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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Kapuziner WeissbierKapuziner Weissbier

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422 Ratings

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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

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002)
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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...

bennetj17, Oct 14, 2006
Photo of biegaman
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.

biegaman, Sep 11, 2006
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.

alexgash, Aug 29, 2006
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.

acrawf6, Aug 25, 2006
Photo of SilentSabre
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.

SilentSabre, Aug 24, 2006
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.

Lagaffe74, Aug 18, 2006
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.

Drew966, Jul 27, 2006
Photo of Suds
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark yellow color. The head is tall and rocky, leaving generous lace. The aroma on this brew is intense, and filled with esters and phenols: banana, clove, bubblegum. Also, there’s considerable yeast and citric flavors, wheat, and a bit of malt. The aroma is very nice. Taste is a little sweet, and more malty than I expected. Lots of banana and lemon come out in the taste as well. It’s fruity with a little clove underneath. Heavier than most hefe’s, but it’s pretty highly carbonated, which give a sprizy feel. This one is very well done, and one of the most enjoyable wheat beers that I’ve had in a while.

Suds, Jul 17, 2006
Photo of Winter
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, light amber in color with a creamy white head that never goes away. Nose consists of cloves, banana, tropical fruit (yes, as the label does indeed state), cream and a little bit of vanilla. Full-bodied mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Mild clove flavor and ripe banana upfront. Satisfying wheat malt flavor in the middle. Spicy, peppery yeast taste in the finish. An enjoyable and quality German hefe-weizen.

Winter, Jul 15, 2006
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 dfried
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely perfect head, large and creamy at first, melts away around the occasional bubble that got larger than the rest. Rich cloudy orange-straw color. The boquet on this beer is phenominal, is almost stings the nose with tangy cloves, and there are fruity esters everywhere, with a solid yeasty/bready backbone. The taste is initially strong in wheaty bready malt, but a very strong banana flavor comes through shortly, and some zesty lemon and apricot. It might not be quite as spicy as the aroma led on, but there is a strong clove flavor that really adds a quite tangy mouthfeel. This is a great hefe.

dfried, Jun 30, 2006
Photo of taez555
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy bright yellowish body with a thick white head.

Nose has a sweet yeasty smell. Thick wheat, malt, phenols, yeast, bananas, a touch of spice, a little bit of apple peer and even lime peel.

Light to medium bodied with a very smooth with an immediate, almost macro like, wheat flavor to it. Yeast, wheat and believe it or not, that classic German pilsner type earthy malt and yeast quality. Lemon juice, touches of grapefruit juice, banana peel, apples and hints of some numbing spice. A very mild bitterness that is all almost non existent.

Interesting wheat beer. The malt or yeast quality has this classic German Pilsner type taste that makes it almost even more drinkable for a refreshing summer brew.

taez555, Jun 30, 2006
Photo of Matthew
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a darker yellow than alot of the other wheat beers I've drank. Nice frothy head, settles to a small covering.
Nice sweet bready smell laced with notes of fruity banana, some spiciness, and just all around smells like a banana candy (remember runts!).
Nice fruity banana flavor up front with a nice big malty bready character, slight notes of clove are fonud, basic hefewiezen tastes but this one is not quite as sweet as others I have tried. A little less sweet, finsishes with less of a pronounced blend of yeasty and malty flavors, but not in a bad way.
Carbonation is also more pronounced than others.
A pretty good wheat beer all around.

Matthew, Jun 29, 2006
Photo of Absumaster
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the better looking beers I have tasted lately, murky orange with a stable 2 inch head that seems to last forever.

Smell of wheat and slight acidic with nice clovy and lemongrass notes. In the end I get some minor band aid smells. The smell is less distinct than other weissbiers, there is just not that much too smell.

Taste was a bit disappointing, what first struck me was the thin body, a bit too thin for me. There were the obvious wheat, spiciness and cloves there, which gave the beer it's complexity, but it was just not enough. I mean the taste was present, but seemed sort of watered down.
Drinkability was good, the body was thin.

Although the taste was a bit disappointing, I cannot give this beer a bad review, it is a good beer, but lacks an outspoken taste.

Absumaster, Jun 23, 2006
Photo of Ego
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

$2.99 for a brown euro bomber @ DeCicco Market in Ardsley, NY (the new store - awesome place!)

2 full fingers of cakey white fluff, it settles down at a decent clip but impressive retention remains, it is the type of head that looks like you could dip your hand in and chuck it at someone, hazy straw yellow with lots of microcarbonation. a good looking hefe.

spicy and fruity, a little more so than a lot of hefes, the wheat is in there to be sure but the fruitness is stronger here, strong bannana aroma, this demonstrates all the phases of the style well here. everything is solid but not outstanding.

taste etc...
the carbonation here is so dead on. if westephaner had this carbonation profile in a bottle it might be the perfect beer. this one is too assertive with the bannana overtones for me personally. there is a little prickly-ness to the carbonation but it is almost creamy in the mouth which alot of hefes are missing. the body is medium so it drinks heavier than most hefes also. there is too much bannana here... it isnt bad tasting at all perse but to me too much bannana = bad bannana.

due to the over sweetness of the bannana flavor the drinkability is off on this for me, it isn't bad perse but I can see this rubbing people the wrong way. I could not go for more than one of these. but if you are looking to put a bannana in your mouth..um.. well.. bannana flavor shot into your mouth, give this one a swallow.

