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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
84
good

225 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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 brewcrew76
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Reddish brown with thin tan head that fades quickly.

S - Sweet malty aroma, toasty, bready hints of banana and clove but very subtle, yeasty with chocolate.

T - Malty, slightly sweet, bready, roasty for a dunkelweizen, chocolate and wheat.

M - Slightly light, smooth and creamy.

D - This has more schwarzbier characteristics than a dunkelweizen but comes across as a nice blend of the 2 styles. Very drinkable.

Photo of ThirstyBird
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Photo of cpn920
2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Photo of Brewsmith
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.

Photo of albern
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a thick inky black, with lots of haziness noticeable right from the pour. The off white head is very creamy, huge, with great retention and loads of billowing lace all over the glass. The nose on the beer is chocolate, mocha, and a full palate of maltiness; there may be a fruity esters present as well, but mostly malt.

This is a pretty full bodied beer with a big chocolate, mocha, and grainy malt presence. After the beer settles, there is a definite wheaty taste in the background. The beer is slightly sweet with some drying tendencies in the finish. There is a slight mouth puckering quality to this beer with maybe a pear or apple presence hidden deep down underneath. This is a creamy beer, with modest carbonation, very drinkable, and very enjoyable. I wouldn't rank this as high as say an Ayinger dunkel or Hacker-Pschorr DW, but this is a good beer nevertheless. L'Chaim.

Photo of MisterClean
3.05/5  rDev -18%
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.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, reddish brown, cream-toned cap of foam above.

Sweet, smooth, malty aroma, big yeast esters, banana and spice lay below the cola and cocoa nuts on top. An intriquing mix, but very inviting.

Taste: Again, interesting mix of darker flavors, you'd find in a schwarzbier lager maybe, with some of the wiessbier flavors, all wrapped up in a smooth, exceptionally drinkable package. No wonder, since I like both of those styles that this brewery produces.
Light-bodied, but not missing anything flavorwise, creamy and chocolatey. Good drinker, nice and quaffable.

thanks to BuckeyeNation!

Photo of biggmike
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy dark brown color with generous tan head that lasted for quite some time. Aroma was of chocolate and a bit of smoke. Aroma was of roasted malts and chocolate. Mouthfeel was pleasant. I found this to be a tasty beer and at 5.4% abv, I believe I could drink quite a few.

Photo of DoubleJ
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.

Photo of weizendoc
2.55/5  rDev -31.5%
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!!

Photo of acrawf6
2.55/5  rDev -31.5%
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.

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of czfreeman
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kapuziner schwarz-weizen 1 pt 9oz bottle
I was curious about this beer, seems like a sort of hybrid of Schwarzbier and Dunkle weizen, well since I love both, what the hell!
Pours out a deep rich brown clor, an explosive, tan foamy creamy cap fills most of the hefe glass in a straight pour.looks utterly delicious head stays for a long time, looks like fairly active carbonation in glass,laves little to no lacing. Looks like a Schwarz with Hefe Carbonation, doing good so far.
delicios malts, bananas, cocoas, coffee, cherries, toasted dark grains, yeasty sourdough bread, pumpernickel are the aromas that you are greetes with. Seems to lean more towards the Schwarzbier side thus far.
Taste is fantastic. toasted oats, bananas, dark bread, a cocoa-coffee like finish, slight bittersweet finish, cherrylike fruits, toasted malts,maple.I didn't expect this much bitter coffe-cocoa tones, a pleasant suprise. If the aromas are more Schwarzbier, then the taste is a great balance of both styles. Very well executed.
Mouthfeel is medium thick, this is great, even better than schwarzbier,more prononced version of a dunkle weizen.

Photo of jamiejohnson
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.

Photo of PorterLambic
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very, very dark brown. Small off-white head, creamy looking and quite persistent.
Smell is sweet malt, smoke, yeast, vanilla, caramel, very light note of spice, like fruitcake.
Taste is malt, toffee, smoke, vanilla, caramel, hint of cherries and wheat, some green apple and alcohol.
Medium body, medium effervescence, toffee/vanilla aftertaste. Nice smooth finish. Good, not great, but good.

Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into weizen glass:

Pours dark brown with medium brown highlights near bottom of glass. A towering tan head settles and stays at a pretty good height. Some trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of cocoa powder, some subtle banana, roasty notes (ala coffee) with earthy, chickory-like backing. Leans more towards shwarz in character, though there is a bit of banana (didn't catch clove, though).

Banana comes out more in flavor, especially initially. Still it is not strong. Roasted chocolate/cocoa with some chickory-like earthiness gives it a bitterish balance in the finish.

The feel is a tad thinnish with a touch of husky astringency - not quite as creamy as I would really prefer, but satisfying enough.

I was between scores on drinkability, but it shows itself nicely enough overall to give it the higher of the two scores in mind. A nice dunkel with schwarz characteristics. Interesting, and quite drinkable.

Photo of orangemoustache
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.

