Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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4.58/5 rDev +13.4%
I guess I overlooked this Hefe which looks like a big mistake. I've seen this on shelves in one store that I visit quite often, but I always said, "Maybe later." I waited too long. This pours out cloudy dull orange with some carbonation that stays with you the entire time. Some cloves and bananas are in there to represent the style, but there's also some melon like aromas, along with some malts in the backround. A little unusal, but good nonetheless. Taste was very fruit-citrus like to my surprising. Cloves blend in finally in the middle and lasts until the end. Aftertaste had more of that citrus taste, but it did finish bone dry, almost similar to Orval Trappist Ale. Carbonation was very good, made it smooth and creamy, and just wanted to sip more every time. Don't overlook this Hefe when you see it.
07-25-2004 17:39:52 | More by necoadam
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
16.9oz dark brown bottle. No freshness date.
It pours a hazy honey amber color with a snow-white head.
It smells much like a field of wild flowers with a hint of citrus peel and cloves. An odd split oak woody aroma is noticed.
The body has a cereal grain taste to it. A taste of honey and caramel begin to strengthen as it warms.
The hops have a slightly sour citrusy taste and a mild flavor of green apples and cloves. A hint of bananas peeks through.
A light peppery spiciness is noticed throughout the glass.
Much better on tap!
07-24-2004 03:15:50 | More by BeerResearcher
4.5/5 rDev +11.4%
The Kulmbacher Kapuziner (say that three times fast) offers a beautiful appearance in the glass with a hazy (but not cloudy) golden-orange body that displays very fine, effervescent bubbles rising steadily beneath a huge head of bright-white froth. The head holds exceptionally well and leaves nice, wide rings of lace and bolds splashes about the glass. The nose is somewhat restrained for the style but offers some banana (and crisp apple) but little clove; and mainy expresses a sweetish, wheat-based maltiness. The body is medium and dextrinous with a very fine carbonation that leaves it creamy and smooth. The flavor displays a rich but not overly sweet, wheat malt that's touched by banana and light, juicy summer fruits (apple, and perhaps some melon) backed by a sublime bitterness and delicate spiciness. Some hop flavors even peek through at the swallow! It's very well-balanced and smooth - and not as richly sweet and effervescent as some - but possibly more drinkable. Well done! And certainly worth seeking out for fans of the style! Unique!
07-20-2004 01:18:32 | More by NeroFiddled
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
Pours a cloudy yellow, huge thick foamy white head, leaves a clingy lace in the glass, aroma of wheat, bananas and spices. Flavors of wheat, banana-clove yeasty flavor. Nice medium body very clean and crisp, carbonated mouthfeel, finishes with some sweetness, very refreshing and one of my favorites.
07-19-2004 23:33:32 | More by maxpower
4.72/5 rDev +16.8%
.5L bottle served chilled in a tall Weisse/Pilsner glass.
Appearance: Cloudy orangish yellow topped by an impressive fluffy white head. A thick film of bubbles was supported by the constant stream of bubbles as I greedily drank this beer. Wisps of lace were left on the glass.
Smell: Wonderfully fragrant smells of bananas, lemons, cloves, oranges, flowers, and hints of bubblegum. Complex and subtle due to it not overwhelming the nose.
Taste: Subdued and subtle flavors of sweet wheat malt, mild lemons, melons, and oranges. Bubblegum and cloves on the finish. Could have used just a titch more fruitiness (especially banana).
Mouthfeel: Very light, crisp and refreshing. Seemed just a tad watery, but only just.
Drinkability: Damn near perfect hefe in my experience. If I see a minikeg of this stuff, it is so mine! A very subtle beer that is a testament to the German craft.
06-23-2004 03:58:06 | More by ManekiNeko
3.78/5 rDev -6.4%
Cloudy gold with a nice white head that left great lacing in the glass. Spicy, peppery-hopped banana and fruit flavors with good body and a grapefruit-sour finish, the hoppiness cuts the sweetness down. Refreshing, not a particular standout in my pantheon of Hefe beers though as I like them on the sweet side. Still a great choice for a hot, sweaty NY summer afternoon, glad the bartender did not sour this with a lemon.
