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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
84
good

216 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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 AKBelgianBeast
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours a very dark brown with a decent white head. Nose is banana yeast and dark malts. Taste follows with some banana flavor and a somewhate overbearing maltiness. spice profile is good, but a bit akward. Mouthfeel is pretty good, but nothing to be marveled at. Drikability is ok, but again nothing special. Overall, an OK dunk, but really kind of akward. I would say try it, but i wont be revisiting this one. Their weissbier is fantastic, but this one missed the mark for me.

AKBelgianBeast, Sep 12, 2008
Photo of gpogo
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%

A- Dark opaque black/brown with a light cream colored head that had rather good retention.

A- Wheaty with a light fruity banana bubblegum aroma.

T- Wheaty banana bubblegum flavor. Faint bit of spice. Very slight amount of roastiness. Sweet malt. Finishes with a bit of a wheaty aftertaste.

M- Smooth medium body with light carbonation.

D- Quite enjoyable, but nothing special.

gpogo, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of beerpadawan
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%

It poured with a creamy, foamy, tan head that receded to a thin coating of the surface. The nose brings out the wheat and malt aromas nicely. A little bit roasty. It pours dark, showing a very deep red when held to light. It has a creamy mouthfeel, albeit with a prickly carbonation dominating the initial sensation. The malt and wheat flavors are the star. A touch of alcohol comes out on the finish, along with a lingering bit of dark, sweet bread. There is a bright sweetness in the middle that works well, allowing some yeasty action to join the fray, though subtly. No particular fruit comes to mind, just an essence of fruitiness. After sitting for a while on the palate without another drink it is a bit like a porter--some toasty chocolate notes.

beerpadawan, Mar 05, 2009
Photo of cooch69
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%

This beer pours from a swing top bottle a very deep dark brown almost black. It has a tight and creamy yet semi-compact off white/light tan head.

Nose is dark roasted malts, black coffee, and a little cocoa. There are hints of ginger and brown sugar wafting in the backround.

Taste is so much like coffe it's unbelievable. I don't think I've ever had any beer that did'nt actually use cofee that tasted so much like coffee(two creams and one sugar). It is slightly sweet at first but leads into a dry roasty finish. Slightly nutty as well, predominantly filbert's. This one is pretty creamy and only on the lower end of medium bodied. Also a little bit of acidity in the finish. This is probably one of the only factors that I could actually distinguish this as a wheat beer from. Because this beer to me would taste just as much as a cream ale as a wheat beer in a blind tasting.

This ones is subtle, yet aggresive and packed with different nuances to be discovered. A solid beer yet not great.

cooch69, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of dgallina
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%

500ml dark brown bottle without obvious freshness dating.

Pours clouded opaque dark brown with an inch or more of off-white foam, thick lace. Aroma is peppery cloves against banana bread. A bit lighter in the mouth, with more carbonation than expected. Flavor starts with more black pepper than cloves, with an odd burnt malt center that settles into a nicely drying banana and nut finish.

Worth trying, though the flavor profile is unusual for a dunkel weizen.

dgallina, Jul 25, 2006
Photo of jdhilt
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a five+ finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace, ton of yeast left in bottle. Deep mahogeny/brown color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Slight malty nose. Starts balanced, slight malty flavor, roasted malt finish, yeast is not noticeable. $2.45 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

jdhilt, Aug 07, 2006
Photo of CharlieMopps
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%

A: Pours a deep, dark mahogany color that barely lets in any light at all, with a thick head that holds quite well.

S: Slight wheat aroma, notes of roasted malt, coffee. Not very powerful or pungent nose, which indicates this one will have some subtlety to taste.

T: Some malty sweetness up front, with some coffee flavor, which leads into a noticeably wheaty middle that fades out into a drying finish that has little aftertaste.

M: Light bodied in composition, adequate level of carbonation and the drying feel toward the end.

D: Rather drinkable, but not the most impressive of its style that I've tasted. Nevertheless, for any Dunkel fans, this is worth a taste. Still, I found it flavorful and balanced enough to still be enjoyable.

CharlieMopps, Oct 20, 2007
Photo of Drew966
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%

Kapuziner Schwarz Weizen pours a dark brown with a tan head from a brown 500 ml bottle. The aroma is mostly malty with a little bit of banana noticealbe. The flavor is interesting, it's definitely different than other dunkel weizens I've tried. Banana is definitely noticeable, but so is roasted malt and some chocolate notes. I like it. Definitely worth a try.

Drew966, Dec 08, 2006
Photo of bbothen
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a dark mahogony wood color with big 3 finger head.

Smells yeasty, bready, & sweet chocolate aromas.

Tastes of banana bread, pecans, iced coffee, carmel, toffee, oh and some roasted malt & yeast.

Medium bodied & carbonation.

Glad I tried this. Very bread like. Not my favorite style, but enjoyed it. Will probably pick one up again when I'm ready for a change of pace.

bbothen, Aug 08, 2008
Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

valkyre65, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Xzfgiimtsath, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of sirjobin
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

sirjobin, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of jazztoloc
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jazztoloc, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of therica
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Pour the entire 22-ounce bottle into a 1-1/2 pint stein or it will be separated (or store it on its side until you're ready to pour).

