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

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BA SCORE
84
good

59 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 59
Hads: 176
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 20.16%
Wants: 13
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
Germany | website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager | 5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-15-2002

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Reviews: 59 | Hads: 176
Reviews by sDon:
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3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid Dunkel. There is a little foam, not too much carbonation, and a nice taste -- dark chocolate and coffee but not sweet or bitter. No alcohol detected (at least for me) and it is very drinkable.

At the same time, there is not as much going on in this beer in terms of taste as some other Dunkels: cf. Augustiner Dunkles beer, even Hacker Pschorr Dunkles, which has a more refreshing and satisfying flavor. A clear finish, but with not much to make you remember it.

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More User Reviews:
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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Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of TheBrk
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 buddabuga
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of RD1163
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Pookie
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of stampfler07
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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Photo of Raven3464
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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König Ludwig Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.