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

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BA SCORE
84
good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 0
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2002)
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Photo of rastaman
2.48/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pretty lame for a German Weiss. Ever so slightly hazy pale gold appearance. Aroma of nothing much, but for some reason i could smell peanut butter. Peanut butter also came through on the palate, with some slight lemon zest, tiny tiny bit of banana and clove, really lame and thin, Weihenstephaner Kristall had a lot more flavour, and body.

rastaman, Jun 24, 2004
Photo of stcules
2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Oranged-yellow-cloudy in appearance. White foam, quite creamy, decent.
The smell is grainy, of cereals. Very very light vanilla, lemon more decided. Maybe sweet apricot. Light spiced, and light banana.
At the taste the banana is a little more present, but in the background again. There are again the lemon and citron, and again, before all, the predominant grain.
Light body, lemon in the aftertaste. Nothing remarkable, an honest weissbier.

stcules, Apr 04, 2004
Photo of Beersignal
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer pours a golden, slightly cloudy, wheat colour. Light green apple highlights reflect from the bottom of the glass. Generous white foam tops the brew and stays through the first half of the tasting. Up front, I was greeted by firm coriander aromas accompanied by citrus fruit, and a light wheat/home baked bread odor. Scents of banana esters, green apples and pears manifested themselves late in the nose.

A fine bead emerged from the sides of the glass and manifested itself similarly on the tongue. The body was light to medium and a slightly oily texture welcomed in flavours of bananas, apricots and some peach to try to ward off the mild quenching acidity which finally fell to a drying mineral bitterness.

This, to my liking, was somewhat too subtle and subdued in overall character. I tend to prefer big fruity, yeasty weissebiers with a little more bite in the finish. Still a fun beer to taste.

Beersignal, Jan 24, 2004
Photo of Knapp85
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a nice looking hazy yellow color. The head what fluffy and white. The lacing wasn't too bad. The smell of the beer was mostly of banana, yeast, and some clove. The flavor was smooth and bready. The mouthfeel was also smooth and refreshing. Overall it's not a bad hefeweizen and worth trying.

Knapp85, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of TheDM
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a medium white head of fine white bubbles that was mostly lasting and a cloudy straw yellow body with a malty aroma. Its flavor was that of a yeasty banana wheat. All-in-all an average beer that is typical of the style and one that I probably would not go out of my way to buy again.

TheDM, Jul 20, 2003
Photo of jdhilt
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought in Italy [imported from Germany], here's a wheat as expected, cloudy, hints of yeast, serious carbonation, long lasting head, good taste. The ABV is 5.6%. 500ml bottle.

jdhilt, Jun 22, 2002
Photo of soju6
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer had a hazy light golden color with a good head and good carbonation. It had a nice fresh grain aroma. The taste was refreshing with a crisp slightly bitter finish. The feel was light but seemed balanced. This was an enjoyable beer. Not really a fan of Wheat beers but a nice change from all the pilsners.

soju6, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of Dogbrick
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Odds and Ends Tasting II on 10/19/07: This brew is a hazy yellowish color with a medium and foamy white head that diminshes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, clove and fruit. Light-bodied with sweet grainy malt and honey flavors offset by mild spices and hops. The finish is yeasty with a light spice finish. Above average overall.

Dogbrick, Dec 19, 2007
Photo of aracauna
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden body is topped by an excellent white creamy head. The head lingers, but I’m a slow drinker, so it eventually fades. The aroma is strong, more cloves than some, but the banana is there. The flavor is a bit more dry than some, and more herbally and the finish is a little more bitter than most. Still, something’s lacking from the body of the flavor that keeps it from being one of the better hefeweizens.

aracauna, May 03, 2004
Photo of dalepryor
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
Photo of JohnW
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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
Photo of Jredner
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lemony yellow in color with a two finger thick white head. Yeasty and spicey smelling. It is very yeasty flavor wise with the typical wheat beer mouthfeel, but I didn’t pick up on any banana flavors though there was plenty of spicey notes. The aftertaste is abrupt in the fact that there hardly is any. All the flavor is front loaded then it just ends so that fore and middle is all you get. Slightly watery due to that abrupt finish, but still very drinkable and enjoyable.

Jredner, Mar 08, 2006
Photo of Travlr
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
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 colts9016
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
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 hotstuff
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
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 -1.1%
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 -1.1%
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 tjd25
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
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 hopkrid
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

hopkrid, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of bird_soul
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

bird_soul, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of chickenflea
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
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 Naerhu
3.83/5  rDev +3%
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 Evil_Pidde
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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 +3.5%
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 BillyBoysPie
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
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
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Prinzregent Luitpold Weissbier from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
84 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.