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Prinzregent Luitpold Weissbier - Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG

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BA SCORE
82
good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2002)
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Photo of therica
4.65/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this in bottle several times on German trains. I wasn't expecting much but I was delightfully surprised.

It poured a nice amber with a huuuuge firm foamy frothy yellowish head, that was great tasting in itself. I nearly had to ask for a spoon. The head just stayed and stayed.

The taste was just superb-- enough hops & bitters to give it a good effect but not overwhelming. A lot of rich taste that were complex and bold, yet nothing obtrusive or out of balance.

Somewhere I have notes that I took on this beer as I was drinking it, which probably have even more specifics. I'll update this review when I unpack them.

I loved this beer enough to bribe the train snackbar-tender to give me both the bottle and the nice large glass!

therica, Mar 28, 2006
Photo of Genec74
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Genec74, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of shanny1981
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

shanny1981, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of coolandy007
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

coolandy007, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of SERENGETI
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favourite Weissbeers when in Germany. Was better before the cooperation with WARSTEINER!. Abit scratchy bitterness but enough livelyness, a major characteristic of Weissbier! good fruity flavour. Ideal on a hot summer eve in a biergarten! cheers

SERENGETI, Mar 13, 2006
Photo of kimcgolf
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a bottle as Konig Ludwig Weissbier. Poured to a hazy lemon-yellow with a tint of orange, and a nice medium head that lingered long and left good lacing. Nose was a very pleasant and strong mix of ornages, cookie dough and clove, and the mouthfeel full and tingly. Flavor was a mild hop, again predominantly cookie dough, clove and orange, with just a hint of bubblegum at mid-glass.

A very pleasant and tasty beer with a long satisfying finish. Perfect for a hot summer day.

kimcgolf, Oct 24, 2007
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +8.1%

ROGUE16, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of hogrider
4/5  rDev +8.1%

hogrider, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of thierrynantes
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50cl.), tasted in 2008.

Appearance : yellow color (veiled), with white foam head.
Smell : lemon and cloves aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet, cloves and fruit flavours. wheat finish.
Drinkability : a good fruity and spicy beer in the style unfiltered wheat beer.

thierrynantes, Jun 08, 2008
Photo of ummswimmin
4/5  rDev +8.1%

ummswimmin, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of bobsy
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint at the Abbot on the Hill. Cloudy burnished gold under a frothy white head. Pretty typical, pretty wheat beer appearance. Typical wheat beer aroma of banana and clove also. Aroma is carried through into the taste. Nicely balanced and refreshing. One to have again.

bobsy, Jan 13, 2008
Photo of BillyBoysPie
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at Dolce Vita in Berlin (on Lindenstraße). Into the traditional hefeweisen glass.

Dark golden, almost a slight orange to the tint. Thick inch and a half head. The yeast is thick, and a bit globby in the bottom of the glass. Not really putoffish, but it could be a little less clumped.

Overripe bananas and lemon peel. A touch of clove. A bit of a yeasty smell, but not too much - surprising for the color of and the quantity of the yeast in the glass.

Very yeasty in taste with sweet banana and a touch of lemon zest. Yeast heavy, but it's not out of style.

A more substantial hefe, but still refreshing on a warm afternoon. Went fine with cured salmon, but would be fine on its own or as a pairing with a light chicken or pork dish.

BillyBoysPie, Nov 16, 2009
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The 50 cl brown bottle is long-necked. The label is Yellow with a coat of arms; I'm guessing a royal one from somewhere in Bavaria. Looks pretty nice.

A: The pour is murky pale orange with an enormous creamy white head that slowly dissipates.

S: A bit faint smell. There is wheat, ripe bananas and citric notes (mostly oranges).

T: There is some yeast up front but soon it settles and then there is nice wheat and sweet ripe bananas. Nicely balanced. A faint spicyness is noticable as well.

M: The aftertaste is rather short and holds a dryness. The body is light to medium and the carbonation is rich with lots and lots of small bubbles.

D: The taste is nice and it really quenches ones thirst - just like a Hefeweizen should.

Evil_Pidde, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of clayphilly
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wheat beer with subtle, dry, but altogether smooth taste. No real strong hints of any fruits or citrus, which takes away from the taste a little. A straight and true man's wheat beer.

