Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Reviews: 151
Hads: 238
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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 stratelectric
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Aggressive pour from a pop-top bottle into a weizen glass results in a nice 3 finger, tan colored head.
A- Cloudy, dark brown. As I hold the glass in the air, little or no light passes through. Looks tasty though. As the head begins to fade, the glass is left with a light lacing, almost like a cobweb.
S- Roasted malt. To my suprise, I can't pick out much wheat. I was expecting to.
T- Much like the smell. Roasted malt.
M- Light, and a little silky. I can feel the carbonation tingle in my mouth just a little bit.
D- Very drinkable. Goes down smooth.

All in all I would consider this average. I don't think I would necessarily recommend this, but I certainly wouldn't knock it either. (689 characters)

Photo of babaracas
2.73/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and thin cream-colored head. Smell: astringent, roasted, some black malt, no contribution from the wheat. Taste: same as the nose - astringent, middling roastiness, a touch of black malt, and no wheat. Thin feel, lowish carbonation. This sounded like a hybrid of a shwarz and a dunkelweizen, but this is pretty much garbage. (364 characters)

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 (308 characters)

Photo of Bung
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. Cloudy dark brown pour, a good two fingers of dark cream colored head.

Heavy wheat, rye in the aroma. Some clove and faint roast

Standard bread, banana and clove flavors. These are accompanied by some roast malt and cocoa. Just a hint of that bitter roast through the finish.

Almost creamy mouthfeel. Almost a milk like feeling. Very drinkable even with the cheweyness. No abv present at all.

Real good, drinkable brew. Solid, but still able to drink this on a seventy+ degree night. (496 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Julio's - I had this in Germany, but wanted to see if I liked it as much at home years later - poured chilled from the flip top 750 into a Weizen glass, shared with tenderbranson69.

A - poured vigorously which creates a huge 4 finger sandstone cream atop a coffee colored dark brown bordering on black. The bead is tiny and the surface of the ale has a frothed milk appearance. There is sporadic lace that clings in a bat wing pattern

S - A cocoa bean like smell coupled with coffee and some bready notes w/ light biscuit and nuttiness of the roasted wheat w/ mellow toffee and toasted grainw/ mild floral notes in the back

M - The feel is good w/ creamy/roasty slick and smooth textures. A moderately carbonated wheat w/ mild charred tinge and roastiness underlying w/ a mild fruity light tinge of yeast and the nutty textures carries on with a dry gently spiced finish

T - I really like the flavor of this ale - coffee-like character and smoothness of the wheat together are a good blend w/ pretty nice level of toasted flavors w/ a mild charred tinge. the wheat is slightly fruity w/ ripe banana notes and light cinnamon tinge w/ mildy woody hop adding complexity. The yeast gives the flavor smoothness too with a mild creamy taste and light caramel edges from the malt anchor the taste and blend with the char elements

D - I recommend this if you are a fan of schwarzbiers and dunkles - A very tasty wheat with slight hybrid taste of schwarzbier/hefeweizen -I consider this worth seeking out (1,520 characters)

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

16.9 ounce brown bottle with a swing top
Bottle # 1917222
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a deep chestnut brown and black combo. Nice fluffy head on top with a tan colored appearance. Almost looks like a stout.

Pleasant nose with some funky yeast whiffs, perhaps some banana notes.

Soft mouthfeel with flavors of caramel drizzle and light chocolate from the nice malt profile of the beer. The overall flavors are pretty tight if you like malty hefeweizens.

Mini hop snap on the finish, but what is most interesting about this german beer is its authenticity and nailing that yeast flavors. Hints of bananas, bubble gum and pineapple. So drinkable, smooth and interesting if you're in the mood. (713 characters)

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Properly poured in two stages at 45 degrees into a proper Hefeweizen glass. Yields a huge, thick, creamy, chunky-rocky tan head over a dark brown nearly opaque body. Head stands well above the glass, thick as meringue. Plenty of lacing as the head fades.

Smell is dark-roasted malt, wheaten dark bread, some bubblegum, some fruits and hints of clove and coffee. Intriguing aroma. Bubblegum rises as the beverage warms. Hope it tastes this good.

Taste is spot on with the smell, with an added note of mildly metallic hops. Wow! From the average review score, I wasn't expecting it to be this good. I'm really impressed. Love the bubblegum and dark malt together: a kind of sour-dough flavor. Fascinating.

Mouthfeel is decent, fairly round, with nice light carbonation. Pleasingly palatable.

Easy-drinking beer.

Can't for the life of me understand why this isn't rated higher. Of course, I generally love Hefe- and Dunkel-weizens in all their permutations, so maybe it's more about me than the beer. Still, I strongly recommend this to all wheat-beer fans. (1,060 characters)

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

Pours into a weizen glass a dark, opaque chocolate brown with a thick tan head billowing from the top.

Smells of cloves and baked banana bread. Slight roasted malts, but otherwise smells like a dunkelweizen.

