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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
84
good

229 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Globetrotter on 04-16-2004

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Photo of blakesell
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Photo of Franchise
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark almost black brown with a small bubbly tan head. The aroma is very nice typical hefe nose of banana, wheat, honey, cinnamon, citrus hops. The taste starts malty on the palate with a slight caramel sweetness followed by a cinnamon, pepper, spicy citrus hop bite. Finishing light on the palate, soft and bready in the finish....fantastic.

Photo of malty
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy brown with glints of burnt orange/burgundy edges when held against the light. Blossoming cream colored head that stays at 1 1/2"

Scents are chocolate covered lemon cookies with hints of vanilla, banana & clove. Heavy on the chocolate component - nice.

The deep roasted flavors follow from the scent. A faint chocolate flavor is held up against the fruity & somewhat sweet wheat malt backdrop. A strong leathery flavor creeps up as the dark roasted malt flavors diminish. No spiciness detected which was apparent in the nose.

Mouthfeel is very good. The medium body has strikingly fine carbonation, but not so much carbonation though.

Drinkability is a dream if you like dark roasted wheat malt and not a lot of carbonation.

Overall a great beer that I'm very delighted I found at the Cloverleaf in Metro Detroit. The leathery flavor is quite unique and a bit puzzling, but I think I like it more now that I'm close to finishing the .5 liter bottle. Definitely will buy more in the future.

Photo of Leschber
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of wingman14
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Photo of Philousa
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an ebony black with a two finger khaki head that settles to a thin layer that mostly sticks to the rim of the glass. Aroma is nothing but dark malt: roast, chocolate, coffee, toasted wheat bread, and a good dose of yeasty tartness with slight spice (allspice?). I get some sweetness in the flavor that isn't apparent in aroma, otherwise all the other malt characteristics come through in taste. Bitterness is mostly lacking in this beer with more of a light tartness coming on the back end. The feel is creamy and full bodied, with a sweet finish.

If I didn't know better I'd swear there was some oats in this brew. It's creamy and varied in flavor/aroma. And it's not too heavy. One of the best Weizens I've had in a long time.

Photo of rredshift
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Nipitato
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a bottle at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.

A: Beautiful dark amber almost mahogany color. Thick and rich mousy, craggy head with great retention.

S: Strong vanilla aroma almost like cream soda. Also a bubblegum scent. Mild malt aroma is bready. Clove like aroma absent.

T: Clean and sweet malt flavor. Banana flavor also prominent. Slight vanilla flavor. Dry finish. Malt flavor is bready and nearly roasted Clove like flavors also present.

MF: Medium filling mouthfeel. Quite carbonated.

D: Great beer that meets nearly all the qualities associated with a dunkel weizen. A great session beer to boot.

Photo of ejh06752
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of flannelman808
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Photo of BuckSpin
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 500ml bottle in a classic Weizen glass

Poured with a nice, soft crackle. Beautiful nose - essences of chocolate, malt initially, then the classic clove aroma kicks in. Faint banana comes alive with some time & air (and continues to grow with warmth), as does some caramel sweetness and some faint bread crusts. Color is a clouded, deep cherry amber/mahogany hue, transitioning from a warmer, slightly brassy tone near the glass base to a very ruddy port under the foam cap. a solid 3 fingers of thick, sculpted, dense creamy colored foam that retained well and only retreated to a finger's worth, with some sporadic lacing. Visually a very attractive brew.

Wonderful (yet mild) dark chocolate on the tongue, yet crisp and dry...a great counter to each other. As it warms mild raisin and perhaps even some currant are noticeable, as do some iced coffee qualities. Slightly yeasted, mildly teasing with a whisper of a peppery crackle and very understated clove. A very nice caramel sweetness, slightly syrupy, rises on the palate, more malts (can you say Whoppers?), it finishes a bit watered and thin, mildly bitter, traces of the chocolate and caramel present while leaving a nice tingle behind, cleanly bitter and clean. I usually find it very upsetting for a beer to finish thin & watered, but this is actually OK in its cleanliness, and I'm sure that light finish would be appreciated more in warmer weather.

