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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
84
good

216 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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 wingman14
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

wingman14, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of mmmbeer
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Standard 500 mL German bottle with some code on the back label. It pours into the weizen glass almost black with some sediment and a finger of tan head with an aroma of roasted/earthy malts. The taste adds to this faint notes of chocolate, spice, banana, and a yeast/wheat tang on top of a light to medium body that seems a bit thin. About average for a dunkel I'd say.

mmmbeer, Jun 01, 2006
Photo of Pepeton
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I guess I have to thank the Soccer World Cup for this brew, 'cause a local supermarket is now offering 7 beers from the Kulmbacher brewery in a sort of a celebration or homage for the host of this sport event.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
:-)

Pours a really dark and murky and tan head than leaves some lacing.

Smell is typically that of a hefe-weizen: Fruity, spicy, malty and some citrus scents from the hops. Goood!

Taste begins with a lightly roasted malts, the hefe yeast follows and stays.

Mouthfeel is medium, refreshing (last night we were 90°F here in Monterrey, México) with a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability is good, since this beer is well suited for our Spring, Summer and Fall (this means hot weather LOL!!).

¡Salud!

Pepeton, Jun 01, 2006
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.

Franchise, May 10, 2006
Photo of gosurfobx
2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a 1pint .9oz bottle. Pours murkish black, with a ruby red hue when put against light. Has a frothy head that slowly settles to the size of one finger width. Smells like a wheat beer. Taste has notes of chocolate with the wheat malt. Seems a bit to watery in the mouthfeel. Was OK. Would drink again but not in a hurry.

gosurfobx, Apr 18, 2006
Photo of Derek
2.13/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I found this refridgerated bottled at the Bamberg train station.
Best before 20.04.06.

A: Murky, dark brown/black; a little creamy, off-white head, a little retention & lace.

S: Cider & fusil alcohol. Like a fermentation gone wrong!

T: Dry, cidery, with only a hint of banana bread.

M: Light to moderate body is chalky and acidic. Carbonation is moderate.

D: Definitely not impressed.

Derek, Apr 08, 2006
Photo of neonbrown82
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was pretty curious about this beer when I first noticed it at work. Schwarz and Hefeweizen are two of my favorite styles, and a combination of the two sounded very interesting.

Pours to a nutty brown color like a schwarz but with the huge rocky head of a wheat beer. Looks appealing. The head doesn't have the staying power I would have imagined though, nor the lacing.

The smell is nutty, like a brown ale. Not so much of the banana and clove, but a little touch of hops. A little bit soapy, but otherwise good.

The taste is good. The banana comes out a little bit in the flavor, but otherwise nutty and roasty. Nice mix of a schwarz and a weisse. Lightly sweet but dries out quick.

The body is medium with a decent carbonation. Pleasant, but not as drinkable as a regular hefe. I was glad to be able to try it.

neonbrown82, Mar 20, 2006
Photo of CharlesRiver
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.

CharlesRiver, Mar 02, 2006
Photo of RedHaze
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown/black with only faint hints of light creeping through the edges. It has a creamy one inch head that fades to a thin cap and thick ring, that leaves behind a nice sheet of lacing.

Smell; wheat and roasted dark malts with traces of lemons. There's a nice presence of cloves and bits of chocolate.

Taste; nice wheaty bread dough, with dark chocolate malts on the initial sips. It has a little lemon to it with cloves and just some hints of bananas as it gets warmer. There's a bit of a hop bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side. Very drinkable.

RedHaze, Feb 26, 2006
Photo of ypsifly
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an undated pint bottle into an Aventinus weizen.

TALL head of light tan over deep brown. Very strong tetention with layered tendrils of lace.

The dark wheat aromas are upfront with a bit of lemon and the yeast comes across as cloves and bread. Very nice.

The taste is a pleasant combination of roasty wheat and bananas with just a hint of hop bitterness. Dry finish with the malt and bananas lingering.

Medium mouth with lots of carbonation. Not too much tingle, but enough to move things along nicely. Good beer! I like this almost as much as Aventinus.

ypsifly, Feb 05, 2006
Photo of Fugazme
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

Fugazme, Nov 29, 2005
Photo of malty
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

malty, Nov 27, 2005
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.

putnam, Nov 17, 2005
Photo of BeerBeing
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 0.5 liter dark brown glass euro-generic bottle, gold on black label

Appearance: cloudy brown color, very big tan head, very good lacing

Smell: spice, nuts and yeast

Taste: medium body, crisp mouth feel, strong nutty and spice, very strong yeast, fruitness, banana, clove, caramel, malt

Notes: VERY GOOD, one of the best dunkel weizens I tried

BeerBeing, Sep 25, 2005
Photo of Naerhu
1.7/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Rocky off-white head.
Old cola-coffee colored head.
Stale instant coffee aroma, hershe bar chocolate and stale coffee flavor. Odd citrus and weird yeast flavor.
Overly excited cola mouthfeel.
This is bad. The bottle must be split between 5 victims, as none of us alone are strong enough to finish it.

Naerhu, Nov 20, 2004
Photo of Globetrotter
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in a tapered brown half liter bottle with a navy blue and gold label featuring a monk holding a Weissbier glass. The actual name of the beer is "Schwarz mit feiner Hefe" (Black with fine yeast). Purity law, of course. Best before 9/30/04, I opened it on 4/16/04.

Beautiful to behold. Cloudy dark caramel under a 2.5 finger tan contoured head that settles to about half a pencil, then lasts and lasts. Great lacing most of the way down. The nose is crisp with spice, orange and yeast. The mouth is prickly and not too light. The taste is as it should be - nice spice, banana and clove, with just a hint of sweet caramel. All of this is followed by a mellow hop bitterness that lingers very nicely, blending with the spiciness to form a smooth mosaic of pleasure throughout the mouth. Nice.

Globetrotter, Apr 16, 2004
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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
84 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.