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

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60 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
183
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
20.43%
 
 
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König Ludwig DunkelKönig Ludwig Dunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
Germany | website

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-15-2002

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Photo of Lucas_Druid
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought in a half-litre bottle. Pretty good Dunkel. It has a very rich roasted flavour, and is easy to drink, with a nice burnt aftertaste. A good example of a Munich Dunkel.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of RickyS
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrianCuoz
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jmhart
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
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 -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pizzadave
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of OlaB
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: dark brown color, clear, gives of a two fingertip high top of head that disolves quickly. Some lacings on the side of the glass.

S: bready, roasted malts is the main aroma , some hints of cofee and caramel.

T&F: much as it's aroma. Roasted malts,breads and caramel,a sweet taste over this dunkel. Some good balanced hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Actually very drinkable this beer but tought I think is a little to light for a dark beer.

O:a good and enjoyable dunkel, did not set the world on fire,but I enjoyed it. Very easy drinkable.i would trie it again if I get the chance.

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2.65/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A Carmel light brown muggy look with a slight fizz, smells bready slighted sweet and smoky. Taste malty sweet banana clove spice. Mouth feel is smooth not heavy and not too lights slightly refreshing. Has a throaty hit I cannot describe. Very drinkable without being to filling.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of esad919
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keefykeith
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of DanielCole
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of RuudJH
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
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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König Ludwig Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.