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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 UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, caramel, spice, and banana aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, spice, and banana flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a really solid combination of banana and spice aspects all around.

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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 Henrich
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a beautiful golden color with a thick, rich head of foam, settling to about 1 cm. Picture perfect Hefeweizen; it looks quite delicious.
Smell: Very slight smell. It is slightly citrusy, but I don't really smell much else. When it warms a but, a slight acrid wheat smell emerges.
Taste: Clean, refreshing taste. It is a bit more neutral than I would like, but it is extremely refreshing and leaves little aftertaste.
Mouth-feel: Perfectly carbonated and pleasant. Spritzy and true to style.
Overall: I like this beer. I wish it had a bit more flavor, but, in an odd way, I'm willing to overlook that because it is so good in the other categories. Come summertime (and the sweltering temperatures), I will definately stock a few of these in the fridge.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates slowly to a ring around the glass with slippery lacing. Aroma of sweet wheat and bready yeast, a hint of clove. Flavor is sweet wheat, light banana and clove, lightly biscuity. Finishes with semi-dry wheat and a pleasant very light fruit ester flavor with clove that leaves a very pleasant aftertaste. Light to medium bodied with peppery active carbonation. A very nicely made hefeweizen that hits all the right notes for the style and has its own distinct light fruit flavor in the finish. Very nice and worth revisiting.

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Photo of JCBears
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Ah the beautiful cloudiness of a good wiesbeir. A great representative of the type. Creamy head

smell: Sweet but subtle a nice smell but could be more pronounce

taste: I must say I think it is an average tasting weissbeir. Not knocking my socks off. Semi sweet but nothing I can say is fantastic

mouthfeel: Once again par mouthfeel. Nothing special but overall good

overall: Would I drink it again, sure, would I go out of my way to buy it again, no

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Photo of BWED
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A- Hazy burnt orange pour. Thin off white head doesn't retain very well. Lots of active carbonation, however.

S- Wheaty, a little clove and spices. Some banana. There is a bit of a sourness as well.

T- Wheat and biscuit malt. A little bit of a sour fruit flavor.

M- Light and smooth. Nice easy finish.

O- Pretty damn good. Lots of good qualities.

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Photo of jesseejames
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This wheat beer pours a nice slightly hazy golden color with a great head that lasts all the way down with nice lacing. It smells great with nice fruity and spicy tones. It tastes even better with the malt being over toned with fruits and spices. It goes doen really smooth all the way to the fine finish that leaves you wanting another. A great beer for its style.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Kulmbacher im Bahnhof in Bamberg and served in a 300 ml weizen glass, on to the beer:

A few shaded darker than yellow is this weizen, with a head which retains well like most of the fresh German beers that I had in Bavaria. The aroma brings a solid base of banana and banana bread, yet still feels like something is missing. The missing aspect comes around in the taste; spice. Banana bread and vague baking spices bring some fun to this weizen, and with time gets a little more fruity. It's light bodied with pleasantly crisp carbonation, and is an easy drinker. When fresh, this is one to try.

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Photo of Brenden
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bright gold hue brightens this beer despite its unfiltered haze; otherwise it's a yellow in about a medium shade edging toward darker, though very much short of amber. Active carbonation serves to sustatin a fluffy white head such that it the time it remains at one finger tall is pretty lengthy. The craggy cap leaves some good lacing in thick, dense patches.
The nose gives off some strength, a solid wheat backbone with firm yeasty undertones. Banana comes off as veey fresh and, while clove is sublte (just a little more than I'd like), it is present. There's a touch of grassiness, and this beer has more of a fruity boquet than I'd expect from a hefe. Still, very good.
The taste somehow simultaneously meets and defies expectations; maybe it's that there's every note I expect, but not in the order of strength or focus I would expect. For instance, banana and clove become a backdrop rather than foremost elements, and ripe fruits take more of the attention. True, the banana, at least, is more constant than clove, earth or bubble gum. Fortunately, all those notes are here, but the focus seems unusual. It's a tasty, easy-drinking beer for sure regardless.
Light-bodied, well carbonated without being too heavily carbonated, and fluffy, this beer manages a crisp bite that's gentle but firm and doesn't fade off, with a smoothness that's likewise consistent. All in all, it makes for a fantastic mouthfeel, especially for the style.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

SRM 5-6 (hazy pale gold to dark honey gold). A dense, white, one-inch mousse settles to half an inch for the duration, leaving patches of fine white lace on the Kapuziner Weizen glass.

Lots of clove phenol is matched by bubblegum, while light banana and lemon are accompanied by ripe pear, wheat and perhaps some coriander.