Notes:
-500ml bottle
-Under the name Ludwig Weissbier Hell
-Drank in Oviedo, Spain 2011

clayphilly, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of Naerhu
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appear: opaque gold/banana color, white 5 cm head w/ amazing retention. Beautiful down to the very bottom.

aroma: tangerine and cream aroma, very spicy.

taste: spicy banana cake. Sweet, low bitterness. Light aftertaste.

mouthfeel : light and aggressively carbonated, I am tempted to give an even lowever mouthfeel than this, but I enjoyed drinking this beer, the rest of the attributes make up for it. (is that cricket?)

Naerhu, Sep 28, 2003
Photo of chickenflea
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Review stolen from Marsiblursi because I agree with it perfectly) Pours hazy yellow golden with a creamy head. The aroma is of doughy white bread, lots of banana esters, light clove, light pepper, wheat and flowers. The flavour is light sweet and light bitter with a fantastic crisp and full carbonation. Tones of wheat, dough, light grass/flowers, light clove, light banana. The mouthfeel is round and smooth. Tiny acidic and dry finish. Medium bodied.

chickenflea, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of hopkrid
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

hopkrid, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of bird_soul
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

bird_soul, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of tjd25
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Foamy white head, beautiful golden orange opaque color. The smell is nicely wheaty, fruity (oranges and lemon), yeasty. The taste is of wheat and yeast; the banana thing is kind of weak, it's more about oranges and lemon here. Nicely sweet. The body is light and highly carbonated. Mouthfeel maybe a bit watery. Drinkable.

tjd25, Jun 03, 2004
Photo of hotstuff
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a medium white head that did not last very long. It was yellow in body. This particular brew had a cloudy appearance to it. It had a fruity aroma to it in my opinion. There was not much in the way of flavor with this brew which disappointed me as I really like German Wheat beers. This one was lacking character.

hotstuff, May 19, 2003
Photo of mobyfann
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Paid .60EUR + .08EUR glass deposit for a 500mL bottle.

*Reviewed on 25.07.2005

The beer pours a real cloudy light golden base, huge mammouth white fluffy head that needed three pours to get into the Weizen glass, excellent beer retention the whole hour and a few specs of lacing. The smell is a touch of wheat, grain, and malt.

The taste is light on wheat, lighter on the grain and malt. Refreshing aftertaste with a grainy feel. Pure smoothness in the mouth, the head retention was awesome and gave the beer a great start every time, never once it was heavy in the mouth. This is a great session beer, but I would prefer a handful of other Weizens with better taste than this one.

Final Thought: This beer is so great on the palette, but lacks in pure wheaty Weizen taste, still a solid brew from a solid brewhaus.

mobyfann, Jul 26, 2005
Photo of jujubeast6000
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 7/10/2008 (bottle 26Nov2008):

Pours a cloudy very very pale yellow colored body, with a creamish head, average sized, and lasting. Fresh bananay aroma, cloves, effervescent-ish. Not too strong an aroma. Has a banana taste, some cloves too, somewhat flowery. Fizzy.

jujubeast6000, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of colts9016
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden color with an orangish hue that is cloudy with a small white head.
Smell is wheat, malt, and citrus with hints of spice.
Taste: Nice wheat with a malt and citrus flavor with spices.
Overall: The beer has a creamy medium body.The finish is smooth and easy drinking.

colts9016, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of Travlr
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep golden yellow color with a fluffy coca-cola type head that settles slowly.
S: Aroma of grapefruit, banana and spring flowers, background of light pepper.
T: Refreshing, smooth and light, citrus flavors with hints of yeast.
M: medium to light body.
D: Easy to quaff and reasonable wheat.

Travlr, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of JohnW
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a good solid head that stuck to the tall glass for the whole of the drink, pale golden colour with the usual cloudiness, though not as dense as some. Aroma nothing to shout about, not really the usual heady smells of banana's cloves and yeast, rather muted. Taste is clean, light, refreshing, though not the depth and character of the best wheat beers from Germany, maybe slightly drier than some in the finish. I enjoyed this beer, but it is not in the same league as Schneider or Andechs to name but two.

John W
B'ham UK Feb 2006

JohnW, Feb 15, 2006
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Prinzregent Luitpold Weissbier from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
82 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.