06-21-2004 00:21:47 | More by PopeJonPaul
4.43/5 rDev +9.7%
On Tap @ Redbones in a pint glass.
Extremely cloudy almost khaki colored with a long lasting froth, aroma and flavor of banana bread, cloves, doughy yeast and mild medicinal phenols are very expressive. The spiciness of the cloves pushes hard against any sweetness that is present, finishes semi-dry. This is a very impressive hefe and should be sought out if you are a wheat beer fan.
04-17-2004 15:24:25 | More by Jason
4.35/5 rDev +7.7%
I was finishing a beer-run at the Brea BevMo when I spotted a 5L mini-keg of this hefeweizen for $9.99 and put it in my cart. I cracked it open as a nice refreshing brew to quaff while working on getting my spa ready for the next few months.
This hefewizen had a wonderful peachy-orange color topped by a massive, creamy white head that hung around like an uninvited guest, leaving chunks of itself all over the walls of my Paulaner weissbier glass.
The nose was a pleasing blend of yeasty, bread-like malts, some very modest banana and clove notes and a hint of vanilla and other, more peppery spices. The taste was not as light and sweet as some other German-styled hefeweizens but there was no doubt as to this brew's pedigree. The wheat flavor really cut through all othe tastes. Noticeably subdued was the usually signature banana flavor. It was there, just nowhere as potent as in other weissbiers. Instead, a more apple-like flavor was present, along with a reined-in clove flavor. As for spices, there were some ginger and touch of pepper and a surprisingly noticeable citrus-based hops bite in the finish. The feel was medium-bodied, somewhat slick, and coated the tongue more than what I've seen in other hefeweizens.
Overall, this was a superior Bavarian hefeweizen, very easily quaffable. Rather unique in some of the flavors presented, this is a hefeweizen that I'll be heading back to get more of real soon.
04-05-2004 05:04:04 | More by Boilermaker88
4.53/5 rDev +12.1%
Comes in a tall brown half liter bottle with a blue and gold label featuring a monk holding a Weissbierglas. Purity law applies. Best before 5/14/04, I opened it on 3/28/04.
Magnificent pour - cloudy slight orangish gold under a thick and luxurious two finger head that lingers long and leaves excellent lace. I'm almost sorry to drink it, it looks so good. The nose is mild, but there's plenty of the tell tale spice and yeast to whet the appetite. The mouth is well but not overly carbonated, and fairly thick with the yeast. The taste is sublime - smooth spicey wheat and yeast blend together to provide a wonderful, slightly sweet flavor that is utterly drinkable. There's no hoppy bitterness here, but that can be forgiven, as the smooth spices caresse first the tongue, then the palate, then the throat. The aftertaste is sweet, with a background of yeast. Excellent.
03-28-2004 18:08:00 | More by Globetrotter
4.45/5 rDev +10.1%
Clouded golden topped with a pile of white pillow.
Full blown aromatics of bananas, pineapple, lemon, and ginger.
Begins fully fruity, though never oversweet. Grainy banana bread. Citrus pulp. Dusty tropical fruits, leaning towards either mango or pineapple. Breadier by the midsection, as this gains stature. Ends with a burst of pepper and clove, then a bit of rustic, earthen yeastiness.
Light bodied, but not disposable. This is tremendously quaffable.
A real stand-out amongst weizens. Unique enough to contemplate perfection in the style.
03-19-2004 06:38:19 | More by cokes
3.68/5 rDev -8.9%
Pours a hazy orange color with a nice big blooming head that settles very nicely,aroma is a little smokey and clovey but a little subdued.Taste has some nice weizen traits some cloviness and some light smokiness but misses a little something maybe some banana notes?Bottle says this brew has a delightful tropical fruitiness,I dont quite taste that but pretty decent beer none the less.
