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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

394 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 27
Gots: 13 | 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.

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Pepeton

Mexico

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not exactly a hefe man, although enjoy one or two from time to time.

Poured this one in one of my hefeweizen glasses only to find a hazy yellow-orange, with a 2-inch fluffy head. Nice thin lacing.

Good spicy, banana-ish smell.

Malts and ripe fruits hit my palate. Nice.

Good mouthfeel: buttery, refreshing. With a light twang as an aftertaste.

Will drink this one again.

¡Salud!

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2008 19:59:15 | More by Pepeton
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vancurly

Australia

3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type = can.... 5L can.... @ $30 AU = $3 per 500ml weissglass... top value

But I can't help feeling I'm the butt of a practical joke.... as if someone has spiked my Schoff with a TED....

a) Fluffy white head, whipped egg-white. Colour a hazy light orange

s) Banana & orange, hint of ginger powder. Slight funkiness

f) Malt balance more barley than wheat, compared to others of style, and a more noticeable metallic hoppiness also (reminiscent of certain Aussie macros).

m) Not as wheat-creamy as I like in hefe; quite a dry finish, and a doughnut-effect hollow palate

d) With the dry finish, probably more quaffable than your typical hefe. Strange as it may seem, the dryness, funkiness and hoppiness makes it seem like someone's created a 50 using hefe & Toohey's Extra Dry

Serving type: can

05-16-2008 06:09:15 | More by vancurly
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 500 ml into Reidel Extreme Riesling glass...

Excellent sudsy, tight, 2 1/2-finger head. Cloudy, lemon/orange zest body with mild honey tone. Not a whole lot of visible carbonation; decent lacing.

Clean, moderate aroma of "electric" wheat. Slight yeast texture with tangy citrus and a mild hop profile.

Very clean and enjoyable - citrus flavor is tangy and well-pronounced; wheat/malt has a light but powerful backbone. Zest and other esters complement in background.

Silky mouthfeel - very clean and a little light with a long, balanced, cool finish.

Doesn't pack a huge flavor profile but is great for a warm-weather lawnmower or beach beer. More of a classic weissebier than newer ester-laden caricatures (not that they're bad, either). Nice!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2008 10:55:10 | More by IBUnit63
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from jenny lou's in beijing.

500ml can

orangey golden color, cloudy with yeast (needs to be swirled in). decent head gradually fades to ring and wisps. some sparse lacing.

fruity aroma, orange rind, very ripe pears, whiff of banana. faint clove and yeast notes.

flavor has some spice notes (cilantro?) that approach phenolic and medicinal, but not to the point of distraction. more banana/apple fruitiness, hints of bread. slight acidity. bitterness is mild and melds into aftertaste.

not watery, but not as smooth as i'd like. lively carbonation isn't a minus, but not really a plus either.

decent enough.

Serving type: can

05-01-2008 04:34:28 | More by tai4ji2x
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Traquairlover

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
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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BBM

New York

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Spring is upon us, which means hefewiezens are back in season! This beer pours a cloudy bright yellow with a chunky white head into a hefe glass. Aroma is citrus and banana, with hints of some spices.

German hops and spices nicely compliment the light, sweet underbelly of this brew. It's not too heavy, but doesn't leave you for wanting either. At times the sweetness was a tad much, but overall this beer satisfied my hefe craving. Mouthfeel was carbonated well, and it's very quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2008 14:42:28 | More by BBM
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I guess I'm alone on this one, but I really like this hef!

Pours a gorgeous hazy peachy yellow, with a fantastic fluffy white head. Nose is predominantly clove and banana. Taste follows with awesom banana bubble gum clove estery goodness! Super crisp and refreshing taste. Mouthfeel could maybe be a touch thicker for the style, but i actually like my hef a slight bit thin and carbonated, which this one is. Amply carbonated. Drinkability is solid and is enhanced by a good touch of carbonation. This one drinks like a goddamn soda. Overall defenitely the best hefeweizen I have had in a while. I will defenitely be buying more of this! Fantastic!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2008 08:00:12 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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orangemoustache

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a hazy yellow gold with thin bubbly white head that quickly dissapates into a paper thin covering with very little lacing to show

S-yeasty,spicyness,some hints of fruit

T-this brew is chalked full of banana,lemon pie,clove,orange rind,and some mildly nutty yeast

M-a bit sticky on the lips,medium body with a gentle foamy(not creamy)mouth feel is quite soft and wonderfuly unique

D-this is a delicious brew,for me they dont get any easier to drink than this!

