fish (e.g. small clams) like salty-sweetness from the yeasts (in a way, it's almost like how the ocean smells in a distance...). Overall, the spicy hint is reduced to the minimum, thus lacking more complexity. But the aroma really is intense and pleasant enough.
T: a lightly sweet grainy flavour expands on the tongue immediately, followed by mildly spicy+fruity flavour of bananas, faintly bitter-lemons, sweet exotic yeastiness (like "Chinese green-bean paste" which appears quite often in many Belgian pale ales as well); turning slightly dry after the mid-flavour, finished warm-ish and soft down the palate, without falling thin and sour-sugary in the end as some other weizens do. Satisfying finish with a very good wheat+malty backbone.
M&D: due to very soft texture and a nicely-tuned carbonated body, the mouthfeel is really ideal for this beer style. I would've loved to see more spices in it, but the beer as it is already is pretty remarkable. The balanced body and flavour ensures its high drinkability even as a session weizen!

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.23/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a weizen glass)
A- There is a hazy orange body with a strong carbonation of big bubbles that supports a pancake bubble head that last for a good bit.
S- There is a nice crisp pine note that has a pleasant light fresh honey note to the finish.
T- This beer has a dry club soda note with some bread dough and a faint alcohol hint. This beer has a soft flat apple juice finish with a soft bubble gum note that grows a bit as it warms.
M- This beer has a full mouthfeel with a watery texture.
D- This beer has a light crisp soft wheat bread flavor with a slight watery note. The flavor are pretty subtle but the apple flavors are a bit off.

Photo of jdhilt
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a five finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Cloudy amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Lemony yeasty nose. Starts sweet, lemony, piney, yeast and hops are balanced nicely in background, finish is clean. Nice Hefe. $2.50 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Photo of biegaman
3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.32/5  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.

Photo of plaid75
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates slowly to a ring around the glass with slippery lacing. Aroma of sweet wheat and bready yeast, a hint of clove. Flavor is sweet wheat, light banana and clove, lightly biscuity. Finishes with semi-dry wheat and a pleasant very light fruit ester flavor with clove that leaves a very pleasant aftertaste. Light to medium bodied with peppery active carbonation. A very nicely made hefeweizen that hits all the right notes for the style and has its own distinct light fruit flavor in the finish. Very nice and worth revisiting.

Photo of Derek
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
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 DrJay
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy peach colour with a fluffy white head. The cap settled slowly until it reach a quarter inch thick and it produced clumpy lace. Aromas of cloves, lemon, white bread, dough, and a hint of banana. Lots of wheat in the flavour, spice and citrus were mild, quite bready with a little fruitiness. Smooth, nearly slick texture, average carbonation, medium/light bodied. Decent, but it didn't blow my socks off. It's a nice drinking hefe, well balanced, but a little more punch would make this a lot more memorable.

Photo of Bighuge
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Turbid looking orange/yellow appearance. Brown center. Nice off-white head. Aroma is nice. Very nice. Banana esters, vanilla, pepper, a little clove. The taste doesn't quite follow through though. Pretty good. Light flavors or vanilla and pepper. Some banana. Overall, just not as pronounced as I'd like to see. The mouthfeel is good. Nicely carbonated. Medium-full body. Solid Hefe, but not in the elite.

Thank you cokes for the sample.

Photo of Haybeerman
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very cloudy orange/gold color. Coarse whited head that held well. Thin lacing. Strong rising bubbles throughout.

S: Banana and clove. Bit of a dry citrusy note. Faint malt.

T: Distinct cracker/bread. Taste follows aroma; clove and banana. Sweet flavor persists, but finishes clean.

M: Medium body; very full. High carbonation.

D: Very drinkable; maybe due to less estery than some wheat beers. It was good, but I wonder what difference a change in yeast would bring?

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a big Kulmbacher bottle into a pint glass. Beautiful hazy golden appearance with thick solid foam. The smell is definitive, cloves and strong banana aroma. Same with the flavor, perfect and addictive. Soft and velvety and easy to drink. This beer kicks ass.

Photo of Gusler
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice “Chill Hazed” golden light amber color with a prodigious head that is bright white, the consistency frothy, and as it dissipates, it leaves a fine coating to conceal the glass. Nose has a distinct bread dough aroma, sweet malt, citrus crisp and clean, and a real sniffable beer, with the start sweet and full of malt, a middling top. Finish has a nice hop presence, mildly acidic, the after taste dry and long lasting.

Photo of ccrida
3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Photo of clayrock81
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold with a two-finger head that stays around for awhile and leaves little lace patches. Good smell of citric notes and spices -really prevelant. Heavier bodied than other hefes I had, and a little sweeter too. The spices seem to be more pronounced than most hefes, or maybe the citrus took a backseat. This is a very good hefe, and a little unique. Recommend to anyone.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.06/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500 mL flip-top pours a hazed orange color with an ample cap of white head. Darker than a typical hefe and the head shows great retention and lace.

Nose leans heavier on the bananas than cloves with a pungent malt graininess.

Flavor has much more malt that Im used to is a hefe and honestly tastes a bit stale. I wonder how old this is...The yeast is subdued and unfortunately not very pronounced. Still easily finshable, but disappointed. Was hoping for a better hefe.

Photo of Jwale73
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1PT .9FL swing-top bottle served in my Weihenstephaner weizen glass. Poured with a dense, creamy white cap that occupied 90% of the glass before it eventually dissipated into a solid skim - no appreciable lacing on this one. As the head gradually recedes, it reveals a tranlucent, orange liquid. Nose expresses a hint of cloves and banana esters, but not as bold as some more prominent examples of the style. Taste follows nose - definitely a nice German Hefe, but somewhat muted, as suggested by the nose. A little bit of lemon also comes out in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-bodied with an even and pleasant carbonation and a little bit of acidity. Definitely an easy drinking and refreshing Hefe. I wouldn't pass this up as a draft option, but does not stand up to the likes of some of the better ones in my opinion.

Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.