König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) | Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG

BA SCORE
86
very good
889 Ratings
König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen)König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 07-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
889
Reviews:
425
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
169
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Manzanarescarrillo
4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Deano_53
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Houborg1
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

4 oz pour on tap at brewpub.

A: Milky neon yellow body with a white fluffy head.

S: Light banana, clove, a little bit of wheat

T: Muddled banana, clove, sweet

M: Thin and a little gritty

O: Not a very great Hefe, muddled flavors that are masked and a thin body.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: [3.75] The bottle lists the ABV (5.5%) and it has a best by date of (08/17/2017). I expected it to be slightly cloudy but it is a really transparent pale gold color. It has a full fat finger of puffy white head.

S: [3.25] Bananas, bananas, clove, basically a Belgian yeast bomb.

T: [3.50] Follows the nose but more subdues. Bubble gum, bananas, clove.

M: [3.50] Under medium body with a crisp clean feel.

O: [3.50] Weissbier is not a favorite style for me. That being said this is pretty decent. It is not overly funky and yeasty. I visited King Ludwig's castle this summer. It was pretty awesome. That was why I bought this beer. It gets bonus points for the origin story! (King Ludwig was mudered in an unsovled mystery - check it out).

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Photo of Celtics76
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of probert
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flachs
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like this. Not into the fancy terminology but know what I like.

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Photo of Talonhawk
4.78/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mojo
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DispyDnb
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teromous
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There is a date on the bottom back side of the bottle stating "22APR2017" which is most likely the best by date. This beer was imported and I bought it from a place that stores it cold.

Appearance: The beer is a pale straw color with a hazy appearance. The head is short and white with a creamy surface. It has a fairly short head but it has good retention and fair lacing.

Aroma: It has a nice herbal hop aroma with just a bit of clove. There is a light wheat aroma.

Taste: Wonderful tangy wheat flavor with a cracker-like flavor throughout. There is just a light herbal character to the beer. It is a very simple tasting beer but it is extremely enjoyable to drink.

Mouthfeel: It is a very refreshing beer and it is very easy to drink. The mouthfeel is on the thin side but again it still drinks nicely.

Overall: It is an outstanding beer and it certainly held up as an import. It's the kind of beer that would go with just about any meal or occasion. I could see this one sitting in my refrigerator. I would recommend it to those who are looking for a simple no-frills beer that is well made and has good flavor. Again it tastes like this import held up nicely and the place I bought it from stores it cold so I would recommend looking for it stored in a similar method.

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Photo of shortkut
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shreyas
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RiegnRed83
4.66/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look : One of the creamiest toothpaste-spit like heads I've ever seen; just so lush and creamy. The body is deep apricot and 95% opacity with light illuminating the sides. Just glorious.

Smell : Sliced orange, apples, cinnamon, and clove, with hints of banana, vanilla and marshmallow creme. Yeast.

Taste : A little less friendly on the taste with some stale harsh malts up front, almost waxing metallic; the harsh tapers off a bit though and ends with a loft of creamy banana and orange. Quite a bit less yeast flavor than expected. Wheat remains on the finish.

Feel : Carbonated nicely and a wet creaminess with a semi dry finish.

Overall : Not a bad beer, I may pick up another single to give this another whirl. It's pretty decent though, has a lot going for it. I just wish the aroma followed through on the taste a bit more.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
3.8 out of 5 based on 889 ratings.
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