Kapuziner Weissbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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273 Reviews
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Reviews: 273
Hads: 468
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 40
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002

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Photo of digita7693
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
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 (308 characters)

Photo of Bubba83
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

0.5L bottle poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier Weizen Glass at around 50 degrees. First impressions on appearance are awesome. Nice amount of head naturally occuring at the pace I'd expect. Retention is good and leaves a medium-thin ring of head until the beer is finished. Cloudy yellow-orange hues are beautiful, very akin to the color of the sun. Some brief lacing occurs that is semi-sticky. Tiny bubbles rise from the bottom endlessly.

Smells about like a good Weissbier should. The subtleties of banana and citrus weren't apparent to me though, which could be improved upon. I smell wheat and clove nicely balanced.

I get a lot of subtleties in the taste however. First comes the grainy wheat flavor, and as I swirl it around clove becomes more apparent and fades into banana and then citrus right before the swallow. An earthyness follows and lingers a bit after the swallow, enticing you to take the next sip. The flavors here are very nice if you take the time and care to experience them, it would be nice however if they were a little less subtle.

Mouthfeel is also about right. Minutely prickly at first sip, but quickly smooths out to blanket the mouth in the typical unfiltered softness.

Drinkability is almost perfect. Nothing warming here in the swallow and on a nice hot day I'd probably be finishing this refreshing beer more quickly. Reminds me of being back in Germany. One of my new favorite Weissbiers. (1,430 characters)

Photo of roddwolff
4.26/5  rDev +6%
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. (460 characters)

Photo of dbaker61
3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
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. (704 characters)

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

$16.99 for a big 5L can! This is one of the few brews that you can get here in one of those monster 5L cans. It's like draft beer all the time!

This is great session beer. Not too light, not too heavy. hints of the clove and orange, etc. but a good wheaty taste overall. Nothing spectacular but great drinking nonetheless. (325 characters)

Photo of AlexLMS
2.67/5  rDev -33.6%
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. (421 characters)

Photo of horndecker
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
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. (747 characters)

Photo of treque
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Shade of orange, slightly turbeo with large bubble lather, with constant, heavy carbonation. The head has very high retention and residual.

S: In his aroma citrus notes are perceived, which are more penetrating than in the taste

T: With a slight hint of sweetness at first, passes through an acidity and bitterness with a good long finish slightly bitter citrus.

Medium body (380 characters)

Photo of WhiteOak
2.87/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- The color was an odd amber with a pronounced olive green hue, with a bit of haze. The off white head left some lacing.

S- Caramel predominates, with very faint spice & fruit. Light and uninspiring aroma compared to the competition.

T- Aside from the expected sweet wheat malt flavor, clover honey was the only other detectable element. There was a chemical/solvent off-flavor present.

M, D- Medium bodied and smooth. Even at this low of an ABV, there was a volatile ethanol element. (488 characters)

Photo of Matthew
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a darker yellow than alot of the other wheat beers I've drank. Nice frothy head, settles to a small covering.
Nice sweet bready smell laced with notes of fruity banana, some spiciness, and just all around smells like a banana candy (remember runts!).
Nice fruity banana flavor up front with a nice big malty bready character, slight notes of clove are fonud, basic hefewiezen tastes but this one is not quite as sweet as others I have tried. A little less sweet, finsishes with less of a pronounced blend of yeasty and malty flavors, but not in a bad way.
Carbonation is also more pronounced than others.
A pretty good wheat beer all around. (659 characters)

Photo of weissbierdrinker
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy, golden orange color with a tan, thick, creamy head that sticks around awhile and leaves thick lacing around the glass. So far so good. Funny thing is when I first bought the beer and held the bottle up to the light it looked clear. Then I put it in the fridge over night and the next day it was very cloudy. I guess the yeast are more active when the beer is cold.

Smell is of orange, banana, and some clove typical for a weiss beer.

Taste upfront is some clove followed by some spice then the banana notes with some hints of orange finish is very smooth with an aftertaste of yeast. Very pleasant beer to drink. Sets on the palate nicely.

Quality beer with a great mouthfeel and exceptional taste. One of the best weiss beers I've had. (755 characters)

Photo of MrSeth
4.3/5  rDev +7%
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. (735 characters)

Photo of nickthegun12
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
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>>> (393 characters)

Photo of chaduvel
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
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. (286 characters)

Photo of Pepeton
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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! (389 characters)

Photo of PopeJonPaul
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
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. (421 characters)

Photo of RushLimbmalt
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
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. (372 characters)

Photo of AndoBrew
2.71/5  rDev -32.6%
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. (890 characters)

Photo of bierman2000
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
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. (262 characters)

Photo of BrewSomerville
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
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. (435 characters)

Photo of Tolnik
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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. (287 characters)

Photo of Gritsak
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (877 characters)

Photo of Stephen63
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
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. (830 characters)

Photo of negroobserver
2.97/5  rDev -26.1%
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+ (801 characters)

Photo of Matty1918
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
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. (912 characters)

Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.