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Kapuziner Weissbier | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Kapuziner WeissbierKapuziner Weissbier

Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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 Kraken
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 4/30/09

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a 16oz pint glass. Firm pour evokes 3 fingers of the purest white head made up of very fine bubbles. Head falls fairly quickly, leaving a 1/8th topping. Some spotty lacing. Color is a cloudy pale yellow.

Nose- Nice sweet orange nose. Some yeastiness. Very nice.

Palate- Fruity, with prominent citrus, sour lemons and unripened oranges. Very dry, with some underlying spice. Clean crisp finish.

Mouthfeel- Very nice and lite, active.

Drinkability- Great.

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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 Byeast
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a hazy , honey-orange , with a tight, small white layer of bubbles , some nice lacing left.

Smell: creamy citrus , musty barnyard , twangy yeast , bit of banana and slight clove.

Taste: Very smooth creamy and refreshing. All the yeasty twang qualities , citrus flavors , banana , some spice and clove near the finish.

Mouthfeel: creamy at first , finishes mildly crisp.

Drinkability: an exellent hefe. Nice , unique flavor , and perfect to style refreshing qualities.

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Photo of CharlieMopps
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

With summer long past being officially over, but summer temperatures sticking around, I thought I'd sit down with this beer and toast my confusion/fear of climate change.

A: A rather easy pour yields a massive fizzing head that bubbles quite noisily in the weizen glass. Color is a hazy, pale orange glow with hints of gold.

S: Slightly phenolic with a faint hint of bubblegum, but the yeasty and grainy aromas are actually more noticeable.

T: Pale malt introduction that segues into a wheaty middle with hints of sweetness, however this fades abruptly and washes out in the finish. Aftertaste is of ghost-like sweet fruit, but mostly the pale malt fading.

M: Light bodied, somewhat watery but not out of character for a hefe. Carbonation is minimal on the palate, but still noticeable, making for a smooth sipper.

D: I tend to see hefeweizens as a quite drinkable style on the whole, and this one has that quality. However, because it does not pack a whole lot of punch on the palate in terms of the phenols, I just don't think it's a strong hefe. While a certain grainy taste is actually welcome, there's not much else to this one.

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Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks sort of like apple juice with a nice golden yellow tone. It isn't super unfiltered in appearance like other weissbiers. There isn't a lot of head but the beer does produce lots of bubbles.

Smell: The beer smells slightly balmy with a big amount of banana and pear puree. It has a smell reminiscent of a fruit smoothie. Which in the case of a good Weissbier I consider a good quality.

Taste: Weissbier is very sweet and sugary. It taste the same as it smells but with a spicy punch. Their is a nice pepper flavor. Its midly balmy. There are some cider qualities. It finishes crisp.

Mouthfeel: Fresh and good when swished.

Drinkability: One of the best examples of the Weissbier style. A little too sweet but very refreshing. Prost!

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Photo of gentlebubbles
3.04/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

on tap at Redbone's

Served in very cool Ayinger glass: +.5 points. With lemon, despite being asked not to: -.5 points. Still pretty--a cloudy orange with fluffy white head.

Smells like...plastic? Huh. Okay let it warm up. Nope. Now it doesn't smell much like anything.

Tastes lemony with peachy fruit in the finish.

As it warms, the mouthfeel gets a little...how do I say this nicely?...mucilagenous.

I think I liked the bottle better.

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Photo of steelerguy
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Didn't have the head retention I would expect from a hefe. Hazy gold color with orange highlights. Low carbonation could be the reason head retention was not great. (This was a growler fill, so very dependent on place I got it from)

S - What, spice, clove, esters.

T - The wheat really stands out, but there are also flavors of clove, ripe banana, light citrus, with a slight bubble gum.

M - Light and refreshing, could use some more carbonation but it wasn't there. Again, from a growler so dependent upon distributor.

D - Like the mouthfreel, it is light and refreshing. This is perfect for a summer day or after working outside when you not only want a beer but want something refreshing.

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Photo of steinlifter
4.66/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer was so good, I don't know where to start, great appearance, good smell,This stuff, was as good as good sex! one of the best hefe's I've tried by far! and one I will seek out again!!! I recommend highly!!! banana, and clove, but very subtle!

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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 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 digita7693
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

a slightly murky dark orange gold color, with a beautiful white head

s Wheat, citrus and hint of bubble gum and honey

t banana, some citrus and wheat, bit more prominent than in other Weißbiers, but this is a good think

d very drinkable, simply put this is my favorite weißbier, always have some on hand

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Photo of roddwolff
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very cloudy nectar-yellow color, has a lighter shade at the bottom of the mug and darker as it approaches the head; the foamy head looks like snow, abundant and long lasting, but not lacing;

S: First vanilla and bubble gum, after smelling carefully i detected some wheat and banana;

T: Banana and floral hops, the finish have wheat, adding a spicy touch;

M: Refreshing, medium body and creamy;

D: Very good wheat beer, but not outstanding like Erdinger.

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Photo of dbaker61
3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden yellow color, a little cloudiness; not as much as many other hefeweizens. About one finger of foam, much less than expected. Moderate amount of lacing.

Smell: Got a good hit of banana esters from the freshly opened can, but not much after it was in the glass.

Taste: This is a hefeweizen? A balance of malt sweetness and some hops flavors, but not much banana, cloves, yeast or other typical hefeweizen flavors.