The taste is completely different from what the nose would have you believe (though not a shocker considering the color). Roasted malt really comes through, almost stout like, as well as the banana tastes. Not much of the typical citrus notes.

The schwarz-weisse is a little thicker than the typical dunkel, but remains fairly drinkable. (548 characters)

Photo of roddwolff
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black wheat Beer taked in honor of a my friend of mine who got married on 19 december 2009.

A: Once served in my weissbier glass "Erdinger Weissbräu", had a dark brown and opaque color, the foamy head is also dark, creamy with medium duration, good lacing;

S: Wheat and roasted malt, some prunes too;

T: Roasted malt, toffee and roasted coffee, also with floral hops, wheat hardly found;

M: Dry, medium body and low carbonation;

D: Dark wheat beers are always very good. (476 characters)

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

-Bavarian Black wheat.

A: From the bottle poured a deep chocolate brown while in the glass was a flat black with a 2 finger whipped, creamy khaki colored head that was moderately lasting. There was a decent amount of macro bran-colored flake yeasty matter that rested on the bottom of the glass.

S: The nose was a smooth, wet, charred malting accompanied by hints of lightly burnt chocolate and bananas. The overall strength was light with a smooth roasted nature.

T: The initial flavor opens with a big yeasty banana flavor combining well with a deep roasted malting of hazelnut coffee. A smooth offering of scorched malt and bittersweetness of chocolate comes through while the yeasty quality of bananas was both fresh, and refreshing. Smooth with a wet minerality the beer finishes up with a final offering of bananas.

M: light bodied like a Schwarz with a slight creaminess of weizen. There is a noticeable good amount of carbonation adding bubbles and life providing just the right amount of accent.

D: fairly good, a light bodied affair like a good Schwarz with a smooth bitterness that goes down well enough. Good recommend. (1,140 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
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. (397 characters)

Photo of morebeergood
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a bottle at Wine Gallery, Brookline. New swing top version. Poured into a stemmed glass. Dark black color. Slight white head. Somewhat fizzy with carbonation. Smell was a bit smoky. Taste was quite unusual but enjoyable. The weizen part gave it a nice and light wheaty flavor. But the schwarz part gave it a toasted and almost burnt malt flavor to it. I found this beer a bit lighter in body and lower in abv that over dunkels I've tried. Easily drinkable, but not a beer that I'd have several of at one time. I bought it for the novelty of the style (are there many schwarz-weizens out there?) and I was impressed by Kulmbacher. (639 characters)

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

One of the new 500ml swing-top bottles. Pours black (no way!) with a thick light-beige head that leaves great lacing. Typical weizen character in the aroma, but augmented by a sharp, bitter roastiness that seems quite unusual. Light banana notes. Interesting, but not necessarily bad. Notes of carbon/graphite. Dry, roasty taste with the typical tangy yeast. Really interesting stuff. Medium, well-carbonated body. Though I'm a fan of the regular Kapuziner weisse, this one doesn't quite stand up. Interesting for sure, but not a favorite. (539 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Without a doubt the darkest dunkelweizen I've ever had. Opaque and black with a long-lasting, thick, ivory colored head that left a little lace on the glass.

S - It had a muted wheat smell with touches of roasted malt.

T - It tasted of wheat and burnt toast maltiness. Not much else going on here.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with chewy mouthfeel.

D - This is not the best dunkel. The flavors were pretty bland. (449 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a standard weizen.

A: Dark brown color. A muddy brown pour forms a 3 finger frothy, bone white head. Looks a little like an ice cream float with the craterous, pock marked, sticky head. Settles slowly, but leaves a layer of foam. Very little lacing to speak of.

S: Roasted nuts, a little coffee, and hints of chocolate.

T: Roasted flavor. More malty than wheaty. Kind of a strong alcohol taste, but not unpleasantly so (almost like a coffee liqueur). Yeast and nutty flavors are noticeable.

M: Light. Full-bodied, no holes in this one. Not a whole lot of aftertaste.

D: Is very nice.

Great atmosphere. Appearance is quite appealing, and a really pleasing nose. Great full balanced flavor, and light body. Overall, great quaff. (763 characters)

Photo of kmo1030
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer a a dark brown with a creamy khaki head.
in the aroma you pick up some banana esthers,caramel, nuttiness, and a touch of clove. pretty subtle.
the taste follows suit for the most part with the caramel amped up a bit. the nuttiness from the aroma shows up first soft and sweet, and then transitioning into something more akin to a walnut. there's also some faint smokiness. powdery banana shows up towards the finish. with warmth, some white pepper develops.
the mouthfeel is medium bodied with active, but fine carbonation.
it's got good drinkability. nothing super special, but it's quenching and interesting with it's wheat flavors, and darker malt flavors. (669 characters)

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
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. (987 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (471 characters)

Photo of DrJay
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (343 characters)

Photo of beerdedking
3.46/5  rDev -7%
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... (606 characters)

Photo of tavernjef
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (1,108 characters)

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. (609 characters)

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. (465 characters)

Photo of beerpadawan
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
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. (754 characters)

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. (384 characters)

Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
84 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.