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2008 16:59:36 | More by orangemoustache
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Maduro. Permahazed pale yellow-orange body with an everlasting white head. Aroma is particularly clean with just kisses of banana and spice. Taste is also very clean with balanced and light flavors of banana, vanilla, and clove. Very mild. Body is lighter than many in the style and nicely carbonated. Drinkability is quite high.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2008 19:57:14 | More by DaPeculierDane
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Lothar666

Rhode Island

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
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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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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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BlindPig

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours with a huge white head on a hazy golden body with just a little copper tone to it.
S- Really nice big up front wheat, ripe banana, clove, light straw, light grass hops, hint of peaches, and just a touch of lemon with caramel around it.
T- Just a really clean tasty well made hefe. Nice ripe bananas are up front and linger in the mouth. The wheat comes through blended in nicley, grass hops come out and leave a nice size bitterness on mid tongue. Peach seems to come out too. Nice clove flavor that really helps cut the malt body even more.
M-Medium body with a low carbonation to it. Nice smooth easy drinking feel.
D- Probably one of, if not the best, hefes I have tried. Just a great and well made beer. If your a fan of this style I would advise seeking it out.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 11:22:33 | More by BlindPig
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from .5L bottle to a big hefe glass the liquid is a right looking cloudy dark gold with excellent carbonation. The head is way big and white, but could leave a bit more lace.

The smell is excellent, banana, cloves very traditional, very good.

The taste follows, this is a very good German hefe, banana-clovers dominates with a note of peach, really nice, yet the malt could be a bit bigger.

The mouthfeel seems a little off, maybe the carbonation was spent in the pour/heat, but it seems a tad thin.

The drinkability is very good, a great brew to be sure.

Prosit und Zum Wohl, MK

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2008 20:18:11 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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Stephen63

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Incredibly lively pour, with half the glass appearing as foam which took quite a while to settle. Massively hazy...

S - Very sweet with some citrus. Nice.

T - Suprisingly flat. Found the flavour to be lacking with some of the sweetness only coming through (orangy). Felt like there was something missing.

M - Quite smooth and pleasant level of carbonation but a bit thin.

D - If I had a limited choice and this was one of them I'd take it, easily drinkable but certainly not particularly memorable.

Snapped this up on one of my rare visits to Morrisons supermarket (was there for a Nintendo game!). Overall this looked and smelt the part, let down with the body which was rather a pale comparison to some of the classic hefes. Hmm.... If you want to sample the weissbier style start off with Schneider or Weihenstephaner.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 21:53:41 | More by Stephen63
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.55/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown 0.5 litre bottle, best before 07-2008, drank 12-2007.

Poured into one of my Franziskaner Weissbier glasses.

This is a hazy one, all Hefeweizen are hazy, but this one is real hazy. The huge white head sits atop busy bubbley highly carbonated beer.

It may be the haze king but its aroma is small fry compared to others. There is some vanilla and banana, but very little in comparison with most other hefeweizen.

All the right flavours are here, but it appears lightwieght in everything about it. The mouthfeel is weak, the flavours don't linger and the aftertaste isn't correct.

Not overly impressed with this beer, I have had many better Hefeweizen and I'll not be having another of these.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2007 21:33:10 | More by BlackHaddock
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JBogan

Nevada

3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy peach color with minimal head and lacing.

Banana and citric aromas come to the fore. Not as complex as many other beers of this type.

Taste mirrored the smell. Again mostly bananas with a slight citric tartness but overall not real complex.

Nice mouthfeel. Ample carbonation to tickle the tongue and a medium and smooth body.

A somewhat drinkable brew. Nothing real memorable going on here but nothing offensive either. I'd drink it again at some point, but not go out of my way to seek one out.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2007 23:42:26 | More by JBogan
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Gmann

New York

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden orange color with a fantastic pillowy white head that dissipated into a nice cap. This brew is very cloudy, kind of looks like dirty orange juice. The smell is sub-par for a German hefe, reminds me more of an American wheat. Strong wheat malt and lemon citrus aromas. The taste on the other hand is quite smooth. A nice banana flavor base with some light phenols and a light citrus touch. The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Finishes slightly tart. It has the typical hefe crisp yet creamy texture. A good hefe but not a great hefe. The citrus like flavors cut into the banana/phenol flavors that should be center stage. I nit-pick a little, this is a really good hefe.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2007 05:16:20 | More by Gmann
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Pegasus

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Quite hazy, dark golden color, with a moderate white head, and numerous streams of carbonation.

Aroma: Mildly sweet, bready aroma, some ripe banana notes, and a strong herbal hop note.

Taste: Mildly sweet, with honey-like notes, cloves, and ripe bananas, the taste turns to tart malt in the middle of the taste. The finish is dry, with a mildly bready malt, and herbal hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, full, and pleasant, soft on the palate.

