Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Kapuziner WeissbierKapuziner Weissbier

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

465 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 39
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002

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Photo of OldRaysputin
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours almost a deep golden/honey hue with a substantial head that mellows after a minute or so. So far im impressed...

S: Getting nice fruits such as orange and banana. definitely the spiciness of the cloves as well.

T: I was expecting more citrus to come through based on the smell but was surprised. You can taste the clove and is altogether tasty but might have wanted a little more punch. A little too subtle to wow me.

M/D: Again i was deceived a bit. I was expecting more carbonation after the pour but find this lite in the mouth. I can see this being a beer you could drink several of. Very easy to consume. Overall, a nice weizen....but nothing to write home about.

Photo of crnipeter
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle, BB date reads 14. October 2011, into Kapuziner glass. Pours hazy, dark golden effervescent body with streams of uprising bubbles below the thick, moussy white head with good retention. The somewhat restrained aroma exhibits clove which is inferior to the banana esters and dominant baked bread with sweetish toasty, almost caramel like qualities. The beer is sweet on the palate: banana and wheat perceived as well-baked bread are wrapped in sweet Pils malt, there's a faint citrusy tartness probably originating from the high CO2 content and finally comes low hoppy bitterness. Nearly medium bodied with wheaty texture donating creamy, fluffy sensation yet the beer remains prickly on the palate due to high carbonation.

Photo of negroobserver
2.97/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1pt 9oz Flip Top bottle - 5.4%ABV

C: Pours a nice hazy golden sunflower color with a lot of head and substantial visible carbonation. The head dissipates slowly and leaves behind a thick heavy lacing.

S: Wheat malt, light citrus scent

T: The first thing that stands out with this beer is the extra smooth texture. Hefeweizens are traditionally very watery, but this has a smooth rich texture. The flavors are flat. I don't taste any of the citrus that I was able to smell. It finishes with a light bitterness that lingers for a few seconds.

M: Again, the texture of the beer is great. It isn't overly carbonated as much of it is lost when poured.

D: It's okay. The texture of the beer is very enjoyable, but the lack of flavors or aromas doesn't make me want to try it again.

OVERALL GRADE: C/C+

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and had a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high white head that slowly died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of apple, banana and clove in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is dominated by flavors of bananas; there are also some notes of clove, wheat and yeast as well as some hints of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and thirst quenching.

Photo of WhiteOak
2.87/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- The color was an odd amber with a pronounced olive green hue, with a bit of haze. The off white head left some lacing.

S- Caramel predominates, with very faint spice & fruit. Light and uninspiring aroma compared to the competition.

T- Aside from the expected sweet wheat malt flavor, clover honey was the only other detectable element. There was a chemical/solvent off-flavor present.

M, D- Medium bodied and smooth. Even at this low of an ABV, there was a volatile ethanol element.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i would be reviewing this right after calton, wth, this is getting scary now. poured into a pint glass and enjoye while watching tv.

nice pour with a hazy golden yellowish color and a nice head of two fingers high that seemed to hang around long enough to drop some good lacing down the sides of the glass. aroma is nice banana, cloves, hints of grass, wheat, fruity yeast, pears, and a hint of lemon. carried over very well into the flavor which was dominated by light grains, fruity yeast, cloves and bananas. nice clean and smooth feel, medium on the palate with a light dry finish and a quick hint of fruit and cloves left on the palate.

overall this was a very solid beer, nice and drinkable with a classic style and really well done. a winner for sure.

Photo of thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a swing-top bottle into a Two Brothers Brewing Ebel's Weiss Weizen glass. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a three finger pure white head that subsided to one very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt and banana. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, and slight clove. It had a light feel on the palate with low-mild carbonation. Overall this was a nice Hefe. A little more cloves and spices in the flavor would be nice, but not totally necessary. A smooth drinking brew for sure... A must try for any Hefe fan out there.

Photo of morimech
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. Cloudy, honey color with a sizable head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Aroma is what is to be expected for the style. A mixture of wheat malt, banana, and cloves. Good but does not really excite me. The flavor is a good example from a German brewer but it lacks the sparkle to set it into the highest levels. Not quite as tangy as I was led to believe, but more straight up mild wheat, bananas, and cloves. Nicely balanced. The body is good as well. I would of liked a little more pep from the carbonation, but it does offer a smooth texture. A good example but I was the slightest let down by the beer. Still better than 90% of American hefeweizens.

Photo of theboozecruise
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a German Weizen glass... might as well go for the authentic glassware when available, right?

The beer is on the darker side of yellow but not quite approaching amber. It has a huge frothy bubbly white head that takes for-ev-er (in the vein of The Sandlot) to dissipate. Seriously... it's still rocking and rolling.

The aroma is all flowers and honey and biscuits and awesome. Damn... that's fine smelling beer... light but smells like it's probably ridiculously refreshing.

