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

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58 Reviews
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Reviews: 58
Hads: 172
Avg: 3.73
pDev: 20.11%
Wants: 13
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-15-2002

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Reviews by Theicon44:
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

KLD (Konig Ludwig Dunkel is just too much to type...) is typical of dark wheat beer, but certainly better than most in all respects. It's taste hints of caramel, molasses and honey but neither flavor is overpowering, nor do they detract from KLD's surprisingly easy drinkability. I first tried it in the tourist town of Rudisheim on the Rhine river. I was immediately impressed with the beer's taste - far and away the best dunkelweiss I have ever had - but was later even more impressed at how un-filling and light KLD was for a typically heavy style of beer. I'm sure the calorie count doesn't reflect this, however, even if they do go down like a domestic light.

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Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TheBrk
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of RickyS
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrianCuoz
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jmhart
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap with dinner in Aachen.

A- Came out a DARK brown with a white head that faded into nearly nothing. It didn't appear as thick as I would have assumed.

S- Rich roasted malt flavors: caramel, prunes, a little nutty.

T- A kind of surprising sweetness hits first, a little sweeter than others I had on my trip. Underneath the flavor were some nice stewed dark fruits like prunes/raisins. Caramel and nuts complemented the fruit. If anything, the sweetness kind of covered up the other flavors.

M- Relative to the style, it was pretty light bodied without much carbonation or bite. Overall, I felt the mouthfeel was lacking.

D- The sweetness was a bit much for being so light bodied which made it a little difficult to finish.

Overall, not the best dunkel I had while touring Germany. It was nice to broaden my experience with the style, but I would be unlikely to purchase this again.

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Photo of k47k
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of RD1163
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of esad919
4.32/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keefykeith
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of DanielCole
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of RuudJH
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

0.5 l bottle encounter with a dark German lager.

Dark ruby colour, soapy head that hangs in, not much carbonation.

Smell is a bit like a lager, but with roasty notes. It has hops and yeast.
Taste is equal: roasty character is a bit faint. Hops and yeast have to work hard to get through. There's a balanced aftertaste of bitterness and sweet malts.

Mouthfeel is light. I could do with a bit more bubbles.
All in all an ok experience. A dark beer is often good with some food.
Have some bread with cheese or sausage with this.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of StevieW
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium dark clear brown color. Foamy cream colored head. Stays around nicely. Mostly carmel smell matched with some hoppy bitterness. Taste is mild, mostly carmel malt. Sourness, very beerlike. After carmel malt taste, super shot of bitterness on the finish. Bitter finish is almost painful. Coffe undertones. Unexepected thin feel for a dark beer. Almost watery. Still very good, sweet start and bitter finish, not bad for the style. Cheers to my friend Heinz from Munich for bringing it all the way across the pond.

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König Ludwig Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
84 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.