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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
86
very good

722 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 28
Gots: 73 | 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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4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
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 +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tumblingpenguin
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smakawhat
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

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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3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bonifeks
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsh420
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HamdenHector
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy; pale gold; a 2 finger pillowy white head that receded to a thick collar; no lacing;

S: clove is most prominent, but banana is also clearly there; a little breadiness is in the background;

T: mild wheat up front; clove and banana come in mid-palate; clove is predominant; bubble gum is noticeable on the finish;

M: light bodied; effervescent, but on the low side;

O: nice, but there are better options;

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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Jkharris200634
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Kyboy17
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Italiano86
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Purpcaper
5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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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 722 ratings.