This was one of the most unique beers I've tried in quite a while. It has some characteristics of a Schwarzbier, but is more Porter-like in its chocolately malt profile. This was excellent, and I will certainly try to find more of the genre. I could see this being a fantastic summer evening beer, with its outstanding Weiss brother for the light and heat of the day. Incredibly enjoyable, crisp, clean, yet almost a subtle dessert like quality to it. Highly recommended, especially if you can enjoy the Weiss version as well. If you are looking for a malted, chocolatelycoffeesque "summer beer", look no further. A tip of my hat to Kulmbacher for setting the bar for the Weiss style, in all its forms, high.

Photo of lehueve
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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 orangemoustache
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
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 Spineypanda
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, with a nice head.
Smells of roasted malts, caramel and some toffee. A hint of the banana from hefe.
Tastes nice and bready/malty. A good toffee taste and once again a nice hint of hefeweizen, but nothing too prominent.
Not much carbonation, which is strange for anything with hefeweizen yeast.

Good beer though!

Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.31/5  rDev -11%
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.

Photo of ACarp
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Fugazme
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great looking beer on the pour. Near black, but very dark brown in color with an excellent head of off-white. Great stickage. Head stays and stays.

Aroma is of clove and bread. Very nice nose. Somewhat minty and bannana-like. Smells great.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth.

Taste is balanced and good. Some bannana-like flavors.
Malty and sweet. A slight cola flavor.

A great beer.

Photo of guityler83
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Big foamy off white head, reminds me of a root beer float. Pitch black with hints of dark brown around the edges of the tall hefe glass. A thick yeast cake at the bottom of the bottle.

S: Light fruity aroma, (very traditional german lager like). a hint of roast. woody, earthy hop precensce.

T: Earthy and woody with very low wheat flavor. I don't detect any of the clove/banana esters that come with traditional weizens. Spicy hop vibe that lingers at the end.

M: Moderatly dry with high carbonation. a bit of a mouth drying astringency

O: If I didn't look at the label I would have guessed this as a straight Schwarzbier. Not bad, but I do like the esters the come through with hefe yeasts which i didn't get in this beer.

Photo of fourstringer
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 mL swing-top bottle into a weizen glass. Stamped 2320174.

A: Deep brown body that take on an opaque black appearance in the glass. 2 fingers of slightly rocky, off-white head. Good retention. Light lacing.

S: Nutty, chocolate notes with underlying banana, raisin, plum. Light coffee. A bit of port, a touch of smoke.

T: Lightly tangy, roasted malt notes open, intermingled with sweeter, fruitier wheat notes. A tempered, noble-type hopping arises late for a semi-dry finish. Minimal alcohol presence. Lingering wheat-fueled fruit and spice in the aftertaste. This one starts a schwarzbier and ends a hefe.

M: Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body. Feels like a hefeweizen.

O: Struck me as an above average hefeweizen with some flourishes of schwarzbier-like malt that are more present in the nose than on the palate. A bit different from other dunkelweizen that I've had. More of a nutty, tangy roasted malt than the typical dried fruit, raisin. Easy drinker. Good stuff.

Prost!

Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

1 pint .9 fl. oz. bottle poured into a Weizen glass

A: Very thick foamy head on the pour that diminishes a little but stays present until the end of the glass. Chocolatey-brown color. Looks delicious. Appearance alone earns this one some respect.

S: Alcohol, yeast, dark fruit, bitter cocoa, short crust, blackberry jam.

T: Sweet cloves and nutmeg find their way throughout the taste. I get a lot of banana liquer. Not overtly impressive but enjoyable. Would happily drink again.

M: I had a hard time putting this one into words. One other review mentioned a dry-ness while not being astringent and I think I mostly agree with that.

D: Good. I like that I do get instances of hefeweizen and black ale. I could have this on all but my most picky nights.

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 CharlieMopps
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.

Photo of steinlifter
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
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 229 ratings.