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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

647 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 647
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 19
Gots: 30 | 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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5/5  rDev +30.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2003 10:16:03 | More by BobLuvBeer
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5/5  rDev +30.9%
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.

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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

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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.

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06-25-2008 16:42:49 | More by nem2006
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An amazing Hefe. Pours out to a banana yellow color with a large head of dense white foam, which had good retention. Bubbles race toward the top, indicating higher carbonation. Nice. Aromas of bananas, fresh, light malts, sweet grain, a touch of spice and yeast. Taste was exceptional; smooth, quaffable, mellow, refreshing. A true Hefe Weizen. Flavors of bananas, light spice, dry malt, a touch of sweet sugar cane, hints of flowery hops. Mouthfeel was light, refreshing and bubbly. The perfect companion for a warm afternoon. Drinkability is exceptional. At 5.5% ABV, this is a summer sessioner's dream come true. Highly recommended. World Class.

Serving type: bottle

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Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: The body was cloudy and had a cool, golden yellow color with visible carbonation. Its head is thick, creamy and bright white in color. It slowly fades to a thin cap that hangs on till the last sip and leaves nice lace on the glass.

Smell: There is an inviting aroma of wheat, clove, fruity yeast and banana.

Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor has a good wheat malt base with fruity yeast that has notes of banana. Mellow herbal hops, spicy clove and a touch of lemon round out the flavor on a smooth creamy palate with a medium body and lively carbonation. It finishes somewhat dry with some lingering wheat and dry earthy tones.

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First, I could drink this beer all night...

Color is pale yellow.

Smell: Smell is intense fruity with some light floral smell.

Taste: Sweet, just like a weissbeer should be, very nice. Love it... can't stop drinking!!

Mouthfeel: This is very refreshing and in mouth, the beer is sweet. Love it!

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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 647 ratings.