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

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3.86/5
Very Good
922 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

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Added by kbub6f on 07-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,561
Reviews:
434
Ratings:
922
pDev:
12.18%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
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4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirzekel
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.86/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of eluvah
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeIquiades
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a foggy, hazy orange with two fingers of white foam. Foam is dense and hearty and retains well. Aroma is orange, clove, yeast, and earthy, bread malts. Flavor profile is clove, yeast, a little citrus, and bread malts. Lovely smoothness. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a velvety, smooth texture. Overall, a great and smooth hefeweizen! Very refreshing.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 11.2oz bottle.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 54V4G3
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the fass, it pours a hazy amber with a lovely thick weiss bier head. Pleasant scent of banana, etc as it is a classic bavarian weissbier. Easy to drink, perfect for a summer's afternoon and not so bad on April first, either!

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SLeffler27
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big, fluffy, two-inch white head settles slightly quicker than the rate of continental drift. The head never quite dissipates after leaving spotty lace on a Koenig Ludwig Weizen glass. The beer is hazy and dark gold to amber (SRM 6-7). Extremely fine carbonation wafts up throughout.

The aroma mimics white flour, and I noticed no banana and only slight clove. The bottle date is fresh and after the initial impression, cut straw takes over.

Banana does present in the first sip, while there is only a hint of clove. Grains are the primary flavor with light fruit such as lemon, followed by honey apple, in a short, mild finish. Warmth brings out peppery spice and a creamy flavor.

A jersey cotton texture helps keep the body to a medium density. Soft, ample carbonation is juxtaposed by a hint of alcohol.

This is a decent Hefe-Weizen, interesting on its own terms and easily consumed. It goes well with casual conversation and would be suitable as a beverage while watching sports.

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Photo of stevoj
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good hefeweizen, one of the german classics. Thick, creamy body, hazy golden with creamy head. Aroma of bananas and bread. taste is smooth and silky, delicious and refreshing.

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Photo of SSGCujo
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of scottvanbelois
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattmarka1
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tubeyes
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenjaGrif
2.79/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Act25
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

4 for looks, then downhill into a pleasant but average Wheat.
a) pours a hazy, bright, golden yellow body, that generates finger of dense, creamy eggshell head, leaving film and lace arcs.
s) Typical and abundant smells of banana esters, cloves, apple, yeast, white pepper, and grainy wheat.
t) taste follows smell and while bring more odd spice, banana, yeast and coriander/clove... it gets too medicine cabinet to be refreshing or welcome for another. (which is the whole point!)
f) Active carbonation is frothy at first, but finishes filmy and off-dry. Not making me want another, rather, eh, a different beer to change my palate.
o) Over carbonated, lots of sediment, soapy, filmy drag this down.

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3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burt
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 922 ratings