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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

421 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 30
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of RushLimbmalt
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

RushLimbmalt, Mar 29, 2005
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.

merlin48, Mar 09, 2005
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.

Sammy, Jan 16, 2005
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.

santoslhalper, Dec 04, 2004
Photo of putnam
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A tall, roiling, starch and protein bomb emerged over this muddy yellow liquid. The top layer was glazed pearlescent. It chattered.
The aromas were rebel-hoppy.
"This is Bavarian Hefe Weizen?"
Aromas of popperings, glazed lemons, cakes, doughs, sweet fruit cocktail, angelfood, clove-laden pineapple cakes, dry, juicy apricots, cream, butter...
pine...
lime...
keylime, cinnamon.
An unctuous, melting texture.
Flavors of orange, pepper and sour banana give it seriousness.

The hops and thorough attenuation make it bone dry, but it is loaded with glycerin.

putnam, Nov 23, 2004
Photo of rousee
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

All my scores are trying to keep in mind the style that is involved here.

Light apricot-peach appearance which forms a 1 finger cap quickly. Settles quickly to a fairly thick foamy brush on top. No lace on glass. Quite murky.

Smell is almost Belgian-blonde type smell. Ok-so maybe I didn't smell this trait until after I had tasted it but that is how it tastes. Much more honey essence than wheat. It is herbal and complex--more so than most Hefe's. No bananna /clove taste to speak of. It has a dry clean finish. It is a good value for the price.

Mouthfeel is just perfect. The way this thing finishes it has a slight peppery aspect but it is dry and clean.

Drinkability is good although I would bet on a hot day even better.

rousee, Nov 21, 2004
Photo of steinlifter
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer was so good, I don't know where to start, great appearance, good smell,This stuff, was as good as good sex! one of the best hefe's I've tried by far! and one I will seek out again!!! I recommend highly!!! banana, and clove, but very subtle!

steinlifter, Nov 20, 2004
Photo of francisweizen
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

5 liter mini-keg. Hazy tangerine with a THICK whip cream like head, and random pariculates floating around in the glass. The aroma is all about the fruity banana esters, fresh yeasty smells, sweet baked bread, and more. The taste is yeasty up front with a lot of fruit flavor. The middle is more subdued, yeasty and bread-like. The finish shows some gumball-like flavors and has a great, fruity finish. Mouthfeel is good, but almost TOO creamy thick for a hefe-weizen. Drinkability remains good.

francisweizen, Nov 18, 2004
Photo of HiroProtagonist
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kapuziner Hefewiessbier was served from a traditional German wheat beer bottle into a tall wheat beer glass, where it looked cloudy with a rich orange-golden-straw yellow color and a creamy and fine white head. The nose was potent with wheaty fresh citric maltiness and an underlying banana-nut current. The taste was wheaty with a citric-zesty maltiness that held background spicy banana notes. Subtle banana, spicy hops, and crisp cutting citrus resulted in a tasty and refreshing finish. The body was appropriately full and carbonated. Good stuff!!! One of my favorite hefeweissbiers.

HiroProtagonist, Oct 19, 2004
Photo of benmiliron
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

$16.99 for a big 5L can! This is one of the few brews that you can get here in one of those monster 5L cans. It's like draft beer all the time!

This is great session beer. Not too light, not too heavy. hints of the clove and orange, etc. but a good wheaty taste overall. Nothing spectacular but great drinking nonetheless.

benmiliron, Sep 16, 2004
Photo of Tballz420
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This brew is a cloudy orange color, good white foam head topping it off. Great classic hefe aroma, banana, clove, grain malt. Same for the taste, light grain in front, some clove, some light tartness and citrus aspects. Med bodied. Also some spicy elements as well. The germans rock our world when it comes to hefes, and heres another great member of their team.

Tballz420, Sep 08, 2004
Photo of PatandDavid
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a fan of the style, but I thought this beer did exactly as it was supposed to. Dark cloudy goldenrod when served, it came with a low head. I did appreciate that it did leave white spots of lace through-out the glass. Malt and wheaty notes in the aroma. I found the beer to be very smooth and easy to drink. Taste was mild, with a finish that was all bubblegum. Like I said, I am not a fan of the style, but this beer was exactly as expected, and in fact helped me out by being as mild and smooth as it was.

PatandDavid, Sep 06, 2004
Photo of mschofield
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque orange-amber, topped with a four finger pillowy white head. Leaves webs of lacing.
Banana and tropical fruit aroma. Clove comes in next with a good amount of peppery spice.
Banana and wheat bread taste, a bit tangy, some lemon zest, lemon and pineapple.
Light to medium bodied, refreshing.

mschofield, Aug 11, 2004
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A real good, lighter version of the style. Refreshing and citrusy, quite carbonated. Reminds me of the Ayinger and the Baltika. Large, foamy head, very light in color. Easy to drink, a quality brew for sure. Not in the class of the best hefes, IMO, but as good as most.

JohnnyDuvel, Aug 05, 2004
Photo of Bighuge
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Turbid looking orange/yellow appearance. Brown center. Nice off-white head. Aroma is nice. Very nice. Banana esters, vanilla, pepper, a little clove. The taste doesn't quite follow through though. Pretty good. Light flavors or vanilla and pepper. Some banana. Overall, just not as pronounced as I'd like to see. The mouthfeel is good. Nicely carbonated. Medium-full body. Solid Hefe, but not in the elite.

Thank you cokes for the sample.

Bighuge, Aug 04, 2004
Photo of necoadam
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

necoadam, Jul 25, 2004
Photo of BeerResearcher
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

BeerResearcher, Jul 24, 2004
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

NeroFiddled, Jul 20, 2004
Photo of maxpower
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

maxpower, Jul 20, 2004
Photo of ManekiNeko
4.72/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

.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.

ManekiNeko, Jun 23, 2004
Photo of PopeJonPaul
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

PopeJonPaul, Jun 21, 2004
Photo of Jason
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Jason, Apr 17, 2004
Photo of Boilermaker88
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Boilermaker88, Apr 05, 2004
Photo of Globetrotter
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Globetrotter, Mar 28, 2004
Photo of cokes
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.

cokes, Mar 19, 2004
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.