Prinzregent Luitpold Weissbier
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #348
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #38,152
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 11.44%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
42
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Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  3
SCORE
83
Good
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elnachooo from Spain

3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cerveza de cuerpo medio y carbonatación media. Del aroma se percibe el plátano, clavo de olor y la malta. En boca es dulce, nuevamente predomina el plátano, además de malta y levadura. Dulce, un poco acuosa.

Dec 08, 2018
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours two fingers of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is banana and spice.
The taste is mild banana and malt sweet, with a little lemon bitterness.
The texture is fairly crisp and fizzy.
Not too bad.

Apr 09, 2016
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Samp01 from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma and taste is of citrus, lemon, yeast, some wheat and grass and mild banana notes as well. A light to medium body, crisp with moderate carbonation on the palate. A sweet citrus, lemon flavor on the finish with some yeast, wheat and grass notes on the end. Overall a solid, crisp and pleasant drinking session brew.

Sep 26, 2014
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a nice looking hazy yellow color. The head what fluffy and white. The lacing wasn't too bad. The smell of the beer was mostly of banana, yeast, and some clove. The flavor was smooth and bready. The mouthfeel was also smooth and refreshing. Overall it's not a bad hefeweizen and worth trying.

Jun 22, 2011
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clayphilly from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wheat beer with subtle, dry, but altogether smooth taste. No real strong hints of any fruits or citrus, which takes away from the taste a little. A straight and true man's wheat beer.

Notes:
-500ml bottle
-Under the name Ludwig Weissbier Hell
-Drank in Oviedo, Spain 2011

Apr 13, 2011
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chickenflea from Florida

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Review stolen from Marsiblursi because I agree with it perfectly) Pours hazy yellow golden with a creamy head. The aroma is of doughy white bread, lots of banana esters, light clove, light pepper, wheat and flowers. The flavour is light sweet and light bitter with a fantastic crisp and full carbonation. Tones of wheat, dough, light grass/flowers, light clove, light banana. The mouthfeel is round and smooth. Tiny acidic and dry finish. Medium bodied.

Apr 02, 2011
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soju6 from Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer had a hazy light golden color with a good head and good carbonation. It had a nice fresh grain aroma. The taste was refreshing with a crisp slightly bitter finish. The feel was light but seemed balanced. This was an enjoyable beer. Not really a fan of Wheat beers but a nice change from all the pilsners.

Apr 18, 2010
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The 50 cl brown bottle is long-necked. The label is Yellow with a coat of arms; I'm guessing a royal one from somewhere in Bavaria. Looks pretty nice.

A: The pour is murky pale orange with an enormous creamy white head that slowly dissipates.

S: A bit faint smell. There is wheat, ripe bananas and citric notes (mostly oranges).

T: There is some yeast up front but soon it settles and then there is nice wheat and sweet ripe bananas. Nicely balanced. A faint spicyness is noticable as well.

M: The aftertaste is rather short and holds a dryness. The body is light to medium and the carbonation is rich with lots and lots of small bubbles.

D: The taste is nice and it really quenches ones thirst - just like a Hefeweizen should.

Feb 08, 2010
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Travlr from District of Columbia

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep golden yellow color with a fluffy coca-cola type head that settles slowly.
S: Aroma of grapefruit, banana and spring flowers, background of light pepper.
T: Refreshing, smooth and light, citrus flavors with hints of yeast.
M: medium to light body.
D: Easy to quaff and reasonable wheat.

Jan 03, 2010
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BillyBoysPie from Kentucky

3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at Dolce Vita in Berlin (on Lindenstraße). Into the traditional hefeweisen glass.

Dark golden, almost a slight orange to the tint. Thick inch and a half head. The yeast is thick, and a bit globby in the bottom of the glass. Not really putoffish, but it could be a little less clumped.

Overripe bananas and lemon peel. A touch of clove. A bit of a yeasty smell, but not too much - surprising for the color of and the quantity of the yeast in the glass.

Very yeasty in taste with sweet banana and a touch of lemon zest. Yeast heavy, but it's not out of style.

A more substantial hefe, but still refreshing on a warm afternoon. Went fine with cured salmon, but would be fine on its own or as a pairing with a light chicken or pork dish.

Nov 16, 2009
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jujubeast6000 from Texas

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 7/10/2008 (bottle 26Nov2008):

Pours a cloudy very very pale yellow colored body, with a creamish head, average sized, and lasting. Fresh bananay aroma, cloves, effervescent-ish. Not too strong an aroma. Has a banana taste, some cloves too, somewhat flowery. Fizzy.

Feb 18, 2009
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colts9016 from Idaho

3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden color with an orangish hue that is cloudy with a small white head.
Smell is wheat, malt, and citrus with hints of spice.
Taste: Nice wheat with a malt and citrus flavor with spices.
Overall: The beer has a creamy medium body.The finish is smooth and easy drinking.

Dec 07, 2008
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thierrynantes from France

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50cl.), tasted in 2008.

Appearance : yellow color (veiled), with white foam head.
Smell : lemon and cloves aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet, cloves and fruit flavours. wheat finish.
Drinkability : a good fruity and spicy beer in the style unfiltered wheat beer.

Jun 08, 2008
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bobsy from Canada (ON)

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint at the Abbot on the Hill. Cloudy burnished gold under a frothy white head. Pretty typical, pretty wheat beer appearance. Typical wheat beer aroma of banana and clove also. Aroma is carried through into the taste. Nicely balanced and refreshing. One to have again.

