Konig Ludwig Hell | Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG

BA SCORE
3.57/5
31 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
Germany
koenig-ludwig-brauerei.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Absumaster on 10-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,857
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
31
pDev:
16.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 8
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4.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Kaltenberg International "Konig Ludwig Hell"
,5L / 3,10€ vom fass @ Bräuhaus Füssen, Füssen, DE

Notes: Slightly hazy golden body beneath a full head of frothy bright white that holds well before dropping to become creamy. Sweetish grainy malt with a hint of fruitiness and a suggestion of hops in the background. As the aroma suggests, it's lightly sweetish and grainy with just a hint of apple-like fruitiness and only a mild suggestion of hops in the background, but with a balancing median bitterness. Mainly dry finish with a dollop of maltiness passing fairly quickly. Medium leaning towards medium-light in body and gently crisp then smooth across the palate. Fairly basic overall, but drinkable in quantity if desired.

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Photo of _nickg_
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BamfBacon
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustCamIt
3.02/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had 0.5L on draft in a Berlin restaurant. It had a foamy head atop a clear golden body. The taste was slightly sweet with a tiny trace of hops at the end. Very easy to drink and forget.

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Photo of F_riedrich
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edie
2/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of steverx8
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilsPils
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a Konig Ludwig Pilsner glass at Hotel Falkenstein, Pfronten Germany. Beautiful clear golden color with a snowy white head. Subdued nose but very pleasant. The taste is wonderful and the mouthfeel is great as well. Very smooth and decidedly malty as a Helles should be. Hops aroma and taste are negligible...just enough to keep the malt from making it too sweet. This is a fine Helles, very much in the mold of the best Munich lagers. Too many lagers that purport to be Hells are over-hopped and short on malt and would more accurately be described as Pils but this one is right on.

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Photo of spycow
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

At the beer garden below Ludwig's castle (Neuschwanstein).
Light, check. Smells like beer, check. Lager flavor, easy drinking, check. Decent but forgettable, check.

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Photo of conoraugustine
1.5/5  rDev -58%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BranfordBound
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thierrynantes
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Beer bottle (50 cl.), purchased from Bières & Chopes

Appearance : yellow color, with white foam head.
Smell : sweet malty aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : sweet malt flavors, lightly bitter in finish.
Overall : an average beer in the style Dormunder.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of CJ-
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of mmmbirra
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear yellow, pure white head.
Sweet malt aroma, some honey in there as well as perhaps some pear.
Sweet malt taste that's nice and rounded. Full for the style, but of course still quite drinkable as it's a pale lager at about 5% abv. Not too sweet, but virtually no hop presence.
Goes down quick.
If you're looking for a smooth malty helles this is a good one; if you're looking for something with some grassy hops you'll have to look elsewhere. Quite good from the gravity cask.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Konig Ludwig Hell from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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