König Ludwig Dunkel - Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
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3.35/5 rDev -10.2%
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.
01-14-2013 17:45:13 | More by Douberd
3.84/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
01-11-2013 23:59:33 | More by sDon
3.75/5 rDev +0.5%
Huge bubbles, frothy off-white head. Reminded me of sea froth after a storm on the beach.. Recedes fairly quick. Little lacing. Looks a like a dark red-lemonade against the light, otherwise a very clear mohogany brown.
Smells malty alcoholic sweet and bitter. Not burnt, but not far off - well toasted I guess.
A little bit of toffee or caramel hard-roasted on the baking tray.
There's a good balance between the initial fruity malt, with the hops -and some bitterness- in the background. Malty again on swallowing. Nice flush of carbonation with the malt,
Tastes good, but it doesnt quite live up to the more complex smell.
Very drinkable - with snow outside at any rate ;-)
BB 25 06 2013
10-29-2012 19:22:36 | More by Tomais
3.63/5 rDev -2.7%
A: color is dark reddish, head is not so big so retention is almost not present. Carbonation is also low bit a small layer keeps on top of the beer.
S: not very intense, some toasted malts are present after smelling a lot, not much is clearly noticed.
T: flavor is good,toasted malts are present again but this time flavor is intense not as faint as aroma.
M: refresh and balanced, more a neutral beer than a changing sensation all the time has little sweetness and little bitterness.
A beer just a little above average.
10-08-2012 03:34:33 | More by karait95
3.35/5 rDev -10.2%
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.
08-04-2012 19:27:12 | More by rarbring
United Kingdom (England)
4/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
02-20-2012 16:02:59 | More by Hoppsbabo
4.15/5 rDev +11.3%
This beer has a mohogany color with a thin white head. Carbonation is tight and small. Smells include earthy hops and caramel malts. the taste is complex with toasted malts, chocolate, almonds, and earthy/medicinal hop bite. mouthfeel is balanced for malts and hops, slightly creamy and silky, and tinfling amd slightly drying. Overall this is a very good dunkle.
01-17-2012 11:37:32 | More by bigrzman
König Ludwig Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
84 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.