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

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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

597 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 597
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%


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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml brown bottle with no freshness date, a little blurb about the beer on the back label. Decent lace for the style with some sporadic stickage, even cloudiness within the pale golden brew.

Light but sharp twang of wheat, soft spiciness and faint yeast in the aroma.

The mouth feel is structured very well with a deeply textured carbonation that provides a stellar crispness in the moderate body. Big bursting juicy wheat malt flavours, lots of grain in the mouth and so in a dry way. Quick cut into the palate with some clove spiciness, very mild alcohol character other than the light warming. Yeastiness is earthy and mineral like and adds a needed harshness to the palate for balance. Dry finish with a clean lingering grain.

A good solid German wheat beer, give this one a go especially if you are into really dry wheat beers. I’ll be going back to this one on occasion.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2002 18:34:19 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 11.2oz brown bottle. Freshness date on the back label.

Appearance: Very cloudy pale golden beer with a white foam head that settles to a creamy lace.

Smell: Lemony citric, light malty aroma and hints of clove and yeast.

Taste: Extremely smooth and creamy on the palate with an even, sweet malt character. It broken by a soft lemon bitterness that strikes the palate with some backing carbonation fizz and settles back into the malt. Banana and thin notes of clove and other herbals fold into the sweet malt which makes a second round with a touch of sweet caramel. A little dry, bitty and oily in the finish.

Notes: A very flavourful hefeweizen beer (especially if you leave 1/4 in the bottle, swirl and pour into your glass -- yeast is good). Balanced, complex, traditional and quite the authentic beer. A world class beer in my beer book.

Thanks to Warsteiner for the sample!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2002 08:56:45 | More by Todd
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A: straw color with noticeable foam head
S: bananas, cloves, wheat; good summer beer
T: follows the nose; hides the alcohol very well
M: smooth and drinkable; minimal bitterness
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König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
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