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Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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3.73/5
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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

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#24,808
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
261
pDev:
12.6%
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Photo of loren01
4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
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 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 czfreeman
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kapuziner schwarz-weizen 1 pt 9oz bottle
I was curious about this beer, seems like a sort of hybrid of Schwarzbier and Dunkle weizen, well since I love both, what the hell!
Pours out a deep rich brown clor, an explosive, tan foamy creamy cap fills most of the hefe glass in a straight pour.looks utterly delicious head stays for a long time, looks like fairly active carbonation in glass,laves little to no lacing. Looks like a Schwarz with Hefe Carbonation, doing good so far.
delicios malts, bananas, cocoas, coffee, cherries, toasted dark grains, yeasty sourdough bread, pumpernickel are the aromas that you are greetes with. Seems to lean more towards the Schwarzbier side thus far.
Taste is fantastic. toasted oats, bananas, dark bread, a cocoa-coffee like finish, slight bittersweet finish, cherrylike fruits, toasted malts,maple.I didn't expect this much bitter coffe-cocoa tones, a pleasant suprise. If the aromas are more Schwarzbier, then the taste is a great balance of both styles. Very well executed.
Mouthfeel is medium thick, this is great, even better than schwarzbier,more prononced version of a dunkle weizen.

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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 alex_hart
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Kinsman
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Swing-top bottle... very nice. America should really take a hint from the Germans and bring these back!

Fills lower tiers of my glass with a dark and murky brown thats almost pitch black once it settles in the glass. A large fluffy and dense cream colored head tops it nicely.

Aroma hints at toasted bread and grain upfront. Further exploration reveals the Weizen yeast withs its banana and bubble gum fruitiness and a moderate spice character.

A bit more roasty and toasty than your average Dunkelweizen, but tasty nonetheless. Some malty sweetness as well. Yeast character however plays a dominate role with a healthy dose esters and some clove like spice mixed in.

Mouthfeel is rather light and bubbly but finishes nicely. Overall, Kapuziner is a excellent authentic German weizen but it still leaves you wanting a bit more.

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Photo of philipquarles
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the new 500ml swing-top bottles. Pours black (no way!) with a thick light-beige head that leaves great lacing. Typical weizen character in the aroma, but augmented by a sharp, bitter roastiness that seems quite unusual. Light banana notes. Interesting, but not necessarily bad. Notes of carbon/graphite. Dry, roasty taste with the typical tangy yeast. Really interesting stuff. Medium, well-carbonated body. Though I'm a fan of the regular Kapuziner weisse, this one doesn't quite stand up. Interesting for sure, but not a favorite.

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Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of CharlesRiver
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large format German bottle with what appears to be a monk on the front. Pours out a cloudy dark brown with a good size off white head even after a slow pour.

Smell is wonderful. Chocolate, malt, citrus, wheat, sweatness and overall very complex. Tons of bubbles make their way to the top as this beer is effervesant.

This is how I like my "smoked" beers. The smoke is not overpowering and really compliments the rest of the flavors. The smoke stays through almost the entire taste including the ending. The ending also has a slight bitterness that makes it a bit dry. The sweetness (chocolate, coffee and malt) is mostly in the beginning. Much more complex than I would have thought. Very easy drinking. Just a great, solid beer. I will look for the Weisbeir in this line as well.

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Photo of biggmike
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy dark brown color with generous tan head that lasted for quite some time. Aroma was of chocolate and a bit of smoke. Aroma was of roasted malts and chocolate. Mouthfeel was pleasant. I found this to be a tasty beer and at 5.4% abv, I believe I could drink quite a few.

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Photo of zaraspook
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmbranum
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a half liter weizen glass. The color is an almost opaque brown. Very thick and hazy. When held to a lamp, the edge has ruby and caramel tones to it. Dense, cappuccino-like head developed and dissipated slowly.

Smell: Standard fare for a dunkelweizen; it's a sinister hefe. Ripe fruit dominate, especially banana and apple, and yeast and bread are big players in the aroma. As it warms, scents of caramel, cocoa, milk chocolate, and nutmeg vie for dominance.

Taste: Surprisingly stout-like, which I like a lot. Based on the initial taste it's not even like I'm drinking a wheat. It tastes like a half coffee, half cappuccino: roasted coffee malts and whatever the hell cappuccino is made of. There is also a little cocoa or milk chocolate at play. After a few sips there is a noticeable nutmeg sweetness, which is also appreciable. The esters from the smell are almost nonexistent, and I don't miss them. There is also a lack of hop spice, though I will say a little pepper hangs around with the aftertaste.

