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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
84
good

225 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 04-16-2004)
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Photo of Spyder9179
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of BeerBeing
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 0.5 liter dark brown glass euro-generic bottle, gold on black label

Appearance: cloudy brown color, very big tan head, very good lacing

Smell: spice, nuts and yeast

Taste: medium body, crisp mouth feel, strong nutty and spice, very strong yeast, fruitness, banana, clove, caramel, malt

Notes: VERY GOOD, one of the best dunkel weizens I tried

Photo of AdrianMendez
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Sudcutter
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of rxmk
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of j-rod18
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of loren01
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours dark brown cola colored, huge head good lacing down the glass
S: Banana, clove, malty sweet cocoa smell
T: Chocolate maltiness, slight banana. Its like banana bread with some chocolate chips added.
M: Creamy smooth mouthfeel
D: This is an excellent beer, never been a fan of the style but I could drink many of these.

Photo of horshack7
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a Weizen glass is a very dark colored beer with a rocky three finger head.

Aroma: Banana, figs, wisps of molasses, plum, raisins, grape.

Taste: Light smokiness, figs, dark bread, raisins, some grape towards the back. The mouthfeel is smooth with a malty bite to it.

Notes: This is amazing very drinkable anda very smooth finish. Cheers.

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 0.5L bottle at Ye Olde Forge in Massachusetts. The beer was pitch black color with a thick frothy foam (at least 4 inches in the weisse glass it was served with).

The dominant aroma was bubblegum, backed up by some bananas. It was real nice, and a little unexpected although I previously had some good experiences with the standard Kapuziner weissbiers. The taste was delicious, bananas and cloves mixed with fruity bubblegum, very nice. The mouthfeel was thick and creamy, this was very easy to drink. And only 5.4%, excellent dark weisse.

Photo of Fugazme
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great looking beer on the pour. Near black, but very dark brown in color with an excellent head of off-white. Great stickage. Head stays and stays.

Aroma is of clove and bread. Very nice nose. Somewhat minty and bannana-like. Smells great.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth.

Taste is balanced and good. Some bannana-like flavors.
Malty and sweet. A slight cola flavor.

A great beer.

Photo of roddwolff
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black wheat Beer taked in honor of a my friend of mine who got married on 19 december 2009.

A: Once served in my weissbier glass "Erdinger Weissbräu", had a dark brown and opaque color, the foamy head is also dark, creamy with medium duration, good lacing;

S: Wheat and roasted malt, some prunes too;

T: Roasted malt, toffee and roasted coffee, also with floral hops, wheat hardly found;

M: Dry, medium body and low carbonation;

D: Dark wheat beers are always very good.

Photo of brewcrew76
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Reddish brown with thin tan head that fades quickly.

S - Sweet malty aroma, toasty, bready hints of banana and clove but very subtle, yeasty with chocolate.

T - Malty, slightly sweet, bready, roasty for a dunkelweizen, chocolate and wheat.

M - Slightly light, smooth and creamy.

D - This has more schwarzbier characteristics than a dunkelweizen but comes across as a nice blend of the 2 styles. Very drinkable.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok so I have to admit when I saw this lone, actually dusty bottle sitting on the shelf of an un-named local store, I was more then intrigued. I had never heard of a black Hefe and I knew I had to have one, I just had to. Rang up for 1.99 so I was not complaining and out the door I went. Pour was true to the name, very dark brown, nearly black and you could tell it was hazy and full of suspension. Big, towering two inch plus head of foam on top nearly would not stay in the glass and really looked quite full. Tons of side glass lace and a great look. Smell was very nice as well, the main player here being a yeasty and wheat aroma, but the nicest blend of roasted malts and even a touch of some caramel or dark nuttiness mixed in really set it off. The flavor was fantastic. Such a smooth creamy feel, but then again such great carbonation that it did not feel too full or too dull. Flavors were all over, you could definitely tell it was a Hefe as the classic flavor was there, but there were definite hints of roasting, or smoked aromas which were also as big and served to not only darken up the flavor but also the color. Really quite rich, with a touch of sweetness in the middle, and a bite of bitter at the end. This was great with dinner and I actually took a while to finish it, it was just that good. Overall I was not only impressed, but shocked at how good this was. This may have been one of my favorite that I have reviewed in a long time. This was just really outstanding and a shining example of a new style to me. I will be grabbing every bottle I see if I ever see it again and making this my choice of the week if I can. If you see it, pick it up and try it, it is really outstanding. Highly recommended.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an almost opaque ruby brown with a great tan head. Nose is slightly malty, but exhibits very little character. Flavor is sweet with an interesting almost corn like flavor. That is what hit my mind at first. Overall it is a really odd combination of flavors that almost seems like more than one beer blended together. I get a really odd yeast flavor with a hearty weisse flavor lingering in the back. Feel is good with a nice slightly higher level of bubble and the liquid feel is slightly bodied, though not very thick. Definitely drinkable. A very interesting and unique take on the style and worth trying out. I am glad I did.

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Properly poured in two stages at 45 degrees into a proper Hefeweizen glass. Yields a huge, thick, creamy, chunky-rocky tan head over a dark brown nearly opaque body. Head stands well above the glass, thick as meringue. Plenty of lacing as the head fades.

Smell is dark-roasted malt, wheaten dark bread, some bubblegum, some fruits and hints of clove and coffee. Intriguing aroma. Bubblegum rises as the beverage warms. Hope it tastes this good.

