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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.

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nickthegun12

Alabama

3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

not overly impressive!!!>>>really watered down tasting>>>the color is different from what i think a hefe should be>>>the smell is not bad>>>after smelling this beer out of a pint glass i was expecting this beer to be pretty good>>>but its only decent>>>the only thing i can say about this beer is that its pretty darn drinkable>>>

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 00:07:33 | More by nickthegun12
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chaduvel

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy seductive orange complexion, humongous creamy head. This beauty has a rich aroma with a strong presence of vanilla. Tastes of yeast, cloves, and tropical fruits. Mangos, Lychee maybe? Not as much banana as other Hefeweizens. Highly carbonated. Very refreshing and a fantastic brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2003 14:29:11 | More by chaduvel
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Pepeton

Mexico

4/5  rDev -1.2%
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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PopeJonPaul

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold with a nice white head that left great lacing in the glass. Spicy, peppery-hopped banana and fruit flavors with good body and a grapefruit-sour finish, the hoppiness cuts the sweetness down. Refreshing, not a particular standout in my pantheon of Hefe beers though as I like them on the sweet side. Still a great choice for a hot, sweaty NY summer afternoon, glad the bartender did not sour this with a lemon.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2004 00:21:47 | More by PopeJonPaul
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AndoBrew

Georgia

2.7/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

*did not mind would not buy*

app: a rainbow of yest slury .. I like to dump the shaken yeast in not able to see through it.. it is yellow orangish with a weak pillowy white head. 3.5 cause it looks so scary I am intrested.

smell: B A N A N A S this beer is.. just that and a little bit of butter.

taste: very alive for lotsa heffys I have had, pretty mild balanced heff.. I think I really like its spritzyness. a little bit dry and strange back of mouth taste on finish of second gulp... some sort of chemical taste.

nah.. this is not a great heffy, just an okie dokie down the middle one with a strange taste that is like very watered down paint thinner at the end.


mf: like the carbonation .. its to thin though.

drinkable?: minus that taste yes it is. so kinda.

dont waste your time on this unless you just have to try a new beer or drink all heffs on the planet.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2006 00:06:12 | More by AndoBrew
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bierman2000

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Excellent wheat beer!! Cloudy yellow with lots of carbonation and foam throughout the glass. Clovey, citrus, and tart yet very refreshing.. The senses are dazzled by the appearance and the flavor of this very drinkable hefeweizen, worth seeking out and enjoying.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2003 17:16:21 | More by bierman2000
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BrewSomerville

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aromas of citrus, and spices.

It had a big, white, rocky and fluffy head. Good head retention, one or two spots of lace. Golden/ straw in colour, and hazy.

I tasted the traditional banana & clove plus pineapple. Maybe some orange. It had a slight tartness or bitterness, but very, very subtle.

Mouthfeel was creamy smooth. It floats in your mouth.

Overall, I think it's a good heffe. Great summer Beer. I'll drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2007 17:51:31 | More by BrewSomerville
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Tolnik

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this wheat colored beer into a pint glass. While the white foam was that of good with it reduced down to a slight lingerance. The aroma is that of cloves floweral and slight hops. The taste was similar to that of the aroma with a sweetness to the beer. Overall a great hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2008 00:24:23 | More by Tolnik
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RushLimbmalt

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

There is not much better than a German Hefe Weizen. This beer is pretty damn good. It is a nice hazy burnt orange and has no head moments after the pour. It has a nice ripe banana aroma. The taste is quite refreshing, a bit of clove and citrus with a nice crisp finish. This is going to be a beer to look for during the summer, but was a nice on this cool evening as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2005 08:59:27 | More by RushLimbmalt
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Gritsak

West Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- a cloudy pale yellow with a huge fluffy white head. Retention is excelent and it laces till the last sip.

S- typical german hefe smell..lots of yeast, banana, some clove and lemon spice. It did seem a little less potent then some of the other big name hefe's, but still pleasant.

T- dominated by the yeasty banana flavor, but there is also a light hop tingle at the finish that adds to the crisp feel.

M- very smooth and creamy. as one can expect, light carbonation and a medium body.

D- extremely easy to drink. I could stick with this all night long.

overall- picked up a "mini keg" of this and split it with a friend. after the initial all head pour, it came out smooth and went down even easier. Very light on the palate and overall refreshing and smooth. At a little over $10 for almost 14 beers, that tough to beat. Especially when its such a good beer.

