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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

Kapuziner Schwarz-WeizenKapuziner Schwarz-Weizen

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200 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%

Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website

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 Naerhu


1.7/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Rocky off-white head.
Old cola-coffee colored head.
Stale instant coffee aroma, hershe bar chocolate and stale coffee flavor. Odd citrus and weird yeast flavor.
Overly excited cola mouthfeel.
This is bad. The bottle must be split between 5 victims, as none of us alone are strong enough to finish it.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2004 12:59:01 | More by Naerhu
Photo of AndoBrew


2.03/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

*I hate this beer, will never drink again*

app: dirty poo cola water. NOT good lookin

smell: very intresting smell.. draws me in.. yum yum. mostly malts not many hops. very rich smelling in a subtle way.

taste: yucky bottle water, I wish this were more fresh, it taste old and ruined. soap, chemicals.. yuck. NOT a fan. OFFENSIVE.

mf: I do not care. it is watery but good as far as mf.. but this beer is no good so it does not matter.

drinkable:?? no! it is not good!


Serving type: bottle

04-08-2007 00:45:18 | More by AndoBrew
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

2.13/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I found this refridgerated bottled at the Bamberg train station.
Best before 20.04.06.

A: Murky, dark brown/black; a little creamy, off-white head, a little retention & lace.

S: Cider & fusil alcohol. Like a fermentation gone wrong!

T: Dry, cidery, with only a hint of banana bread.

M: Light to moderate body is chalky and acidic. Carbonation is moderate.

D: Definitely not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2006 00:29:56 | More by Derek
Photo of acrawf6


2.55/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours out a dark brown with a frothy tan head.

Smell. Dry and roasted malts are what's dominant, with some smokiness. Under that is a touch of clove.

Taste. Flavor stays dry with roasted and burnt malts, but initially stays light. But after a couple of seconds, the taste of cigarettes jumps out and completely dominates the flavor. Aftertaste continues as if i have been smoking.

Mouthfeel. body is medium and lively with carbonation.

Overall, the flavor of cigarette smoke is the dominant flavor and not appetizing. I would say it is a defected bottle, but i just dont see how it is. Perhaps one day i may try it again, but as of now i wont, nor will i recommend it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2008 23:29:54 | More by acrawf6
Photo of weizendoc


2.55/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This was $2.99 for .5l @ Bev-Mo, and I decided to throw one in the cart with the usual suspects.
Poured into a Paulaner weiss glass. Big, frothy 2 inch head and lots of foam in bottle using conventional weissbier pouring tech. It pours really dark- like a porter, darker than a dunkelweiss. Aroma is smoky-malty. Head retention lasted through entire glass despite me dropping a lemon round in at the 1/2way point.
Good mouth feel, but very smoky taste. Reminds of a Rauchbier, which I don't like. I would call it Rauchweizen to characterize adequately. The smokiness overwhelms the spice/fruit/clove elements that may or may not be in there.

After 2 pulls, I was really looking forward to a Paulaner. The Schwarzbier is unique, but not what I like. If you wanna dark weizen, Franziskaner's Dunkelweiss absolutely blows this one away!!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2008 15:47:37 | More by weizendoc
Photo of babaracas


2.7/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and thin cream-colored head. Smell: astringent, roasted, some black malt, no contribution from the wheat. Taste: same as the nose - astringent, middling roastiness, a touch of black malt, and no wheat. Thin feel, lowish carbonation. This sounded like a hybrid of a shwarz and a dunkelweizen, but this is pretty much garbage.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 04:08:17 | More by babaracas
Photo of Mitchster


2.95/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

$2.99 for a 1pt 0.9fl oz bottle at Merchants. This is quite an interesting find, as I've never had a Schwarz Weizen. Sure enough, this one pours out to a cloudy near-black, forming a khaki head with good retention and lacing. Yeast in the bottom of the bottle. Moderately-strong carbonation. The aroma is interesting...rotten bananas, very old coffee, light molasses, caramel, light cloves, a touch of sour milk with swirling. Mouthfeel is flimsy and very cola-like with a medium-light body but bready at the same time. Hrmm..this is interesting. The taste is a recapitulation of the nose, like a Bavarian Hefe with some roasted character going on. It has a balanced character, but the mixture of roasted grain and bananas is alarming, and probably one of those "love-it-or-hate-it" kinda things. Lots of green apple and cola character.

