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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

741 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 31
Gots: 88 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-07-2002

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Ratings: 741 | Reviews: 399
Photo of xShoWTeKx
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of squack
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JPowell712
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color. It tasted crisp and refreshing with a fruity finish. The citrus and wheat together work nicely. This would be a great beer for the warmer days.

Photo of RickyS
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ruckus232
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.81/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Who am I kidding just not a fan of Here's, but this is probably a good hefeweizen.

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sir_Jeffrey
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eddiefontaine13
4.79/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

excellent brew, nice hints of banana, smooth, low carbonation, what else to say, may i have another...

Photo of ryan33iowa
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the nicest Hefeweizens I've tried. Very intensive banana aromas and taste. Not overly carbonated, medium body. SImilar to Andechser Weissbier, Weihenstephaner and Maisel's Weisse.

Photo of abcdmichel
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer with lot of body. Interesting taste, perfect color.

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarkRaverebm
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great taste awesome brew overall excellent

Photo of PCfirefox
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of barknee
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Each bottle of this brew from my 6-pack is loaded with yeast and trub begging for gentle agitation prior to pouring. A soft hazy 20 caret gold colored brew having majestically odoriferous aromas of lemon, banana and a touch of clove make for a very enjoyable balance of flavors. The weight of this brew is slightly light for the style, though super crisp and refreshing. A touch of lip smacking sweetness begs for another mouthful. A very enjoyable well made Hefe, worthy of your interest.

Photo of c_currington
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer! A little lemon rind not over bearing very lite nice summer beer

Photo of aneczkapl
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tumblingpenguin
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smakawhat
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Opaque and classic unfiltered yellow to dingy orange at the top. Nice amounts of carbonation, capped with a classic foamy slightly cream yellow vanilla tinged head of about three fingers. Frothy just a bit as it settles, with virtually no lacing. Pretty solid looking hefe.

Straight forward aroma and solid as well. Real nice wheat subtleties, but also a good creamy milk sweetness, hints of clove as well. Real neat cream smelling angle on this, with a sense of light body perhaps coming.

Boy I can't seem to kick that cream either on the palate. Really great washing coating palate of milk and vanilla. Spiced finish and mid palate that fills almost hop forward with a bit of bitter kick. Decent malt body with a hint of chew but a real nice controlled sweetness to match.

Seems to let go of real high banana and bubblegum esters, and stays away from chewy texture. Has a real great sense of controlled creamy light sweetness and spice though unlike other hefes though. Real interesting brew.

Photo of BcCraft710
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance

light yellow with an orange tint, cloudy as expected. good head retention, decent lacing

Smell

perfumy, estery, sweet, bananas and a slight detection of cloves comes to mind. also bubble gum and caramel malt in there

Taste

slight caramel malt, hardly any hops detectable, finishes with banana flavor. very pleasant

Mouthfeel

This was the best part about the beer. light, creamy, smooth, bready/biscuity, low carbonation.

Overall

this beer exceeded my expectations. very drinkable, very delicious. I would definitely buy it again.

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König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
87 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.