König Ludwig Dunkel | Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
Germany
koenig-ludwig-brauerei.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
201
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by Theicon44:
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

KLD (Konig Ludwig Dunkel is just too much to type...) is typical of dark wheat beer, but certainly better than most in all respects. It's taste hints of caramel, molasses and honey but neither flavor is overpowering, nor do they detract from KLD's surprisingly easy drinkability. I first tried it in the tourist town of Rudisheim on the Rhine river. I was immediately impressed with the beer's taste - far and away the best dunkelweiss I have ever had - but was later even more impressed at how un-filling and light KLD was for a typically heavy style of beer. I'm sure the calorie count doesn't reflect this, however, even if they do go down like a domestic light.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Lucas_Druid
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought in a half-litre bottle. Pretty good Dunkel. It has a very rich roasted flavour, and is easy to drink, with a nice burnt aftertaste. A good example of a Munich Dunkel.

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Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of RickyS
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrianCuoz
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jmhart
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap with dinner in Aachen.

A- Came out a DARK brown with a white head that faded into nearly nothing. It didn't appear as thick as I would have assumed.

S- Rich roasted malt flavors: caramel, prunes, a little nutty.

T- A kind of surprising sweetness hits first, a little sweeter than others I had on my trip. Underneath the flavor were some nice stewed dark fruits like prunes/raisins. Caramel and nuts complemented the fruit. If anything, the sweetness kind of covered up the other flavors.

M- Relative to the style, it was pretty light bodied without much carbonation or bite. Overall, I felt the mouthfeel was lacking.

D- The sweetness was a bit much for being so light bodied which made it a little difficult to finish.

Overall, not the best dunkel I had while touring Germany. It was nice to broaden my experience with the style, but I would be unlikely to purchase this again.

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Photo of k47k
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pizzadave
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of OlaB
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: dark brown color, clear, gives of a two fingertip high top of head that disolves quickly. Some lacings on the side of the glass.

S: bready, roasted malts is the main aroma , some hints of cofee and caramel.

T&F: much as it's aroma. Roasted malts,breads and caramel,a sweet taste over this dunkel. Some good balanced hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Actually very drinkable this beer but tought I think is a little to light for a dark beer.

O:a good and enjoyable dunkel, did not set the world on fire,but I enjoyed it. Very easy drinkable.i would trie it again if I get the chance.

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Photo of IamMattMoses
2.65/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A Carmel light brown muggy look with a slight fizz, smells bready slighted sweet and smoky. Taste malty sweet banana clove spice. Mouth feel is smooth not heavy and not too lights slightly refreshing. Has a throaty hit I cannot describe. Very drinkable without being to filling.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of esad919
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keefykeith
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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König Ludwig Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
3.72 out of 5 based on 201 ratings.
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