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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of starlight37
3/5  rDev -20%

starlight37, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Brew_42
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Brew_42, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of seanyfo
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

50cl bottle poured into an Erdinger Weizen glass

A- 3 finger creamy head with good retention, nice brussels lacing. Dark mahogany brown body.

S- Slight chocolateyness, nutty, a bit of fresh, a subtle hint of roasted malt? that cant be right.

T- A light chocolate creaminess. There is definitely a light roasted maltiness to it. Otherwise, its pretty clean, , not much finish.

M- Light mouthfeel, touch watery, medium to high carbonation

D- a bit of a sub-par/average Dunkel for me, not enough chocolately notes and a bit thin on the ground. Erdinger dunkel beats this easy!

seanyfo, Jan 31, 2008
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found this at the Tap Room in Lawrence, KS. Pours a translucent black/brown. Looks a bit glossy. Head is a bit small for this style. yet it does look nice; slightly off brown and soapy.
Aroma of roasted bread (?) and some dried apricot, but not real fruity. slightly carbonated.
Taste is clean. Roasted malt and bread, with touches of lemon zest and corriander. Starts to taste like a Wit, but shuts down at a nice pilsner feel.
Good brew. nice for a hot/hummid night. Wish I drank it colder.

Mebuzzard, Sep 05, 2007
Photo of Arborescence
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Arborescence, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of jbro434
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice deep brown with a decent off white head that faded quickly with decent lacing. Malty and slightly sweet, nothing in the upfront taste to offend. Mouthfeel was pretty much the same with hints of chocolate, a bit thin. Finish was bitersweet chocolate nothing overpowering, nothing to make it very memorable either. All in all, a decent beer for the type and nothing I would turn down or try again if given the chance.

jbro434, Jun 29, 2009
Photo of Kirian
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Kirian, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of wvsabbath
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

wvsabbath, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of jmhart
3.3/5  rDev -12%
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.

jmhart, Jun 21, 2010
Photo of Douberd
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Long neck brown bottle, 330 ml, bought in Germany. Poured into a lager glass at home. ABV 5,1%.

Dark brown colour on the body, with lots of activity in it. Two fingers of off-white, creamy head with good retention.. After a bit most of the foam disappears, becoming a thick film covering the beer's surface.
Very nice aroma of roasted malts, along with some chocolate.
Taste follos the nose. Roasted malts, some caramel too now and the chocolate flavour more obvious on the finish, giving this beer a nice bitter aftertaste.
Thin to medium on the body, light carbonation and a long dry finish.
Overall a good session dunkel.

Douberd, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of rarbring
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear brown red hinted brew, a tan head with little lacing but some curtains.

Smelling caramel, bread and some soy sauce.

Sweet brown bread, caramel, dried red fruits, honey. Some bitter (rye) bread crust.

Little carbonation, soft and smooth, a small body, a slightly dry finish.

A light rather airy beer, with a short impression.

rarbring, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Marius, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of TheBrk
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

TheBrk, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Ciocanelu, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

stampfler07, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

patre_tim, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of EdelweissDad
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

EdelweissDad, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of drewface
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

drewface, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of jandadeboer
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

jandadeboer, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

phaedrusovchaos, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark Chestnut body; medium head; long lasting

Aroma: roasted malt, dried fruit (figs), notes of coffee

Taste: Hoppy and slightly bitter; finishes slightly bitter

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of engisch
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours weird. It has a carmel brown color, but it pours with a thick head and has bubbles that coat the inside of the glass. The smell and aroma is nothing special and is of sweet malts.

The taste is that of a typical dunkel style. It's a good balanced beer. It has nice lacing all the way down to the last sip.

Overall, if you are looking for a decent beer, this is a safe tastey dunkel.

engisch, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

jrohrbacher, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of bsopko
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

bsopko, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Vinylboy20
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Vinylboy20, Sep 01, 2014
König Ludwig Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
85 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.