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

BA SCORE
86
very good
185 Ratings
König Ludwig Weissbier HellKönig Ludwig Weissbier Hell
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 Hoppsbabo on 03-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
185
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
57
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, yeast, spice, and slight caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, banana, caramel, spice, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but nothing stands out about this one to me.

Serving type: bottle.

 595 characters

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Typical German weisse, not my prefered style

44 characters

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

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

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Jason
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

 474 characters

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

 425 characters

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of plaid75
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

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

A: The color is hazy orange and the enormous thick whipped-cream-like white head slowly dissipates into decent lacings.

S: Malty, not too sweet, but richer in wheat - ripe bananas. Almost a bit dry. Cloves and lemons. Yeast.

T: Sweet and bready - bananabread. Lots of wheat but not enough to overpower other flavours. Yeast. Citric.

M: Aftertaste holds some bitterness. Body is light and carbonation rich but smooth.

O: A nice Hefe, kind of mellow in comparison with the most extreme ones - nice!

 502 characters

Photo of NickThePyro
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of barnzy78
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

 419 characters

Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

83 characters

Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of braican
4/5  rDev +3.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
König Ludwig Weissbier Hell from Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG
3.86 out of 5 based on 185 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe