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RATINGS: 1299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is Royal Barvarian Hefeweizen. Why are the Bavarian Royal Family and King Ludwig so important to brewing history? The Bavarian Royal Family had sole rights to brewing Hefe-Weizen on Bavaria for over 200 years. No wonder we are the leading experts on wheat beers!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12140) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2006
11.2oz/330ml bottle-pours a big 2+ finger foamy white head with cloudy yellow-gold color. Aroma is wheat, clove, banana. Taste is wheat, clove, banana.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2006
AKA Konig Ludwig. A nice wheat - an almost cakey aroma with a classic wheat taste - a trace of cinnamon. Pretty look with a fluffy head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Poured into Hacker-Pschorr weisse glass. Big fluffy white head and hazy unfiltered yellow. Has a big banana flavor with a spicey clove finish. I added a lemon wedge for the hell of it. This is a real tasty and refreshing hefeweiss. Not as prominent on the wheat as some Bavarian weisse. Comparable to Hacker-Pschorr.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2006
Mmm! Fruity and citrusy, major bananas. Hazy white-gold with a fizzy white head. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 5, 2006
The aroma has banana, clove, and spices. Color is a cloudy yellow with a decent white head. Initially the flavor is slighlty fruity and grows to a spicey dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Poured with some head, but nothing ridiculous. The aroma was strikingly strong, bananas, spices, citrus all coming through strong. In the flavor, bananas and spices were strongest, although this one could have been a bit richer. A very good beer, and an above average hefe, but not the best of the hefe group. Would drink again, no doubt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2006
a very good and enjoyable german wheat but seemed just a tad, and i mean a tad, not up to its potential of a full hefe...maybe because i had a weihenstapher(sp) yesterday...so...great head....yellow gold..good flavour, enjoyable and a great sessioner.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2006
Draught (Welcome Hotel, Bamberg): Loads of banana, actually quite sweet. Medium bodied, but flat and lifeless. Hazy gold in colour white a white head. Nice fruits and spice, but lacks the carbonation expected with a weizen.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2006
(33cl bottle) Small white head with cloudy golden body. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, lemon, clove, light bubblegum. Taste is medium sweet, tart, banana, some bubblegum, light clove. Bubblegun finish. Light body, some crisp, some acidity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1909) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 26, 2006
This is one good looking beer. Creamy head upon pouring, settling down to a persistent thin head; almost dense. Cloudy marmalade orange with layers of cloudiness, forcing a change in colour between pale orange and the deeper orange. Nose has good depth of spice and aromastic coriander, ‘feels’ heavy. Well balanced palate, a lighter lighter or elegant than the nose would suggest but regardless shows all the right notes – spice, cloves, slightly liquored. Needs a touch more power on the finish but not a deal breaker. A great educational beer for those not familar with the genre.


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