Kapuziner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #13
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,553
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 10.86%
Reviews:
299
Ratings:
564
From:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  64
Gots
  68
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a copper/orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, bananas, pink bubble gum. Taste is the same as the aroma but more pronounced, some wheat is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall not bad, but based on the score here I was disappointed with this beer.

Apr 07, 2021
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a pint can into a weizen glass.

Pours a hazy deep gold (but not amber) with an excellent two-fingered head that is a little more creamy than rocky, and that's fine. It lingers well and gives way to excellent lacing. Pretty in the glass for sure.

Excellent aromas of banana, clove, white grape, granny smith apple, mild yeast, faint grassy hops.

Sweet on the tip of the tongue, with bubblegum and banana, but spicy yeast quickly joins in midstream, along with cloves and allspice. Tart wheat offsets the sweetness quite well, manifesting in mild citrus and tart apple. Very substle hops. The finish is almost warming in spice, with a bit of warmth lingering on the lips. Very well balanced between the mild sweetness and the complex tartness.

A little creamier than anticipated, the brew is more of a smooth finisher than a lively crisp one, but it's still drying, if not crisp, owing to some sneaky carbonation.

There are others of the style that are better, but this one is unique yet hews closely to the hallmarks of the style. The creamy finish and warming spice make it a treat.

Oct 03, 2020
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L- Deep amber, slightly cloudy, pours with 2mm white head (holds well).
S- Notably fruity, for a moment I'm reminded of the boiled sweets called 'Pear Drops' and bananas.
T- The Smell^ carries over, a rounded fruit note, hints of banana, then a hoppy dry note veers in, and into a dry/CO2 note at the finish. < Those are the distinctive taste notes, on top of the more generic weissbier characteristics.
F- Certainly a 2-in-1 here, at first it starts off on the richer side, then swiftly flips to hoppy/dry+CO2. This happens on each of my first several mouthfuls.
O- A Weissbier profile but with distinctly prominent fruit/banana notes - I am sure you could ID this from a random line up of 10 or even 20 world beers/styles without *any* problem. Whether that works for you is another matter. I've enjoyed trying it but the banana note might get a bit worn out after say one more, and IMO it's too different/distinctive to be sessionable. Certainly something different though!
£2.16/500ml flip-top bottle with ceramic stopper. BB: 08/01/2021 Bought from BeersOfEurope/UK for home delivery.

Jul 14, 2020
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TheBricenator from Oregon

4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Orange leaning to amber in color, cloudy/murky, and the pour brings on a good head that recedes quickly leaving great lacing
Aroma: Clove, wheat bread, and banana intermixed. Some fruity esters emerge as well
Taste: Huge clove up front, then in floods a combo of warm wheat bread and banana – like a wheat-based banana bread. Some bubblegum comes and goes as well
Mouthfeel: Big and chewy but not overwhelming on the palate. Light to medium carbonation and a super soft finish
Overall: I’m digging this one. The huge amounts of flavor that the yeast brings just screams Weissbier (as opposed to a more approachable ‘wheat ale’) and that is exactly what I wanted when I grabbed this one. Tasty stuff and a great warm weather companion

Jul 08, 2020
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

50cl bottle from Beers of Europe website (£2.59):
Slightly murky amber with a very foamy & thick, 3cm head with great retention. The nose is faintly sweet with bananas, pale malts, faint bubblegum & a little wheat to finish. Its a similar taste with bubblegum, wheat & a faint bitterness in the background. There's a little clove & bread malts too but it's well balanced with strong, fine carbonation & a medium body. It's not quite as sweet as normal for the style with more of a subtle bitterness but it was pleasant & drinkable throughout. 

Jun 29, 2020
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Nass from Florida

3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I like the can artwork, it's classy. The pour is orange. The taste is some cloves & banana bread, it's a smooth & easy drinking Weissbier but the flavors are a little dull & it sort of has cardboard type of taste towards the finish. My reviews are based on beers that I had from a 5 liter mini keg & a pint size can. Cheers! B

Mar 12, 2020
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wattoclone from California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I saw this hard to find hefeweizen in a 5L mini-keg I had to try it. Loads of banana with less pronounced clove, very cloudy with huge amount of yeast sludge in the bottom of the can which can be resuspended with effort. Less watery than the other commonly available examples, this is one of the best German hefeweizen available in the US.

Mar 08, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Standard hefeweizen, much more on the clove and banana side of the spectrum. Has that bubblegum wheat and bright malt work to support. Kind of dry in the feel with abruptly crisp aftertaste.