03-10-2004 00:08:30 | More by oberon
4.2/5 rDev +4%
Pours a golden, light honey color. Prodcues enormous head that recedes away quickly leaving chunks of lace on the glass.
Aroma is clove, bubblegum and peach.
Flavor is light malt, wheat and somewhat fruity finished off with a hint of bittermess.
Mouthfeel is is good, starts somewht syrupy and then finishes dry, crisp and spicy.
Drinkability is really good, nothing beats a Wezen on a hot day.
02-15-2004 03:41:47 | More by CRJMellor
4.83/5 rDev +19.6%
Appearance: Cloudy golden sunshine tone with a large fluffy effervescent white head leaves scattered specks of lacing around my wheat beer glass. Aroma: Rich banana clove tones strong citrus scent ties it altogether with the yeast inspired tones with a finishing touch of Hallertau hops. Taste: Syrupy sweet banana finish wheat is sharply sweet the clove and citrus/tropical fruit tone is incredible one of the most impressive wheat beers I've tasted by far. Mouthfeel: Bubbly texture medium body to it fluffy and chewy nice sensations across the palate. Drinkability: Excellent, had Weihenstephaner on draft last night and I must say I like this one at least twice as much from the bottle good stuff.
02-11-2004 00:12:09 | More by WVbeergeek
4.4/5 rDev +8.9%
Served in the 5L keg can, into a tall hefe glass. The color is a hazy dark golden, with a good retained creamy white head. The smell is a very lemony wheat. The taste is a very nice clove and lemon upon drinking, with a banana-ish taste as it warms in the mouth, and a sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit flat. As for drinkability, I'd have quite a few.
A very nice hefeweizen from a fantastic brewery, with a very strong taste. Excellent, and something I'll have again!!
02-01-2004 04:10:21 | More by beergeek279
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
Hazy rolling gold color, rising thick head and excellent lacing qualities on the glass. Nice esters to the smell, circus peanut candy (similar to bubble gum), spun cotton candy, and vanilla qualities. Nice body and full carbonation. Flavors of clove, sweet fruit, and a yeasty muskiness similar to an oakiness. Lots of "back flavors" of spice, particulary ginger. Finish is full and satisfying, exhibits a pleasant sweet orange sense. Nice complexity to the wheat characters, not overly citrusy -- a very good example of a style I often pass up when given many choices.
12-26-2003 19:47:07 | More by ADR
4.2/5 rDev +4%
Sampled on tap in Bamberg, Germany.
This hefeweizen poured a cloudy, golden tan color with white foam that left lace on the glass. The smell was very nice: fruity banana, yeast, and some wheat. The taste was first banana and clove up front, and then yeast and wheat followed. The finish was nicely tart. The mouthfeel was smooth and yeasty with medium body and medium-low carbonation feel. This was a very tasty hefeweizen.
12-10-2003 00:42:42 | More by UncleJimbo
4.35/5 rDev +7.7%
Pours hazy golden yellow with a head that you can barely contain and that lasts on and on. The aroma is banana and clove and when first poured has a huge bubblegum release. The flavor is subtle which is surprizing after such a huge aroma. It is clove spice and smooth wheat mouthfeel. The banana is just barely there and in the back. The finish is crisp and dries out with a long subtle clove finish.
11-22-2003 21:47:40 | More by GCBrewingCo
4.63/5 rDev +14.6%
My God, what a wonderful head. Be careful pouring this one because the crown is a monster. I am not ashamed to admit that I often misjudge the pour and have to set the can, 80% empty, off to the side and wait for the head to calm itself. Not as cloudy as Franziskaner, my other favourite Hefe, but the body is a beautifully picturesque murky shade of honey. Lace all over the place. Of course, the head goes for broke and can't maintain its intensity for the duration. Don't forget to hold your glass up and check out the yeast scattered at the base.
The sweet smell, unsurprisingly, is reminiscent of banana-flavoured bubblegum, cloves and an earthy fungus-lined fruit-cellar. Very nice.