Light banana and clove as expected are balanced by tart lime which builds into a quick finish. Light toasted wheat and subtle sweet tropical flavors like mango and mandarin orange present with warmth.

A medium body with light alcohol, soft cotton or silky texture. A pop of carbonation quickly dissipates, leaving a highly refreshing and mouthwatering experience.

I regret only now trying this beer after having seen it for many years. This will definitely feature prominently as an easy-drinking summer beer. It is full of character and will accompany relaxation in the shade during a warm summer day. It will equally pair well while reading on the porch or from a lidded stein while taking in the rays with friends.

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Photo of champ103
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a hazed golden/orange. Plenty of cloudiness here. In the Kapuziner Hefe glass, a towering white head forms with excellent retention and lace. This looks amazing.
S: Spicy, peppery, clove aromas. Husky wheat, with a bit of sweetness. Baked bread. Very nice.
T: This is excellent. A great peppery, spicy clove flavor. Husky wheat, sweetness, fresh backed bread. Even a bit of tart lemon and orange rind. I love it.
M/D: A medium body that is very effervescent. So crisp, clean and refreshing. After the initial sweetness, this finishes on the dry side. So easy and enjoyable to drink. This is something I can drink all day.

Instantly one of my favorite Hefeweizens. Pretty much perfect for the style, and so enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Photo of BierStein711
4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into weizen, three finger head

Light amber brown in color, moderate carbonation

Smells of banana and clove

Taste: Banana, clove, bubblegum, with a balanced, smooth finish

Mouthfeel: Smooth and refreshing!

Overall, this is a solid beer. I'd have it again. Frankly, I'm tempted to buy the mini keg.

This is an exceptional example of the style, and its worth your time if you are interested in exploring the wonderful world of weissbier. Or perhaps, you just have a hankerin for a Hefeweizen!

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Photo of gcamparone
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a sniffer. Purchased at nikkis liquors in north providence ri:

A: pours a slightly hazy amber with a huge white head that leaves no lacing

T : give Belgian spices. Cloves and wheat, unripe bananas. Delicious and traditional.

M- medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Good.

I liked this one. Traditional Belgian wheat beer. Pick it up it you can.

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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 thecheapies
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Sam Adams Alpine Spring glass.

Orange and cloudy with a short-lived white head. 3.5

Nice clove spice nose with delectable banana, musty wheat, sweet bread, and some orange. Dreamy. 4.0

Juicy banana flavors, spicy clove, vanilla, light orange, and mildly spicy finish. Exceptional hefe. 4.5

Milky-smooth and sudsy. Great feel. 4.0

Happy to have enjoyed this on-tap. Excellent German hefe. 4.0

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a wheat glass for Winking Lizard's Glass of the Month

A- Poured a super cloudy pale yellow color with a two finger head that left some droppy lace

S- Big citrus, clove, banana, and some bubblegum notes

T- Bready and wheat taste. The banana, clove, and citrus notes of a hefeweizen are present but a little more subdued than other hefeweizens.

M- Very smooth, creamy, soft mouthfeel, some nice soft carbonation on the finish

O- A very drinkable hefeweizen that is more bready and wheat tasting than others in the style, but the yeast presence seems much lower in the taste.

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Photo of kraypd
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in Erlangen, Germany

A: Pours a nice hazy golden color with a strong fluffy white head. Nice retention.

S: Spicy aroma with moderate banana notes.

T: Taste has a nice balance of the typical hefeweizen notes of wheat, banana, clove. I find the Kapuziner to be slightly more spicy than other examples but in a good way.

M: Medium body with high carbonation typical of this style.

O: A very good hefeweizen but a slightly different take on the style than the breweries in Munich put out.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.32/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap and served in a weisse vase, the beer is a creamy, cloudy, opaque orange-gold coloring with a thin, foamy, dense white head. Aromas of banana bread, orange, and a hint of clove, with some pineapple and mango highlights, also. Pineapple and clove heavy on the forward tongue, with the spice giving off to a roasted character and bready backbone, all of which is kept light and crisp by an increased and steady flow of carbonation. Decent cling of thick, foamy lace. The aftertaste gives off more of the blended fruit sweetness, with pineapple, mango, peach, and orange abound. Like drinking the juice out of a fruit cocktail. The finish has a slight cloying feel, but that is broken up quickly by the carbonation. Flavors are a wee bit too fruity for me, but it's a solid beer, nonetheless.

