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Hopfenkönig - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

HopfenkönigHopfenkönig

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BA SCORE
80
good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 95
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.47%


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)
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Reviews by cypressbob:
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into a pint glass

Pours with a yellowy body, lots of little bubbles. Patchy egg white head with fair retention. Lots of patchy lacing all up and down the glass

Smell, grainy malt, grassy hops, smooth lager yeast character. Little bit musty, skunky to some degree, some citric acid zest

Taste, crisp and crunchy malty body with a fair whack of grassy hops, crisp on the palette. Some lemon zestiness

Solid, but a little bit dull

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2007 11:44:44 | More by cypressbob
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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Burleigh

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14%

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

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

12-07-2013 17:14:27 | More by BillRoth
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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
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

11-17-2013 22:12:05 | More by SonOfKyuss
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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
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dcmchew

Romania

3/5  rDev -14%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-28-2013 21:42:12 | More by drt72
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-15-2013 03:11:46 | More by heerboth
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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
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FLima

Brazil

3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light golden color with a two finger head that has a short to medium retention but that leaves good laces.
Predominant strong aroma of Saaz hops.
Sweet biscuit malty taste, again with a good deal of Saaz hops, strong on grassy and floral notes. Dry and not as bitter as you would expect, its relatively massive hops are likely low on alpha acids.
Light body with a perfect carbonation.
I really like this pilsner. One of a few that I can easily identify on a blind test. Not boring as usual. I think this is usually underrated. Love the predominant Saaz that goes well with its malty base, while still keeping a high drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 20:06:40 | More by FLima
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Ciocanelu

Romania

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

05-24-2013 14:17:08 | More by Ciocanelu
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RaphaelSC

Brazil

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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Flavius

Romania

3/5  rDev -14%

04-16-2013 18:38:18 | More by Flavius
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djura

Serbia

3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got it in Romania.

A - Light orange,fizzy white foam,lasting couple of minutes. Medium carbonation.
S - High pleasant citrus notes with some sweet malt.
T/M - Medium bitterness,lemon aroma,crisp,drinkable. Maybe a bit watery.

O - Average Pils,drink it cold.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 20:27:54 | More by djura
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-03-2013 10:10:22 | More by grahamboudreaux
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-02-2013 13:31:54 | More by NightINgale
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FleeVT

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pop top 330ml bottle picked up from the International in Arlington.

Pours an extremely pale straw color with lots of effervescence. White thin cap on top. Looks right for the style.
Smells of faint noble hops with a hint of spice, which carry through to the palate. Hints of the yeast and grains in the form of bread. It has that classic euro pills taste but without the skunk. Mouth feel is thin, with a little extra from the carbonation. It is a refreshing finish and all around good example of the style.

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02-17-2013 22:25:38 | More by FleeVT
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Hopfenkönig from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
80 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.