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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 BedetheVenerable
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 16.9oz brown swing top bottle with nice label

Appearance: Dark ruddy brown hazy/opaque beer capped with a light tan dense creamy head with decent retention

Smell: Some toasted caramel, light generic fruitiness (mild banana, maybe?), and not much else going on here...pleasant, but nothing stands out really

Taste: Fairly typical hefeweizen estery (banana) goodness up front, the ghost of some spicy phenols...a bit of bready malt in the background...that's all pretty typical. What's really interesting here is the sharper, almost roasted/burnt finish (almost like a porter) that this beer has and the way it combines with the fruitiness. I wasn't sure I liked it at first, but it's growing on me.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, thirst-quenching.

Drinkability: Not as quaffable as a lot of weiss beers, but decent

Conclusion: This is an odd little beer, unique and a bit different...It's definitely interesting; I wouldn't pick this up regularly, but I might try it again.

Photo of Suds
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a swing-top bottle, this beer pours a dark, solid brown color. The aroma contains wheat (a bit of twang), nicely roasted malt, fresh-baked bread, and quite a lot of yeast. The roast scents are the most appealing. Although the taste has a little breadyness in the front, it's essentially dry. The taste also has a lot of wheat flavor...the nearly tart twang that starts in the mid-taste. The beer is full bodied and very drinkable. I could have a few of these easily.

Photo of DrJay
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky dark brown with a dense cap of tan foam. Clumpy lace. Aromas of sour wheat, banana, fruity, chocolate, nuts, toasted malt, hint of lemon and spice. Sweet malts in the flavour, caramel and a bit of toffee, chocolate, banana, faint lemon and sourness, bread. Nice texture, fairly creamy with a medium body. I liked it and I'd buy it again.

Photo of beerdedking
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is not a typical Dunkelweizen. Thus the "Schwarz" in the title, and not "Dunkel". Think along the lines of a black lager crossed with a weizen, then you have where this beer is going. Pours a touch darker than the average dunkelweizen as well. Nose is subdued with some earth and some light wheat. Flavor begins with a dryish cocoa/chocolate entry then switches to a tangy weizen finish. As it warms the wheat takes a back seat and sort of blends more giving this one a single distinct taste. Overall not bad as it's a unique take on a weizen, but for me the chocolately malt belongs elsewhere...

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

Wow, what a looker of a brew! Gorgeously thick pour of heavy browned bread settling dark chocolate brown. Lushly topped tall, creamy, and frothy with a sandy colored foam that lasts and billows forever. It settles ever so slowly to an immensely thick covering that stays put and places some thickly set small sheeting of thick lacing.

Aroma is quite nice with a flattened out, dullishly sweet breadyness. Some dryish cocoa bits, grasses/hay, and a slender slice of paled banana thrown in there.

Taste is fairly mellowing and clean without a whole lot of length to it. Briefly tanged in a sweet breadyness with a twist of orange candy and banana peels. Has a sublte and well placed floating dryness and poof of cocoa dryness in the finish with a simple slice of grassyness to it as well. Not bad, but there's just not enough of its flavor that holds on the palate or bolds into the taste buds.

Body is clean, slender, within a lower mediumness in body. Sweet, lightly bready with a tang of dark wheat to it that talks completely of a Dunkel.

A pretty decent drinkin' Dunkel, but there's better out there.

Photo of Overlord
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown. Off-white foam head of two or three inches.

Smells like roasted malt, chocolate, and bananas. Intriguing. For the price, very nice flavor. There's a bit of a chemical tinge I dislike, but there is definitely more than a bit of chocolate, bananas, some caramal malt, and a roasted bite to it I like. There's a breadiness to it, though the mouthfeel unfortunately is lacking.

Very satisfying. I could totally see myself slaying a bunch of bandits by swordpoint in some Germanic forest and quaffing a horn of this while wolfing down some dried deermeat, nuts, and black bread. Tastey.

Photo of Vancer
2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Photo of beerpadawan
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

It poured with a creamy, foamy, tan head that receded to a thin coating of the surface. The nose brings out the wheat and malt aromas nicely. A little bit roasty. It pours dark, showing a very deep red when held to light. It has a creamy mouthfeel, albeit with a prickly carbonation dominating the initial sensation. The malt and wheat flavors are the star. A touch of alcohol comes out on the finish, along with a lingering bit of dark, sweet bread. There is a bright sweetness in the middle that works well, allowing some yeasty action to join the fray, though subtly. No particular fruit comes to mind, just an essence of fruitiness. After sitting for a while on the palate without another drink it is a bit like a porter--some toasty chocolate notes.

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 jimsimply
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, red-tinged brown, with a tall beige head that dissipates fairly quickly. Some light lacing remains.

Some yeast aroma, and a toasted smell. Not much in the way of clove, but some subtle banana.

Tastes okay, but nothing to write home about. Toasty quality there, along with some chocolate notes.

Mouthfeel is decent, but again, not stellar. Makes for a drinkable beer with fair amount of roasted flavor.

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.

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