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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Kapuziner Schwarz-WeizenKapuziner Schwarz-Weizen
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3.73/5
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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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,846
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
261
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 261 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of w3chicago
1/5  rDev -73.2%

Photo of Naerhu
1.67/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Rocky off-white head.
Old cola-coffee colored head.
Stale instant coffee aroma, hershe bar chocolate and stale coffee flavor. Odd citrus and weird yeast flavor.
Overly excited cola mouthfeel.
This is bad. The bottle must be split between 5 victims, as none of us alone are strong enough to finish it.

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Photo of AndoBrew
2.13/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

*I hate this beer, will never drink again*

app: dirty poo cola water. NOT good lookin

smell: very intresting smell.. draws me in.. yum yum. mostly malts not many hops. very rich smelling in a subtle way.

taste: yucky bottle water, I wish this were more fresh, it taste old and ruined. soap, chemicals.. yuck. NOT a fan. OFFENSIVE.

mf: I do not care. it is watery but good as far as mf.. but this beer is no good so it does not matter.

drinkable:?? no! it is not good!

drinkable:

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Photo of Derek
2.14/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I found this refridgerated bottled at the Bamberg train station.
Best before 20.04.06.

A: Murky, dark brown/black; a little creamy, off-white head, a little retention & lace.

S: Cider & fusil alcohol. Like a fermentation gone wrong!

T: Dry, cidery, with only a hint of banana bread.

M: Light to moderate body is chalky and acidic. Carbonation is moderate.

D: Definitely not impressed.

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Photo of joriv
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Expected more, falls flat.

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Photo of weizendoc
2.61/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This was $2.99 for .5l @ Bev-Mo, and I decided to throw one in the cart with the usual suspects.
Poured into a Paulaner weiss glass. Big, frothy 2 inch head and lots of foam in bottle using conventional weissbier pouring tech. It pours really dark- like a porter, darker than a dunkelweiss. Aroma is smoky-malty. Head retention lasted through entire glass despite me dropping a lemon round in at the 1/2way point.
Good mouth feel, but very smoky taste. Reminds of a Rauchbier, which I don't like. I would call it Rauchweizen to characterize adequately. The smokiness overwhelms the spice/fruit/clove elements that may or may not be in there.

After 2 pulls, I was really looking forward to a Paulaner. The Schwarzbier is unique, but not what I like. If you wanna dark weizen, Franziskaner's Dunkelweiss absolutely blows this one away!!

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Photo of acrawf6
2.63/5  rDev -29.5%
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 Mike_Aguirre
2.69/5  rDev -27.9%
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 babaracas
2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and thin cream-colored head. Smell: astringent, roasted, some black malt, no contribution from the wheat. Taste: same as the nose - astringent, middling roastiness, a touch of black malt, and no wheat. Thin feel, lowish carbonation. This sounded like a hybrid of a shwarz and a dunkelweizen, but this is pretty much garbage.

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Photo of Richardbeerlover
2.77/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jeffsala
2.8/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of cpn920
2.96/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark ominous color with a big frothy head that dissipates quickly. Smells more smoky to me than the usual weizen aroma. Misses the clove and banana completely. Big malty taste with a hint of smoked flavor. I don't taste anything close to a weizen flavor. Not appealing to me as it seems to be a beer that is not sure what it is trying to be. I barely finished this one so I won't be going back for another.

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Photo of kemoarps
2.96/5  rDev -20.6%
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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Photo of Takahiro
2.97/5  rDev -20.4%
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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Photo of StinkyD
2.98/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a glass with a generous head. The head was maintained for a while and it did have some unexpected lace. At first glance the color seemed dark, however when held up to the light it appears to be a deep ruby color.

Smell was of faint raisins, plums, and a bit roasted. Taste was mellow and not at all overpowering. A little bland for my taste, but good. I got a little diacetyl, but did not feel that it was unacceptable. Aftertaste was sweet and a little plummy. A nice change all in all.

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Photo of gosurfobx
2.98/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a 1pint .9oz bottle. Pours murkish black, with a ruby red hue when put against light. Has a frothy head that slowly settles to the size of one finger width. Smells like a wheat beer. Taste has notes of chocolate with the wheat malt. Seems a bit to watery in the mouthfeel. Was OK. Would drink again but not in a hurry.

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Photo of Vancer
2.98/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Into my lil' Schlafly tasting glass, it poured a milky chocolate brown, thick and rich tan head floating gently on top. Tons of yeasties on the bottle bottom.

Malty clove and light banana mix into the dark chocolate shake, good aroma for this German brew. Quaff is a disappointing mixture of light chocolate /cocoa malts, with hints of the banana among a leathery backbone. A bit of sour funk degrades the brew even more.

Very mediocre for a German heritage brew.

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Photo of DeezGunz14
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Mitchster
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

$2.99 for a 1pt 0.9fl oz bottle at Merchants. This is quite an interesting find, as I've never had a Schwarz Weizen. Sure enough, this one pours out to a cloudy near-black, forming a khaki head with good retention and lacing. Yeast in the bottom of the bottle. Moderately-strong carbonation. The aroma is interesting...rotten bananas, very old coffee, light molasses, caramel, light cloves, a touch of sour milk with swirling. Mouthfeel is flimsy and very cola-like with a medium-light body but bready at the same time. Hrmm..this is interesting. The taste is a recapitulation of the nose, like a Bavarian Hefe with some roasted character going on. It has a balanced character, but the mixture of roasted grain and bananas is alarming, and probably one of those "love-it-or-hate-it" kinda things. Lots of green apple and cola character.

Well, I'm glad I tried this. An interesting hybrid style that doesn't quite work for me. It's drinkable but one is plenty enough.

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Photo of gpawned
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of MisterClean
3.04/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16.9 from Bev Mo

A - Pours solid dark brown with a light chocolate 4-fingered head, dissipates moderately slow.

S - Wheat, astringent alcohol, and chocolate malts.

T - Wheat, dark, bitter, chocolate, and earthy hops.

M - Full bodied complemented with richness from chocolate malts and earthy hops.

D - Gonna wrestle to finish it. Very interesting style of beer, but could be improved.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of wheat with some light chocolate and banana notes. I get some classic German yeast in the aroma as well. The flavor is full of chocolate and wheat. I don't get any banana or spice notes in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A decent dunkelweizen but there are better ones out there.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.07/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Awsome four inch rich tan head with fat bursting bubbles jumps off this carbonated jet black body. Rich malty wheat mix is rather soft for such a bold body and style. Enters the mouth amazingly smooth and mellow with soft even richness and a nice twing of coffee and maybe even a hint of coco. Mouthfeel includes a hint of anise and almost mediciney mineral mouth hue with hints of the dark wheat. Very drinkable but lacks personality.

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Photo of B-Lo
3.12/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of flannelman808
3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A:pours a very dark muddy brown with a little tint of orange light peeking through. Tan colored head tops it off in massive amounts and "honeycombs" its way slowly down the glass leaving sticky trails behind everywhere.

S: Burnt chocolate and a soft meyer lemon note ... banana?

T: Chalky mouthfeel is the first thing I have to notate here albeit not a flavor. Light to medium body and very chalky, Also very effervescent. Subtle milk chocolate suggestions make their way into banana and clove and mild citrus. All and all the flavors are extremely subdued and perhaps hindered by massive carbonation matched with a general light overall body and character of the beer. This one is a bit confused.

M: chalkdust torture

O: Not a good example of what beer can be.

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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 261 ratings
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