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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

644 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 644
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 19
Gots: 29 | 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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jkpyrope

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this hefe both straight from the bottle and from a weizen glass.

Pours pale yellow, rests a pleasant gold in the glass with a light 1cm or so head.

Taking a whiff brings in yeasty aromas, along with slight hints of fruit (banana) and cloves.

A very smooth drinker. Tastes go along with the nose. Wheat, more pronounced banana flavor. Pleasantly sweet aftertaste that likes to hang around. No noticeable hops to speak of. While smooth, this hefe is thicker than one might believe based on looks. Carbonation is light, which allows easy drinking.

This is a very nice example of how a hefe-weizen should be, and is my go-to for this type.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 03:33:00 | More by jkpyrope
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DGD

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

06-11-2014 20:54:51 | More by DGD
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oddly, I picked this up in Greensburg, PA.

Pours much darker than I would expect for the style. Nose is airy bubble gum with strong yeast tones. Mild clove. Nothing too showy or out there; just a really excellent example of a hefeweizen in that it is just well executed.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 20:58:55 | More by RblWthACoz
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SmashPants

Australia

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: a tall and slender light brown embossed bottle with a pretty tacky old-school Germanic label.

Appearance: poured into a tulip glass. A cloudy light yellow-amber colour with fine carbonation across the profile. A wonderfully thick white head pops up to three fingers and settles to a creamy one. Thick lacing around the entire glass. Looks as good as it gets for a hef.

Aroma: quite strong aromas of wheat, banana and cloves. Not much more than that, but the traditional hefeweizen comes through clean and clear.

Taste: quite demure in the mouth, which was a pity after the nose. Still the same flavours, but dominated more by the banana. I wish there was a touch more wheat fug.

Aftertaste: the banana drops away a bit to be replaced by a touch more of the cloves and wheat, but not quite enough.

Mouth feel: quite a full body with a lower-to-moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to put away.

Overall: a decent Gernal hefeweizen everywhere wear it counts - the flavour was a bit demure for my liking. Still, a decent hef for a decent price (for a German high-end) at AU$90 a case.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 09:56:15 | More by SmashPants
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chogm54

Australia

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

BB date just past (31 May). 330mL bottle poured into hefe glass.

A - Pale orange/yellow, slightly cloudy (no sediments), pours respectable 1cm creamy head that fades into a nice 5mm white lacing

S - lot going on, herby (basil and clove) wheaty odour, nice citrus (mandarin) kick, and a maple syrup like sweetness

T - Sweet, but not too much, bready wheat taste with lemon and banana. Long, tarty sweet aftertaste

A - Low carbonation, oily texture, slightly thin body.

O - nice not overtly sweet weissbeer, but the feel let it down a tad. I would be very interested to try this on tap. One of the better ones available.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 09:19:24 | More by chogm54
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330 mL bottle $ 1.69 at Lager Mill
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into hand washed and dried weizen glass
Aroma of yeast and fruity aromatics
Head small (2 cm), white, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing none
Body medium yellow, very cloudy
Taste is sweet with little flavor to back up the aroma, does not last; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate is light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

This is a nearly flavorless hefeweizen which smells OK, but lacks flavor. The price is appropriate.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 13:59:33 | More by Ozzylizard
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Guden

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-01-2014 16:42:57 | More by Guden
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -21.5%

05-31-2014 17:29:09 | More by KevMo84
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kojevergas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-27-2014 08:33:30 | More by kojevergas
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-24-2014 22:51:37 | More by Latarnik
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-22-2014 20:29:40 | More by Falcone
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Kerne

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-20-2014 23:35:57 | More by Kerne
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Aisha

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-19-2014 00:38:53 | More by Aisha
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

05-18-2014 20:47:37 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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coopdog1000

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-12-2014 21:22:11 | More by coopdog1000
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oesarth

Virginia

5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2014 19:28:21 | More by oesarth
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tomrom

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-10-2014 16:44:49 | More by tomrom
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caustin90


4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-10-2014 04:13:53 | More by caustin90
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-30-2014 22:49:37 | More by Durandal_777
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wieshefe17

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-30-2014 03:48:19 | More by wieshefe17
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doc17325

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2014 21:43:10 | More by doc17325
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FrankHashimoto

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-17-2014 02:31:51 | More by FrankHashimoto
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aProtagonist

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-13-2014 22:01:41 | More by aProtagonist
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BodiesLexus

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-05-2014 21:46:20 | More by BodiesLexus
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-27-2014 01:10:09 | More by DrFunkenstein
König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
86 out of 100 based on 644 ratings.