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

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-15-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

patre_tim, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
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 -6.4%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

jrohrbacher, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

bsopko, Mar 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.9%

Jrizzo275, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of mobyfann
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Paid .70EUR + .08EUR glass deposit for a 500mL bottle.

*Reviewed on 24.04.2005

The beer pours a classic chocolatey base with a medium white head, solid retention and some nice lacing to follow. One-dimensional smell of toasted malts…

The taste has a bit roasted malt depth than the smell, maybe a light touch of caramel but nothing more. The aftertaste is a bit weird of this one, but other than that it feels great in the mouth and delivery. It’s a nice session dunkel, but I'd prefer Hofbrauhaus brand…

Final Thought: This is a solid dunkel with a little more depth than a Warsteiner's version…

mobyfann, Jul 08, 2005
Photo of Bierman9
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I quaffed a 1/2 litre of this while at a restaurant called Deutsche Eiche, in the München suburb of Lochhausen.
The König poured a medium brown color, was clear, and had a lasting, creamy tan head. It left behind very nice lacing, and was an attractive looking Bier altogether. Aroma was semi-malty, with some caramel and roasty notes, yet mild. Body was a bit thinner than medium, though it was still nice on the tongue. Flavor-wise, it was roasty, with light caramel again and dark malt flavors throughout. Finishing, though, with a mild bitterness, it is a decent Bier, yet one I found a bit too mild in most all categories save for appearance. Zum Wohl!!

overall: 3.7
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5


Bierman9, Oct 05, 2003
Photo of StevieW
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

StevieW, Dec 15, 2002
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

AdamNowek, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of karait95
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

karait95, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of RuudJH
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

RuudJH, Jun 11, 2010
König Ludwig Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
84 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.