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Photo of roblowther
4.84/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A Christmas present from my mother-in-law, 22oz swing top. Looks translucent goldish tan with a frothy white head. Smells of banana bread and medicinal esters with a ROCKIN sweetness to it. Taste is....WOW! Semi dry, biscuit-like but with notes of that banana bread and a clean finish just sharp enough to be really refreshing. Mouthfeel is carbonated and a tad sticky. This is hands down the best hefe I've ever had. Where has this been all my life? Pardon me while I have a moment alone with my new best friend.

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Photo of hustlesworth
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

5L mini keg

A- great murky body, on the dark end for a hefe. Thick puffy off white head and the expected amount of swirly lace.

S- sweet and fruity yeast, going beyond the usual clove, banana and bubblegum. There's something tropical and pineapple, orange, coconut, melon, apple and nectarine with a subtle creaminess. Drop that on the day-old bread background and you've got a real winner.

T- banana clove and melon translate well with a fresh warm toasty grain flavor. A bit of bubblegum and tangy fruit on the back end but overall sweet and nutty. Finishes creamy like drinking the milk from a lightly sweetened whole grain cereal.

MF- carbonation is mild at first but livens up on the back of the tongue in a prickly fashion. Juicy body has a yeasty powdery feel.

D- a great beer deserving of its accolade. Very attractive and fruitier than most in an earthy yeasty way.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.39/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased from Friar Tuck's in Savoy, IL.
No obvious bottled-on date on bottle.
Poured into a Schell's weizen glass.

Beer has, as expected, a huge off-white head that's very frothy, almost like meringue. Declines over many minutes to a constant 0.5cm cap. Leaves some good lacing on glass sides. Body is a dark copper, almost copper-brown in color, probably the darkest hefeweizen I've seen. Murky, as expected, from the yeast. Carbonation noticeable, despite the haze, and quite active.

Aroma of wheat malt, bread, applesauce, hushed other esters, and a slight yeastiness. While this may seem complex, it was heavily dominated by the malt and one has to dig for the other components. Fairly average.

Taste has similar qualities as the scent, with a strong barley and wheat malt backbone joined to very light banana esters, lemon, and clove. Aftertaste of sweet malt and slight lemony tartness. The darker body belies the stronger emphasis on the malt rather than the yeast and its metabolites (esters, etc.).

Medium-bodied with a carbonation level that is satisfying for the moderate heaviness of this beer. Feels smooth and fairly creamy on the palate. Finish is dry. A refreshing beer overall.

While this was very easy to drink, it felt lacking compared to other hefeweizens that I've had. In particular, Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, etc. are much more aromatic and flavorful than this right from the beginning. Essentially average, more focus on malt than the other flavors available from the style.

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Photo of Brabander
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a real treat on a warm day like today. The last two weeks Holland has one of the warmest days in september and october for a long time.

I bought this Weissbier a week ago and what can one drink better than this style on a hot day.

Weissbier is one of my favourite German styles and this one is no exeption! Best before may 2012. Bottle is one with a porcelan cap. Nice.

Opens with a 'plop' and then smoke comes out of the bottles. Poured in a Franziskaner Weizenbier glass. Pefect pour with the nicest head i have seen in a long time and supercarbonation. The beer is bit cloudy somewhat darker yellow. Five fingers head, veru soft an bubbly.

Typical Weizenbiersmell of yeast and hints of citron. Soft taste with a bit of sweetness, wished i had cooled the bottle a bit more. Very tasty.

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Photo of econ
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kapuziner Weissbier, brewed by Kulmbacher Braueri in Germany is the most affordable yet satisfying wheat beer you'll find in the Philippines. Poured into its very own weizen glass, it was golden straw with a majestic four finger head that peeked out of the rim - similar to the bald tops of the monks this brew is named after. Strong effervescence and carbonation make this a very beautiful beer. It smelled of banana and cloves, and tasted crisp and light, slightly wheat-y but not filling, with a mild sweet finish. All in all, a very drinkable beer, and I cannot say this enough - it is just gorgeous.

cross-posted on http://booksbitesbrews.blogspot.com

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Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - The beer pours with a finger and a half of white foam on top of a hazy, amber-brown body. The head settles at an average pace and leaves decent lace in its wake.

S - Bready malt with a little bit of honey and clove character from the yeast.

T - Rich, biscuity malt up front with a little bit of banana character. The yeast note swells in the middle as some clove comes in and the bready malt remains strong through the finish. Some spicy wheat notes work nicely with the clove in the aftertaste.

M - A somewhat thicker body, moderately high carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - A pretty average wheat beer. The darker than average color hints at the strong, bready malt profile which adds a touch of complexity that helps to make up for the lackluster yeast character. Some clove and just a hint of banana are all we get for yeast character and that just isn't enough for a German wheat beer. Not bad, but if you can find this, there are probably better examples of the style on the shelf right next to it.

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