Sep 21, 2018
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brewerburgundy from California

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft, served in branded 0.5l Weizen glass.

It’s beautiful and hard to imagine a more stylistically perfect appearance than this hazed medium gold beer. The bubble artistry is probably the real attraction in its fluffy, shade of white, cloud-like Head. It only suffers in a surprising light lace.

Chalky, banana, hint of clove, and not overpowering in any way.

More spot on banana and clove flavors both complete the style picture and blend seamlessly with a robust bitterness. This beer is regulated so well from the esters to the level of sweetness.

It has what I call a matte mouthfeel; a combination of yeast and bitterness that lays on the tongue and sometimes on your teeth. Carbonation battles this well and again achieves balance, leaving no objectionable aftertaste.

This is a very good Hefeweizen.

Jun 21, 2018
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Jeffo from Netherlands

3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at the Mitra in Maarssen

From a 50cl swing top bottle into a weissen glass

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, fluffy, creamy white head with great retention. Hazy gamboge orange with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full cap and leaves some lacing on the top of the glass.

SMELL: Bolder nose of wheat malt, clove, bubble gum and light citrus aromas. Hints of bread as well. Nice stuff.

TASTE: Wheat, clove and bready flavors with a decent punch of bubble gum at the swallow. Bold finish of wheat malt, bready flavors, clove spices, bubble gum and light citrus flavors linger on the palate. Good stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry.

OVERALL: Good stuff. Not quite top of the line in the style, but it's definitely on the right side of the tracks. Worth checking out if you see it in your area.

Mar 17, 2018
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Bruno74200 from France

4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All right hefeweizen. Nice look with a huge head. Quite balanced all along. Big wheat and yeast presence. Estery, it's not citrusy and I prefer it that way

Jan 29, 2018
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jamesroses from Argentina

3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml can

appearance: hazy golden, 2 to 3 finger head. Lively carbonation. Head dissapeared quickly, Poor lacing.

smell: banana. clove, slightly pineapple.

taste: same as the smell with an extra sour note that may have been there cause the beer was close to the expiring date.

mouthfeel: really nice and smooth, goes down easily.

overall: one of the best hefes I've tried.

Jul 09, 2017
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New packaging in a flip top bottle. From the bottle, it pours a hazy light amber with a significant white head. Bananas and clove in both the nose and mouth. Very smooth flavored Weissbier. Wow!

Feb 26, 2017
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VoxRationis from New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted into American pint glass. Pours a hazy honey brown color. Really interesting mocha taste (I just wasn't expecting this from a heze weizen). Light bodied consistent with alcohol content. Would serve this to beer afficiandos.

Feb 17, 2017
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Beric from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: From the bottle on the banks of the Spree
Served: August 2016

The long formal review is lacking here since I'm getting to this one really late- this was a marvelous hefeweizen and one that I would highly recommend. The yeast notes are robust and give the beer nice banana and clove notes, even a hint of sweeter cardamom. Very good beer.

Sep 19, 2016
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Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Found in a supermarket in Berlin. Pours a hazy light orange colour with a lovely foamy head that leaves lacings. Aromas of banana, clove & wheat. Tastes of banana, peach, mild citrus, clove & wheat. Aftertaste is of a mild banana wheat bitterness. Overall much better than I expected, and one I could have had a second of quite easy.

May 11, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice pour, but flavor and aroma leave something to be desired. Standard weizen aromas and flavors, but a lot fainter than in some of its competitors. Surprised at the high ratings, as I don’t think it’s that good.....After all I’ve read, I’m a bit disappointed

Feb 19, 2016
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TH28 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Can’t decipher the code date. Appearance: Deep golden/light brown, cloudy, with a thick long lasting white head. Aroma: Bready, wheat, spicy clove yeast. Banana is there but on the low side for a hefe. Taste: Sweet bready and wheat maltiness, light citrus, pear, and moderately high clove spice. Low banana character and low bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body with light creaminess and moderate carbonation Finish: Dry and a little sticky on the tongue, with lingering pear and clove. Overall: An easy drinking, refreshing hefe. Nice body and clove aroma and flavor. Taste is on the sweeter side with a lower banana character than others in the style.

