Kuchlbauer Weisse | Weissbierbrauerei Kuchlbauer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weissbierbrauerei Kuchlbauer
Germany
kuchlbauer.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
26
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
4
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3
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of aleigator
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clouded pale yellow color with a small, yet stable head.

Smells of anise, peppers and lots of wet leafes, together with a hint of ripe, spicy banana.

Drinks very smooth and soft, with a bright effervescent peak right after the swallow, showcasing a refreshing, light bodied and well balanced Weisse.

Tastes of slowly evolving, yeast embraced, caramel malts, which get enhanced by the well nuanced spices and soothed by an aqueous softness. The hops from the nose are non-existent on the palate, getting replaced by a short effervescent peak, amping up the refreshment level in this. Finishes soft, a bit watery and one dimensional, but with a late banana ripeness and toasted peppers.

Nice interpretation of a Weisse. Truly refreshing, vivid on the tongue and nicely balanced. If only it could provide a faint hop presence to add a little complexity.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

From Hipercor. In Bavaria glass. At dinner, after futsal match, with turkey steaks. Not as much aroma as in others of the style but with a thick and tasty body

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Photo of Allegue04
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curiosibeer
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is a great Weissbier with the perfect taste! A top one! It has a beautiful white crown and a great amber, rich and blurred colour. Smell is like banana and, in mouth, is fruity, malty and bitter.

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Photo of clarknova
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of janubio
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy hazy colour, with a big head that lives forever. Aroma is primarily cloves and bananas, herbs. Thick texture, medium to full body. Taste of cloves, bananas, spices, herbs and some caramel notes.

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served cool from 500ml bottle into weissebier glass.

L) Cloudy pale orange colour (typical hefe). Big white foam head, took ages to pour.

S) Typical phenolic / clove hefe odour.

T) What can I say - spot on weissebier taste. Banana, orange, honey all rolled into one. No hop bitterness. Smooth.

F) A bit smoother than a typical hefe, making it very morish.

O) Unbelievably easy drinking beer. A must for any weissebier fan.

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Photo of MellowDia
4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best Weißbier in the world. Period.

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Photo of Markiboy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Although the aroma is on the short side for this bier, the taste is 1st class. It's really tasty. Very much in line with the very best weissbiers and this one is the only one I've had so far that has a very noticeable taste of honey to it. You just want to keep sipping it to see if it's banana or honey you're tasting and, to me, it's more honey than banana! I agree with others who say it has a slightly higher carbonation than is ideal but it barely detracts from what is an excellent weissbier and something you could easily drink all night.

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Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of poskok
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JCBears
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

appearance: Very nice but par a normal amber cloudy color. Good frothy head

smell: wheaty with a pungent but not totally unpleasant bitter edge .

taste: Nice bitterness not common to this type, I can't say its bad good aftertaste as well

mouthfeel: A lingering mouthfeel that leaves you wanting more I like it

overall: an overall good brew that has dynamic flavor and a good backbone to it

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Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jesster64
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had a few left over when last visited Germany. I think its freshness is past due. Still, an enjoyable overall beer. Light and crisp. decent mouthfeel and Aroma. nothing that really stood out.A lot of cloudiness in glass. I would buy again, but would try others first. Sorry this review isn't too helpful.

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Photo of whatsgoody
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Liquoric3
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of RodneyFarva
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass

a: nice pale orange color with a frothy and bubbly white head. seems quite carbonated. settles to a bubbly half finger.

s: a nice fruitiness - banana and light citrus such as lemon, some yeastiness as well, a bready wheatiness as well. banana comes through really nicely.

t: a clean wheatiness, less banana than in the nose, more cloves here. a high carbonation gave it a prickly bite which to me took away from what could have given more complexity and subtlety to the beer. quite refreshing, however.

o: quite refreshing, classic weizen, very intriguing aromas, but the high carbonation turned me off a bit.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Trying as many Hefe's as I can, this one is another, brought back from a trip to Germany.

Golden hazy colour, decent head, decent lacing.
Smell of bread and yeast, citrus and clove.
Taste is similar. It's bittersweet, but not too pronounced.

Light body, crisp, clean, refreshing.

Balanced, but fairly simple. I would say it needs a bit more body, aroma and flavour

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Photo of atis
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale honey with slight hazy, strange fizzy head that dissappears unusually fast for Hefeweizen. Aroma is lively spicy clove and banana, also citrus.

Taste is spicy wheat with plenty of fruit, somewhat slightly worse than smell. Mouthfeel is medium with prickly more than average carbonation.

Overall, a rather strange Hefe, I did not like the appearance and also the flavour seems to be quite unusual.

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Photo of jayjay1976
4.52/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Eyes:
Pale clover honey with swirls of ample trüb. Sculpted head which towered more than an inch above the rim with enough of the goods to stay that way for ~5 minutes. Could have been longer but she was willing and I was weak. Left long frilly trails reminiscent of beer hall garland.

Nose:
Really rich with sweet malt and banana bread, caramel hops top note.

Tongue:
Smooth, robust and deliciously classic weizen flavors, extremely well balanced with enough sweetness to anchor the aroma squarely on the palate. By the time it reaches the back of the tongue its becomes intrigueingly hoppy and crisp. It has the easy natural balance of flavors typical of a really good craft brew; exactly that which eludes nearly every commercial brewing enterprise.

I suppose it would pair nicely with a meal of Manna from heaven. No,this beer deserves your full attention.

Belch:
Malty sweet. My wife somehow doesn't agree.

Overall, this is a great beer. Classic Hefeweizen character with lots of soul, terrifically balanced with a flourish of hops. Most beers in this vein lack any real hops flavor, and its one of the few things I miss from my barley brew days. Its depth of flavor and intensity in my opinion rivals the gold standard in Hefeweizen brewed by Weihenstephan.

Serving type: 0,5 liter bottle

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Photo of MTNboy
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours hazy and brass colored with an off-white head and lace. The head and lace are super frothy. It has a wonderful spicy aroma. This beer has a strong banana and citrus ester. There is quite a bit of complexity to the flavor as a whole. There are the usual German wheat flavor but they compliment each other in this beer very well. There is a very mild bitterness. Yeasty bread like flavor seems work with the fruitiness. It has a creamy and full feel.

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Photo of BrotherJon
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had the pleasure of enjoying this in a glass in Munich's Shamrock Irish Pub (Prost Jackson [the bartender]).

The beer had a cloudy and superlative wheat appearance. After the giant creamy head had dropped, I was able to get my nose in there and enjoy the tangy and spicy aroma. Flavor was jammed with cloves and banana.
An incredibly smooth beer with some serious complexity.

so smooth and heavenly. You must try this one fresh.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a huge oatmeal colored head that was big even for a Hefe Weizen. Hazy golden beer with and apricot hue. Inviting aroma of yeasty bananas over fresh spring flowers. Clean wheat flavor along with a bit of yeast. Finishes with a dash of lemon and some tangy carbonic acid. It's filled with carbonation giving it a light and bubble mouthfeel. The first of a few beers recommended to me by one of the locals. If this is any indication today will be a good day. Just a hair towards the lighter end of the style, but still plenty flavorful and enjoyable. Grab one if you get the chance.

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Photo of stcules
2.45/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hazy dark orange; decent head, maybe not very compact.
The smell is banana, yeast, breadcrust; slightly unbalanced toward the sweetness.
The taste is again some sweet. But an excessive carbonation covers it all (maybe some light spiciness, camomile?).
It slips away in the mouth easily, almost without traces. The aftertaste too is quickly fading away, lefting just a hint of banana, maybe marzipan, and just a trace of lactic in the back.

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3.78 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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