Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

Kapuziner Schwarz-WeizenKapuziner Schwarz-Weizen
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Style:
German Dunkelweizen
Ranked #36
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
85
Ranked #29,871
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 12.47%
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
264
From:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  19
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured pint bottle into weizen glass. Light khaki head, goes down to cola fizz. Deep dark chocolate brown.

Nose is raisins and dark oats. Taste follows with a creamy sweetness, and a sort of smoky rye flavor.

Medium dry finish.

This is a great beer. One of the best dark wheat beers on the sweeter, smoother side.

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Dinglehacker from Oklahoma, Oct 03, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at the Mitra in Maarssen

From a 50cl swing top bottle into a weissen glass

APPEARANCE: Pours a 2+ finger, medium looking, creamy off-white head with good retention. Opaque bistre brown with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a nice, creamy cap. A half wisp remains leaving touches of lacing down the glass as it empties.

SMELL: Bolder nose of wheat malt, clove, bubble gum and light citrus aromas. Hints of bread as well. A light touch of roasted aromas and toffee from the darker malts. Very nice.

TASTE: Wheat, clove and bready flavors with some sweet toffee up front. A bit of bubble gum and some roasted character at the swallow as well. Bold finish of wheat malt, bready flavors, sweet toffee, clove spices, bubble gum and a touch of roasted malts linger on the palate. Great.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry. Same as the regular weisen.

OVERALL: Really good. Love this version of a dunkelweiss. Reminds me quite a bit of the Erdinger dunkelweiss which I love so much. Great stuff and I enjoyed this one more than their normal helles weizen. Cheers!

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Jeffo from Netherlands, Mar 17, 2018
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3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color with a thick full tan head. Head dissipates steadily leaving a thin ring of tan foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell has notes of dark fruit, toffee, spices and cloves, and dark plums. This must be rather old as the wheat has all fallen off.

Taste has notes of dark fruit and plums. Surprisingly watery and bland. Some mild nutty flavors on the back end.

Feel is thin and watery. Mild carbonation.

Overall this is alright - its probably better if you can have it fresher, but the watery bland flavor and feel isn't an age issue.

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FBarber from Illinois, Apr 29, 2017
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4.56/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - 4 khaki head with dark brown body
S - 4.25 malt, toffe, banana, clove
T - 4.75 malty Carmel banana
F - 5 super smooth low carbonation. As I drank it the beer became creamy as it warmed
O - 4.5 great dunkel. Full of flavor and super creamy feel. Delicious, like a meal

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Photo of Premo88
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz. bottle poured into wheat-beer glass

L: red-brown ... ruby red-brown, not quite purple ... too much brown for that; clear enough for light to pass through visibly; pushes up a 2-inch head of tan foam is sticky at the top, and it's keeping a thick collar and skin; slight lacing but the pour is the highlight; beautiful beer

S: sweet dark dried fruits, prunes, dates; dusty plums ... very sweet, almost a caramel-maple syrup pancake or french toast with powdered sugar on top; buttery, lightly so, but like a buttery-chocolate donut; slight sour grain; chocolate

T: follows the nose but a bit watered down; dusty dark dried fruits, dates ... the dusty flavor turns into a nice oak-wood finish, a little smokey but just a little; raisins; the dusty/smokey/wood aftertaste is consistent

F: very light, crisp at first but softening into hefeweizen range quickly ... perhaps a tad soft and watery, but it's still enjoyably drinkable

O: fantastic beer; the nose is particularly special, and the oak-wood finish highlights a good range of darker-malt flavors; a beer I will buy again and again

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Premo88 from Texas, Jan 21, 2016
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3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Best before: April 3, 2016

L- Very dark brown, one can barely see through it. Tan foamy head with medium retention. Leaves a thin layer of foam.
S- Very weak. Malt grains, oat cookies, wheat.
T- Also fairly weak. Wheat, some spices, raisins and a very faint coffee note.
F- Carbonated, rich, full, silky.
O- Smell and taste are too weak for this to be really good. Just decent.

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Photo of Takahiro
2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: black like porter, but you can see through a bit, tanned foamy head.
S: roasted malt, banana/cloves
T: roasted malt, some metallic flavor, some sour notes (from roasted grain?), faint banana and cloves in the background, wheaty silky malt finish
F: medium body
O: looks wise it has some impact (never seen this dark dunkel or what they call "schwartz" weizen).

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Takahiro from Netherlands, Jul 29, 2015
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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had to really mess with this one for a few seconds to get the bottle open with its three-part hinge clasp!

A : Coffee brown-black with cranberry hues when held up to the light. 90% opaque. The head is beige, 3 fingers, and porous. Sticky lacing adheres to the sides of the pint glass.

S : Fresh whole wheat bread out of the bag, with the sweetness of the crust and perhaps even oats. Deeper whiffs yield horehound and anise, with a light beery aroma. The volume isn't very loud so deep nosing is required.