A= dense dark near black although it was more gray-black coming out of the bottle, odd. Fair head from this bottle and some fair lacing and rimming.

S= caramel, nuts, light molasses, possibly dry coffee notes at times.

T= some dark roasted malts, caramel, pecan, slight flatness, only slight hints of Weizen traits, just not coming through in any level in an impressive way and it does not impress me as a cohesively balanced offering.

M= dry, my tongue is rubbing all over my mouth, my lips are oddly dry, yet it's not quite astringent; remnants of whatever traits might have existed, although rather obscure. Nothing I enjoy experiencing, unfortunately.

D= I think I would stop before I even bought another one, but if I had another bottle offered to me I probably wouldn't have much urge to have two.

therica, Aug 16, 2010
Photo of RazorX67
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

RazorX67, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of ejh06752
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ejh06752, May 10, 2012
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Gagnonsux, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of beerdedking
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

This beer is not a typical Dunkelweizen. Thus the "Schwarz" in the title, and not "Dunkel". Think along the lines of a black lager crossed with a weizen, then you have where this beer is going. Pours a touch darker than the average dunkelweizen as well. Nose is subdued with some earth and some light wheat. Flavor begins with a dryish cocoa/chocolate entry then switches to a tangy weizen finish. As it warms the wheat takes a back seat and sort of blends more giving this one a single distinct taste. Overall not bad as it's a unique take on a weizen, but for me the chocolately malt belongs elsewhere...

beerdedking, May 11, 2009
Photo of DoubleJ
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

Half-liter bottle from BevMo and poured into a weizen glass, on to the beer:

No light is going through this ultra-cloudy leather brown, almost black, the head is big and billowy for a brief moment before imploding into a thin layer on top. Apples, rye, unsweetened chocolate, and earth in the aroma. Hmmm, the chocolate part was unexpected...so maybe it will taste like chocolate. Whoa cowboy! That's sweet!Faint apple flavor at first, then chalk and cigar flavors rush in. Thin in the mouth with little sign of carbonation. Hint of dusty cigar flavor in the aftertaste.

Not what I was expecting. A bit too sweet to have more than one serving, but it's interesting.

DoubleJ, Oct 25, 2008
Photo of KFBR392
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%

Appearance: Pours with multiple fingers worth of rich creamy head which settled at about a finger and was present while drinking. Above average active carbonation in the glass while drinking. Some light gets in along the edges revealing a dark brown color.

Smell: Balanced wheat and some mossy, earthy hop aromas hit first. A big bready, doughy body follows up the initial nose. Lots of sweet toffee and brown sugar warm up as the beer does.

Taste: Lots of the sweet malt tones picked up in the aroma pop out first in this brew. Decent wheat body carries throughout. Medium bodied fruits ride this one out.

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth carbonation makes this a very easy drinker. Sweet malt tones leave a pleasant sugary texture on the palate.

Overall: Really easy drinking but nothing about this beer really grabs the drinker. Overall malt sweetness really makes itself known throughout.

KFBR392, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Jermbrew
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%

This looks a bit like prune juice except it maintains a nice white head on top.

Aroma gives of a raisin-figginess. Hints of pare and bananas as well.

Smooth and somewhat chewy mouthfeel. This is definitely creamy but not really heavy. Very mild chocolate aftertaste but not at all bitter. The mild milkiness is pleasant. Carbonation is a little too soft in my opinion and the drink is watery.

The dark color contrasts the mild flavor profile nicely. This is very drinkable but I tend to prefer bolder beers.

Jermbrew, Feb 27, 2007
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%

Pours an opaque, murky dark brown-black with a 1 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt and some slight cocoa bean aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, burnt coffee, and slight cocoa bean flavors. There is a very mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the smell is somewhat lacking compared to the taste.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of atis
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%

Pours very dark brown with brown and very thick creamy head that lasts till the end of the glass, looks perfect. Aroma is rather intense toasty malt, when it warms up, some yeasty notes can be felt as well.

Taste is different from aroma, it starts watery with light feeling of toasty malt and bits of dark fruit in the finish. Mouthfeel is rather thin and very low carbonation, some warming feel after the glass is finished.

Overall, it looks good and smells good, but seriously lacks flavour.

atis, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of beeragent
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%

Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Pours a medium brown, forming a fluffy off-white head. Medium spots of lace on the glass.

S - Bready malt aroma on the nose. Not the typical dunkelwiezen aroma as expected.

T - Light malt flavor, a hint of cocoa and a slightly wheaty aftertaste. No hop presence.

M - Light bodied with a typical German wheat beer mouthfeel. Average carbonation and very smooth and clean.

D - Flavors aren't the usual German wheat beer taste such as clove and banana. Still, the beer is enjoyable, clean and refreshing.

beeragent, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of orangemoustache
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%

Pours a dark muddy brown with some caramel colored highlights,three fingers of foamy,medium brown head disapates slowly leaving behind a lackluster amount of lacing. The nose is slightly sweet with some roasted coffee aromas. This Shwarz is slightly bitter with lightly chared malt flavors,yeasty sweetness,and some faint dry hoppieness on the tail. The body is light and seems to lend its self to drinkability over substance. This one is'nt going to be a staple in my beer pyramid,it is worth a try.

orangemoustache, Aug 24, 2008
Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
84 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.