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

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Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Absumaster on 10-08-2010

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by mmmbirra:
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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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 BranfordBound
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 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 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 PierceMyers
4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

A clear, golden colored beer with an initial 2 inch head that settles into a thin white layer of foam.

Smell is strong on the malt and has a slightly pungent, sulfur-like whiff. Some straw notes also. Not unpleasant in any way.

Taste is light and has a pilsner-like taste, but with an extra on the malt side. The beer has a little bigger body than a pilsner would have and mouthfeel is also a bit bigger. Bitterness is medium, but leaves a lingering bitterness when swallowed. Carbonation is a little on the high side, which makes me burp alot.

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Photo of CJ-
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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

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

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of malmquna
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden straw, clear but slightly cloudy, maybe a green tinge. Smells of fruity esters (bananas and pears) and some citrus. I'm a little worried this will be a Jolly Rancher. Head begins big and pillowy, but settles into a nice white lace that somewhat clings to the glass.

Pear and banana are immediately present, riding over an effervescent level of carbonation. Juicy flavors abound, along with some butterscotch, but still some bitterness and yeast character remind you this is a beer. Though rather fruity, there is a good equilibrium between those flavors and the malt, hops, and yeast. That balance and the high carbonation lead to a pleasant mouthfeel.

I'll get this again in the warm months. Probably serve it cold with dessert, or treat myself after a day out in the heat.

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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 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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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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