Serving type: can

04-30-2006 18:07:24 | More by Gritsak
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Stephen63

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
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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negroobserver

New York

2.95/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1pt 9oz Flip Top bottle - 5.4%ABV

C: Pours a nice hazy golden sunflower color with a lot of head and substantial visible carbonation. The head dissipates slowly and leaves behind a thick heavy lacing.

S: Wheat malt, light citrus scent

T: The first thing that stands out with this beer is the extra smooth texture. Hefeweizens are traditionally very watery, but this has a smooth rich texture. The flavors are flat. I don't taste any of the citrus that I was able to smell. It finishes with a light bitterness that lingers for a few seconds.

M: Again, the texture of the beer is great. It isn't overly carbonated as much of it is lost when poured.

D: It's okay. The texture of the beer is very enjoyable, but the lack of flavors or aromas doesn't make me want to try it again.

OVERALL GRADE: C/C+

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 19:34:18 | More by negroobserver
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Matty1918

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

So I'm the first to review this heffe. Hope I give it a good review.

I bought it at Julio's in Westborough Ma.

A 1 pt 9 oz brown bottle. Imported by Shelton Bros in Belchertown Ma.

5.4% abv

MIT FEINER HEFE on the front of the bottle.

A great pour in my heffe glass. A thick white, creamy head. the beer itself was cloudy, golden color..almost honey color.

Aroma was very nice indeed. Grainy, slight lemon very fresh smelling. A nice smeeling heffe. I can compare this arome to the Weinstephaner heffe. VERY nice.

Taste...man this is a very good tasting heffe. Very light..you can taste the grain and citrus. There's a nice sweet aftertaste. Very good. This heffe is a little more mellow than Weinstephaner.

Mouthfeel is also nice. Swish it around and it's creamy with some mellow carbonation.

I'd have to say this is my 2nd favorite heffe. This one os right up there with Weinstephaner in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2008 00:15:24 | More by Matty1918
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dbaker61

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden yellow color, a little cloudiness; not as much as many other hefeweizens. About one finger of foam, much less than expected. Moderate amount of lacing.

Smell: Got a good hit of banana esters from the freshly opened can, but not much after it was in the glass.

Taste: This is a hefeweizen? A balance of malt sweetness and some hops flavors, but not much banana, cloves, yeast or other typical hefeweizen flavors.

Mouthfeel: A bit light in body. Crsip finish. Good carbonation.

Overall: A disappointment. It tastes okay, but I can't understand the high ratings this beer has been getting. Bad batch or damaged in shipping (I'm in China)? Next time I want a hefe, I'll look elsewhere.

Serving type: can

06-03-2011 12:05:30 | More by dbaker61
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Kookiekwan

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice hazy golden light amber color with a 2 finger head that is bright white, the consistency is frothy, and it leaves a fine lacing to conceal the glass. The aroma has a distinct bread dough smell, sweet malt, banana, and clove. There are some nice hops coming through in the surprisingly dry finish. The body is medium with a very fine carbonation that leaves it creamy and smooth. The flavor is rich but not overly sweet, wheat malt, a light banana flavor and its backed by an unexpected bitterness and delicate spiciness. It's very well-balanced and smooth - and not as richly sweet and effervescent as some - but possibly more drinkable. This is a Unique beer and possibly my favorite Hefeweizen!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2006 17:22:33 | More by Kookiekwan
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mwrseeley

Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My God, what a wonderful head. Be careful pouring this one because the crown is a monster. I am not ashamed to admit that I often misjudge the pour and have to set the can, 80% empty, off to the side and wait for the head to calm itself. Not as cloudy as Franziskaner, my other favourite Hefe, but the body is a beautifully picturesque murky shade of honey. Lace all over the place. Of course, the head goes for broke and can't maintain its intensity for the duration. Don't forget to hold your glass up and check out the yeast scattered at the base.

The sweet smell, unsurprisingly, is reminiscent of banana-flavoured bubblegum, cloves and an earthy fungus-lined fruit-cellar. Very nice.

One of the best things about this Hefe is its complexity. It is like a great book or a great piece of jazz in the sense that each successive revisit reveals new layers of meaning.

In my opinion, the aroma, appearance and the shear drinkability of Kapuziner Gold HefeWeizen are what set it apart from most beers. I could drink this all day. Who needs milk and water for sustenance when you can survive on this stuff? Pace yourself. Show some will-power...

