Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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3.51/5 rDev -13.1%
(flip top bottle, code 2348312 - poured into a weizen glass)
A: huge, billowy head out of the bottle, bit of a mashed potato contour as it falls... light amber liquid with a mild haze... superb head retention - solid cm cap
S: day old white bread, banana chips... background dried grass... pretty textbook stuff, if a tad dull (likely not the freshest of bottles!)
T: dried yeast, dead grass, delicate powdered clove and dried lemon peel in the aftertaste... the bready and mild caramel flavors seem absent, muted here... mild hop bitterness, very little perception of sweetness
M: appropriately medium-bodied, vaguely chewy, with a fantastically leveled dry finish... despite the excellent head stand, this seems a tad flat - maybe a tickle in the finish, but not much
O: I've had this on tap and it was revelatory, one of the best - this seems like an old bottle... where that draft version was exploding with layers of doughy and mashed banana flavors, this is drying out and sort of dull, a shadow of its bad, fresh self... gotta find a better bottle, come back with (the appropriate) higher marks
06-19-2014 01:45:20 | More by Bouleboubier
3.96/5 rDev -2%
I was craving a hefeweizen after work today and decided to try this one. I'm glad I did.
Bottle poured into my trusty Flying Saucer pint glass.
Pours a cloudy bright orange with a two-finger, frothy white head, which dissipates slowly with almost no lacing. Strong carbonation.
Smell is BIG banana esthers and clove followed by lemon tart. Not as bready as other hefes I've tried. Quite inviting in this hot weather.
Taste is crisp oranges and fleshy lemons followed by cloves and light banana. Finish is slight bready with crisp citrus. Not a "banana bomb."
Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy with decent thickness.
Overall, this is one of the better hefeweizens I've had since coming back from Germany. Highly recommended and will buy again.
06-10-2014 02:32:40 | More by James_at_Specs
4.14/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
06-02-2014 00:11:30 | More by smakawhat
4.26/5 rDev +5.4%
Beer was poured from a mini keg into a weizen glass.
Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a hazy pale orange with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Banana bread, clove, spices, vanilla, wheat, and grassy hops.
Taste: Wheaty, sweet, banana, clove, spice, some bitterness, grassy hops, and wheat tart.
Mouthfeel: Chewy, refreshing, delicious, light to medium bodied, wheat tartness, and medium carbonation.
Overall: I like this a lot. Second glass and this mini keg still has more. Awesome.
04-06-2014 21:29:09 | More by Flounder57
3.94/5 rDev -2.5%
Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, caramel, spice, and banana aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, spice, and banana flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a really solid combination of banana and spice aspects all around.
03-16-2014 05:48:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
Appearance: Burnt darker orange color. Finger worth of head on the pour which was present while drinking. Some random scattered lacing while drinking. Below average active carbonation while drinking.
Smell: Spices which mesh well with accents of cloves hit the nose first. The peppery spices continue to dominate throughout. A rich wheat body plays very well off the spices, bringing each out more.
Taste: Light bubbly fruit and earthy spices jump on the palate first. A pleasant, airy wheat body gives this brew a easy drinking, refreshing feeling. The back end falls off a little but plenty of spice and cloves round out the back end enough to satisfy.
Mouthfeel: Very clean crisp mouthfeel. A light dryness is balanced but the sweeter malt tones which continue to buzz on the palate.
Overall: An excellent Hefe with all the characteristics one would look for with added layers of complexity. Everything plays together so well in this brew. Refreshing and easy drinking.
02-19-2014 06:27:54 | More by KFBR392
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
Appearance: Pours a beautiful golden color with a thick, rich head of foam, settling to about 1 cm. Picture perfect Hefeweizen; it looks quite delicious.
Smell: Very slight smell. It is slightly citrusy, but I don't really smell much else. When it warms a but, a slight acrid wheat smell emerges.
Taste: Clean, refreshing taste. It is a bit more neutral than I would like, but it is extremely refreshing and leaves little aftertaste.
Mouth-feel: Perfectly carbonated and pleasant. Spritzy and true to style.
Overall: I like this beer. I wish it had a bit more flavor, but, in an odd way, I'm willing to overlook that because it is so good in the other categories. Come summertime (and the sweltering temperatures), I will definately stock a few of these in the fridge.
02-04-2014 00:02:19 | More by Henrich
4.08/5 rDev +1%
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.
01-28-2014 01:53:03 | More by LiquidAmber
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.