Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

Kapuziner Schwarz-WeizenKapuziner Schwarz-Weizen
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Kapuziner Schwarz-WeizenKapuziner Schwarz-Weizen

Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Globetrotter on 04-16-2004

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Ratings: 261 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of Wobbly
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of brandonld23
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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, reddish brown, cream-toned cap of foam above.

Sweet, smooth, malty aroma, big yeast esters, banana and spice lay below the cola and cocoa nuts on top. An intriquing mix, but very inviting.

Taste: Again, interesting mix of darker flavors, you'd find in a schwarzbier lager maybe, with some of the wiessbier flavors, all wrapped up in a smooth, exceptionally drinkable package. No wonder, since I like both of those styles that this brewery produces.
Light-bodied, but not missing anything flavorwise, creamy and chocolatey. Good drinker, nice and quaffable.

thanks to BuckeyeNation!

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-Bavarian Black wheat.

A: From the bottle poured a deep chocolate brown while in the glass was a flat black with a 2 finger whipped, creamy khaki colored head that was moderately lasting. There was a decent amount of macro bran-colored flake yeasty matter that rested on the bottom of the glass.

S: The nose was a smooth, wet, charred malting accompanied by hints of lightly burnt chocolate and bananas. The overall strength was light with a smooth roasted nature.

T: The initial flavor opens with a big yeasty banana flavor combining well with a deep roasted malting of hazelnut coffee. A smooth offering of scorched malt and bittersweetness of chocolate comes through while the yeasty quality of bananas was both fresh, and refreshing. Smooth with a wet minerality the beer finishes up with a final offering of bananas.

M: light bodied like a Schwarz with a slight creaminess of weizen. There is a noticeable good amount of carbonation adding bubbles and life providing just the right amount of accent.

D: fairly good, a light bodied affair like a good Schwarz with a smooth bitterness that goes down well enough. Good recommend.

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Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

1 pint .9 fl. oz. bottle poured into a Weizen glass

A: Very thick foamy head on the pour that diminishes a little but stays present until the end of the glass. Chocolatey-brown color. Looks delicious. Appearance alone earns this one some respect.

S: Alcohol, yeast, dark fruit, bitter cocoa, short crust, blackberry jam.

T: Sweet cloves and nutmeg find their way throughout the taste. I get a lot of banana liquer. Not overtly impressive but enjoyable. Would happily drink again.

M: I had a hard time putting this one into words. One other review mentioned a dry-ness while not being astringent and I think I mostly agree with that.

D: Good. I like that I do get instances of hefeweizen and black ale. I could have this on all but my most picky nights.

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Photo of American_Hawk
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalmonk
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark milk chocolate color highlighted with shades of ruby, under a foamy, creamy light tan cap consisting of zillions of tiny bubbles. Swirled and poured the last bit, considering the style, but instead of haze it threw chunks into the bottom of my glass.

Aroma is sweet plum meets cocoa with a mineral undercurrent. A mild wave of warmth reminds you it's an alcoholic beverage. Surprised, as it's a pretty low ABV, but it all works well enough.

Flavors are a combined effort from milk chocolate, banana, dark fruits, roasted grains, fluffy wheat, nuts, plus some mild sweet spices. Mellow toffee/alcohol mixture appears in the finish. Finish is a little plastic-y, not enough to threaten the enjoyment of the brew, but I definitely would have given the Taste a 4 had it not be there. Texture remains light, almost airy, holding enough prickly carbonation from keep it from seeming insubstantial.

A solid offering. Nothing mindblowing, but a good example of the style. Strikes me as a beer that would probably make people who say they "don't like dark beer" actually like dark beer.

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Photo of Acforster2
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dogfishandi
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of Absumaster
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a beer type within the Dunkel Weizen style. It is different in taste and mouthfeel, being dryer and more roasted.

It pours a murky brown beer with a beautiful off-white head that is sticking to the glass.

Smell of wheat with some gumball and banana notes. Some light toastiness and vanilla in the back.