Jan 24, 2016
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Premo88 from Texas

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz. bottle poured into wheat-beer glass

L: turbid gold with plenty of amber, dark for a hefe, with a massive rush of foam that fills the top bulb of the glass quickly; much clearer than it seemed at first and showing all kinds of activity in the glass, hundreds of bubbles grouping then gathering speed and flying up the column to create a thick 1/4- to 1/3-inch skin of offwhite/beige foam, some sticking ... the foam on this thing is incredible; an easy 5

S: sour grain, sour banana ... has a slight tartness to it; rust, dust; sweetens as it warms; definitely a "sour" note in this one, very odd ... it's the second bottle I've tried, and the first bottle gave off nothing but sweet notes, like a caramel-dipped banana; this one doesn't have that same sweetness; as it warms, more of the sweet malt shows up

T: lots of banana with a slight toasted malt aftertaste; some grain; a little spice, clove; the toasted flavor grows as we go, but it's still subtle

F: crisp at first, becomes silkier as you go; the carbonation releases so fast and strongly that you drink through a skin early, softening it a bit; solid midweight

O: great hefe ... even the bit of sourness in the nose can't ruin what's been two fantastic pints of this beer separated by about a week; the first pint definitely had a better aroma, lots of caramel sweetness around the banana; the pour is amazing, and the head it pushes up is impressive; the occasional toasted notes are nice ... at times, it's a bit like a graham cracker/banana treat; a great beer I'll be seeking out again

Jan 20, 2016
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LennyOvies from Mexico

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L- Hazy bright golden body with an incredible 3 fingers of foamy compact white head. Looks like a nitro beer, long persistence.
S- Wheat, banana, spices.
T- White bread, lemon, wheat, clove, spices, pear.
F- Well carbonated, rich, silky.
O- Very good beer. Smell and taste could be a bit better.

Jan 12, 2016
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janubio from Spain

3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden our, with a big head that sticks forever and leaves an norms lace. Smell of bananas, clove, apricot. I feel some tobaco notes. Great carbonation, body is medium-light. Taste of bananas, clove, citrus, apricot. Good.

Nov 07, 2015
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drmeto from Germany

3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a cloudy golden-orange with a small,creamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-banana,clove,white bread,honey,slightly wheaty,pineapple
T:
-lemon,apples,pears,clove,oniony,honey,slightly wheaty,pineapple
-slightly more bitter than its contemporaries
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
Decent one.

Oct 30, 2015
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Mitzvahman72 from California

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With a bold honey color, it has a subtle lemon taste backed up with a nice, bready malt backbone. Because this lemon taste doesn’t have a rough bitter bite, it’s as though you are having a nice lemon cake! This beer tastes just like the Sudwerks Hefeweizen from Davis, California, only filtered as a Weissbier and is more yeasty and bready, and the later parts are good thing! For those into Hefeweizens, I highly recommend Karl Strauss’ Hefeweizen and La Cumbre’s A Slice of Hefen!

Oct 30, 2015
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jcance from Texas

4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Saw this in the store for 8 euros for a 5L keg. Label looked like some serious work went into it (fancy gold lettering and all that jazz) so I looked it up on here. Really great ratings on here, and the price was right so I decided to give it a try despite not being the hugest fan of weissbier.

Filled a wine glass halfway. I'm not sure if it's that it's in a keg or if it's the brand of beer, but there was tons of foam. Basically the entire glass was foam. Let it sit and it mellowed revealing a beautiful golden hue. Translucent but not to the point where you could see something on the other side of the glass.

I'm really surprised by the flavor of this. I was expecting something hardly different from other popular weissbiers but it's really got a unique flavor. There's an underlying richness that brings to mind flavors that are more subtle in other weissbier. The thing I am really enjoying about it is the lack of the overwhelming sweetness that I usually identify with weissbier/hefe. It's really quite a welcome difference.

The overall flavor of this beer is hard to describe. The carbonation is proper; the beer is incredibly smooth. I can barely detect any hops, which is not exactly a plus for me, but I'm not honestly that upset about it. It's about as easy to drink as water, and that's not an exaggeration. I would describe the texture as very silky. You can actually taste some faint flavor from the alcohol, which actually seems to enhance the rich flavors in the beer.

Weissbier is far from my favorite style of beer, but this is easily the best one I've had. I have no complaints and could see myself drinking a lot of this in the future. Strongly recommended.

Sep 12, 2015
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Mike_Aguirre from Mexico

4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Looks deep amber, hazy with a white foam head. Smells spicy, fruity, bananas, bread, yeast, clove. Taste is refreshing, citric, low bitterness, perfect representation of the hefeweizen style.

Aug 14, 2015
Kapuziner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 564 ratings