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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

406 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 28
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002)
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Zraly

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

O beautiful day that I should partake in such liquid silk...

This intoxicatingly good hefeweiss is a hazy, lazy-day gold with a generous, fluffy cloud sitting on top of it. The scent has a nose of spice and overall, the presentation is fit for royalty.

There is the presence of the clove and banana character that is popular to most well-crafted wheats, but this has so much more going on. There are lovely notes of strawberry, melon, juicy citrus, vanilla, black pepper and a nice touch of sweet malt. The carbonation is right on the money, and compliments the complexity of this ale brilliantly. It is rich and luscious in mouthfeel, and undeniably smooth on the palate. The finish is pure and refreshing. A slight, mellow tingle lingers on in the mouth.

I think this would go great with some pork ribs that have been rubbed down with some Jerk seasoning. Perhaps with a side of beans that have been cooked in coconut milk.

O, who cares at this point. This is a treat in and of itself.

07-09-2003 16:49:42 | More by Zraly
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Slynger

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

05-31-2008 05:02:00 | More by Slynger
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +12.6%

A: Poured on tap at Novare Res Bier Cafe. Large, white frothy head that slowly dissipated to 1-finger. Body is an almost rusty-orange color, and cloudy.

S: Very nice aroma of wheat, yeast, and citrus fruit. Nothing in the aroma is overpowering, yet still present enough to be present with every sip.

T: This is a great-tasting hefeweizen... smooth and refreshing with yeast and wheat, and lots of orange. Some spices are present (especially pepper). Excellent!

M: Medium-bodied and creamy, with average carbonation.

D: I think maybe the best hefeweizen I've ever had. I could drink it all night.

11-24-2009 20:31:07 | More by berley31
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

A great orange-yellow appearance with a delicious frothy head made this drink incredibly appetizing. A strong citrus/orange fruit flavor was particularly noticeably along with bready textures. Taste was pretty sweet but had an odd syrupy aftertaste to it. A crisp carbonation aided in a beautiful body that was great to look at. Overall, a great hefeweizen.

03-14-2009 15:08:23 | More by fitzy84
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Lexluthor33

New York

3.35/5  rDev -17.1%

Hazy yellowish orange color with a one and a half inch head and very good lacing.
The aroma consisted of malts,bananas,citrus and clove notes with some yeast on my nose as I began to sip.
The taste was a bit of a downer. Decent malts,mild lemon/citrus flavor with some clove hints pursuing.
Here is the thing that did not sit well, it was the mild metallic tones.
The overall feel was medium body,high carbonation and a crisp,clean finish. Some mild tartness,but overall an o.k. balance.

Notes: I am not saying I would not purchase this again,but I will say that there are many better selections available.
Perhaps this could be paired with a specific meal or on a hot day I see no harm.One can say that it was a decent brew,just do not expect the world from it.

09-05-2008 01:11:50 | More by Lexluthor33
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%

Picked up from Scrooge's in Anderson, South Carolina.

Very, very cloudy on presentation out of the bottle. Hazy yellow in color, if you can even call it yellow. Huge, pillowy head. Notes of banana, bready goodness, yeastiness, and some spicy clove action hits up front. Smooth and balanced on the palate, with the subtle note of the spiciness adding a subtle twist. Finishes well. Very, very nice. A HUGE thanks to BA chuckee for recomending this Bavarian beauty - one that I will track down again very, very soon.

Prosit!

01-17-2007 18:33:43 | More by goindownsouth
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

11-13-2010 04:58:30 | More by theboozecruise
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mjurney

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Look:
Very cloudy. Deep golden color. Good amount of small carbonation rising. Foamy head that disappears pretty quick.

Smell:
Sweet nose. Bananas, cloves, bready, just a hint of citrus.

Taste:
Bready up front. Fruity, bananas, cloves, tart, yeasty. Bitterness towards the finish.

Mouthfeel:
Thick, yet slightly crisp. Very light on the carbonation.

