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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
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:
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Added by kbub6f on 07-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,521
Reviews:
430
Ratings:
901
pDev:
12.18%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
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Ratings: 901 |  Reviews: 430
Photo of Mojo
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DispyDnb
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teromous
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There is a date on the bottom back side of the bottle stating "22APR2017" which is most likely the best by date. This beer was imported and I bought it from a place that stores it cold.

Appearance: The beer is a pale straw color with a hazy appearance. The head is short and white with a creamy surface. It has a fairly short head but it has good retention and fair lacing.

Aroma: It has a nice herbal hop aroma with just a bit of clove. There is a light wheat aroma.

Taste: Wonderful tangy wheat flavor with a cracker-like flavor throughout. There is just a light herbal character to the beer. It is a very simple tasting beer but it is extremely enjoyable to drink.

Mouthfeel: It is a very refreshing beer and it is very easy to drink. The mouthfeel is on the thin side but again it still drinks nicely.

Overall: It is an outstanding beer and it certainly held up as an import. It's the kind of beer that would go with just about any meal or occasion. I could see this one sitting in my refrigerator. I would recommend it to those who are looking for a simple no-frills beer that is well made and has good flavor. Again it tastes like this import held up nicely and the place I bought it from stores it cold so I would recommend looking for it stored in a similar method.

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Photo of shortkut
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shreyas
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RiegnRed83
4.66/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look : One of the creamiest toothpaste-spit like heads I've ever seen; just so lush and creamy. The body is deep apricot and 95% opacity with light illuminating the sides. Just glorious.

Smell : Sliced orange, apples, cinnamon, and clove, with hints of banana, vanilla and marshmallow creme. Yeast.

Taste : A little less friendly on the taste with some stale harsh malts up front, almost waxing metallic; the harsh tapers off a bit though and ends with a loft of creamy banana and orange. Quite a bit less yeast flavor than expected. Wheat remains on the finish.

Feel : Carbonated nicely and a wet creaminess with a semi dry finish.

Overall : Not a bad beer, I may pick up another single to give this another whirl. It's pretty decent though, has a lot going for it. I just wish the aroma followed through on the taste a bit more.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of onlymurderers
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Hits the cloudy and yellow notes in stride developing a full one inch white head on the top. Impressive. Aroma smacked of a little bit of wheat, less lemon.

Taste really dropped a lot of the yeast phenols, thereby overcoming the wheat and clove aspect of the beer. The spice rack didn't drop as hard in the nose as it did in the mouthfeel. Some other stuff like banana was present as well. Lots of carbonation.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Alright....this Weiss pours a golden color with a generous yeast haze within. There are underlying tones of copper, orange and yellow hues against the light. The head is frothy/soapy and very dense/creamy in appearance....starts out about 2 fingers thick and settles into a grand looking finger thick layer.....lacing is very nice as well with plenty of strands worth of protein laced foam that clings very stickily to the side of the glass. Carbonation seems to be average and climbs to the top of the liquid in several columns. Overall a very nice looking Ale!

S- Initial aromas that border between sweet grainy barley malt and dry wheat kernels, plus the traditional fruity esters of banana, possible apricot kernel, baking spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon, and there is plenty of brewers yeast involved with bread/biscuit.

T- I am getting plenty of cream and bread/biscuit to start.....yeast is plentiful on this one! Other lesser flavors of banana, mild spice that follows the nose, wheat grains, sweet malted barley and perhaps a slight tone of citrus (lemon and orange zest). The finish is clean and then the aftertaste presents plenty of malt and yeast. Very nice overall!

M/O- Super creamy smooth and velvety rich, this is a modest, yet superior in balance Weiss beer! I find this one not harsh in any way imaginable and feel that the drinkability factor is very high on this one....it's not overly filling and I think I could handle at least a couple in a sitting. Good with an apple pie slice.....highly recommended!

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Photo of Dragnagen
4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DrDemento456
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single of this for under 2 bucks at the Allegheny six pack shop.

A - Pour is good hazy bright yellow in color with not a ton of foam which is nice for a Hefe just a 1/4 inch that settles to a nice ring.
S - Not as bright banana and bread tones one would expect but it does have a nice bit of fruity yeast and coriander for good measure.
T - Very smooth not too yeasty which I enjoy in a good Hefe. Again not too strong banana tones but a good wheat and bready body with coriander spice and a touch of hops. Good stuff!
M - Very smooth and drink able. One of the better of the style I have had as of late!

Overall I am impressed with this stellar wheat beer will be sure to drink it again!

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffatRedlefsens
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PA-hunter
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 11.2 oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.5 % abv

Appearance- Pours a lemon yellow with large white foamy head. Very hazy/cloudy.

Smell- Freshly baked bread, banana, clove, pepper.

Taste- Sweet doughy character with a fresh crackery malt flavor. Banana notes quite evident, not much unlike fresh banana bread. Some spicy hop flavor in there as well. Finishes sweet and peppery with a hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with active carbonation.

Overall- An incredible hefe. Excellently brewed with plenty of flavors and the right flavors. One of the best in its style. Hats off.

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Photo of Tomedi01
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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