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:
202
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 202 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of seanyfo
3.09/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

50cl bottle poured into an Erdinger Weizen glass

A- 3 finger creamy head with good retention, nice brussels lacing. Dark mahogany brown body.

S- Slight chocolateyness, nutty, a bit of fresh, a subtle hint of roasted malt? that cant be right.

T- A light chocolate creaminess. There is definitely a light roasted maltiness to it. Otherwise, its pretty clean, , not much finish.

M- Light mouthfeel, touch watery, medium to high carbonation

D- a bit of a sub-par/average Dunkel for me, not enough chocolately notes and a bit thin on the ground. Erdinger dunkel beats this easy!

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Photo of JustCamIt
3.09/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had 0.3L on draft at a hotel bar in Berlin. Arrived with a thick head atop a dark coffee colored body in a branded stein. Taste of roasted malt and faint cocoa. Easy to drink.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found this at the Tap Room in Lawrence, KS. Pours a translucent black/brown. Looks a bit glossy. Head is a bit small for this style. yet it does look nice; slightly off brown and soapy.
Aroma of roasted bread (?) and some dried apricot, but not real fruity. slightly carbonated.
Taste is clean. Roasted malt and bread, with touches of lemon zest and corriander. Starts to taste like a Wit, but shuts down at a nice pilsner feel.
Good brew. nice for a hot/hummid night. Wish I drank it colder.

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Photo of Lukass
3.22/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackVeg
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Arborescence
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kirian
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of wvsabbath
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of jmhart
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
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 jbro434
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice deep brown with a decent off white head that faded quickly with decent lacing. Malty and slightly sweet, nothing in the upfront taste to offend. Mouthfeel was pretty much the same with hints of chocolate, a bit thin. Finish was bitersweet chocolate nothing overpowering, nothing to make it very memorable either. All in all, a decent beer for the type and nothing I would turn down or try again if given the chance.

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Photo of SCproUA
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Douberd
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Long neck brown bottle, 330 ml, bought in Germany. Poured into a lager glass at home. ABV 5,1%.

Dark brown colour on the body, with lots of activity in it. Two fingers of off-white, creamy head with good retention.. After a bit most of the foam disappears, becoming a thick film covering the beer's surface.
Very nice aroma of roasted malts, along with some chocolate.
Taste follos the nose. Roasted malts, some caramel too now and the chocolate flavour more obvious on the finish, giving this beer a nice bitter aftertaste.
Thin to medium on the body, light carbonation and a long dry finish.
Overall a good session dunkel.

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Photo of rarbring
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear brown red hinted brew, a tan head with little lacing but some curtains.

Smelling caramel, bread and some soy sauce.

Sweet brown bread, caramel, dried red fruits, honey. Some bitter (rye) bread crust.

Little carbonation, soft and smooth, a small body, a slightly dry finish.

A light rather airy beer, with a short impression.

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Photo of Lucas_Druid
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
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 SStein
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of engisch
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours weird. It has a carmel brown color, but it pours with a thick head and has bubbles that coat the inside of the glass. The smell and aroma is nothing special and is of sweet malts.

The taste is that of a typical dunkel style. It's a good balanced beer. It has nice lacing all the way down to the last sip.

Overall, if you are looking for a decent beer, this is a safe tastey dunkel.

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Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TheBrk
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of EdelweissDad
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

König Ludwig Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
3.71 out of 5 based on 202 ratings.
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