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Kapuziner Weissbier | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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90
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284 Reviews
Kapuziner WeissbierKapuziner Weissbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
284
Ratings:
508
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
14.93%
 
 
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Photo of OldRaysputin
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours almost a deep golden/honey hue with a substantial head that mellows after a minute or so. So far im impressed...

S: Getting nice fruits such as orange and banana. definitely the spiciness of the cloves as well.

T: I was expecting more citrus to come through based on the smell but was surprised. You can taste the clove and is altogether tasty but might have wanted a little more punch. A little too subtle to wow me.

M/D: Again i was deceived a bit. I was expecting more carbonation after the pour but find this lite in the mouth. I can see this being a beer you could drink several of. Very easy to consume. Overall, a nice weizen....but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color with a nice big blooming head that settles very nicely,aroma is a little smokey and clovey but a little subdued.Taste has some nice weizen traits some cloviness and some light smokiness but misses a little something maybe some banana notes?Bottle says this brew has a delightful tropical fruitiness,I dont quite taste that but pretty decent beer none the less.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml flip top bottle.

Pours a hazy dark golden color with a huge white head. The aroma is strong cloves and bananas. The flavor is more of the same with some pithy orange in there as well. The flavors are balanced with neither the banana or cloves standing out. You also get quite a bit of wheat as well as some caramel. The mouthfeel is medium, soft and creamy and the carbonation is low.

This was labeled as Kapuziner Bavarian Hefeweizen but everything I have found (including the Kapuziner website) says this is the same beer as the Kapuziner Weissbier.

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Photo of blackie
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pours an attractive, opaque-hazy golden color, average head and retention for a hefe

s: clean wheat aromas with a touch of doughy yeast and light lemon, just a slight metallic note when very cold, less banana and clove than I expect/desire from the style but it is there, nice aroma but the metallic bit is distracting

m: medium-high carbonation and a light-medium body

t: clean, moderately spicy wheat backbone and notes of light citrus, moderate chalky yeast, missing the estery and phenolic notes for the most part, papery hop flavors with a mild bitterness...this is a "cleaner" hefe than I prefer but it's still pretty good

d: drinkability is high as a result of the lighter, lively body and crisp, clean flavor

bottle from Grapes & Hops

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Photo of Jwale73
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1PT .9FL swing-top bottle served in my Weihenstephaner weizen glass. Poured with a dense, creamy white cap that occupied 90% of the glass before it eventually dissipated into a solid skim - no appreciable lacing on this one. As the head gradually recedes, it reveals a tranlucent, orange liquid. Nose expresses a hint of cloves and banana esters, but not as bold as some more prominent examples of the style. Taste follows nose - definitely a nice German Hefe, but somewhat muted, as suggested by the nose. A little bit of lemon also comes out in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-bodied with an even and pleasant carbonation and a little bit of acidity. Definitely an easy drinking and refreshing Hefe. I wouldn't pass this up as a draft option, but does not stand up to the likes of some of the better ones in my opinion.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very cloudy orange/gold color. Coarse whited head that held well. Thin lacing. Strong rising bubbles throughout.

S: Banana and clove. Bit of a dry citrusy note. Faint malt.

T: Distinct cracker/bread. Taste follows aroma; clove and banana. Sweet flavor persists, but finishes clean.

M: Medium body; very full. High carbonation.

D: Very drinkable; maybe due to less estery than some wheat beers. It was good, but I wonder what difference a change in yeast would bring?

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid German Hefe Weizen. Pours out to a medium yellow gold color with a big head of dense white foam. Uniform rings of lace are present, as the head holds solid to the bottom of the glass. Nice. Aromas of bananas, yeasty bread and malts. Taste is light and enjoyable; buttery malts, banana estery bread, light hops, a touch of spice toward the finish. Nice. Mouthfeel is lighter and very fresh, with some bubbles igniting the tastebuds. Drinkability is pretty good. A nice lighter hefe for the summer months.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This opened with a decisive POP, and a light spraying mist of beer--a good sign, since swing-tops often go flat. Poured into a traditional weizen glass, this beer presents a dark gold color with a dense, thick head, over an inch tall. Nearly perfect looking. The nose has a lot of wheat malt in, though fruitiness and phenols are light and not prominent. The flavor is disappointing... where are the essential weizen characteristics? you have to really hunt for them. There is a pleasant maltiness, with nice melanoidens, but it's only lightly fruity, and hardly a bit of clove to be found..

