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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

703 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 703
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 25
Gots: 62 | 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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4.3/5  rDev +12%
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!

Todd, Jul 07, 2002
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Appearance:
Golden color, very cloudy. Good amount of carbonation rising. Nice frothy head.

Aroma:
Lots of pear in the aroma, I get some aporcot and a little banana. Some spices. Deep bready malt.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Deep fruity character up front, mostly pears, I get some aporcot and bananas with some touch of lemon. There some spices, nutmeg and cloves. Deep malt character, sweet, bready, doughy. Finish is dry, a little tart, yeasty. Body is chewy, a little creamy, crisp, refreshing, smooth, dry.

Overall:
It's a very nice Hefeweizen.

mjurney, Oct 27, 2014
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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

WAbeerfiend, Sep 26, 2014
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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 703 ratings.