Ego, Jun 23, 2006
Photo of SetarconeX
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A cloudy golden color with the sort of froth on the top that you could use a boat in. Sticks around for quite a long time to boot. A heavy citrus scent with perhaps a dash of cloves and some allspice.

Tastes not unlike it smells, citrus with a distinct amount of malt What really makes this one special is an almost creamy texture to it, that makes it one of the absolute most drinkable beers I've had in recent memory, even for a Weiss, which is usually a pretty drinkable style.

Definately one to try.

SetarconeX, Jun 23, 2006
Photo of Frozensoul327
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid German Hefe Weizen. Pours out to a medium yellow gold color with a big head of dense white foam. Uniform rings of lace are present, as the head holds solid to the bottom of the glass. Nice. Aromas of bananas, yeasty bread and malts. Taste is light and enjoyable; buttery malts, banana estery bread, light hops, a touch of spice toward the finish. Nice. Mouthfeel is lighter and very fresh, with some bubbles igniting the tastebuds. Drinkability is pretty good. A nice lighter hefe for the summer months.

Frozensoul327, Jun 21, 2006
Photo of ProfessorHops
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- dark gold, white head. Laces well and has a hazy overcast.

Smell- Bitter and very sweet hops.

Taste- good and very round. Light and fruity like advertised. A good trademark German flavor.

Mouthfeel- kinda' too thick to be named the worlds most refreshing beer. But texture is solid and not harmful.

Drinkability- guzzles ok. This beer is to thick to be a true quencher. So it doesn't; go down as fast as I'd like it to. The flavor has no part in this handy cap it's all in the texture.

I liked this beer. All though I had some problems with the texture all and all it was an ext ordinary brew. It is light in flavor and refreshing. I just find that the pallet and texture cause an argument with in the brew. The pallet offers a exciting party drink that could be served be the pincher. But the texture is too thick for this purpose. But the beer is very good, and will definitely try it again when in the mood for a good German hefe.

Gulp Gulp,

ProfessorHops, Jun 02, 2006
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 Bierguy5
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 5 L mimi-keg. Pours a light golden color, with some orange tones. Very thick frothy white head. One problem with the can is that there is quite a bit of foaming, and waiting time as a result. Soft aroma of banana and clove. Slightly tart, with hints of banana. Flavor seems subdued. Good carbonation, but slightly watery. While the 5L was fun for a cookout, I was not overly impressed.

Bierguy5, May 29, 2006
Photo of AaronHomoya
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with decent head and nice lacing. Aroma is spicy with a bit of sweetness. Flavor is good with some malt sweetness, yeastiness and plenty of banana flavor. Maybe a bit too much. Mouthfeel is nice. A drinkable beer that I enjoyed more than most of the style I have had.

AaronHomoya, May 11, 2006
Photo of Gritsak
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- a cloudy pale yellow with a huge fluffy white head. Retention is excelent and it laces till the last sip.

S- typical german hefe smell..lots of yeast, banana, some clove and lemon spice. It did seem a little less potent then some of the other big name hefe's, but still pleasant.

T- dominated by the yeasty banana flavor, but there is also a light hop tingle at the finish that adds to the crisp feel.

M- very smooth and creamy. as one can expect, light carbonation and a medium body.

D- extremely easy to drink. I could stick with this all night long.

overall- picked up a "mini keg" of this and split it with a friend. after the initial all head pour, it came out smooth and went down even easier. Very light on the palate and overall refreshing and smooth. At a little over $10 for almost 14 beers, that tough to beat. Especially when its such a good beer.

Gritsak, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of tgbljb
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy amber color with massive white puffy head, that very slowly feel to a thick ring and thin coating. Moderare attractive lacing. Smell is summer fruity, citrusy, spice, yeasty. Taste follows through on the smell with much light fruitiness, some citrus and a firm spiciness. String banana hints are also to be found. Finish is extremely refreshing. A very well done example of this style of beer.

tgbljb, Apr 28, 2006
Photo of Crosling
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow color with a large froth. Vibrant clove, vanilla and banana aromas, with light hints of caramel, tart winter wheat, toffee and sweet tarts. Big body for a weiss, with a noticeable alcohol flavor. Rich and juicy flavor, doughy and loaded with malt and yeast flavors. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, clove and banana. It’s very soft and balanced and isn’t tart in the flavor at all, which I like. Very nice, probably my favorite hefeweizen thusfar.

Crosling, Apr 26, 2006
Photo of jdhilt
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

jdhilt, Apr 20, 2006
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.