T : Much like the nose. Although somewhat weak in the flavor. Dark bread crusts, sharp and snappy black licorice, a mildly sour tang of yeast underneath, and finishes with "what's like" a singed hop leaf with a torch. Some mild coffee also can be tasted.

F : The mouthfeel is largely creamy, dense, and sticky. Ends linear.

O : A nice bready, oaty, dark-crusted beer with some notes of anise and light roast coffee. I think I'd rate it higher if what was present here was just a little stronger. However...I'd buy this again. I'm not sure how much I paid for it, I don't think it was much, maybe $6.99? Yeah I'd get it again. This was sweet. Not the best Dunkel but still not half bad.

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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota, Jul 17, 2015
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2.69/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pretty bad beer, I think I might got a bad batch because it has good ratings. Very acid in the taste and a bit astringent in the after taste. Smells and looks right for the style.

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Photo of fourstringer
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 mL swing-top bottle into a weizen glass. Stamped 2320174.

A: Deep brown body that take on an opaque black appearance in the glass. 2 fingers of slightly rocky, off-white head. Good retention. Light lacing.

S: Nutty, chocolate notes with underlying banana, raisin, plum. Light coffee. A bit of port, a touch of smoke.

T: Lightly tangy, roasted malt notes open, intermingled with sweeter, fruitier wheat notes. A tempered, noble-type hopping arises late for a semi-dry finish. Minimal alcohol presence. Lingering wheat-fueled fruit and spice in the aftertaste. This one starts a schwarzbier and ends a hefe.

M: Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body. Feels like a hefeweizen.

O: Struck me as an above average hefeweizen with some flourishes of schwarzbier-like malt that are more present in the nose than on the palate. A bit different from other dunkelweizen that I've had. More of a nutty, tangy roasted malt than the typical dried fruit, raisin. Easy drinker. Good stuff.

Prost!

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fourstringer from Maryland, Jan 23, 2015
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4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I found this to be very delicious. Doesn't taste like a weizen at all. Rich, roasty, smooth and delicious. Amazing inch plus head that doesn't shrink as you drink. This is a luxurious dark beer. Highest recommendation.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle 2214502 at 40 degrees into shaker
Aroma of roasted malt
Head average (4 cm), light brown, creamy (second pour somewhat frothy), slowly diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing fair - many small islands and skid marks as the level receeds
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins lighly sweet, ends slightly sour, light rasted malt throughout; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 3.75 Overall 4

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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania, Nov 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Sampling right now on 9/29/14. Comes in a single 500ml (NOT listed on the bottle) or 16.9 ounce bottle with a ceramic stopper for $2.99 at Hy-Vee in Council Bluffs, Iowa that I bought today. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a .5l 'Paulaner' weissber vase glass.

Pours a very dark brown if not a bitch black as you can't see through it. Has a good 3-finger foamy creamy thick beige head that settles down to a good 3+mm near the end of the drink. A good amount as well as sediment is seen in the bottom of the glass as well as in the bottom of the bottle. On the label it says "Hefe-weizen must be drunk from the glass-never from the bottle". No problem there. The aroma is of wheat with some hop aromas. The taste is even better than the aroma and has some sweet toffee and brown sugar in the mix as well. Very pleasant and goes down very easy. A tasty brew with medium body and perfect carbonation. A great brew!

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BeerWithMike from Nebraska, Sep 29, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great beer. It was like a great Schwarzbier but with the added flavors and tickle of a great Weizen. Almost like Monchof Schwarzbier made love to some Vitus and had a healthy offspring. I had it in a glass as always, but it was funmny to read the text on the back which read something to the tune of: "Hefe-weissbier should always be enjoyed from a glass, never the bottle". Looked nice and dark with substantial aromatic head. Carbonation was nice and the drinking was refreshing. Good stuff.

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Markle369 from Massachusetts, Jun 28, 2014
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3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours with multiple fingers worth of rich creamy head which settled at about a finger and was present while drinking. Above average active carbonation in the glass while drinking. Some light gets in along the edges revealing a dark brown color.

Smell: Balanced wheat and some mossy, earthy hop aromas hit first. A big bready, doughy body follows up the initial nose. Lots of sweet toffee and brown sugar warm up as the beer does.

Taste: Lots of the sweet malt tones picked up in the aroma pop out first in this brew. Decent wheat body carries throughout. Medium bodied fruits ride this one out.

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth carbonation makes this a very easy drinker. Sweet malt tones leave a pleasant sugary texture on the palate.

Overall: Really easy drinking but nothing about this beer really grabs the drinker. Overall malt sweetness really makes itself known throughout.

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KFBR392 from Illinois, Feb 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly different than a Dunkelweizen and not quite a full Schwarzbier, but firmly in the middle. The bottle was one of those cool German flip tops that made a loud pop when I opened it. It poured an opaque dark brown with a full head with great retention. Overall the palate was light and thin for such a dark beer and the flavor was subtle with roasted malt, caramel and a bit of wheat. The flavors became more pronounced and complex as it warmed. This was definitely a lighter beer than I was expecting, but a solid German beer nonetheless and highly drinkable.

