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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

Kapuziner WeissbierKapuziner Weissbier

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

371 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%


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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indesertum

New York

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

hazy golden caramel color. 4 inch head. retention is not that long (a minute or two)

not a strong smell (it's been sitting out for 10 minutes). clean, slightly citrusy slightly wheaty

flavor is fantastic. wondefully wheat taste. a kind of rich complexity from the yeast. hops are very minimal. finish is quite short. a bit of banana

mouthfeel is just awesome. a nice velvety feel.

definitely a fantastic summer beer. as good as the paulaner, weihanstephaner, and the ayinger hefeweizens. would definitely buy again. i just wish the finish was a little longer. it feels a little on the thin side. it tastes like a very elite macrobeer

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 00:14:36 | More by indesertum
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
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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beveragecaptain

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2005 23:03:48 | More by beveragecaptain
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dfried

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely perfect head, large and creamy at first, melts away around the occasional bubble that got larger than the rest. Rich cloudy orange-straw color. The boquet on this beer is phenominal, is almost stings the nose with tangy cloves, and there are fruity esters everywhere, with a solid yeasty/bready backbone. The taste is initially strong in wheaty bready malt, but a very strong banana flavor comes through shortly, and some zesty lemon and apricot. It might not be quite as spicy as the aroma led on, but there is a strong clove flavor that really adds a quite tangy mouthfeel. This is a great hefe.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2006 15:24:36 | More by dfried
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BeerManDan

California

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color was a hazy yellow with a fair amount of white foam. The smell of wheat and yeast was very evident. The flavor was smooth and mild, with no bitter or sour aftertaste on the palate. Nice balance of flavor and mildness. Just a real pleasant Hefe-Weizen that you could either drink of a hot day or just sit around and sip.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 23:00:18 | More by BeerManDan
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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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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Gusler

Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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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Boilermaker88

California

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2004 05:04:04 | More by Boilermaker88
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santoslhalper

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2004 03:39:14 | More by santoslhalper
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whynot44

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2005 03:55:52 | More by whynot44
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aquatonex

New York

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2005 02:56:42 | More by aquatonex
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz picked up last week at the Coop for about $3.30.. tonight poured into my small weizen glass.

Big long lasting white head atop a hazy golden brew.

Aroma is husky grains with lighter than average banana and clove.

Banana shows up long and lingering on the palate.. alot less clove in comparison but still very present... sweetness dies off quickly leaving a dry banana... one of the best hefe's I've had recently... A little bit thicker than average ... but the abundant carbonation really helps move things along.

This is only the 2nd or 3rd time I've had this brew, but I do remember really enjoying it last time ... for good reason.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2008 06:45:10 | More by JohnGalt1
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
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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maxpower

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2004 23:33:32 | More by maxpower
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MrSeth

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2005 22:48:53 | More by MrSeth
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horndecker

New Jersey

4.33/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2005 12:52:47 | More by horndecker
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Byeast

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a hazy , honey-orange , with a tight, small white layer of bubbles , some nice lacing left.

Smell: creamy citrus , musty barnyard , twangy yeast , bit of banana and slight clove.

Taste: Very smooth creamy and refreshing. All the yeasty twang qualities , citrus flavors , banana , some spice and clove near the finish.

Mouthfeel: creamy at first , finishes mildly crisp.

Drinkability: an exellent hefe. Nice , unique flavor , and perfect to style refreshing qualities.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2006 04:46:30 | More by Byeast
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Lothar666

Rhode Island

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured a cloudy, golden orange with honey colored body with a three finger thick, creamy white head that displayed excellent retentionbut left minimal lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Bananas and wheat bread dominate the nose when whiffed at a distance. Up close the strong yeasty smell takes over and hides the more subtle fruity aromas.

T- Blonde wheat, bananas, and banana peel, with some hops in the finish make up a delicious and complex example of a style that is horribly underrated and all too often bastardized by other brewers. This one is a tribute to everything that this style can be.

M- Full bodied, thck and bready but not so grainy as to diminish the overall drinkability of the brew. Texture is dry, crisp and clean.

D- Despite being full bodied and unfiltered, this brew is extremey refreshing and goes down incredibly easy by itself or as a companion to a meal. Very high drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

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Serving type: bottle

03-07-2008 21:48:31 | More by Lothar666
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Traquairlover

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint, 0.9 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Cloudy orange with large, firm white head that looks like whipped egg whites.

S = Bananas, fresh oranges, nutmeg, very refreshing and complex.

T = Bananas, light spice tastes like nutmeg, coriander, tart lemon flavors in the back of the mouth, nice long tart finish.

M = Medium light body, good mouthcoating, nice frothiness.

D = This has good drinkability, it is a great light, flavorful beer on a hot Spring or Summer day.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 17:15:34 | More by Traquairlover
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Slynger

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Kulmbacha's hefe pours a hazy orange-lemony-wheat color with a nicely fuzzy lid of cream coloring with a slight tint towards wheat.

The nose is good but a touch light. Smells lightly sweet orangey, with wheaty bananas, yeasty with hints of clove.

Flavor is even betta than the nose. It slides in lightly orangey with a tangy-creamy, wheaty malt backbone, and hints of bananas. Then the yeast comes in to compliment, with a kicker of a soft amount light clove and bubblegum. A solidly creamy fuzzer of a carbonation playfully tickles the medium body.

Hmmm. Kapuziner is a very good hefe which I believe to be the equal of Ayinger (which I reviewed earlier tonight) in my quickly developing second tier of Hefeweizen's. Definitely a classic.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 05:02:00 | More by Slynger
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MTNboy

Germany

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good starter weizen for the new guy getting to Germany. Although it is a wonderful beer it doesn't come off as strong as some of the other weizen. It has a well balance aroma with just a small hint of clove. It is mainly for of a peppery banana. This beer has an awesome appearance. It is hazy brass colored with a thick creamy off white head. Mild flavor with a great wheat flavor that is not overpowered by the usual esters. If this beer doesn't get you hooked on weizen there is no hope.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2009 14:28:04 | More by MTNboy
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The foam on this Hefe is about an inch thick, although it does settle alot after a moment. The color is like caramel, very cloudy, darker than expected, almost more like a Dunkel. The aroma is clean, with a nice bouquet of clove and banana notes, mild. The taste carries an excellent creamy yeast flavor, with plenty more wheaty banana and also hints of lemon. Smooth and creamy on the palate, it gives it almost a medium to full mouthfeel. Nice carbonation. This beer went down easy. True Bavarian Hefeweizens always score high on drinkablility for me, and this one is no exception...

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 19:45:08 | More by bennetj17
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roddwolff

Mexico

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very cloudy nectar-yellow color, has a lighter shade at the bottom of the mug and darker as it approaches the head; the foamy head looks like snow, abundant and long lasting, but not lacing;

S: First vanilla and bubble gum, after smelling carefully i detected some wheat and banana;

T: Banana and floral hops, the finish have wheat, adding a spicy touch;

M: Refreshing, medium body and creamy;

D: Very good wheat beer, but not outstanding like Erdinger.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2009 04:25:53 | More by roddwolff
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largadeer

California

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 04:43:04 | More by largadeer
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.