Taste at first is tobacco and dry, pretty strange and not like any dunkel weizen I ever tasted. This is more of a schwarzbier than I expected, with it's roasted and adstringent (maltbitter) properties. There are also some earthty notes, maybe from the hop or the combination with the dark, roasted malts.
Mouthfeel is pretty empty and drinkability is lower because of the dryness.

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Photo of nodder
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morebeergood
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a bottle at Wine Gallery, Brookline. New swing top version. Poured into a stemmed glass. Dark black color. Slight white head. Somewhat fizzy with carbonation. Smell was a bit smoky. Taste was quite unusual but enjoyable. The weizen part gave it a nice and light wheaty flavor. But the schwarz part gave it a toasted and almost burnt malt flavor to it. I found this beer a bit lighter in body and lower in abv that over dunkels I've tried. Easily drinkable, but not a beer that I'd have several of at one time. I bought it for the novelty of the style (are there many schwarz-weizens out there?) and I was impressed by Kulmbacher.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Banana creamy beer, bold molasses and licorice.Good head. Malty sweet. Touch of choclate malt, some spices, tad roast in mid-sip.A change up on wheat beers and you can taste the German quality, but could not have every day. Picked up days ago at Belmont Party Supply.

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Photo of kmo1030
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer a a dark brown with a creamy khaki head.
in the aroma you pick up some banana esthers,caramel, nuttiness, and a touch of clove. pretty subtle.
the taste follows suit for the most part with the caramel amped up a bit. the nuttiness from the aroma shows up first soft and sweet, and then transitioning into something more akin to a walnut. there's also some faint smokiness. powdery banana shows up towards the finish. with warmth, some white pepper develops.
the mouthfeel is medium bodied with active, but fine carbonation.
it's got good drinkability. nothing super special, but it's quenching and interesting with it's wheat flavors, and darker malt flavors.

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Photo of animal69
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this was the last of my dunkel-weizen sampling ; pours a dark brown color, not as dark as i'd thought it'd be, but w/ a 2 finger off-white head which dissapates quickly, good lacing ; a wheat-type aroma w/ some roasted malt undertones, a slight fruitiness too ; more of the same here , a faint roasted malt flavor w/ a typical weizen flavor, some bananna in there as well, a little thin, though ; a light body, a good level of co2, most weizens have a bit too much for me, a dry finish ; a good drinking beer here, i'd buy more of this...

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Photo of jimsimply
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, red-tinged brown, with a tall beige head that dissipates fairly quickly. Some light lacing remains.

Some yeast aroma, and a toasted smell. Not much in the way of clove, but some subtle banana.

Tastes okay, but nothing to write home about. Toasty quality there, along with some chocolate notes.

Mouthfeel is decent, but again, not stellar. Makes for a drinkable beer with fair amount of roasted flavor.

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Photo of Overlord
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown. Off-white foam head of two or three inches.

Smells like roasted malt, chocolate, and bananas. Intriguing. For the price, very nice flavor. There's a bit of a chemical tinge I dislike, but there is definitely more than a bit of chocolate, bananas, some caramal malt, and a roasted bite to it I like. There's a breadiness to it, though the mouthfeel unfortunately is lacking.

Very satisfying. I could totally see myself slaying a bunch of bandits by swordpoint in some Germanic forest and quaffing a horn of this while wolfing down some dried deermeat, nuts, and black bread. Tastey.

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 16.9oz brown swing top bottle with nice label

Appearance: Dark ruddy brown hazy/opaque beer capped with a light tan dense creamy head with decent retention

Smell: Some toasted caramel, light generic fruitiness (mild banana, maybe?), and not much else going on here...pleasant, but nothing stands out really

Taste: Fairly typical hefeweizen estery (banana) goodness up front, the ghost of some spicy phenols...a bit of bready malt in the background...that's all pretty typical. What's really interesting here is the sharper, almost roasted/burnt finish (almost like a porter) that this beer has and the way it combines with the fruitiness. I wasn't sure I liked it at first, but it's growing on me.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, thirst-quenching.

Drinkability: Not as quaffable as a lot of weiss beers, but decent

Conclusion: This is an odd little beer, unique and a bit different...It's definitely interesting; I wouldn't pick this up regularly, but I might try it again.

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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 60.9% out of 100 with 261 ratings
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