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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Kapuziner Schwarz-WeizenKapuziner Schwarz-Weizen

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208 Ratings
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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

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 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

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 04:29:54 | More by Murchmac
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-16-2012 12:14:24 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-16-2014 14:16:53 | More by kjkinsey
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2005 03:33:52 | More by putnam
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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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 03:29:17 | More by WastingFreetime
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-01-2013 23:38:17 | More by Beefytits4
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New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-23-2013 18:02:47 | More by phishbone23
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-04-2013 22:18:37 | More by lehueve
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-22-2013 15:17:51 | More by Pens1967
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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This sub-style of a Weizen interests me in a big way. I'm inexperienced with Schwarz-Weizens, but I won't be for long. Reading other poster's comments, I think some are erroneously comparing this black roasted malt Weisse to the standard Weizens. This is - and was meant to be - a completely different animal. The chocolatey coffee malts add an exciting dimension to the Weizen world. For me, this style provides the perfect nightcap to an evening of Weizening. Dark it up before you slumber. I can't wait until the American crafters concentrate on this treasure of a style. That should be interesting. Any takers?

Call me Blackie,
Call me Wheat.
Call me tasty
When we meet.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2008 01:24:51 | More by jamiejohnson
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2007 23:41:08 | More by AlexJ
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-07-2014 03:50:39 | More by AlaskanYoung
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-22-2014 23:00:30 | More by afsdan
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South Dakota

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-22-2013 18:18:05 | More by Chucker17
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-17-2013 22:36:14 | More by BeerForMuscle
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-29-2014 03:04:45 | More by alex_hart
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4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled due to the kindness of MABZ.

Cloudy coca-cola colored beer with a tall and long lasting tan colored head.

Smell is sweet and mainly a chocolate and cloves scent. There is a little chocolate syrup scent in this. As this warms up a bit a caramel and cookies aroma develops and reminds me a bit of a Kit Kat candy bar.

The taste begins sweet and chocolate with a substantial cookie taste to it. More than a little roasted malt flavor in this it has a bit of brown ale flavor to it. There is very much a chocolate flavored soda effect to this beer. The taste is rounded out by some tartness in the finish of this beer.

Mouthfeel is OK.

An OK beer but I don't think I will ever seek this out again it is just not that special. Probably pick an Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus over this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 02:17:57 | More by Zorro
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Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Midnight black to purple brown body, muddy and translucent. Head was a thick, creamy tannish off-white and demonstrated excellent retention. Lacing was dark and muddy.

S- Very clean nose with some sweet maltiness and a bit of yeast.

T- Dark roasted malts, toasted wheat bread and something sweet that I can not identify, balanced out by a bit of hops in the finish. I am tasting something akin to licorice in the finish.

M- Very clean but slightly bready. Not at all viscous or sticky but full bodied nonetheless.

D- This one goes down easy and is an excelent companion to Bratwursts, steak or hamburgers. A very impressive brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2008 02:44:11 | More by Lothar666
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4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a hefeweizen glass. Served with yeast. Beer is brown, thick head made up of brown bubbles. There is very little lacing.

Beer has a yeasty aroma and some esters, overall a little mild.

Beer is good, odd yeasty bitterness, mouthfeel is overall really nice, beer is really smooth. Beer has some sweetness, some fruity flavors, full bodied, clean finish. Drinkability high.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 23:42:25 | More by drabmuh
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4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is an excellent dark wheat beer.

Not quite fully black, it has a huge, creamy tan head slowly shrinking.

Aroma is rich coffee candy, chocolate.

Taste is balanced, zesty-winy, roasty grain (gentle but long-lasting), not strong but well-rounded and very engaging, a little like a schwarzbier.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 00:23:44 | More by Offa
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4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice, huge fluffy head after pour. Settled to a nice size afterwards and looked so darn good and creamy. Smell was of copper and slight smoke. Mouthfeel was excellent as it sizzled a bit on my tongue. Taste was roasty at first that did not stick around long enough before turning into a typical, spicy clove taste.

I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and prefer it to Kapuziner Weissbier.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 22:17:55 | More by kevo237
Photo of Markle369


4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great beer. It was like a great Schwarzbier but with the added flavors and tickle of a great Weizen. Almost like Monchof Schwarzbier made love to some Vitus and had a healthy offspring. I had it in a glass as always, but it was funmny to read the text on the back which read something to the tune of: "Hefe-weissbier should always be enjoyed from a glass, never the bottle". Looked nice and dark with substantial aromatic head. Carbonation was nice and the drinking was refreshing. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 12:45:32 | More by Markle369
Photo of lordofthewiens


4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Todd the beer guy at McKean and Charles for getting me to try this. I probably wouldn't have gotten it without his suggestion. A 500ml bottle poured into a pint glass, it was a very dark, almost black, beer with a medium head. The aroma was a little nondescript, mostly grain. The taste made up for the aroma, however. Sweet fruit, dark chocolate malt. Very pleasant. Bready in the mouth, very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2007 21:18:40 | More by lordofthewiens
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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blackbier, the literal traslation from German. There is no mistaking this Bier for anything else. I am normally a fan of dark bier, and the one was very good, but the only thing is it really is black as night and it a bit more challenging for me to drink because of that. If you say the blacker the better, than buy this!!

Serving type: nitro-bottle

01-17-2012 17:40:31 | More by dunit697
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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large format German bottle with what appears to be a monk on the front. Pours out a cloudy dark brown with a good size off white head even after a slow pour.

Smell is wonderful. Chocolate, malt, citrus, wheat, sweatness and overall very complex. Tons of bubbles make their way to the top as this beer is effervesant.

This is how I like my "smoked" beers. The smoke is not overpowering and really compliments the rest of the flavors. The smoke stays through almost the entire taste including the ending. The ending also has a slight bitterness that makes it a bit dry. The sweetness (chocolate, coffee and malt) is mostly in the beginning. Much more complex than I would have thought. Very easy drinking. Just a great, solid beer. I will look for the Weisbeir in this line as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2006 22:48:01 | More by CharlesRiver
Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
84 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.