Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Kapuziner Schwarz-WeizenKapuziner Schwarz-Weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Germany
kulmbacher.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 04-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
261
Reviews:
157
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
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Ratings: 261 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of Spyder9179
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of BeerBeing
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 0.5 liter dark brown glass euro-generic bottle, gold on black label

Appearance: cloudy brown color, very big tan head, very good lacing

Smell: spice, nuts and yeast

Taste: medium body, crisp mouth feel, strong nutty and spice, very strong yeast, fruitness, banana, clove, caramel, malt

Notes: VERY GOOD, one of the best dunkel weizens I tried

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
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 AdrianMendez
4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of rxmk
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of j-rod18
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of GibbonsTheBeerGuy
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
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 loren01
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours dark brown cola colored, huge head good lacing down the glass
S: Banana, clove, malty sweet cocoa smell
T: Chocolate maltiness, slight banana. Its like banana bread with some chocolate chips added.
M: Creamy smooth mouthfeel
D: This is an excellent beer, never been a fan of the style but I could drink many of these.

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Photo of horshack7
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
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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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 0.5L bottle at Ye Olde Forge in Massachusetts. The beer was pitch black color with a thick frothy foam (at least 4 inches in the weisse glass it was served with).

The dominant aroma was bubblegum, backed up by some bananas. It was real nice, and a little unexpected although I previously had some good experiences with the standard Kapuziner weissbiers. The taste was delicious, bananas and cloves mixed with fruity bubblegum, very nice. The mouthfeel was thick and creamy, this was very easy to drink. And only 5.4%, excellent dark weisse.

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Photo of jhart96
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Premo88
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
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 Fugazme
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great looking beer on the pour. Near black, but very dark brown in color with an excellent head of off-white. Great stickage. Head stays and stays.

Aroma is of clove and bread. Very nice nose. Somewhat minty and bannana-like. Smells great.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth.

Taste is balanced and good. Some bannana-like flavors.
Malty and sweet. A slight cola flavor.

A great beer.

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Photo of roddwolff
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black wheat Beer taked in honor of a my friend of mine who got married on 19 december 2009.

A: Once served in my weissbier glass "Erdinger Weissbräu", had a dark brown and opaque color, the foamy head is also dark, creamy with medium duration, good lacing;

S: Wheat and roasted malt, some prunes too;

T: Roasted malt, toffee and roasted coffee, also with floral hops, wheat hardly found;

M: Dry, medium body and low carbonation;

D: Dark wheat beers are always very good.

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Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Properly poured in two stages at 45 degrees into a proper Hefeweizen glass. Yields a huge, thick, creamy, chunky-rocky tan head over a dark brown nearly opaque body. Head stands well above the glass, thick as meringue. Plenty of lacing as the head fades.

Smell is dark-roasted malt, wheaten dark bread, some bubblegum, some fruits and hints of clove and coffee. Intriguing aroma. Bubblegum rises as the beverage warms. Hope it tastes this good.

Taste is spot on with the smell, with an added note of mildly metallic hops. Wow! From the average review score, I wasn't expecting it to be this good. I'm really impressed. Love the bubblegum and dark malt together: a kind of sour-dough flavor. Fascinating.

Mouthfeel is decent, fairly round, with nice light carbonation. Pleasingly palatable.

Easy-drinking beer.

Can't for the life of me understand why this isn't rated higher. Of course, I generally love Hefe- and Dunkel-weizens in all their permutations, so maybe it's more about me than the beer. Still, I strongly recommend this to all wheat-beer fans.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Reddish brown with thin tan head that fades quickly.

S - Sweet malty aroma, toasty, bready hints of banana and clove but very subtle, yeasty with chocolate.

T - Malty, slightly sweet, bready, roasty for a dunkelweizen, chocolate and wheat.

M - Slightly light, smooth and creamy.

D - This has more schwarzbier characteristics than a dunkelweizen but comes across as a nice blend of the 2 styles. Very drinkable.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

500 mL flip-top bottle pours a hazed, dark brown color with a large, fluffy tan head typical of a good wheat beer. Retention is awesome and lacing is nice.

