König Ludwig Weissbier Dunkel - Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
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4.58/5 rDev +18.7%
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.
06-05-2013 00:35:42 | More by wattoclone
4.44/5 rDev +15%
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.
06-25-2014 19:07:57 | More by beerdrifter
2.45/5 rDev -36.5%
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.
04-11-2011 00:25:51 | More by crnipeter
District of Columbia
3.35/5 rDev -13.2%
A: Dark chestnut color with a fluffy head that settles slowly.
S: Aroma of caramel, citrus and banana, background of caramel.
T: Sweetish and malty, but a slight sour finish.
M: medium body, somewhat lighter than expected.
D: Easy to quaff and reasonable dark wheat beer.
01-03-2010 22:30:42 | More by Travlr
3.76/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
04-24-2014 02:23:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.2/5 rDev -43%
Got this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.
From a bottle into a weizen glass.
APPEARANCE: Pours a super large 3+ finger thinner off-white head. No real carbonation evident. Colour is a lighter brown, perhaps sienna or russet. Actually poured relatively clear for a dunkelweizen, then quickly turned cloudy after a few seconds. Head quickly dissipates into a film cap, which stays the entire time, and leaves some good lacing down the glass.
SMELL: Wheat malt and bit of sweet caramel and toffee. OK, but there's also something a little foul there that I can't put my finger on. Smelly shoes or something along those lines. Not a fan.
TASTE: Wheat malt and not much else. A sweet caramel malt aftertaste lingers pretty long and is not all that pleasant. Pretty one dimensional and boring.
PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy smooth going down and finishes very sticky, really coating the mouth completely. A bit too sticky for me, but some might enjoy that kind of extreme.
OVERALL: Looks good and feels alright, but everything else was at least disappointing and maybe even a little off. Not all that enjoyable, which made it not very drinkable either. There are definitely much better examples out there. Pass.
02-09-2009 17:42:33 | More by Jeffo
4.18/5 rDev +8.3%
Pours a very dark chestnut almost black with very good dark white head
smells of caramel and malt some nuts and characteristic banana also evident pretty good true to style
Yep tastes just like it
Medium carbonation leavees no coating aftertaste and goes down well
I can drink this!
07-28-2009 20:30:35 | More by DerBayer
König Ludwig Weissbier Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
86 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.