Taste is spot on with the smell, with an added note of mildly metallic hops. Wow! From the average review score, I wasn't expecting it to be this good. I'm really impressed. Love the bubblegum and dark malt together: a kind of sour-dough flavor. Fascinating.

Mouthfeel is decent, fairly round, with nice light carbonation. Pleasingly palatable.

Easy-drinking beer.

Can't for the life of me understand why this isn't rated higher. Of course, I generally love Hefe- and Dunkel-weizens in all their permutations, so maybe it's more about me than the beer. Still, I strongly recommend this to all wheat-beer fans.

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from A-1 To-Go. Dark brown body with ruby-red highlights and a half an inch of light tan head. Smells like chocolate and caramel malts. Very sweet and roasty, with chocolate and caramel malts playing a prominent role in the flavor. A bit of a smokiness is present as well. Creamy mouthfeel with a fair bit of carbonation to support it, making for a clean finish. A pretty damn good dunkel all-in-all.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

500 mL flip-top bottle pours a hazed, dark brown color with a large, fluffy tan head typical of a good wheat beer. Retention is awesome and lacing is nice.

Smells mighty fine with plenty of bananas and roasted malt. Yeasty esters win out by a fair margin over the malts and is pretty light in the clove department.

Snappy wheat is well balanced with the dark, roasty malt...very nice. Yeastiness is there, but not completely overbearing. Almost like eating a chocolate covered banana. This is a really well done beer. I am guessing the 'Schwarz-Weizen' term separates this from the typical dunkelweizen with more of a roasty malt as opposed to a sweeter caramel flavor found in many DWs. The low sweetness factor enhances the drinkability for me, along with a body thats just a notch below medium...my glass is emptying at an astonishing pace. One of the better dunkelweizens out there.

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Globetrotter
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in a tapered brown half liter bottle with a navy blue and gold label featuring a monk holding a Weissbier glass. The actual name of the beer is "Schwarz mit feiner Hefe" (Black with fine yeast). Purity law, of course. Best before 9/30/04, I opened it on 4/16/04.

Beautiful to behold. Cloudy dark caramel under a 2.5 finger tan contoured head that settles to about half a pencil, then lasts and lasts. Great lacing most of the way down. The nose is crisp with spice, orange and yeast. The mouth is prickly and not too light. The taste is as it should be - nice spice, banana and clove, with just a hint of sweet caramel. All of this is followed by a mellow hop bitterness that lingers very nicely, blending with the spiciness to form a smooth mosaic of pleasure throughout the mouth. Nice.

Photo of Birdlegs
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of donmonkey1
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown/black with a creamy tan head. It's a nice head but could hang around a little longer and lace better.

Smell: Licorice, brown sugar, toasted malt, sweet coffee.

Taste: Mollasses, sweet toasted bark.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice carbonation and stinginess.

Overall: This is a great, tasty beer. It's sweet, but not too sweet. Nice blend of tastes. I'm impressed.

Photo of Nipitato
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a bottle at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.

A: Beautiful dark amber almost mahogany color. Thick and rich mousy, craggy head with great retention.

S: Strong vanilla aroma almost like cream soda. Also a bubblegum scent. Mild malt aroma is bready. Clove like aroma absent.

T: Clean and sweet malt flavor. Banana flavor also prominent. Slight vanilla flavor. Dry finish. Malt flavor is bready and nearly roasted Clove like flavors also present.

MF: Medium filling mouthfeel. Quite carbonated.

D: Great beer that meets nearly all the qualities associated with a dunkel weizen. A great session beer to boot.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Sampling right now on 9/29/14. Comes in a single 500ml (NOT listed on the bottle) or 16.9 ounce bottle with a ceramic stopper for $2.99 at Hy-Vee in Council Bluffs, Iowa that I bought today. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a .5l 'Paulaner' weissber vase glass.

Pours a very dark brown if not a bitch black as you can't see through it. Has a good 3-finger foamy creamy thick beige head that settles down to a good 3+mm near the end of the drink. A good amount as well as sediment is seen in the bottom of the glass as well as in the bottom of the bottle. On the label it says "Hefe-weizen must be drunk from the glass-never from the bottle". No problem there. The aroma is of wheat with some hop aromas. The taste is even better than the aroma and has some sweet toffee and brown sugar in the mix as well. Very pleasant and goes down very easy. A tasty brew with medium body and perfect carbonation. A great brew!

Photo of Leschber
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a half liter weizen glass. The color is an almost opaque brown. Very thick and hazy. When held to a lamp, the edge has ruby and caramel tones to it. Dense, cappuccino-like head developed and dissipated slowly.

Smell: Standard fare for a dunkelweizen; it's a sinister hefe. Ripe fruit dominate, especially banana and apple, and yeast and bread are big players in the aroma. As it warms, scents of caramel, cocoa, milk chocolate, and nutmeg vie for dominance.

Taste: Surprisingly stout-like, which I like a lot. Based on the initial taste it's not even like I'm drinking a wheat. It tastes like a half coffee, half cappuccino: roasted coffee malts and whatever the hell cappuccino is made of. There is also a little cocoa or milk chocolate at play. After a few sips there is a noticeable nutmeg sweetness, which is also appreciable. The esters from the smell are almost nonexistent, and I don't miss them. There is also a lack of hop spice, though I will say a little pepper hangs around with the aftertaste.

Drinkability: Not bad. Tastes like a cross between a hefe and a schwarzbier. Though it's not the ideal wheat beer, especially for your ideal wheat beer occasion, this is good drinking. I would gladly buy this stuff again.

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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
84 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.