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brurevu from Texas, Oct 17, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an ebony black with a two finger khaki head that settles to a thin layer that mostly sticks to the rim of the glass. Aroma is nothing but dark malt: roast, chocolate, coffee, toasted wheat bread, and a good dose of yeasty tartness with slight spice (allspice?). I get some sweetness in the flavor that isn't apparent in aroma, otherwise all the other malt characteristics come through in taste. Bitterness is mostly lacking in this beer with more of a light tartness coming on the back end. The feel is creamy and full bodied, with a sweet finish.

If I didn't know better I'd swear there was some oats in this brew. It's creamy and varied in flavor/aroma. And it's not too heavy. One of the best Weizens I've had in a long time.

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Philousa from California, Jun 04, 2013
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3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Big foamy off white head, reminds me of a root beer float. Pitch black with hints of dark brown around the edges of the tall hefe glass. A thick yeast cake at the bottom of the bottle.

S: Light fruity aroma, (very traditional german lager like). a hint of roast. woody, earthy hop precensce.

T: Earthy and woody with very low wheat flavor. I don't detect any of the clove/banana esters that come with traditional weizens. Spicy hop vibe that lingers at the end.

M: Moderatly dry with high carbonation. a bit of a mouth drying astringency

O: If I didn't look at the label I would have guessed this as a straight Schwarzbier. Not bad, but I do like the esters the come through with hefe yeasts which i didn't get in this beer.

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guityler83 from Wisconsin, Mar 18, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. swing top bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours out almost black, shows a slight ruby color in the edges. A nice 2-3 fingers of light tan colored head off the pour that eventually fades to a thick retentive layer. A bit of lacing. Maybe cloudy, somewhat hard to tell cause of the dark color.

Predominately fruits, plums mostly, they come out nicely as it warms. Fruity esters

Sweet toasty, slightly dark bready malts. Plums with some fruity esters, maybe a bit of blueberry and chocolate. Finishes light with just a hint of tartness.

Light body, somewhat smooth and creamy.

A fairly decent beer, tastes authentic but not really a favorite style of mine.

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dogfishandi from New York, Jan 13, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is an excellent dark wheat beer.

Not quite fully black, it has a huge, creamy tan head slowly shrinking.

Aroma is rich coffee candy, chocolate.

Taste is balanced, zesty-winy, roasty grain (gentle but long-lasting), not strong but well-rounded and very engaging, a little like a schwarzbier.

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Offa from California, Dec 19, 2012
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3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque, murky dark brown-black with a 1 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt and some slight cocoa bean aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, burnt coffee, and slight cocoa bean flavors. There is a very mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the smell is somewhat lacking compared to the taste.

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UCLABrewN84 from California, Jun 21, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kapuziner Bavarian Schwarz-Weizen has a very thick, roiling, beige head and a cloudy, dark-brown appearance, with a little bit of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of dark, brown wheat bread, banana, and white pepper. Taste is also of brown wheat bread, charcoal, some subtle banana, white pepper, yeast, and bitterness. Mouthfeel is mostly watery, and Kapuziner Black Wheat finishes wet and raw. Overall, this beer is just too watery in taste, although it does get a little better as it warms up. I suppose it’s worth trying.

RJT

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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana, May 20, 2012
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2.96/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a molasses/cola deep brown, with a half finger khaki head. It fades, but laces the sides as I drink.

The nose is incredibly sweet. Not QUITE plum/fruit-ish, but kind of a molasses/gingerbread dough sweet. Undertones of wheat and chocolate.

The taste is underlined by wheat mustiness. There's some faint chocolate in there as well. Maybe some roast, and that kind of sickly sweetness present in the nose.

Thinner than I expected. Good carbonation, quite drinkable. Overall it's a decent beer, but nothing to write home about. Probably won't get one again, but would drink it if someone offered me one.

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kemoarps from Washington, May 17, 2012
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4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown/black with a creamy tan head. It's a nice head but could hang around a little longer and lace better.

Smell: Licorice, brown sugar, toasted malt, sweet coffee.

Taste: Mollasses, sweet toasted bark.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice carbonation and stinginess.

Overall: This is a great, tasty beer. It's sweet, but not too sweet. Nice blend of tastes. I'm impressed.

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donmonkey1 from Tennessee, May 10, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a Weizen glass is a very dark colored beer with a rocky three finger head.

Aroma: Banana, figs, wisps of molasses, plum, raisins, grape.

Taste: Light smokiness, figs, dark bread, raisins, some grape towards the back. The mouthfeel is smooth with a malty bite to it.

Notes: This is amazing very drinkable anda very smooth finish. Cheers.

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horshack7 from England, Apr 02, 2012
Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 264 ratings