Drinkability: Not bad. Tastes like a cross between a hefe and a schwarzbier. Though it's not the ideal wheat beer, especially for your ideal wheat beer occasion, this is good drinking. I would gladly buy this stuff again.

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Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
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 American_Hawk
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougT
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of dgallina
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml dark brown bottle without obvious freshness dating.

Pours clouded opaque dark brown with an inch or more of off-white foam, thick lace. Aroma is peppery cloves against banana bread. A bit lighter in the mouth, with more carbonation than expected. Flavor starts with more black pepper than cloves, with an odd burnt malt center that settles into a nicely drying banana and nut finish.

Worth trying, though the flavor profile is unusual for a dunkel weizen.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.56/5  rDev +22.3%
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 ThirstyBird
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a .5L bottle into my imperial pint glass
A - Pours a hazy and dark hazel brown with a 1 inch light tan head
S - Wheat and toasted malts some hop spice
T - Very malty up front - the wheat takes the back seat. Finished without much flavor.
M/F - Medium body. The beer is a touch gassy - mouthfeel is just OK.
D - It wasn't what I had hoped for but is alright.

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Photo of BigRedN
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from the 17 fl oz bottle into a weizen glass. After consuming some beers with rather weak heads over the last couple weeks, I was a little over aggressive in my initial pour which resulted in a head that filled half the glass. The foam is a nice light brown, fluffy, it took a while for it to settle so I could finish pouring the beer. Lace clings to the sides of my glass as the beer is consumed. The beer itself is a nice dark brown which I can not see through. I love the look of this beer.

Smell: Predominately light roasted malts, aromas of burnt chocolate and lightly roasted coffee. A little clove and light yeast as well. Scent is not as impressive to me as the look.

Taste: The taste is dominated by the malt. Good roasted malts, low bitterness. Not over the top, just good. This could be readily enjoyed by almost anyone.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth, clean with no aftertaste with sufficient carbonation.

Drinkability: This is an outstanding beer and very affordable (just under $3 for a bottle here in Lincoln, NE). Relatively low alcohol, I could drink this all night if given the chance. As a side note for those who have had Boulevard's Lunar Ale; this is what I wish that beer was like.

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Photo of wingman14
3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a huge off white head that fades away. Smells of citrus, hops, banana, with a bit of yeast and wheat. A strong hefe taste mostly of the banana with a small bitter taste. The aftertaste is mostly wheat but fades quickly. After the first sip the beer has a good balance of flavor and has a watery feel to it. The carbonation is subtle. This beer is refreshing and different, but worth checking into for hefe fans.

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Photo of gpogo
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark opaque black/brown with a light cream colored head that had rather good retention.

A- Wheaty with a light fruity banana bubblegum aroma.

T- Wheaty banana bubblegum flavor. Faint bit of spice. Very slight amount of roastiness. Sweet malt. Finishes with a bit of a wheaty aftertaste.

M- Smooth medium body with light carbonation.

D- Quite enjoyable, but nothing special.

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Photo of rredshift
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of malty
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
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 blakesell
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into a curved pint glass.
Although aging is not recommended on this beer, this beer has been aged for a year or more. I forgot I still had some.

Appearance- Pours an amber black with a thick head of foam at least a full 5 fingers high. Dissapates very slowly. No question of the wheat content of this beer. Nice creamy lingering head that clings to the glass.

Smell- A bit of wheaty sourness with roasted and chocolate malt underlying. chocolate comes out more as the beer warms up. The sourness is surely from the age of the beer.

Taste- Roasty wheat with a slight sour kick and a chocolatey background. Actually, this tastes pretty much the same as it did oh, so many months ago. A hint of sour with a big dark wheaty roasted flavor, a hint of smoke and a good coating chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel- A pleasant suprise. Balanced carbonation and mouthfeel making this a good sipper for the change of the season. Light and creamy finish that isn't as thick and coating as a stout or porter.

Drinkability- This is actually very drinkable. I could go to town on this and with the low ABV. It's quite possible without getting hammered. Even after aging which should have spoiled the beer altogether, the beer still holds up and remains the easy drinker it was before. I'm glad that I bought the case, even a year later. This is the gift that keeps on giving with the reusable bottles for homebrewing as well. This is not my favourite beer overall, but it is a fine lower gravity beer that was well worth the price.

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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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