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

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König Ludwig Weissbier DunkelKönig Ludwig Weissbier Dunkel
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jeffo on 02-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
96
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Abe_Froman
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma has mostly toasted grains and overripe banana. Taste starts on the sweet side with banana and a touch of caramel. Gets slightly boozy on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad but it's not one of the better examples of a dunkelweizen.

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Photo of Edie
2/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of zaraspook
4.36/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Listed in the "1001."

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Photo of Dinglehacker
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Split a pint bottle between stein and snifter. Drab but inoffensive gray brown murk. Finger nail of head. Snowy lace.

Malty nose with some pleasant but vague hints. Stein has smoked meats too.

Bananas, chocolate, tootsie rolls? Cola.

Mouth is strong, feels like stuffing liquid bread in your mouth. Great.

Good, hearty feel, with flavor coming out as it warms.

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Photo of paresis
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tekstr1der
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not what I expected - thought I'd picked up a straight dunkel, but obvious is the wheat immediately. Pours a hazy muddy brown with quickly disappearing tan bubbles. Aroma is malt, caramel, and banana - pretty decent. The flavor is more subdued and boring, a little watery. More carbonation than I enjoy.

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Photo of dkemp713
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ale_Dog
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drmeto
2.99/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

-earthy caramel upfront
-Slight notes of citrus fruits
-spicy clove
-overcarbonated
-sweet,bready finish with faint banana

Another disappointment,still lookin for a Dunkelweizen to blow me away

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark amber on the first pour, second is cloudy and dark brown. A finger of foam initially, lasting surface skim, lacing all around the glass.

Smells like apple juice, oddly.

Tastes a little bland, thin and wheaty, caramel apple would be a stretch, but if it were fresher that might be closer to the truth. Feels over carbed and watery.
Sort of oxidized, probably not in peak condition. Overall, I'm not a fan, the regular Konig Ludwig was always overly sweet and this wasn't much better. Would give it another try if fresh on tap.

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Photo of bskrtz
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle served cold in glass Weiss beer challis

L) Dull penny colored, hazy w/suspended yeast. Looks terrific albeit a bit light for a dunkel Weiss

S) Banana, caramel and clove. Classic for the Weiss beer category

T) Sweet and tart with mild bitter after taste. Delicious, complex, smooth, drinkable. Great find!

F) Lively beer. I much prefer a beer with ample, effervescent carbonation and this one delivers. Lasts and lasts.

O) A great find and more good news: very reasonably priced. Prost

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Photo of HabiMendes
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brainfock
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NJBeer265
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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König Ludwig Weissbier Dunkel from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
3.75 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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