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

Not Rated.
König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen)König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

714 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 714
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 26
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG visit their website

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 714 | Reviews: 388 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of hydroplaner
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of elwoodjblues
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Leuven
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of RepMichigan
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of jdhchi
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Noodle22
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Garlicjosh
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Purpcaper
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of BobLuvBeer
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured with good amounts of sediment and a full, long lasting head. Served with a lemon.
Very smooth and gentle on the tongue. Not bitter, an excellent wheat flavor. Just a slightly citrus flavor. Has a crispness in the aftertaste, which lingers and pulls the remaining flavors through the taste buds. This is possibly the best Hefe Weisse I have experienced. Multiple purchases of this beer have yielded the same results.

Photo of wages
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance - 5/5 - It pours a straw color with only the faintest haze and a 2 finger white head that maintains at a half finger. LOTS of bubbles. Leaves oodles of Belgian lace.

smell - 5/5 - Lots of sweet banana aroma.

taste - 5/5 - Really wonderful wheat/banana flavor without being overpowering as I find most hefes.

mouthfeel - 5/5 - Highly carbonated which really makes the esters shine. Also has a creamy texture.

overall - 5/5 - A truly mind-blowing experience for me. I'm just not used to traditional hefe-weizen that tastes so well balanced. If you can't tell, I don't normally drink wheat beer, but this one is a pleasant surprise. I just realized I gave this five stars, something I've not done until this beer. I really can not imagine a better example of this style.

Photo of KingStefaner
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of onlyliberty
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of BrewVet
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Zybqotron
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Crispy27
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Bundesbarber
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of oesarth
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

out of a clean tap - perfection
out of the bottle - not bad

i've had many literjons of this, both tap and bottle. out of the tap, the only hefe i like as much is ayinger. do yourself a favor and get this tattooed on your gf before you even try it. if you don't believe in tattooing, just get a sticker and put it on her car without asking her

Photo of JonWath
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of nem2006
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

Color is an extremely hazy yellow/gold. Had a little head which faded fast.

The smell is citrusy with a little spice in there. Smells of almost lemons or oranges. Definitely the product of the wheat.

Taste is light, powerful and refreshing. Catching hints of the citrus flavor. Almost no bitterness from the hops at the end. Extremely smooth.

I am a big fan of this beer. Extremely drinkable and refreshing.

Photo of jverizon23
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Best by date of 08.15.14.
Poured from a pint bottle into a weizen glass on 03.25.14.

A: Straw yellow. Yeast at top. 1/4 finger head.

S: Lemon, wheat, clove.

T: Lemon dominates. Orange, wheat are there too. Banana, sweet clove are more subtle.

M: Creamy smooth.

O: This had a very sweet aftertaste, which I liked. The flavors were strong too, compared to more watery hefs. This seemed like a cross between a Paulaner and an Ayinger. It had the orange of a Paulaner and the lemon of the Ayinger. I would put this into rotation if I could find it easily.

Rating: A

Photo of rogurd
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of k3ve
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

very tasty wheetbeer!

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
86 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.