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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Globetrotter on 04-16-2004

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Photo of AlexJ
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazed cola brown with a dense, creamy head of mocha froth that has superb retention and delicate lace.

Aroma is roasty dark wheat, banana bread, weak cocoa, and dried grass.

Flavor is roasty, bittersweet wheat, dark raisin bread, light powdery cocoa, dry leather, and a grassy, almost smoky finish.

Body is medium, silky, smooth, and very creamy. It feels like whipped mousse on your palate, so soft and slippery. Mouthfeel is really something. Drinkability is great, wheatbeer sessionability with heightened complexity and a unique personality

Photo of Bung
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. Cloudy dark brown pour, a good two fingers of dark cream colored head.

Heavy wheat, rye in the aroma. Some clove and faint roast

Standard bread, banana and clove flavors. These are accompanied by some roast malt and cocoa. Just a hint of that bitter roast through the finish.

Almost creamy mouthfeel. Almost a milk like feeling. Very drinkable even with the cheweyness. No abv present at all.

Real good, drinkable brew. Solid, but still able to drink this on a seventy+ degree night.

Photo of TexIndy
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz swing top bottle into a weizen glass. No dating info but is new to the DFW market so should be fresh. It was a reddish brown color with lots of carb streams. It had a massive head that took awhile to whittle down to a constant foam cap. Great lacing with plenty sticking.

The aroma was a good mix of schwarzbier and dunkel. Roasted dark malt, cocoa, coffee and some banana esters. The taste was also good with the dark malt and smoked meat taste leading the way. Wasn't getting much of the banana directly but could tell that something was balancing down the darker elements. Interesting mix. Mouthfeel was a little watery. Also had an overly acidic aftertaste.

Overall, an interesting beer. I'm a big fan of both styles and this blend worked out pretty well. The other problem I had is that it really made me crave a true schwarzbier and not necessarily another of these. Avail here in TX. Rotation - would like to try on-tap. For bottles, maybe the rare one. [O;O]

Photo of bmwats
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a standard weizen.

A: Dark brown color. A muddy brown pour forms a 3 finger frothy, bone white head. Looks a little like an ice cream float with the craterous, pock marked, sticky head. Settles slowly, but leaves a layer of foam. Very little lacing to speak of.

S: Roasted nuts, a little coffee, and hints of chocolate.

T: Roasted flavor. More malty than wheaty. Kind of a strong alcohol taste, but not unpleasantly so (almost like a coffee liqueur). Yeast and nutty flavors are noticeable.

M: Light. Full-bodied, no holes in this one. Not a whole lot of aftertaste.

D: Is very nice.

Great atmosphere. Appearance is quite appealing, and a really pleasing nose. Great full balanced flavor, and light body. Overall, great quaff.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A schwarz-weizen, you say? Well, okie dokie then

Pours a dark ruby red, which is mostly seen around the rim. The body is dark, slick brown...almost black. Nice foamy, rich, thick head, off white. Lacing is thin

Aroma is schwarz-y. Rich and full. Not much 'weizen' going on. Caramel and chocolate. Maybe some candied black plum

Now the taste is different, in that the weizen comes out a bit more. Banana and clove are there to dance with the chocolate and caramel. This isn't a flavor bomb, however. It seems a bit gooey up front, but the spice and yeast come in to thin it out.
The feel can use a bit more bubble to cleanse the palate and give more weizen character. Other-weiz this is a nice beer with a bit of a twist on the style

Photo of SayBoom
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle 2214502 at 40 degrees into shaker
Aroma of roasted malt
Head average (4 cm), light brown, creamy (second pour somewhat frothy), slowly diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing fair - many small islands and skid marks as the level receeds
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins lighly sweet, ends slightly sour, light rasted malt throughout; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 3.75 Overall 4

Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Troyone
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost a black/brown color after I swirled the sediment in and the minimal head is tan, too dificult to seeany action.

Bready grain malt aroma with banana and bubblegum in the background.

Malty smooth taste of roasted grains, wheat, and barley malt with mild easters in the flavor.

Medium bodied, malty feel, with lively soft carbonation.

This is good, kind of plain and ok.

Photo of DougT
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Murchmac
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this bottle at Beer Revolution and a Schwarz-weizen intrigued me.

Cloudy, dark, with lots of foam bubbling up.

Banana, cloves, breadyness, roasty goodness.

Tastes as good as its name. Yeasts, banana, bready roastedness.

This was an interesting beer and i'm glad I took the chance on it unlike ABBA

Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of phaedrusovchaos
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ACarp
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of putnam
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pedro Ximenes solera brown -- dark -- with a hissing tower of foam. Lemon and herbal tea aromas pick up parched black coffee, toast and charred black bananas elements. Limber, bitter roast flavors have a juicy core and are battered with stormy waves of prickly gas. Crunchy green and red apple juice flavors (I believe these are considered "esters"). Dry, light bodied and lemony with roasty bitterness that persists. This is like Hefeweizen with a shot of espresso, only it seems to work ... in a Cuban summer patio sort of way ... with roast pig on a spit.

Photo of WastingFreetime
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Its...dark chocolate both in color and in primary aroma, one finger foamy white head with really amazing retention time. Holding the glass up close to a light source reveals that there is actually a remarkable lack of sediment for something so chewy and toothsome in texture. Smell mostly like a turbo charged chocolate malt and very little of the expected banana bread. It may have been mentioned before, but this beer really DOES smell more like a Schwarz profile (chocolate, chicory, roastiness and a certain level of acridness) and taste more like the cloven banana bread of a Weizen profile. Not that I'm saying that the Schwarz-like flavors aren't there, they just push back further into the background while the wheat comes forward for a turn. Its really odd how they take turns on your tongue like that. Body is well carbonated, medium thick, and manages to remain refreshing for it despite the relative boldness of the flavors contained within. Well worth trying just on novelty factor alone, but also exhibits some real care and craftsmanship behind the scenes. Straight 4's across the board.

Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of phishbone23
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
84 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.