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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

442 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
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 JISurfer
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one for my first trip to Bill's Liquor store in Scummerville, Sc. It's head was very thick and frothy, as well as it lasted a very long time. It had awesome retention. The color was a very cloudy straw color. The smell very fruity, with a strong tendency towards the citrus family. It also had elements of slight caramel smell, with a strong, malty backbone. The taste was very similar to the smell, but had a more "wheaty" sense to it, as well as a very small hop twinge in the finish. It was a little bubbly in the mouth, but at the same time, coated the mouth quite well with the beer's creamy texture. Overall a really hard beer to beat. It's not the best beer I've ever had, but it's up on my list pretty high.

Photo of neonbrown82
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks to be a good hefe. Pours to a cloudy golden color with a huge lofty head that sticks around for as long as there is beer in the glass. Has a nice carbonation rising up from the bottom of the glass that disappears into the unfiltered haze to keep the enormous head aloft.

The smell leaves me second guessing this hefe. Smells like some asshole bartender dropped an entire lemon in my beer, though this is a bottle serving, and I'm a firm believer of the "NFL!" philosophy. There is a soft yeasty and malt aroma buried under the lemon/lime aromas, but the nose is still quite overwhelmingly citric.

The taste downplays the lemon and lime flavor, thankfully. The flavor is very wheat malty with a nice unfiltered yeasty flavor. The lemon and lime flavors play around in the background while the liquid remains in the mouth, but dies out soon after the swallow, leaving only a bit of a citric sting on the tongue. Only a very feint trace of banana flavor shows up in the finish, but only to the discriminite tongue.

Has a bit of a bite from the citric and wheat, possibly even the alcohol, even though it is fairly low. Nice and full bodied. One of the better lemon/lime hefes I've had, but I much prefer the banana/clove style better. Still quite drinkable, but I would much rather drink one of the other .5L hefe's I have available.

Photo of BrewMaster
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 5L mini keg picked up at BevMo in Chino Hills, CA for $12.99.

Appearance: Cloudy orange to straw color with a big, long lasting white fluffy head. This is a nice looking beer in the weizen glass. Lots of lively carbonation.

Smell: Cloves, banana, light soapiness, and a sweet bready nose.

Taste: Chewy banana flavor with more spice and cloves, just like the nose. Sweet malty wheat backbone with some candy sugar character. There's no hop flavor to speak of and no alcohol flavor. More fruit at the end with pineapple and a flowery quality to it. Very tasty and clean with a refreshing watery ending.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth and refreshing.

Drinkability: All around a lovely beer that I was glad to stumble upon.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Lightly misty polished gold suffused with the merest hint of orange. Slow, stately streams of carbonation rise through the beer to feed the tremendously attractive head. The cap is pearl colored and is as firmly creamy as any I've seen on a beer of this style. A thick collar of lace is the only glass garnish at present, although it looks as if more will appear as the beer falls with drinking.

The nose is fantastic. It contains all the requisite elements of the style and presents them in a beautiful symphony of smell. Malted wheat is mixed with sweet banana and muted clove. If the aroma is any indication, this beer will be a humdinger on the palate.

Kapuziner Weissbier is one of the most complex hefes that I've ever had. The lightly toasted, tangy wheat backbone is substantial and is the main reason why the beer is as good as it is. This is exactly how I prefer them: sweet and wheaty with plenty of yeasty fruit and spice. Sugared banana and zesty clove provide the flavor fireworks in each mouthful. The hefe weizen banan-o-meter score is a respectable 3.5/5.0.

An additional member of the flavor profile (that, surprisingly, contributes something of value) is peppery alcohol. Appreciable alcohol in a beer of this style is usually ruinous, but it works wonderfully well and gives the beer a power and seriousness that most versions lack.

The mouthfeel is impressively creamy and supremely smooth. Although far from al dente, it's about as chewy as this style gets. The energetic carbonation stops well short of annoying and gives additional pizzaz to a beer whose flavor profile is bursting with it. Drinkability is off the charts.

Kapuziner Weissbier can stand alongside the best hefes in Deutschland (and, therefore, in the world at large). In fact, I'd have to drink it side by side with Ayinger Brau Weisse to arrive at a favorite. I'm not about to do that, though, because I'm happy to have both beers share my top spot. If a better hefe weizen exists, I'd love to taste it.

Photo of BeerBob
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Kapuziner Weissbier by Kulmbacher Brauerei AG pours a vailed orange from a 1pt 9fl oz dark brown glass bottle. Head went to well over three fingers before turning rocky as it settled down to a fine cap of foam with lace and streams of carbonation welling up from the bottom of the glass as if one had discovered perpetual motion.

Nose is of a citrusy clove and herbal banana. Palate is a firm tart citrus and clove with just a trace of pepper.

Kapuziner Weissbier is a delight to have in my glass and more than welcome in my gullet.