Jan 13, 2008
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Dogbrick from Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Odds and Ends Tasting II on 10/19/07: This brew is a hazy yellowish color with a medium and foamy white head that diminshes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, clove and fruit. Light-bodied with sweet grainy malt and honey flavors offset by mild spices and hops. The finish is yeasty with a light spice finish. Above average overall.

Dec 19, 2007
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kimcgolf from Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a bottle as Konig Ludwig Weissbier. Poured to a hazy lemon-yellow with a tint of orange, and a nice medium head that lingered long and left good lacing. Nose was a very pleasant and strong mix of ornages, cookie dough and clove, and the mouthfeel full and tingly. Flavor was a mild hop, again predominantly cookie dough, clove and orange, with just a hint of bubblegum at mid-glass.

A very pleasant and tasty beer with a long satisfying finish. Perfect for a hot summer day.

Oct 24, 2007
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therica from Maryland

4.65/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this in bottle several times on German trains. I wasn't expecting much but I was delightfully surprised.

It poured a nice amber with a huuuuge firm foamy frothy yellowish head, that was great tasting in itself. I nearly had to ask for a spoon. The head just stayed and stayed.

The taste was just superb-- enough hops & bitters to give it a good effect but not overwhelming. A lot of rich taste that were complex and bold, yet nothing obtrusive or out of balance.

Somewhere I have notes that I took on this beer as I was drinking it, which probably have even more specifics. I'll update this review when I unpack them.

I loved this beer enough to bribe the train snackbar-tender to give me both the bottle and the nice large glass!

Mar 28, 2006
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SERENGETI from Tanzania

4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favourite Weissbeers when in Germany. Was better before the cooperation with WARSTEINER!. Abit scratchy bitterness but enough livelyness, a major characteristic of Weissbier! good fruity flavour. Ideal on a hot summer eve in a biergarten! cheers

Mar 13, 2006
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Jredner from Florida

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lemony yellow in color with a two finger thick white head. Yeasty and spicey smelling. It is very yeasty flavor wise with the typical wheat beer mouthfeel, but I didn’t pick up on any banana flavors though there was plenty of spicey notes. The aftertaste is abrupt in the fact that there hardly is any. All the flavor is front loaded then it just ends so that fore and middle is all you get. Slightly watery due to that abrupt finish, but still very drinkable and enjoyable.

Mar 08, 2006
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JohnW from England

3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a good solid head that stuck to the tall glass for the whole of the drink, pale golden colour with the usual cloudiness, though not as dense as some. Aroma nothing to shout about, not really the usual heady smells of banana's cloves and yeast, rather muted. Taste is clean, light, refreshing, though not the depth and character of the best wheat beers from Germany, maybe slightly drier than some in the finish. I enjoyed this beer, but it is not in the same league as Schneider or Andechs to name but two.

John W
B'ham UK Feb 2006

Feb 15, 2006
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mobyfann from Ohio

3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Paid .60EUR + .08EUR glass deposit for a 500mL bottle.

*Reviewed on 25.07.2005

The beer pours a real cloudy light golden base, huge mammouth white fluffy head that needed three pours to get into the Weizen glass, excellent beer retention the whole hour and a few specs of lacing. The smell is a touch of wheat, grain, and malt.

The taste is light on wheat, lighter on the grain and malt. Refreshing aftertaste with a grainy feel. Pure smoothness in the mouth, the head retention was awesome and gave the beer a great start every time, never once it was heavy in the mouth. This is a great session beer, but I would prefer a handful of other Weizens with better taste than this one.

Final Thought: This beer is so great on the palette, but lacks in pure wheaty Weizen taste, still a solid brew from a solid brewhaus.

Jul 26, 2005
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rastaman from England

2.48/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pretty lame for a German Weiss. Ever so slightly hazy pale gold appearance. Aroma of nothing much, but for some reason i could smell peanut butter. Peanut butter also came through on the palate, with some slight lemon zest, tiny tiny bit of banana and clove, really lame and thin, Weihenstephaner Kristall had a lot more flavour, and body.

Jun 24, 2004
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tjd25 from France

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Foamy white head, beautiful golden orange opaque color. The smell is nicely wheaty, fruity (oranges and lemon), yeasty. The taste is of wheat and yeast; the banana thing is kind of weak, it's more about oranges and lemon here. Nicely sweet. The body is light and highly carbonated. Mouthfeel maybe a bit watery. Drinkable.

Jun 03, 2004
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aracauna from Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden body is topped by an excellent white creamy head. The head lingers, but I’m a slow drinker, so it eventually fades. The aroma is strong, more cloves than some, but the banana is there. The flavor is a bit more dry than some, and more herbally and the finish is a little more bitter than most. Still, something’s lacking from the body of the flavor that keeps it from being one of the better hefeweizens.

May 03, 2004
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stcules from Italy

2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Oranged-yellow-cloudy in appearance. White foam, quite creamy, decent.
The smell is grainy, of cereals. Very very light vanilla, lemon more decided. Maybe sweet apricot. Light spiced, and light banana.
At the taste the banana is a little more present, but in the background again. There are again the lemon and citron, and again, before all, the predominant grain.
Light body, lemon in the aftertaste. Nothing remarkable, an honest weissbier.

Apr 04, 2004
Prinzregent Luitpold Weissbier from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 42 ratings