The flavor is more biscuits and less flowers and honey, but still pretty solid. Not much craziness going on here, no surprises, no funny aftertastes, just a follow up on the advertisements the aroma was preaching. Kinda like when the funniest scenes from the movie are in the previews? Yeah, that's this beer... good thing is the scenes were really funny.

Light on the tongue... not a lot of body to this easy drinker. I could kill a bunch of these, probably over the legal limit in my state in one night. I'd better watch out.

Photo of drabmuh
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flip top bottle poured into an Erdinger weissbrau glass intentionally served with sediment. Beer is dark amber to brown and hazy with a nice thick white head of small bubbles that completely coats the glass. The carbonation is high and aggressive but not overly so. Loots really nice, its a little dark but that might be my fault.

Aroma is sweet, mild, grainy, with some banana notes. Smells good.

Beer is medium in body and wet in the mouth. The carbonation on the palate is surprisingly low. Its tasty but slightly grainy too. The banana is a lingering flavor that fades forward from the back. I love hefeweizens and this isn't my favorite. Its probably a middle of the road hefeweizen honestly. Its good, well flavored, appropriately light. It fine.

Photo of sfprint
3.23/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Creamy cloudy bright yellowy orange. Vivid carbonation.

S: Sour yeast, alcohol, banana. Watery smell. Decent but not great.

T: Surprisingly watery, muted flavor. Water, malty yeast, but weak. Tart. The flavor is ok though. Just not so interesting or strong.

M: Mild carbonation, somewhat soft.

D: Fine, just not interesting or what I would consider good.

Photo of nickthegun12
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

not overly impressive!!!>>>really watered down tasting>>>the color is different from what i think a hefe should be>>>the smell is not bad>>>after smelling this beer out of a pint glass i was expecting this beer to be pretty good>>>but its only decent>>>the only thing i can say about this beer is that its pretty darn drinkable>>>

Photo of BogleHill
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flip top bottle from Julio's. A hazy light orange brew with a white fluffy head and good carbonation. Very good spicy citrus aroma. Mouthfeel is light with good citrus and spice / banana and clove flavors. Crisp and refreshing finish. Pretty good overall.

Photo of dasenebler
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

.5L swing-top, Germany.

Atop a cloudy, burnt orange body sits one of the best heads I've experienced in a while: three fingers, creamy and rocky, with very good lacing, too.

The aroma is lightly tart, with a notes of spice and banana.

The flavor leans towards the yeasty and bready rather than the fruity, but is very well-balanced. Touch of banana, but mainly fresh bread and earthy yeast. Finish is somewhat herbal and clove-like. The mouthfeel is outstanding, with soft, effervescent carbonation that fills the mouth in creamy layers.

I'd never heard of the Kapuziner before I bought it, and it turned out to be an excellent wheat beer. Zum wohl!

Photo of beerbrains
2.93/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a swing top bottle into a stein a hazy straw color in the glass topped a white head that quickly disappears.

Nice nose sweet and malty with some light banana esters. But not as explosive as most German hefes I've tried.

The flavor follows the nose closely with the addition of yeasty tropical fruits and lemony citrus.

It has a crisp dry finish that is missing the chewy grain mouthfeel that I usually enjoy in a hefe. Hefe-light?

If I didn't know better I would have guessed this was made by a large American brewery for appeal to a wide American audience.

Paired it up nicely with a side of dry roasted almonds.

Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into my half-liter Paulaner weizen glass. The color is a dirty lemonade yellow. Very murky. Two and a half fingers of thick, white head developed and dissipated to leave a foamy cap and eventually a ring around the edge.

Smell: The first whiff is a pleasant noseful of the classic hefeweizen esters and herbal spice. Banana, apple, clove, and a little bit of bubble gum.

Taste: Much more potent than the smell. Ripe bananas, apple cider, wheat bread, yeast. The flavor also features a bit of slightly tart bubble gum. Following the malts is a perfect hopping of clove and pepper, which linger on the back of the tongue after each sip. The mouthfeel is heavy, but also very dry.

Drinkability: This is a classic hefeweizen, though a little drier than I'm familiar with. Though not stellar, this is a top-notch brew much like its dunkelweizen counterpart, and I'm sure it makes Bavarians very happy and lubricated.

Photo of BeerNinja007
3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this 500mL brown bottle from Wegmans in Cicero NY for $3.69. Code 1814343 on the label. Served cold in a chilled weizen glass.

I poured this a bit heavy and backed off just in time to keep it from going over the rim. But the beer certainly did help out in that effort, because the head rose to a good 1/2" over the top of the glass and held together without spilling over (I actually measured it). Brew is a cloudy honey color with abundant carbo floating upward. Nose is stale cinnamon (AKA "styrene", the fake plasticy kind of spice that seriously turns me off. Did you ever bite into a styrofoam cup or plate etc? That's what I'm talking about), a bit of astringent banana peel, skunk, yeast. For the most part, taste follows directly from it. Feel is average for the style.

