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

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BA SCORE
3.73/5
Good
208 Ratings
König Ludwig DunkelKönig Ludwig Dunkel
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,240
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
208
pDev:
11.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of BaileyMitch
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emwilke
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of zaraspook
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed this one. Very smooth dunkel.

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Photo of IamMattMoses
2.65/5  rDev -29%
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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Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On the "1001" and on my list to buy again.

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Photo of FZR23
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OlaB
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
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 Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of windowside
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucas_Druid
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
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 pizzadave
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbrown
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jesseejames
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out of the bottle an almost red light brown color. Its head is surprisingly large bubbles that dissipate rather quickly. It has a slightly roasting malt aroma. It has a rather nice malty taste with a nice balance of hops. A bit light for a dark beer. Had a light mouth with a slightly hops aftertaste. A nice beer for an afternoon thirst quencher.

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Photo of np_wizard
4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PGVG
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcCraft710
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, Red-tinged brown beer, beige head. Nose is malty, bready, some caramel in there, toasty-burned notes. Flavor is toasty malt, sweetness, some burned bitterness in the dry finish.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

At the beer garden below Ludwig's castle (Neuschwanstein).
Dark, check. Smells like beer, check. Malt forward, easy drinking, check. Decent but forgettable, check.

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Photo of SportsGuy33
2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of k47k
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of der_meister
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of damndirtyape
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Nirwana Indian restaurant in Berlin, Germany. Served in a branded 0.5l glass mug/stein.

Appearance: Clear brown to dark amber. Initial 1/4" thick off white foam died back to a thin skin and plenty of thick strands of lacing.

Smell: Not much of an aroma, even with a swirl. Some occasional hints of toasted malt sweetness.

Taste: Nicely malty - full of malt flavor with sweetness and toasted malt. Some noble hops at the finish, but a beer more on the sweet side of things.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, a bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A little bit more sweet than I thought it would be - could have stood a bit more German noble hops to balance out the maltiness. Did go nicely with Indian food though. A half liter was more than enough of this beer. Good, but not great.

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König Ludwig Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 208 ratings
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