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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

422 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 30
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 DrJay
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

DrJay, May 17, 2009
Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

rolltide8425, Jul 17, 2012
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!

Derek, Apr 05, 2006
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.33/5  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.

GarthDanielson, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Gusler
4.35/5  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.

Gusler, Feb 18, 2003
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

TurdFurgison, Jul 15, 2006
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.08/5  rDev +1%
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.

LiquidAmber, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of ccrida
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

ccrida, Aug 15, 2007
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Boone757, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
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?

Haybeerman, Aug 03, 2008
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Evil_Pidde, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of thagr81us
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a swing-top bottle into a Two Brothers Brewing Ebel's Weiss Weizen glass. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a three finger pure white head that subsided to one very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt and banana. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, and slight clove. It had a light feel on the palate with low-mild carbonation. Overall this was a nice Hefe. A little more cloves and spices in the flavor would be nice, but not totally necessary. A smooth drinking brew for sure... A must try for any Hefe fan out there.

thagr81us, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of Dogbrick
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to cmaruschak for sharing his baby keg. Pours hazy orange/amber with a medium thick and fluffy white head that has decent retention. Thin, slippery lacing. Aroma of wheat and bananas. Medium-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Flavors of wheat, citrus and banana. The finish is wheaty with hints of yeast and spice. This is a pretty enjoyable Hefe.

Dogbrick, Jun 01, 2006
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.05/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

twiggamortis420, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of stcules
2.98/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Yellow-orange color, clear. Weiss carboantion. Foam: OK, compact, creamy, persistent. A little hazyness.
Smell of banana, cloves, wheat, and maybe camomile. All light, thin, fresh.
Soft taste, not really fizzy: light banana, cloves, wheat: same of the taste even for the freshness; maybe some citric.
Quite light body. Citric aftertaste, maybe a little too much; wheat and banana, and it ends quickly.

stcules, Jan 16, 2006
Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Duff27, May 17, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of ZAP
4.97/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Monk's in Siouix Falls

One of the best Hefe's I've had.

Everything I like in a hefe is here....dominant flavors are banana and vanilla..also evident is bubblegum, and some light cloves..

The banana flavors are bright but not oversweet...the flavoring is perfect in that it has a nice flavor but doesn't overwhelm you...highly drinkable...thirst quencher....had this after running for 40 minutes in the humid Sioux Falls heat and it really hit the spot....

Would love to have a keg of this for the summer....right there with Ayinger, Weihenstephener, Paulaner...hard to say what is best

ZAP, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev -1%

barnzy78, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This is a yeasty cloud of orangish-yellow with a white and staying head.

Smell - The aroma here is a superb blend of rich German yeast, lemon rind, and a modest touch of banana. The yeast though makes the nose. It is classic German; simple and raw.

Taste - The lemon zest kind of takes over at the taste and the yeast loses a bit of its composure, but it's still the dominant flavor. There's a light metallic flavor that you get with some samples of the style. It doesn't really detract from me but some don't care for it at all.

Mouthfeel - This hefe is a bit larger than light-bodied with decent carbonation.

Drinkability - This one went down OK, but after smelling it I thought I was about to taste the best hefeweizen of my life. The nose far outshined all other aspects of the beer, but overall it is still a solid drinker that I can easily recommend.

RoyalT, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of champ103
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a hazed golden/orange. Plenty of cloudiness here. In the Kapuziner Hefe glass, a towering white head forms with excellent retention and lace. This looks amazing.
S: Spicy, peppery, clove aromas. Husky wheat, with a bit of sweetness. Baked bread. Very nice.
T: This is excellent. A great peppery, spicy clove flavor. Husky wheat, sweetness, fresh backed bread. Even a bit of tart lemon and orange rind. I love it.
M/D: A medium body that is very effervescent. So crisp, clean and refreshing. After the initial sweetness, this finishes on the dry side. So easy and enjoyable to drink. This is something I can drink all day.

Instantly one of my favorite Hefeweizens. Pretty much perfect for the style, and so enjoyable. Highly recommended.

champ103, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of RBorsato
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, cloudy orange-ish gold with a full white head and lasting carbonation. A fruity bubblegum aroma and a fruity taste but not really banana; More apple-ish maybe with a bit spicy finish. Light bodied, smooth, and refreshing.

[11.2 oz bottle]

RBorsato, Nov 18, 2002
Photo of Brenden
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bright gold hue brightens this beer despite its unfiltered haze; otherwise it's a yellow in about a medium shade edging toward darker, though very much short of amber. Active carbonation serves to sustatin a fluffy white head such that it the time it remains at one finger tall is pretty lengthy. The craggy cap leaves some good lacing in thick, dense patches.
The nose gives off some strength, a solid wheat backbone with firm yeasty undertones. Banana comes off as veey fresh and, while clove is sublte (just a little more than I'd like), it is present. There's a touch of grassiness, and this beer has more of a fruity boquet than I'd expect from a hefe. Still, very good.
The taste somehow simultaneously meets and defies expectations; maybe it's that there's every note I expect, but not in the order of strength or focus I would expect. For instance, banana and clove become a backdrop rather than foremost elements, and ripe fruits take more of the attention. True, the banana, at least, is more constant than clove, earth or bubble gum. Fortunately, all those notes are here, but the focus seems unusual. It's a tasty, easy-drinking beer for sure regardless.
Light-bodied, well carbonated without being too heavily carbonated, and fluffy, this beer manages a crisp bite that's gentle but firm and doesn't fade off, with a smoothness that's likewise consistent. All in all, it makes for a fantastic mouthfeel, especially for the style.

Brenden, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev -1%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.