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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

440 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 34
Gots: 22 | 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 MasterSki
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, poured into a weisse glass. No discernable expiry date - just a batch # (1814343...whatever that means!)

A - Golden apricot color, starts cloudy and clears up from the bottom. Thick white head that dissipates relatively quickly. A fair bit of carbonation is apparent.

S - Wheat, yeast, spice. Everyone else says bananas, but I don't smell 'em. Nothing special here.

T - Ah - there are the bananas, amongst the wheat and cloves. Not quite as much yeast in the taste. I think this tastes a fair bit better than it smells. Pleasant aftertaste too.

M - Great consistency. Smooth, a little bit creamy, and not as carbonated as it looks - just a little bit of a tingle near the end.

D - 500ml bottles are the perfect serving size for something this light, and I could imagine having quite a few on a hot summer's day.

Solid wheat beer, but not in the same class as Weihenstephaner.

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

The Kapuziner poured a semi cloudy orange with a real strong 3 finger foam head. There was some snow flake lacing and decent head retention.

The aroma was awesome. It was crisp clean and full of lemon and orange zest. The taste was solid as well with a good wheat malt backbone and a wet acid finish. It left a good zest on the tongue and mouth and overall one of the better Hefeweizen's that I have had.

Photo of clayrock81
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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 kshankar
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Cloudy amber with white foamy head. Good retention, leaves nice layer on top after it recedes. Typical look of a hefeweizen, so good so far.

Aroma: Cloves and banana...also some spice notes apparent on this one.

Taste: This is great. Mostly the cloves come about here, with the spice notes taking a much more pronounced note than I'm used to in a hefe. The shift to focusing on spice notes on this one was a good idea.

Mouthfeel: Crispness and carbonation isn't as prominent as it is on a hefeweizen, but is made up by superb creaminess. Goes down exceptionally.

Drinkability: Highly drinkable, its creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish with the spice notes make for a great beer to have.

I'm partial towards Weihenstepaner, but this ones very close now...one of the best hefeweizens I've ever had.

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

Beer bottle/can (50cl.), tasted in 2000.

Appearance : unclear amber color, with a nice creamy head.
Smell : wheat and spicy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet flavour, slightly spicy (cloves), fruity finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Hefeweizen

Photo of Lexluthor33
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellowish orange color with a one and a half inch head and very good lacing.
The aroma consisted of malts,bananas,citrus and clove notes with some yeast on my nose as I began to sip.
The taste was a bit of a downer. Decent malts,mild lemon/citrus flavor with some clove hints pursuing.
Here is the thing that did not sit well, it was the mild metallic tones.
The overall feel was medium body,high carbonation and a crisp,clean finish. Some mild tartness,but overall an o.k. balance.

Notes: I am not saying I would not purchase this again,but I will say that there are many better selections available.
Perhaps this could be paired with a specific meal or on a hot day I see no harm.One can say that it was a decent brew,just do not expect the world from it.

Photo of Vancer
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky amber orange pour into my Corsendonk tulip, thick and creamy white head.

Loaded up with a malty and boozy aroma, with banana and clove lurking in the background. I guess the Bavarian style adds an earthy touch to the quaff, which finishes a fruity crisp and clean.

Freakin' Germans really know how to crank out the hefes. Bravo.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle served in a weisse glass.

L - hazy yellow color with a fluffy white head that fell to a layer, carbonation bubbles were constant through the entire drinking session.

S - yeasty aroma.

T - wow! wonderful flavors, sharp tanginess, tropical fruits and malty sweetness.

F - medium bodied with a crisp, refreshing feel.

D - a most drinkable hefe. all around, a good brew.

Photo of BeerManDan
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color was a hazy yellow with a fair amount of white foam. The smell of wheat and yeast was very evident. The flavor was smooth and mild, with no bitter or sour aftertaste on the palate. Nice balance of flavor and mildness. Just a real pleasant Hefe-Weizen that you could either drink of a hot day or just sit around and sip.

Photo of RoyalT
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of Haybeerman
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
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 Halcyondays
2.9/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

16.9 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy light orange, with a rather small head for a hefe, good retention, really no lacing.

S: Definitely on the clovey side, spicy, dried bananas.

T: Clove bitterness hits first, a drier taste than I'm used to in this style. Wheat malt makes up the remainder of the flavour, light acidity.

M: Have a bit of the problem here, the carbonation is prickly and just too much, makes the beer difficult to drink on the whole, watery as well.

D: An OK beer, brand new at BevMo, so I thought I'd pick one up per the reviews on this site. Overall taste is too bitter for me in this style, a hefe I could drink, but there are plenty I'd rather have.

Photo of blackie
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pours an attractive, opaque-hazy golden color, average head and retention for a hefe

s: clean wheat aromas with a touch of doughy yeast and light lemon, just a slight metallic note when very cold, less banana and clove than I expect/desire from the style but it is there, nice aroma but the metallic bit is distracting

m: medium-high carbonation and a light-medium body

t: clean, moderately spicy wheat backbone and notes of light citrus, moderate chalky yeast, missing the estery and phenolic notes for the most part, papery hop flavors with a mild bitterness...this is a "cleaner" hefe than I prefer but it's still pretty good

d: drinkability is high as a result of the lighter, lively body and crisp, clean flavor

bottle from Grapes & Hops

Photo of mpyle
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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...

Photo of morebeergood
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of BretSikkink
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of Slynger
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of Matty1918
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
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 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!

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

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!

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.

Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.