König Ludwig Weissbier
König Ludwig Schlossbrauerei Kaltenberg

König Ludwig WeissbierKönig Ludwig Weissbier
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König Ludwig Schlossbrauerei Kaltenberg
Ranked #73
Ranked #17,979
3.86 | pDev: 11.92%
Nov 25, 2023
Jul 07, 2002
In some regions also labeled as König Ludwig Weissbier Hell
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Rated: 4.09 by Eman17 from Illinois

Nov 25, 2023
Rated: 3.91 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 12, 2023
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Clear straw until the yeast sediment is poured out. Lots of chunks. Then it becomes hazy. Nice white head. Great wheat-borne retention and lacing.

Nice sweet banana bread bread smell, some lemon, and spices.

Sweet ripe banana upfront, banana bread, chewy, grainy, lemon zest, vanilla, hay, and clove. Damn delicious beer.

Nice creamy feel, well carbonated, smooth, a bit watery on the backend but otherwise perfect.

Damn, this is good. Not even the best of the best, but very good nonetheless. Actually, fantastic!
Nov 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Hephaistos from Netherlands

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The König Ludwig Weissbier Naturtrüb. It does not say Hefe on the label of my bottle, but is most likely contains 50% of malted wheat. Comes in a 50cl dark glass bottle. 5,5% ABV. Poured in a Weihenstephaner glass.
Cloudy it is. Bright pine-apple-yellow colour. 3 finger head. Fine carbonation.
Smells like biscuit and a bit milk cream, little bit of citric acid.
Tickles the tongue, Yeast with a a little bit of sour green apple, maybe unripe banana, Not to sweet, smooth aftertaste, dry with hints of breadcrust.
Lovely Weissen it is.
Oct 24, 2023
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
bought in the edeka in ohlsdorf, this is close to very good hefeweizen, just lacking that fullness of flavour, defintley some nice estery flavour, clove, banana, some white bread malt, lot of lemon, orange, quite sweet, herbal, a light bitterness, it just kind of peters out towards the end, drinkable all the same, a nice wheat beer
Oct 10, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by cabsandking from Ohio

Aug 29, 2023
Rated: 4.36 by lagnomra

Aug 04, 2023
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Reviewed by ATL6245 from Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Cloudy straw yellow. Thick white head. Great head retention.

Aroma: Banana and clove. Initial toasty note in there.

Flavor & Aftertaste: Yeasty notes, spicy hops. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Soft. Moderate carbonation

Overall: Excellent Hefe. Typical German craftsmanship. Noted a toasty aroma initially that I have not smelled in others but it was not off putting. Yes, I'd drink this again.
Jun 14, 2023
Rated: 3.87 by MrJones07 from Spain

May 17, 2023
Rated: 3.81 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Apr 22, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by morsa_95 from California

Apr 07, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by Andrew_craftbeer from Romania

Mar 09, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by waudozer from Canada (BC)

Mar 08, 2023
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Rated by SudsMcE

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A little lacking in overall flavor. We tried 3 wheat beers tonight, Hoegaarden, Weihenstephaner and Konig Ludwig and I would rank them in that order.
Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by mpenske from California

Oct 29, 2022
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Reviewed by AzfromOz from Australia

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Purchased from Purvis Beer in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2022 and drunk the same month.

Pours a late sunset orange with a massive, white, classic wheat beer head. Adding the yeast after a swirl of the bottle drops the colour a notch and turns up the opaqueness.

Dipping the nose into the wheat beer glass gives clear scents of pear, custard apple, vanilla, some banana, a touch of clove and some yeatsy phenolics.

Taste largely follows the nose with a little more clove and a sweet, vanilla bubblegummy finish that lingers a touch before vanishing.

Mouthfeel is smooth, with little noticeable carbonation and an easy slide down the pipes. There's a mild warming sensation in the stomach and throat afterwards.

Overall it's a mild, sweet, drinkable hefeweissen. I wonder if it's a touch too sweet, though. I doubt I'd go back for a second straight away after drinking this - would want something crisper or hoppier. The beauty of beer is that those options are usually about an arm's length away!

Jul 30, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by lonestarshield from Texas

Jul 23, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by JTuomi from Finland

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Stengelfoot from California

Jul 05, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
0.33 L bottle
Glassware: 0.5 L Weizen Vase
Temp at Pour: 50.5 F

Murky and opaque dark gold. The head is white and pillowy and starts at 2+ fingers; it slowly dissolves to about 3/4 of a finger and stops there. Reasonable lacing.

Bubblegum with overripe bananas and some citrus, such as tangerines. Underlying this a soft not of white bread. There is a faint touch of cloves in the background.

Very ripe bananas and sweet citrus. Some wheat malt which brings with it a mild wheat "twang". Cloves and spices are there, but are restrained. There is a faint tart note at the end but the sip finishes sweet and a bit fruity. The soft sweetness carries through to the aftertaste and builds as more of the beer is consumed.

Smooth and creamy. Decently carbonated. Body is medium.

A fine if somewhat sweet Hefeweizen. Nice and pleasant to drink. It has no major faults and hits all of the classic Hefeweizen notes but with less cloves than I am used to. If you like sweet Hefeweizens, then this beer should do it for you.
Jun 06, 2022
König Ludwig Weissbier from König Ludwig Schlossbrauerei Kaltenberg
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 1191 ratings