Serving type: can

11-13-2003 14:15:14 | More by mwrseeley
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BillyBoysPie

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Max and Moritz in Berlin, Germany. If you're in Berlin, make the trip to one of the best hidden restaurants on Orianenstraße in Kreutzberg. The food is perfect, great service, and a fantastic beer list.

Hazy straw with golden notes. Thick two-inch head typical of service in Germany. Always fun to look at.

Strong banana and wheat. The banana is sweet, and there's a great deal of yeast in the smell - naturally.

Rich yeasty and wheat flavors. Slightly overripe banana, but not too much.

As most hefeweizen are, refreshing and slightly sweet. A more Barvarian example - my Berliner friends didn't let me forget that! - but still tasty nonetheless.

Great for, as many Germans do, an afternoon refresher. Typical example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2009 00:39:55 | More by BillyBoysPie
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JCBears

Germany

3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Ah the beautiful cloudiness of a good wiesbeir. A great representative of the type. Creamy head

smell: Sweet but subtle a nice smell but could be more pronounce

taste: I must say I think it is an average tasting weissbeir. Not knocking my socks off. Semi sweet but nothing I can say is fantastic

mouthfeel: Once again par mouthfeel. Nothing special but overall good

overall: Would I drink it again, sure, would I go out of my way to buy it again, no

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 17:20:47 | More by JCBears
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atlason

New York

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from 1/2 liter flip top bottle poured into Hefeweizen glass. No freshness date to be seen.

Pours a clear medium amber before being taken over by yeasty haze. Medium/low head for Weizen with low retention and only slight lacing.

Sweet yeast on the nose.

Taste is fruity with slightly orange flavor. Wheat is well integrated. Hops barely present. Very little spicy notes or banana.

Mouthfeel is crisp with low carbonation for the style. Highly drinkable.

Overall a good Hefeweizen. I like this one but would prefer just a touch more complexity or assertiveness on some front.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 05:44:19 | More by atlason
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RoBotGod

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is one of my favorite warm weather beers. Its really easy to drink and still has a ton of craft quality to it. It pours clean and has that great wheat and white pepper smell to it. I has the same whit beer taste with some coriander flavor to it. Also complemented by a slight German bitter hops. Very easy to drink 3 in about a hour.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 02:04:32 | More by RoBotGod
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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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digita7693

Germany

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

a slightly murky dark orange gold color, with a beautiful white head

s Wheat, citrus and hint of bubble gum and honey

t banana, some citrus and wheat, bit more prominent than in other Weißbiers, but this is a good think

d very drinkable, simply put this is my favorite weißbier, always have some on hand

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 10:26:46 | More by digita7693
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ProfessorHops

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- dark gold, white head. Laces well and has a hazy overcast.

Smell- Bitter and very sweet hops.

Taste- good and very round. Light and fruity like advertised. A good trademark German flavor.

Mouthfeel- kinda' too thick to be named the worlds most refreshing beer. But texture is solid and not harmful.

Drinkability- guzzles ok. This beer is to thick to be a true quencher. So it doesn't; go down as fast as I'd like it to. The flavor has no part in this handy cap it's all in the texture.


I liked this beer. All though I had some problems with the texture all and all it was an ext ordinary brew. It is light in flavor and refreshing. I just find that the pallet and texture cause an argument with in the brew. The pallet offers a exciting party drink that could be served be the pincher. But the texture is too thick for this purpose. But the beer is very good, and will definitely try it again when in the mood for a good German hefe.


Gulp Gulp,
PH

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2006 07:43:42 | More by ProfessorHops
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cktison

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden color. Huge foamy head, stays around
S: Banana bread, yeasts, clove. Very nice.
T: Sweet, bananas and cloves, but not too strong. Banana much stronger than clove flavor. Smooth malts. Spicy, even a bit fruity.
M: Creamy, nice

Very easy to drink, summery, nice flavors. A great example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2007 15:54:31 | More by cktison
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jesseejames

Montana

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This wheat beer pours a nice slightly hazy golden color with a great head that lasts all the way down with nice lacing. It smells great with nice fruity and spicy tones. It tastes even better with the malt being over toned with fruits and spices. It goes doen really smooth all the way to the fine finish that leaves you wanting another. A great beer for its style.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 05:28:21 | More by jesseejames
Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.