Kapuziner Weissbier | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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90
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
523
Reviews:
287
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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59
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Photo of wl0307
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle at an excellent offie, the Nelson Wines, South Wimbledon, SW London. BB 07/04/06, served lightly chilled in a weizen glass.

A: dark honeyish-orange golden hue, coming with a thick frothy white head dissipating slowly; the carbonation is just right--constant streams of tiny bubbles ascending from the bottom of the nectar.
S: at the first pour when I choose to serve it relatively clean, a very pronounced aroma explodes, mixed of banana-skin, caramel, sweet grains (wheat-ish), on top of a rich and exciting backbone of banana oil and bubble gum, along with some exotic yeastiness. The second pour, having disturbed the yeast-sediments, reveals more shell-fish (e.g. small clams) like salty-sweetness from the yeasts (in a way, it's almost like how the ocean smells in a distance...). Overall, the spicy hint is reduced to the minimum, thus lacking more complexity. But the aroma really is intense and pleasant enough.
T: a lightly sweet grainy flavour expands on the tongue immediately, followed by mildly spicy+fruity flavour of bananas, faintly bitter-lemons, sweet exotic yeastiness (like "Chinese green-bean paste" which appears quite often in many Belgian pale ales as well); turning slightly dry after the mid-flavour, finished warm-ish and soft down the palate, without falling thin and sour-sugary in the end as some other weizens do. Satisfying finish with a very good wheat+malty backbone.
M&D: due to very soft texture and a nicely-tuned carbonated body, the mouthfeel is really ideal for this beer style. I would've loved to see more spices in it, but the beer as it is already is pretty remarkable. The balanced body and flavour ensures its high drinkability even as a session weizen!

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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 Rastacouere
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Another one of those that has this undercribable complex goldenish-amber-orange light tone while darker cloudy reddish-orange in the middle. I just love those reflects of mystery.. Plenty of yeast in suspension. Full 1-inch creamy white head, delicately lacing and lasting. Soft estery banana nose, quite fresh in its strong flakey wheat character. Spicy fruit skin, indeed feels a bit tropical, I don’t know how much I was influenced by the commercial description before saying that.. Drinkable and refreshing, very powdery feel. Growing acidity toward the finish cuts the taste a bit short. Hoppier than most, I don’t know how well this goes with the tropical fruit finish. Good balance overall appears shadowed by the strong malty feel, very fitting lower than average carbonation gives it a softness that few beers can achieve. Well, this was pretty good, not as exciting as I hoped it to be, but still one of the good german weizens in the US, as expected from kulmbacher. Fans of the style should hunt this gold dust down.

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Photo of SetarconeX
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A cloudy golden color with the sort of froth on the top that you could use a boat in. Sticks around for quite a long time to boot. A heavy citrus scent with perhaps a dash of cloves and some allspice.

Tastes not unlike it smells, citrus with a distinct amount of malt What really makes this one special is an almost creamy texture to it, that makes it one of the absolute most drinkable beers I've had in recent memory, even for a Weiss, which is usually a pretty drinkable style.

Definately one to try.

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Photo of Troyone
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy apricot color with minimal white head and some action.

Banana and wheat malt aroma with esters.

Nice wheat grain taste with butter and banana. Esters are well balanced within.

Light bodied, resinous and buttery, with lively soft carbonation.

Another great session beer from Germany and well balanced.

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Photo of Bubba83
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

0.5L bottle poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier Weizen Glass at around 50 degrees. First impressions on appearance are awesome. Nice amount of head naturally occuring at the pace I'd expect. Retention is good and leaves a medium-thin ring of head until the beer is finished. Cloudy yellow-orange hues are beautiful, very akin to the color of the sun. Some brief lacing occurs that is semi-sticky. Tiny bubbles rise from the bottom endlessly.

Smells about like a good Weissbier should. The subtleties of banana and citrus weren't apparent to me though, which could be improved upon. I smell wheat and clove nicely balanced.

I get a lot of subtleties in the taste however. First comes the grainy wheat flavor, and as I swirl it around clove becomes more apparent and fades into banana and then citrus right before the swallow. An earthyness follows and lingers a bit after the swallow, enticing you to take the next sip. The flavors here are very nice if you take the time and care to experience them, it would be nice however if they were a little less subtle.

Mouthfeel is also about right. Minutely prickly at first sip, but quickly smooths out to blanket the mouth in the typical unfiltered softness.

Drinkability is almost perfect. Nothing warming here in the swallow and on a nice hot day I'd probably be finishing this refreshing beer more quickly. Reminds me of being back in Germany. One of my new favorite Weissbiers.

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Photo of Wildman
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a cloudy light gold color and formed a nice huge foamy head that coated the glass with lace as it slowly subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. The aroma is of hops, clove and banana. The flavor was of hops and grain with a touch of citrus and clove. It had a medium body and a nice sprite finish to it.

