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Kapuziner Weissbier | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Germany
kulmbacher.de

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
Ranking:
#3,415
Reviews:
287
Ratings:
529
pDev:
10.92%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
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Photo of JTuomi
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zraly
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

O beautiful day that I should partake in such liquid silk...

This intoxicatingly good hefeweiss is a hazy, lazy-day gold with a generous, fluffy cloud sitting on top of it. The scent has a nose of spice and overall, the presentation is fit for royalty.

There is the presence of the clove and banana character that is popular to most well-crafted wheats, but this has so much more going on. There are lovely notes of strawberry, melon, juicy citrus, vanilla, black pepper and a nice touch of sweet malt. The carbonation is right on the money, and compliments the complexity of this ale brilliantly. It is rich and luscious in mouthfeel, and undeniably smooth on the palate. The finish is pure and refreshing. A slight, mellow tingle lingers on in the mouth.

I think this would go great with some pork ribs that have been rubbed down with some Jerk seasoning. Perhaps with a side of beans that have been cooked in coconut milk.

O, who cares at this point. This is a treat in and of itself.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I received this beer as part of a "mass-purchase" with some of my friends and fellow BA's. An EXCELLENT choice!

Pours a tantalizing orangish-gold color with the standard Hefeweizen cloudiness. A giant feathery lace that persisted and coated the glass. The aroma was spectacular with all sorts of fruity aromas in competition with one another. The flavor is wonderful, with the fruity dominance with just a trace of spice in the background to tease you. It massages your taste buds and is smooth as silk to drink.

Far and away my favorite Hefeweizen.

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Photo of ajs4bd
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of TychoNDC
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of yelterdow
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Ramsey Liquors, $2.99. Served at just over fridge temperature in a weissbier glass, the code 1826273 is lasered on the back of this 16.9oz bottle.

Appearance- Initially crystal clear and golden, the clouds appear as the unfiltered yeast is swirled in. Sexy and bone white is the three finger crown, spilling just slightly over the top of the glass. The lacing is minimal, occurring in patches around the perimeter. It's one of the murkier weissbiers I've had the pleasure of sampling.

Smell- A traditional aroma of wheat malt mingles with bright notes of tropical fruit... less obvious is the usual bubblegum and clove character I would have expected, however there is a mild burnt or toasted nose to this.

Taste- Pleasing, balanced flavors of wheat malt and associated esters that define the hefe-weizen style. Banana bread, malt, mild clove, and a gentle floral hop finish grace the palate and encourage the next sip.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The mouthfeel is flawless and dazzling... crisp and active for the first second and then, like magic, becomes seafoam and velvet in the mouth. For the price, it's a solid $1.30 more per bottle than Franziskaner or Paulaner... that alone would inhibit choosing this example over its less expensive peers. Glad to have tried this though, I wasn't disappointed.

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Photo of Skillz
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of xacidx
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Ego
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

$2.99 for a brown euro bomber @ DeCicco Market in Ardsley, NY (the new store - awesome place!)

eyes...
2 full fingers of cakey white fluff, it settles down at a decent clip but impressive retention remains, it is the type of head that looks like you could dip your hand in and chuck it at someone, hazy straw yellow with lots of microcarbonation. a good looking hefe.

nose...
spicy and fruity, a little more so than a lot of hefes, the wheat is in there to be sure but the fruitness is stronger here, strong bannana aroma, this demonstrates all the phases of the style well here. everything is solid but not outstanding.

taste etc...
the carbonation here is so dead on. if westephaner had this carbonation profile in a bottle it might be the perfect beer. this one is too assertive with the bannana overtones for me personally. there is a little prickly-ness to the carbonation but it is almost creamy in the mouth which alot of hefes are missing. the body is medium so it drinks heavier than most hefes also. there is too much bannana here... it isnt bad tasting at all perse but to me too much bannana = bad bannana.

verdict...
due to the over sweetness of the bannana flavor the drinkability is off on this for me, it isn't bad perse but I can see this rubbing people the wrong way. I could not go for more than one of these. but if you are looking to put a bannana in your mouth..um.. well.. bannana flavor shot into your mouth, give this one a swallow.

