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

BA SCORE
86
very good
889 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:
889
Reviews:
425
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
169
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 889 |  Reviews: 425
Photo of Try-em-all
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wow, this is a good one, great color, magnificent aroma, all things Bavaria. Beer has great head and flavor screams Deutschland. This is a real winner.

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Photo of MooseBoose
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JF1917
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Lark, pours cloudy yellow color with a 3 finger thick foamy white head that faded very slowly and left good spotty lacing.

Smells of banana, sweet malt, clove, yeast, toasted grains, floral hops, caramel and lemon zest.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kitschiguy
2.59/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle poured into a wheatbeer glass.

Look - poured with a big fluffy white head typical of a german wheatbeer. Looks the same as any other. Nothing special.

Nose and palate seemed a bit muddled to me. Not the strong banana/clove combo you get with some or the spicy/bubblegummy you get with others. It tasted a bit weak - didn't really like it.

Mouth seemed a bit watery.

Not sure what was going on with this beer. I had high hopes and love German wheatbeers generally. Perhaps I'm gradually going off the style, not sure. I will revisit some of my old favourites soon to figure it out.

Overall I was disappointed with this beer and wouldn't recommend it.

Poor.

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Photo of tommy5
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dirty gold heavy white foam. Classic here nose of wheat and coriander. Smooth taste with a citrus burst. Clean. Lemony. OverAll tasty and a straightforward here. Nice.

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Photo of sd123
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tgf17
4.79/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TopherBreski
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ranger7
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very nice looking Hefeweizen; cloudy and gold with a great white head. Traditional tasting weizen that reminds me of the ones I sampled in Bavaria. Would have again.

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Photo of wc94wc
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wanderingspirit
4.69/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite Weiss beers. Good retention of Belgian lace, color, and a subtle aftertaste of banana. Not cloying or overly sweet. Very good if you appreciate the style.

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Photo of jw4free
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a Weizen glass. L: big pillowy head that reduces to a thin cover. Cloudy, dark straw. Bottle conditioning yeast or sediment. S: Mild Tart acid smell, yeast, banana, bubble gum in the background, cloves when I'm told it's there. Aromas fade as it warms, acid tartness remains. T: banana and yeast. No tartness. F: slight watery, decent fizz. O: starts out of the bottle strong, then fades as the drink progresses.

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Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
2.85/5  rDev -25%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ControlVolume
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

This pours a beautiful straw yellow Hefeweizen color, cascading bubbles and slightly hazy, with a 2 inch head.

Smells like citrus, banana, and wheat.

This is one of the more citrusy traditional here's I've had, lots of orange and lemon, with the typical banana wheat and clove. Doesn't blaze much of a trail for the style, but it's still tasty.

This has a juicy and creamy mouthfeel, with a high level of carb.

Nice stuff here.

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Photo of beerimthere
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkh012
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great hefe. I think this one might even be a bit underrated on here. A 90+ plus hefe in my opinion. What really separates this beer from your average Hefeweizen are two things: the slightly more emphasized orange/citric notes and the incredibly smooth, creamy mouthfeel. The milky, almost vanilla aspect to the mouthfeel complements the typical hefe flavors (banana, clove, orange peel, lemon, etc.) perfectly. Almost same class as Weihenstephaner. Maybe not quite as sublime. Seems a good deal better on tap having revisited since.

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Photo of OKCNittany
2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen) from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
3.8 out of 5 based on 889 ratings.
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