06-17-2012 04:20:35 | More by mjurney
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cowboy83

New York

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-17-2011 17:27:32 | More by cowboy83
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archero

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

01-28-2013 00:37:17 | More by archero
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1%

11-10-2013 00:58:06 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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RuudJH

Netherlands

3.05/5  rDev -24.5%

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.

06-08-2010 11:35:22 | More by RuudJH
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shirfan

New York

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%

Hazy gold with many bubbles rising to feed a large, brilliantly white head.

Aroma is fresh, spicy, slightly estery. Especially pungent; the smell of good beer nearly filled the room.

Light bodied but flavorful. A bit of a snap up front, almost vanilla in nature, followed by lightly sweet banana, with some juicy fruit salad in the background.

Progressively more clove and warm bready yeast arrived as I was able to swirl more sediment on my 2nd and 3rd pour. No sourness crept into the finish as with some wheats.

One bottle, euro-sized as it may be, was certainly not enough of this. I will definitely seek more as the weather warms.

04-07-2005 04:33:30 | More by shirfan
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santoslhalper

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

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

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-14-2012 12:58:07 | More by YamagamiTravis
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clarknova

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-30-2013 15:38:23 | More by clarknova
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BrewMaster

California

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%

Served from a 5L mini keg picked up at BevMo in Chino Hills, CA for $12.99.

Appearance: Cloudy orange to straw color with a big, long lasting white fluffy head. This is a nice looking beer in the weizen glass. Lots of lively carbonation.

Smell: Cloves, banana, light soapiness, and a sweet bready nose.

Taste: Chewy banana flavor with more spice and cloves, just like the nose. Sweet malty wheat backbone with some candy sugar character. There's no hop flavor to speak of and no alcohol flavor. More fruit at the end with pineapple and a flowery quality to it. Very tasty and clean with a refreshing watery ending.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth and refreshing.

Drinkability: All around a lovely beer that I was glad to stumble upon.

10-08-2005 19:19:32 | More by BrewMaster
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

09-11-2010 05:08:51 | More by TheQuietMan22
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ColoradoBobs

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%

16.9 ounce bottle.

Very hazy, almost opaque, very dark orange, with a decent smooth head, and lots of chunks of yeast. Not much lacing, but I don't expect much from this style.

Smell of fruity banana esters, mild citrus, a bit of grass, mown hay, and lots of clove, with a hint of black pepper.

Taste is clove and spice, citrus and clove, orange and clove, a tiny bit of banana, and -- did I mention it already? -- clove. Solid malted wheat presence that rolls over your tastebuds. Hints of black pepper. Really intriguing and pleasant.

Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Leaves a feel like peppermint -- cooling and refreshing. Just a fascinating sensation. Wow.

Soooo drinkable. What a complete and complex brew! Really quite nice. Go get some now! I repeat: you MUST go get some now!

11-13-2005 03:22:29 | More by ColoradoBobs
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev -17.6%

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.

09-06-2010 03:49:01 | More by BeerNinja007
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ManekiNeko

Virginia

4.72/5  rDev +16.8%

.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.

06-23-2004 03:58:06 | More by ManekiNeko
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JBogan

Nevada

3.18/5  rDev -21.3%

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.

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

Arizona

4.8/5  rDev +18.8%

Pours a beautiful cloudy orangey/golden color with a huge pillowy, creamy, white head that last forever and laces the glass rather nicely. Huge spicy aroma of cloves and some slightly more subtle pepper. There is a bit of fruitiness in the background but it is almost completely masked by the spiciness. The taste starts off very fruity with some great banana and some slightly orangish qualities to it before it fades into a nice spiciness in the middle of the brew before fading back to it's fruitiness and getting some big time banana flavors and then finishing nicely balanced flourish of fruitiness and spiciness. The mouthfeel on this one is a bit on the thin side but that is about the only thing wrong with this beer as it is still super creamy and refreshing and extremely drinkable. This may have just performed a coup on the throne of my favorite hefe. An absolutely excellent bier.

09-09-2002 12:09:00 | More by Murph
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JRBecks

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.7%

06-11-2012 21:07:47 | More by JRBecks
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robertjskelton

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-30-2013 01:03:26 | More by robertjskelton
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.