Kapuziner Weissbier | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
523 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:
523
Reviews:
287
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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Photo of joemochas
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of EOC
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of stevoj
3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
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

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TH28
3.9/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of AngelSB
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DSWeller
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 LennyOvies
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of Avatar113
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erk0607
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Songminx2
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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 zaraspook
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drmeto
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
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!

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Photo of Nesy
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of jcance
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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

Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
4.02 out of 5 based on 523 ratings.
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