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Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

429 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 32
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of Ego
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

$2.99 for a brown euro bomber @ DeCicco Market in Ardsley, NY (the new store - awesome place!)

eyes...
2 full fingers of cakey white fluff, it settles down at a decent clip but impressive retention remains, it is the type of head that looks like you could dip your hand in and chuck it at someone, hazy straw yellow with lots of microcarbonation. a good looking hefe.

nose...
spicy and fruity, a little more so than a lot of hefes, the wheat is in there to be sure but the fruitness is stronger here, strong bannana aroma, this demonstrates all the phases of the style well here. everything is solid but not outstanding.

taste etc...
the carbonation here is so dead on. if westephaner had this carbonation profile in a bottle it might be the perfect beer. this one is too assertive with the bannana overtones for me personally. there is a little prickly-ness to the carbonation but it is almost creamy in the mouth which alot of hefes are missing. the body is medium so it drinks heavier than most hefes also. there is too much bannana here... it isnt bad tasting at all perse but to me too much bannana = bad bannana.

verdict...
due to the over sweetness of the bannana flavor the drinkability is off on this for me, it isn't bad perse but I can see this rubbing people the wrong way. I could not go for more than one of these. but if you are looking to put a bannana in your mouth..um.. well.. bannana flavor shot into your mouth, give this one a swallow.

Ego, Jun 23, 2006
Photo of illini4x4
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

illini4x4, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +23.8%

KC9LDB, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of karst
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours chill hazed with thick white head filling the upper 1/3 of the Paulaner Weisbier glass. Slowly falling it is supported by strong beading and substatial lace. Aroma of citrus and clove and belgium yeasts. Taste very solid with hint of clove and citrus balance with sweet grain. Great mouthfeel supported with high carbonation finishes dry but no bitterness from the hops. A very drinkable Hefe-Weizen. Anyone loving this style should be pleased.

karst, May 19, 2005
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle marked 2412212 at 40 degrees into shaker
Aroma of fruity yeast phenolics
Head enormous (> 8 cm), off white, frothy, slooowly diminishing to
Lacing excellent - complete rings 1.5 cm wide and 2-3 mm thick
Body medium yellow, hazy
Flavor begins slightly sweet and fruity with some banana and clove flavors; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.5

Ozzylizard, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of carln26
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was on tap at Red Bones today. It poured into a pint glass a hazy gold to copper with a thick full head, nice retention. Bitter banana clove aroma, slightly sweet. Great banana flavor highlighted by clove, Malt has a slight candy sweetness, orange citrus back, mildly bitter. Slick light mouth feel, very refreshing. Nice warm weather refresher. This beer stacks up well, although I still prefer the benchmark (Paulaner), and the all time champ Weihenstephaner
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carln26, May 29, 2005
Photo of RedHaze
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange with a two finger head that leaves behind a thick coating of lace. I really like the appearance of Hefe-Weizens

Smell; bits of orange peel, ripe bananas, cloves with a very solid caramel malt presence.

Taste; sweet honey like flavor upfront, followed by oranges bananas and cloves. There's a nice bread dough and caramel malt backbone, with just some hints of black pepper. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, and very drinkable.

RedHaze, Apr 19, 2006
Photo of KFBR392
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Burnt darker orange color. Finger worth of head on the pour which was present while drinking. Some random scattered lacing while drinking. Below average active carbonation while drinking.

Smell: Spices which mesh well with accents of cloves hit the nose first. The peppery spices continue to dominate throughout. A rich wheat body plays very well off the spices, bringing each out more.

Taste: Light bubbly fruit and earthy spices jump on the palate first. A pleasant, airy wheat body gives this brew a easy drinking, refreshing feeling. The back end falls off a little but plenty of spice and cloves round out the back end enough to satisfy.

Mouthfeel: Very clean crisp mouthfeel. A light dryness is balanced but the sweeter malt tones which continue to buzz on the palate.

Overall: An excellent Hefe with all the characteristics one would look for with added layers of complexity. Everything plays together so well in this brew. Refreshing and easy drinking.

KFBR392, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of BlindPig
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.

BlindPig, Jan 05, 2008
Photo of archero
4/5  rDev -1%

archero, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of beeragent
4/5  rDev -1%

beeragent, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of acrawf6
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a beautiful hazy and rich gold at the bottom of my hefe glass and a rich orange tint. Head is nice and frothy white that sits on top the throughout the whole beer. Incredibly enticing.

Smell. Heavy on the bananas with just a light aroma of cloves. Has a nice sweetness, and in big whiffs i get a little bubblegum.

Taste. I remember liking this one more, but still quite good. More banana tastes, but also with a good amount of a apple taste, like a tart apple juice or apple cider. Cloves are there, but not strong, and i love cloves.

Mouthfeel is good. Carbonation is high and normal for the style. The body is medium with a lively crispness from the carbonation.

Overall a very enjoyable hefe. I just remember it being better (when i say better, i mean like a superior hefe). It is still quite nice though. However, there are other hefes i'd take in front of this one, but not many. A beautiful looking hefe though.

acrawf6, Aug 25, 2006
Photo of logicalparadox
5/5  rDev +23.8%

logicalparadox, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of sfprint
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

sfprint, Oct 31, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1%

Sturmthis, Oct 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

robertjskelton, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Zraly
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Zraly, Jul 09, 2003
Photo of Slynger
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Slynger, May 31, 2008
Photo of mjurney
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mjurney, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of fitzy84
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

fitzy84, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of berley31
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

berley31, Nov 24, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Dirty25, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

YamagamiTravis, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of clarknova
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

clarknova, May 30, 2013
Photo of Lexluthor33
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Lexluthor33, Sep 05, 2008
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
91 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.