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

BA SCORE
86
very good
894 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:
894
Reviews:
428
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
171
For Trade:
0
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a fantastic summer drink. Great with German food.

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5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured with good amounts of sediment and a full, long lasting head. Served with a lemon.
Very smooth and gentle on the tongue. Not bitter, an excellent wheat flavor. Just a slightly citrus flavor. Has a crispness in the aftertaste, which lingers and pulls the remaining flavors through the taste buds. This is possibly the best Hefe Weisse I have experienced. Multiple purchases of this beer have yielded the same results.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great taste awesome brew overall excellent

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance - 5/5 - It pours a straw color with only the faintest haze and a 2 finger white head that maintains at a half finger. LOTS of bubbles. Leaves oodles of Belgian lace.

smell - 5/5 - Lots of sweet banana aroma.

taste - 5/5 - Really wonderful wheat/banana flavor without being overpowering as I find most hefes.

mouthfeel - 5/5 - Highly carbonated which really makes the esters shine. Also has a creamy texture.

overall - 5/5 - A truly mind-blowing experience for me. I'm just not used to traditional hefe-weizen that tastes so well balanced. If you can't tell, I don't normally drink wheat beer, but this one is a pleasant surprise. I just realized I gave this five stars, something I've not done until this beer. I really can not imagine a better example of this style.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my very favorite beer. Not only is it a high quality brew, made with obvious care, but it caters to my every preference. It has just the right amount of head, not too much, but enough to be thick and present. It has a beautiful opaque golden straw color, streaming with a constant, but light, carbonation. It is crisp and clean tasting, with a smooth finish; quite refreshing, and the kind of beer that I can enjoy in any quantity, a fine beverage, not just a good beer. The flavor is mellow, with classic banana notes complimenting the overall malty flavor.
So many beers have a complex, enjoyable flavor, but end up being too rich an experience to drink in too great a quantity; others are highly quaffable, but suffer in the flavor department. This is a beer that never overstays its welcome, with me. Delicious and light, smooth and effervescent, this beautiful brew is German beer at its finest!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

out of a clean tap - perfection
out of the bottle - not bad

i've had many literjons of this, both tap and bottle. out of the tap, the only hefe i like as much is ayinger. do yourself a favor and get this tattooed on your gf before you even try it. if you don't believe in tattooing, just get a sticker and put it on her car without asking her

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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 894 ratings.
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