1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hopfenkönig - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

Not Rated.
HopfenkönigHopfenkönig

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 103
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-19-2003)
View: Beers (18) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
Photo of ThisWangsChung
ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.33/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a lighter straw color with fantastic clarity. The head is a one finger white color with okay retention. Basically, it's everything you'd expect a decent pilsner to look like.

S: I was really wary when I first popped open the weird pulltab and whiffed a MASSIVE amount of skunk, but in the glass it's calmed down well. Lots of zesty noble hops with no real malt aroma. Weak in general, but not bad.

T: There's almost a green pepper flavor that really catches me off guard - yeah, it definitely tastes like bell pepper. Not really a good thing. There's a bit of grass and sweet malts on the finish, but that off flavor really throws everything off guard.

M: Well carbonated and nicely light - there's no mouthfeel problems keeping it from going down easy, just the flavors.

O: This...doesn't work. The pepper character kills what could have been a good pilsner. At the very least, it would pair decently with Mexican food.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 21:49:12 | More by ThisWangsChung
More User Reviews:
Photo of MisledTitan
MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-14-2014 01:27:39 | More by MisledTitan
Photo of psm90
psm90

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -14%

06-29-2014 19:25:05 | More by psm90
Photo of CB2maltygoodness
CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-18-2014 23:23:29 | More by CB2maltygoodness
Photo of MDF
MDF

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-31-2014 00:48:26 | More by MDF
Photo of beerrat
beerrat

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

05-30-2014 18:55:29 | More by beerrat
Photo of sebaastionb
sebaastionb

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-11-2014 21:49:29 | More by sebaastionb
Photo of IPhantom
IPhantom

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.6%

05-02-2014 22:32:27 | More by IPhantom
Photo of atrocity
atrocity

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

04-29-2014 20:04:10 | More by atrocity
Photo of CorgiDad
CorgiDad

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-25-2014 10:51:18 | More by CorgiDad
Photo of Rhettroactive
Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

03-08-2014 17:56:29 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of foghornleghorn22
foghornleghorn22

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-28-2014 03:02:34 | More by foghornleghorn22
Photo of Sludgeman
Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-13-2014 02:00:54 | More by Sludgeman
Photo of Burleigh
Burleigh

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14%

12-18-2013 08:07:58 | More by Burleigh
Photo of BillRoth
BillRoth

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

12-07-2013 17:14:27 | More by BillRoth
Photo of BlackHaddock
BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On 28th Nov 13 I had a little Lager/Pilsner session: this 330ml green, rip-top bottle was my third one.

Pale golden in colour it showed bright, clean and clear: the snow white head even stayed and gave some lacing on my 'La Chouffe' tulip that I'd poured it into, very un-lager/pilsner like.

Both the nose and taste were leaning towards a sweet feel and grainy. The hop content gave it a crisp texture and added a bite to the brew.

I thought this was OK, a lot better than the two different Beck's offerings I'd had before anyway.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 07:32:17 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of SonOfKyuss
SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

11-17-2013 22:12:05 | More by SonOfKyuss
Photo of MNishCT77
MNishCT77

District of Columbia

3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, unknown bottling data and poured into my FFF glass, drank 11/16/13 over a half-hour.

A: 2/3 - straw yellow coloration, solid clarity (can read or see through), received with little head with very subtle glass lacing; moderate carbonation; no alcohol legs

S: 7/12 - classic German pilsner flavors...lemon zest, spice, lager yeast...there it is and not much else that I can detect

T: 14/20 - classic German pils flavors hit - mild noble hop aroma, lager yeast; settles into a moderate biscuity/bready character in the middle of the mouth and resolves quickly with little-to-no aftertatste, no alcohol detectable in the taste

M: 3/5 - light-bodied and high carbonation, little alcohol presence in the body

O: 6/10 - bleh, bland German pilsner; don't see the appeal

TOTAL = 32/50

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 06:18:29 | More by MNishCT77
Photo of dcmchew
dcmchew

Romania

3/5  rDev -14%

11-01-2013 20:06:02 | More by dcmchew
Photo of Noelito76
Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

10-06-2013 12:39:34 | More by Noelito76
Photo of ronin926
ronin926

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-05-2013 16:24:11 | More by ronin926
Photo of safaricook
safaricook

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-02-2013 19:16:04 | More by safaricook
Photo of drt72
drt72

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-28-2013 21:42:12 | More by drt72
Photo of heerboth
heerboth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-15-2013 03:11:46 | More by heerboth
Photo of wl0307
wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coming in a 500ml can, BB 11/2013, served moderately chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

Appearance: pours a very pale straw colour, coming with a very tight and thick white foamy head which lasts particularly well, sitting on top of lively flows of tiny bubbles.
Smell: lightly astringent plastic/dusty notes precede faint lemony acidity, sweet-floral hops and clean grainy malts. Very text-book like. A few good swirls give rise to a faintly apple-ish aroma in support of the lemony acidity.
Taste: clean on the palate, only mildly carbonated, the foretaste is neutral, followed by mild grainy malts and a mildly floral hint of hops, while the random touches of restrained acidity suit a well-lagered pilsner just well, leaving behind restrained but still noticeable bitterness and a sufficiently dry palate. Again, text-book like.
Mouthfeel & Overall: the mouthfeel remains refreshing without being really fizzy, the body is medium-minus for its 5.1%abv. alc. content, all in all this is a dull but decently crafted take on the beer style… if only it could be drier and more bitter…

Serving type: can

06-30-2013 16:34:37 | More by wl0307
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hopfenkönig from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
80 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.