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

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jeffo on 02-09-2009)
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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

Jaysicles, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

krampert11, Sep 29, 2014
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2.24/5  rDev -41.7%

JHansen, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of stephens101
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brown with a long-lasting fluffy tan head.

Pleasant sweet malts and spice initially with some plum and yeast as an afterthought. Spot on and very promising.

Tastes perfectly sweet and creamy with an abundance of medium fruits, a hint of grain, and a well-timed spice hit coming in toward the end.

Smooth, medium-bodied and absurdly drinkable with no loss in flavor.

Plenty of character here can easily lead to excess, and maybe it's just because I'm in the mood for a Dunkelweizen at the moment, but this one seems quite a bit underrated.

stephens101, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

carlmoberg, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Huffs, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%

500ml bottle with a BB date stamp of 15 Feb. 2015.
Pours slightly hazy, dark amber, with an abundance of carbonation bubbles rising to a durable, light but creamy, bone-colored head.
Aroma: some malt, more ripe banana and spices.
Flavor: follows smell, but more malt and less spicy.
Feel: light body; exceptionally smooth and creamy for a light bodied beer.

chinchill, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

reaganrvltn, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

k3ve, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Bengone, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

macesq, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ILiveOffHops, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

JohneHoodlum, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Enshug, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

brandon911, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on tap at the wonderful helgas, the best german food around. poured into a proper 1 liter glass, i could barely lift this hazy amber brew with one hand. classic banana clove yeast complexion on the nose, with the darker wheat malt, sweet and red, not quite roasty and dark like the midnight stuff, its classically german. the taste confirms what the nose hinted at, this is one of the best examples of the style i have ver had, as good as the weihenstephaner stuff for sure, and they have to be the standard by which these beers are measured. the yeast is great, delicate, but heavy on the banana, and all the carbonation makes the darkness of the wheat almost hard to pick up on, but there is a mellow caramel sweetness running through it from the grain, which i really like. its so refreshing, and i had no problem drinking a liter before it warmed up much. i wish this was around on shelves, although i have a feeling the draft drinks a loot nicer than some older bottles might, but id like to see it nevertheless. a perfect pairing for anything on the menu down at helgas, which is a must if you've never been. awesome beer, just a beauty.

StonedTrippin, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

straightlambic, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of beerdrifter
4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Hazy amber-brown pour with a two finger foamy off-white head with nice retention and lacing. The nose is classic Weizen with lots of banana, clove, caramel, brown bread, molasses, and some subtle mineral notes. The taste follows suit with tons of sweet caramel malt along with hints of banana, clove, brown sugar, banana bread, tobacco, and molasses. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with perfect carbonation and great balance. Overall, this is one of my favorite interpretations of the style.

beerdrifter, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

parintele, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

kojevergas, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

RoyFokker, May 10, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, caramel, banana, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet caramel and banana flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid caramel and banana presence all around.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Mikeypnh, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Keith_R, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

rolltide8425, Mar 13, 2014
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König Ludwig Weissbier Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.