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

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König Ludwig Weissbier DunkelKönig Ludwig Weissbier Dunkel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jeffo on 02-09-2009)
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.2/5  rDev -42.9%

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
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crnipeter

Slovenia

2.45/5  rDev -36.4%

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
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Cleaver35

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

01-11-2014 20:20:15 | More by Cleaver35
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Travlr

District of Columbia

3.35/5  rDev -13%

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
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-18-2013 09:23:39 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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mjh0527

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-09-2013 01:01:50 | More by mjh0527
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kojevergas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-27-2014 08:33:41 | More by kojevergas
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-13-2014 22:37:31 | More by rolltide8425
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-24-2011 08:38:58 | More by jophish17
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stevoj

Germany

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%

Poured into weizen glass, thick sustained fluffy head. Orange copper color with more than ample carbonation. Sharp, fruity taste with no bitterness. Tastes more like a weizen than a dunkel....small amount of sediment at the bottom of the bottle, but i "swished" it german style and poured into the glass. A good example of true Bavarian weizen...

01-18-2012 20:12:56 | More by stevoj
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parintele

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-01-2014 19:31:58 | More by parintele
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NatsnSkinsDC

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-03-2013 01:50:57 | More by NatsnSkinsDC
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RoyFokker

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-10-2014 02:39:39 | More by RoyFokker
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GhostPants

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-02-2013 20:18:02 | More by GhostPants
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-27-2013 11:43:47 | More by jrohrbacher
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-12-2014 21:35:27 | More by Mikeypnh
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-31-2013 04:12:56 | More by CoryR
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-05-2013 16:56:12 | More by dcmchew
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-18-2014 01:08:15 | More by soxandbeer
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brandon911

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-06-2014 10:09:59 | More by brandon911
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-05-2013 18:42:28 | More by BeerForMuscle
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

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
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

A: Pours all massive beige, compact head which settles after a while as the murky brown liquid rises. Lovely lacings.

S: The ripe bananas are overwhelming. Spices and yeast. Cloves. Bready.

T: A little bit milder than the smell. The bananas are there, still very ripe and very sweet, the breadyness is still there, while the yeast is lighter as well as the spices. Bitter hops are present - I can't find that at all in the smell.

M: Body is medium and very smooth, almost creamy. Carbonation is un-offensively rich while the lingering aftertaste is both sweet and bitter.

O: A Dunkelweizen that is kind of mild but yet still quite complex.

07-24-2013 14:54:59 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-25-2014 01:07:08 | More by Keith_R
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straightlambic

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-01-2014 16:21:02 | More by straightlambic
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König Ludwig Weissbier Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
86 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.