Smells mighty fine with plenty of bananas and roasted malt. Yeasty esters win out by a fair margin over the malts and is pretty light in the clove department.

Snappy wheat is well balanced with the dark, roasty malt...very nice. Yeastiness is there, but not completely overbearing. Almost like eating a chocolate covered banana. This is a really well done beer. I am guessing the 'Schwarz-Weizen' term separates this from the typical dunkelweizen with more of a roasty malt as opposed to a sweeter caramel flavor found in many DWs. The low sweetness factor enhances the drinkability for me, along with a body thats just a notch below medium...my glass is emptying at an astonishing pace. One of the better dunkelweizens out there.

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Photo of donmonkey1
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
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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Photo of malty
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy brown with glints of burnt orange/burgundy edges when held against the light. Blossoming cream colored head that stays at 1 1/2"

Scents are chocolate covered lemon cookies with hints of vanilla, banana & clove. Heavy on the chocolate component - nice.

The deep roasted flavors follow from the scent. A faint chocolate flavor is held up against the fruity & somewhat sweet wheat malt backdrop. A strong leathery flavor creeps up as the dark roasted malt flavors diminish. No spiciness detected which was apparent in the nose.

Mouthfeel is very good. The medium body has strikingly fine carbonation, but not so much carbonation though.

Drinkability is a dream if you like dark roasted wheat malt and not a lot of carbonation.

Overall a great beer that I'm very delighted I found at the Cloverleaf in Metro Detroit. The leathery flavor is quite unique and a bit puzzling, but I think I like it more now that I'm close to finishing the .5 liter bottle. Definitely will buy more in the future.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.26/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok so I have to admit when I saw this lone, actually dusty bottle sitting on the shelf of an un-named local store, I was more then intrigued. I had never heard of a black Hefe and I knew I had to have one, I just had to. Rang up for 1.99 so I was not complaining and out the door I went. Pour was true to the name, very dark brown, nearly black and you could tell it was hazy and full of suspension. Big, towering two inch plus head of foam on top nearly would not stay in the glass and really looked quite full. Tons of side glass lace and a great look. Smell was very nice as well, the main player here being a yeasty and wheat aroma, but the nicest blend of roasted malts and even a touch of some caramel or dark nuttiness mixed in really set it off. The flavor was fantastic. Such a smooth creamy feel, but then again such great carbonation that it did not feel too full or too dull. Flavors were all over, you could definitely tell it was a Hefe as the classic flavor was there, but there were definite hints of roasting, or smoked aromas which were also as big and served to not only darken up the flavor but also the color. Really quite rich, with a touch of sweetness in the middle, and a bite of bitter at the end. This was great with dinner and I actually took a while to finish it, it was just that good. Overall I was not only impressed, but shocked at how good this was. This may have been one of my favorite that I have reviewed in a long time. This was just really outstanding and a shining example of a new style to me. I will be grabbing every bottle I see if I ever see it again and making this my choice of the week if I can. If you see it, pick it up and try it, it is really outstanding. Highly recommended.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.26/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an almost opaque ruby brown with a great tan head. Nose is slightly malty, but exhibits very little character. Flavor is sweet with an interesting almost corn like flavor. That is what hit my mind at first. Overall it is a really odd combination of flavors that almost seems like more than one beer blended together. I get a really odd yeast flavor with a hearty weisse flavor lingering in the back. Feel is good with a nice slightly higher level of bubble and the liquid feel is slightly bodied, though not very thick. Definitely drinkable. A very interesting and unique take on the style and worth trying out. I am glad I did.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Birdlegs
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ypsifly
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an undated pint bottle into an Aventinus weizen.

TALL head of light tan over deep brown. Very strong tetention with layered tendrils of lace.

The dark wheat aromas are upfront with a bit of lemon and the yeast comes across as cloves and bread. Very nice.

The taste is a pleasant combination of roasty wheat and bananas with just a hint of hop bitterness. Dry finish with the malt and bananas lingering.

Medium mouth with lots of carbonation. Not too much tingle, but enough to move things along nicely. Good beer! I like this almost as much as Aventinus.

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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
3.72 out of 5 based on 261 ratings.
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