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Photo of GennyCreamAle
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of whynot44
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light bodied, hazy pale gold on the edges to orange in the middle of the glass with a respectable white head that retreats slowly to some decent lace.

The aroma is bananas, and cloves over a mild fresh biscuit base.

The taste is fruity - banana, pear, trace of citrus - and spicy - clove. The finish is slightly dry with a lingering banana clove aftertaste.

Very easy to drink and refreshing. should be excellent for hot weather but enjoyable even in cool weather. One bottle won't be enough.

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Photo of mjurney
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
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 dedbeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DBosco
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Traquairlover
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint, 0.9 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Cloudy orange with large, firm white head that looks like whipped egg whites.

S = Bananas, fresh oranges, nutmeg, very refreshing and complex.

T = Bananas, light spice tastes like nutmeg, coriander, tart lemon flavors in the back of the mouth, nice long tart finish.

M = Medium light body, good mouthcoating, nice frothiness.

D = This has good drinkability, it is a great light, flavorful beer on a hot Spring or Summer day.

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Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of PatandDavid
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a fan of the style, but I thought this beer did exactly as it was supposed to. Dark cloudy goldenrod when served, it came with a low head. I did appreciate that it did leave white spots of lace through-out the glass. Malt and wheaty notes in the aroma. I found the beer to be very smooth and easy to drink. Taste was mild, with a finish that was all bubblegum. Like I said, I am not a fan of the style, but this beer was exactly as expected, and in fact helped me out by being as mild and smooth as it was.

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Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of rale
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vancurly
3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type = can.... 5L can.... @ $30 AU = $3 per 500ml weissglass... top value

But I can't help feeling I'm the butt of a practical joke.... as if someone has spiked my Schoff with a TED....

a) Fluffy white head, whipped egg-white. Colour a hazy light orange

s) Banana & orange, hint of ginger powder. Slight funkiness

f) Malt balance more barley than wheat, compared to others of style, and a more noticeable metallic hoppiness also (reminiscent of certain Aussie macros).

m) Not as wheat-creamy as I like in hefe; quite a dry finish, and a doughnut-effect hollow palate

d) With the dry finish, probably more quaffable than your typical hefe. Strange as it may seem, the dryness, funkiness and hoppiness makes it seem like someone's created a 50 using hefe & Toohey's Extra Dry

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Photo of Beric
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Burnt darker orange color. Finger worth of head on the pour which was present while drinking. Some random scattered lacing while drinking. Below average active carbonation while drinking.

Smell: Spices which mesh well with accents of cloves hit the nose first. The peppery spices continue to dominate throughout. A rich wheat body plays very well off the spices, bringing each out more.

Taste: Light bubbly fruit and earthy spices jump on the palate first. A pleasant, airy wheat body gives this brew a easy drinking, refreshing feeling. The back end falls off a little but plenty of spice and cloves round out the back end enough to satisfy.

Mouthfeel: Very clean crisp mouthfeel. A light dryness is balanced but the sweeter malt tones which continue to buzz on the palate.

Overall: An excellent Hefe with all the characteristics one would look for with added layers of complexity. Everything plays together so well in this brew. Refreshing and easy drinking.

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Photo of LostHighway
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of beveragecaptain
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Pours out cloudy golden, with a huge head. Apples, banana, clove, and nutmeg in the aroma. Malty flavor with a nice spiciness. This beer really has the banana clove flavor down. Flavor finishes with black pepper and hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Great drinkability. This is a great summer thirst quencher and one of my favorite hefes. It's up there with Weihenstephaner, which is no small feat.

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Photo of illini4x4
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 529 ratings
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