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 #29,692
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 12.47%
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
264
From:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  9
Gots
  19
SCORE
85
Very Good
Kapuziner Schwarz-WeizenKapuziner Schwarz-Weizen
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Reviews by acrawf6:
Photo of acrawf6
2.63/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours out a dark brown with a frothy tan head.

Smell. Dry and roasted malts are what's dominant, with some smokiness. Under that is a touch of clove.

Taste. Flavor stays dry with roasted and burnt malts, but initially stays light. But after a couple of seconds, the taste of cigarettes jumps out and completely dominates the flavor. Aftertaste continues as if i have been smoking.

Mouthfeel. body is medium and lively with carbonation.

Overall, the flavor of cigarette smoke is the dominant flavor and not appetizing. I would say it is a defected bottle, but i just dont see how it is. Perhaps one day i may try it again, but as of now i wont, nor will i recommend it.

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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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Photo of WastingFreetime
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Its...dark chocolate both in color and in primary aroma, one finger foamy white head with really amazing retention time. Holding the glass up close to a light source reveals that there is actually a remarkable lack of sediment for something so chewy and toothsome in texture. Smell mostly like a turbo charged chocolate malt and very little of the expected banana bread. It may have been mentioned before, but this beer really DOES smell more like a Schwarz profile (chocolate, chicory, roastiness and a certain level of acridness) and taste more like the cloven banana bread of a Weizen profile. Not that I'm saying that the Schwarz-like flavors aren't there, they just push back further into the background while the wheat comes forward for a turn. Its really odd how they take turns on your tongue like that. Body is well carbonated, medium thick, and manages to remain refreshing for it despite the relative boldness of the flavors contained within. Well worth trying just on novelty factor alone, but also exhibits some real care and craftsmanship behind the scenes. Straight 4's across the board.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of guityler83
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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Photo of DrBier
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavidST
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle (with a swing top) into a pint glass, unsure of the freshness.

Pours a dark brown almost black color with a large tan head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee and brown sugar. The feel is sort of light. The taste is also a little light, I get lots of coffee and a little roasted malts but its also a little watery. Overall not bad but I expected a little more from the look.

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Photo of HumanParaquat
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Birdlegs
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of dunit697
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blackbier, the literal traslation from German. There is no mistaking this Bier for anything else. I am normally a fan of dark bier, and the one was very good, but the only thing is it really is black as night and it a bit more challenging for me to drink because of that. If you say the blacker the better, than buy this!!

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Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DeezGunz14
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of monnik
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of vr6corrado
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Leschber
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DougT
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of gpawned
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of parintele
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KFBR392
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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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 264 ratings