Photo of BeerManDan
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loads of tan foam when poured into a pint glass. The color was a dark brown. The smell of roasted malts and yeast filled the nose with a pleasant aroma. The taste had the roasted malts and yeast flavor, but it was sort of weak compare to other German Wizens. Still not to bad a flavor, just lacking a balance of Malts, yeast and other component that seperate the good from the outstanding!

Photo of RoyalT
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This dunkles poured that beautiful dark cloudy brown in color that you come to expect from the style. The head was a half and half mix of white and black.

Smell - The rich yeast and dark toast were huge at the nose. The yeast especially exploded from the glass even when cold. I love that smell of great German yeast.

Taste - The yeast comes out at the taste as well. There's a slight metallic character that keeps this one from a powerful rating but the flavor profile is definitely solid. The bready toast from the nose backs off quite a bit at the taste, which I thought was a shame.

Mouthfeel - This light to medium-bodied weizen fell short of that magical mouthfeel but was well above its peers.

Drinkability - A good drinker that won't blow you away but is a definite step up from the many sub-par efforts at the style.

Photo of UGADawgGuy
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In my ongoing quest to sample as many wheat beer variations as possible, I picked this one up yesterday and decided to give it a shot tonight. I poured this one from a 1 pint, .9-ounce bottle into my half-liter weizen glass.

A: The name is almost literally accurate -- this beer is nearly jet-black in color. I can faintly detect a hint of deep, dark brownish-red, but I kind of have to use my imagination to do so. As for the head, this one doesn't foam up nearly as easily as a standard hefeweizen, but a vigorous pour does produce a solid four-finger, meringue-like head that lingers for about a minute. After that, the beer exhibits a cream-/tan-colored cap that remains throughout drinking. Lacing is slightly below-average for a wheat beer. Visible chunks of light-colored yeast stick together and slowly sink to the bottom of my glass.

S: Doesn't smell like a wheat beer, frankly. There is a prevailing toasted/pleasantly burnt smell, blended with something chocolatey and a hint of yeasty bread. I like the smell of this one; I may like it more on a cold night.

T: Zero bitterness, possibly reflecting almost zero hops. Dominating flavors are chocolate, melba toast, coffee, and an earthy, iron-like accent note. Again, I really don't pick up any of the standard wheat beer flavors.

M: This is how I know I'm drinking a wheat beer: it has that familiar, light-but-substantial feel, with ample carbonation. I must note, though, that the carbonated "bite" of most weizens is not present; the carbonation here is fleeting on the tongue. The iron-y earthiness adds an unusual dimension.

D: Tough call. Not as eminently drinkable as many other wheat beers, but still refreshing and enjoyable. I think I'd prefer this beer with a substantial, hot meal, or by the fireplace in the winter. Ultimately, I think I will drink this one again, but it's not an instant favorite of mine.

Photo of bbothen
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.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a very dark hardwood brown, with a thick off-white head that looks like it's coming from a nitro tap on the first pour into my Paulaner hefe glass, average retention, no lacing.

S: Smells like a stout on the first sniff, lots of roasted malt and coffee. Banana bread and iron are exhibited upon further investigation.

T: Strong stout like flavours are there at first, especially when it's colder. Very roasty, but not overly burnt which I liked, just right. Some dark bananas and cloves come in during the aftertaste to remind you that this is a wheat beer.

M: Not particulary great, has problems being watery and I think the carbonation is too light, fair overall.

D: A quite tasty and interesting hybrid between a black lager or stout and a dunkleweizen, unlike no other weizen I have hitherto tasted. I believe any fan of German beer would find this interesting and should pick up a bottle.

Photo of brentk56
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a chocolate brown color with a foamy tan head that starts out large but quickly descends without much lace left behind

Smell: Quite roasty, with hints of mocha, coffee and just a touch of banana

Taste: Starts out with a brown bread flavor that verges on a smoked meat flavor by mid-palate; after the swallow, the mocha, coffee and banana flavors appear to the rescue, as we were heading in the wrong direction for the style for a moment; lingering cocoa powder flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body and moderate carbonation

Drinkability: It started with so much promise, when I first smelled the roast, but the beer just didn't follow through in the flavor department

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

17 oz picked up at the Coop over the weekend for about $4.50... poured into my smaller weizen glass.

Rocky 3 finger head... descent lacing... brew is a hazy chestnut coffee color.

Aroma is subtle banana and roasty coffee and mild burnt grains.

Flavor pretty much mirrors the aroma with a little clove and a touch of tartness toward the end. Reminds much more of s schwarzbier than anything close to a weizen. Spicy and roasty/chocolaty body is light and carbonation is on the higher side which really adds to the overall drinkability.

Very very interesting brew... glad I picked it up.

Photo of steinlifter
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark hazy brown/black, thick 2 finger head that diminished to a nice 1/4 inch thick head that held all the way through.
sweet chocolate and burnt coffee nose, with fruity esthers.
tastes quite a bit like a Stout, coffee flavors with chocolate notes, nice subtle hopping.
drinkability is very good, I wouldn't mind have a couple more of these.(although...I have had better dunkels).

Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
84 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.