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König Ludwig Weissbier Hell | Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG

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BA SCORE
86
very good
27 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
168
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
27.2%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
49
For Trade:
0
König Ludwig Weissbier HellKönig Ludwig Weissbier Hell
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Hoppsbabo on 03-23-2012

User Reviews
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 168
Reviews by HopAlongG:
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Why this doesn't rank higher confounds me. Added to an evening line-up of Weihenstepahaner, Ayinger, Kellerweisss...it holds its own if not betters some of the others. Ayinger hef is king for me but Konig and Kellerweiss rival it on all fronts. Summertime...and the livin's easy as long as these 4 hefs are at arm's length. Less of the bubblegum taste that the world's #1 ranked hef has IMNSHO. Franziskaner is no slouch, and Paulaner is just as good....but Konig is just plain delicious.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of davemarc87
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jason
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Look: Hazed muddle yellow, beautiful bubbly lace

Smell: Fresh bread, faint banana peel, mild spice, nutty yeast, dragonfruit, doughy

Taste: Smooth, crisp bite, clean graininess, mild banana pith, vague spice, yeast, chalky, dried grass, modest hopping, finishes dry

Very good, a bit too clean for my liking ... expected a bit more of the banana and clove but without those two pushing harder it is still a very drinkable brew.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Typical German weisse, not my prefered style

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Photo of ant1
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of RickyS
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ksilver2
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonmikel
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of DiUr
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of seavercm
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mcthfg
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcubz
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of HugoG
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of UPBrewer92
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

A: yellow, a little bit cloudy, massive head (had to stop mid pour to let it settle before I could finish pouring, and it wasn't at all an aggressive pour), lots of visible carbonation.

S: yeast and pear

T: Mild and sweet, almost like drinking apple juice with a gentle kick. I don't really taste bananas and cloves like I'd expect, but I do taste bubblegum.

F: crisp, slightly chalky.

Very nice.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of antott0523
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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König Ludwig Weissbier Hell from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.