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

Photo of Jeffo
2.22/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Got this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a super large 3+ finger thinner off-white head. No real carbonation evident. Colour is a lighter brown, perhaps sienna or russet. Actually poured relatively clear for a dunkelweizen, then quickly turned cloudy after a few seconds. Head quickly dissipates into a film cap, which stays the entire time, and leaves some good lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Wheat malt and bit of sweet caramel and toffee. OK, but there's also something a little foul there that I can't put my finger on. Smelly shoes or something along those lines. Not a fan.

TASTE: Wheat malt and not much else. A sweet caramel malt aftertaste lingers pretty long and is not all that pleasant. Pretty one dimensional and boring.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy smooth going down and finishes very sticky, really coating the mouth completely. A bit too sticky for me, but some might enjoy that kind of extreme.

OVERALL: Looks good and feels alright, but everything else was at least disappointing and maybe even a little off. Not all that enjoyable, which made it not very drinkable either. There are definitely much better examples out there. Pass.

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Photo of JHansen
2.24/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of crnipeter
2.53/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Surprisingly clear, light coppery body covered with thick, long lasting nearly white head that sticks to walls before finally fades out to a soapy film. The nose starts as wheat perceived as grain but as the beer warms up banana and bubblegum emerge, while further sniffing reveals apple-like fruitiness and clove phenols. The beer is sweet on the palate with malted wheat and some bread crust flavor probably derived from melanoidin-rich (Vienna or Munich) malt and ends with very low hoppy bitterness. However, the flavor is rather simplistic and poorly represents the style. Effervescent and initially very airy and light on the palate due to exceedingly high carbonation, the beer becomes creamy and fluffy later on due to the wheaty texture. (500 ml, best before 18. August 2011, into tulip).

In short: A rather bland representative of the style. Although a self-proclaimed king (König) nothing is royal in this one.

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

Photo of Cleaver35
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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 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 chinchill
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%

500ml bottle with a BB date stamp of 15 Feb. 2015.
Pours slightly hazy, dark amber, with an abundance of carbonation bubbles rising to a durable, light but creamy, bone-colored head.
Aroma: some malt, more ripe banana and spices.
Flavor: follows smell, but more malt and less spicy.
Feel: light body; exceptionally smooth and creamy for a light bodied beer.

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Photo of Travlr
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Dark chestnut color with a fluffy head that settles slowly.
S: Aroma of caramel, citrus and banana, background of caramel.
T: Sweetish and malty, but a slight sour finish.
M: medium body, somewhat lighter than expected.
D: Easy to quaff and reasonable dark wheat beer.

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Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mjh0527
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of reaganrvltn
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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 kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of beerme626
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of stevoj
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into weizen glass, thick sustained fluffy head. Orange copper color with more than ample carbonation. Sharp, fruity taste with no bitterness. Tastes more like a weizen than a dunkel....small amount of sediment at the bottom of the bottle, but i "swished" it german style and poured into the glass. A good example of true Bavarian weizen...

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Photo of pierrebeer
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaysicles
3.6/5  rDev -4%

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 MakeMineADoubleJack
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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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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