Well, I'm glad I tried this. An interesting hybrid style that doesn't quite work for me. It's drinkable but one is plenty enough.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2006 02:06:24 | More by Mitchster
Photo of cpn920

New York

2.95/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark ominous color with a big frothy head that dissipates quickly. Smells more smoky to me than the usual weizen aroma. Misses the clove and banana completely. Big malty taste with a hint of smoked flavor. I don't taste anything close to a weizen flavor. Not appealing to me as it seems to be a beer that is not sure what it is trying to be. I barely finished this one so I won't be going back for another.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 18:05:44 | More by cpn920
Photo of gosurfobx

North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a 1pint .9oz bottle. Pours murkish black, with a ruby red hue when put against light. Has a frothy head that slowly settles to the size of one finger width. Smells like a wheat beer. Taste has notes of chocolate with the wheat malt. Seems a bit to watery in the mouthfeel. Was OK. Would drink again but not in a hurry.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2006 00:35:57 | More by gosurfobx
Photo of StinkyD


2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a glass with a generous head. The head was maintained for a while and it did have some unexpected lace. At first glance the color seemed dark, however when held up to the light it appears to be a deep ruby color.

Smell was of faint raisins, plums, and a bit roasted. Taste was mellow and not at all overpowering. A little bland for my taste, but good. I got a little diacetyl, but did not feel that it was unacceptable. Aftertaste was sweet and a little plummy. A nice change all in all.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2008 01:51:15 | More by StinkyD
Photo of Vancer


2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Into my lil' Schlafly tasting glass, it poured a milky chocolate brown, thick and rich tan head floating gently on top. Tons of yeasties on the bottle bottom.

Malty clove and light banana mix into the dark chocolate shake, good aroma for this German brew. Quaff is a disappointing mixture of light chocolate /cocoa malts, with hints of the banana among a leathery backbone. A bit of sour funk degrades the brew even more.

Very mediocre for a German heritage brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 00:44:46 | More by Vancer
Photo of kemoarps


2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a molasses/cola deep brown, with a half finger khaki head. It fades, but laces the sides as I drink.

The nose is incredibly sweet. Not QUITE plum/fruit-ish, but kind of a molasses/gingerbread dough sweet. Undertones of wheat and chocolate.

The taste is underlined by wheat mustiness. There's some faint chocolate in there as well. Maybe some roast, and that kind of sickly sweetness present in the nose.

Thinner than I expected. Good carbonation, quite drinkable. Overall it's a decent beer, but nothing to write home about. Probably won't get one again, but would drink it if someone offered me one.

Serving type: growler

05-17-2012 05:00:05 | More by kemoarps
Photo of MisterClean


3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16.9 from Bev Mo

A - Pours solid dark brown with a light chocolate 4-fingered head, dissipates moderately slow.

S - Wheat, astringent alcohol, and chocolate malts.

T - Wheat, dark, bitter, chocolate, and earthy hops.

M - Full bodied complemented with richness from chocolate malts and earthy hops.

D - Gonna wrestle to finish it. Very interesting style of beer, but could be improved.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 04:55:36 | More by MisterClean
Photo of Mora2000


3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of wheat with some light chocolate and banana notes. I get some classic German yeast in the aroma as well. The flavor is full of chocolate and wheat. I don't get any banana or spice notes in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A decent dunkelweizen but there are better ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 01:51:42 | More by Mora2000


3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Awsome four inch rich tan head with fat bursting bubbles jumps off this carbonated jet black body. Rich malty wheat mix is rather soft for such a bold body and style. Enters the mouth amazingly smooth and mellow with soft even richness and a nice twing of coffee and maybe even a hint of coco. Mouthfeel includes a hint of anise and almost mediciney mineral mouth hue with hints of the dark wheat. Very drinkable but lacks personality.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2007 17:50:11 | More by SPLITGRIN
Photo of flannelman808


3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A:pours a very dark muddy brown with a little tint of orange light peeking through. Tan colored head tops it off in massive amounts and "honeycombs" its way slowly down the glass leaving sticky trails behind everywhere.

S: Burnt chocolate and a soft meyer lemon note ... banana?

T: Chalky mouthfeel is the first thing I have to notate here albeit not a flavor. Light to medium body and very chalky, Also very effervescent. Subtle milk chocolate suggestions make their way into banana and clove and mild citrus. All and all the flavors are extremely subdued and perhaps hindered by massive carbonation matched with a general light overall body and character of the beer. This one is a bit confused.

M: chalkdust torture

O: Not a good example of what beer can be.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 01:33:23 | More by flannelman808
Photo of zeff80


3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Without a doubt the darkest dunkelweizen I've ever had. Opaque and black with a long-lasting, thick, ivory colored head that left a little lace on the glass.

S - It had a muted wheat smell with touches of roasted malt.

T - It tasted of wheat and burnt toast maltiness. Not much else going on here.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with chewy mouthfeel.

D - This is not the best dunkel. The flavors were pretty bland.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 21:15:17 | More by zeff80
Photo of OtherShoe2


3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Nice medium brown pour with an off-white head. No lace, no real retention.