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Photo of PopeJonPaul
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold with a nice white head that left great lacing in the glass. Spicy, peppery-hopped banana and fruit flavors with good body and a grapefruit-sour finish, the hoppiness cuts the sweetness down. Refreshing, not a particular standout in my pantheon of Hefe beers though as I like them on the sweet side. Still a great choice for a hot, sweaty NY summer afternoon, glad the bartender did not sour this with a lemon.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single bottle from Bauer last week to enjoy Friday night. Poured into a hefe glass, and a huge white head formed. Cloudy yellow color and lots of lacing. Smell was of lots of cloves. Banana and spice were the major flavors in the first couple of sips. But as this beer got warmer, it seemed to lose a bit of flavor. It just seemed to get a bit muted. As I have recently had a Tucher, I'd have to admit that this one doesn't quite reach that level. This is a good (but not great) German hefe.

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Photo of Gmann
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden orange color with a fantastic pillowy white head that dissipated into a nice cap. This brew is very cloudy, kind of looks like dirty orange juice. The smell is sub-par for a German hefe, reminds me more of an American wheat. Strong wheat malt and lemon citrus aromas. The taste on the other hand is quite smooth. A nice banana flavor base with some light phenols and a light citrus touch. The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Finishes slightly tart. It has the typical hefe crisp yet creamy texture. A good hefe but not a great hefe. The citrus like flavors cut into the banana/phenol flavors that should be center stage. I nit-pick a little, this is a really good hefe.

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Photo of janubio
3.74/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of Zorro
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled due to the kindness of MABZ.

The pour reveals a cloudy light brown colored Hefe with a decent but not spectacular white head.

The smell is sweet and malty with a fair amount of banana and clove scent to it. This is a beer that is heavier on the banana than the clove and smells a bit like a banana Crème brûlée. Malt is a bit sugary with a fair wheat cracker aroma.

The taste begins neutral sweet and quite spicy on the tongue. Sweetness subsides quickly and this quickly becomes a clove and spice drop flavored HefeWeizen. Fairly bready in taste the banana that I could smell is totally gone in the taste. Malt and spice are what this beer is all about.

Mouthfeel is quite full in this beer, almost like toast in milk thick.

A nice drinkable Hefe but maybe not a perfect summer beer. This is quite thick heavy with malt and substantial for a German wheat beer. This is a quite nice winter to spring transition beer almost being a little like a bock in its thickness. In the summer though this probably would be a bit too thick. A good beer for 70 degree days but not really a beer for a hot day.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle bought from onlyfinebeer.co.uk

Poured a hazy golden colour with some coppery tinges... Slightly off white head poured thick and meringue like and lasted for quite a while then faded to light layer... lots of carbonation races to the surface... patchy lacing...

Aroma - Strong bubblegum notes, some mustiness / earthiness, some clove spiciness, light vanilla notes, quite strong wheatiness, very light malts, light banana and lemony fruitiness, slight salty notes, peppery, no real hops...

Taste – Nice citrusy fruits (lemons, light limes, also some grape notes), light cloves, faint biscuity malts, light bubblegum traces, earthy, grassy, some salty notes, peppery hints, again no real hops....

Feel - Some light sharpness then smooths out... light body... Very drinkable and thirst quenching - would be nice on a hot summer day...

Overall - A decent enough hefe.... well worth a try....

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Photo of womencantsail
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The pour on this one is a slightly hazed golden color with a tall white head.

S: A bit more citrus to the nose than usual, but there's a lot of nice bread and wheat aromas to it, too. Some moderate bananan notes and just a hint of spice and bubblegum.

T: Sweet bread dominates and there's a bit of lemon peel and vanilla. Banana sweetness is also present, as is wheat. A bit of clove spiciness, but a bit subdued.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: I drank the bottle, but I think that was probably enough of this one. Didn't really blow me away.

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Photo of ProfessorHops
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- dark gold, white head. Laces well and has a hazy overcast.

Smell- Bitter and very sweet hops.

Taste- good and very round. Light and fruity like advertised. A good trademark German flavor.

Mouthfeel- kinda' too thick to be named the worlds most refreshing beer. But texture is solid and not harmful.

Drinkability- guzzles ok. This beer is to thick to be a true quencher. So it doesn't; go down as fast as I'd like it to. The flavor has no part in this handy cap it's all in the texture.


I liked this beer. All though I had some problems with the texture all and all it was an ext ordinary brew. It is light in flavor and refreshing. I just find that the pallet and texture cause an argument with in the brew. The pallet offers a exciting party drink that could be served be the pincher. But the texture is too thick for this purpose. But the beer is very good, and will definitely try it again when in the mood for a good German hefe.


