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

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3.86/5
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933 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: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 07-07-2002

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Ranking:
#16,021
Reviews:
435
Ratings:
933
pDev:
12.18%
 
 
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Photo of Jerid
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnlowe
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SpaethJam
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EAR
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of carrcolind
4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Konig
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emwilke
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Hazy light orange color, 1/2 inch white head, suspended yeast floating around, good lacing
S: Bandaid, slight banana, and clove
T: Sweetness up front, I get that malty breadiness, bandaid and clove come through, ends with a sweet aftertaste
M: Light to medium
O: A good representation of the style, not as good as some other hefeweizens that Ive had but definitely a solid beer.

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Photo of Catalinmunteanu
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgiordano88
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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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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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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König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 933 ratings