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RATINGS: 1224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Rating for König Ludwig Weiss

Poured murky, thick and wheaty with a thin white head. Surprised by the amount of maltiness in the aroma as opposed to the requisite yeast and banana. Instead I found a bit of caramel and breadiness (raw and baked) with some alcohol that invaded the sinuses. Started sweet and full-flavored with a mild, sour fruit ending, rather like plums. Mouthfeel was creamy yet dry while the finish was slightly chalky and astringent. I’m really glad my wife likes a good weiss otherwise I may have missed out on this one.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Konig Ludwig Weiss: Pours a yellowish color with good head and some lacing. Aroma had hints of fruit but, as always my nose failed to pick out what it was. Taste was a bit weak but, wasn’t bad overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Konig Ludwig label. Nice cloudy yellow with a sudsy head. hefe aroma....far more pelasent than say.... Tucher. Soft, mellow taste. Bananas, hints of clove and some citrus. No parade of flavours really, but mellow and smooth...rather enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Bottle. Konig Ludwig Weiss. Typical weiss aroma with notes of banana with a mild splash of clove. Transparent golden color with a decent small white head. Start is nice and sweet with bananas and cloves. Middle is nice and milky. Finishes with a twinge of carbonation. A nice, run of the mill Hefe that was only $5.50 for a 6er. I’d buy this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is slightly more peppery than most hefes and a little less sweet. Body has some good clove and banana yeastiness well balanced with crystal malt and German hops. Very smooth drinking and refreshing, a decent hefeweizen.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2005
(Konig Ludwig Weiss) - Pours clear, golden with lasting head. Virtually no aroma. Creamy banana flavor lasts long, turning crisp. On the lighter side of a good weiss beer. Very clean aftertaste. Overall, very appealing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rverb361 (19) - USA - JUN 2, 2005
(Labeled as Konig Ludwig Weiss) Pours cloudy goldwen ornge with a white foamy head. The flavors of banana and clove came through strongly in this one. Overall a great Hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Bottle (labelled as Konig Ludwig Weiss). Pours hazy and golden-orange, like a good hefe should. Aroma of citrus, banana, horseblanket and some wheat. The sour-mustiness was unexpected but welcome. Tart citrus and wheat dominate the flavor across the tongue. There’s also some (good) sourness and some spices (clove mostly) lingering in the background. The spices pick up steam at the back of your throat as does a refreshing dryness that begs you to take another sip. As it warms, banana and sweet citrus start to present themselves. This is a great hefe (although I have to admit that I am a big hefe fan) and one that I’ll seek out again. Thanks go out to my father for finding this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Orange gold color, slightly hazy. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is banana and clove, sweet. A medium bodied Hefeweizen. Malts are fruity and sweet with lots of banana and clove flavors. Hops are slightly spicy. Light and refreshing. Smooth creamy taste. Good flavors. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11495) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2005
Fantastic aroma with grape and GOOD yeast, Creamy excellent lasting head, acitic in taste, but average finish. You can feel grapefruit both when you smell lokk and taste this good weissbeer.

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