Kapuziner Weissbier | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
522 Ratings
Kapuziner WeissbierKapuziner Weissbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Germany
kulmbacher.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
522
Reviews:
286
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of whynot44
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
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 dedbeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Traquairlover
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
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 +24.4%

Photo of Premo88
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
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

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Photo of PatandDavid
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -0.5%

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 rale
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vancurly
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
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 +7.5%
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 JTuomi
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KFBR392
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
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 beveragecaptain
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
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 -6.7%

Photo of mishi_d
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LostHighway
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of karst
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours chill hazed with thick white head filling the upper 1/3 of the Paulaner Weisbier glass. Slowly falling it is supported by strong beading and substatial lace. Aroma of citrus and clove and belgium yeasts. Taste very solid with hint of clove and citrus balance with sweet grain. Great mouthfeel supported with high carbonation finishes dry but no bitterness from the hops. A very drinkable Hefe-Weizen. Anyone loving this style should be pleased.

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Photo of carln26
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was on tap at Red Bones today. It poured into a pint glass a hazy gold to copper with a thick full head, nice retention. Bitter banana clove aroma, slightly sweet. Great banana flavor highlighted by clove, Malt has a slight candy sweetness, orange citrus back, mildly bitter. Slick light mouth feel, very refreshing. Nice warm weather refresher. This beer stacks up well, although I still prefer the benchmark (Paulaner), and the all time champ Weihenstephaner
.

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Photo of RedHaze
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange with a two finger head that leaves behind a thick coating of lace. I really like the appearance of Hefe-Weizens

Smell; bits of orange peel, ripe bananas, cloves with a very solid caramel malt presence.

Taste; sweet honey like flavor upfront, followed by oranges bananas and cloves. There's a nice bread dough and caramel malt backbone, with just some hints of black pepper. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, and very drinkable.

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Photo of poskok
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DBosco
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlindPig
4.82/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours with a huge white head on a hazy golden body with just a little copper tone to it.
S- Really nice big up front wheat, ripe banana, clove, light straw, light grass hops, hint of peaches, and just a touch of lemon with caramel around it.
T- Just a really clean tasty well made hefe. Nice ripe bananas are up front and linger in the mouth. The wheat comes through blended in nicley, grass hops come out and leave a nice size bitterness on mid tongue. Peach seems to come out too. Nice clove flavor that really helps cut the malt body even more.
M-Medium body with a low carbonation to it. Nice smooth easy drinking feel.
D- Probably one of, if not the best, hefes I have tried. Just a great and well made beer. If your a fan of this style I would advise seeking it out.

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Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
4.02 out of 5 based on 522 ratings.
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