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

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König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen)König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen)

Brewed by:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG

Style: 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an odd weizen glass (too short)

I had this at a German-style bier pub

This weissbier had highs and lows. It looked too pale for a weissbier! There were no clouds of yeast. It smelled like a typical weissbier, cloves, bananas, yeast, etc. But, something was lacking. The beer's taste was not really there. It tasted peppery, I did not pick up anything beyond that. The mouthfeel was too watery, average at best.

I probably won't go out of my way for it. But, I'd accept it if I had no other hefeweizen options when I need one.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy, gold color with a solid two inch head (white) that has outstanding retention and leaves lots of sticky lacing.

S- Lots of clove, banana, and earthy yeast aromas. Pepper and bubblegum as well.

T- Starts off somewhat sweeter than most Hefes. A mixture of the above aromas dance on the palate throughout the tasting. There's a tiny hint of alcohol in the finish.

M- Medium feel, with a nice crisp wheat "bite". Medium to high levels of carbonation.

O- Not quite up there with the heavy hitters in this style, but it's not that far off. A solid, well made, and very drinkable example of a Hefe. I can dig it. Give it a try if you haven't already. Prost.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Tampa's Oktoberfest 2011.

A: cloudy amber color with opaque characteristics. Big head that dissipated slowly. Small lacing present.

S: faint yeasty aroma along with banana clove and tones of citrus.

T: hoppy character at first followed by lots of wheat in the taste with touches of banana bread, citrus and some sweetness towards the end.

M: very drinkable, medium body, medium carbonation.

O: a good representation of the style, this is a very standard Hefe that should be enjoyed by most.

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A- Pours a toucher darker than the average hefe. Head is smaller and doesn't retain as well as many hefes.
S- The smell is more reminiscent of a American Pale Wheat for me. Yeasty and wheaty. There is a touch of banana and bubblegum, but they are light.
T- Same here. It's yeasty, wheaty, fairly sweet. Light banana and light spice are in play as well.
M- Medium body, slightly low carbonation.
O- It's a decent hefeweizen, but it was not a memorable one. More clove/spice flavor would have added a lot.

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App-  murky cloudy yellow orange with a good hidden haze behind it. One finger head. Great cling lines as it slides.

Smell- A traditional hef smells.  A good bit of yeast with some banana and spice.

Mouth-  Its like a mix of hefe and Ipa. Banana and clove a touch of bitter.  Not a bad beer with a low low malt note.

Mouth-  Medium bodied and bit medium carbonation.  Good banana and yeasty after.

Drink- Pretty tasty.  Its a bit unique with the blend of bitter and banana and spice.  I was digging it with a ceasar salad.

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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 902 ratings
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