Mouthfeel: A bit light in body. Crsip finish. Good carbonation.

Overall: A disappointment. It tastes okay, but I can't understand the high ratings this beer has been getting. Bad batch or damaged in shipping (I'm in China)? Next time I want a hefe, I'll look elsewhere.

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Photo of benmiliron
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

$16.99 for a big 5L can! This is one of the few brews that you can get here in one of those monster 5L cans. It's like draft beer all the time!

This is great session beer. Not too light, not too heavy. hints of the clove and orange, etc. but a good wheaty taste overall. Nothing spectacular but great drinking nonetheless.

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Photo of AlexLMS
2.67/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: cloudy, but without the floating yeast, with a pale orange colour. The head is white, moderately large, fair retention and little lacing.
Aroma: citrus, wheat and some yeast notes.
Taste: confirms the aroma. Bitter with a yeast tang.
Mouthfeel: dry, average carbonation, average strength and light body.
Finish: not very long bitter aftertaste.

Overall: not very impressive. Too watery. Probably my last one.

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Photo of horndecker
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a golden peachy cloud. And the head, a great effusive pillow of off-white foam settles, slowly, to lace and clumpy little islands of murk. Nice.

The nose is not unique - ripe bananas, some spicy clove, limes and yeast and a little wheaty whiff. But it's all perfect.

The taste starts crisp, but not biting, with tart, citric fruit, apple skins, and only a hint of banana. The middle is modest bready malt leading to a drying finish, mildly bitter and apple-ey. There's a soft yet sprightly mouthfeel which carries all the flavors gently. What sweetness there is is never cloying, as some hefe weizens get as they warm. This one has enough bitterness and dryness to overcome that. All in all, one of the best weizens I've tasted.

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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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Photo of WhiteOak
2.87/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- The color was an odd amber with a pronounced olive green hue, with a bit of haze. The off white head left some lacing.

S- Caramel predominates, with very faint spice & fruit. Light and uninspiring aroma compared to the competition.

T- Aside from the expected sweet wheat malt flavor, clover honey was the only other detectable element. There was a chemical/solvent off-flavor present.

M, D- Medium bodied and smooth. Even at this low of an ABV, there was a volatile ethanol element.

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Photo of Matthew
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a darker yellow than alot of the other wheat beers I've drank. Nice frothy head, settles to a small covering.
Nice sweet bready smell laced with notes of fruity banana, some spiciness, and just all around smells like a banana candy (remember runts!).
Nice fruity banana flavor up front with a nice big malty bready character, slight notes of clove are fonud, basic hefewiezen tastes but this one is not quite as sweet as others I have tried. A little less sweet, finsishes with less of a pronounced blend of yeasty and malty flavors, but not in a bad way.
Carbonation is also more pronounced than others.
A pretty good wheat beer all around.

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Photo of weissbierdrinker
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy, golden orange color with a tan, thick, creamy head that sticks around awhile and leaves thick lacing around the glass. So far so good. Funny thing is when I first bought the beer and held the bottle up to the light it looked clear. Then I put it in the fridge over night and the next day it was very cloudy. I guess the yeast are more active when the beer is cold.

Smell is of orange, banana, and some clove typical for a weiss beer.

Taste upfront is some clove followed by some spice then the banana notes with some hints of orange finish is very smooth with an aftertaste of yeast. Very pleasant beer to drink. Sets on the palate nicely.

Quality beer with a great mouthfeel and exceptional taste. One of the best weiss beers I've had.

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Photo of MrSeth
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a decent white head forming. Lots of bubbly keeps a lace on the surface and ring on the glass. Smells of a sharp yeast aroma, bready, some green vegetables, toasty wheat. It's funny, but the taste reminds me of spicy apple sauce this time around, some cinnamon. It starts a bit sticky and sweet, then finishes dry and toasty (not sweet or sticky towards the end).

Light bodied, nicely textured mouthfeel, and good carbonation throughout the duration. The balance of flavors and body make this a great beer overall.

I find that Kapuziner Weisbier is an exellent lunch beer. It goes well with chicken parm subs, or whatever else you might like. And at $2 a bottle, you can't beat it for price/value.

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Photo of nickthegun12
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

not overly impressive!!!>>>really watered down tasting>>>the color is different from what i think a hefe should be>>>the smell is not bad>>>after smelling this beer out of a pint glass i was expecting this beer to be pretty good>>>but its only decent>>>the only thing i can say about this beer is that its pretty darn drinkable>>>

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

Hazy seductive orange complexion, humongous creamy head. This beauty has a rich aroma with a strong presence of vanilla. Tastes of yeast, cloves, and tropical fruits. Mangos, Lychee maybe? Not as much banana as other Hefeweizens. Highly carbonated. Very refreshing and a fantastic brew.

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

I'm not exactly a hefe man, although enjoy one or two from time to time.

Poured this one in one of my hefeweizen glasses only to find a hazy yellow-orange, with a 2-inch fluffy head. Nice thin lacing.

Good spicy, banana-ish smell.

Malts and ripe fruits hit my palate. Nice.

Good mouthfeel: buttery, refreshing. With a light twang as an aftertaste.

Will drink this one again.


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Kapuziner Weissbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
4.02 out of 5 based on 513 ratings.
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