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:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big frothy cloud white head.. Leaves some legs, a very cloudy straw 4.5

S some cloves, white bread crust yeast, some peppery cloves.. 3.75

T some phenolic notes, bready yeasty flavors, some banana bread too, clean finish. Refreshing. 4

m: high carbonation, creamy. Light yet full bodied. 4.25

o a tad bland compared to other Germann options better than most American options. Great summer beer for the price 4

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance- Cloudy, pale yellow color with two fingers worth of lingering head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Wheat and banana aromas.

Taste- Rich doughy malt flavor with notes of banana and clove.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and creamy with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Very good beer and very refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I was pleasantly surprised to find this on draft at Resi's Bierstube in Chicago. I have always enjoyed this beer when travelling in Bavaria and in Austria. One of my favorite Weiss beers. I have never seen this in Chicago on draft so this was a happy surprise. Luitpold beers are all good, but this for me is their flagship and I can only hope this brewery keeps a presence in the USA. Weiss beer drinkers should seek this out as it is a fantastic representative for this style. While I like Weiss beer out of traditional half liter bottles, on draft this was superb. If you ever travel south west of Munich do yourself a favor and visit Schloss Kaltenberg. A wonderful rural oasis.

Appearance: appealingly turbid, golden color, with a tight foam head that held well down the glass into a nice lacing.

Aroma: alluring bready yeast with expected banana, light clove helping to accentuate the malt.

Taste: malt forward with hops for balance. Citrus fruit joins yeast banana spice to make this extremely quenching.

Mouthfeel: medium/full with just enough effervescence.

Overall: One of the greats. Not much better can be asked for in this style. Seek this out on draft or in half liter bottles served in the proper Weiss beer glass. While good all year round, this brew shines in warm/hot weather and in the fresh air.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale cloudy yellow with a thick white head. The head is about 1 finger and does not billow up.

Sweet wheat, clove, yeast, some banana in the nose.Nice.

A little thin in intensity. Soft wheat and spicy grain notes, some fruit and some tangy flavors finishing with some bread notes.

A little on the watery side, and not quite enough carbonation.

Overall, ok with some high points.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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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