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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

642 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 379
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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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
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 23:13:29 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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RazorX67

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-12-2014 02:02:01 | More by RazorX67
König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
86 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.