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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

397 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 27
Gots: 13 | 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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cokes

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2004 06:38:19 | More by cokes
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oberon

North Carolina

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2004 00:08:30 | More by oberon
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2004 03:41:47 | More by CRJMellor
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2004 00:12:09 | More by WVbeergeek
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2004 04:10:21 | More by beergeek279
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2003 19:47:07 | More by ADR
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2003 00:42:42 | More by UncleJimbo
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2003 21:47:40 | More by GCBrewingCo
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mwrseeley

Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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...

Serving type: can

11-13-2003 14:15:14 | More by mwrseeley
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daledeee

Iowa

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2003 22:14:15 | More by daledeee
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chaduvel

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2003 14:29:11 | More by chaduvel
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2003 01:33:33 | More by moulefrite
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bierman2000

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2003 17:16:21 | More by bierman2000
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Zraly

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2003 16:49:42 | More by Zraly
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Wildman

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2003 18:30:06 | More by Wildman
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Loki

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2003 06:20:28 | More by Loki
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inebrius

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mountainous, pillowy head is typical hefe, but retention and lacing are far superior to most. All this action over a cozy clouded canary hue. Fruit salad nose of banana, apple, and strawberry on a fat piece of lemon pound cake. Delicate hints of clove, ginger and star anise. Superbly balanced through a draught as clean malt turns into a mild tartness riding the back of a zippy wheat past a small field of hops. Tartness lingers all fruity. Refreshing, yet full and rounded, lemon custard and meringue. Choice Weizen!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2003 20:47:28 | More by inebrius
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Gusler

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2003 15:08:48 | More by Gusler
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

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

I received this beer as part of a "mass-purchase" with some of my friends and fellow BA's. An EXCELLENT choice!

Pours a tantalizing orangish-gold color with the standard Hefeweizen cloudiness. A giant feathery lace that persisted and coated the glass. The aroma was spectacular with all sorts of fruity aromas in competition with one another. The flavor is wonderful, with the fruity dominance with just a trace of spice in the background to tease you. It massages your taste buds and is smooth as silk to drink.

Far and away my favorite Hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2003 16:37:44 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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RBorsato

Virginia

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]

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2002 11:24:45 | More by RBorsato
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Murph

Arizona

4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful cloudy orangey/golden color with a huge pillowy, creamy, white head that last forever and laces the glass rather nicely. Huge spicy aroma of cloves and some slightly more subtle pepper. There is a bit of fruitiness in the background but it is almost completely masked by the spiciness. The taste starts off very fruity with some great banana and some slightly orangish qualities to it before it fades into a nice spiciness in the middle of the brew before fading back to it's fruitiness and getting some big time banana flavors and then finishing nicely balanced flourish of fruitiness and spiciness. The mouthfeel on this one is a bit on the thin side but that is about the only thing wrong with this beer as it is still super creamy and refreshing and extremely drinkable. This may have just performed a coup on the throne of my favorite hefe. An absolutely excellent bier.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2002 12:09:00 | More by Murph
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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a cloudy peach / golden color with yeasties floating around. Fluffy and frothy but creamy white head. On the nose there are aromas of citrus, bananas and cloves. On the palate it is slightly tart at first sip, then rounds out, cloves, apple, spicy, and banana flavors. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. I think this may be one of the best Hefe’s I ever had. Overall this was a very flavorful, refreshing, and thirst quenching brew…prosit!

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2002 10:19:37 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.