König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) - Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
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3.51/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
06-09-2014 09:56:15 | More by SmashPants
3.91/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
06-06-2014 09:19:24 | More by chogm54
3.13/5 rDev -18.3%
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
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.
06-02-2014 13:59:33 | More by Ozzylizard
5/5 rDev +30.5%
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
05-11-2014 19:28:21 | More by oesarth
4/5 rDev +4.4%
Very accessible in Columbus, OH. Picked this bottle up as a suggestion from Crafted Drafts in New Albany.
A: straw color with noticeable foam head
S: bananas, cloves, wheat; good summer beer
T: follows the nose; hides the alcohol very well
M: smooth and drinkable; minimal bitterness
O: while Hefeweizen's aren't my go-to variety, this is one of my favorites of its type
03-22-2014 23:13:29 | More by Swettenham_Shire
König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
86 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.