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

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very good

635 Ratings

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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 18
Gots: 26 | 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)
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-03-2012 22:36:08 | More by BearsDitkaBears
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-10-2013 00:12:38 | More by PStriedl
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Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-25-2012 14:55:17 | More by Tarks
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3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The color was light cloudy transluscent gold. The small bubbled head was okay. The aroma was grassy, metallic, and spicey with some floral bouquet. The taste was mediciney and citrusy ( orange peels and hints of lemon) and slightly sweet. The finish was dry, mediciney and metallic. Even though this review is lacking in positive adjectives and modifiers I did like this beer even though I am not a wheat beer fan.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2004 20:50:27 | More by genaro
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4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown glass generic longneck bottle, black/red/blue/gold on yellow label

Appearance: cloudy golden color, very big off-white head, very good lacing

Smell: wheat, spiciness, lemon, yeast

Taste: medium body, crisp mouth feel, wheat, some lemon, banana, clove, yeast

Notes: very good hefe

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2005 13:46:00 | More by BeerBeing
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-22-2011 04:43:44 | More by RepMichigan
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

09-20-2013 23:26:42 | More by soupieman
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-30-2013 05:51:14 | More by Ianleesrivette
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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After pouring there was little head that immediately dissipated. Nice and cloudy and a good hefe aroma was apparent. This didn't last long after the pour and there was very little persistent aroma for the duration other than a hint of banana. Taste was excellent with good strong banana and malt which I love and a enough clove to balance. Hardly any hop character at all which means little bitterness. The length of flavour is short but I think this might be characteristic of helles hefes with their up front yeast flavours. This bloke has a medium body, crisp mouthfeel that's typical of style but a bit dry. Its a pity its so bloody expensive because I'd have this every night.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 11:19:34 | More by rjimlad
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-30-2014 03:48:19 | More by wieshefe17
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3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - had a clean white 2 finger thick head that left random lacing on my weizen glass, brew was a hazy honey color

Smell - earthy grass-like aromas, slight hint at citrus and banana

Taste - full flavor, fruity & clove aftertaste

Mouthfeel - medium body, with nice carbonation

Drinnkability - easy to drink, good hefe, refreshing

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2008 17:40:49 | More by SaltyLime
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-23-2012 00:10:24 | More by Blind
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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't know..maybe I am just not too big on weiss beers at the moment. I think I am getting slightly bored with them. There was a time I really appreciated them and looked forward to having one. Those days are few now. This is a typical wheat beer. The cloves, bananas, smoke flavor. It is ok just nothing different than your typical weiss. I would rather a Hoegarden anyday. Plain and bland.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2003 06:41:31 | More by Jdiddy
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-19-2013 16:54:25 | More by vegasmac99
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2008 16:42:49 | More by nem2006
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-16-2014 03:07:47 | More by Jeffwildcat
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3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

After pouring a pale yellow with little head, the smell of fresh bread and esters filled my nose. Its cloudiness is typical of the type.

The flavor bounced around from a spicy, light clove taste to green bananas. Sweet, but not cloyingly, sweet with a blast of tartness at the end.

Even with it's effervescence , the mouthfeel was surprisingly thick, I assume it's from the sweetness. This beer is refreshing and went down quite well. It would be perfect with a grilled white fish.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2004 02:45:21 | More by Guinness4me
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-29-2013 21:09:26 | More by Extol
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-11-2013 20:24:00 | More by Edgerrin32
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Tampa's Oktoberfest 2011.

A: cloudy amber color with opaque characteristics. Big head that dissipated slowly. Small lacing present.

S: faint yeasty aroma along with banana clove and tones of citrus.

T: hoppy character at first followed by lots of wheat in the taste with touches of banana bread, citrus and some sweetness towards the end.

M: very drinkable, medium body, medium carbonation.

O: a good representation of the style, this is a very standard Hefe that should be enjoyed by most.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2011 05:24:03 | More by olimpia84
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-04-2012 21:51:09 | More by Vandelayindustri
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An overall good Hefeweizen.

Only the slight banana smell associated with many German wheat bier's. Also a slight medicinal smell. No clove or other fruits distinguishable.

A nice head pours but is relatively quick to disapate. Carbonation is a little on the low side, but only just.

Very smooth to drink and moderately priced for the experience.


Serving type: bottle

07-20-2003 21:23:22 | More by BierManVA
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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is cloudy gold, as noted for on the bottle and for the style. Huge three-finger head to start and a little retains well after the pour (Note: I swirled the last inch or so of this beer to get the yeast as recommended by past reviews).

Very nice wheat smell with a hint of citrus.

The taste is very nice, a little milder spiciness than I expected but very pleasant. Good malty taste at the end.

A surprisingly active mouthfeel. The carbonation covered some of the nice taste but not too much.

I find this beer very drinkable anytime. Would be great in the spring if I had a few of these. Might still be a bit heavy for the hot summer but they have Witbiers for that.

I've been trying to expose myself to more overseas beers with one of those 'Beers of the World' packs. This is easily the best I've had from it so far.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2004 05:12:42 | More by DPMomutant
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-13-2012 21:42:34 | More by PopGun
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2013 21:20:36 | More by Hopmeplease
König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
86 out of 100 based on 635 ratings.