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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Kapuziner WeissbierKapuziner Weissbier

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452 Ratings

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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 36
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Six months before sell-by-date.

This is another one of those beers where I thought it wasnt going to be great just from the label (dont judge a book by it's cover...)

Bottle is cold, maybe 6 or 7°C (less than 45°F).
Pours a big head that overflows, colour is cloudy dull orangish yellow. No lacing.

Smell is cloves - I dont think I've yet smelt so clearly and strongly just one thing from a beer. Maybe if it was warmer there'd be more going on - and I still have to tip in the end of the bottle.

It is very carbonated - too much - in spite of the agressive pour.
First taste is cloves. There's that medicinal thing going on - I like it, but it's a bit too metallic in the finish. As it warms I get lots of fruitiness filling out the picture. Still got that medicinal finish but the fruit soften the metal.

Adding the yeast rounds it out another little bit - but not as much as I'd hoped. Fills out the aroma nicely though.
This beer reminds me a lot of Schneider-Weisse Tap 7 wheat beer - both really good !

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(flip top bottle, code 2348312 - poured into a weizen glass)

A: huge, billowy head out of the bottle, bit of a mashed potato contour as it falls... light amber liquid with a mild haze... superb head retention - solid cm cap

S: day old white bread, banana chips... background dried grass... pretty textbook stuff, if a tad dull (likely not the freshest of bottles!)

T: dried yeast, dead grass, delicate powdered clove and dried lemon peel in the aftertaste... the bready and mild caramel flavors seem absent, muted here... mild hop bitterness, very little perception of sweetness

M: appropriately medium-bodied, vaguely chewy, with a fantastically leveled dry finish... despite the excellent head stand, this seems a tad flat - maybe a tickle in the finish, but not much

O: I've had this on tap and it was revelatory, one of the best - this seems like an old bottle... where that draft version was exploding with layers of doughy and mashed banana flavors, this is drying out and sort of dull, a shadow of its bad, fresh self... gotta find a better bottle, come back with (the appropriate) higher marks

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Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.