Eye candy with good taste, Kulmbacher Brauerei AG with it’s Kapuziner Weissbier, is a winner in my book

Photo of HappyHourHero
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Soft, slightly musty aroma of wheat and lemon zest. Huge, bright off-white colored head is fed by a storm of bubbles rising through the hazy golden beer. It's got a soft bubblegum/banana flavor up front that is quickly joined by refreshing lemon and spicy hop notes. Even with all of the carbonation visible in the beer it still comes off as soft and full. A tasty beer that is incredibly refreshing and inviting.

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

I've enjoyed several hefes prior, but this one is a prime example of the style.

Pours slightly cloudy light bronze with a moderately foamy head, slight lacing. Nose is a bit light, but still quite good with mild yeasts, cloves, slight banana. Taste is very indicitive of hefes, consisting of solid bready yeasts (sour, but not too sour), very slight spice, and an ending of mildly sweet fruitiness. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. I'll use this one as a benchmark for future hefes.

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

22 ounce bottle. Pours out cloudy golden, with a huge head. Apples, banana, clove, and nutmeg in the aroma. Malty flavor with a nice spiciness. This beer really has the banana clove flavor down. Flavor finishes with black pepper and hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Great drinkability. This is a great summer thirst quencher and one of my favorite hefes. It's up there with Weihenstephaner, which is no small feat.

Photo of horndecker
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a golden peachy cloud. And the head, a great effusive pillow of off-white foam settles, slowly, to lace and clumpy little islands of murk. Nice.

The nose is not unique - ripe bananas, some spicy clove, limes and yeast and a little wheaty whiff. But it's all perfect.

The taste starts crisp, but not biting, with tart, citric fruit, apple skins, and only a hint of banana. The middle is modest bready malt leading to a drying finish, mildly bitter and apple-ey. There's a soft yet sprightly mouthfeel which carries all the flavors gently. What sweetness there is is never cloying, as some hefe weizens get as they warm. This one has enough bitterness and dryness to overcome that. All in all, one of the best weizens I've tasted.

Photo of PorterLambic
2.74/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

"Mit Feiner Hefe" the label proclaims.
Pours a cloudy, lemon yellow. Big fluffy, off-white head that leaves no lace.
Smell is hops, malt and a metallic note, all very light. I really had to search to find anything to smell.
Taste is hops, malt, banana, citrus and yeast. Much better. Decent balance and good complexity.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, good carbonation all over. A bit of a hoppy bitterness at the finish.
Drinkability: a decent wheat if smelling you beer isn't a big issue.

Photo of gentlebubbles
3.04/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

on tap at Redbone's

Served in very cool Ayinger glass: +.5 points. With lemon, despite being asked not to: -.5 points. Still pretty--a cloudy orange with fluffy white head.

Smells like...plastic? Huh. Okay let it warm up. Nope. Now it doesn't smell much like anything.

Tastes lemony with peachy fruit in the finish.

As it warms, the mouthfeel gets a little...how do I say this nicely?...mucilagenous.

I think I liked the bottle better.

Photo of garymuchow
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great aroma. It holds traditional cloves for style, but also has a great pils style malt with a bit of spicy hoppy quality. I like the mix of wheat and a good German pils.
Big full head just off white. Cloudy yellow gold. Just as it should be.
Flavor is less bold anddistincitive than the aroma. Spicy, tarty wheat flavor with bits of clove. Nice drying with a bit of astringency in the end. Bottom of the bottle takes on a nice citrus flavors (orange).
Nothing outstanding in the feel. A bit thin with a slight watery feel. Medim softness with adequate carbonation. Good enough in the refreshing department.
Solid, but not exceptional.

Photo of ybnorml
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy yellow beer. Has a big fluffy white head. The aroma of banana greets you first as you get close to the glass. Then as you are about to drink the clove note becomes apparent. The banana and clove notes continue in the taste. It has the nice juicy mouthfeel of a Hefe- . The banana note seemed to be a little off, not like fresh banana but a seriously over ripe one.

Photo of Toddv29424
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer simply tastes like a traditional hefe beer with lots of flavor in the head. Pours a golden color with a moderate head, although was filled up again after it had settled. The consistency is thick in your mouth, almost like honey, but it gets all your taste buds covered in the substance. It is best tried with a lemon although don't get me wrong.. this is NOT strictly a summer beer. The consistency makes it great for us hefe drinkers who also enjoy them in the winter time.

Photo of carln26
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was on tap at Red Bones today. It poured into a pint glass a hazy gold to copper with a thick full head, nice retention. Bitter banana clove aroma, slightly sweet. Great banana flavor highlighted by clove, Malt has a slight candy sweetness, orange citrus back, mildly bitter. Slick light mouth feel, very refreshing. Nice warm weather refresher. This beer stacks up well, although I still prefer the benchmark (Paulaner), and the all time champ Weihenstephaner
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Photo of MrSeth
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a decent white head forming. Lots of bubbly keeps a lace on the surface and ring on the glass. Smells of a sharp yeast aroma, bready, some green vegetables, toasty wheat. It's funny, but the taste reminds me of spicy apple sauce this time around, some cinnamon. It starts a bit sticky and sweet, then finishes dry and toasty (not sweet or sticky towards the end).

Light bodied, nicely textured mouthfeel, and good carbonation throughout the duration. The balance of flavors and body make this a great beer overall.