Toasted wheat and some cocoa powder in the nose. I'm missing something.

This is a very one dimensional beer. Toasted what, light cocoa notes, some slight sourness toward the end, that mingles with light grain sweetness and some light bitterness. No spice, no banana/clove elements. This is a poor representation of the style.

Lighter boded, with good carbonation.

Not entirely hateful, but this is not what I want in the style. What was there was ok, but missing a ton.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 12:11:08 | More by OtherShoe2
Photo of ThirstyBird


3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a .5L bottle into my imperial pint glass
A - Pours a hazy and dark hazel brown with a 1 inch light tan head
S - Wheat and toasted malts some hop spice
T - Very malty up front - the wheat takes the back seat. Finished without much flavor.
M/F - Medium body. The beer is a touch gassy - mouthfeel is just OK.
D - It wasn't what I had hoped for but is alright.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 20:31:53 | More by ThirstyBird
Photo of dasenebler


3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

.5L, best before 9/29/11.

Pours a lovely, cloudy mahogany with orangey highlights. Out of the light, it does almost look black. The head is standard Weizen fluffiness, and the lacing is very good.

The nose is muffled, though there's some fleeting ripe fruit and a strange wood-chip aroma.

The flavor is spicy, yeasty and bready. Very dry for a wheat beer. The finish has a touch of roast and chocolate, but it's very faint. If these dark malt flavors were cranked-up a bit, then this would be a very tasty beer. As it stands, a bit boring. The mouthfeel is excellent, with very soft, smooth and persistent carbonation.

This is much darker and drier than most Dunkelweizen. I can see where it gets it's "Schwarz" moniker. Overall a decent beer, though the standard Kapuziner Hefeweizen is far better.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 16:24:22 | More by dasenebler
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle somewhere in Poland. From notes.

A - One finger tan head on a black body with great retention and no lacing.

S - Sweet dark malt. Dry grain. I honestly wrote down 'farts' so I'm not confident this smelled good.

T - Raisins, figs, dark malt, and burnt sugar with a hint of wheat.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Smooth, dry finish.

O/D - I wouldn't seek it out to be honest. It's pretty run of the mill but worth a shot if you're into the heferoos.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 03:09:17 | More by tbeckett
Photo of goochpunch


3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a murky dark brown with a moderate sized khaki head. Aroma is some interesting roasty, smokey and ashy grains are up front with a heavy dose of banana and a touch of clove. Definitely different from any other weissbier I've had. As much as I liked the smell, the taste was just kind of weird to me. The typical mild tartness of a wheat beer seemed to clash with some lactic roasted malt character. The banana phenol is definitely there, but most of the yeastiness is overshadowed by the roasted malt. I get a lot of tobacco as well. Nice fluffy, wheaty mouthfeel here with an active carbonation. Drinkability is OK as I'm not totally into this.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 05:01:31 | More by goochpunch
Photo of Georgiabeer


3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a somewhat slight head that fades t a ring and leaves just the barest lacing. Smells bready, with a slight tang of the grain, and a note of caraway. A very light beer, one of the lighter dark beers I've had. The problem here is that there is a slight (very slight) roastiness, which doesn't add a lot to the beer in itself, but does negate any yeasty flavors, and once again there aren't a lot. For me, one of the great pleasures of a German wheat beer are the esters from the yeast with it's hallmark flavors of banana and clove, set against the backdrop of the soft wheat. Unfortunately I don't get that here at all, and there is no great roastiness or maltiness to compensate. Easy to drink, but doesn't hold my interest.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 02:42:27 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of sulldaddy


3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
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
Photo of gueuzeonhigh


3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm always eager to sample new beers. This one's no exception.
Looked nice as it poured into my glass. Almost bible black with a light tan frothy head the welled up high then shortly thereafter receded into a creamy like layer over the top of the beer.

Try as I might- the nose is not much to write about. I think I noticed some hints of yeast but not much else.

Flavor is very light-- I can't find the Weizen in this beer. I can't find the toasted malt that I believe gives this beer it's characteristic "dark" color and so should supply hints of toasted malt, coffee, nutmeg and other flavors I'd associate with toasted ingredients. The Weizen part of the beer is also lacking. There's somewhat of a flavor at the start but it quickly dissolves and isn't heard from until the next sip and it's one second appearance once again. The finish phase takes over and ends with a very slight hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel is of a very light nondescript generic beer-- yeah it's a beer but exactly what style or type? Maybe it's my palate has worn from the ravages of strong coffee and spicy food.

Drinkability on the other hand is good. ABV is low enough so a pint-plus of this beer can be enjoyed without it ravaging ones (my) constitution.

This beer might make a great hot weather thirst quencher if served cold. The chill temperature wouldn't affect the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 22:23:34 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
84 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.