One of the best things about this Hefe is its complexity. It is like a great book or a great piece of jazz in the sense that each successive revisit reveals new layers of meaning.
In my opinion, the aroma, appearance and the shear drinkability of Kapuziner Gold HefeWeizen are what set it apart from most beers. I could drink this all day. Who needs milk and water for sustenance when you can survive on this stuff? Pace yourself. Show some will-power...
11-13-2003 14:15:14 | More by mwrseeley
4.6/5 rDev +13.9%
This is one damn fine hefe-weisen. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange-yellow. Fruit, yeast and malt in the nose. The taste is primo. Good citrus taste. A hint of malt. Fairly dry. Leaves a nice clean aftertaste. I didn't notice a lot of spice in this one but the flavor profile is really appealling. Top 2 or 3 hefe in my book
10-04-2003 22:14:15 | More by daledeee
4.22/5 rDev +4.5%
Hazy seductive orange complexion, humongous creamy head. This beauty has a rich aroma with a strong presence of vanilla. Tastes of yeast, cloves, and tropical fruits. Mangos, Lychee maybe? Not as much banana as other Hefeweizens. Highly carbonated. Very refreshing and a fantastic brew.
09-09-2003 14:29:11 | More by chaduvel
4.45/5 rDev +10.1%
Damn good wheat! And I really don't think I would need it to be too much better. Everything is in its place here. The color is of artisanal honey-much like that found in the south of France- deeper than most hefe's with a hazy, slightly murky golden brown color. The beer is highly refreshing with that scrubbing, cleansing carbonation that I love in the style sending out streaks of subtle banana and spice then harmoniously blending the two flavors on the finish, which I wish was a tad bit longer. But this is still a hard to beat Hefe that if you find it...you should buy it! I bought my sample for a modest 1.99
07-31-2003 01:33:33 | More by moulefrite
4.6/5 rDev +13.9%
Excellent wheat beer!! Cloudy yellow with lots of carbonation and foam throughout the glass. Clovey, citrus, and tart yet very refreshing.. The senses are dazzled by the appearance and the flavor of this very drinkable hefeweizen, worth seeking out and enjoying.
07-09-2003 17:16:21 | More by bierman2000
4.4/5 rDev +8.9%
O beautiful day that I should partake in such liquid silk...
This intoxicatingly good hefeweiss is a hazy, lazy-day gold with a generous, fluffy cloud sitting on top of it. The scent has a nose of spice and overall, the presentation is fit for royalty.
There is the presence of the clove and banana character that is popular to most well-crafted wheats, but this has so much more going on. There are lovely notes of strawberry, melon, juicy citrus, vanilla, black pepper and a nice touch of sweet malt. The carbonation is right on the money, and compliments the complexity of this ale brilliantly. It is rich and luscious in mouthfeel, and undeniably smooth on the palate. The finish is pure and refreshing. A slight, mellow tingle lingers on in the mouth.
I think this would go great with some pork ribs that have been rubbed down with some Jerk seasoning. Perhaps with a side of beans that have been cooked in coconut milk.
O, who cares at this point. This is a treat in and of itself.
07-09-2003 16:49:42 | More by Zraly
4.13/5 rDev +2.2%
This beer poured a cloudy light gold color and formed a nice huge foamy head that coated the glass with lace as it slowly subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. The aroma is of hops, clove and banana. The flavor was of hops and grain with a touch of citrus and clove. It had a medium body and a nice sprite finish to it.
05-08-2003 18:30:06 | More by Wildman
4.47/5 rDev +10.6%
Pours a slightly cloudy, golden amber with a very pillowy head that last much longer than most hefes I've seen. Scents of hops, lemon, and hay waft from this brew. The beer tastes of buterscotch, wheat, hops, and hints of amaretto. A little different than other hefes I've had, maybe because its a golden or bavarian style hefe I don't know. What I do know is I really liked this beer and thought it was great and will be getting many, many more.
04-25-2003 06:20:28 | More by Loki
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.