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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
84
good

208 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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CharlieMopps

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2007 21:16:28 | More by CharlieMopps
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Drew966

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2006 04:39:21 | More by Drew966
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bbothen

California

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2008 01:51:56 | More by bbothen
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-11-2012 14:05:12 | More by valkyre65
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-23-2014 15:01:43 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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sirjobin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-23-2013 01:37:31 | More by sirjobin
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jazztoloc

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-28-2014 22:48:01 | More by jazztoloc
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therica

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 07:52:09 | More by therica
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RazorX67

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-27-2014 02:15:41 | More by RazorX67
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ejh06752

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-10-2012 19:46:14 | More by ejh06752
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-05-2013 23:15:49 | More by Gagnonsux
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beerdedking

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 01:37:22 | More by beerdedking
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DoubleJ

California

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2008 04:09:18 | More by DoubleJ
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 05:58:15 | More by KFBR392
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Jermbrew

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2007 02:48:35 | More by Jermbrew
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 02:30:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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atis

Finland

3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 14:59:30 | More by atis
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beeragent

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 04:06:19 | More by beeragent
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orangemoustache

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2008 17:10:01 | More by orangemoustache
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stratelectric

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Aggressive pour from a pop-top bottle into a weizen glass results in a nice 3 finger, tan colored head.
A- Cloudy, dark brown. As I hold the glass in the air, little or no light passes through. Looks tasty though. As the head begins to fade, the glass is left with a light lacing, almost like a cobweb.
S- Roasted malt. To my suprise, I can't pick out much wheat. I was expecting to.
T- Much like the smell. Roasted malt.
M- Light, and a little silky. I can feel the carbonation tingle in my mouth just a little bit.
D- Very drinkable. Goes down smooth.

All in all I would consider this average. I don't think I would necessarily recommend this, but I certainly wouldn't knock it either.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 19:09:20 | More by stratelectric
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Brewsmith

California

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 0.5L bottle purchased locally. Aroma is a little clove and fruit, with some dark malt. Color is a dark brown with dark red highlights. A big beige head. Taste is fruity and malty. Not too much yeast character in there. Easy drinking, but not too complex. Dry finish with a little toast lingering.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2008 05:43:59 | More by Brewsmith
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blakesell

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into a curved pint glass.
Although aging is not recommended on this beer, this beer has been aged for a year or more. I forgot I still had some.

Appearance- Pours an amber black with a thick head of foam at least a full 5 fingers high. Dissapates very slowly. No question of the wheat content of this beer. Nice creamy lingering head that clings to the glass.

Smell- A bit of wheaty sourness with roasted and chocolate malt underlying. chocolate comes out more as the beer warms up. The sourness is surely from the age of the beer.

Taste- Roasty wheat with a slight sour kick and a chocolatey background. Actually, this tastes pretty much the same as it did oh, so many months ago. A hint of sour with a big dark wheaty roasted flavor, a hint of smoke and a good coating chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel- A pleasant suprise. Balanced carbonation and mouthfeel making this a good sipper for the change of the season. Light and creamy finish that isn't as thick and coating as a stout or porter.

Drinkability- This is actually very drinkable. I could go to town on this and with the low ABV. It's quite possible without getting hammered. Even after aging which should have spoiled the beer altogether, the beer still holds up and remains the easy drinker it was before. I'm glad that I bought the case, even a year later. This is the gift that keeps on giving with the reusable bottles for homebrewing as well. This is not my favourite beer overall, but it is a fine lower gravity beer that was well worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2007 23:29:44 | More by blakesell
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Standard 500 mL German bottle with some code on the back label. It pours into the weizen glass almost black with some sediment and a finger of tan head with an aroma of roasted/earthy malts. The taste adds to this faint notes of chocolate, spice, banana, and a yeast/wheat tang on top of a light to medium body that seems a bit thin. About average for a dunkel I'd say.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2006 18:22:39 | More by mmmbeer
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wingman14

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a huge off white head that fades away. Smells of citrus, hops, banana, with a bit of yeast and wheat. A strong hefe taste mostly of the banana with a small bitter taste. The aftertaste is mostly wheat but fades quickly. After the first sip the beer has a good balance of flavor and has a watery feel to it. The carbonation is subtle. This beer is refreshing and different, but worth checking into for hefe fans.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2006 01:14:12 | More by wingman14
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

splitting a bottle with Stopper.

I am pouring at room temp into a snifter. The beer pours a deep mahogany with soft fluffy beige head that rests as a minimal .5 cm throughout the sampling. Aroma is some dark chocolat and roasted malt with some light cloves as well.
First sip reveals a lite body with very fine gentle carbonation.
Flavor is some sweet chocolate and brown sugar but mild overall, just a faint hint of cloves resurface on the finish. No hint of ABV as this i an easy drinker and very mild. Maybe would be more complex fresh on tap?

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2006 02:38:34 | More by sulldaddy
Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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