Gulp Gulp,
PH

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Photo of bunnyhustle
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9 bottle with no freshness date. Pours a copper-like color and not as cloudy as a typical hefe, more like a haze. Thick, rocky head with ok retention. Smell is of cloves, bread, and what seems like a sour apple, very little banana present. Taste is good, nothing outstanding for a hefe, a little sweet and malty, a little apple taste as well which I havent experienced in this style before. Plesant aftertaste, good carbonation, and light mouthfeel make this an easy drinker. Not an amazing hefe but certainly a good one.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This is a yeasty cloud of orangish-yellow with a white and staying head.

Smell - The aroma here is a superb blend of rich German yeast, lemon rind, and a modest touch of banana. The yeast though makes the nose. It is classic German; simple and raw.

Taste - The lemon zest kind of takes over at the taste and the yeast loses a bit of its composure, but it's still the dominant flavor. There's a light metallic flavor that you get with some samples of the style. It doesn't really detract from me but some don't care for it at all.

Mouthfeel - This hefe is a bit larger than light-bodied with decent carbonation.

Drinkability - This one went down OK, but after smelling it I thought I was about to taste the best hefeweizen of my life. The nose far outshined all other aspects of the beer, but overall it is still a solid drinker that I can easily recommend.

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Photo of albern
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite hefe-weizen, but not a bad one either. As everyone else mentioned, this beer is quite cloudy, orangish, with more head and retention than is typically characteristic of the style. The smell is prodigious and lasts throughout. Malt, crisp apple, some citrus smell, some cloves too. The beer is less sweet than I would have anticipated from the smell. This is a rather dryish beer, and particularly so for a hefe. You will get a moderately carbonated, tart, dry, yeasty wheatish malt taste, bordering on a toasted malt flavoring. What you won't get is the thick, sweet, typically banana qualities often present with hefes. The cloves are noticeably absent from the taste, but you will get the pepperish snap at the end, but very subtley so. The mouthfeel is significantly more creamy than I would have expected, and the after taste is a bit more pronounced as well. This is a hefe that is complex because it borrows characteristics from other styles. L'Chaim

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Photo of mjurney
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look:
Very cloudy. Deep golden color. Good amount of small carbonation rising. Foamy head that disappears pretty quick.

Smell:
Sweet nose. Bananas, cloves, bready, just a hint of citrus.

Taste:
Bready up front. Fruity, bananas, cloves, tart, yeasty. Bitterness towards the finish.

Mouthfeel:
Thick, yet slightly crisp. Very light on the carbonation.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to cmaruschak for sharing his baby keg. Pours hazy orange/amber with a medium thick and fluffy white head that has decent retention. Thin, slippery lacing. Aroma of wheat and bananas. Medium-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Flavors of wheat, citrus and banana. The finish is wheaty with hints of yeast and spice. This is a pretty enjoyable Hefe.

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Photo of Stephen63
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Incredibly lively pour, with half the glass appearing as foam which took quite a while to settle. Massively hazy...

S - Very sweet with some citrus. Nice.

T - Suprisingly flat. Found the flavour to be lacking with some of the sweetness only coming through (orangy). Felt like there was something missing.

M - Quite smooth and pleasant level of carbonation but a bit thin.

D - If I had a limited choice and this was one of them I'd take it, easily drinkable but certainly not particularly memorable.

Snapped this up on one of my rare visits to Morrisons supermarket (was there for a Nintendo game!). Overall this looked and smelt the part, let down with the body which was rather a pale comparison to some of the classic hefes. Hmm.... If you want to sample the weissbier style start off with Schneider or Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle. It was a hazy yellow with a medium head. Kind of nondescript aroma, couldn't get more than a sweet, grainy aroma out of it. Pleasant taste, however. Fruity/banana, with a light malt taste. Very light and bubbly. I rather enjoyed this, and I ordinarily don't care too much for hefes.

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Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Normal looking hefe, a yellow-gold with cloudy yeast. The uyeast actually gives a little extra kick, so be sure to mix it in. The flavor besides that is average, but that's among other great German hefes. There's spicy banana with a touch of citrus. Not many beers pull of a complex mouthfeel, but this one's creamy mouthfeel, but it finishes juicy like a good hefe.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle Inspection: .5 liter brown bottle, 12.07.07 (sampled 07.10.07, slightly past due). 5,4% abv. with the serving suggestion of 8º C.

Aroma: Mild banana esters which I assume are yeast driven.

Appearance: Almost opaque, almost brown, let’s call it dark yellow with a creamy white, tight bubbled head that laced nicely.

Flavor: Again, mild banana esters, bit of clove, little grainy wheat bite with a touch of honey sweetness in the finish. Really nice profile.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation.

Overall Impression: Old school hefe! Old world charm. Good craftsmanship here.
I learned that the ß in the name is old school German for double S, making it Weissbier.

Big thanks to Max for hand carrying this back from Europe!

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Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.
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