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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG visit their website
Germany

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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On draft at Capone's in Norristown, PA during Philly beer week. The Warsteiner reps were gracious, paid for my first draft and answered all of my questions. From what I understand this beer will now be available in the U.S. in bottles and kegs (50L).

Appearance is a cloudy brown, with more apparent unfiltered yeast than Franziskaner dunkel. The smell is overwhelmingly caramel with some banana esters. Taste is very smooth with predominant flavors of caramel, clove and banana. This is one of my favorite styles and I would routinely keep kegs of this dunkelweiss in my beer cooler as soon as it is available.

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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.

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Surprisingly clear, light coppery body covered with thick, long lasting nearly white head that sticks to walls before finally fades out to a soapy film. The nose starts as wheat perceived as grain but as the beer warms up banana and bubblegum emerge, while further sniffing reveals apple-like fruitiness and clove phenols. The beer is sweet on the palate with malted wheat and some bread crust flavor probably derived from melanoidin-rich (Vienna or Munich) malt and ends with very low hoppy bitterness. However, the flavor is rather simplistic and poorly represents the style. Effervescent and initially very airy and light on the palate due to exceedingly high carbonation, the beer becomes creamy and fluffy later on due to the wheaty texture. (500 ml, best before 18. August 2011, into tulip).

In short: A rather bland representative of the style. Although a self-proclaimed king (König) nothing is royal in this one.

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König Ludwig Weissbier Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.