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Top 50 German beers tick #23, wahoo. Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt, no freshness date.

The body is a dirty dark amber, not exactly the most appetizing appearance, but you have to be a little forgiving with weizens. It pours with an inch and a half of white suds, which settles to a thin cap in time.

It smells pleasantly citrusy, lemon and lime-like. There's a light malty sweetness, wheat and tropical fruit (pineapple) along with a dash of spice. Pretty distinctive for the style, actually.

Taste is quite good, very fruity - lemon, pineapple, banana. Clove and pepper are noticeable up front, but fade away mid-palate. Malty, but not particularly sweet at any point, this is refreshing stuff. The finish is mellow and brief, banana and pear-like esters lingering on the tongue.

Very good, certainly a standout hefeweizen. Glad I finally got around to trying this.

Photo of Spineypanda
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw color, with a decent head.
Smells are lacking in the clove that I usually get in bavarian hefe's and the banana, but it has a more mild smell.
The taste is quite Bavarian however, but it is more citrusy than I expected.

A good example of a German wheat.

Photo of treque
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Shade of orange, slightly turbeo with large bubble lather, with constant, heavy carbonation. The head has very high retention and residual.

S: In his aroma citrus notes are perceived, which are more penetrating than in the taste

T: With a slight hint of sweetness at first, passes through an acidity and bitterness with a good long finish slightly bitter citrus.

Medium body

Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap@ armsby abbey.
A: Huge head so big the pour takes longer than Guiness. As it fades it leaves a nice lacing and notches for each sip. Its a hazywheat golden orange color.

N: nice bavarian here with nice wheat, obvious German Bavarian malts, citrus and orange peel, lemon grass, effervescence.

T: Starts like a hefe, wheat citrus lemongrass, Bavarian malts, banana, light pale grassy hops even. Slightly chewy, little Bavarian yeast with fruit and crispness.

M: Med to lighter body with good carbonation.

F: crisp finish, lingering wheat, little sweetness and sticky, little too sweet overall, some citrus, fruits and banana. Lingering Bavarian malts and fruity crisp yeast remnants. Drinkable and tasty for a summer here, but a little too sweet and sticky.

Photo of charlieos
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

very solid, if pretty conservative, wheat beer. not going to change your life, but probably a good representative of wheat beers in general.

I wish it had a little stronger wheat flavor. Unlike a lot of new wheat beers it didn't strike me as too fruity or overly spiced.

Photo of RuudJH
3.06/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kulmbacher Kapuziner weissbier. 0.5 swingcap bottle.

Great look of golden hazy beer with big head. Not too much carbonation.

Smell and taste are biscuits, malt , yeast. Low on banana and citrus notes. Low on spices as well. Not much hops either, allthough the bottle states it contains both hops and hop extracts.

Watery mouthfeel, plus disappointing of refreshment.
This beer needs more carbonation, as well as flavours.
Not a very impressive weissbier.

Photo of FreshHawk
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy butterscotch color with an average sized, light and foamy white head. Disappears fairly fast leaving no lace but plenty of bubbles.

S - Very grainy and wheat like with less banana/gum/clove aroma. There is an overly ripe banana smell and hints of clove and bubblegum. Hints of lemon type of citrus. Fairly strong bready aroma as well. Much more grain driven smell than some other Hefeweizens that I've had.

T - Faint taste of overly ripe banana and some bubblegum start off the taste. Some sweet grainy/bready malt flavor with a bit of a wet wheat flavor comes in soon afterward. This makes up the primary flavor for the beer. Some clove and spiced flavors come in mid to late sip with a slight taste of medicinal and alcohol taste. Banana shows up a bit again at the end.

M - Medium body and very carbonated. Very smooth and has a creamy feel to it.

D - Very easy to drink beer both in body and in flavor. Makes for a nice summertime treat that goes down easy and is quite refreshing.

Notes: Best before 29/09/10. This had a bit less of the typical Hefeweizen taste of banana, bubblegum, and clove. They were still present and contributed, but they were greatly masked by the grainy/bready taste. Not a bad beer, in fact it was enjoyable to drink, I just think it fell a bit flat for the style. Definitely worth a try, and I would have another, but I think there are better examples of the style.

Photo of Jwale73
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1PT .9FL swing-top bottle served in my Weihenstephaner weizen glass. Poured with a dense, creamy white cap that occupied 90% of the glass before it eventually dissipated into a solid skim - no appreciable lacing on this one. As the head gradually recedes, it reveals a tranlucent, orange liquid. Nose expresses a hint of cloves and banana esters, but not as bold as some more prominent examples of the style. Taste follows nose - definitely a nice German Hefe, but somewhat muted, as suggested by the nose. A little bit of lemon also comes out in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-bodied with an even and pleasant carbonation and a little bit of acidity. Definitely an easy drinking and refreshing Hefe. I wouldn't pass this up as a draft option, but does not stand up to the likes of some of the better ones in my opinion.

Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.