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

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3.86/5
Very Good
901 Ratings
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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:
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Added by kbub6f on 07-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,703
Reviews:
430
Ratings:
901
pDev:
12.18%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
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Photo of jsisko01
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a very dark, hazy yellow color with an inch thick, creamy white head that dissipates after 2 minutes. It leaves behind a beautiful, thick creamy lacing.

Smell - Musty, bitter yeast up front.. with some coriander, wheat, and citrus.

Taste - Similar to the aroma. Very strong on the coriander though.. with a strong banana flavor as well. Somewhat of a funky taste, maybe the yeast? Bread, wheat, and citrus follow to the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall - Definitely a spicy brew.. It's been a while since I've had a beer of this style. It's good, stands out from the other Hefeweizens.. I can't drink more than 2 of these without getting heartburn though lol.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a whiteish hue bearing a 1/2 inch head that retains well before falling elegantly to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and puffs of surface foam. Standard lacing isn't much to boast about.

S- Heavy wheat and banana that's crisp and attractive. Rich, sweet and full.

T- High amount of wheat but less banana than in the aroma. Somewhat chalky yeast flavor. Mild alcohol twang. Big in the drinkability department. Light citrus notes.

M- Well-carbonated and plenty of zesty pep. Decent body that's not too thin.

O- Not one of my favorite Hefeweizens but definitely a winner.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of clemtiger8202
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a thick, two-finger head and some lacing. Smells of bread dough, herbs and spices, and maybe some citrus. On the taste, some sweetness from the wheat, definitely spicey from the yeast. Hints of citrus. Very smooth and a creamy mouthfeel. Drys out nicely leaving some lingering dough. A refreshing beer to enjoy on a hot day.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a barely hazy yellow with a 1/2 inch head and lasting lace. The aroma is of lemons with grass and just a hint of banana. The flavor leads with lemons followed through with banana and dough notes. Not the banana flavor of some hefes but still good. It's mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Konig Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) is a good beer, light and refreshing. Recommended.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Friar Tuck's in Savoy, IL
Date: Best by June 25, 2012
Glass: Weihenstephaner weizen glass

Konig Ludwig Weiss is an easy-drinking, modestly complex, satisfying wheat beer with emphasis on yeast and banana esters. The flavors are at once heavy and saturating on the palate, but also clean and refreshing, making this a solid example of the style ("B" class for the style).

Pours a rich, dense head of slightly off-white bubbles that is expectedly well over many centimeters. The head has excellent retention, eventually falling to a 1.5cm cap atop the body of the beer, leaving some modest lacing as it does so. The body is hazy, nearly opaque, and a faded golden orange-yellow in color. Carbonation is ample and visible rising along the sides of the glass.

Aroma is pleasantly full of heavy yeast and overripe banana scents with a bit of wheat bread and bubblegum tucked away in the back.

Taste is predominantly of hefeweiss yeast and overripe bananas. Opens with wheat malt, modest sweetness, some yeast and ripe bananas. By mid-palate, the yeast and bananas have become the most expressive, with wheat malt, sweetness, spicy twang, and bubblegum. The back of the palate picks up wheat bread and bananas, with yeast close by. Lingering aftertaste of hefeweiss yeast, bananas, and faint bubblegum.

The beer is medium-bodied with a slight wateriness around the edges. Carbonation is mid-level, sustaining the head and creating a modest foaming effect on the palate that gives this beer a smooth mouthfeel. Closes out with a dry, slightly tart finish that easily invites taking another sip.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last of the untried draft at Bavarian Brathaus in Durham.

Pour is light yellow and super cloudy. I like it. I want more of a fluffy white head, but you dont get that with draft hefes in the US.

The smell is balanced. Good bit of clove and banana, but a bit bubble gum really balances things out. The smell is just so enticing for a Hefe. Not too sweet, not too yeasty, and not too full of esters.

Now this is drinkable. A good amount of banana, but some clove as well. Spicy, twangy wheat comes in to balance things out. Its built to be drinkable, not overly flavorlful. I like it.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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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 901 ratings
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