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König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) - Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG

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König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen)König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

642 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 19
Gots: 29 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-07-2002)
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a barely hazy yellow with a 1/2 inch head and lasting lace. The aroma is of lemons with grass and just a hint of banana. The flavor leads with lemons followed through with banana and dough notes. Not the banana flavor of some hefes but still good. It's mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Konig Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) is a good beer, light and refreshing. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 20:35:06 | More by B967ierhunter177
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A: Cloudy, slightly murky dark straw, yet pale in overall look. Nice pillowy off-white head.

S: Immediate banana, then doughy yeast. Sweet bread notes.

T: Minerally banana. Midtaste sweet notes of bread and yeast (slightest hint of bubble gum but it subsides fast). Lots of wheat on the back end, kind of finishes dry too. Slightest floral after taste, some spice from clove and hops.

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König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
86 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.