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Photo of clemtig76
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 brown bottle picked up at Total Wine in Greenville, SC. Pours very cloudy with a nice billowy, fluffy head that hangs around. The color is a cloudy light golden caramel. The aroma is clean, with a nice bouquet of clove and banana notes, just like a hefe should be. The taste carries an excellent creamy yeast flavor, with plenty more wheaty banana with hints of clove and citrus. Smooth and creamy with good mouthfeel. Perfect carbonation. A beer can't go down much easier than this. An outstanding hefe!.

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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 JTuomi
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Kapuziner Hefewiessbier was served from a traditional German wheat beer bottle into a tall wheat beer glass, where it looked cloudy with a rich orange-golden-straw yellow color and a creamy and fine white head. The nose was potent with wheaty fresh citric maltiness and an underlying banana-nut current. The taste was wheaty with a citric-zesty maltiness that held background spicy banana notes. Subtle banana, spicy hops, and crisp cutting citrus resulted in a tasty and refreshing finish. The body was appropriately full and carbonated. Good stuff!!! One of my favorite hefeweissbiers.

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Photo of merlin48
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle served into a beautiful, Kapuziner Weizen .5L glass. First pours reveals a crystal clear, goldenrod body with a large, billowing white head. Exceptional retention and nice lacing on the glass. Second pour, after a swirl of the bottle, transforms the body into a murky orange/tan body, still boasting an attractive snowwhite head. Aroma begins very spicy, with clove, white pepper, and coriander. Citrusy orange and lemon quickly take over the nose, with wheat and yeast notes in the background. Mouthfeel is ideal for style, with a pleasant medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste is fruity orange and lemon on a background of white pepper and clove. Bready wheat and yeast add a nice touch of Weiss character. Very enjoyable and tasty, overall, but not the world beater I was expecting.

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Photo of shoretaxi
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and had a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high white head that slowly died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of apple, banana and clove in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is dominated by flavors of bananas; there are also some notes of clove, wheat and yeast as well as some hints of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and thirst quenching.

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Photo of Raymond69
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the 1.32 gallon can with a rocky dense white foam head, Some lacing. A golden cloudy hue.

Slight lemon zest in nose.

Getting some orange peel , and yeastiness on the flavor.

Very light mouthfeel, good carbonation.

Overall a nice summer treat.

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Photo of DegenErik
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of garymuchow
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great aroma. It holds traditional cloves for style, but also has a great pils style malt with a bit of spicy hoppy quality. I like the mix of wheat and a good German pils.
Big full head just off white. Cloudy yellow gold. Just as it should be.
Flavor is less bold anddistincitive than the aroma. Spicy, tarty wheat flavor with bits of clove. Nice drying with a bit of astringency in the end. Bottom of the bottle takes on a nice citrus flavors (orange).
Nothing outstanding in the feel. A bit thin with a slight watery feel. Medim softness with adequate carbonation. Good enough in the refreshing department.
Solid, but not exceptional.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy amber color with massive white puffy head, that very slowly feel to a thick ring and thin coating. Moderare attractive lacing. Smell is summer fruity, citrusy, spice, yeasty. Taste follows through on the smell with much light fruitiness, some citrus and a firm spiciness. String banana hints are also to be found. Finish is extremely refreshing. A very well done example of this style of beer.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold with a two-finger head that stays around for awhile and leaves little lace patches. Good smell of citric notes and spices -really prevelant. Heavier bodied than other hefes I had, and a little sweeter too. The spices seem to be more pronounced than most hefes, or maybe the citrus took a backseat. This is a very good hefe, and a little unique. Recommend to anyone.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Malt_Man
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served cold from 500ml flip-top bottle into Schneider Weisse glass.

L) Pale orange-yellow colour, cloudy, lots of bubbles. 6mm smooth white head.

S) Orange-citrus and yeasty clove.

T) Light sweetish caramel flavour, with spritzy citrus-lemon balance. No bitterness.

F) Lightish mouthfeel with fairly strong carbonation and attendant acidity. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

O) Very solid Weizen, I can't fault it really. A refreshing one for a warm day.

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Photo of ramonjkk
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not aromatic and looks darker than most hefeweizens, but the taste is right on.

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Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap@ armsby abbey.
A: Huge head so big the pour takes longer than Guiness. As it fades it leaves a nice lacing and notches for each sip. Its a hazywheat golden orange color.

N: nice bavarian here with nice wheat, obvious German Bavarian malts, citrus and orange peel, lemon grass, effervescence.

T: Starts like a hefe, wheat citrus lemongrass, Bavarian malts, banana, light pale grassy hops even. Slightly chewy, little Bavarian yeast with fruit and crispness.

M: Med to lighter body with good carbonation.

F: crisp finish, lingering wheat, little sweetness and sticky, little too sweet overall, some citrus, fruits and banana. Lingering Bavarian malts and fruity crisp yeast remnants. Drinkable and tasty for a summer here, but a little too sweet and sticky.

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Photo of treque
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Shade of orange, slightly turbeo with large bubble lather, with constant, heavy carbonation. The head has very high retention and residual.

S: In his aroma citrus notes are perceived, which are more penetrating than in the taste

T: With a slight hint of sweetness at first, passes through an acidity and bitterness with a good long finish slightly bitter citrus.

Medium body

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