König Ludwig Weissbier Hell
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG

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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #84
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,994
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 10.99%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
215
From:
Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  11
Gots
  68
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by arkanu:
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky yellowish-orange pour after adding in the sediment from the bottle. Thick, white head, that dissipates pretty quickly. Typical clove and banana but a little subdued. No noticeable hops. Flavor was lacking that sharp, tart, citrus aspect that I love about the style. A little too creamy on the palate. Not a bad hefeweizen, but not up there with the best German versions. It just didn't have that refreshing, effervescent quality.

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Photo of EMV
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap in Berlin, poured into a tall weiss glass.

L: Pours a cloudy golden hue with ample head. Generous lacing.

S: Bananas and spices, mild citrus and cloves.

T/F: Pretty standard weiss. Yeasts and grains.. not an overpowering flavor. Slight citrus and mild banana. Decent carbonation.

O: Another typical German weiss beer. Decent for hot weather or with a meal. Very clean/crisp with no real negatives.... or positives for that matter.

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Photo of OlaB
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Gives a cloudy light orange color. A big top of head that disolve very slow. Good lacings on the glass.

S: yeast, fruits like banana and citrus,spices especially cloves

T&F: starts of with a fruity sweetness, wheat,banana and some small citric notes. In the middle the spices get more dominant and cloves are very noticable.it finish of dry with a small bitterness in the aftertaste. The aftertaste disappear quite fast and sense a little to watery flavour in the end.the mouthfeel are crisp.

O: a good and decent beer but lacks a little flavour to be a topshelf weisbier.easy to drink but a little anonymous.

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Photo of jroof1
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chris826
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Look: Hazed muddle yellow, beautiful bubbly lace

Smell: Fresh bread, faint banana peel, mild spice, nutty yeast, dragonfruit, doughy

Taste: Smooth, crisp bite, clean graininess, mild banana pith, vague spice, yeast, chalky, dried grass, modest hopping, finishes dry

Very good, a bit too clean for my liking ... expected a bit more of the banana and clove but without those two pushing harder it is still a very drinkable brew.

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Photo of WynnO
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of plaid75
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of janubio
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Hazy golden colour, heavy that lingers less than others of the style, good lace. Smell of bananas, cloves, citrus. Medium to full body, again less than others, it feels good and the palate, easy to drink (again) than others, but some times it's an advantage. Taste of bananas (lingering), clove, wheat, citrus. I'd have it any day.

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Photo of emerge077
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Doomcifer
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of microbrewlover
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a cloudy orange with a fluffy white head, some of which sticks around until the end, lots of lacing and more carbonation than one would expect from a Hefeweizen.
The smell is funky and wheaty with some orange and bananas.
The taste is full of sweet wheat with a bit of a citric acid bite. The orange and banana taste dominate with the finish being slightly dry and giving you a second dose of citric acid bite.
Overall this is a simple, easy to drink Hefeweizen which, according to the label, follows the Reinheitsgebot.

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Photo of kotzbauerm
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GentleKnight1
2.7/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +4.7%

An excellent, smooth weissbier. Grainy but just enough of the banana clove nuance.

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Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of benfons
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: hazy yellow colour, nice dense head, a little small maybe

S: sweet malts, bananas and clove

T: sweet banana, some malts, some hops, but the sweet banana is very overpowering

M: undercarbonated, thin

O: way too sweet, just not a very pleasant beer

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle in Germany (2012) and on tap at the 2015 German Bierfest.

Cloudy yellow gold body topped by a lively head.

Moderate banana and light clove for style. Light but not quite watery body.

Lively, medium carbonation.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle, shared with my dad. Perfect pour for a German Hefeweizen: cloudy orangey-yellow with a towering white head that hods tremendous retention - just awesome. Aromas and flavors are typical for the style - yeast, wheat, clove, banana, faint bubblegum. Refreshing, but thinner bodied than some hefes. Nice clean finish. Overall, great example of the style, but I like some other brands a bit more than this one.

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Photo of swierczt
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a hazy light to medium golden amber with a fine two finger white head with good retention and good lacing. Mild, but pleasant aroma of sweet bready malt, wheat and banana. Flavor follows with wheat, light yeast, banana and a hint of clove. Light bodied with pleasant carbonation. A nice, well made hefeweizen that does not stand out, but hits all the right notes and is mellow and tasty.

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König Ludwig Weissbier Hell from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 215 ratings