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Kloster Weizen | Capital Brewery

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Kloster WeizenKloster Weizen

Brewed by:
Capital Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 61
Photo of Ragingbull
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark gold or light orange in color with light prickle and no head to speak of. The nose throws off banana hints. There is a fruity attack and spicy undertones to the flavor. The finish is clean surprisingly. The spice does leave a mild warmth in the mouth that is more pronounced than a normal residual clove flavor would be, but it still manages to give me the impression of a clean finish as nothing lingers for too long.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Once the frothy single finger head dies down, (minimal lacing) it appears exactly as though I have a glass of orange juice. Its really quite dark opaque orange. Many many levels darker in color than any other hefeweizen I have ever seen before.

Strong banana and bubble gum scent with vanishingly minimal spicing in the scent. And that seems to be this beer's main problem: They left out the cloves and spicing. There is nothing framing the banana and wheat malt sweetness.

Taste follows the nose...but also includes a hell of a lot of umami from that turbidity-causing unfiltered yeast.

The Body is actually medium-low but comes across as misleadingly thicker than it actually is because of the heavy protein load of all that yeast. Semi-chewy in texture, but flows smoothly and well around the mouth.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another review from back in the Marquette days. Typical hefe appearance, yellow, dense haze, average head. Solid banana yeast aroma, lays low on the clove, bready.

Pale wheat flavor, banana, banana gum, lacks any hopping it seems. Like how it is a degree chewy, but light bodied. Pretty much ends it there. No other subtleties to speak of. Banana beer. Was looking for some nuttiness to it. Mildly carbonated, would have appreciated more, would have made the banana heavy beer a little more palatable.

Not bad, but not recommended, if this was a style you're into, I can think of a dozen other offerings I'd mention first.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a short Weizen glass)

A- This beer had a bright yellow crystal clear body until the last ounce of beer with a large lump of yeast fell into the glass. There was a big carbonation and the only head was a mass of a few large bubbles.

S- This beer had the strong smell of banana taffy with a light smooth wheat bread hint in the background. Not much depth to the smell.

T- The taste of dry pale malt has a light banana flavor the comes through more after it warms a bit. The finish has a carbonic acid/ club soda taste with a light hop hint.

M- The mouthfeel is light with a dry finish.

D- This beer has a big banana smell with a light dry taste and is not at all what I expected from this style. It would be nice if it had a bit more depth and character all though it is an interesting twist on this style.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Looks the hefe part, has the yellow color with almost no clarity, 1/2" white head. Lays the banana on heavy, bread, clove to a lesser degree, some band aid.

Taste hit the wheat feels, gritty, sticky, mixes a relatively light body with the wheat into a chewiness. Real big on the banana bread edge, lower carbonation makes the chewiness seem rampant.

Decent stuff, dunno why they wouldn't make it anymore as German centric the beer and population of Wisconsin is. . .

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.07/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A cloudy apricot amber body with a single finger ivory head. The head is gone in a flash leaving no evidence that it was ever there. Obviously there is no lace on this glass of beer. The nose is mostly of yeast with a lurking banana sense far to the background. The immediate taste sensation is of cloves followed by some very faint citrus and masking what might be a small flavor of spice that is indistinct. Thin, watery mouthfeel and no crispness. Peppery sense in the aftertaste. An OK beer, but not one I'll seek out in the future. If offered, I'd take one, just one.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.97/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy gold color with a thin white head. Slight citrus aroma. A little better than the average German Wheat (I thought it was on the same level as Weihenstephaner) but I am still not a big fan of the style. It is too wheaty/citrusy for my tastes.

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Photo of KarlHungus
2.65/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a cloudy pale orange color with no head. In fact, there isn't even enough lacing to coat the top of the liquid. The aroma is rather strong. Bubblegum, bananas, and more bubblegum. It is not really what I expect from a Hefe, or any other wheat beer for that matter. The taste is a lot fainter than the aroma, but bubblegum still dominates. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this isn't a very good beer. I can't see myself buying it again.

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Photo of Sammy
2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to FlyingBison for coming through on this. Like an American pale wheat that has a sourness, only more aggressive wheat and carbonation. This is not a smooth hefeweizen, i.e. Town Hall. I could not finish the Capital version.Spice is sour lemon and pepper.

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Kloster Weizen from Capital Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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