I find that Kapuziner Weisbier is an exellent lunch beer. It goes well with chicken parm subs, or whatever else you might like. And at $2 a bottle, you can't beat it for price/value.

Photo of karst
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours chill hazed with thick white head filling the upper 1/3 of the Paulaner Weisbier glass. Slowly falling it is supported by strong beading and substatial lace. Aroma of citrus and clove and belgium yeasts. Taste very solid with hint of clove and citrus balance with sweet grain. Great mouthfeel supported with high carbonation finishes dry but no bitterness from the hops. A very drinkable Hefe-Weizen. Anyone loving this style should be pleased.

Photo of whynot44
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light bodied, hazy pale gold on the edges to orange in the middle of the glass with a respectable white head that retreats slowly to some decent lace.

The aroma is bananas, and cloves over a mild fresh biscuit base.

The taste is fruity - banana, pear, trace of citrus - and spicy - clove. The finish is slightly dry with a lingering banana clove aftertaste.

Very easy to drink and refreshing. should be excellent for hot weather but enjoyable even in cool weather. One bottle won't be enough.

Photo of Rastacouere
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Another one of those that has this undercribable complex goldenish-amber-orange light tone while darker cloudy reddish-orange in the middle. I just love those reflects of mystery.. Plenty of yeast in suspension. Full 1-inch creamy white head, delicately lacing and lasting. Soft estery banana nose, quite fresh in its strong flakey wheat character. Spicy fruit skin, indeed feels a bit tropical, I don’t know how much I was influenced by the commercial description before saying that.. Drinkable and refreshing, very powdery feel. Growing acidity toward the finish cuts the taste a bit short. Hoppier than most, I don’t know how well this goes with the tropical fruit finish. Good balance overall appears shadowed by the strong malty feel, very fitting lower than average carbonation gives it a softness that few beers can achieve. Well, this was pretty good, not as exciting as I hoped it to be, but still one of the good german weizens in the US, as expected from kulmbacher. Fans of the style should hunt this gold dust down.

Photo of shirfan
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold with many bubbles rising to feed a large, brilliantly white head.

Aroma is fresh, spicy, slightly estery. Especially pungent; the smell of good beer nearly filled the room.

Light bodied but flavorful. A bit of a snap up front, almost vanilla in nature, followed by lightly sweet banana, with some juicy fruit salad in the background.

Progressively more clove and warm bready yeast arrived as I was able to swirl more sediment on my 2nd and 3rd pour. No sourness crept into the finish as with some wheats.

One bottle, euro-sized as it may be, was certainly not enough of this. I will definitely seek more as the weather warms.

Photo of WesWes
4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a dry, yet sweet wheat malt scent that boasts of cloves and bananas along with a fruity yeast aroma. The taste is awesome. It has a really smooth and fruity flavor that is refreshing and sweet. This is one of the best wheat beers I've ever tasted. Bananas and clove flavors scream from this one. The mouthfeel is perfect. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This beer is full of flavor and aroma; a perfect hefe.

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

There is not much better than a German Hefe Weizen. This beer is pretty damn good. It is a nice hazy burnt orange and has no head moments after the pour. It has a nice ripe banana aroma. The taste is quite refreshing, a bit of clove and citrus with a nice crisp finish. This is going to be a beer to look for during the summer, but was a nice on this cool evening as well.

Photo of merlin48
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle served into a beautiful, Kapuziner Weizen .5L glass. First pours reveals a crystal clear, goldenrod body with a large, billowing white head. Exceptional retention and nice lacing on the glass. Second pour, after a swirl of the bottle, transforms the body into a murky orange/tan body, still boasting an attractive snowwhite head. Aroma begins very spicy, with clove, white pepper, and coriander. Citrusy orange and lemon quickly take over the nose, with wheat and yeast notes in the background. Mouthfeel is ideal for style, with a pleasant medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste is fruity orange and lemon on a background of white pepper and clove. Bready wheat and yeast add a nice touch of Weiss character. Very enjoyable and tasty, overall, but not the world beater I was expecting.

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good refreshing lunch beer. Worked here in the winter. Yeast and wheat worked for great aroma and easy drinking taste. Bubblegummy banana smoothy fruit flavour. Yeasty apple pie creamy body of aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, though a little aggressive carbonation.

Had again in July and nowhere as good , must be older bottle. I have split the rating down.

Photo of santoslhalper
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

5L keg baby!!

Appearence: Pours a cloudy orange with a giant, frothy white head. Head leaves monstrous amounts of lacing, and stays for a while.

Smell: Smells like cloves at first. Very spicy and hoppy with a welcomed malt back that holds it together. Quaff on, kids.

Taste and mouthfeel: Tastes as it smells, only more cloves than expected. A malty, well rounded beer than will keep you sipping. In th mouth, though, it's a little too watery for a weizen.

Drinkability and Overall: This is a very good import from Germany. An almost perfect take on the weizen. I'm very glad I got 5L of it, shouldn't be a problem to kill. This is a brew worth trying, especially in the keg. Try it.

Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.