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:
170
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 894 |  Reviews: 428
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

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of headlessparrot
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lots of banana and clove in this one, and some flaked wheat. Colour is almost orange juice-esque, it's so cloudy. A very nice, very authentic hefe. High carbonation, nice body.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barleycorn
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dwilson
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Azpittil57
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertas
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of theBIERlad
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gardner254
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Muny
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerman1977
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jakethesnake503
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rubibreton
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moretta
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wonothesane42
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of plaidowl
5/5  rDev +31.6%
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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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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