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and very well-crafted, a sold example of the stylr.

Many thanks to Max for hand-carrying this bottle from Germany.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2007 02:09:16 | More by Pegasus
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CharlieMopps

Virginia

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

With summer long past being officially over, but summer temperatures sticking around, I thought I'd sit down with this beer and toast my confusion/fear of climate change.

A: A rather easy pour yields a massive fizzing head that bubbles quite noisily in the weizen glass. Color is a hazy, pale orange glow with hints of gold.

S: Slightly phenolic with a faint hint of bubblegum, but the yeasty and grainy aromas are actually more noticeable.

T: Pale malt introduction that segues into a wheaty middle with hints of sweetness, however this fades abruptly and washes out in the finish. Aftertaste is of ghost-like sweet fruit, but mostly the pale malt fading.

M: Light bodied, somewhat watery but not out of character for a hefe. Carbonation is minimal on the palate, but still noticeable, making for a smooth sipper.

D: I tend to see hefeweizens as a quite drinkable style on the whole, and this one has that quality. However, because it does not pack a whole lot of punch on the palate in terms of the phenols, I just don't think it's a strong hefe. While a certain grainy taste is actually welcome, there's not much else to this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 20:13:30 | More by CharlieMopps
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albern

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite hefe-weizen, but not a bad one either. As everyone else mentioned, this beer is quite cloudy, orangish, with more head and retention than is typically characteristic of the style. The smell is prodigious and lasts throughout. Malt, crisp apple, some citrus smell, some cloves too. The beer is less sweet than I would have anticipated from the smell. This is a rather dryish beer, and particularly so for a hefe. You will get a moderately carbonated, tart, dry, yeasty wheatish malt taste, bordering on a toasted malt flavoring. What you won't get is the thick, sweet, typically banana qualities often present with hefes. The cloves are noticeably absent from the taste, but you will get the pepperish snap at the end, but very subtley so. The mouthfeel is significantly more creamy than I would have expected, and the after taste is a bit more pronounced as well. This is a hefe that is complex because it borrows characteristics from other styles. L'Chaim

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2007 22:28:44 | More by albern
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AlexLMS

Portugal

2.65/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: cloudy, but without the floating yeast, with a pale orange colour. The head is white, moderately large, fair retention and little lacing.
Aroma: citrus, wheat and some yeast notes.
Taste: confirms the aroma. Bitter with a yeast tang.
Mouthfeel: dry, average carbonation, average strength and light body.
Finish: not very long bitter aftertaste.

Overall: not very impressive. Too watery. Probably my last one.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2007 14:01:21 | More by AlexLMS
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a a cloudy golden yellow with a foamy, white, four-finger head. It left lace.

S - It smelled of banana, clove and wheat.

T - It tasted of banana and sweet wheat. There were also citrus and clove flavors.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light-bodied beer.

D - A very good hefe. Very well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2007 01:47:09 | More by zeff80
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HardTarget

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle Inspection: .5 liter brown bottle, 12.07.07 (sampled 07.10.07, slightly past due). 5,4% abv. with the serving suggestion of 8º C.

Aroma: Mild banana esters which I assume are yeast driven.

Appearance: Almost opaque, almost brown, let’s call it dark yellow with a creamy white, tight bubbled head that laced nicely.

Flavor: Again, mild banana esters, bit of clove, little grainy wheat bite with a touch of honey sweetness in the finish. Really nice profile.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation.

Overall Impression: Old school hefe! Old world charm. Good craftsmanship here.
I learned that the ß in the name is old school German for double S, making it Weissbier.

Big thanks to Max for hand carrying this back from Europe!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2007 06:23:24 | More by HardTarget
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

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

Appears a cloudy haze of orange toned gold with a heavy, tight head of off-white foam that slowly fades out into a sticky, batter-like head and collar. Lots of scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of vanilla, bananas, clove, and tropical pineapple.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with tart wheat found among the banana milkshake mixed with vanilla ice cream.
Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, milkshake like, along with some light lemony citrus coming through.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2007 18:15:42 | More by weeare138
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ccrida

Oregon

3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

On draught at The Beer Stein in Eugene, OR, and served in a Schneider Weisse glass, Kapuziner Weissbier is a hazy straw color with a thin white head.

The aroma is moderate, but classic hefe, in this case all clove esters.

The taste is also classic, and while it is still heavy on the clove, it has some banana fruitiness lingering in the background.

The mouthfeel is pretty thin and a touch watery.

Easy drinking and very refreshing, and while it's a fine example of the style, it's not particularly distinct or noteworthy, and ultimately forgettable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2007 18:23:06 | More by ccrida
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.