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König Ludwig Dunkel - Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 113
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-15-2002)
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Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: Malt, malt and more malt, as malty as you like.

Appearance: A very noisy, light mushroom coloured two-finger head which dissipates slowly. Translucent mahogany body, absolutely no bubbles.

Taste: The aroma is misleading. From the first swig I get a complex symphony of roasted malt and honey, and maybe some citrus. A lovely lager. Despite the lack of bubbles it's quite fizzy but probably just right though. It's metallic but not detrimentally so. Okay, just been for a whizz and a most intriguing aroma has developed in my mouth, like a woody sauna aroma, or maybe walnut with a hint of brandy. Complex - nice.

Overall: There's a place for everything and this lager is in its place. I was very put off by its harsh roasted malt nose but that's because I'm a hops man. But a good beer is a good beer, and this is a bloody good beer. I'd have it again, no troubles.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 16:02:59 | More by Hoppsbabo
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A-Dark brown with a thin coffee head

S-Malty with some fruitiness

T-Slight malt flavor. Not much of the fruitiness from the smell. Very slight citrus.

MF- Much lighter than most dunkels

Overall- Ok, I was expecting more but it was a bit of a let down

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A - pours a nice, clear amber similar to what you'd see in a darker ice tea. Formed a nice head that's a little tan. Even after a while, there is a nice residue from the head floating around. Really really beautiful.

S - smells of a bit a citrus and of overly ripe bananas. It's a fairly complex smell but it's a bit hard to differentiate all of them. I'm

T - tastes of that little bit of citrus mentioned earlier but not too much of bananas. There's also a very faint hoppy bitterness to it.

M - a nice full feeling even with tiny sips. Very pleasant.

O - a very good beer that, as my first Dunkel Lager, leaves a strong impression. I would come back to this over and over again as drinking this is a pleasant experience.

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König Ludwig Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
85 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.